Category Archive: General News

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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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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