DuVall Elementary School

Week of October 16-20

Dear DuVall Families,

We have a new cafeteria manager, Joyce Dunlap. Mrs. Dunlap is a DuVall parent, has been a long-time noon hour supervisor and is now a full-time staff member at DuVall. We are excited to have Mrs. Joyce in her new position. Congratulations! This means we now have two noon hour supervisor positions open. Many people have expressed interest in this position. If you are interested you must apply first as a noon hour substitute at:


After you apply, you must go to Human Resources, 18700 Audette and pick up a packet to complete. You will also need a TB test and a physical. Please let me know if you complete the application process.

We have a few kids that need to complete their immunizations/waivers by 10/25.  Letters were sent out last week to the parents of these students. DuVall is at 86% compliant with immunizations. Fordson High School is hosting an Immunization clinic on Friday, October 20th 9am-12pm.  If families go on this date, no appointment is needed. They can just walk in. I have no control over these guidelines. If you have questions please contact Nurse Kandes at kandesa@dearbornschools.org

Last year, our 5th graders gifted us a beautiful, large outside lending library. It is currently outside of door 5 on Francis. Anytime you are at school or out walking stop by and look for a new book or put a book you have already read in the library for others to enjoy. Appropriate adult books are welcome also.

This Week’s Notes:

  • Music Club meets every Wednesday morning at 8:00, grades 3-5. There are still spots available. Email Ms. Rafferty if your child is interested, rafferb@dearbornschools.org
  • If your child participates in extra-curricular activities before or after school, you must provide transportation. Buses are not available.
  • If you missed the broadcast of Care to the Core, you can the entire broadcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geaX7AmNelg DuVall can be viewed beginning at 31:35.
  • Halloween, October 31st – Lunch changes & Trunk or Treat schedule
    • K: 11:30-12:11:50 recess, 11:50-12:10 cafeteria
    • 1-2: 11:30-11:50 cafeteria, 11:50-12:10 recess
    • ⅔-3: 12:20-12:40 cafeteria, 12:40-1:00 recess
    • 4-5: 12:20-12:40 recess, 12:40-1:00 cafeteria
    • 1:00 kindergarten begins the parade, followed by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Preschool will skip the parade and come out for Trunk or Treat only after 5th grade.
    • Leave for the parade out of the front door, walk down Francis, and around the block. Enter the playground on Beech. Class picture in front of the brick wall under the 2nd floor windows, go to Trunk or Treat and come back into the building.
  • Our Halloween Dance is Friday. Please sign-up to donate and/or volunteer by clicking here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4AACAF23A3FB6-44683910-halloween
  • Trunk or Treat, October 31, please click here to donate, volunteer, and/or sign-up your car: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4AACAF23A3FB6-44695065-trunk
  • Our Girl Scouts are collecting items for the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit. Click to view the flier and items needed. There are also fliers posted at all of our doors.
DateWeek’s ScheduleLunch First ChoiceLunch Second ChoiceWatch D.O.G.S.
Monday7:45 Art Club, Room 101Chicken NuggetsTurkey & Cheese Wrap
Tuesday2:25 Early ReleaseBosco SticksSunbutter & JellyRema Khaled
Bob Ryan
Wednesday8:00 Music Club, room 111Hot DogCat in the Hat Strawberry ParfaitGrace Ryan
ThursdayField Trip to Plymouth Orchards, 2nd/3rd Grades
9:30-10:30 GSRP Parent Meeting, students & parents
Pepperoni PizzaTuna Sandwich
FridayPopcorn Day
7:45 Running Club
Halloween Dance, 6:00-8:00
Mac & CheeseCrispy Chicken Wrap

Upcoming Dates:

October 27: 12:05 dismissal, All teachers – afternoon duty day

Oct. 27 – 28 – Smith PTA Haunted Car Wash, 7 – 10 p.m. both nights,  Westborn Car Wash

October 31: Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat 

November 3: Book Bingo

November 7: No school for students – All teachers – professional development day, PTA Bake Sale which benefits 5th grade students and their water park trip

November 8: PTA Meeting 6:30, Media Center and Zoom

November 14: Parent Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30

November 15: Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:00

November 22: No school – Conference release day

November 23-24: No school – Thanksgiving

Have a great week,

Mary Timpf