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T-Bird Times - October 2016 Edition

posted Sep 30, 2016, 8:05 AM by CORY KURKEY   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 8:05 AM ]
Character Education 

Traits of the Month for October: Be Honest 
Be Honest – To be truthful. Being honest means telling the truth at all times to your parents and teachers. 



Principal’s Message 

It’s a busy time at DIS. The basketball season for the boys begins on October 13th with nearly 100 players. We have about 200 students participating in our Chorus program. Over 100 students signed up for Renfro Runners and about 50 students were Cookin’ with STEM. It’s fantastic to see so many of our students participating in extra-curricular activities.

The 1st grading quarter of the year ends on October 14th. Electronic report cards will be available through the Skyward system on October 25th. Please continue to contact your child’s teachers about their academic progress.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the annual Parent/Teacher Conference days. Your teacher will be scheduling a time with you in the upcoming days. Conferences will be on October 27th and 28th.

Thanks again for all of your support. It’s great to be a T-Bird!

Yours in Education,

Kevin Stirnaman

Principal – Dorris Intermediate School
  

 
Entertainment Book Fundraiser 

Thank your very much for your support of DIS in the Entertainment Book Fundraiser.  With your help, we raised money that will go towards educational supplies for our students and teachers.  Great job, DIS families! 
  

  
Upcoming Events and Opportunities 

Friday, October 7th – No School – Teacher Institute

Monday, October 10th – No School – Columbus Day

Thursday, October 13th – Boys’ Basketball Games begin

Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th – No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
  

  
STEM Challenges  

4th Annual Caine’s Arcade and Family Game Night
No Charge (but we will be selling "Caine's Fun Passes" for $1 and all proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network)

Design and build your own cardboard creations to share in this school wide challenge. What can you create? A rocket, ski ball game, claw machine, or Minecraft suit of armor? Awesome! Check out YouTube to see how it all began and our website for pictures from our previous events.

October 13th in the DIS Cafeteria & Gym 6:30-8pm
  

  
Please - No Parking Next Door at Glazy Square 

Many of you used to drop off or pick up students at the Glazy Square donut shop next door. 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. 
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