DES Blowfish Game Night is June 7th

Don’t forget the DES Blowfish Game is June 7th. Students who participated will be receiving their student ticket vouchers in their report cards tomorrow!  Hope to see you at the game on June 7!  Students who want to participate in the reading parade need to be there at 6:05 and the game will begin at 7:05.


Summer Reading

Our Summer Reading Challenge is here!  You may wonder why summer reading is so important and why we at DES emphasize its importance.  During summer months, students who are not engaged in reading can lose up to two months of reading performance.  This means it takes longer for students to catch up and get back in the swing of things when the new school year begins.  By middle school, summer reading loss can leave students 2 ½ -3 years behind their peers who are reading over the summer.  Research shows a child who reads only 1 minute a day outside of school will learn 8,000 words by the end of 6th grade.  A student who is reading 20 minutes outside of school will learn 1,800,000 words by the end of sixth grade.  There are numerous benefits to reading.  Reading increases students’ vocabulary, improves their comprehension, builds a love of reading, and builds fluency.

Be on the look-out for more information in your child’s report card!

Family Literacy and Math Night – March 16th

Thursday, March 16th is our Family Literacy and Math night from 6:00-7:30.  All trailblazer families are invited to participate and share some great time with our teachers as we share stories “around the campfire.”  Students can read with family members, try out some math problems, and listen to some stories.  Families will also have the chance to visit our Spring Book Fair in the Learning Commons! The book fair will be open from 5:00-7:30 PM.  We are also doing pre-orders for dinner.  Make sure you pre-order dinner for your family from either Chick-fil-a or The Haute Dog Lady.  All pre-orders are due March 10th.  Print out the order form and send it to school with your child