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Homeschool Newsletter November 5, 2018

Upcoming Dates:


  • 7th - Pie Dough Making Party - volunteers needed, 10:00 in the Blue Room
  • 8th - Apple Pie Day - please sign up to come at 10, 11, or 12
  • 12th - Veteran’s Day Holiday - DSIS Closed

Homeschool Newsletter Oct. 22, 2018

Upcoming Dates:


  • 23rd Pumpkin Patch field trip forms due, please!
  • 26th Pumpkin Patch Field Trip - carpool from DSIS at 12, 12:30 bring/eat sack lunch at the patch, 1:00 tour of the pumpkin patch ...more

HomeSchool Newsletter 10-8-18

Upcoming Dates:


  • 8th-12th - Safety Week at DSIS - We will have a Safety Drills throughout the week.
  • 10th - School Site Council Meeting at 8 and School Climate Committee meeting at 9 in the blue ...more

HomeSchool Newsletter 9-26-18

Upcoming Dates:


  • 27th - First Meeting of the Almost Monthly Press at noon
  • 28th - Picture Make-up Day 9:00-11:00


  • 2nd - Robotics Starts - 4th-8th Grade - room 1 at 2:00
  • 4th - Poetry Tea at ...more

DSIS Homeschool Newsletter August 29, 2018

We hope the transition from summer vacation to back-to-school is easeful for you.  Here is our first DSIS Homeschool newsletter for the year.  Hopefully this, and future newsletters, serve to inform you about upcoming DSIS activities.  We plan to send out subsequent newsletters at the beginning and middle of each month.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Dates:


  • 29th - First Day of 2018-19 School Year - We invite homeschool families drop in to pick up materials, say hello and take school photos from 9-2:30.
  • 31st - Welcome Back Brunch at 10AM in room 1


  • 3rd - Labor Day School Holiday - DSIS will be closed
  • 4th – Workshops and Classes Begin at DSIS this week
  • 12th - Site Council Meeting 8AM - All are invited in the Orange Room
  • 12th - School Climate Committee Meeting 9AM - All are invited to join in Orange Room
  • 18th - Back to School Night 6-7PM
  • 21st - Bike with Confidence Education Class at 1:00
  • 28th - Picture Make-up Day 8:30-3:00

School Garden Thank You!

Thank you to Majorins family, Baas Family, Boutin Family, Rejmanek(ova) Family, Williams Family, Cathy Bucher, Cathy Scarr, and Amy Thomson for all of your help in our school garden this summer! The garden is such a wonderful place for learning, growing food and connecting with one another and nature. It is so nice to start our school year off with the garden area in such nice shape and ready for planting.


Picture Day & Picture Make-up Day - August 29th and September 28th

We would love to have you come take a photo so we can make ID cards and if you would like to, you may order photos from Life-Touch.  If you miss Picture Day or need retakes, please come September 28th! No purchase is required. Every student will receive a student ID card with a photo.


Back-to-School Brunch, Friday, August 31st, 10:00AM

We invite everyone to come gather to welcome new families, enjoy a meal together, and play a few icebreaker games to start off the year.  We will provide the brunch. 


Site Council Meeting, September 12th,  8:00AM

Please come help our school be the best we can be.  Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion and give input.  Parents and students also serve as official voting members working on our school site plan, safety plan and working with the school budget. You can get information about DSIS School Site Council on our school website http://dsis.djusd.net/sitecouncil


News on Cathy Scarr - Cathy Scarr is recovering beautifully from hip surgery she had this summer.  She will be back to work in October.  The first Robotics class will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd at 2:00 PM in room 1; please send Cathy wishes for continuing to heal.


School Hours – Please note that we do not open until 9:50 AM on Wednesdays.  The weekly schedule is Monday & Tuesday, 8:00 to 4:00, Wednesday 9:50 to 4:00, Thursday, 8:00 to 4:00, Friday, 8:00 to 3:30.


Bike To School Program – DSIS participates in the Bike/Walk/Skateboard program. Our kiosk, where students check in each time they ride their bike to school (or arrive other than by car), is the same one in the main office used to sign in when you first enter our school. We would love to get more students involved with this program.  Contact Cindy in the office for more information.  


Bike With Confidence Class - September 21st, 1:00 PM, Central Park

As part of the Bike to School program, the City of Davis will be putting on a Bike with Confidence Class on September 21st at 1PM.  This class is  for our Kindergarten through 8th grade students and will end with a tour of the Bike Museum.  More information to follow.  Please save the date!


September 28th Back to School Night and Sutter’s Fort Presentation room 1,

This is a great opportunity for you to share our school with friends and family.  Please feel free to bring them.  We are excited to be going to Sutter’s Fort this spring on April 11th.  We will be presenting information at 6:30 in room 1, about the Fort and the Environmental Living Program.


Fun Friday Calendar 

Sept. 7th – Getting to Know one another games
Sept. 14th - Up, Up and Away, Art Project
Sept. 21st - Bike with Confidence Education Class - City of Davis Presenting (may be more than 1 hour)


Coffee with Mr. Kinder - October 5th 1:00PM in Room 1

From Mr. Kinder:  Hello DSIS homeschooling families. I’d like to invite you to join myself and teachers for our ‘Coffee with Mr. Kinder’ event. Coffee and conversation will be provided in this casual, social event. Hope you can join us!


Important Peanut Allergy Information from the School Nurse:

This is to inform you that a secondary student in your child’s school has a severe peanut/nut allergy.  Strict avoidance of ingestion or contact with peanut/nut products is the only way to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction.  We are asking for your assistance in providing a safe school environment for all students.  To reduce the risk of exposure, the South Wing classrooms and library will be peanut/nut free. You and your child(ren) are welcome to consume peanuts/nuts while in the North Wing.  Please avoid eating peanut/nuts while in the South Wing and make sure to wash your hands if you have had peanuts/nuts before going into the South Wing of our school.