Below is he link to Typing Master. Students can login from home.
Typing Master link:
The students will receive their Typing Master login/password from their teacher.
Our Computer Lab will begin using this program in the computer lab with 2nd-5th grade students also.
Doby's Mill Elementary School brought home the gold, scoring 1st place in Kershaw County School District's Inaugural Academic Quiz Bowl. Pictured left to right are fifth graders Maggie D'Agostino, team sponsor, Liz Canada, Andrew Langmo, Caleb Cannon, Simar Singh, Matti Evans, and Gabriel Massey. Not pictured is Rob Howard. Congratulations!
Our LIFE program is collecting UPCs from any Pepperidge Farm participating products and UPCs from any Campbell family of brands participating products. You can have your child place them in a box in the rotunda or have your child give them to Ms. Norton. Your help is greatly appreciated!
DME is thrilled to have been awarded the 21st Century Grant, LIFE Program.
The primary goal of the LIFE program is to provide academic intervention and enrichment to help the students. The focus of the program is assisting the students with their homework. The staff also provides instruction using the LitART Curriculum, which uses books and novels to engage students in skill building. There are also activities focused on STEM skills as well as field trips, special guests, and other exciting opportunities for your child. An afternoon snack is provided daily. The LIFE program runs on normal school days from dismissal until 5:25 p.m. The program does not run when there is no school or an early dismissal. The program lasts all school year.
Attendance is vital! Please, unless illness or an emergency, plan for your child to be at the LIFE program. If you need to pick your child up before 5:25, come to DME’s front office. You can sign-out your child there. Students with excessive absences will be removed from the program, so that students on the waiting list can take advantage of this opportunity. The number of students who are allowed to participate in this program is limited!
If you have any other questions, concerns, or praises, please feel free to contact us, 803-438-4055, Vickie Norton, Campus Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Virginia Catoe, Principal, at email@example.com.
As you know, literacy is a school-wide goal! We love to read and write at our school, and we love to share what we read and write. Just take a walk up and down the halls at our school to celebrate their learning. So, as we prepare for the upcoming holidays, I hope that you will consider picking up or purchasing a book for your child.
When reading to and with your children, consider using some of these questions to help generate discussion as you read.
These questions are provided from “Take Home Reading RED Read Everyday Folder and Reading Log” by Khrystine Bosland. You may even make flashcards to use each time you read.
Actually, go ahead and mark your calendars for the week of January 30-February 3 for the New Year, New Books Book Fair here at DME. On Tuesday, January 31, from 3:00-6:00, we will have our Family Shopping Night! Some great titles will be on the shelves for purchase!
In conclusion, I hope that you all enjoy a wonderful holiday season! As your child’s principal, I truly appreciate all your support and thank you for allowing me to spend each day with your child. I love growing up with them!
Keep reading! Happy holidays! Make memories!
Ginger Catoe, Principal
Dear Dolphin Parents,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! Wow! Where does time go? Seems like just yesterday I was preparing my end of the school year award's day speeches. Now, I am working on my back to school newsletter column, of which my topic is: School Communication - When and Where to Get It!
At DME, we believe that communication is so important between school and home, especially at the elementary level, when many things are new and unfamiliar to parents. There are several ways in which you can receive information about school dates, activities, and events.
Each month, a school newsletter, "Doby's Discoveries," will come home, highlighting important information for the upcoming month. (You're reading the August issue now!) Along with the newsletter, which is always printed on colored paper, we will include an updated activity calendar for that month along with the breakfast and lunch menus from the Breaker's Cafe. (I always post this information on my refrigerator at home for safe keeping and reference during the month.)
If you are not one to keep track of the newsletter and calendars, then you can always find the same information on our school website, www.kcsdschools.net/Domain/14. Our amazing webmaster, Mrs. Vickie Norton, does a phenomenal job with updating our website and our school's Facebook page. Like us on Facebook, too!
Our classroom teachers send home monthly classroom newsletters and weekly notes to keep you informed about particular activities in your child's class. They will also set up email "e-blast" updates, so be sure to provide them with current email addresses where you can receive communication.
In addition, each student will receive a Title I Thursday folder. This Thursday folder will come home weekly to share assessments, newsletters, permission slips, and community outreach information. Be sure to read the contents, sign and return the folder each Friday. Finally, you have access to your child's teacher's gradebook. Be sure to sign up for Parent Portal so that you can keep track of your child's daily and weekly progress.
At DME, we firmly believe in building positive, respectful relationships where parents and teachers work together to both insist on high-quality student work and offer support for one another as a team. And, we are always open to suggestions to improve communication. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 803-438-7716 anytime! It is my intention to over-communicate with you so that you will always know what is happening here at DME and so that you have the opportunity to join us for the fun!
Stay informed, and "Catch the WAVE!"
Ginger Catoe, Principal
The Doby’s Mill Elementary School family is committed to providing opportunities for academic, social, and character growth for our students. By encouraging and assisting in the development of socially responsible behavior, we believe maximum learning will take place.
Our Vision Statement
The vision of Doby's Mill Elementary School is to create a safe and enriched learning environment that promotes Winning Attitudes and Visions of Excellence with confidence, creativity, and success for everyone.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Doby's Mill Elementary School, in partnership with our community, is to provide a safe, nurturing, and innovative learning environment that empowers students with knowledge and skills to become self-disciplined, responsible, and productive citizens.
The Fin-tastic Five Rules are: