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August 26, 2019 Newsletter

Danforth Jr. High Newsletter
Monday, August 26, 2019
Principal’s Message

Teamwork
Our community has amazing youth programs. When we show up to an event hosted by Little Dribblers, Little Diggers, or WYSA --- a lot of effort has gone on behind the scenes to make that event successful. That’s true of any successful endeavor.


We had a dance last Friday night. 461 of our 600 students attended the dance. From my vantage point ---it was a huge success. The numbers of students tell one story of success but I think another important part of the story was the parent involvement. There were a large number of parents who donated items for the concession stand, volunteered their time to monitor different areas of the cafeteria, take photos, or sell concession stand items.


Behind every great success is a whole team of folks that make that possible. Thank you PTO parents for starting our year off by providing a fantastic dance.


Open House
Thursday evening from 6 pm to 7 pm we’ll have the doors unlocked and our teachers hanging out in their classroom. They’ll be there to meet and greet as many parents as they can during that 6 to 7 time frame. I’ll say again what I’ve said many times before. Please know that it doesn’t matter if it’s Thursday evening, communication through email or even by phone some time later – this year we want to partner with parents to provide the best education possible for our 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Let’s visit -----anytime.
Greg Howard, Principal


In the next few days
Monday, August 26th
Volleyball here vs. Llano
8th Grade B; 7th Grade A – 5 pm
8th Grade A; 7th Grade B – at conclusion of first game


Thursday, August 29th
Open House – 6 pm – 7 pm
This will be a “come and go” event with no official schedule. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit with each teacher on their child’s schedule and get to know them. However, please be mindful of the time to allow other parents to visit with teachers as well.


Friday, August 30th
Picture Day – all students will have their photo taken for the Yearbook. Be on the lookout for a picture day flyer that will describe photo purchase options. However, no one is obligated to purchase photos.


More detailed info about other Danforth activities
From Chelsea Kelley – School Nurse Here are a few important Back-to-School reminders: · All students are required to have an updated immunization record on file in order to stay in school. Updates for age 7th grade (or starting at age 11) include a tetanus booster (Tdap) and meningitis. If your student has a waiver for conscientious exemption through the state of Texas, please note these waivers are only valid for two years. Keep your child’s records current to prevent disruption in school attendance. For more information on required vaccines, please visit https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx ·

Annual school health screenings take place for 7th graders for vision, hearing, acanthosis nigricans, and scoliosis. Volunteers are needed and very much appreciated. Contact your school nurse for more information.

· Allergy & Asthma season is predicted to hit us hard this year. The warmer temperatures create more pollen in the air, stronger airborne allergens and more allergy symptoms. Monitor all symptoms closely and follow your health care provider’s advice. Medical care plans, rescue inhalers, inhaled corticosteroids, and Epi pens are a necessity, and may save a life!

· If your student has a health condition or needs special care during the school day such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please inform the school nurse. Individual health care plans help keep your students safe and healthy.

· PLEASE have a current and working phone number in the Skyward in the event your child needs your attention. Feel free to call me if you need assistance with any of the above. Have a great school year!

From Rebecca Selsor – Wimberley Pom Dance Clinic
The Wimberley Texan Stars will host a Pom Dance Clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 4th from 4 pm – 6 pm.

The clinic will be held at Jacob’s Well Elementary Gym and the cost is $25 per student. The cost includes a snack and POMS for their football performance on Sept. 6th at halftime of the Texan Football game.
Pom Dance Clinic Forms are available in the Jr. High front office or you can contact Mrs. Selsor at Rebecca.selsor@wimberleyisd.net

From Lee Ann Young – Wimberley 4-H Club
The 4-H Club is a club for kids 3rd – 12th grade. There are activities from food science, to STEM, fashion design and photography, there’s a program for everyone! 4-H is about much more than just raising livestock. As a matter of fact, there is no requirement to have livestock to be in 4-H. We meet the 2nd Monday of the month at Wimberley VFW at 7 pm. We’d love to talk to you about 4-H and see if it’s the right fit for you. You can contact us at Wimberley4h@gmail.com