We have had so much fun kicking off the school year with a lot of great back-to-school events and community gatherings. Grade level socials, the Dolphin Dash, and supporting our students’ fall fundraisers at the Farmers Market are all wonderful examples of how we are in full swing as a school community. The NDE Dolphin spirit is strong and we plan to keep it going!
A new community gathering we are kicking off this year is the monthly Together Tuesday event, which is happening at NDE this Tuesday, October 9. The Taco Shop food truck and Kona Ice will be on campus from 5pm-7pm. We encourage all of you to come out to eat dinner and enjoy time with school friends and families. You are welcome to bring your own food from home or pick up something from the food trucks. Plan to bring the whole family and come join us for a fun evening outside at NDE!
Our next general PTA meeting is next Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30pm. Our School Counselors will be the highlighted presenters this month, and a few of the Davis School Board candidates plan to stop by to introduce themselves and answer your questions toward the end of the meeting. Also, don’t forget that we now provide FREE childcare for NDE students. Sign up here to reserve your spot!
I hope you have a great week and we look forward to seeing you for our Together Tuesday at NDE this week!
올해 우리가 시작하는 새로운 커뮤니티 모임은 월 10 월 9 일 화요일 NDE에서 열리는 Together Tuesday 행사입니다. Taco Shop 식품 트럭과 Kona Ice는 오후 5 시부 터 오후 7 시까 지 캠퍼스에 있습니다. 우리는 여러분 모두가 저녁을 먹고 학교 친구 및 가족과 함께 시간을 갖기 위해 나올 것을 권장합니다. 집에서 직접 음식을 가져 오거나 음식 트럭에서 무엇인가를 가져올 수 있습니다. 가족 모두를 데려오고 NDE 외부에서 즐거운 저녁 시간을 보내십시오!
Una nueva reunión comunitaria que estamos iniciando este año es el evento mensual Juntos de Juntos, que tendrá lugar en NDE este martes, 9 de octubre. El camión de comida Taco Shop y Kona Ice estarán en el campus de 5 pm a 7 pm. Animamos a todos a salir a cenar y disfrutar del tiempo con los amigos y las familias de la escuela. Le invitamos a traer su propia comida de casa o recoger algo de los camiones de comida. ¡Planea traer a toda la familia y únete a nosotros para una noche divertida al aire libre en NDE!
School Counseling Corner
Save the Date!
School counseling is presenting at the October PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30pm in the MPR.
Hope to see you there! FREE Childcare
Calling all 6th Grade Parents!
Thank you everyone for manning the carousel this past week! We still need some help for the last Davis Farmers Market carousel fund-raising day this Wednesday October 10th - 4:30pm to sunset (about 8:00pm)
Please respond as soon as you can! The length of each shift depends on the number of parent volunteers that sign-up. The more, the better (and shorter shifts)!
The Walker Creek scholarships help students every year to ensure that they don't miss out on the annual trip. Fundraising efforts by last year's 6th graders contributed to the current scholarship amounts we have, but we still need to cap off the scholarships for our students attending this year!
Please fill out the sign-up sheet (link below), even if you can only dedicate 1 hour to one of these dates! Your contribution will be sincerely appreciated by students and families in our NDE community.
The Kids in Motion Fitness programming offered this year 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 Primary Fitness.
The Primary (grades 1-3) Fitness programming occurs on Fridays. First grade sessions run throughout the morning as part of their Friday rotations.
These sessions are 30 minutes in length and work with the equivalent of one class at a time. Students are divided into three groups and rotate through three activity stations. This year, PTA has funded my time to assist with the first grade sessions, supervising 6th grade student leaders at one of the activity stations. Second and third grades each come out as an entire grade level. These sessions run 45-60 minutes in length. Students are divided into six groups and rotate through six activities.
The Primary Fitness program requires enough adult/parent volunteers to be able to run all activities each week (at least one adult per station). A big thanks to all the parent/adult volunteers that have already signed up to help!
The curriculum is organized into 10 three-week rotations, with each week building from the last and leading to the next. Over the course of the year, students are exposed to 30+ (1st grade) – 60+ (2nd and 3rd grades) different activities with two to three different variations for each activity. These activities include those that raise the heart rate (cardio-respiratory endurance), improve flexibility, muscle strength, and balance, as well as those that focus on coordination and tumbling skills, and finally those that focus on sports-related skills (eye-hand and eye-foot coordination).
Thus far, students have enjoyed the following activities and games:
Over, Under, and Through on the large play structure; individual jump rope skills; Up and Over (ready position/tossing/catching); underhand tossing/catching with bean bags; hula hooping; Everybody’s It Tag; Shipwreck (call and response activity); Hot Lava Monster (upper body strength building game); long rope jump rope skills; wall ball/hand ball skills; Crazy Cones; a variety of soccer skills; Switch (a game that teaches getting out graciously).
So sorry for the cancellation last Friday. The district scheduled to spray for bugs that day.
All POPS Choirs members should come to choir on Tuesday, and hand in their favorites list this week, along with enrollment forms (if you haven’t yet turned in yours).
Friday after school practice is required this week, if possible, because with last week’s cancellation, not attending this week would mean three weeks away from choir.
Keep listening and singing!
Don't Miss it!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
BEST FRIENDS, WORST ENEMIES: 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: https://www.davisparentuniversity.com
NOTICE from DJUSD:
Special Education Parent Engagement Night
Join us for an informative evening to learn more about your child’s social and emotional development, special education services in the school district, and post-secondary considerations for older students. Breakout sessions followed by an informal parent social/networking time.
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM Location: Davis Senior High, All Student Center, 315 West 14th Street, Davis
“Special Education 101: An Overview”
Presented by DJSUD Special Education staff
“Attending to Your Child’s Social & Emotional Development: Junior High to Graduation”
Presented by DJUSD Mental Health Clinicians
“Attending to Your Child’s Social & Emotional Development: Preschool through Elementary”
Presented by DJUSD Mental Health Clinicians
"Strategies for Post-Secondary Transition Assessment and Planning "
Presented by Steve Ruder, UC Davis MIND Institute, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.