Darby K-7 News

News Letter


November 24th-26th

posted Nov 24, 2014, 7:16 AM by Diana Thomas

At Darby School we strive to provide a positive, respectful, responsible and safe environment that encourages the individual academic growth of each child.
  • Please remember that this week will be short. Thanksgiving vacation will be Thursday through Sunday. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday.
  • As the weather continues to change, please make sure that your child has the proper clothing before leaving the house. A coat, hat, gloves and snow boots are all good ideas.
  • December 2nd will be our school’s Spelling Bee. I will send out more details next week.
Enjoy The Holiday
Thank you for all you do to make Darby School and our community a great place.

November 17th -21st

posted Nov 17, 2014, 9:01 AM by Diana Thomas

At Darby School we strive to provide a positive, respectful, responsible and safe environment that encourages the individual academic growth of each child.

We have had a few issues with the bus that I could use some parent help with. 
  1. Please call in advance (by 2:00p.m.) if your child’s travel plans change. Texting your child is fine BUT the office MUST be informed or the request won’t be valid.
  2. Students can’t be removed from the bus by a sibling or anyone else that hasn’t 
  3. Once students are on the bus they will not be allowed to get off until they reach 
As the weather continues to change, please make sure that your child has the proper clothing before leaving the house. A coat, hat, gloves and snow boots.

This week will be our anti-drug Red Ribbon week. Wednesday will be our assembly for the K-3 students (8:45-9:15) and 4-6 students (9:25-9:55). There will be many fun and educational stations in the elementary gym. Stop by and help us celebrate being drug. 

Thank you for all you do to make Darby School and our community a great place.

November 3rd-7th

posted Nov 4, 2014, 7:56 AM by Diana Thomas

At Darby School we strive to provide a positive, respectful, responsible and safe environment that encourages the individual academic growth of each child.
  1. Report cards will be sent home on November 4th. K-4 report cards will go home with the students and 5th-7th will be mailed.
  2. November 5th is EARLY OUT for parent conferences. Conferences will begin at 1:00 and end at 7:00.
  3. November 6th is the Award Assembly for the first quarter. Kindergarten through fourth grade will be from 2:00-2:30. The fifth through seventh grade assembly will be from 2:35-3:00. Please attend and support our hard working students.
  4. Elections are on November 4th in the High School gym 7a.m.-8p.m.
  5. The county health nurse was at the elementary school on Friday (October 31st) to help us access the lice situation. She was pleased with the school’s cleanliness and efforts to prevent the problem. We seem to finally have the problem under control thanks to a dedicated staff and parent involvement. Thank you.
Thank you for all you do to make Darby School and our community a great place.

October 20th-24th

posted Oct 20, 2014, 12:57 PM by Diana Thomas

At Darby School we strive to provide a positive, respectful, responsible and safe environment that encourages the individual academic growth of each child.
1. Box Tops are due this Friday the 24th so that Ashley can turn them in.
2. Child Find will be October 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a free screening for children ages birth-6 years old. Child Find is designed to identify the developmental progress of your child.
3. As winter approaches please make sure your children are prepared. 
4. Fall Festival: Join us this Thursday, October 23rd from 5:30-7:30 at the school cafeteria for FREE DINNER, games, activities, photo booth, costume exchange and door prizes. Please Bring a pumpkin to decorate. 
5. Junior High BOYS basketball (grades 6th-8th) begins Monday October 20th. 
6. This week is “Bus Safety” week. Students will learn more about bus expectations.
7. Wednesday October 22nd we will be participating in the Great Montana Shake Out. This is an earthquake readiness program that teaches students what to do in the event of an earthquake.

*Thank you all for waiting at the stop sign by the wood benches.
Thank you for all you do to make Darby School and our community a great place.

October 6th - 10th

posted Oct 7, 2014, 6:58 AM by Diana Thomas

At Darby School we strive to provide a positive, respectful, responsible and safe environment that encourages the individual academic growth of each child.
  • The Box Top collections have begun. Please give Box Tops to your child’s teacher or Ashley at the office.
  • Child Find will be October 23rd  from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a free screening for children ages birth-6 years old. Child Find is designed to identify the developmental progress of your child.
  • Please check the Lost and Found for any items that your student may have lost. Clothing items are building up fast.
  • As winter approaches please make sure your children are prepared. 
  • Please call by 2:00pm to let the office know of any changes in your child’s daily schedule. This includes appointments and transportation plans.
  • If you are coming to school to pick up your child, please wait at the stop sign by the wood benches for your child to be released from class.
Thank you for all you do to make Darby School and our community a great place.
Mr. Toynbee
K-7 Principal

May 19, 2014

posted May 19, 2014, 2:44 PM by Diana Thomas

Congratulations to the 5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Sophia Delvo & Hayden Toynbee
 
The Silverwood Tickets are here!!!  They will be sent home with your child on Tuesday, May 20th if they earned one.   Please make sure you ask for them, because if they are lost they are not replaceable. 
 
