Principal's Corner

Dear NDE Families,
We are looking forward to another wonderful week at North Davis! Teachers, students, staff, and volunteers have been quite busy learning and playing together!  I appreciate each and every member of our community for making our school such a FINtastic place to learn, play, and grow!
We have two key leadership roles available this year.  We are 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.  If this is something you might be interested in, please fill out the application by 3:00pm on Friday, September 21st by CLICKING HERE.  Your personal statement will be published in our 9/24 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

Good morning,  
Thank you for coming out for our first Together Tuesday at Jack’s Urban Eats last week!  It was great to see so many families gathered to eat together and support our school.  
This week, we are excited to welcome you all to our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 18.  We will begin at 6:30pm in the MPR.  Principal Sarah Roseen will be the presenter at this month’s meeting, so please join us to learn more about the PTA, contribute your ideas to our work for the coming year, and hear some school updates directly from our Principal.
In addition, I am pleased to announce that due to our successful Auction and fundraising efforts last year, the PTA will be able to provide FREE childcare for NDE students *must be 5 years or older* during the PTA meeting in room T-45 (the counseling center by the 6th grade classrooms).  If you are interested in signing up your child(ren) for childcare during the meeting, please complete this form and reserve your spot. 
Also, be sure to come by the first Community Cart of the year this Tuesday morning on the blacktop by the front office.  We will enjoy traditional kolatchy cookies from Poland and mango juice to celebrate mango as the national fruit of India all provided by two of our wonderful NDE families.

*Remember, you can still sign up for the Dolphin Dash on Sept. 30th! You can sign up online here  or print the form out here and turn it into the Front Office.  Dolphin Dash t-shirts will be delivered to you within a month following the event. Also if you would like to help out with this event as a volunteer, please check out the sign-up genius here. If you'd like to help with the Pancake Breakfast specifically, please click here

Thank you to our Dolphin Dash Ambassadors for making some class  visits to remind students to sign up for the Dolphin Dash!  - Walker Donald, little brother to Wylla Donald (1st grade), and Braden Hughes, little brother to Cameron Hughes (1st grade)

Please know you can email me any time with questions, suggestions, or ideas:
We hope you all have a great week ahead!


PTA将能够为NDE学生提供免费托儿服务*在T-45室(6年级教室的咨询中心)的PTA会议期间,必须为5岁或以上*。 如果您有兴趣在会议期间注册您的孩子以获得托儿服务,请填写此表并预订您的位置。

La PTA podrá proporcionar cuidado de niños GRATUITO para los estudiantes de NDE * debe ser de 5 años o más * durante la reunión de la PTA en la sala T-45 (el centro de orientación en las aulas de 6 ° grado). Si está interesado en inscribir a su (s) hijo (s) para el cuidado de niños durante la reunión, complete este formulario y reserve su lugar.

PTA는 T-45 학년의 PTA 회의 (6 학년 교실 카운슬링 센터)에서 5 세 이상이어야하는 * NDE 학생에게 무료 보육을 제공 할 수 있습니다. 회의 중 자녀 양육비에 관심이 있으시면이 양식을 작성하고 자리를 예약하십시오.
School Counseling Corner
Maria Cook - Mondays-Wednesdays (
Alicia Perry - Wednesdays-Fridays (  
Phone:  530-757-5475, ext. 158

1) Lunch Clubs begin the week of 9/24.  You may sign up your child (Gr. 1-6) for our first round of “Games Groups” by contacting us or turning in this form.  Important: Space is limited.  Deadline to RSVP: Fri 9/21.  Other groups with various themes/topics will be offered throughout the year.  If you would like to sign up after 9/21, talk to the school counselors.  

2) School-wide guidance lessons on conflict resolution/bullying prevention begin this week.  

3) Need help with something?  Please call or email the school counselors.  Students may “drop in” for help during lunch recess on Tuesdays & Fridays - or leave a note anytime in the black mailbox outside the T-45 door (by 6th gr. rooms).  

4) Save the date: The October 17th PTA meeting will feature a school counseling presentation on supporting student development and positive school culture.  
Fitness Corner
Kids in Motion Physical Fitness Program
This standards-based programming serves all students at North Davis Elementary from Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade. There are three separate programs for the various grade/developmental levels. These include the T/K and Kindergarten program, the Primary program (grades 1-3), and the Intermediate program (grades 4-6). During the fitness sessions students move through a variety of age/developmentally appropriate fitness activities in small groups.

T/K and Kindergarten programming occurs on Wednesdays during grade level rotations. These sessions are 30 minutes in length and work with one class at a time. We need parent volunteers to be able to run this programming.

The Primary program occurs on Fridays. First grade meets during their grade level rotations for 30-minute sessions (serving up to 25 students each session). Second and Third grade each come out as an entire grade level. Students are divided into groups to allow them access to the equipment and individualized instruction during the fitness activities. Groups rotate through up to six activities each week. Sessions are approximately 60 minutes in length for these larger groups. As part of the primary curriculum, students are exposed to the BOSU balance trainer, working with Mrs. Heeren on a variety of balance and cardio activities for three weeks in early spring. Parent volunteers are vital to the Primary programming. Please let your classroom teacher know if you are available to assist.

