November 3, 2019
From Our Principal and Assistant Principal
Greetings Families,

We hope you enjoyed the weekend and are adjusting to the time change! We are so excited to connect and collaborate with you at our second Parent Educator Conference of the year THIS Wednesday! Please be sure to check out the workshop descriptions and schedule in the blurb below to help plan your day. There are many incredible workshops to choose from!

If you participated in our community Dia De Los Muertos ofrenda at our FAN movie night, your ofrenda offerings and memories are available for pick up in the front office! Thank you for participating and sharing your loved ones with us during this celebration!

We are still looking for several classroom coordinators! Are you a parent with a kindergartner on T/F? Or a parent with a kindergartner, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader on M/TH? If so, are you willing to support your core/cohort in building connection and community by supporting with Staff appreciation, social events/home school outings and general support? E-mail Kaitlin for more information!

Thank you to the families who have completed our Fall survey! If you haven't taken 5 minutes to give us your feedback, please do so HERE! We want to hear from each and every one of you! Thank you for telling us how we're doing :)

Finally, we are looking forward to seeing you at our FAN Science Showcase next week! Please see the blurb below for more details and information on how to participate.

Enjoy your week and the long weekend!
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Parent Educator Conference #2 Is Here!
Wednesday, Nov 6, 9am-2:30pm
See you this week! Click HERE for the flyer and to sign up for Kid Care!

Don't forget to check out our workshop descriptions and schedule of workshops!
FAN Meeting right after PEC #2!
Wednesday Nov 6, 2:45pm
Sign up HEREto check out the agenda, to sign up as facilitator or notetaker, and to add additional agenda items! We look forward to seeing you there!
School Photos Are In!
Make-up Picture Day This Wednesday, Nov 6, 8:30-9:30 am
Your student's school photos are ready! Please look for an e-mail (sent last week) with information on how to access your child's individual photo gallery and information on how to purchase photos. We utilize Stacee Lianna as our school photographer not only because her photos are professional and high quality, but also because we intentionally want to support our community members who are small business owners! Please help us continue to use Stacee by purchasing your child's school photo! They make great additions to holiday cards and gifts. ;)

If your child missed school photo day, Stacee will be available for make up photos on Wednesday, November 6 from 8:30am-9:30 am!
Kindness Movement Halloween Candy for Our Troops
Bring in any extra Halloween candy to the bin in the front office, and it will be sent to men and women serving our country in the Armed Forces!
Kindness Movement Update!
Did you know that Wednesday November 13th is World Kindness Day? In celebration and support of “Making Kindness the Norm”, Kené will be visiting classrooms during the month of November to talk about ways to be Kind and how Kindness can increase energy and happiness as well as decrease stress and anxiety. Some websites with resources HERE, HERE and HERE can help you explore ways to be Kind at home and in your community. Be on the lookout for "The Science of Kindness" display at the DV Connect Science Showcase (the same week as World Kindness Day). We also encourage you to join us on Random Acts of Kindness Friday, November 29th in practicing some random acts of kindness!

Gratitude is another amazing practice that can improve your overall well-being and decrease stress and depression. Join us in practicing Gratitude throughout the month of November by adding why you are grateful for DV Connect to the Gratitude Tree that will be located on the fence near the amphitheater. If you are interested in helping support the maintenance of the Gratitude Tree during November, sign up HERE. 💝
Coming Up...
Veteran's Day Holiday
Monday, Nov 11
No school or homeschool. A heartfelt thank you to all our veterans!
DV Connect Science Showcase
Tuesday-Friday, Nov 12-15
Students are invited to share their knowledge on all things science! The Science Showcase is a great opportunity to deep dive into a project: share a biographical piece, research relevant science topics in the news, perform an experiment, build a model, share a collection or more! 

Beginning Tuesday, November 12, students will bring a tri-fold or display and set up in the Forum. For more details and to sign up as student participants, click here.
DV Connect(ion) Science Wall
Tuesday-Friday, Nov 12-15
Participate in the "DV Connect(ions) to Science" wall where students can share about people they know working in science/engineering/related fields–a great opportunity to learn about our extended DV family and community. This also makes a great writing sample/interview possibility/lots of options. Follow this link for the template. The DV Connect(ions) Science wall will be set up just outside the Forum.
Meet the Scientists and Science Showcase Wrap Party
Friday, Nov 15, 3:30-5:30pm
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We’ll celebrate the end of the Showcase with a "Meet the Scientists/Showcase Wrap Party" Friday after school when our student scientists will be able to share with others as well as have fun with STEAM projects and science demos. Sign up here to help make this event successful!
The Parent Center @ DV Connect

November Office Hours are available! Please sign up here. **Note extended slots during PEC #2 on Wednesday, and Saturday availability to help work with your busy schedules!**
Have a great week!
~ Your DV Connect Team