Author Archives: Amy Autry

Fall Carnival October 27th @ 6:30 p.m. – Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The Fall Carnival is approaching fast!   We need volunteers to make this years event a huge success.  Thank you in advance for your support of this great event!!   Dinner from 5:30 pm to 6:15 p.m., and the Festival games … Continue reading

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PTA Reflections Contest

“Parents, help your student enter the PTA Reflections Contest!” There are five categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, and Photography. All information, rules, and permission forms are located on the VAPTA.org website.”              https://www.vapta.org/arts-and-education/reflections … Continue reading

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Driver PTA News

Click here for the Driver PTA Update What is the PTA? The National PTA (Parent, Teacher Association) comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent … Continue reading

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Grandparents Week @ Driver Elementary will be Oct. 9th – 13th

Driver Elementary will observe Grandparents’ Week Monday through Friday, October 9th through October 13th. Each student may invite grandparents to have lunch in the school cafeteria. We would like to try something a little different this year and designate a … Continue reading

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Fall Picture Day will be Friday, Oct. 13th

Friday, October 13th  is Fall Picture Day!   Lifetouch is using a pre-paid system for pictures. Pictures are available for purchase with: a Credit Card ON-LINE Use Picture Day ID :  VA137060Q0 to order on-line (Write Payment Code on Envelope after purchase is made … Continue reading

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PTA Open House will be Thursday, Oct. 5th @ 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 5th – PTA Open House @ 6 pm  Come out and meet your child’s teacher  & see the school’s data!!   We look forward to seeing you there!! (PTA Meetings will now be held on Thursdays.)

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Fall Picture Day is Friday, October 13th!

Friday, Oct. 13th is Fall Picture Makeup Day!   Lifetouch is using a pre-paid system for pictures. Pictures are available for purchase with: a Credit Card ON-LINE or  Cash/Check (Using the envelope provided with the Lifetouch flyer.) Click Here for Life Touch Flyer … Continue reading

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Year Long “Rock Painting” Project – Rock Donations Needed!!

Also in Honor of “Disabilities Awareness Month”,  we would like to ask for your help over the course of this school year, with a “Rock Painting” project! Since this is our final year at Driver, we are hoping to leave … Continue reading

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October is Disabilities Awareness Month

In honor of October being “Disabilities Awareness Month” this year at Driver Elementary we will be:   displaying an array of words written the way a person with dyslexia would view them.  This will promote conversation, letter recognition, and communication.  setting … Continue reading

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DES will need Male Volunteers to help launch the “Watch D.O.G.S.” Program

Driver Elementary School is very excited about bringing the “Watch D.O.G.S.” Program here to provide positive male role models in our students lives.  We need your help to make this wonderful program a success for our students. WATCH D.O.G.S. is a … Continue reading

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Up Coming Events and Dates

October DATES & EVENTS Disability Awareness Month Bully Prevention Month All staff and students are encouraged to wear orange on Wednesday, October 25th to come together to take a stand against bullying.   Oct. 4th – Interim Reports Issued Oct. 5th – PTA Open House … Continue reading

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Suffolk Public Schools 2-Minute Drill…Keeping You Informed!

Suffolk Public Schools will be creating 2-Minute Drills as a KEY WAY to keep our community updated on events, happenings, and the new/wonderful things our students and staff are doing in our schools. View full post & Click on the … Continue reading

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Back to School Orientation will be Thursday, August 31st

Orientation will take place on August 31st from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the student’s assigned classroom*. *Kindergarten parents will report to the cafeteria at 9:00 a.m. to meet with the Kindergarten teachers. All other parents, students and guests may attend at their … Continue reading

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Driver Elementary School Supply List 2017-18

Click on the  link for the Driver Elementary School Supply List 2017-18

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This week’s Spark video: Every discovery happens when we’re curious.

Summer is a great time to urge your kids to ask questions. Stop to smell the roses and even discover the parts of a flower. Suffolk is full of natural resources within arm’s reach to make summer learning fun!  Click … Continue reading

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End of the Year Awards Ceremonies Dates & Times

As this school year winds down, we would like to invite you to attend your child’s End of the Year Program and Celebrate their successes!  Please see the schedule below for your child’s day, date, time and location. We look … Continue reading

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March of Dimes Fundraiser March 27th-March 31st

  Parents, These are our March of Dimes Fundraiser activities scheduled for March 27 th – 31 st . Monday: Hat Day $1.00 Tuesday: -Storybook character day $1.00 *Please no masks, scary costumes or toy weapons/props. Wednesday: Homework Pass $1.00 … Continue reading

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March 6th – 14th Scholastic Book Fair @ Driver Elementary

The Scholastic Book Fair will run March 6th -14th  during the school day (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and will be OPEN during the “Art and Music in our Schools” PTA event on March 7th at 5:30 and close at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Registration – May 10th

Kindergarten Registration – March 8 KINDERGARTEN Registration for 2017-18 …  Link here for informational brochure on Kindergarten. Focus Dates for Kindergarten Registration — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 NOTE:  After these to dates, you can register … Continue reading

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SEF Spirit Week – “February Fun” – Feb. 13th -17th

The month of February is dedicated to raising money for the Suffolk Education Foundation.   Driver Elementary will take part in several fund raising activities to show our support for SEF. Valentine Guessing Jar Can you guess how many treats … Continue reading

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