Category Archive: General News

Sep
01

Welcome to the world of Virtual DES 2020!

Back to School art

Hello Gators! We are so excited to go back to school with all of you. While we may not all be back in the same building yet, we will all be working together to make the best year possible. Let’s learn & laugh. Let’s imagine, believe & achieve. We’ve got lots to do. Your DES …

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Apr
24

Time Out

Just a notice that this website will not be maintained as long as the school is on delay. All activities and planned events of the DES PTO have been suspended for the remainder of the school year. Apologies for all the unrest, but obviously, there’s nothing we can do. We’ll spread word of anything we …

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Apr
01

The latest Gator Gazette is here!

Just when you thought all was quiet at DES… Our junior journalists have finished assembling the most recent edition of the DES Gator Gazette. This student newspaper features the work of the newspaper club and we are proud to welcome their efforts to finish this up for everyone to enjoy. Click here for the Spring …

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Mar
29

School & Life on pause

So, you may have noticed the limbo we are all living within. The DES PTO Board is still looking after things and hoping to hold our first virtual meeting this week or next. We are monitoring all of our projects and concerns. If you have any questions, or remarks to share, please reach out to …

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Mar
12

Gator Gamble dinner canceled

We are so sad to announce… In the wake of uncertainty about the Corona Virus that is causing world troubles, AACPS has announced that all school events and any set to happen in school facilities will be canceled. At this time, we are uncertain of any future plans, so the DES PTO has elected to …

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Feb
24

The All-New Gator Gamble is here!!!!

7th Annual GATOR GAMBLE – The Family Edition   • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Registration & Ticket Sales Are Now OPEN! Online Auction – March 4-11 Spaghetti Dinner event – March 13, 6-8 pm at DES By popular demand, the DES …

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Feb
05

Valentine’s Day Parties

And the holidays continue… Valentine’s Day is coming next week and the annual Classroom Parties will let everyone have some fun! Each grade will hold their parties at the scheduled time listed below. Parents are welcome to attend, but we do request no siblings come along. Also note that if your student’s party ends later …

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Jan
31

Thanks for Family Fitness Fun

Just a huge shoutout to everyone who helped with making our first Family Fitness Fun Night happen! Many local businesses stepped up and hosted tables and offered information, practice sessions, samples, and discounts. We owe a big debt of gratitude to them. Thanks also to our parent helpers who helped to bring it all together. …

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Jan
18

Save the date & sign up for the Gallop

Gator Gallop 2020 Just a reminder, all families are reminded to sign up for this spring’s DES Gator Gallop on Saturday, May 9th at Davidsonville Park. The event includes the 5K, the 1 mile for kids, and the 100 yard Gallop for kids as well as pre-race warm-ups, post-race refreshments, a Mascot chase and more! …

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Jan
12

Donate your old sports gear…

Clear out the closets, get that stuff out of the garage. We are trying our hardest to organize a Sports Gear Swap! But, we need your help!! Bring in your used gear (pads, balls, sticks, and everything in between). Please, send it in this week so we can swap at the Family Fitness event on …

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Jan
08

PTO Meeting

Join us at a PTO Meeting Thursday, January 9th, 2020. 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center at DES

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Jan
04

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020 everyone! Back to school means back to work. The future is now…

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Dec
06

Holiday Shoppe is here

Monday, December 9th  –  6:00-8:00 pm The Annual PTO Holiday Shoppe at DES is ready to go jingling along! All kids are welcome to come and shop with the help of our super elves. Parents can mingle, shop the vendor tables, the bake sale, and look around while they wait. The whole family can get pizza …

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Nov
24

We are Thankful

The PTO Board at Davidsonville Elementary often says “Thanks.” Yet, it never feels like enough. We are thankful that you choose to work with us, to share with us, and trust us. We are grateful that we can all make these magical years more amazing for our children. We are appreciative that we work with …

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Nov
19

Book Fair at DES this week

The Book Fair is at DES all week long! Come and get your books and get reading… Pastries for Parents on Tues. & Thurs., late opening Tuesday until 6 pm, and visit before and after school each day. Send in some money with your students and they can also shop during their class Media Center …

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Nov
06

PTO Meeting Wednesday evening

Join your fellow PTO members at an open session meeting held on Wednesday, Nov. 6th from 7-8 pm in the Media Center at DES.  If you have ideas, comments, questions,  suggestions or just something to share, you should attend. Or let one of the Board officers know and they can share the item for you. …

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Oct
08

Schedule your conference

Reminder: Don’t forget to schedule your Parent-Teacher Conference for next week. You should have received communications from your student’s teacher. If you have not, or if you have questions, contact the DES staff and someone can help you.  

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Oct
04

Sign Up for some programs & clubs!

Try something new. Fall is the best time to sign up your student for something new, or something familiar. There are SO many programs and clubs offered at DES – there’s sure to be something for everyone. And if cost is a problem, reach out to the PTO Board or school counselor. There is some …

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Sep
27

No School Monday

Did you hear? A reminder to everyone that all AACPS schools and offices will be closed on Monday. We know that AACPS has texted you, called you, and e-mailed you about this… But, you never know who missed the many bulletins! Enjoy your Monday off!

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Sep
19

Outdoor Movie Fun for ALL!

This Friday night is Family Movie Night at Davidsonville Elementary School! On September 20th at 7:00 pm, come join the PTO family event… “Secret Life of Pets 2“ On the front field at DES, movie starts at 7:30 pm. There will be free popcorn and water. • • • • • • Bring your chairs, …

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