Gator Blast Archive, February 2020


DES PTO Gator Blast e-mail
Week of February 24-28, 2020

DES International Night is Tuesday.
C’est fantastique!

 Calendar:                                   

This Week:
Tuesday, February 25: Reptile World Assemblies held at DES
Tuesday, February 25: DES International Night, 6-7:30 pm, details below
Wednesday, February 26: Spelling Bee Club starts 8:15 am
Friday, February 28: PTO Meeting held at 8:45 am

A Look Ahead:
Tuesday, March 3: Hearing & Vision screenings
Friday, March 6: Science Fair Open House event, 6:00 pm
Friday, March 6: Candy Bar Bingo PTO event, 6-8 pm
Sunday, March 8: Daylight Savings Time begins
Monday, March 9: 2nd grade field trip
Tuesday, March 10: NO SCHOOL, parent-teacher conferences
Wednesday, March 11: Hearing & Vision re-screenings
Friday, March 13: Gator Gamble-Family Edition, dinner, 6-8 pm, details below
Friday, March 20: Willy Wonka Jr, the DES school play at 7 pm, details to come
Saturday & Sunday, March 20-21: Willy Wonka Jr. at 2 pm, details to come
Monday, March 23: 4th grade parent info. night, 6pm in cafeteria
Tuesday, March 24: Two-Hour Early Dismissal
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 6-7:
Two Hour Early Dismissal

 News:                                           

Friday, March 13, 2020
Gator Gamble – The Family Edition 
Just making sure you all saw the special Gator Blast on Friday about the mega-fun, very-important, family-size event coming up called, Gator Gamble – The Family Edition.

It’s the 7th annual Gamble, but, it’s never been done this way before! We asked, we listened, and we’re going to shake it all up and try something new. No class baskets to donate to. And the entire auction will be held ONLINE this time! So, shop in your pajamas and nobody’s going to know. Then, come on out to the first-ever, family-style Spaghetti Dinner event at DES on Friday, March 13th, 6-8 pm. No babysitters needed this year–bring the family with you, eat, laugh, play, and help support the many programs and events of the DES PTO! There will be a few special items raffled at the dinner that you just won’t find online, so don’t miss out. More details to come.

Buy your tickets today and register for the upcoming auction at the same time. Visit this link to get it all done. The prices are reasonable, the food will be delicious, and the setting will be charming. Tickets are on sale now. Thank you for your support.
See the 2020 Gator Gamble event flyer here

International Night 2020 is this Tuesday
The school is hosting the second year of this event designed to showcase the multicultural influences within Davidsonville Elementary School. Come explore the food, sights, and sounds of the many countries represented by our own DES families this Tuesday, February 25th from 6-7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to visit and explore. You can also enjoy a look at the special equipment in the DES gym these days. Bring the entire family for a chance to learn more about the world around us. 

Spring Cooking Program now open to all grades
Someone will teach your kids to cook?! Sign me up! Announcing the spring session of the Incredible Edibles Cooking Program at DES. Registration begins now for students of all ages. This 6-week session will begin on March 17th and run on specific Tuesdays. You can register online, or send in payment along with the form to school. Space is limited, so sign up today. For more details, see the attached flyer.
See the DES Spring 2020 Cooking program flyer here

Reminders:                                         

Engineering Spring Program is still registering for all grades, see info. here

Spelling Bee Club is open for grades 2-5 and starts this week; the flyer is here

Martial Arts is enrolling for the 2nd spring session that starts March 4, info. is here

Spring Running Club is still looking for a volunteer to co-chair, contact Jenn Keefer.

From the Health Room   

About those screenings next week…
Hearing & Vision screening will be Tuesday, 3/3/20. We will screen any student new to AA Co, all Kindergarten & 1st graders &/or referred by their teachers. Parents will receive a letter ONLY if their child does NOT pass the screening. *Please see attached flyer.  If you have concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the DES school nurse, Tracy Marcalus, BSN, RN at 410 798-0752 or by e-mail at: nurse4122@aacps.org.
See the Vision & Hearing Screenings info. page here

 Public Service Announcements:    

Board of Education finalizes budget request
If you have been following issues pertaining to annual school budgeting, you may already be aware that the Board of Education finished up their budget amendments last week and submitted the $1.37 Billion budget request for the fiscal year 2021 to the County Executive’s office. If you’d like to see the latest version of the budget, visit this link. Thanks to all of you who stay informed on the issues and take part in the process.