Parents:  If your child will be going somewhere different after school, such as a birthday party or to a friend's house, please call the elementary office early in the day so we can make the necessary
arrangements and know where they are supposed to go.
 
Darby Schools will once again be offering the Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program.  Monday through Friday all children 18 and under can eat free of charge.  Breakfast will be served from 9-11, and lunch will be from 11-12.  No food program on the 4th of July.
 
XTreme Team Summer Program will be operating this year.  Registration and information will be available soon at the elementary office and our website.
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
 May 19-21         Library Field Trips
May 22-23           5th Grade Overnight Field Trip
May 28                 8th Grade Silverwood Trip
                                                         
NO COST Preschool & Childcare Call to see if you qualify!
Ravalli Head Start              406-363-1217 x 114                                                                                  
Early Head Start               406-363-7412 x 222
Hamilton, MT 59840   www.ravalliheadstart.org     

April 21, 2014

posted Apr 23, 2014, 7:50 AM by Diana Thomas

Congratulations to this week’s Students of the Week:   Tristan Wall and Lilly Adair
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Annie Rennaker and Andrew Thomas
 
Spring is here!  With six weeks to go in the school year our teachers will push to get as much curriculum taught as they can.  Also, there will be field trips and other special activities your children may be participating in.  Watch for notices home from teachers and this newsletter to ensure you send necessary permission slips. 
 
The Darby Schools Excellence Fund continues to make a difference for our students.  So far this school year, over $32,000 has been spent on special programs and equipment.  The annual Summer Benefit will be on June 21.  If you are interested in donating an item or service to the benefit, please contact Mr. Rennaker.
 
Parents:  If you have new contact information OR any information changes please contact the elementary office as soon as possible.  Please do the same if you have contact people you would like added or taken off your child's list, or if there are old phone numbers you need removed.
 
Lost and Found – There is a pile of clothes in the hallway by the elementary office.  We will be getting them ready for donation to Ravalli Services at the end of the week.  If you haven’t checked the table please do so!
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Apr 25   4th Midquarter
Apr 29   8th Grade Transitions Program
Apr 30   Midquarter reports sent home
May 1    7th Grade Career Fair in Hamilton
May 2    4th Grade Farm Fair in Hamilton
 
Junior High Sporting Dates and Updates:
Thur, Apr 24       Tennis @ Superior – 4:00 pm
Fri, Apr 25            Track @ Salmon – 1:00 pm
Tue , Apr 29        Tennis – Superior at Darby - 4:00 pm

April 7, 2014

posted Apr 7, 2014, 9:53 AM by Diana Thomas

Congratulations to last week’s Students of the Week:   Alex Walker & Reece Conner
                This week’s K-4 Students of Week:  Jeanna Rall and William Martin
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Nelson Smith & Gracie Lange
We had a great turnout at parent teacher conferences.  If you were not able to make it, but would like to talk to your child’s teacher please contact them at the school.
 
Parents:  If you have new contact information OR any information changes please contact the elementary office as soon as possible.  Please do the same if you have contact people you would like added or taken off your child's list, or if there are old phone numbers you need removed.
 
We need to make you aware of a couple of calendar changes:
  1. Mrs. Gardner is having a baby at the end of April, so we have moved the Spring K-4 Concert to April 10th.  The concert will start at 7:00.
  2. April 21st will be a make-up day for one of the snow days we took a couple of weeks ago.  There will be school on April 21st!!
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Apr 8                     Class Picture Day
Apr 10                   K-4 Music Concert – 7:00 pm
 
Junior High Sporting Dates and Updates:
Thur, Apr 10       Tennis @ Darby vs. Mission – 4:00 pm
 
Congratulations to the following wrestlers who placed at the State Tournament this past weekend!
1st Place – State Champ – Ryder Conner
2nd Place – Tristin Weidow
3rd Place – Hooper Reed, Derric Parks
4th Place – Alex Walker
5th Place – Jesse Anson, Cole Anson, Jordan Anderson, Dillon Parks

March 24, 2014

posted Mar 24, 2014, 1:10 PM by Diana Thomas

Congratulations to the Students of the Week:   Jacob Sass & Sierra Reed
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Nelson Smith & Gracie Lange
 
We had a great visit from Governor and First Lady Bullock, Jeff Bridges and Bill Sharp.  They are promoting a very positive agenda to feed healthy breakfast to more students in America.  It is unfortunate that all students didn’t get a chance to see them, but they were on a very tight schedule. 
 
March Mathness Family Night will be on Wednesday, Mar 26.  Dinner will be provided at 5:00 with math activities to follow.  Please join us for this fun evening!!
 
Darby’s Destination Imagination Teams competed very well at state!!!  Way to go!!
 
Parents:  If you have new contact information OR any information changes please contact the elementary office as soon as possible.  Please do the same if you have contact people you would like added or taken off your child's list, or if there are old phone numbers you need removed.
 
We need to make you aware of a couple of calendar changes:
1.       Mrs. Gardner is having a baby at the end of April, so we have moved the Spring K-4 Concert to April 10th.  The concert will start at 7:00.
2.       April 21st will be a make-up day for one of the snow days we took a couple of weeks ago.  There will be school on April 21st!!
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Mar 28                  3rd quarter report cards sent home
Apr 2                     1:00 Release time for students
Apr 2                     4:00-7:00 Drop in Parent-Teacher Conferences
Apr 3                     3rd Quarter Assemblies – 5-7 2:15, K-4  2:45
Apr 10                   K-4 Music Concert – 7:00 pm
 
Junior High Sporting Dates and Updates:
Mon, Mar 24      Victor @ Darby – 6th, 7th, 8th – 5:00
Thur, Mar 27      Valley Christian @ Darby – 7th, 8th – 4:00
Fri, Mar 28           State Wrestling at Kalispell
 
Congratulations to the Darby Wrestlers!!  They won the small school team trophy at the inter-valley wrestling tournament this past weekend.  Good luck at state!!!!

March 19, 2014

posted Mar 19, 2014, 12:56 PM by Diana Thomas

Congratulations to the Students of the Week:   Isaac Brown & Cayden Davis
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Nelson Smith & Gracie Lange
 
Many of you have heard that Governor and First Lady Bullock, Jeff Bridges and Bill Shore will be visiting our school on Friday the 21st.  We are excited that our breakfast program is being recognized.  There will be a press conference in the cafeteria at 8:45.  This is the only opportunity for the public to have access to the delegation.  You are welcome to attend this part of the event.
 
Darby’s Destination Imagination Teams are going to the State Competition this weekend.  Good luck to our 4 teams!  Do your best!!
 
Way to go Casey Ehmann.  Last weekend Casey travelled to Rapid City, SD and competing in the Elks Hoop Shoot.  Casey placed 3rd, and represented our school positively!
 
We need to make you aware of a couple of calendar changes:
1.       Mrs. Gardner is having a baby at the end of April, so we have moved the Spring K-4 Concert to April 10th.  The concert will start at 7:00.
2.       April 21st will be a make-up day for one of the snow days we took a couple of weeks ago.  There will be school on April 21st!!
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Mar 24-Apr 4      Smarter Balance Assessment for 3rd – 11th grades
Mar 20                  Destination Imagination Assemblies – 2:30
Mar 24                  Child Find in the JH Gym at 9:30 – 12:30
 
Junior High Sporting Dates and Updates:
Fri, Mar 21           Florence @ Darby – 7th/8th – 4:00
Mar 21-22            Inter-Valley Wrestling Tournament @ Thompson Falls
Mon, Mar 24      Victor @ Darby – 6th, 7th, 8th – 5:00
Thur, Mar 27      Valley Christian @ Darby – 7th, 8th – 4:00
 
Congratulations to the Darby Wrestlers for placing at the Valley Tournament – 1st – Jesse Anson, 4th – Alex Walker, 1st – Hooper Reed, 1st – Ryder Conner, 2nd – Tanner Davis, 4th – Jacob Sass, 1st – Deric Parks, 2nd – Cody Fisher, 4th – Amber Anderson, 4th – Atticus Atkins, 1st – Tristin Weidow, 2nd – Cole Anson, 3rd – Evan Nelson, 3rd – Jordan Anderson, 1st – Derrik Gasvoda!!!!

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