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  • Welcome to TEAM DME!

    Posted by Vickie Norton at 8/11/2017

    Dear Dolphin Parents,

    Welcome to Team DME!!  I trust you all enjoyed a wonderful summer break and are ready to help us get geared up for celebrating our 16th anniversary here at Doby's Mill Elementary!  I must admit that having the summer with my boys was refreshing, especially with the days being homework-free. Now that school is in session, I know that I will have to be extra creative with how I manage my time so that I can carve true, quality time with my family.  

    Recently, I read a brochure called "Ways Busy Parents Can Help Children Succeed in School."   Here are a few of the tips for "finding" more time in the day:


    1.  Use time in the car with your child, or rather pockets of time, to squeeze in a little more learning. Of course, your child can't read library books in the tub, but you can practice counting or math facts.  He can't write an essay in the car, but he can talk about what he's going to write or, perhaps, review spelling words.


    1.  Set priorities.  Decide what is most important to you - your children!  Then, consciously decide how to spend your time.  Make sure your decisions reflect what matters.  Have a choice between cooking a fancy dinner or reading with your child?  Order a pizza - or make homemade pizzas together - and then read the book while they bake.


    1. Spend one-on-one time. Children need both "quality" and "quantity" time with you.  There's nothing like spending time alone with a parent to make a child feel special.  Every week, make an appointment to spend some time alone with each of your children.  Get out your calendar and write it in. Then treat that appointment as seriously as you would an important business meeting.


    1. Find your child's "prime time" for studying.  This may be the key to his/her success in school.  Believe it or not, some children like to study early in the morning before school begins where other study after school.  Work with your child to find the homework time that's best for him/her.  You might find that this "prime time" works to your advantage, too.

    (Taken from The Parent Institute)

    I hope you find some of these tips useful in helping you to plan your back to school routines.  I like the "appointment" idea.  Whatever your routine is I trust you will become involved in our school - as a business partner, an SIC and/or PTA member, or a homeroom mom or dad.  We need your spirit of volunteerism to make each day a positive learning experience for your child.

    If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me at 803-438-7716, or at


    Catch the WAVE!

    Ginger Catoe, Principal

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  • August Dates to Remember

    Posted by Vickie Norton at 8/1/2017

    August 15 - Kindergarten Open House 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    August 16 - Open House/Meet the Teacher 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    August 17 - Students begin (Doors open at 7:15 a.m./Students Seated in Classrooms at 7:45 a.m.)

    August 21 - Early Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

    August 22 - Sonic Night 5:00-8:00 p.m.

    August 23 - Boy Scouts Parent Meeting 6:00 p.m.

    August 24 - Morning 4K Begins

    August 25 - Afternoon 4K Begins

    August 25 - PTA Fundraiser Kickoff

    August 28 - Morning and Afternoon 4K Begins

    August 29 - Fourth Grade Parent Workshop at 6:00 p.m.


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  • Current Address and Phone Number

    Posted by Vickie Norton at 7/31/2017


    It is absolutely imperative that we have a current telephone number and address on all of our students.  Please notify the school office immediately if a telephone number or address changes during the course of the year.  If you do not have a personal telephone, please provide the number of a neighbor, friend, relative, or work number.  Because emergencies arise in the school environment, we must have a means of contacting every child's parent or legal guardian.


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