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News and Notes
Wee Deliver is open for business!
Starting on Monday, October 20th, the Duncan Chapel mail system will be open for business. Through this “in house” mail system, students practice writing and other standards as they write and respond to letters. The third grade will be responsible for running the “Wee Deliver” post office. Mrs. Thompson will train and supervise the mail workers. Mail will be picked up, sorted, and delivered two times a week.
Parents are encouraged to get involved by writing to your child. You can find out your child’s school address in 3 different ways: an address book will be located in the front office, the addresses will be posted on the school’s website (look for the link on the Parent’s Page), and every teacher will be sharing their classroom address with you through their newsletter.
There are “mailboxes” posted on each hallway that may be used.
Please remember to address the letter correctly, including return address. NO STAMPS necessary! You may use a sticker or drawing in place of the stamp. Your envelope would look something like the sample here.
Thank you for supporting this fun, learning activity!
~Mrs. Thompson, IC
Storybook Pumpkin Patch
Duncan Chapel Library is growing a storybook pumpkin patch, and we need your help! Decorate a pumpkin to look like one of your favorite book characters, and bring it to the library to plant in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch! For the Official Rules and Entry Form click here. (En Español)
Vendor Sale/ Yard Sale
If you are a vendor with a business to promote or a collector with items to get rid of, then here is your opportunity to make money AND help Duncan Chapel Elementary! We will be hosting a Vendor Sale/Yard Sale on the school's campus on November 8 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm so that you can sell your goods in a controlled and fun environment. You keep all of your sales, you simply pay us for the space to sell your goods. $20 per parking space (you provide your own tables) or $25 per parking space (we provide 1 table)
We are excited to meet with all of you this month during our student-led conferences. Your child's teacher will set these up with you. Please bring your child with you to the conference. The students have been practicing how to tell you all about their progress. We hope to have 100% participation!
Readiness Assessment Program
This fall, as part of the Readiness Assessment Program, children in prekindergarten and kindergarten will be assessed for early language and literacy within the first 45 days of instruction. Click here to continue reading more information about this assessment.
Join PTA Today!!
The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help our school! Membership dues are $5 per person. You can send in your money in an envelope marked "PTA membership". Thank you for supporting the Duncan Chapel PTA! Joining the PTA does not obligate you to volunteer at school or attend PTA meetings - although we hope you will do both!