For the second year, 6th grade students are assisting with the 1st grade fitness sessions as part of our fitness mentoring program.

The Intermediate grades work on skill-based activities which include:  Overhand throwing (baseball/softball/football), Racquet sports (tennis/badminton), Fitness testing (mile run, flexibility, abdominal strength/endurance, upper body strength, lower back flexibility/upper back strength), Blacktop ball games (dodgeball, pogo, 4-square), Basketball, Frisbee, Volleyball, Kicking/Trapping (soccer), Track and Field. Each unit has its own set of lesson plans and equipment. Classroom teachers have access to three units each during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Teachers coordinate with their grade level as well as work within their own classrooms on the various fitness activities and lessons.
Fencing Instruction
At North Davis Elementary our fourth through sixth grade students participate in a 3-session fencing unit as part of our physical fitness programming. We are fortunate to have Simon Pitfield from the Davis Fencing Academy provide the instruction with support from classroom teachers and parent volunteers. Students learn the basics of fencing foot work during their first session (first position, “en garde”, advances, retreats, “extend” and lunges). During the second and third sessions, students suit up in vests, gloves and masks working with partners as they “lunge”, “parry”, and “riposte” with foils. We have been fortunate to offer this program since November 2007.
Jump Rope Club
Students can join Mrs. Heeren every Wednesday at lunch recess 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. We 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!

We NEED parent help to make these progrms happen! Please contact or stop by if you are on campus and want to assist.

Running Club
Primary students can join Mr. Yeaman (and parent volunteers) each Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35-3:05 (on fair weather days) for a fun after school running experience, beginning mid-September. This is a great opportunity for additional exercise, to meet new friends, as well as to learn to run for longer distances in a friendly and fun environment. Students work on building to an accumulative Marathon by the end of the school year. A parent permission form is required, so please check in with Mr. Yeaman or the office prior to having your student attend for more specifics ( 

Running club begins this Thursday!!
Active Transportation
National Walk and Bike to School Day!
The National Center for Safe Routes to School's National Walk and Bike to school day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018. This day is dedicated to using your body to get to school (no cars). Scanning Program
We currently have close to 300 students registered to scan. If you are not yet registered, come see us at the scanning station each morning 8:00-8:30 with any questions. Sign up forms are always available in the office. 
Who can participate?
Any student who walks or bikes to school can participate. Students can be dropped off at the Davis Arts Center or at the end of 14th St to participate.  This counts!  
How does it work?
Students must be registered to participate. Once registered, students receive a barcode scanner (like those used at gyms). Each day a student walks or bikes to school he/she goes to the scanning station at the lunch tables near the bike racks to have his/her barcode scanned. Once scanned in, you receive an email or text (if interested) letting you know your child’s barcode has been scanned (they have arrived safely to school).
How do I register my student?
Parents can register their students by going to
Once registered, print out the form, sign it and turn it in to receive a barcode scanner.
We registered/participated last year…what now?
If you still have your barcode card from last year, please reuse that and we can get your student registered into their current class. If you lost your card, we can issue a new one.
Where does my student go to scan?
We are set up at the lunch tables closest to the bike racks near 14th Street. This is where we are able to gain internet access for our computers.
Please do NOT contact the front office with any questions related to this program. This is a PTA program. For more information please e-mail Michelle Livingston at

Ms Mindy Music Update

REMINDER: Pops Choir for grades 4-6 begins this week! If you enjoy singing pop and rock music, come and check it out, even if you're not sure you'll be staying. We'll begin tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon, and also start our regular Friday rehearsals at week's end on Sept. 21 from 3:05-4:00. At the beginning of our Pops Choir season, we spend a few weeks finalizing songs, and then we'll move right to vocal testing for solos. Vocal testing will take place on Tuesdays at lunch during October. On Fridays, we'll begin to learn the songs I've already confirmed. 

PLEASE bring extra water for Friday rehearsals, and please be on time to pick up your children from those rehearsals!

Enrollment forms are finally in the office, but I'll also have some with me at every rehearsal.  Please remember to read and sign both sides before returning it to me.

Hope to see you there!  Contact Mindy at

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:
 DHS Cheer Clinic 2018 –Save the Date!
Saturday, September 22 , 9am to 12pm 
Harper Junior High School                
4000 E. Covell Blvd.                 
Kids ages 6-13 are invited to learn cheers, jumps, and dance by the Davis High School cheerleaders!
Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged!
The cost is $32 in advance, $37 at the event, and includes:
  • T-Shirt, Plus Snacks and beverages     
  • Free ticket to the September 28th Football Game
  • Chance to join the DHS Cheerleaders on the field to cheer and perform on Friday night, September 28th.
To learn more and to reserve a spot, go to or contact Lisa Cusi at 
If you haven't already, please remember to fill out your Back to School Form. 
Click here!
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