Author Archives: Amy Autry

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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PTA Meeting and a Living Museum in Honor of Black History Month will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 6PM

In celebration of Black History Month Driver Elementary PTA will host a Living Museum on Tuesday, February 7th @ 6PM in the school cafeteria.  All grade levels will be performing/participating in the Living Museum. A Pre-Payed Dinner option is available … Continue reading

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Tickets are On Sale Now!! for the 3rd Annual Suffolk Education Foundation (SEF) Gala

Here’s your opportunity to support the music and art programs in Suffolk Public Schools by attending the Suffolk Education   Foundation’s third annual Gala in Celebration of the Arts in Suffolk Public Schools!  Buy your Gala tickets now for a dinner … Continue reading

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Snow Days Mean Make-Up Days!!

The approved schedule below will allow students to make up lost instructional time due to snow days January 9 – 11, 2017.  The approved 2016-17 calendar indicates that President’s Day (Feb. 20) and the March 15th Teacher Work Day, (an … Continue reading

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Coat Drive

The Driver Elementary SCA is having a Coat Drive and will be accepting “NEW” or “GENTLY” used COATS of ALL SIZES.  Please bring or send them in by January 23rd. Thank you for your support! 

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Saturday, Jan. 7 – All Activities Cancelled

January 6, 2017 WEATHER ALERT: ALL SATURDAY ACTIVITIES CANCELLED Suffolk Public Schools is continuing to monitor weather reports, which call for a significant amount of snow in our area throughout the day Saturday. In the interest of safety, all school … Continue reading

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Take 5 Steps to Be Ready, Should Snow Fall in our area.

If  snow Is predicted for our area, please take these 5 steps to be prepared. 1) Update your students about where to go when they get off the bus, should schools close early. 2) Remember, when schools are opening under … Continue reading

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Stay Informed about Weather and Changing Events!

The time to prepare is now! Help us keep you informed of regular news and changing events by following our social media channels. Sites are updated regularly, especially when events are rapidly changing. Stay tuned! (Link to the attached social media … Continue reading

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Toys for Tots

“Toys for Tots.” We are in need of new unwrapped toys by Friday, December 9th.  The “Toys for Tots” box is located in the front lobby by the office. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Winter Book Fair~December 5th-9th

Driver Elementary will host it’s Annual Scholastic Book Fair December 5th – 9th Monday–Friday 9 AM – 4 PM Holiday Open House December 6, 5:30-7 PM Shop Online until December 13th  @ http://www.scholastic.com/bf/driverelementaryschool2

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Early Dismissal on Wednesday, November 23rd

Wednesday, November 23rd will be an Early Dismissal Day. Students will be dismissed from school at 1:05 PM.

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Farm Day 2016

Thanks Suffolk Education Foundation and Birdsong Peanuts for funding the 2nd grade field trip known as Farm Day! Many organizations including the City of Suffolk and the Peanut Soil & Water Conservation District also provided learning stations. Thanks to all … Continue reading

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DRIVER BEARS WELLNESS NIGHT! TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15th

Please Join the DES PTA and Families on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 pm for “Driver Bears Wellness Night!” Fun for the whole family! Prizes for completing activities!  Zumba for Kids! Get to know what the community has to … Continue reading

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