Our second Pizza with the Principal will be Monday November 18th at 5:45 pm. This one is geared towards 3rd-5th grade; however, if you have children of multiple ages, feel free to bring everyone.
Please send in your RSVP to your child’s teacher, or send Dr. Hepfner a DOJO so we know how much pizza to order.
Students will enjoy the weather and read books this Thursday, November 7th! Please remember to send in a towel or a blanket for your child to sit on while they read!
Our Lunch with Loved Ones be September 16th - 18th. week. Each grade level has a different assigned date and time, so please reach out to your child’s teacher for specific information.
Formally “Grandparent’s Lunch,” the DME team decided to revamp the event to be more inclusive of anyone who loves one of our dolphin babies. Grandparents are welcome, but so are moms, dads, aunts, or uncles, etc. Because the possibilities are endless, we only ask to limit the guests to 2 per student. We will hold events like this throughout the year to give other chances to come eat with your student.
Meet the Teacher Night
Get ready to meet your child's new teacher at our Meet the Teacher night!
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
5:00pm - 6:30pm
New Times for This Year
Please see below for important time changes for the 2019-2020 school year.Morning car rider line will be 7:00am to 7:30am.Tardy is 7:31am.Hot breakfast will be served from 7:00am - 7:25am.Grab-and-go breakfast will be 7:15am - 7:35am.Dismissal begins at 2:30pm. The car rider line ends at 3:00pm. All students who have not been picked up by 3:05pm will report to our Be Great After School Program. This may lead to being charged a fee.
Message from our new principal…
Hello Dolphin Family,
I am so excited and blessed to write to you as an official member of your wonderful school community. Doby’s Mill is a wonderful example of what can happen when school and community work together to create a collaborative learning environment to build up the whole child. I am a great believer in the old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and the faculty, staff, and community of DME has proven year after year they believe that, too. It is because of this environment that has been well established by the administration before me that I am truly humbled and honored to be named your principal for the upcoming school year and beyond.
I have been blessed to know and be a part of the Camden Elementary School community over the past few years, and I look forward to making DME my new home. My husband and I moved to the Elgin area a little over six years ago to raise our children after spending several years living in the city. We love the area and Kershaw County as a whole, and I am excited to lead a school in the community I call home.
I cannot wait to officially meet everyone in the very near future and make the official move to Doby's Mill. It is my hope to develop a personal relationship with each student, family, and staff member to foster the positive “village” every child needs to be their best! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Dr. Allison Hepfner