7th Annual
GATOR GAMBLE – The Family Edition 
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Registration & Ticket Sales
Are Now OPEN!

By popular demand, the DES PTO Gator Gamble event is back again this year, but with a twist! This year, we are trying something new… we are having a family-friendly dinner AND our entire auction will be online, which will extend the bidding to the families and friends of Davidsonville Elementary School, both near and far. The online auction will be open for only one week (March 4-11). So plan to bid early, and bid often!

After The Auction Closes…

Please join us for a family-style Italian dinner at Davidsonville Elementary School on Friday, March 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this lovely event! Pick up your online auction winnings, have a delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner, and enjoy performances from our DES student entertainers. Did we mention the Bake Sale for desserts? 

Some special student experiences you may have seen for auction in previous years and several awesome kid-friendly raffle prizes will ONLY be available at the dinner event, so you don’t want to miss out!

To register for the online auction and purchase tickets
for the Spaghetti Dinner, go to the event website:
***** CLICK HERE ***** 

All ticket sales will close on Wednesday, March 11 at 9:00 pm ET and tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door, so buy your tickets online today! It’s a great deal for a super fun dinner!

 The Gator Gamble is the single biggest fundraiser the PTO holds all year long. We host it so that we can reduce the total number of fundraisers and still do all of the amazing things we do at DES. We hope we can count on your support this year.

If you have questions, you can contact the Gator Gamble Committee at: DESPTOGatorGamble@gmail.com and check out the flyer attached to this e-mail for more details.
See the 2020 Gator Gamble event flyer here


DES PTO Gator Blast e-mail
Week of February 17-21, 2020

A lot of reminders this evening…

  Calendar:                              

This Week:
Wednesday, February 19: Gator Gamble tickets go on sale, watch for details
Thursday, February 20: STEM & Green Expo at CMS, 5:30-7:30, details below
Friday, February 21: Ident-A-Kid, info. was sent home to parents

A Look Ahead:
Tuesday, February 25: DES International Night, 6-7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 3: Hearing & Vision screenings
Friday, March 6: Science Fair Open House event, 6:00 pm
Friday, March 6: Candy Bar Bingo PTO event, 6-8 pm, details to come
Friday, March 13: Gator Gamble-Family Edition, auction & dinner, 6-8 pm
Friday, March 20: Willy Wonka Jr, the DES school play at 7 pm, details to come
Saturday & Sunday, March 20-21: Willy Wonka Jr. at 2 pm, details to come

 News:                                       

Have you signed up for the Gallop yet?
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! Visit the registration site to find out more about this fun, annual event. Register at this link. Registration open through April 23rd.

Yearbook ordering details
It’s the annual DES Yearbook for 2019/2020. Online ordering is open and it’s easy to do. Just follow the instructions on the flyer attached and your yearbooks will be delivered to the school in June. Total cost after fees is $23 with additional options available on the website. So, order your yearbook today before it is too late!
See the 2020 DES Yearbook info. page here

Join Spelling Bee Club today
The DES Spelling Bee Club is for children grades 2-5 who love to spell and/or want to improve their spelling abilities. The club meets before school to learn strategies to help them spell. Meet on Wednesday mornings, 8:15-9:15 am, beginning Feb. 26 until March 18th. Students will be encouraged to participate in the optional Spelling Bee (4/2/20)
See the 2020 Spelling Bee Club flyer here

Engineering begins March 12th for all ages
Engineering Club is still registering. K thru 3rd grade will build and program flying machines while older students (3rd-5th) will program a LEGO EV3 robot! 3rd graders – get to pick a session. Indicate this on your form. Classes run March 12-May 21. Contact Bunmi Emenanjo at b.emenanjo@gmail.com. Volunteers are still needed. All volunteers do need to have completed their background checks and fingerprinting. Please contact Bunmi if you are able to volunteer Thursdays 8:15-9:15am.
See the Spring 2020 Engineering 3-5 flyer here
See the Spring 2020 Engineering K-3 flyer here

Martial Arts session registration still open
If you missed the opportunity to participate in our February Martial Arts Club Gracie Bullyproofing session, we have added a second session on March 4, 5, 11 & 12. Classes will be after school for students of all ages and cost $40. Register online here, and send in your payment in an envelope marked “Martial Arts Program” or bring to the office. Contact Mike Schneider at 410-693-8967, chayaandmiri@gmail.com. For financial assistance contact, Mrs. Isett, at 410-222-1655, CISETT@AACPS.org.

