Family Update for the Week of November 14

Posted on Sunday / November 13

In this week’s edition of the Family Update we provide important updates regarding report cards and makeup photo day on Monday.  We also share an extended look at the DPAC Calendar through Winter Break, highlight Native American Heritage Month, RSVP for Thanksgiving Dinner at DPAC, and more! If you ever have questions about upcoming events, please feel free to email us at dpac_info@democracyprep.org. If you have questions regarding your scholars academic or behavioral progress please connect with your teacher.  Thank you!

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DPAC Calendar: Upcoming No-School and Half-Day Dismissals / Looking Ahead
Report Cards: Physical Report Cards / Digital Report Cards / Weekly Progress Reports
Native American Heritage Month: Overview / Interactive Map of Tribal Territories
Makeup Photo Day: Monday, Nov. 14
Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Please RSVP


DPAC Calendar

Upcoming No School and Half-Day Dismissals

For a copy of the full year calendar outlining all half-days and no-school days please follow THIS LINK:

  • November 14 – 18: No School on Wednesday, Nov. 16th. Data Day for Teachers.
  • November 21 – 25: No school on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, or Friday 25 for Thanksgiving.
  • November 28 – December 2: Full week regular dismissal.
Looking Ahead
  • November 28 – December 10: Doolittle After-School Program hosted at DPAC
    • Doolittle Community Center will be undergoing construction.  DPAC scholars enrolled in Doolittle’s after school program will have their program hosted on our campus by Doolittle’s staff during renovations. DPAC’s 21st CCLC after school program will still occur on campus as regularly scheduled during this time with regular CCLC staff.
  • December 13. 5:30pm: Board of Directors Meeting (Open Meeting)
  • December 14. 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Parent University – Title I Rights Meeting
  • December 21 – January 2: Winter Break No School


Report Cards

Report Cards Monday

For those who were not able to attend Family Teacher Conferences, the physical report card that was printed will go home with your scholar on Monday.  One physical copy is provided for each scholar.  You can also request a digital copy of your scholar’s report card below.

Digital Report Card Request Form

Please follow THIS LINK to complete a simple request form to receive a digital copy of your scholars report card.

Weekly Progress Reports

Now that Quarter 1 has ended, we will resume with weekly Progress Reports.  The first Progress Report of Quarter 2 will go out this Friday, November 18th and continue until the end of the quarter on January 13th. If you ever have questions regarding the content of your report card please contact your scholar’s teacher.  If you do not receive the progress reports as expected, please email dpac_info@democracyprep.org

Native American Heritage Month

Overview and Interactive Map

November is Native American Heritage Month. This is a time in which we honor the culture, fortitude, & incredible contributions that Native Americans have made to our nation & the world. It is also a necessary opportunity to raise awareness about the distinct challenges that Native Americans have faced.

We have a responsibility to stay properly informed of Native American history. This month, we have a chance to provide more robust and accurate educational experiences about this community and make space for crucial dialogue on how we can all stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples.

Each of us can make a commitment to doing the very important work of being civically engaged, elevating and centering Indigenous voices, and supporting their efforts in the fight to end oppression. We encourage everyone to visit this interactive map that shows tribal lands across the globe!  

We wish everyone a celebratory and educational Native American Heritage Month!


Makeup Photo Day: Mon. Nov., 14

Free School Pictures!

Makeup school pictures can be taken on Monday, November 14th.  We are excited to share that all school pictures are free to families this year!  Due to our new partnership with Content Collaborate, they have agreed to provide free digital copies of all photos to families at no cost! Please arrive in normal DPAC uniform for school pictures.

 

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving Potluck

All DPAC families and friends are welcome to join in the DPAC Potluck Thanksgiving. Special thanks to SLA, our new food service provider who is partnering with us to create this year’s menu! If you are interested in attending please RSVP HERE. We are excited to share in this amazing annual tradition with you all! DPAC will provide the food, but families will be asked to  provide desserts, drinks, plates, etc. based on grade level. Please RSVP for this event so we can ensure to provide enough food for all!