Owl Observer: November 1, 2019
Important Dates to Remember
Nov 1 End of 1st marking period
Nov 5 PreK/ RECC field trip-Clark’s Elioak Farm
Nov 5 Picture re-take day
Nov 5 Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Arundel Mills 4:00-8:00pm
Nov 8 2nd Grade field trip to the Howard County Conservancy
Nov 9 Pancake Breakfast 9:00-11:00am
Nov 11 Report cards issued
Nov 11-20 Conference window open
Nov 13 Math Night Grades 2-5 5:30-7:00pm
Nov 15 PTA International Night 6:30-8:00pm
Nov 18 Parent Workshops 8:00am-3:00pm (See information below)
Nov 18-22 American Education Week
Nov 20 1st grade field trip to Robinson Nature Center
Nov 21 Kindergarten field trip to Elkridge Library
Nov 25 Joe Corbi Pizza Fundraiser- pick up between 1:00-7:00pm
Nov 25/26 School closes 12:20pm-No half day PreK/RECC-Parent/Teacher conferences
Nov 27 School closed full day- Parent/Teacher conferences
Nov 25-26 PTA Book Fair in the Media Center 1:00-7:00pm
Nov 28-29 School closed- Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 9-11 Grade 3 and Grade 5- CogAT Testing
MESSAGE FROM ADMINISTRATION
Mark your calendar for our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 9th, from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Turn in your Pancake Breakfast RSVP flier and come hungry!! We are still looking for volunteers at 9:45-10:15. If you are available to make pancakes, please let me know! We would like to have dads flip pancakes at this event. Contact Mrs. Tobin at danielle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Reach High School is hosting a Fall Clothing Giveaway this Saturday, November 2nd from 9:00am-11:00am. (The line starts at 7:00am.) This is an annual event open to the community with clothing for all ages.
The week of November 25th is designated for Parent Teacher Conferences. Parent Teacher Conferences are a terrific opportunity for staff and parents to partner together for each child’s success. Beginning Monday, November 11th at 4:00pm, you can log into HCPSS Connect to view and select from the time slots provided by the teacher for the conference.
A few reminders about arrival and dismissal are as follows: Any student arriving after 8:50am MUST be signed in by a parent or guardian in the front office. In addition to signing your student in, late arrivals for illness or an appointment require a note from the parent or doctor.
Please remember to send in a note if your child has a change in dismissal procedures. All changes need to be in the office by 2:45pm. After 2:45pm it is very difficult to ensure that the information will get to your student prior to dismissal.
Our November list for coming in and being a Watch DOG can be found here. Thank you to those who have already come in. We are looking forward to seeing even more of you at school! Thank you so much for your time! We hope to see you soon in the halls of Ducketts Lane!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Mrs. Balter and Mrs. Madden
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK ACTIVITIES
Please join us at DLES on Monday, November 18th between 8:00am-3:00pm for American Education Week activities. We will have parent workshops about social/emotional learning, math, reading, and Canvas. In addition, parents/guardians are invited to join your student(s) throughout the day to get a firsthand look at what a school day looks like for your student(s). A brochure with detailed information about this day will be coming home soon in Thursday folders. We hope to see you there!
International Night at Ducketts Lane ES!
You are cordially invited to come see, taste, and experience our world!
Join us for International Night at Ducketts Lane ES on November 15th at 6:30pm! We are looking for families to volunteer, join the fun, and share their culture with our community! Let’s all come together to celebrate our community’s diversity through art, food, traditional dress, displays, artifacts, flags, and stage performances from some of the many countries and cultures represented at DLES. If your family would like to represent your country of origin or culture, please RSVP for a table or performance slot.
To RSVP, contact the International Night Committee at DLESInternationalNight@gmail.com, OR return a participant form to school in your student’s folder, OR visit our SignUp Genius HERE by Friday, November 8th.
DLES PTA will be starting a lending closet for children's winter coats this fall! To stock our closet we are collecting donations of gently used children's coats size 4-18. The closet is open to everyone but will predominantly serve our school community.
The closet will be located in the lower stairwell area nearest the front doors (inside the doors marked 3rd/5th). Donations will be collected in a box in between the front doors. Monetary donations for the closet can be made to DLES PTA with "lending closet" on the memo line. We thank you for your support and hope this project is helpful to many of our families!
Mark your calendars Ducketts Lane Elementary! The Book Fair will be held on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th from 1:00-7:30pm! All purchases benefit our school.
PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY Nov. 5th
School Picture Retakes and Makeups are Tuesday, November 5, 2019. If your student was absent or new to DLES on our picture date in September, they will have their picture taken on Tuesday, November 5th.
If you ordered pictures and wish to have them retaken, please send the purchased pictures in with your student on Tuesday, November 5th and your student will have their picture retaken.
CANDY FOR THE COURAGEOUS
Donate your extra wrapped Halloween candy to our military troops worldwide!
Please bring any extra unopened Halloween candy to school in a ziplock bag between November 1-5, 2019. We will be giving the candy to the USO at BWI airport so that they can give it to our troops before they travel overseas. Feel free to also write letters/cards to the troops, which will be given to our Military.
MATH NIGHT Wednesday, Nov.13th 5:30-7:00pm
Students in Grades 2-5 and their parents are invited to the math workshop!
Free Dinner! Free Child Care!
Learn multi-digit addition and subtraction in Grades 2 & 3. Learn multi-digit multiplication and division in Grades 4 & 5. Please return the RSVP to your child’s teacher no later than Friday, Nov. 8th.
5th GRADE JOE CORBI’S FUNDRAISER
Pick Up: Monday, Nov. 25th during Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:00pm
Parents/Guardians need to come to DLES to pick up the orders. Items can’t be sent home on the bus with students because they are refrigerated. Thank you for your support!
COMMUNITY NEWS AND PROGRAMS
Please visit the Community News and Programs page at
http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/ for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.
Our very own 5th grade student, Sam Bredland is a semi-finalist in the WTOP Junior Reporter contest! Please help him by voting once per day from Nov. 2nd until Nov. 10th. The winner gets $1000 for Ducketts Lane and tons of other amazing prizes PLUS the chance to be featured on WTOP! Vote for Sam today! https://wtop.com/contests/2019-junior-reporter-voting/