Gator Gamble event seeking donations
This year’s Gator Gamble – The Family Edition will be on Friday, March 13th. The Gator Gamble is the PTO’s signature event and most items this year will be auctioned online. The committee is looking for all types of donations to make the event a success. Tickets to events, gift cards, items from local businesses? You can personally donate items, or get in touch with family and friends. We are also looking for kid-friendly items or unique experiences. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated, and all proceeds will directly benefit the kids at DES. Please contact lisa.gebbia@gmail.com with any suggestions.
Watch this week for all the details on the Gator Blast – Family Edition 2020!!

Have you done this yet?
5th grade photos requested for yearbook
Parents of 5th graders, you are reminded to submit special memories and photos for inclusion in this year’s yearbook. The book features a special section just for the families of 5th graders to share sentiments and includes baby photos, special pictures, and more. Check the flyer for all the details. So, collect your photographs, create your special wishes for the journey ahead, and e-mail it to: desgatorsyearbook@gmail.com.
See the 2020 DES Special Yearbook Pages for 5th graders info. page here

Help wanted for School Science Fair
Looking for parents to volunteer to help with the science fair. Help is needed from 8:30-9:30 am on Wed., March 4th, and 9:15-12:00 on Thurs. March 5th. If you can help out, contact gatorsciencefair@gmail.com.

In Recognition:
Hurray for the DES Dancers!
The DES Dance Team was recently selected to participate in a regional dance gala and performed on January 24th at Severna Park High School. DES teacher Mrs. Russo leads the dance team.

The PTO would like to offer congratulations to the whole talented team of dancers, and we are proud to recognize our dance crew!

 Public Service Announcements: 

Here’s a fun family event for all ages
STEM Expo at Central Middle School this Thursday
The Central Middle School STEM & Green Expo is on Thursday, February 20th (snow date 2/27) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. There will be many STEM activities for all and many local businesses that showcase how they use STEM skills in their workplace. This is a fun and free event for students and families.  Please come out and see the many STEM opportunities available and learn about recycling and natural systems. Current students and teachers will also be there to provide information about the STEM Program at Central Middle School.
See the 2020 CMS STEM Expo Flyer here


DES PTO Gator Blast e-mail
Week of February 10-14, 2020 

Early dismissal Wednesday,
Unity Day & Skate Zone Wednesday,
Valentine’s Parties Friday, and many new items in tonight’s Blast!

 Calendar:                              

This Week:
Monday, February 10: Report Cards distributed
Monday, February 10:
PTO Meeting, 7:30 pm in the Media Center
Tuesday, February 11: Science Fair Help Session held in Computer Lab, 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday, February 11: Yoga program begins after school, 4-4:45 pm
Wednesday, February 12: Unity Day for AACPS, wear orange and show support
Wednesday, February 12: 2 Hour Early Dismissal, professional development
Wednesday, February 12: Skate Zone fun night for DES, 4:30-6:30
Wednesday, February 12: Chess Program starts, 8:15 am
Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Class Parties, schedules below

A Look Ahead:
Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL, President’s Day
Friday, February 21: Ident-A-Kid, info. was sent home to parents
Tuesday, February 25: DES International Night, 6-7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 3: Hearing & Vision screenings
Friday, March 6: Science Fair Open House event
Friday, March 6: Candy Bar Bingo PTO event, 6-8 pm, details to come
Friday, March 13: Gator Gamble-Family Edition, auction & dinner night
Friday, March 20: Willy Wonka Jr, the DES school play at 7 pm, details to come
Saturday & Sunday, March 20-21: Willy Wonka Jr. at 2 pm, details to come

News:                                       

PTO Meeting Monday evening
The DES PTO Board will meet this Monday night, Feb. 10th at 7:30 pm in the Media Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions or issues and are unable to make it, you can always e-mail a PTO Board member (addresses at the bottom of this e-mail) and we will bring up the issue for you. Hope to see you there!

