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August 15, 2017

posted Aug 15, 2017, 6:13 AM by Marguerite Cross

I hope you have enjoyed the summer weather and are getting ready to come back to school!  


We sent all families a letter in the mail with log in and password information to register children through the Power School Parent Portal, which leads you to Infosnap.  It is important for ALL families to do this, so that we have the most updated information about your child, especially emergency contact information. 


We have been working hard in preparation for the return of our children.  Our custodians and technology staff have been very busy!  They have renovated some classrooms (K, 2nd, and 5th grades).  They have installed a new flag pole, new outdoor learning equipment and back up generator for the preK, new wireless clocks throughout the building, a new server, and a battery back up system to keep our internet and phone system up and running during a power failure.  We so appreciate all their hard work!


Teachers have been in during their vacation setting up classrooms. Office staff have been enrolling and registering families new to Derby and preparing all your back to school materials.  We have been hiring new staff, and I am pleased to say we have filled almost every position.  We do need a bus driver if you know of anyone who may be interested.  


Check out the September newsletter with all the important dates for the start of the school year.  You can also access our website for updated bus information, a soon to be updated lunch menu, and an up-to-date calendar with all our school events. 


More information about Picture Day, student insurance, free lunch, etc. will be sent home with your child in a folder the first day of school.


We look forward to seeing you soon.

First Day of School

posted Aug 11, 2017, 12:29 PM by Ashley Dewing

The first day of school for grades 1-6 is August 29th. The first day for Kindergarteners is Wednesday August 30th. The first day for Pre school is Wednesday September 6th. 

June 19, 2017

posted Jun 19, 2017, 7:42 AM by Marguerite Cross

Our 6th grade Celebration is tonight at 6:30 pm! 


Here are reminders about the Last Day of School, Wednesday, June 21, 2017:


School is in session from 8:30 – 12:30 pm. 


We have a very special event in the morning that is for children and teachers only.  We are pleased to carry on the tradition of Step Up Day, during which children meet their new teacher for next year!  It is important to note that this event is for the children and teachers to get to know each other better, and is not for parents to attend.  Thank you for understanding the importance, as teachers begin to build community with their new classes.


We have our final Tiger Paw Pride assembly at 10am.


We have a picnic lunch outside on the playground.  As always, parents are welcome to eat with the children.  Please sign in, and if you choose to take your children early, please sign them out in the office.  The lunch schedule is as follows:


10:50 am  Kindergarten

11:00 am  1st grade

11:10 am  2nd grade

11:20 am  3rd grade

11:30 am  4th grade

11:40 am  5th grade

11:50 am  6th grade


Attached you will find some information from our PTA inviting families to be part of the 4th of July Parade, as well as some other opportunities for the summer.


This summer, stay tuned to your email, snail mail, our Facebook page and our website - come late July/early August, you will begin to hear from the school about next year!

May 24, 2017

posted May 24, 2017, 7:41 AM by Marguerite Cross

It’s been a busy week! 


Some important milestones:  6th graders spent the day at the Jr. High today, getting ready for the transition to 7th grade.   PreK classes have been visiting Derby in preparation for Kindergarten.


We will be taste testing a radish recipe on Friday, and we also have an author visiting to talk about writing, thanks to a generous donation from the Derby Lions Club.


Please remember there is no school on Monday, May 29, due to Memorial Day!


The countdown will begin next week, but our last day of school is June 21.  It will be a half day, and we will be sending information home soon!


May 16,2017

posted May 16, 2017, 8:07 AM by Ashley Dewing   [ updated May 16, 2017, 8:56 AM ]

I hope all of our mothers had a great weekend.  I don’t know about you, but we deserve some warm sunshine – Bring it on!


Order a 2016-17 Yearbook  Form is coming home or located on the home page.   It includes pics of PreK-6 children.


Gentle reminders about bus safety:  Drivers are noticing a few safety issues that are interfering with the bus routes.  As you know, we would never drop a small child at an unattended afternoon bus stop.  Please make sure an adult or older child is at the bus stop each afternoon to meet small children.  It is also important that children be ready at the bus stops in the morning, so that the route can run on time.  


Thank you to all of you that participated in the Fuel Up For Our School fundraiser at the Irving on Friday.  Put your name on your receipt and turn it into the box at the front window by Friday, May 19 for a chance to win a $50 gas card! 


We are nearing the end of SBAC testing in the school.  4th grade science NECAP testing will take place the week of May 22nd.

Information about Golf Camp is in the Activities Page!




posted May 10, 2017, 8:04 AM by Ashley Dewing   [ updated May 11, 2017, 5:54 AM ]

There will be school for Pre-K on Friday May 12, 2017.

Upcoming Events and Information

posted May 9, 2017, 11:18 AM by Ashley Dewing   [ updated May 9, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

SBAC testing for grades 4-6.  Help us encourage children to do their personal best, get plenty of rest and sleep and eat healthy brain food! 
Come to our next PTA meeting, May 10 at 7pm.  Details are attached.
Fuel Up for Our School!  Pump gas, earn money for our school, and enter our drawing to win a $50.00 gift card from Circle K. Information is attached. 
Check out this video about Kindergarten, starring our fabulous children! It was created, shot and produced with the help of 6th graders.  Pass it on if you know any families coming to Kindergarten next year!

Winter Activity Day

posted Apr 3, 2017, 12:26 PM by Aime Forbes

The final Winter Activity Day will happen on Monday, April 10. There will be no ice skate/nordic ski option, however. The students who are in that program will join the students at Siskin. Please make sure everyone arrives at school dressed for the weather including ski pants, hats, and gloves.

March 20, 2017

posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:50 AM by Marguerite Cross

What a beautiful sunshiny couple of days we have had – I hope we’ll get a few more this week!  


Band and Chorus Concert:  The concert begins at 6:30 pm in our gym.  Children should report to the music room at 6:10 pm. 


Gr. 4-6 Winter Activity Day reminder:  Money is due Thursday this week for next Monday’s Winter Activity Day. Also, please make sure your child lets his/her teacher know if a bag lunch from school is needed.  


PreK – 6:  No School, Friday, March 24, 2017:  Teachers will be engaged in Professional Learning regarding Student Led Conferences, Lucy Calkins Reading program, analysis and problem solving about the data for Office Discipline Referrals, and Next Generation Science Standards.


Help Wanted!  We are in desperate need of subs for para educators.  Qualifications required:  Minimum of 48 college credits or a passing score on the Para Pro Test.  The Para Pro test can be taken at the NCSU Office.  Please call Diane Govoni to schedule the test or to request a study guide at 334-5847, ext. 2023. 


New last day of school for children is now Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

March 15, 2017 - School is canceled for today

posted Mar 15, 2017, 3:15 AM by Marguerite Cross

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