Principal's Corner

Dear NDE Families,

We are still looking for two parent representatives on our School Site Council.  School Site Council (SSC) is an advisory team made up of staff and parents who provide input on and approval of our School Safety Plan and our Single Plan for Student Achievement, among other opportunities for input and steering of programs at North Davis.  We meet five to seven times a year at 3:30 in our school library.  This is a critical committee, and we need your help! 

We are extending the deadline for applications.  If this is something you might be interested in, please fill out the application by 3:00pm on Friday, September 28th by CLICKING HERE.  Your personal statement will be published in our 10/1 NDE Newsletter, and parents will have the chance to vote for two candidates.  The two candidates with the most votes will become School Site Council members.

Here is the full link in case you would like to copy and paste it:

Thank you for considering being a part of this important school leadership team.  Have a wonderful week, and thank you for sharing your children with us!

Sarah Roseen | Principal

North Davis Elementary School
Davis Joint Unified School District
555 E. 14th Street | Davis, CA 95616 | NDE Website | Facebook

Message from the PTA

Happy Monday and happy Dolphin Dash week!
Packet Pick-Up for the Dolphin Dash is this Friday after school, so be sure to come by the MPR to pick up your bib numbers, activity tickets, and your t-shirt*.  If you have not registered yet, there is still time!  Click here to register online (
The Dolphin Dash and Pancake Breakfast are this Sunday, September 30th.  The Pancake Breakfast starts at 8:30am in the MPR.  It is a delicious and free event put on by our 5th grade families.  Donations are welcome—all funds raised support the Walker Creek fund for this year's 5th grade class.
After you fuel up on pancakes, there will be so many fun things to do!  
Dolphin Dash Race Times
5K: 9am (Due to greenbelt construction, we will have the 5K running six laps around Community Park this year)
1 Mile: 9:15am (One big lap around Community Park)
¼ Mile: 10am (One lap around the swimming pool)
Bounce Houses
Photo Booth
Face Painting
Fun Activities with the Davis Youth Softball Association
Playground Fun
….and more!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  We still have volunteer shifts to fill for both the Dolphin Dash and Pancake Breakfast.  Please sign up to help out:
Click here to volunteer for the Dolphin Dash.
Click here to volunteer for the Pancake Breakfast.
Thank you all!  We look forward to seeing you this coming Sunday!

Wishing everyone a wonderful week,

*Dolphin Dash t-shirts will be delivered 3-4 weeks following the event for all registrations received after September 14.

Fitness Corner
Each week, for the next five weeks, I will describe a specific component of the Kids in Motion Fitness programming offered this school year. These include: Jump Rope Club, T/K and Kindergarten fitness, Primary fitness, Intermediate fitness (including fencing), and 6th grade cross-age mentoring (with 1st grade).
This week my focus is on Jump Rope Club.
In April, 2007 when the movie Jump In was released, our North Davis students went crazy for jump rope, especially Double Dutch! I decided to ride the wave and Jump Rope Club began on Wednesdays at lunch recess. Eleven years later, it is still going strong.

We continue to meet on Wednesdays at lunch recess. Students in 1st-6th grades can join me to learn jump rope skills. There is no sign up required to participate and students can stay for as little or as long as they like. During recess students work on individual rope skills, such as backward, criss-cross, and double unders, as well as partner jumping, such as rainbow and Chinese Wheel, and group jumping, such as Double Dutch. We have several new students each week, learning new to jumping skills!

It is just me this year and I NEED help/support to provide better instructional opportunities as well as for turning Double Dutch ropes. There is no experience needed!! I will teach you everything you need to know. Please consider whether you would enjoy this opportunity to support our students on Wednesdays 11:45-12:45.

Please contact me at or stop by if you are on campus and want to assist. THANKS!

Ms Mindy Music Update

Just a reminder from Mindy that any intermediate student can attend Pops Choir during these first 2-3 weeks even if he/she has not yet submitted an enrollment form. Enrollment forms are due by the time we start vocal testing in October, but we are open to anyone that is interested!

Don’t forget to listen to the songs and bring back your suggestions and favorites list in the next week or so.

We’ll meet this week on Tuesday at noon and Friday after school from 3:05-4:00.

Please email me at if you need to miss a Friday rehearsal.
Hope to see you there!  

Student Support Services Annual Parent Forum
October 3rd
6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Come and join us to view the film, Angst, on Wednesday, October 3 from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. in the Brunelle Theater at Davis Senior High School. Parents and students of all ages are welcome. The film reflects what we see in our young people. Anxiety is the precursor to so many mental health challenges. By opening a dialogue and normalizing (not trivializing) anxiety we can help each other and ourselves.
Following the film, we will hear from a panel of experts.
Don't Miss it!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  
Community, Friendship, Social Power and Bullying in Childhood and Adolescence.  Presented by Michael G. Thompson, New York Times bestselling author, renowned clinical psychologist and international speaker
FREE! 7-9pm at the Brunelle Theater at Davis High School

Find out more and get your tickets:
If you haven't already, please remember to fill out your Back to School Form. 
Click here!
Stay Connected!

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Dive In! Volunteer Form:
Back to School Form:
Register for the Dolphin Dash:

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