Savor the moments…
Yearbook ordering starts now!!!!
Don’t wait, get it done today! It’s the best way to keep track of memories, it’s the annual DES Yearbook for 2019/2020. Online ordering is now open and it’s easy to do. Just follow the instructions on the flyer attached and your yearbooks will be delivered to the school in June. Total cost after fees and such is $23 with additional options available on the website. So, order your yearbook today before it is too late!
See the 2020 Yearbook ordering flyer here

T-e-r-r-i-f-i-c!
Join Spelling Bee Club today
The DES Spelling Bee Club is for children grades 2-5 who love to spell and/or want to improve their spelling abilities. The club meets before school to spell as many words as they can and to learn strategies to help them spell. Time will be spent practicing spelling words & learning to spell in front of an audience (preparation for the bee). Meet on Wednesday mornings, 8:15-9:15 am, beginning Feb. 26 until March 18th. Students will be encouraged to participate in the Spelling Bee (April 2, 2020), however, this is optional and being a member does not mean your child must participate in the bee.
See the 2020 Spelling Bee Club flyer here

Happy Valentine’s Day
It’s the day of love, love, love
Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties are set for this Friday, Feb. 14th. Games and treats, and friendships oh so sweet! Each grade will hold their parties at the scheduled time listed below. Parents are welcome to attend, but no siblings please. Also note, plan on removing your car from the bus loop parking lot before buses show up. Your Room Parent should be in touch with plans and requests.
Party Schedule:
Kindergarten – 11:15-12:15 pm
1st grade – 1:45-2:30 pm
2nd grade – 2:30-3:15 pm
3rd grade – 2:00-2:45 pm
4th grade – 11:00-11:45 am
5th grade – 2:45-3:30 pm

Engineering returns with options for all ages
We are back this spring with exciting new programs for Engineering Club! The younger kids (K-3rd grade) will build and program flying machines while the older students (3rd-5th) will program a LEGO EV3 robot! This year we have included an option for 3rd graders – they get to pick which session they would like to participate in. Please indicate this on your registration form. Classes run March 12-May 21, so sign up ASAP. Contact Bunmi Emenanjo at b.emenanjo@gmail.com with any questions.

Also, we need parent volunteers in order for this club to function. All volunteers do need to have completed their background check and fingerprinting. Please contact b.emenanjo@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer Thursdays 8:15-9:15am. No engineering experience is necessary!
See the Spring 2020 Engineering K-3 flyer here
See the Spring 2020 Engineering 3-5 flyer here

Due to popular demand…
Additional Martial Arts Session added
If you missed the opportunity to participate in our February Martial Arts Club Gracie Bullyproofing session, we have great news. We have added a second session on March 4, 5, 11 & 12. Classes will still be immediately after school at DES for students of all ages and only cost $40. All profits are donated to the DES PTO. Register online here, and send in your payment in an envelope marked “Martial Arts Program” or bring to the office. Contact Mike Schneider at 410-693-8967, chayaandmiri@gmail.com. For financial assistance contact, Mrs. Isett, at 410-222-1655, CISETT@AACPS.org.

Gator Gamble event seeking donations
Have you heard? This year’s Gator Gamble – The Family Edition will be held on Friday, March 13th. The Gator Gamble is the PTO’s biggest source of income, exceeding all other fundraising events. It’s going to be a super fun night with dinner and entertainment for all ages and will be held at the school!

This year, we will be hosting an online auction the week leading up to the main event, and we need your help! Do you have concert tickets? Season tickets to sporting events? Restaurant gift cards? Do you own a local business, and would be interested in donating an item? You can personally donate items, or get in touch with family, friends, or local businesses to donate an item. We are also looking for kid-friendly items or unique experiences.

Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated, and all proceeds will directly benefit the kids at DES. Please contact lisa.gebbia@gmail.com with any suggestions.  

Save the date to share your talents
The annual DES Talent Show will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd with a dress rehearsal on Monday, June 1st. Both of these will be held at South River High School. We just wanted to get it on your calendars and let everyone start planning for the big show! More info. will be coming in March.  

