January Newsletter

Posted: Jan 07, 2019

January 2019 Parent Letter (1)

Letter from the Interim Principal

Hello Denison Community,

I just want to say thank you to all of the parents and guardians. You all have helped the Denison community in so many ways. Thank you for volunteering your time to read with students, help in the office, and library. This semester has been amazing. I am looking forward to seeing what the second semester brings.

I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful Winter Break.

Happy Holiday,


Ms. Elza Guajardo


Classroom News

Cultural Special: Rooms 204 and 206 studied sustainability issues in December and designed their own action steps to improve and protect the environment. Some students created informative posters, some gave short oral presentations to younger children, some did cleanup projects, some wrote letters, and some raised money for donation to charities of their choice. Additionally, some Denison students were able to “tweet” (via Denison’s twitter account) to Sir David Attenborough at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland. Thank you, Kim, for tweeting our messages and to all the teachers and parents who supported these students in their work! Elementary students participated in an assembly about the Mars Insight project, designed by Lockheed Martin, on Dec. 12. Erin Roethlisberger and Sarah Brandt, LM engineers, graciously volunteered their time to address Denison’s budding scientists about building the Insight. The students had so many questions for them! Congratulations, Denison! We have successfully adopted both Merru and Dololo, elephant orphans at DSWT. Of course, once we got started, we just couldn’t stop, so with our additional donations we adopted a recently rescued, newborn White rhinoceros named Maarifa. She is so cute! Check them out on the website  http://sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.

Room 108: We had our book sale and it was a huge success. We can’t thank the Denison Community enough for the support for our community book sale. We appreciate all the families who donated books and those who came and purchased them (for some of you that’s a DOUBLE THANKS!)

It was a success on so many levels. Seeing our class working together with a sense of responsibility for hosting, was wonderful and even more so, to see so many children across all grades so excited about books. We will keep you posted on what we decide to purchase for our garden after we have a final total and investigate the costs. There’s been lots of chatter about needs v. wants and opportunity costs will soon become a reality.

We are already talking about hosting one again before our summer break but before that have a wonderful well-read winter break!

Kindness Club: The kindness club has been working all year on a Buddy Bench. This Bench is now complete and ready to be visited. It’s location is on the playground.

Upcoming Events in January

 *December 24- January 4, 2019

 Winter Break

*January 08, 2019

 FDM 4:15- 6:00 p.m.

 CSC 6:00- 7:30 p.m.

*January 15, 2019

Choice Enrollment Begins

*January 17, 2019

SEO’s Martial Arts 4:15-5 p.m.

*January 18, 2019

PAC 9:15-10:15 a.m.

*January 21, 2019

No school- Martin Luther King Day

*January 24, 2019

SEO’s Martial Arts 4:15-5 p.m.

*January 31, 2019

SEO’s Martial Arts 4:15-5 p.m.