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May 19, 2014

posted May 19, 2014, 2:44 PM by Jenn Turner

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
                                                         
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April 21, 2014

posted Apr 23, 2014, 7:50 AM by Jenn Turner

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 Jenn Turner

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 Jenn Turner

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 Jenn Turner

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!!!!

March 10, 2014

posted Mar 10, 2014, 9:45 AM by Jenn Turner

Congratulations to the Students of the Week:   Lailani Hilton & Dalton Nielson
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Taylor Wohlers and Hudson Vegoren
 
  Darby’s Destination Imagination Teams are putting final preparations into their challenges to be ready for the state competition on March 22.  Please join us on Thursday, March 13 for our friends and family night in the elementary cafeteria.  Dinner is at 5:30 with performances following.  All teams will perform their skits and you may have a chance to participate in an instant challenge!  We will have a taco and nacho dinner with suggested donation of $5 to help cover state tournament travel.  Stop in and see what DI is all about!
  This past weekend the Darby Wrestling Club hosted our 11th Annual Darbarian Tournament and the turnout was fantastic!  A big thank you to everyone who helped -- it couldn't have happened without you!  Once again, Darby wrestlers had stellar performances and we couldn't be more proud of what their hard work has helped these kids achieve.
  On Friday night the Middles and JH started off the tournament with Dylan Parks and Evan Nelson each taking home a 4th place medal.
  On Saturday morning the Beginners showed up ready to rumble!  Natalie Anderson, Jesse Anson, Mathew Anderson and Hooper Reed all took home 1st place GOLD!  Kylie Schlapman and Waylon Brown (Wisdom, MT) both took third and Talen Davis 4th. Novice wrestlers continued to show Darby pride! Deric Parks and Ryder Conner both earned 1st place Gold medals; Amber Anderson and Cody Fisher 2nd place; and Adam Anderson and Tanner Davis both earned 3rd place medals.  Rounding out Saturday's tournament ended with Tristen Weidow and Derek Weisweaver both won 1st place, Cole Anson and Evan Nelson 3rd place; and Jordon Anderson 4th. Congratulations to ALL Darby Lil Guy Wrestlers who competed this weekend.  Thank you for your wonderful sportsmanship and showing your Darby Pride.
  Way to go JH GBB!! They swept Victor on Saturday with wins in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade games!!!!
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Mar 10                  School Board Meeting – 6:00 in the High School Library
Mar 17-28            Smarter Balance Assessment for 3rd – 11th grades
Mar 20                  Destination Imagination Assembly – 2:30
Mar 24                  Child Find in the JH Gym at 9:30 – 12:30
 
Junior High Sporting Dates and Updates:
 Tue, Mar 11        GBB @ St. Joes – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
Thur, Mar 13      GBB @ Stevensville – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
Fri, Mar 14           GBB Lone Rock @ Darby – 3:00 – 7th, 8th
Fri, Mar 14           JH Wrestling @ Stevensville – 5:00
Mon, Mar 17      GBB Corvallis @ Darby – 4:00 – 7th, 8th

March 4, 2014

posted Mar 5, 2014, 7:08 AM by Jenn Turner

Congratulations to the Students of the Week:   Kyrah Sturm and Coby Smith
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Taylor Wohlers and Hudson Vegoren
 
This weather has really been difficult to deal with lately.  We appreciate your patience with our delays and cancellations.  Hopefully we are getting the bugs out of the process to notify parents.  You can always check KECI and KPAX for notifications about school closures or delays.  We will need to make up at least one of the days, and will notify everyone as soon as we determine when that will be.
 
The I Love to Read Month Assembly has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7 at 1:45 in the junior high gym.  We will be drawing for the prizes and recognizing our school for all of the reading done by students in the month of February. 
 
Last week’s assembly was great.  Our students really enjoyed the “Strong Man” and his feats of strength.  Who knew you could rip a deck of cards in half with a person standing on your stomach?  The assembly carried a strong message about achieving your goals and treating others with respect!
 
Wrestlers will be in Darby this weekend!  Junior high wrestling will be on Friday night with a 5:00 pm start.  Little Guys will be competing on Saturday with a 9:00 am start.
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Mar 7    I Love to Read Month Assembly
Mar 10  School Board Meeting – 6:00 in the High School Library
 
Junior High Sporting Dates and Updates: 
Tue, Mar 4          GBB @ Valley Christian – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
Thur, Mar 6         JH Wrestling at Hamilton – 4:00 pm
Thur, Mar 6         GBB @ Florence – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
Fri, Mar 7             JH Wrestling at Darby – 5:00
Sat, Mar 8            LG Wrestling at Darby – 9:00 am
Sat, Mar 8            GBB @ Victor – 9:00 am – 8th, 6th, 7th
Tue, Mar 11        GBB @ St. Joes – 4:00 – 7th, 8th

February 25, 2014

posted Feb 25, 2014, 12:18 PM by Jenn Turner

Congratulations to the Students of the Week:   Hayden Pelkey and Kimberly Berry
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Taylor Wohlers and Hudson Vegoren
 
Darby schools do not take many snow days, but we felt it was necessary yesterday.  We had snowplows working most of the weekend, and were caught up, but the extra accumulation overnight put us behind again.  We are grateful to the snowplow drivers who are working to keep our roads safe, and are glad to be back in school.
 