Reminders:                                

Don’t forget Skate Zone party this Wednesday
Join your fellow Gators for a Skate Zone Party! On Wednesday, February 12th from 4:30-6:30pm we will be skating in our brightest neon! Admission is $5 and there are door prizes for anyone that comes dressed in neon! It’s an early dismissal day.
See the Skate Zone event flyer here

Help wanted for School Science Fair
Looking for parents to volunteer to help with the science fair. Parents with a science/engineering background are needed as judges; other parents are needed to help with the flow of the event.  Help is needed from 8:30-9:30 am on Wed., March 4th, and 9:15-12:00 on Thursday, March 5th. Please contact gatorsciencefair@gmail.com

Science Fair help sessions continue
Optional help sessions on Tuesday, Feb 11th in the computer lab. The focus is on analyzing and graphing data. Bring any data you have from running your experiment, and we’ll teach you how to turn it into graphs and more. Please RSVP to gatorsciencefair@gmail.com.

From the Health Room:              

Yes, cough drops require a form
Since no hard candy or cough drops are allowed in classrooms, if your student needs cough medicine including drops, we need a PRAM form (see attached) completed by both parent & practitioner. Cough medicine is recommended rather than cough drops to avoid having to remain in the health room for cough drop consumption. We want our students in the class to learn & not be exposed to more germs. If you ever have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the DES school nurse, Tracy Marcalus, BSN, RN at 410 798-0752 or by e-mail at: nurse4122@aacps.org.
See the AACPS PRAM form here

 Public Service Announcements: 

Softball & Baseball registration is open
Little League Baseball and Softball registrations are now underway at DAA and South Maryland Little League. Register as soon as possible for team organization.
Baseball age groups available for boys and girls: Tee Ball (4-5 yr. olds), Coach Pitch (5-6 yr. olds), Machine Pitch (7-8 yr. olds), Minors (9-10 yr. olds), Majors (11-12 yr. olds) and Juniors (13+).
Official Little League Softball registration for girls is open: Pony Division (8U) and Minors (10U). To register, visit this link and do it all online.


DES PTO Gator Blast
Mid-Week Mail, February 5, 2020

Still to Come This Week:
Friday, February 7: Optional Science Fair Help Session, 8:15 am
Friday, February 7: Entries due for the Golden Ticket essay contest

News:                           

Book-It calendars due this week
Students are reminded to send in their January Book-It reading calendars this week as part of the ongoing Book-It program. Calendars should be brought in to school during the first school week of each month through March. Students should now be working on filling in their February calendars each day as they read. Both month’s calendars are attached below and you can always find them online here.
See calendars here

Valentine’s Day Class Parties
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 in the day, please plan on removing your car from the bus loop parking lot before buses show up. Your Room Parent should be in touch with plans and requests.
Party Schedule:
Kindergarten – 11:15-12:15 pm
1st grade – 1:45-2:30 pm
2nd grade – 2:30-3:15 pm
3rd grade – 2:00-2:45 pm
4th grade – 11:00-11:45 am
5th grade – 2:45-3:30 pm

Chess Program at DES still signing up
The Silver Knights Chess Program at DES is now registering students in all grades for the upcoming 12-week session that begins on Feb. 12th and will be held before school on Wednesdays. The registration form is attached, and parents should send that form along with payment (to DES PTO) in an envelope marked Chess Program into school soon. If you want more details, there is contact information on the flyer.
See the DES Chess Program Winter 2020 flyer here
See the DES Chess Program Winter 2020 Registration form here

Show your support
An official thanks to our Family Fitness helpers
We wanted to make special mention of the businesses and community programs that came out to the recent Family Fitness Fun Night at DES. We had such a great response from so many groups that we wanted to share their names with everyone in appreciation of their contributions to our school and our students. A huge Gator Thanks goes to:
Robeks
Diamondback Rugby
Isagenix
Anne Arundel County Health Department 
AAMC Pathways
Under The Lights Flag Football
DAA
East Coast Martial  Arts
YogaVibez
Uforia
Smoothie King
Angie Mackey -Superstar Kids
Healthy Vibes Jazzercise
Deliciously Nutritious
And a special shout out to Saundra Doyle (for amazing healthy treats!), Julie Weber, Lisa Hatch, and Mrs. Madden.

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DES PTO Gator Blast e-mail
Week of February 3-7, 2020

Just a nice, normal winter week.

