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September 1, 2017

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:18 AM by Marguerite Cross

It was has been a great first week of school!  Check out our Facebook page for pictures:      https://www.facebook.com/destigersvt/


We love having your children here and we have been explicitly teaching and reviewing Tiger Paw Pride.  Having good citizens is incredibly important for our community!   Check with your children and see if they know what Tiger Paw Pride is.  Any help you can provide by reinforcing this at home is much appreciated.  


Derby Tigers are:


On Task

Always Safe



Please remember we have no school Monday, September 4, it is Labor Day!  We welcome children back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  


Parent Drop Off:  Please remember that drop off is at 8:20 am.  Mr. Joslin is vigilant at the crosswalk from the parking lot, and Mr. AuClair and Ms. Blais are in the lobby at drop off to help children with our routine.  If you need to walk your child into the building, we ask that you “Hug and Go” in the lobby.  We would like children to be as independent as possible (we can help them get to classrooms).  We want teachers to focus on building positive relationships with children before school starts at 8:30 am.   If parents wish to communicate with teachers before school, we ask that you send a note in with your child.  You can also email or voicemail the teachers at any time.


Parent Pick Up:  If parents are picking up after school, our office should be aware of that in advance, regardless of what plan was in place last year.  As you enter the school to pick up your child, we ask that you check in with staff and wait in the gym for your child to arrive once dismissed from class.  We have to keep track of every child that leaves with an adult.  Sometimes this may take some time as staff gets to know you.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.


Free Snacks in the Classroom:  Our kitchen is participating in the FREE! USDA Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Snack Program.  Beginning mid morning on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, healthy, free snacks will be delivered daily to classrooms for all children.  


T-Shirt Tuesday for Texas:  At schools across NCSU, we are collecting money for a school that was severely damaged by the flood in Texas and all the children will be starting school at an alternate location and they need supplies.  A teacher at that school is from the Northeast Kingdom!  Please send in money on Tuesday to your child’s teachers – it is a one day collection.  Let’s show the generosity that the Derby community is known for!


Participate in PTA:  A PTA meeting will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7pm in the library to finish planning the Outdoor Family Movie Night.  All parents are welcome to attend!  We need volunteers!  For more information, contact PTA President Mindy Henderson    melinda.henderson@ncsuvt.org


Physical Education Reminder:  Children have PE twice a week now!  Please make sure your children have appropriate footwear for PE.  Sandals and flip flops are not conducive to the type of physical activity necessary in PE class.  


Have a great weekend!