Some of the great events for I Love to Read Month will be:
  • Reading is the Ticket – Any student in grades K-8 can earn a one-day ticket to Silverwood Theme Park by recreationally reading for 10 hours (600 minutes)
  • The Masonic Lodge from Hamilton and Darby Schools Excellence Fund will sponsor prizes for each grade.  K-3 students will have a chance to win a bike, and 3rd-7th students will enter for a Kindle. 
  • The Reading Reward Field Trip will also take place early in March.  If your child is not interested in the above drawings they can enter tickets to go on the field trip.
  • Students earn one ticket for every 15 minutes of reading.
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Feb 26                   Midquarter Reports sent home
Feb 26                   Anti-bullying assembly – 2:30
 
Sporting Dates and Updates:
"Darby Wrestlers had an outstanding first weekend in Florence! 
Beginner and Novice wrestlers recorded 24 wins and 10 losses on Friday night to start the year of with a bang!  On Saturday our Novice wrestlers recorded another 23 wins and 8 losses, and our Middle and JH Wrestlers brought home 22 wins and 15 losses.  5 wrestlers went undefeated all weekend:  Jesse Anson, Kylie Schlapman, Ryder Conner, Deric Parks and Ethan Nelson.  Great job wrestlers!
A special announcement needs to go out to Deric Parks and Ethan Nelson for stepping up and volunteering to wrestle additional matches -- Deric wrestled 2 more times against kids 2 & 3 years older and WON!
 
Tue, Feb 25         GBB @ Florence – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
Fri, Feb 28           LGW – Beginners and Novice @ Corvallis
Sat, Mar 1            LG and Junior High Wrestling @ Philipsburg
Tue, Mar 4          GBB @ Valley Christian – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
 
The junior high girl’s basketball teams played their first games last week in Hamilton.   The seventh grade team won one and lost one, while the 8th graders played hard but came up short.

Feb 4, 2013

posted Feb 4, 2014, 8:09 AM by Jenn Turner

Congratulations to the Students of the Week:  Eva Wymer & Kassidy Rider
                                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Gabe Smith and Isabel Morton     
 
Way to go Casey Ehmann.  Casey won the Montana State Free Throw Championship this past Saturday!!  She made 21 of 25 free throws to qualify for the next level of the competition in Rapid City, SD. 
 
One of the great activities our students participate in every year continues this week.  The 7th and 8th grade classes will be going to Lost Trail Powder Mountain for skiing and snowboarding on the 7th (see the schedule below for the upcoming dates).  Each student is required to take a lesson and spend the day with a group of same ability skiers.
 
On February 4th we will host an “I Love to Read Month” kickoff family night.  From 5:15-6:00 there will be a free family dinner in the cafeteria.  Then there will be mini-sessions with authors Dominic Farrenkopf, Jennifer Crawford and Kathy Dufresne, and librarians Wendy Campbell and Janie Vogt.  We hope to see you there.
 
Some of the great events for I Love to Read Month will be:
·         Reading is the Ticket – Any student in grades K-8 can earn a one-day ticket to Silverwood Theme Park by recreationally reading for 10 hours (600 minutes)
·         The Masonic Lodge from Hamilton and Darby Schools Excellence Fund will sponsor prizes for each grade.  K-3 students will have a chance to win a bike, and 3rd-7th students will enter for a Kindle. 
·         The Reading Reward Field Trip will also take place early in March.  If your child is not interested in the above drawings they can enter tickets to go on the field trip.
·         Students earn one ticket for every 15 minutes of reading.
 
The Annual Darby Schools Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, February 11 at 8:45 in the JH gym.  Students will be competing in their grades to qualify to participate.  All participants parents will be contacted.
 
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Jan 30    5th/6th Grade Ski/Snowboarding Day
Feb 3     2nd Quarter Awards Assembly for 5th – 8th
Feb 4     Family Reading Night – 5:00-7:00 pm
Feb 10   School Board Meeting – 6:00 pm – High School Library
Feb 11   Darby Schools Spelling Bee
Feb 14   Valentine’s Day Parties

January 27, 2014

posted Jan 27, 2014, 12:25 PM by Jenn Turner

Congratulations to the Students of the Week:  Clay Rouse and Thade Myers
                        5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Gabe Smith and Isabel Morton         
 
One of the great activities our students participate in every year continues this week.  The 5th and 6th grade classes will be going to Lost Trail Powder Mountain for skiing and snowboarding on the 30th (see the schedule below for the upcoming dates).  Each student is required to take a lesson and spend the day with a group of same ability skiers.
 
On February 4th we will host an “I Love to Read Month” kickoff family night.  From 5:15-6:00 there will be a free family dinner in the cafeteria.  Then there will be mini-sessions with authors Dominic Farrenkopf, Jennifer Crawford and Kathy Dufresne, and librarians Wendy Campbell and Janie Vogt.  We hope to see you there.
 
Some of the great events for I Love to Read Month will be:
·         Reading is the Ticket – Any student in grades K-8 can earn a one-day ticket to Silverwood Theme Park by recreationally reading for 10 hours (600 minutes)
·         The Masonic Lodge from Hamilton and Darby Schools Excellence Fund will sponsor prizes for each grade.  K-3 students will have a chance to win a bike, and 3rd-7th students will enter for a Kindle. 
·         The Reading Reward Field Trip will also take place early in March.  If your child is not interested in the above drawings they can enter tickets to go on the field trip.
·         Students earn one ticket for every 15 minutes of reading.
  
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Jan 30    5th/6th Grade Ski/Snowboarding Day
Feb 3     2nd Quarter Awards Assembly for 5th – 8th
Feb 4     Family Reading Night – 5:00-7:00 pm
Feb 14    Valentine’s Day Parties
Feb 20-21  NO SCHOOL

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