Weekly Update May 20, 2016


Final PTO of the Year

Monday, May 16th found a throng of DRS families in Caddell Hall for the final PTO Meeting of the year.  The meeting began with the saying of Grace before everyone enjoyed eating from a plentiful buffet provided by our families.  A short business meeting was held to say good-bye to two School Advisory Board Members, Mr. Pat Davis, and Mrs. Mary Wijetunga.  The new board officers were announced, as follows:  President – Mr. Mike Lane, Vice-President – Mrs. Regina Soriano, and Secretary – Mrs. Angie Cease.  Other board members who will remain on the board will include:  Claudette Blanks, Lonnie Burbage, Renee Darnell, Cynthia Kirby, and Ben Mora.  There was a chance for all parents to sign up for committee work, and to express their children’s interest in a variety of sports which we hope to offer in the next school year, including:  Basketball, Cheerleading, Archery, Volleyball, Soccer, and Golf.  The meeting ended with Miss Lori distributing awards for Race for Education.  In addition to the top runners from each class receiving a trophy for his or her effort, some students got special recognition and prizes.  Gift cards were earned by Mary Teresa Provost, Mason Lane, Jonathan Ard, Sally Cease and Charlie Cease for special effort.  An IPOD Shuffle was earned by Christian Martinez-Colorado , and a month’s free tuition was won by Mary An Bramlett.  It was a great evening of celebrating!  Thanks to everyone who participated in this end-of-year event.

Proud of Eagle Alumni

We heard earlier this week from Bishop England High School that many of our alumni have been very successful in their high school careers.  It was reported previously that this year’s class Valedictorian is one of our very own grads – Miss Cathy DuTour.  Cathy was accepted to both University of Southern Mississippi and Western Carolina University.  Some of our other grads also received acceptance letters as follows:

Anna Clare Eckrich – Clemson University, University of Louisville, Presbyterian College, University of South Carolina, and Western Kentucky University

Katie LeaMond – Furman and University of South Carolina

Elizabeth Nealon – Clemson University and James Madison University

Paul Provost – Clemson Bridge

Gabby Safa – Charleston Southern University, Furman, and University of South Carolina

Congratulations to all of our graduates on their accomplishments, and Good Luck in college!!!

Time for New Uniforms!!!

Enclosed in today’s packet you will find a flyer with all of your uniform ordering information.  Lands’ End School Outfitters is our new uniform provider.  You can go online or call them directly to place your orders.  Please find an easy link on our school website also.  It is under Parent, and look for the tab that says Uniforms.  Easy Peasy, and you can purchase your uniforms with SCRIP sold in our office!

Se Habla Espanol!

For all of our Spanish-speaking families…don’t forget that we now have a translator/interpreter available in our school office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.  Ms. Patricia McBride is anxious to meet all of our families, and offer her assistance as needed.  Please stop by and see her when you have a chance.

2016-2017 School News 

School will begin on Monday, August 15th, and end on Wednesday, May 31st.    Mark your calendars!  A detailed school calendar will be sent home prior to the end of this school year.  We are happy to report that all faculty members will be returning, and their assignments will be as follows:

Ms. Tracy Lucas                 grades K3 & K4        (Ms. Renee Darnell will once again be her assistant.)

Mrs. Marty Rebuck         grades K5 & 1           (Miss Caitlin Rebuck will again be her assistant.)

Miss Caitlin Rebuck         grades K3 – gr. 4 Music

Mrs. Caitlin Omilak          grades 2 & 3

Mrs. Lisa Tanner               grade 4

Mrs. Libby Hughes           grades 5 & 6 homeroom, middle school Science & Social Studies

Mrs. Louise Pease           grades 7 & 8 homeroom, middle school English, gr. 8 Religion, gr. 5/6 Lit

Mrs. Kellie Wells             grades 5-8 Math   (Was left off list last week…Sorry!  L)

Mrs. Pat Pugh                    all grades – Spanish, middle school Art

Mrs. Karen Provost         all grades – PE, Religion 5 & 6, and 7

Mrs. Jean Clites                grades 1-8 Computer Science

Mrs. Peggy Vice                                grades 7 & 8 Literature

Summer Hours

The school office hours will be a bit different after school ends on Thursday, June 2nd.  We will remain open from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. until Friday, June 10th.  Beginning on Monday, June 13th, and running through Friday, July 29th, we will be open only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Please note:  The office will be closed entirely from Thursday, July 14th through Thursday, July 21st.  On Monday, August 1st through Friday, August 12th, we will be open on Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Full operations will resume on Monday, August 15th, which is the first day of school.  We will have an open and smiling faces  from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our Spanish Language office staff member, Ms. Patricia McBride, will be available to assist with all translating/interpreting needs  during her regularly scheduled office hours, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.  She will keep these hours throughout the summer, with the exception of the dates between Thursday, June 30th and Friday, July 15th, when she will be on vacation.

Upcoming Events:

  • Restaurant outing (Rio Grande) for grade 8 on Monday, May 23rd @ 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25 – Baccalaureate Mass @ 8:00 a.m. (followed by breakfast for grads/families)
  • Grades K/5 – 2 will have a Luau-themed picnic on Friday, May 27th at lunch time and beyond.
  • Friday, May 27th – Shakespeare Festival presented by grades 5/6 @ 1:15 in Caddell Hall
  • Friday, May 27th – 8th grade graduation @ 5:00 p.m. in the church.
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th – no school or ESP!
  • Field Day – Grades 2-7 @ 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31st.
  • Water Day – Grades K3 & K4, and K5 & 1 on Wednesday, June 1st. (Time to be announced.)
  • Afternoon Fiesta – Middle School – beginning at 12:30 p.m. (Dining, dancing and…???)
  • Last day of school is on Thursday, June 2nd. Dismissal at 11:50 a.m.   Awards assembly at 11:00 a.m.   No after-school  ESP that day.

Watch for It!

The following are a list of things to watch for today in this packet:

  • Flyer about ordering uniforms for next year

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