Newsletter

May 24, 2017

From: Kathleen Hagstrom, Principal

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day – No school for students

Monday, June 19 - 8th grade Graduation 9:30 a.m.-ticket required

Tuesday, June 20 – Kindergarten Graduation 11:00 a.m./Last Day of School

-Pod 110 CAC Unit- Our pre-school students have been spending the week in their first CAC unit, an exploration of community helpers. The culminating performance, “Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood?” is this Friday, May 26, at 9:00 a.m. The SW door of the CAC will open at 8:45 a.m. to allow parents in to be seated for the show. Please note, no children under the age of 5 are allowed in the audience. The pre-school students have worked very hard and this is their moment to shine for you. A video company will be filming the show and parents will have an opportunity to order a DVD or digital download. Come and enjoy an adorable show!

-Pod 120 CAC Unit – Our kindergarten students will spend 2 weeks in the CAC Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 9. Please check with your child’s teacher for volunteer needs. The culminating performance, “Where Shall We Go? The Continent Story” will be Friday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. The SW door of the CAC will open for seating at 8:45 a.m. We remind all parents that children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the audience at CAC shows, so as to avoid disruption and to maximize enjoyment for all visitors.

-Elementary Enrollment – A form was sent home with the students for you to advise if your children are returning to Disney next year, or if they will attend a different school. This information is important in our planning for next year. If your children are not returning to Disney, there are forms you need to complete to process a transfer out of Disney and to enable records be sent to a new school. Please return the form by Friday, May 26, to the teacher, who will turn it into the floor level office.

-Next Year School Bus Transportation – Last week forms were sent home with students who currently have school bus service. Please complete the application and return it by Friday, May 26, with proof of address (current gas or electric bill, copy of state if or driver’s license). If you did not receive an application, you can download and print them from cps.edu or request one from the office.

-Disney Summer Enrichment – If you are looking for an academically enriching, technologically engaging and fun summer experience for your children, we are offering our Summer Enrichment Program from June 26 through August 25. You can sign up for one week or all nine – whatever works for your family. We accept Disney and non-Disney students, in kindergarten through 5th grade. Each week has a different theme; and incorporates literacy, art, technology and outdoor activities – all led by Disney teachers. Check the Disney website for full info and application or you can request an application from the main office.

-Disney Field Days – Each grade will have a Field Day before school ends; please check the June calendar on back for your child’s day. This is a day spent primarily engaged in outside activities (weather permitting) and a picnic lunch on the field. This informal day is a way to celebrate the academic and emotional growth over the year, as well as, enjoy the friendships built in the classroom. Parent volunteers are welcome, as well as donations of bottled water.

- Parent Advisory Council – PAC will be hosting a “Coffee and Conversation” meeting prior to the kindergarten CAC show on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 a.m. in the CAC Dining Room. Parents who attend the PAC meeting will be escorted to the CAC prior to the show. Funds for this program are provided by Title I of the NCLB Act.

-Parent Teacher Association – The next PTA general meeting is Tuesday, June 6, at 7:30 a.m. We want to remind everyone of the event at Chipotle tomorrow, May 25. The location at 5224 will be donating to Disney School, 50% of proceeds between the hours of 5-9 pm. Be sure to mention to the cashier that you are there for the Walt Disney School fundraiser. As Chipotle says, “School Spirit Tastes Great”! .Mark your calendar now, Friday June 9 – Movie in the Park returns; this is the final movie night of the year and it will be outside from 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. on the back lawn. The feature will be Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Last year’s event was a great opportunity to mingle with parents and for students to enjoy time with their friends, bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy. Thank you to everyone for your support of PTA activities all year and our deepest appreciation to all of the officers, activity chairs and parent volunteers who helped to make all the PTA activities such a success.

-Local School Council – The LSC meeting is Tuesday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. Candidate Nomination forms are due May 31, 2017.