"Catch the Wave” has been our theme this school year. I am proud to report that students, staff, and our Doby's Mill Community have made tremendous strides towards meeting the goals we have set for this school year. As the year will soon be coming to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the “goals” that we have worked hard to meet. Successes include learning in all academic areas, math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. Activities, such as Writer’s Workshop, Guided Reading, Author Visits, Novel Groups, Science Fair, music programs, Patriot Day, and many more, have provided the backdrop for our success. Extra-curricular opportunities have supported and enhanced the curriculum with over 550 Kindergarten through fifth grade students participating in programs, such as BoosterThon, Student Council, Lego Robotics, Beau Tie Club, REEF Club, Divine Designers, WAVE Camera Crew, Safety Patrol, Doby's Dashers and You, Go Girls, DEEP classes, and BrainSparks. Clearly, the Doby's Mill Elementary parents and community continues to be one of our school’s greatest assets!
It is very apparent that our Dolphin parents have a strong connection to Doby's Mill and great involvement with their children’s education. Parental and community support and participation are indeed exceptional and greatly appreciated here at DME. As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, please know that we sincerely appreciate and are humbled by your continued support towards the education of our students.
In closing, the next few weeks will be exciting and filled with many activities in the classroom and at school. Our goal for this last month is to keep students on a routine that will maintain a positive learning environment in all classrooms. I just wanted to take the opportunity in our final school newsletter to thank you for a great school year! It is a pleasure working with all of you this year, and I truly appreciate your continued dedication and support.
In Dolphin Pride,
Ginger Catoe, Principal
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.
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)