Calendar:           

This Week:
Friday, February 7: Optional Science Fair Help Session 8:15am, details below
Friday, February 7: Entries due for the Golden Ticket essay contest

A Look Ahead:
Monday, February 10: Report Cards distributed
Wednesday, February 12: Unity Day for AACPS, wear orange and show support
Wednesday, February 12: 2 Hour Early Dismissal, professional development
Wednesday, February 12: Skate Zone fun night for DES, 4:30-6:30, details below
Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Class Parties
Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL, President’s Day
Friday, February 21: Ident-A-Kid, info. will be sent home to parents
Tuesday, March 3: Hearing & Vision screenings
Friday, March 6: Science Fair Open House event
Friday, March 6: Candy Bar Bingo PTO event, 6-8 pm, details to come
Friday, March 13: Gator Gamble-Family Edition, auction & dinner night, info. to come

News:                              

Registration is now open
Chess Program at DES is for all ages – starts Feb. 12th
The Silver Knights Chess Program at DES is now registering students in all grades for the upcoming 12-week session that begins on Feb. 12th. The registration form is attached, and parents should send that form along with payment (to DES PTO) in an envelope marked Chess Program into school soon. If you want more details, there is contact information on the flyer.
See the DES Chess Program Winter 2020 flyer here
See the DES Chess Program Winter 2020 Registration form here

Skate Zone offers NEON fun for DES
Join your fellow Gators for a Skate Zone Party! On Wednesday, February 12th from 4:30-6:30pm we will be skating in our brightest neon! Admission is $5 and there are door prizes for anyone that comes dressed in their neon colors! See all the details on the flyer. It’s an early dismissal day that day, so come on out for a glowing fun time!
See the Skate Zone event flyer here

Help wanted for School Science Fair
Looking for parents to volunteer to help with the science fair. Parents with a science/engineering background are needed as judges; other parents are needed to help with the flow of the event.  Help is needed from 8:30-9:30 am on Wed., March 4th, and 9:15-12:00 on Thursday, March 5th. Please contact gatorsciencefair@gmail.com

Science Fair help sessions continue
Optional help sessions on Friday, Feb 7th at 8:15 am, and Tuesday, Feb 11th in the computer lab. The focus is on analyzing and graphing data. Bring any data you have from running your experiment, and we’ll teach you how to turn it into graphs and more.  If you have not run your experiment yet, we will give you sample data to practice with. Please RSVP to gatorsciencefair@gmail.com.

New dates for Yoga program, 3-5th graders
Whole Kids Yoga has pushed the program date for Winter Yoga forward by a week. So, there’s still time to sign up and get a chance to try Whole Kids Yoga. This program offers way more than yoga with multiple elements included in each session. If you want to know more, contact info. is on the flyer. New dates are Feb. 11-April 14, and cost is $99. Registration form and waiver must be turned in with payment (checks to DES PTO) marked Whole Kids Yoga.
See flyer attached

Golden Ticket Essay Contest ends this Friday
“Willy Wonka, Jr.” is the DES school play this year and play leaders want to share the excitement by offering a contest to give away tickets to the show. Each grade level has its own theme to write about in an essay, and Kindergartners will draw a picture. Contact Nora at: nkadkins@gmail.com. Bring all submissions to Ms. Isett by the end of the school day on Friday, February 7th.
See the Golden Ticket Essay Contest form here

From the Health Room 

When is home best?
Please keep your sick kiddo’s home to avoid the spreading of infections… See the attached graphic for guidelines!! If you ever have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the DES school nurse, Tracy Marcalus, BSN, RN at 410 798-0752 or  by e-mail at: nurse4122@aacps.org.
See the Guide to Sick Kids here

Public Service Announcements

#LiveLikeLibby
Fundraiser event February 10th at Killarney
The Lace ‘Em Up for Libby organization is hosting a local event to raise money for the ongoing work of that group. It will be a dinner at Killarney House on Monday, February 10th, from 5-9 pm. The group will be selling t-shirts as well, and also collecting pajamas for the Casey Cares Foundation. The fight continues! See the flyer for all the details.
See the Libby Dinner event flyer here

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PTO Executive Board 2019/2020:

President: Carrie Groff

VP Communications: Christina Feindt

VP Volunteer Coordinator: Jenn Keefer

VP Fundraising: Lisa Gebbia

Treasurer: Dorcas Goel

Asst. Treasurer: Jennifer Phillips

Secretary: Leeanne Whitwell

If you need to contact the PTO Board,
send an e-mail today
and we can get it to the right people.

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