Remember that swallowtail butterfly chrysalis that we had in the library since last August or September? I was sure that it was never going to hatch, even though I had read that sometimes these butterflies take a long time to come out. Well, luckily I had not thrown it away, and luckily, I was here working on June 7 when I noticed there was a butterfly in the jar. It was quite amazing to see it after all this time. I took it outside and put it on a flower so it can fly away when its wings are dry.
News, Events, and Announcements
From Mrs. Snarr and the 5-1 class – Our class was honored to participate in Project Jack this year. We received a grant from the Realtor Foundation of Iowa in memory of Jack Lindaman. Jack was a 6 year old boy who passed away from SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) in 2010. The money we received was to be used for a Pay It Forward project. Our class chose to make fleece blankets and donate them to the Lutheran Home Care Center. Delivering the blankets to the residents was such a memorable and special experience for our class. It was emotional to see how much the blankets meant to the people who received them. We are so grateful that we were able to do this project!
Current 4th grade students who are interested in learning to play a band instrument may register for Beginning Band Lessons. These lessons are held Monday-Thursday mornings, August 7th-17th at Wood Intermediate School
Current 5th grade students who already play an instrument may register for 6th Grade Summer Band Camp. These rehearsals are held Monday-Wednesday mornings August 7th-16th at Wood Intermediate School.
5th grade band students from Buchanan, Fillmore, Harrison and Truman elementary schools joined together to perform in the annual Northside Parade of Bands Concert on Wednesday, May 17th in the North High Gymnasium. Unfortunately, storms blew through and the concert had to end before all groups performed. Thanks to everyone for their continued support of the band programs during the 2016-2017 school year!!
The Davenport North Area Festival of Orchestras Concert was held on Monday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the North Gym. 240 string students from North, Wood, Buchanan, Fillmore, Harrison, and Truman Schools under the direction of Michele Ottesen, Paula Hartmann, and Kris Kendell performed in the 4th Grade String Orchestra, the 5th Grade String Orchestra, the 6th Grade String Orchestra, the 7th/8th Grade String Orchestra, or the High School String Orchestra. The musical progression between grade levels is amazing to hear. The finale featured all of the orchestras combining in an instrumental arrangement of “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.
Registration for the 17-18 Stepping Stones Program opens on July 17th, 2017 at 7:30AM. The Stepping Stones office is located at 318 E 7th Street Davenport, Iowa 52803. Applications can be completed in person or printed off our website and emailed, www.davenportschools.org/steppingstones. Please remember a $25 registration fee & one month prepayment is required at the time of registration. Stepping Stones does accept DHS Child Care Assistance and Promise Jobs, please bring your Notice of Decision with when registering your child. Questions, please call 563-528-0973.
Harrison Spring Beginning Strings presented their Demonstration Concert after school on Monday, May 8th for family and friends. Students demonstrated knowledge of string instruments as well as performing several pieces using pizzicato (plucking) and arco (bowing). Great job!!!
Returning/Existing Families: Families with current students who want to use Online Registration should access the link through their Parent Portal account. The online registration link through the Parent Portal pulls in the current student(s) household information for the parent to review or make changes as needed. Existing families can also add any new students (including Kindergartners) through their Parent Portal application. If an Existing Family submits the ‘New Family’ Online Registration application found on the DCSD website they will have the application denied and be given further instruction on how to activate their Parent Portal account in order to continue using the Online Registration system.
Please visit the following link http://www.davenportschools.org/enrollment-and-registration-overview/ for 2017-2018 Registration.
The Harrison 5th Grade String Students performed Tuesday, May 2nd at the Adler Theatre for the Davenport All City 5th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert.