- Spirit Night Chair NeededPTSA is in need of a chair for Spirit Night. We need someone who can set up spirit nights with local businesses & help promote those dates to our students & families. Send us an email if you’re interested.
- Facebook Communications
Like Durham PTSA on Facebook! With Remind out of play, we’re using Facebook for quick reminders more & more. See you online! 😉
- PTSA Membership Has It’s Privileges!
Staff appreciation is just one of the things your Durham PTSA does. Every membership contributes to the positive learning environment that we foster. Currently, we only have about 27% membership & we need to do better! Join our PTSA today!!
Thank you JoAnn Peterson for creating these amazing goodies for our staff this month!
- IMPORTANT INFO FROM THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE:
Friday, September 20th, being the last school day before fall break, will be a very busy day for early checkouts. If you plan on checking out your student early that day please send a note to the attendance desk with your student. The note should contain the student’s name, time of checkout, who will be picking them up, parent name and parent phone number. They will receive an Early Check Out Fast Pass so they can meet you without having to be called up. As always the person picking up the student must be listed on the student’s contact list previously authorized by the enrolling adult, show a photo I.D and sign the student out at the attendance desk.
Things are movin’ in the yearbook department!!
First, if you haven’t pre-ordered your yearbook, it’s go time! The price increases from $35 to $40 on Sept. 20, so strike while the iron is hot! Order Here! The Durham School Code is1026.
Next, 8th grade students should have gotten a flyer home about 8th grade tribute ads in the yearbook. The flyer is attached below (in case, like some of us, you never seem to get the flyers that you’ll find stuffed in the bottom of your kid’s locker in May. ;)) You can download a printable version below.
Contact Mrs. Groll at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- New: Curriculum Nights!
6th Grade – Tuesday, October 1
7th Grade – Wednesday, October 2
8th Grade – Thursday, October 3
This year we are introducing Grade Level Curriculum Nights. This will offer you an opportunity to meet with your child’s academic teachers in the month of October. Our goal is that this will be more informative and more conducive to your time than the typical middle school October conference. During Curriculum Night, you will rotate through the five academic classes. After the rotation is complete, you will then be allowed to return to any of your child’s teachers during a twenty-minute period to ask individual questions.
After the rotation, our hope is that you will not need an individual conference, which would be with your child’s homeroom teacher or another designated staff member. If you decide you still want a conference after participating in the curriculum night, information will be the week following Curriculum Night. Please note that all conferences are with the homeroom teacher or another designated staff member and they are for fifteen minutes. In addition, if you choose to have a conference after the Curriculum night(s), these will be scheduled on Monday or Tuesday only during conference week.
- Durham School Council
This year the Durham School Council has two openings. If you are interested or know of a parent who is interested, we are now taking nominations. The nominee must be a parent who will have a student at Durham for the next two years and must be willing to serve on the School Council for two years. Nominees will be accepted between September 13 – 27 and must be submitted to Dr. Bristow at email@example.com. Voting for the School Council Members will take place October 1 – 3 at Durham Middle School.
- HHS Jr. League Girls Basketball Tryouts
Harrison High School Jr. League Girls Basketball Tryouts
At Harrison High’s Presidential Gym
6th Grade Girls-October 1st and 4th, 6:00-7:30
7th Grade Girls-October 1st and 4th, 7:30-9:00
8th Grade Girls-October 1st and 4th, 6:00-7:30
- All those trying out must attend at least one of the two tryouts
- This is not a recreational league, and teams will be picked after tryouts
- You must pre-register for tryouts at this link https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/210536
- If you do not have a Team Snap account, you will have to create one in order to pre-register for tryouts
- Prospective Magnet Student Night
- IEP Workshop
Please join us on Monday, September 16th from 6:30-8:30 at Pine Mountain Middle School for “Understanding the IEP Process,” a workshop that will provide parents an overview of the IEP process and the tools to develop a successful educational plan for their children. Please see the flyer below for additional details and register to attend at www.signup.com/go/DXVwPjz. Please note: if you are unable to attend this workshop, it will be repeated on Wednesday, October 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; another flyer will be sent next month.