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- The last month has been a busy one, both in and out of the classroom! Congratulations to 5th grader Aishwarya Ganapathy, who won our school’s Spelling Bee, and 6th grader Zach Kelso, who is our alternate. Aishwarya will go on to represent DTES at the District Spelling Bee in January! The 3rd graders rocked their Rome Play and brought quite the crowd. A huge shout-out to Mrs. Befort who partnered with Amazon to organize an Hour of Code event at DTES this past Friday for 470 of our students. Hour of Code is a global event that takes place during Computer Science Week each year. Amazonians assisted in participating classrooms as students were introduced to computer science through an hour of fun coding activities.
Thank you for a successful Parent Teacher Conference Week. I know the teachers enjoyed getting that chance to share your student’s progress and goals. The partnership between home and school is critical and one of the biggest predictors of student success. I’d like to give a shout out to those who joined me for October’s Coffee Talk with Torrilhon. Our next one will be in January. I appreciate your continued support and commitment!
I can’t believe we are already into the final stretch of our first academic quarter! It is nice to see that we are experiencing a few more pleasant-weathered days, and I’m sure I am not alone in saying I’m not sad to see the 100-plus degree days go! Happy Fall!
It has been an incredible start to the school year. The excitement and fun of learning that I see in the classrooms is amazing, and I am proud to be surrounded by such talented and dedicated educators. I believe we’ve had a record number of Heat Advisory days this August, which is determined by the heat index and has kept the children indoors for recess. We are looking forward to a cooler September!