Week of 5-29-2018

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Dear Families,

Happy Memorial Day! I hope this message finds you all well rested and cool! I have spent the last three days in the hot sun watching Benjamin and his team play in the Canton Cup soccer tournament! Whew, it’s so hot! For those of you fasting I wish you a peaceful Eid Mubarek! Here are some announcements and reminders heading in to this week and the end of the year reminders again. have a wonderful week and I’ll add and change these posts as needed. THANK YOU to all of your families for volunteering to help accompany us on the field trips and drive us to the park and pool day at Dunworth pool! You are so amazing and we are so blessed.

Announcements: Special announcement from Mr. Attee…

Book Bingo for Zoe…
There will be a special book bingo event on June 8th to benefit the family of Zoe, a former DuVall student.  Pizza will be served at 6:00 PM and the bingo games will begin at 6:30 PM.  There will also be a 50/50, tin can raffle, and deserts for sale.  The cost is $10 per family.  Thank you in advance for your support!

*Field Trip Reminders: Have you sent these in yet? 

1.Yogurtopia: Please sign permission slip and send in $4 for your child! Parents welcome if they have an ichat. If they want to eat yogurt please send in an additional $4 in advance! Thank you!

2.Field Day: Please just sign the permission slip and let us know if you can help walk us to the summer stevens park! In addition please indicate if you can “run” a station! Parent chaperones must have the current ichat on file!

3.Park and Pool: Please sign Permission slip, $6 for students and $2 for adults! PLEASE let us know if you can drive students and how many! If the number is your children please indicate so I don’t end up arranging other children to go with you!

4. Ice Cream Social Raffle basket: We are making a “Super Mario” themed Nintendo Switch basket for the kindergarten/first grade basket. We are asking for donations for this basket (from $1-$5 per student) to help us purchase amazing products! Please make sure that this donation is CLEARLY marked in an envelope or zip lock baggie with your child’s name on it and ICE CREAM SOCIAL donation money (so that we don’t mistake it for the Yogurtopia field trip’s ice cream money!) THANK YOU in advance for helping to donate for this basket while sending in money for so many other things!

You’re Cordially Invited:

Reading Licence Ceremony: Please join us this Friday, June 1st to watch and congratulate your child as they earn their “Reading Licence” from Mrs. Ross! Your child may dress their best and we encourage any parent, grandparent, aunts, uncles you would like to invite may attend 🙂 I believe I said 2:30 pm on the first invite, so we look forward to seeing you there! It will be a brief ceremony and then we will enjoy light refreshments and socialize until it’s time to go home!

*Reading License Wallets: In years past, I have mentioned to parents that as a “reward” for earning their license it is a cute idea            to buy a surprise wallet/bring in your child’s special “wallet” to put their reading license in!

*I also wanted to send a HUGE thank you to all of you for helping to make our field day so wonderful! THANK YOU for volunteering to drive our children and bring all the wonderful supplies to make our park portion so fun! The kids are so excited and I am SO thrilled to experience this Penguin tradition!


We thank you all and  hope you have a beautiful week! If you have any questions or concerns PLEASE do not hesitate to ask!

Mrs. Ross and Class 🙂

Field Trip Helpers/Drivers…

Dear Parents,

I am writing you to remind all families to please send in all forms and money for your child to attend the three end of the year events! Here is what you need for each:

Yogurtopia: sign form and send in $4 for your child! Parents welcome if they have an ichat and if they want to eat yogurt you must pay $4 in advance!

Field Day: Please just sign the permission slip and let us know if you can “run” a station! we are walking to summer stevens, so we’d love parents to accompany us on the walk if you have the current ichat!

Park and Pool: Permission slip, $6 for students and $2 for adults! PLEASE let us know if you can drive students and how many! If the number is your children please indicate so I don’t end up arranging other children to go with you!


As of now we do NOT have enough drivers for our classroom and I am a little worried! If you can take more that just you child, or are able to drive your child please consider helping us out that day!THANK YOU in advance for all your help as ALWAYS!!!


We thank you all and  hope you have a beautiful day!

Mrs. Ross and Class 🙂

Important Events!

