Thursday, December 18, 2014
210 Duncan Chapel Rd, Greenville, SC 29617 (864)355-2700

News and Notes

Title I Planning Meeting

Title I Planning Meeting
Tuesday, December 9 @ 9:00 AM
 All parents, school employees, and community members are invited to attend and participate as we make decisions for our school.  Please consider joining us in this very important task. 

Hats, Gloves, and Scarves Drive
Duncan Chapel Student Council is hosting a hats, gloves, and scarves drive.  Please send in new hats, gloves, or scarves for our local Salvation Army.  This is a great way to make sure those in need can stay warm this winter.  Please turn in donations by Friday, December 19th.  Student council will collect on Fridays!

Pre-Order Your Child's 2014-2015 Yearbook Now!
Order forms are being sent home for you to pre-order your child's 2014-2015 school yearbook.  Yearbooks are full color with a laminated front and back cover.  The deadline to pre-order yearbooks is January 30, 2015.  The cost is $25 for pre-orders and $30 after the deadline date. So, take advantage of the discount and order your book TODAY!
Make checks payable to: Duncan Chapel PTA 

As the weather gets cooler, please remember to dress your child appropriately and follow the school dresscode.  Thank you!

Progress Reports
Progress Reports were sent home on Monday, December 1st.  Please review your child's progress report and talk to them about their goals for the remainder of the grading period.

Car Line Update
We will be running a single car line from now on.  Please, do not get out of your car to get your child.  Cell phones are NOT allowed in the car line.  Our goal is to keep the line moving quickly while keeping everyone safe.  Thank you for your help with this matter.

Duncan Chapel Scores Big!

Duncan Chapel Elementary received an A (92.4) on the 2014 ESEA waiver.  We also received an EXCELLENT on our 2014 state report card!
We are so PROUD of our dedicated faculty and staff, our wonderful students and supportive families! 

Click on the links below for more information
2014 ESEA 
2014 State Report Card

Title I Planning for the 2015-2016 School Year

The following dates have been scheduled for creating the 2015-2016 Title I plan for Duncan Chapel.  All parents, school employees, and community members are invited to attend and participate as we make decisions for our school.  Please consider joining us in this very important task.  Dates and times for these meetings are as follows:
Monday, November 17, 2014 @ 5:00 PM (prior to PTA)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
All meetings are held at Duncan Chapel Elementary in the Science Lab
If you have questions, please contact Title I Facilitator Heather Gettys  (355-2731) or Parent Involvement Coordinator Lillian Munoz (355-2764).

School Choice
Greenville County Schools Change in Assignment Choice Lottery window this year will be from Monday, December 8, 2014 through Friday, December 19, 2014.  Parents and school district employees will need to go to their number one choice requested school and fill out the request form.  Request for all grade levels is to be made during the lottery window including incoming kindergarten students.  For more information please visit the district webpage.

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Wee Deliver is open for business!

Starting on Monday, October 20th, the Duncan Chapel mail system will be open for business.  Through this “in house” mail system, students practice writing and other standards as they write and respond to letters.  The third grade will be responsible for running the “Wee Deliver” post office.  Mrs. Thompson will train and supervise the mail workers.  Mail will be picked up, sorted, and delivered two times a week.

     Parents are encouraged to get involved by writing to your child.  You can find out your child’s school address in 3 different ways:  an address book will be located in the front office, the addresses will be posted on the school’s website (look for the link on the Parent’s Page), and every teacher will be sharing their classroom address with you through their newsletter.

There are “mailboxes” posted on each hallway that may be used.

     Please remember to address the letter correctly, including return address.  NO STAMPS necessary!  You may use a sticker or drawing in place of the stamp. Your envelope would look something like the sample here.

 Thank you for supporting this fun, learning activity!

~Mrs. Thompson, IC

Readiness Assessment Program

This fall, as part of the Readiness Assessment Program, children in prekindergarten and kindergarten will be assessed for early language and literacy within the first 45 days of instruction.  Click here to continue reading more information about this assessment.

Join PTA Today!!
The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help our school! Membership dues are $5 per person. You can send in your money in an envelope marked "PTA membership". Thank you for supporting the Duncan Chapel PTA! Joining the PTA does not obligate you to volunteer at school or attend PTA meetings - although we hope you will do both!