DuVall Elementary School

Week of March 20-24

Dear DuVall Families,

One more week of lining up inside and dismissing from doors 4 & 5 on Francis in needed to complete the construction. Some of the work got held up so they will complete it this week. Please look for an email mid-week in case we can go back to our usual procedures. Please remember to drop-off and pick-up on Francis. This should be happening everyday anyway, unless you park and walk. Do not park in the drop-off/pick-up lane. Pull up as far as you can and continue to pull up as cars in front of you leave. Students not picked up by the time the teacher reenters the building will be taken to the office. Thank you for your patience.

I know that many of our students are wearing smart watches. Technically, these watches can do many of the same things that a phone can do and should be left in your child’s backpacks and not worn in class. However, as long as your child isn’t mistreating the wearing of the watch we will not say anything for the remainder of this year. Next year we will revisit this issue. With this said, no smart watch will be allowed in the room while your child is taking the M-Step (Grades 3-5). This is a MDE rule and cannot be challenged. I will be sharing the M-Step schedule at the M-Step Parent Meeting on April 12 at 9:05 in the Media Center. At this time I am not scheduling a Zoom meeting because the attendance has been extremely low. If you prefer an evening Zoom meeting please let me know. If I receive at least three requests I will hold an evening Zoom.

This week’s notes:

  • The district is forming a STEAM Committee. They are looking for parents at all levels, elementary, middle, and high school, to provide input on the 5-year plus plan. The meeting will be on Tuesday, April 18 at 4:15 on Zoom. If you are interested please let me know and I will submit your name so the Zoom link can be sent to you.
  • PLEASE, if you have a kindergartener or first grader, put an extra set of clothes in their backpack. We have had a lot of wet and muddy kids coming in from recess and needing a change.
  • DuVall parents interested in paid preschool next year or Kids Club (before and/or after school childcare) are invited to an open house to learn more about the programs on Friday, March 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. See the flyer for more details or visit the online registration site.
  • Register for the Martian Marathon: LINK: https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2023-martian-invasion-of-races Select “I am here to register as a group participant” TEAM NAME: DuVall – Blue Wave 12:00 TEAM PASSWORD:  Penguins23
  • Current 3rd and 4th graders going to camp next year: Permission slip and deposit are due by Friday, March 24.
  • Book Bingo flier
  • We will be hosting an Iftar dinner on April 14th. This is a community building event and not a fundraiser. The cost will be kept as low as possible. We will be asking for donations for desserts, paper products, and beverages. This event will be limited to the first 90 people. Look for a letter later this week.
  • Please review the schedule each week that is listed below.
  • A letter was sent home asking to contact the office if you were not receiving these emails. No one contacted us. If you have friends or neighbors not reading them please encourage them to do so.

Have a great week!

Mary Timpf

DayActivities1st Choice2nd ChoiceWatch DOGS
MondayWear your favorite animal print or shirt with an animal on itBosco SticksBlueberry Parfait
TuesdayWear animal ears or a hat
8:00 3rd Grade Math Club, Room 202
1:35 Junior Special Agent Program, room 201 (5th grade)
6:00 Book Bingo
HotdogsTuna Sandwich
WednesdayRamadan predicted to begin
Wear your favorite sports team that has an animal mascot
Wayne County Hearing Screening, Kindergarten & 1st grades
8:15 Vivace Singers, room 111
9:10 Parent Book Club, cafeteria
4:00 5th Grade DuVall Depot
4:00 Butterfly & Garden Club
4:00 Chess match at Geer Park (leave DuVall at 3:40)
6:00 Parent Book Club, Zoom
HamburgerVeggie WrapMike Zitkovic
ThursdayDress Up as your favorite storybook character
Wayne County Hearing Screening, Kindergarten & 1st grades
School Store
Care to the Core
Cheese PizzaCrispy Chicken Wrap
FridayPJs day
Camp permission slip & deposit due
2:00 Disaster Drill
4:00 Doodle Club (last meeting)
End of marking period
Fish SticksSunbutter & Jelly

Upcoming Dates:

March 27- 31, No school – Spring Break 

April 3-6, Book Fair

April 7, No school – Good Friday

April 12, M-Step Parent Meeting, 9:10 

April 14: DuVall Ifta Dinner

April 12, PTA Meeting 7:00, Media Center and Zoom

April 20-21, No School – Eid Holiday

April 25: Dads & Donuts 

April 26, Late Start, start time 10:00