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February Newsletter

Dear Dutch Creek Community,


Happy February! I hope you are staying safe and warm in this winter blast of cold weather! Ms. Traci and Mr. Jonathan are working incredibly hard to keep the snow and ice under control here at school, but it's still important to walk carefully to and from school! Also, as this snow doesn’t seem to want to go away, please remember that students need to be wearing boots if they want to go beyond the blacktop and onto the field during recess time. Hats, gloves, and coats are important and keeping them in backpacks might help students remember their warm clothing! Which reminds me…stop by our lost and found bin when you get a chance, there is a TON of abandoned items that are missing their home!


I am so excited to invite you all to our Celebration of Learning on Thursday, February 2nd from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  This exciting event is something that we had to put on “pause” for the last couple of years due to COVID. Now that we can safely be together again, I encourage everyone to attend and celebrate the hard work of our students. Every student in Preschool through Fourth-Grade will have high-quality work to show off to our community. Our Fifth-Grade students will be leaders helping the event run smoothly, and will be presenting their high-quality work in a “Beyond the Book” play at Columbine High School in May (invitation to come). I want to take a moment to extend a HUGE thank you to Mrs. Rauh, our art teacher, for the incredible work she has done to make this event happen. She collaborated with teachers to ensure that all students have beautiful artwork to go with their high-quality work for this event. She has spent countless hours matting, framing, cutting, gluing, and more to turn our school into a gallery of over 250 student-created items. After celebrating your own student(s), I encourage you to walk around the entire building and see the amazing work of all students. Have fun with Mrs. Parker and Mr. Justin in the gym, explore the botany lab and the beginnings of our community garden with Ms. J., and be sure to see Mrs. Workman in the library for the Scholastic Book Fair. I can’t wait to see you there!


Just a couple of reminders…February 2nd is a Delayed Start Day. Doors will open at 9:45 am and school will begin at 10:05 am. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Please be on the lookout for notes from teachers about specific plans. We do not do a school-wide party/event for Valentine’s Day, each grade level team will plan their own fun. 


Thank you for your continued support and stay warm!


Best Regards,

Sara Oliver


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