DuVall Elementary School

Week of April 15-19

Dear DuVall Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their time off last week and I hope those celebrating had a wonderful Eid.

Thank you to the parents that joined us for the eclipse. It was a great afternoon!

Many thanks to Mr. Tapp, Mrs. Press, Mrs. Smith, and our wonderful parents for their help with the Martian Marathon. Our kids did a fabulous job running and we are so proud of them! All runners should wear their Martian Marathon shirts and medals on Tuesday for a picture. Congratulations to Mrs. Pinon for coming in second place for her age group in the half marathon at the Martian Maraton!

A summer school letter will go home Monday with a calendar. If your child is attending summer school please keep the calendar and personally bring in the application. It is a district requirement that the applications be completed/reviewed in person. However, if you are unable to come in we can review your application over the phone. Until we meet or speak with you, your child’s application will not be considered submitted. Please read the cover letter carefully and follow the directions given.

Friday is our Father & Son Game Night. A flier was sent home last week. To donate and/or volunteer click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAE28A7F8C61-49034757-game

This week’s notes:

  • Kindergarten round-up is Monday at 6:00.
  • PTA meeting is Wednesday at 6:30 in the Media Center or on Zoom.
  • M-Step, students may wear pajamas or whatever school appropriate, comfortable clothes they choose. They may also bring a small pillow to sit on if this will make them more comfortable. The fifth graders asked for these accommodations so they have been approved for all students on their testing days. Testing dates are listed on the calendar below.
  • Please pay close attention to the schedule below. Below this week’s schedule are dates until the end of the year. Mark your calendars.
  • We will be doing the ABC countdown beginning in early May.
  • If you know of high school seniors that attended DuVall, we will be inviting them to lead ou fifth graders in the clap-out on June 7 that precedes their promotion ceremony. Please help spread the word.
  • Friday is the last day to purchase a yearbook. Go to: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/order/Lookupjob?jobnumber=14536124 The cost is $13.00.
  • Mrs. Manwell, our GSRP teacher, will be distributing applications on Friday, for the 2024-25 school year. This is a free program. To be eligible, children need to turn four years old by Dec. 1, 2024.  After April 19, applications can be picked up at Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn St., Dearborn. Appointments can also be made by calling the school office at 313-827-6150. Visit the Cotter School webpage to learn more.

Important notes repeated:

  • Edsel Ford’s Theater Department will present its spring musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! on April 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. each night.  Tickets are available online.  General admission is $12 and students and seniors 65 or older are $10 each. At least two DuVall alumni are in this show.
  • Family Kickball, May 11, 2024 @ 1:00pm at Summer Stephens Park (The baseball field) Cost: $ 5.00 per person, includes a halal hotdog, beverage, abag of chips and cookies. This event is for the families of Kindergarteners, 1st graders and 2nd graders. The DuVall PTA hosts 2 kickball events a year, 3rd -5th graders was at the beginning of the year. Look for the flier to come home later this week. To donate, please click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAE28A7F8C61-48846254-family
  • Third, fourth, and fifth arents that were unable to attend the meeting regarding M-Step can view the presentation at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VMLZb8FRRIl-5L_rCip_sZwf8xbPJeJaSC-aW0Co9e0/edit?usp=sharing Please contact me with questions.
  • Students can still purchase Ambassador coupon books by coming to the office. The cost is $7.00 or 2 for $10.00. Coupons include $1.00 off at the school store, free popcorn, extra recess, no homework, bring a stuffy to school, and more! Money raised goes toward our Ga-Ga Ball Pit.
  • Our Ice Cream Social will be here before you know it! We are requesting donations to help cut our costs and create more profits. Please click on this Sign-Up Genius link to donate items. If you have items that will not expire before May 31 we are happy to store them so you can drop them off anytime. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAE28A7F8C61-47224485-icecream
DateThis Week’s ScheduleLunch First ChoiceLunch Second ChoiceWatch D.O.G.S.
Monday8:00 Art Club, room 101
4:00 DuVall Depot, room 204
6:00 Kindergarten Round-Up
Chicken NuggetsTurkey & Cheese Wrap
Tuesday4th & 5th Grade ELA M-Step
No instrumental classes
8:00 Math Club
2:15 Fire Drill
2:25 Early Release
HamburgersSunbutter & Jelly
Wednesday3rd Grade ELA M-Step
8:00 Green Club
8:00 Music Club
10:00 Belle Isle Field Trip, K-1
Math Day
4:00 DuVall Depot
6:30 PTA Meeting, Media Center or on Zoom
HotdogsStrawberry Parfait
Thursday4th & 5th Grade ELA M-Step
8:00 Chess Club
11:00 GSRP Bryant Library
School Store, during lunch
PizzaTuna Sliders
FridayPopcorn Day
7:45 Running Club
9:00-11:00 GSRP Applications handed out
4:00 DuVall Depot
4:15 Talent Show Rehearsal
First Grade Healthy Living
Mac & CheeseCrispy Chicken Wrap

Upcoming Dates: 

April 25: Book Bingo

April 26: Talent Show

April 30: Parent Education Meeting, How to help my child at home

May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11: Grades K-2 Family Kickball

May 15: PTA Meeting 6:30, Media Center and Zoom

May 22: Clean-up Parade

May 23: Field Day

May 27: No School – Memorial Day

May 31: Ice Cream Social

June 1: Native Plant Sale 

June 3: Park & Pool 

June 7: 5th Grade Promotion, 10:00 (9:45 Clap-out) Last day of school

June 7: Last day of school for students 1/2 day a.m., dismissal 12:05; Teacher duty day p.m.