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Dutch Fork Elementary School • 7900 Broad River Road • Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 476-3900 • FAX (803

) 476-3920 Title I School September 12, 2013

The Cub Reporter
Principal’s Post . . . Second Cup of Coffee

Sept 12 • PTO Yearbook Mtg. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Sept 13 • Elementary School Night at DFHS football game 7:30 p.m. Tailgate at 6:00 p.m. Sept 14 • District Chorus Auditions 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. DFES Cafeteria Sept 18 • Early Release Day 11:40 a.m. Sept 20 • PBIS Fox Fun Friday Sept 23 • Mammogram Van from Lexington Medical Center Sept 24 • Literacy Night 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sept 27 • 1st grade Field Trip to Palmetto Children’s Hospital

In our constant pursuit of continuous improvement we are happy to announce a new initiative for this year called “Second Cup of Coffee”. This is designed as an opportunity for parents to come in, have a cup of coffee, and ask any questions about the programs, services, and offerings at our school or to make recommendations. Second Cup of Coffee will be held the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in our school’s media center. This will begin Wednesday, October 2. Your input and feedback is critical to the success of our school. Look forward to seeing many of you then! Julius Scott Principal

Counselor’s Corner . . .
District 5 in partnership with community churches will be providing weekend snack bags to identified students at various schools in the district. They are requesting donations from participating schools. If you would like to help out, please send any items from the list below to the guidance office between September 16-27. Any questions may be directed to Sara Beckman, school counselor.

Oct 2 • Second Cup of Coffee 7:30-8:30 am Oct 9 • Walk to School Day 7:15 a.m. meet at Bi-Lo • Fall Picture Day-Wear your smile!! ☺ Oct 14-18 • Nat’l. School Cafeteria Week Oct 16 • Health Screening for Students – Vision & Hearing Oct 24 • Early Release Day 11:40 a.m.

All items should be packaged as single servings or be able to be removed from the box as an individual serving if purchased in bulk packaging.
Granola bars Rice Krispie Treats Individual mini-boxes of dry cereal Juice Boxes Individual serving sized fruit cups or applesauce Packaged Crackers (ex: Lance brand) Slim Jims Lunch cup size of Mac & Cheese Ramen Noodles Instant Grits -individual packets, can be purchased with several pkg. in a box Instant Oatmeal -individual packets, can be purchased with several pkg. in a box Small cans of Vienna Sausage or Beanee Weenies 15 oz. cans of Pasta

Mammogram Van
The Mammogram Van from Lexington Medical Center will be at DFES on September 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. If you need your yearly mammogram this is an easy and convenient way to have it done. This service is open to the community so please call Linda Miller, our school nurse, at 4763906 to set up an appointment. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Nurse’s Notes . . .
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING MEDICATIONS Please remember that a responsible adult should deliver ANY medicine to the Health Room along with the permission slip. Children cannot transport medications. The medicine must be in the original container with the pharmacy label or in the case of over-the-counter medications, the manufacturer’s label on it. A written permission slip is required for all medications, including over-the-counter drugs, before being administered in any South Carolina school setting. The “Permission for School Administration of Medication” form, when signed by an authorized prescriber, may serve as the written permission. Stamped signatures will not be accepted. Please contact the Health Room (4763906) if you have any questions.

DFES Family Read-In 2013
September 24 6:00-7:30 DFES Mini Theater

If you or someone you know is a nurse and is interested in being a sub for the Health Room, please feel free to contact Nurse Miller at 476-3906 for more information on how to sign up.

Come and discover ways to support your children while reading with them. Enjoy some time reading as a family and take home a free book!

New Awards for Faculty and Staff
As part of our PBIS program some new monthly awards have been established to recognize staff members who embrace and demonstrate our PBIS principles of Performing Your Best, Responsibility, Safety, and Respect. The awards for September are as follows: WOW (Words of Wisdom) Award: Julanda Sparkman, for consistently using PAWSitive language with her students Silver Star Award: Dalene Gibson, for consistently giving out Silver PAWS to students POP (Power of PAWSitive) Award: James Chapman, for demonstrating PAWSitive characteristics every day!

DFHS Elementary Night Tailgate!
Calling all Silver Fox fans! Our DFES PTO invites you to join us at 6:00 p.m. this coming Friday before the football game for Elementary Night at DFHS. We will have fun tailgating before the game! Bring your favorite tailgate snack and visit with your DFES family. Chips and salsa will be provided compliments of Moe’s on Lake Murray Blvd. Free pom poms and DFES spirit bracelets will be given while supplies last. We hope to see you there!!

Early Release Day Sept. 18, 11:40 a.m.