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Abraham Depp Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Let’s Do This
See you on Tuesday, Trailblazers!
Meet the Teacher (Tuesday, August 16th)
Meet-the-Teacher is a time when students can make sure they feel confident knowing where their classroom is and who their teacher will be.
Please do your best to adhere to the respective grade level times. We are spacing them out to reduce traffic, parking concerns, and large numbers of people in the building. Thank you.
Depp teachers look forward to seeing all of the students and parents on the 16th!

     AM/Morning placement: 12:00-12:30 p.m. (in the classroom)
     PM/Afternoon placement: 12:30-1:00 p.m. (in the classroom)
1st Grade
     12:00-1:00 p.m. (in the classroom)
2nd Grade
     1:00-2:00 p.m. (in the classroom)
3rd Grade
     1:00-2:00 p.m. (in the classroom)
4th Grade
     2:00-3:00 p.m. (in the classroom)
5th Grade
     2:00-3:00 p.m. (in the classroom)

Thank you!
Thank you to our crew of parent and student volunteers who came in on Monday, August 8th to sort 611 school supply kits into classrooms! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Depp Staff
Kindergarten: Amber Masters, Alexandra Gardiner, Marissa Poe (AM)
1st Grade: Abby Chilcoat, Kate Scheckelhoff, Mallory Hurley, Karen Rogers, Amy Simmons, Kendra Sowards
2nd Grade: Lisa Cavanaugh, Lisa Davis, Shannon Price, Michele Ritzman, Mallory Yeagley, Sarah Parrett
3rd Grade: Lindsey Danhoff, Erin Farrell, Audrey Leach, Christa White, Maddie Smith
4th Grade: Carly Gunn, Jenna May, Erin Marr, Angela Rowe
5th Grade: Jennifer Argo, Ryan Barbari, Alisha Heifner, Jenni Howell, Matt DeMatteis
Art (Jason Blair & Allison Nagashima), Music (Sarah Reyes & Kelli Lawrence), Phys Ed (Ty Parks & Jaime Heslop), Media Specialist/Library (Jamie Davies & Jen Dramble)
All other support staff will be communicated once our staff webpage is updated (late August)assroom)

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Please reference this document for details of the arrival and dismissal procedures for car riders, bus riders, and bikers.

School Day
Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 17th. Our school day start time begins promptly at 9:10 a.m. and ends at 3:40 p.m. Students are allowed to go to their classrooms at 9:00 a.m. and classes will begin at 9:10 a.m.

For everyone’s safety, students should arrive at school between 9:00 and 9:05 a.m. The morning kindergarten class time is 9:10-11:50 a.m. and the afternoon kindergarten class time is 1:00-3:40 p.m.

Bus route information will be posted on the district website next week. Kindergarten parents will be notified via phone call. Those students who require alternative transportation may pick up a form in the school office or download it at this link (Alternative Transportation Request).

Lunch Information
Please click HERE for anything and everything regarding school lunch for this year.
1st Grade Lunch: 11:45-12:05 p.m.
2nd Grade Lunch: 12:00-12:20 p.m.
3rd Grade Lunch: 12:15-12:35 p.m.
4th Grade Lunch: 12:30-12:50 p.m.
5th Grade Lunch: 12:45-1:05 p.m.

Add money to your child’s lunch account.

Bloomz (Classroom Communication Tool)
Our primary communication from classroom to home is via the Bloomz.

Invitation emails will be sent out later this week. These emails will be sent to the primary parent only (as listed in our Progress Book account). If you have any questions about access, please contact your child’s teacher.

Bloomz is a learning management app and website that provides teachers with a simple way to effectively communicate between school and home. From the dashboard, teachers can share information in a variety of ways by creating posts, events, activities, assignments, and photo albums. Parents can sign up to receive app, email, or text notifications, and teachers can control a wide variety of factors, including how parents and guardians communicate (for example, with each other or only with the teacher), what type of information goes out to families, and whether to communicate in a parent or guardian’s preferred language.

Among the site’s many features are helpful tools such as those to schedule parent-teacher conferences, request and organize volunteer help, or send out visual updates of student activities. Photo, video, and file sharing, including through Google Drive or Classroom, mean that teachers don’t have to spend a lot of time getting important information out to kids and their families.

Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in volunteering at Depp, you will need to begin the background check process through Secure Volunteer. It’s easy and takes less than 5 minutes! There will be multiple volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

PTO News
The new school year is almost here, and the Depp PTO is working on creating wonderful experiences and memories for the Depp Community! The PTO is looking for volunteers to plan and help lead some of the events and activities – you can see a list here. After reviewing the events and activities, you can click through to sign up to chair the event to create a more enriching experience for your student and all the Depp Community.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us – [email protected].

Look for more information on the Depp PTO Website.

PTO Room Parent Volunteer Sign Up
If you are a parent/caregiver that is interested in volunteering as a Room Parent for the 2022-23 school year, the Depp PTO would like to announce that the Room Parent Volunteer sign up link will be sent out Monday August 15th at noon via email from Depp Elementary.

School Supply Kits
If you ordered a school supply kit for your student(s) through 1st Day School Supplies it will be delivered to their assigned classroom and available during walkthroughs. Teachers will organize kits so there is no need to do so.
Didn’t get a chance to order? No worries, here is a link to the supply list for all grades.
Depp Supply Lists 2022-2023
You can purchase supplies and bring them to your student’s walkthrough on August 16th.

Community Resources Available to our Families
Are you experiencing economic hardship such as: job loss, death of a family member, sudden move, divorce, health issues, or an unexpected emergency? Dublin City Schools partners with many organizations that can help!
Click here for more information.

Tuesday, August 16th
Meet the Teacher/Classroom Walkthrough
AM Kindergarten 12:00-12:30 PM
PM Kindergarten 12:30-1:00 PM
1st Grade 12:00-1:00 PM
2nd & 3rd Grade 1:00-2:00 PM
4th & 5th Grade 2:00-3:00 PM

Wednesday, August 17th
First day of school
Kindergarten phase in day 1

Thursday, August 18th
Kindergarten phase in day 2

Monday, September 5th
No School – Labor Day

Thursday, September 22nd
Fall Picture Day

If your child will be absent from school, please email our attendance line at [email protected]. You can also call our attendance line at 614-718-8642.

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