Dear Dolphin Families,
This is always one of my favorite weeks of the school year because all week at DME we have celebrated National Grandparents Week. Did you know that in 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a law making Grandparents Day a day of celebration honoring grandparents; a presidential proclamation later came on September 6, 1979, to make this day official. In fact, it designated Sunday, September 9, 1979, (being the “first Sunday of September following Labor Day”) as National Grandparents Day.
Many people honor their grandparents through a range of activities, such as gift-giving, card-giving, and for children to invite their grandparents to school for a day where they participate in special lessons or assembly programs. Additionally, many school students take part in story-telling activities that relate to their grandparents. I always tell the students on the WAVE show about how my grandmothers taught me to cook!
This day is also an opportunity for people to appreciate and express their love to their grandparents through kind actions, such as making a phone call or inviting their grandparents for dinner. At DME, we have celebrated our grandparents and grand-relatives by having Grandparents' Lunch Days all week.
Our students and teachers have truly enjoyed these midday visits; it's truly an honor to see the grandparents with their students. I appreciate them taking time from their busy schedules to come and visit to share this precious time with our students!
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.
Ginger Catoe, Principal
2013 National School of Character Award - Washington, D.C.
Fantastic news: Doby's Mill Elementary School received an A on our School Report Card!
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Quote of the Month
“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?”
– Dennis and Wendy Mannering
October Faculty Birthdays:
12) Shawna Goerlich; 20) Tina Summers;
26) Betsy Long
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)