Category Archive: General News

Apr
03

The Gator Gallop Is Back!

The Gator Gallop is BACK! On May 14th we’ll be Racing, Running, or Walking to the finish line!  The Gator Gallop is open to everyone, and you can sign up today for any of the following distances: 5K (scenic route around DAA Park) – 8:00 a.m. 1 mile (kids 4-11; an out and back along …

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Mar
27

Picture Day Is Friday, April 1st

Spring Pictures Friday! Spring Pictures are on 4/1/2022! Skip the order form and click the link below to pre-order before picture day https://classicphotographyimaging.simplephoto.com/search/davidsonville22 Please Note: Pre-ordering will close at 6 am on picture day.

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Mar
20

The Spring Book Fair

Come out and shop the Spring Scholastic Book Fair this week! Hours are: Monday 3/21 11:15am-3:00 pm Tuesday 3/22 11:15am-3:00 pm and 4pm-6:30pm Wednesday 3/23 11:15 am-3:00 pm Thursday 3/24 11:15 am-3:00 pm Friday 3/25 11:15am-1:45 pm Park in the main lot and enter through the gym

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Jan
16

Joe Corbi Fundraiser ends 1/21/2022!

Joe Corbi pizza kits are the greatest way to brighten up any dinner. Fun for the whole family to make together! Orders are due by Friday, January 21st. Not registered yet? Click here to register by scrolling down to Participant Registration. Use our organization code: 9833

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Dec
12

The Holiday Shoppe is December 14th!

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Dec
01

Family Involvement Conference

We invite you to The Office of School and Family Partnerships’ Family Involvement Conference… Stress and the Brain: Developing Resilient Kids The Family Involvement Conference offers a variety of online breakout sessions linked to our theme of Developing Resilient Kids and supporting the emotional wellbeing of the children in your care. The Keynote Presentation and all …

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Nov
01

Get Your Gator Gear Today!

Click here to grab your gator gear. Orders will be shipped directly to the school. The store will be open until November 14th!

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Oct
24

This Week is Spirit Week!

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Oct
10

Boon Supply Fundraiser

Just a few days left to get your orders in! Click here to place your order or register a seller.

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Jul
20

Sign Up for the Gator Blast

Attention all DES families! You NEED to get the Gator Blast… A reminder for new and returning Gator Families to be sure to sign up for the PTO’s weekly Gator Blast e-mails. This is THE BEST way to stay in touch with everything happening at DES. They usually are published on Sundays, but often are …

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Apr
21

Happy Admin Professionals Day!

DES Office Crew- We appreciate you! In recognition of all that they do, the DES PTO would very much like to honor our DES Front Office staff on this day. We have dropped off some lovely flowers, gift cards, and sentiments to make sure you know you mean a lot to all of us. Thank …

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Apr
15

4th Marking Period starts now

The end of the year is approaching… Just a reminder that the last of the four marking periods for the 2020/2021 school year starts on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. So, not much time left to learn, laugh and enjoy school days. It’s been quite a ride so far. Let’s keep going strong for this final …

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Mar
21

School Picture Days are here

Smile!   It’s time for school pictures at last. So get ready to smile whether you’re a hybrid or virtual family because there are options for both. See the Gator Blast & Principal Harris’ newsletters via e-mail for all the details. Hybrid families will have to pick a date on a Sign-Up Genius. And don’t …

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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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