Weekly Update Nov 6, 2015

Welcome Aboard!

On Monday morning, if you are on campus, you will see a new-but-familiar face. Mrs. Renee Darnell (Emma, gr. 4 and Lyla, gr. 3) will be joining our staff in the position of Teaching Assistant for K3/K4. Mrs. Darnell comes to us after years of experience in a preschool on Daniel Island, and is very excited to be with us at DRS. Her positive outlook and energetic personality will be a bonus to our program, and we hope she will be very happy here. Mrs. Darnell will be replacing Miss Kayla Limrick who was with us since the start of the school year, but has decided to move on. We will miss Miss Kayla, and wish her the best in her future as a preschool teacher.

Go Stingrays!

Many of our families have ordered tickets for the Stingrays game, on Saturday night. Please note: your tickets will be waiting for you, under your name, at the Will Call window. Our students have been practicing “The Star-Spangled Banner” with Mrs. Rebuck, and are sounding very nice. They will surely make a pretty picture on the jumbo screen. Remember…all students are wearing Spirit Shirts. See you on Saturday!

Veteran’s Day Lunch on Wednesday

We are looking forward to having lunch with you on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11th. There will be two lunch periods , and if you ordered tickets, you may come to whichever lunch period your child will be at. (If you have multiple children, come early and stay late!) Grades K3, K4, K5, 1, 2, 3, & 4 will have lunch at 11:30, and grades 5-8 will have lunch at 12:30. There will be entertainment (grades K5 & 1 singing) at each of the lunch periods. And remember…Vets eat free!

News from the Lunch Room

As you know, we provide a monthly lunch menu for your ordering pleasure, and meals really need to be ordered in advance so that we can shop appropriately. However, once in a while, due to unforeseen circumstances, you might need a last-minute lunch for your child. If this is the case, please send in the lunch money directly to the office first thing in the morning. This will help our kitchen staff to be better prepared to serve the students in a timely fashion. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

First Reconciliation

Students in our second grade class, and a few others, will be celebrating their First Penance on Saturday, November 21st, at 10:00 a.m. Please keep each of them in your prayers as they reach this milestone in their Catholic upbringing.

ITBS Test Scores Are Here

Enclosed with your packet today you will find your children’s ITBS test scores. The results page you receive does have a narrative explaining the reporting sheet. However, if you have any questions for your child’s teacher regarding his or her scores, please do not hesitate to set up an appointment. When viewing your child’s scores, keep in mind that standardized testing is only a “snapshot” of your child’s achievement. Many things affect test scores, including test anxiety, poor sleep, slight illness, etc. For that reason, test scores are a handy tool for teachers to utilize in planning lessons, but are not necessarily definitive of your child’s long-term abilities and aptitude.

Full House for Production Night #1

Last week’s Science Fair was very well-attended, and the projects were absolutely fascinating. Whether you were using a battery made from a lemon, blowing up a balloon without putting your mouth on it, or learning about the importance of gloves for soccer goalies, there was a lot of teaching and learning going on. Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Hughes’ middle school Science classes; your hard work paid off!

Volleyball Update

At the very same time that the Science Fair was underway, our older girls’ Volleyball team was playing their hearts out in the season finals. They had traveled to Mt. Pleasant for the game of the year, and it was a tough one. Our girls came away with a “runner up” trophy, but kept their good sportsmanship and Eagle spirit high. Great season, girls!

Feed the Hungry

Beginning on Monday, November 16th, we will be hosting a “Cereal Drive,” for Helping Hands of Goose Creek. Students are asked to bring boxed cereal to their classrooms between November 16th and November 24th. On the 24th, each class will bring their cache of cereal to Caddell Hall, and we will have a contest to see which class brought in the most. (We will take into consideration that some classes are larger than others.) We will be “graphing” the height of the boxes of each grade, and the grade (not the class) with the most donations will win a prize. Start watching for sales at the store now. Buy one – get one free is a great deal, and really helps us to provide food for our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Thanks for treating others as Jesus would!

Upcoming Events

    8th Lowcountry Walk for Life Fundraiser

  • Divine Redeemer Night at the Stingrays Game on Saturday, November 7th! Ticket info enclosed.
  • Veteran’s Day Lunch on Wednesday, November 11th at 11:30 and 12:30. Vets eat free!
  • School Advisory Board Meeting on Thursday, November 12, at 5:30 p.m. in room 5 (upper school).
  • Cereal Drive for Helping Hands of Goose Creek begins Monday, November 16th .
  • Grade 8 to visit Bishop England High School on Wednesday, November 18th .
  • Progress Reports go home on Friday, November 20th.
  • First Reconciliation on Saturday, November 21st, @ 10:00 a.m.
  • College Shirt Day on Tuesday, November 24th.
  • Spelling Bees on Tuesday, November 24th.
  • Thanksgiving Holidays begin on Wednesday, November 25th. School resumes on Monday, November 30th.

Watch for It!

ITBS Scores went home in today’s Friday Folders.

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