The Scott Spotlight
October 25, 2019
Principal: Linda Reha
School Address: 804 Wilson St. DeWitt, MI 48820
Office Phone Number: 517-668-3400
Attendance Phone Number: 517-668-3458
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
First bell rings at 8:25 a.m.
Students shouldn't arrive before 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 3:20 p.m.
Nov. 20: Half Day of School CLT (dismiss at 11:57 a.m.)
Nov. 22: Half Day of School Record Day (dismiss at 11:27a.m.)
Dear Scott School Families,
October is always a favorite time of the year for me. The turning leaves and the crisp cool air gives me seasonal awareness that summer has been left behind and winter is around the corner. This time of year is also exciting for students since they've settled into a school routine and every month for the next three brings holidays for those who celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and/or multicultural/religious holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa to name a few of so many. It's astonishing to think we're already a quarter of the way through the school year, but there are lots of learning experiences and opportunities left in this school year, and I look forward to closing 2019 off positively and continuing the momentum into 2020.
Scott School Principal
Scott's Annual FUN RUN
The annual Scott School Fun Run was spectacular and raised just over $31,000! WOW!!! Students were able to run, jog, or walk a course with pop music playing and a crowd of spectators cheering them on. Some students even elected to dance to join in the movement groove. Prize winners will receive their earned reward soon, and students who brought in $300 or more will have a special breakfast with Mrs. Reha. All funds generated from this event will go towards field trips and transportation (to and from each trip) along with school-wide positive behavior supports such as popsicles and bracelets, to name a couple, for students who are invited to monthly Panther Pride Lunch for demonstrating respectful, responsible, safe, and bucketfilling behavior. Thank you for making this event and fundraiser such a success. Your support makes a huge difference!
Community Ed. Classes
Community Education classes are a great resource for our students, families, and community members. However, registrations may not be turned in at school to ensure classes aren't overloaded and that no one is turned away in the chance that registration paperwork and payment is misplaced. Registration for Community Education classes can be done online, in the Community Education Office, or by phone (directly with the Comm. Ed. office). Registrations that are sent to school will be sent home with students. Thank you for your understanding.
Ozobots and STEAM Learning
Students in Mrs. Dennings' classroom developed code and programmed Ozobot robotics to follow a map they each drew of their neighborhood which reflects the second grade standards of making connections to our local community. It's amazing how innovative and creative our students are!
Panther Pride Student Spotlight
Each week every classroom at Scott School has a Panther Pride drawing from all Panther Pride slips earned by students for demonstrating respectful, responsible, safe, and bucketfilling behavior. Lucky drawing winners are invited to a Panther Pride luncheon at the end of each month with Mrs. Reha and Mrs. Schwarz.
Israa is in Mrs. Munich's 3rd grade class. She attended the October Panther Pride Luncheon.
The 3 Cs to Halloween: Costumes, Celebrations, & Candy
Friendly Reminders: Although there won't be a school-wide celebration or parade, classroom teachers have scheduled fun celebration events with a Halloween or Harvest theme. Families should have or will receive communication from your child's classroom teacher about more specifics surrounding the fun event they will be hosting. Costumes must meet the district dress code by being age and school appropriate and should be changed into during celebrations that are Halloween themed. No weapons or gore should be part of costumes at school to promote a safe learning environment for all students. Scott School staff wishes all of our students and families a safe and festive Halloween season and appreciate your help by keeping trick-or-treat candy collected on Halloween night at home to enjoy. This reduces classroom distractions and helps students make healthy food choices during the day to fuel their brains for learning. Remember, treats of any kind must always follow our nut free building guidelines to promote a safe environment for students with food allergies.
The DeWitt High School will be hosting its 14th annual Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11, 2019. Any Veteran interested is invited to a coffee reception in the high school library from 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. A student-lead program will then be held in the high school gymnasium at 9:30 a.m. to which Veterans will be escorted and honored in front of a student body. The program will end at approximately 10:30 a.m.
In addition to this year's program, DeWitt Public Schools has provided a website/link to anyone interested in donating to this event. This year's theme is "Service to your country, your community and to yourself". A portion of what is donated will be given to Blue Star Service Dogs, a non-profit organization which provides trained rescue dogs to Veterans seeking help in recovery from PTSD or any other brain-related injury while serving our country. Please visit the DPS Veterans Day website to donate or to see further details.
We would also like to see your honored family Veterans! Please consider uploading or attaching a photo of your loved ones who are serving or who have served our country! We would like to share these pictures at our program reception. Please have them uploaded by November 8th. Please follow the link https://www.dewittschools.net/veterans-day
We hope that you consider to donating to this year's program, as well as our future programs, in honor of a veteran, a military branch, and its goal to educate our students about how DeWitt honors Veterans!
The following is information about current PTA events:
- We are still accepting new members and membership renewals! Go to https://dewittpta2018.memberhub.store/ to become a member, sponsor a teacher or make a donation. You can join the PTA just to help support our schools - there is no time commitment or volunteer requirement...but we love to see new faces! If you would like to join us for our next meeting, we will be at the DeWitt Middle School Learning Commons (a.k.a. library) on Tuesday, November 12th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We'd love to introduce ourselves.
- Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Monster Mash earlier this week. With your donations we were able to donate several hundred snacks to each of our elementary school snack pantries!
- There is still time to get your tickets for our annual Denim & Diamonds event. This fun adults only event will be held Saturday, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. at the Banquet & Conference Center of DeWitt. Join us for games of chance, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, all while enjoying a huge silent auction and a spirited live auction. The silent auction will include the classroom baskets that we are collecting donations for now, as well as some wonderful teacher experiences. Watch Facebook for sneak previews of some of these fabulous teacher experiences! Tickets are on sale at https://www.dewittfoundation.org/eventsx/denim-diamonds-2019-registration, they are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. The kids can enjoy their own night out at DARA for a "Drop Your Kids Off" night that same evening. Besides being a fun night out, this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is a great way to support our schools thru the PTA. Attached is a flyer for one of the Experience raffles that is also a part of the auction. Check them out! Your child could be the recipient of a cool experience with a teacher, principal, or other DPS staff member if you're the highest bidder.
P/T Conference & Conference Cuisine
Thank you to all the families who attended Parent Teacher Conferences. It's such a delight to have some one-on-one time to talk about your child's learning. Thank you for being involved and partnering with our school! Also, a shout out goes to our PTA and parent volunteers for the delicious Conference Cuisine this week. Mexican and Italian meals were well received and much appreciated!
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is changing to align with today's technology and families. Soon there will be no more clipping and only receipt scanning to support Scott School. It's simply to do, just download a the Box Tops for Education App and scan your grocery receipt. Any items that qualify will automatically credit our Scott School account. This costs nothing, but gives extra funds to our school to purchase resources and support events for students. We are still accepting clipped Box Tops, so if you have any, don't hesitate to send them in to our office.
When your child is absent, please call the Scott School Attendance line: 517-668-3458. Substitute Teachers cannot access a teacher's email, so please call the office when your child is going to be absent, will be dropped off or picked up outside of regular school hours, or has a transportation switch. Please call before 3:00 p.m., for all after school changes.