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T-Bird Times - December 2017 Edition

posted Nov 30, 2017, 1:09 PM by CORY KURKEY
Character Education 
Trait of the Month for December: Be Courteous 
Courteous – Polite, respectful or considerate in manner 
Synonyms: Well mannered, civil 

Words of the Week for December
Infer – Deduce or conclude from evidence 
Integrate – Combine one thing with another to make into a whole 
Interpret – Explain or understand the meaning of 

Principal’s Message 

It’s hard to believe there are only 3 weeks until the first semester is over, which marks the halfway point of the school year.  Time really does fly! 

This month will see some exciting activities.  The Scholastic Book Fair is underway.  We’ll be hosting the Collinsville Middle School Band for a holiday assembly.  The annual 5th and 6th grade Dodgeball Tournaments will be held on December 4th and 5th after school in the gym.  This event is always a student and crowd favorite.  Finally, our Family Literacy Night will be on Wednesday, December 6th. 

This is the time of the year where students are often anxious/excited about the upcoming holiday.  Our staff will be working hard with your student(s) over the next few weeks to remind them of our DIS expectations and to make sure they end the semester well, both academically and behaviorally.  Your support in this is appreciated. 

On behalf of the DIS staff, I want to wish you and your family a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.  Let’s finish the semester strong and enjoy the upcoming break. 

It’s great to be a T-Bird! 

Yours in Education, 

Kevin Stirnaman 
Principal – Dorris Intermediate School 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities 

December 4th – 5th grade Dodgeball Tournament – 4 PM @ DIS gym 

December 5th – 6th grade Dodgeball Tournament – 4 PM @ DIS gym 

December 6th – Family Literacy Night – 6 PM @ DIS 

December 8th (during school day) – CMS Holiday Band assembly 

December 13th – Chorus Concert at Webster School 

December 14th – 6th grade Band Concert @ DIS 

December 22nd – January 2nd – Winter Break – No School 

STEM Challenges  

December – The STEaM Art Challenge continues!  The last day for the challenge will be Thursday, December 14th 

Please - No Parking Next Door at Glazy Square 

In the past, the Glazy Square donut shop next door has been used to drop-off and pick-up students both before and after school. Please help us be a good neighbor and improve student safety by using our circle drive for drop-offs and pick-ups. Their spots should be for customers only, and can become dangerous during student drop-offs and pick-ups with their customer traffic.
Thank you.