Dear Dolphin Parents,
Ginger Catoe, Principal
The beginning of the holiday season has started. The older I get, I am amazed at how quickly it comes and how quickly it seems to pass. Over the past 12 years, it has become a tradition for Doby's Mill Dolphins to embark on service opportunities to help others during the holidays. Our students have already begun their work this year!
Over the past month, our students rallied to collect canned foods for our annual Clemson-Carolina canned food drive. We donated these items to a local food bank where families in our local community will be able to receive assistance over the holiday break.
Our students continue to collect funds for our annual Relay for Life campaign. To date, we have raised $1517.42. Be on the lookout for the feet display in the Breaker's Cafe! I am so very proud of our students! Cancer has, unfortunately, affected all of our lives. Hopefully, with these funds, we are closer to finding a cure.
The Choraliers and SCUBA Club will be caroling and delivering decorated Christmas wreaths later this month. This event is always one of my favorite service projects. We will be displaying our wreaths and the writings this week. Be sure to stop by the Rotunda to see how creative our students are! I know their songs and the wreaths will bring joy to the residents of Morningside in Camden!
Please join us as we lift the spirit of someone in need, and help us to teach our students to have compassion and philanthropy. From all of us here at Doby's Mill Elementary School, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
In Dolphin Pride,
All campus visitors will need a state issued ID (ie. license) to scan upon arriving to campus before entering the building. This ID will be scanned and a visitor's sticker will be printed using the information on the ID. If anyone has questions, concerns, or feedback, please let me know. As always, safety is our number one priority! Please be patient as we implement this new system of signing in visitors.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Angela McCall, fifth grade teacher,
for being selected DME's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!
Reading Teacher of the Year
Mary Anne Catoe
Congratulations to Mrs. Mary Anne Catoe, 1st grade teacher,
for being selected as this year’s Reading Teacher of the Year!
2013 National School of Character Award - Washington, D.C.
Fantastic news: Doby's Mill Elementary School received an A on our School Report Card!
Checkout this short podcast for important information concerning changes related to Common Core.
Quote of the Month
“Be a student as long as you still have
something to learn, and this will mean all your life."
~ Henry L. Doherty
December Faculty Birthdays:
13) Cathy Ray; 16) Carla Lowder; 23) Janice Poston;
26) Iola Nelson; 29 Cathy Peake
Dobys Mill Checklist for Success
- Ask if nightly homework is completed (math, spelling, reading Monday through Thursday)
- Sign nightly homework.
- Quiz spelling words (or math facts).
- Check the agenda book for comments or extra assignments.
- Sign the agenda book.
- See all returned material in the Thursday folder. If there is no work in the folder, send a note to the teacher to find out if anything was returned.
- Sign and return the folder.
- Read the class newsletter.
- Sign and return the ticket stating that the newsletter was read.
- Read the school newsletter for important facts, when interim and report cards are being sent home, or other valuable news.
- Read to or with your child nightly.
(Provided for parents and students by the Faculty/Staff of DME)