Category Archive: General News

Mar
01

March 1st brings changes

We start again. Some will be returning to the school as hybrid students. Others will be continuing as virtual students. Either way, new schedules, some new teachers too. We wish everyone the very best as we all move forward together! Go Gators!

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Feb
19

Welcome back teachers & staff!

Welcome Back Teachers & Thank You for sticking in there! As we get ready to bring some life back to the school, many teachers and staff members have returned to the building. Please accept this small gesture from the DES PTO.

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Jan
15

Deadline for school option survey

Hybrid or Virtual? The AACPS deadline to submit a preference on the learning model in which you wish to enroll your child is 5 p.m. this Sunday, January 17th. Visit the survey at www.aacps.org/spring2021survey before  5 p.m. Sunday to indicate your preference. Families that do not register a preference will have their students enrolled in …

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Jan
13

Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser ends January 15th

Joe Corbi’s is delicious! You know you want to order some of this food! Make your orders online and have them shipped to the Feb. 3rd distribution event to avoid shipping charges. Check out all the yummy treats, desserts, pizzas & more! Help the DES PTO raise funds and help your family make some super …

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Dec
26

Dining for Davidsonville

Sunday, December 27th   /   10:30 a.m. to 9:00 pm Harvest Thyme in our own lovely Davidsonville is hosting an entire day of fundraising for the DES PTO. You can order by phone, or dine in (get reservations) – either way, a percentage of proceeds will benefit the school. It’s local, it’s delicious, and we are …

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Dec
23

Happy Holidays!

Season’s Greetings! The DES PTO wishes all of our school families a very warm & wonderful holiday break. We’ll see you back at school on January 4th (virtually). We hope you get to share some memories with friends & family, enjoy your traditions, and perhaps, make some new ones!

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Dec
03

We are ready for you winter!

Can snow and ice still affect a school day? While we are learning in our homes and may seem warm and snug, winter weather conditions may still interfere with some school operations. So if you are ever in doubt due to weather, be sure to visit www.aacps.org and check out the top of the front …

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Nov
24

Happy Thanksgiving!

The DES PTO would like to share a very special holiday wish with all of our DES families to enjoy your time off together. This unusual year makes us even more grateful for all of the things we do have and for those we love. Happy holidays everyone!

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Nov
21

Report Cards will be online

Just a reminder that AACPS has announced that all student report cards for the first term will be available on Parent Portal beginning Nov. 23rd. If you do not yet have access to Parent Portal, you should contact front office staff at DES at 410-222-1655. Note, there will not be any paper report cards for …

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Nov
09

Dining for D’ville!

Grab drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A Edgewater, 5-8 pm Wednesday, Nov. 11th Get dinner, raise funds – now that’s easy to do. Join us for the special Dining for Davidsonville. Just let them know you’re there for the DES Spirit Night. Thank you for your support!

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Oct
19

Spanish Program link fix

Oops… Not sure what happened, but if you’re looking for the link to register for the Spanish Language Program, here it is: 2020 Spanish Program at DES Sorry about the glitch.

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Oct
17

School program choice selection due Monday

The AACPS deadline to submit a preference on the learning model in which you wish to enroll your child is now at 5 p.m. this Monday, October 19th. Go to www.aacps.org/oct2020familyreopening before  5 p.m. on Monday, October 19, to indicate your preference. Families that do not register a preference will have their students enrolled in …

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Oct
12

Students enjoy two days off for conferences

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Oct
11

PTO General Member Meeting

Join us this Tuesday at 7:30 pm for a virtual PTO General Membership Meeting. We’ll be talking a bit about our plans for the year, clubs, programs, and activities. We ask for current PTO members to vote on the annual budget, so make sure you have joined for this school year. Please note that this …

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Oct
02

And we continue…

Lots of chatter about upcoming decisions and discussions at the AACPS level of things. The Board of Education has an upcoming meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 6:00 pm. You can always tune in live to these meetings or watch the recording later. They have also announced some planning talks for next Monday & Tuesday …

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Sep
18

We are ALL the PTO

Now is the time to JOIN THE PTO! It’s simple. It’s important. It’s appreciated. Click here, fill out the form, submit & head to Paypal.

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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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