Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Important Dates

May 1 - Picture Day
May 5-9 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7 - School Nurses' Day
May 8 - Movie and Popcorn Night, 6:00pm
May 13 - Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00am
May 14 - 4.5 hour day - Teacher's Professional Development
May 26 - Memorial Day - No School
May 29 - Student of the Month Reception, 9:00am

Smarter Balanced Testing Window
April 28-May 20 - Grade 4
May 21 - June 11 - Grade 3

Girl Scouts

Driggs School Girl Scout Leader's name is Shannon. The girls meet on Tuesdays  during their lunch periods.  Shannon has been involved with Driggs School for the past 5 years. The Girl Scouts work on character building projects.

Picture Day

Picture Day at Driggs School is Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Your child has brought home a reminder notice as well as an order form.  Please return the order form to school by Picture Day if you would like to order photos.  The company Driggs will be using is Lifetouch.

April Student of the Month

Congratulations to some of Driggs School April Student of the Month!  Here are pictures of some of our SOAR students! Nice work Driggs School!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Gathering

Driggs School is Looking For Students to Participate in the “The Gathering Parade” 

The Gathering is a Multi Cultural Parade sponsored by the City of Waterbury. We need students in their native cultural outfits to walk with us.
If you would like to March with us on May 17th please return the flyer.

____ I would like to attend The Gathering Parade with Driggs School

Student’s Name: _________        Grade: _______  Phone Number: __________

Contact Person: Dave Clay 203-574-8160

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Scholastic Book Fair at Driggs School

Check out how awesome the library looks at Driggs School!  Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Harris spent a lot of time setting up the library to have all of the Scholastic books on display for students to purchase during the week of April 21st.  All students have had the chance to make a "Wish List" where they wrote down 3 books and their price, so they can come back to school with money to purchase their books.  There are books for all ages including Minecraft and picture books.  There are even posters, pencils, erasers, and other gadgets for sale.  Don't forget to bring your money by Friday!

Book Fair Hours:
Monday, April 21 - Friday, April 25 from 8:00am-2:00pm
*****Wednesday, April 23 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm during Open House*****
Monday, April 28 from 8:00am-2:00pm

Earth Day Clean Up!

Kindergarten students learned about the importance of keeping the earth clean!  They even went outside Driggs School and cleaned up trash and other items that pollute the earth.  Great job kindergartners! 

Poetry Contest


 Poetry Contest Ends April 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
This is a reminder to all children in grades 1-8 who live in Waterbury or attend school in Waterbury that all entries for the Silas Bronson Library 39th Annual Poetry Contest must be submitted by Saturday, April 26th, 2014 by 4:00 pm at the main library or at the Bunker Hill branch.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Read Across America Day

Ms. Wilson's first graders made matching T-shirts and celebrating Read Across America day with guest readers and snacks!  It was so much fun!

Earth Day Celebrations

Miss Cipriano's fourth graders learned about how to keep the earth a cleaner place in 2014.  They defined the the terms reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost and learned how they can affect the earth in their daily lives.  Then, they wrote their opinion of what they can feel that they can do to keep the earth a cleaner place.  Check out some of their persuasive pieces and creative earth posters!

Dr. Seuss Door Decorating

The classrooms had a competition to decorate their door with a Dr. Seuss inspired door!  Prizes were given out to the top 3 doors as well honorable mention awards.  Teachers and students worked hard reading many Dr. Seuss stories and coming up with their creative ideas for the doors.  The doors were judged by a panel who attended the Dr. Seuss Movie Night.  Check out the video below for some of the creative doors !

Dr. Seuss Night!

Driggs School honored Dr. Seuss' Birthday by having a celebration with snacks, drinks, and watching the fun movie "Horton Hears a Who!".  Check out some of the pictures of families that came for the event on a Friday Night!  Some students received books to take home to practice reading.  Thank you to Mr. Clay and our parent/staff volunteers who helped make this night a huge success!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Parent Conferences April 23, 2014


Please join us for Parent Conferences on Wednesday, April 23 from 5-7 pm at Driggs School

School Hours:
Kindergarten - Grade 5 = 8:05am -12:35pm (No after school program)
Pre-Kindergarten = 7:50am - 11:20am (Follow directive of the teacher)


Por favor unese con nostotros a neustra conferencia de (Padres) de 5-7pm de Miercoles, Abril 23, del 2014.

Horario escolar:
Jardin Infantil- Grado 5 = 8:05am-12:35pm (No habra programa de "after school"
PRE-JARDIN INFANTIL = 7:50am-11:20pm (Pre-Jardin Infantil favor de seguir la instrucciones del maestro/a)

Thank you Costco!

Driggs School would like to thank Costco for the great backpacks they donated to our school back in September for all students!  These backpacks are awesome because you can color them with markers to personalize them!  Thanks Costco!

Celebrations at Driggs

Staff dressed to celebrate the Uconn Men's and Women's  Basketball  Championships while students participated in their PBIS reward for February which was Crazy Hat Day and Silly Sock Day.  Check out our great outfits at Driggs School!  GO UCONN!

PBIS Reward

These students participated in "DOODLE DAY" at Driggs School demonstrated SOAR behavior for the month of March.  The teachers rolled out a long sheet of paper and students got to doodle!  It was a great activity to begin Spring Break!  Nice art work Driggs School!

Forever Waves

In order to participate in the "Forever Waves" program at Driggs school, students mustdemonstrate SOAR behavior on a daily basis.  They must also be interested in learning about the protocol of folding and hanging the flag learn under the direction of Mr. Clay and Miss Pelosi.