THANK YOU: Hands down the best Spring Fair yet!
We are grateful for our amazing Spring Fair Team: Connie Clauson, Lakia Rutherford, Jennifer Klaus, and Desmond Hall! Huge shout our to our Janitors Larry and Tom! Thanks to our parent & teacher volunteers…we couldn’t do this event without you. Another huge shout out to our Dunk Tank Participants: Superintendent Bott, Dr. Talukdar, Ms. Hibbard, Ms. Keach, Mr. Youkilis, Ms. Bouquet, Mr. Iadarola, and our very own PTO Co-Chair, Ryan Garms!! Thanks to Steve & Kates Camp for sponsoring the Dunk Tank!


Calling All Volunteers!

The Few. The Brave. The Bouncers. The Spring Fair Inflatables need YOU!!! The Moonwalk and Chaos Obstacle course MUST have volunteer adult safety monitors or they CANNOT open! We need one adult per hour to time kids entering the Obstacle Course so they can move through without colliding with someone else. The Moonwalk needs one to two adults per hour to divide groups into “Bigs” and “Littles” (so the little kids don’t get squished), time the rotations, and monitor safe behavior while bouncing. A loud voice and firm hand on the stopwatch is a plus, but not required! If this sounds like you, sign in here and add your name to the list!
A heartfelt Thank You to everyone who has signed up to volunteer so far. Overall, we are looking good! If you haven’t signed up yet but want to, there are still opportunities available in all areas!


Spring Fair Ticket Sales!

Spring Fair Tickets and Bracelets on sale now!  Don’t miss out on the action standing in line the day of the Fair!

Visit our pre-Fair ticket table outside the Main Office before or after school on Friday, May 18Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22. Main Office table will be open before school only the day of the Fair!

Bracelets are $35 and include all rides, games and most activities. Tickets are $1 each and can be used to purchase food, individual rides and activities. (Dunk Tank  is not included in bracelet price).


What’s Growing On?

What’s Growing On?

Last week, 2G explored soil in the garden as an extension of their spring science unit.  They especially enjoyed meeting Misters Squiggles, the red wriggler composting worms. This week we plan to host 2Har and 2S for the same extension activity.  Also this week, we will host the 4th grade Girl Scouts as they tour the garden and help construct a potato tower.

The after school garden class planted some more seeds last week. They planted the “seed tape” they made the previous week – a method of insuring proper spacing of small seeds.  They also planted seeds for a flower border, and constructed some temporary fencing to protect these new seedlings. They always enjoy using tools.

The garden program will be taking part in the Spring Fair – stop by our table for a garden activity, salad samples to supplement your cotton candy, horticultural advice, and information on the Driscoll School Garden Program. It will also be a good opportunity to sign up for slots on the summer maintenance calendar, so your family can help sustain (and consume!) this season’s crops. No experience is necessary, as an orientation class and on-call horticultural help will be available.

There was a small, but productive, Garden Committee meeting last Wednesday. We are making progress filling administrative rolls, but need as much help as we can get. Contact us to get involved: [email protected]. There is so much potential at Driscoll, to create an awesome outdoor experiential learning environment for the entire school community. There are many ways to help, and most of them don’t involve gardening. You have skills. Become a garden committee member. The next Driscoll Garden committee meeting will be Wednesday June 6th, 8:00 am in the cafeteria.


Writer Melissa Sweet Visits K-5th Graders

With generous support of the 2017 Family Giving Campaign K-5th Graders were able to spend Tuesday, May 8 with children’s book writer and illustrator, Melissa Sweet. Learn more about Melissa’s books here, and be sure to ask your child about Melissa’s visit. http://melissasweet.net/. Thanks again for your support of the Family Giving Campaign, and the Library!

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