Dear Families,

There are still a few very important events that need to be organized for the end of the year! I will be sending home a paper note for some of them this week. However, here is is a message that mister Attee asked us to pass along on the blog about the Veteran’s Day fruit baskets and the ice cream social. I hope you all have a great day. I will be out this afternoon for a district professional development, but will see you all this morning and tomorrow as usual!

-Mrs. Ross 🙂


Hello parents and community members,

Once again DuVall Elementary will be delivering Fruit Baskets to Veteran’s Hospital in Detroit.  This annual event which was lead by Mrs. Strez each year and will carry on this year.  Those who have been involved over the past years know what a rewarding event this is for the children.

The visit to the Veteran’s hospital will be on Wednesday May 23rd.  Prior to the visit, there is a lot of preparation that goes into making this a successful event each year.  Therefore we are creating a sign-up in order to solicit as much help as possible.  Please consider helping out in some way and encouraging your children to participate with decorating fruit trays and making cards.

We still need drivers to pick up the fruit donations from different locations, including some in the downriver area and Detroit on Monday, May 21st in order to help make this project successful!

Click here to volunteer for the Veterans Project and thank you for your support of our school events!

Below is a link to the Sign-Up Genius for the Ice Cream Social! If you’re interested in helping out please sign up! This is our final event of the school year!! Let’s make it a great one!
Thanks in advance!
*Please send the permission slip back to Mrs. Ross as soon as possible for the Yogurtopia field trip! Thank you in advance for all your help!

Thank you to all our beautiful mommies for coming in Friday! We had the most wonderful time with you and it made our day. You ladies (and dads too!) are the reason why we are having such a wonderful year. You are why I love and adore my job and coming to work every day after 13 years of being an educator. You have trusted me to guide these positive, precious, confident, respectful and wonderful children and it’s been a dream come true. I hope you all had a Mother’s Day to remember, and I hope you had a peaceful and restful weekend.

Today as your child gets dressed, remember that our class is wearing light blue shirts for the clean up parade! If your child didn’t purchase the DuVall shirt no worries, any light blue shirt will be great 🙂 have a wonderful day! More to come later…


Mrs Ross and Class


Muffins for Moms


Dear Moms,

We are really looking forward to having you in for muffins and juice tomorrow morning! We ask you to visit the office and check in at 9:00am. Then come straight to room 106! We will be there with bells on!!



*ps. Our blue T-shirt’s came in today for the clean up parade on Monday! Tomorrow we will give them to you when you’re in the classroom to make sure they get home safely! If your child did not purchase one, no worries simply put gem in a light blue t shirt Monday morning ☺

Babysitting Butterflies!

Monday and Tuesday the preschool class was on field trips and their teachers were not in the building. So, we had the pleasure of babysitting their new little friends! We have been learning about the needs of plants and animals in our science unit so it was a perfect real life experience! We got to see first hand how living things need air, space, water, food and shelter! Here are a few pictures from our visit.



Dear Families of 106,

I wanted to take a few minutes out today and thank you all for the BEAUTIFUL flowers and cards I have received this week at school. In addition, THANK YOU to the PTA homeroom moms who have worked so hard to make me feel so special and organize these surprises! I am also so appreciative of the beautiful face lift our teacher’s lounge has been given! It looks wonderful and we are so lucky to have such a wonderful PTA here at DuVall. I have NEVER felt so spoiled and sincerely appreciated all that you have done for me this year. I am so truly grateful to have 23 beautiful students who are so loved and cared for by such wonderful families. They come to school every day ready to learn, work so hard and do not ever complain. It is a dream job and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me be a part of your precious child’s first year in school.

With love and gratitude,

Mrs. Ross

May the 4th Be With You…

Dear Families,

I have learned of a new tradition here at DuVall Elementary called “Star Wars Day”! Tomorrow, May 4th we are allowed and encouraged to wear our Star Wars T-shirts! Mr. Attee just asks that we follow similar Halloween rules and leave all the light sabers and guns/Ewoks at home please. All hand held accessories basically sorry 🙁 I am looking forward though to a really fun day!

Mrs. Ross and Class!