DuVall Elementary School

Week of November 27-December 1

Dear DuVall Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend with your family and friends.

Thank you for not parking on Francis in the drop-off lane. At least before 9:00 the traffic there seemed better. However, there is now parking on Beech on the same side of school. It is illegal to park here. If anyone is ticketed there is nothing I can do. Our bus had trouble picking up students last week because so many cars were parked here, one car even facing the wrong way. PLEASE, do not make your convenience the priority. For the safety of all of our children we must follow the traffic rules. Remember, you may think it’s only you breaking the rules but others see one person doing something they shouldn’t and they feel it gives them permission to break the same rule. Soon, we have many cars breaking the traffic rules. When crossing please walk to the corner and have our crossing guard Mr. Wilson, cross you safely. Crossing between and in front of cars is not safe. Thank you for following the rules and keeping our student safety your priority.

This week’s notes:

  • Our PTA is hosting a Lock-in on Friday, 6:00-8:00. The cost is $10. per child or $20. per family. This gives families a couple of hours to shop, go to dinner, or just enjoy some quiet time. This event is only open to DuVall students, K-5. Permission Slip linked here. If you are able to volunteer or donate please click here for the Sign-Up Genius. Students many not attend without a permission slip. Entry is through doors 5 and 8.
  • Our Holiday Shop is Wednesday, Thursday this week. There is a make-up day Friday morning. If you are able to volunteer please click here for the Sign-Up Genius.
  • Our December Fun calendar begins next week. If you want a sneak preview click here.
  • Penguin Players is canceled this week.
  • On Tuesday is a Zoom meeting for all those interested in helping to plan our Ice Cream Social. This event is scheduled for May 31, 2024 and is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We needs LOTS of help! Please do your best to attend the Zoom meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 28) at 5:30. Click here for the Zoom link: https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/83555366196?pwd=UzhXNnFFMlZvMk11YXNoanFUQVBrZz09
DateThis Week’s ScheduleLunchFirst ChoiceLunchSecond ChoiceWatch D.O.G.S.
Monday7:45 Art Club, Room 101Egg & Cheese Bagel Sandwich     Mandarin orange ParfaitNone Scheduled
Tuesday8:00 Math Club, Room 202
2:25 Early Release
Cheese QuesadillaSunbutter & Jelly
WednesdayHoliday Shop
8:00 Music Club, Room 111
Fish PattyVeggie Wrap
ThursdayHoliday Shop
8:00 Chess Club, Room 202
Cheese PizzaTurkey & Cheese Sliders
FridayHoliday Shop – make-up day
Popcorn Day
7:45 Running Club
Spelling Bees, grade 3, 4, 5
Lock-in 6:00-8:00
Soft Beef TacosSouthwest Veggie Wrap

Upcoming Dates:

All Tuesdays are Early Dismissal, 2:25

December 4-8: Book Fair

December 5: Picture Make-up Day

December 7: Sip & Shop (Storytime, hot chocolate, book fair)

December 13: PTA Meeting 6:30, Media Center and Zoom

December 22:  Schools close at end of day for Winter Break

December 25 – January 7: No school – Winter Break

January 8, 2024: Schools reopens, 12:05 dismissal, All teachers – afternoon duty day

January 10: PTA Meeting 6:30, Media Center and Zoom

January 15: No school – Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17: Pancake Dinner 6:00-7:30

January 30: Book Bingo

Have a great week,

Mary Timpf