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Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

posted Aug 23, 2016, 10:06 AM by Marguerite Cross

Tuesday, August 30, 8:30am - 3:00 pm:  First day of school for grades 1-6.  Tiger Paw Pride Assembly @ 9:00 am.  

Wednesday, August 31, 8:30am – 3:00 pm:  First day of school for Kindergarten.

Wednesday, Sept. 7:  First day of school for PreK.


We have been doing much to get the school ready for your children.  We have completed a renovation of the PreK building, re-paved our parking lot, repaired our roof as well as the air conditioning system for the hallways upstairs.  


Teachers report this week for professional learning, but have already been at school preparing their classrooms, unpacking and preparing the new math program, and attending workshops.


Please check our website for updated food service menus, the school calendar, Family Handbook, behavior expectations, Tiger Paw Pride, and other resources at  http://des.ncsuvt.org  and don’t forget, you can like us on Facebook through the link on our website!  This is the first of weekly emails – I like to keep parents updated and informed.  If you know someone who is not receiving my emails, encourage them to call the school and update their email address.  


We sent out an email and a snail mail letter earlier this August, asking parents to update their child’s registration information as a “returning student” in InfoSnap.  This is a very important process that needs to be completed.  We need to have the most accurate information to locate you while your child is in our care.  Please make sure to follow the “returning student” registration process if you haven’t already.  Thank You!


We will be sending information about free and reduced lunch, student insurance, September newsletter, staff directory, prescription order and permission form, guidelines for daily homework and reading at home, school photograph envelopes, and a 2016-2017 Elementary School Calendar in a folder the first day of school.  We appreciate in advance the time that it will take for you to read through it.


We look forward to seeing our halls filled with eager learners!

Stacey Urbin