Scholastic Book Order

The last Scholastic book order of the year went home with students yesterday. If you are interested in ordering, please submit your order online by tomorrow night using the code M3WZF or send in the paper order form with a check made out to Scholastic tomorrow morning. I apologize for the quick turn-around, but I want to make sure that books arrive before the last day of school. In addition to ordering books listed in the catalogs, you can search hundreds of titles and order them right from the Scholastic website. Thank you!

Field Day Information

Tomorrow is field day! Students should pack a lunch, unless they’ve previously ordered lunch via DES food service. In addition, students should bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and dress in their favorite SPS gear. We’re looking forward to a great day!


Classroom Updates

Homework: The last homework packet of the year is coming home today!

Field Day: Field Day is this Friday from 10:30-2:15 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear orange and blue in order to show their school spirit. All students should pack a water bottle and sunscreen.

Tomorrow is Crazy Hair Day!

Donation Request

We are going to spend the last week of school reading Holes and completing several activities based on the book. Our STEAM challenges require materials that you might have at home. If you have anything on the list below that you’re willing to part with, please send them to school by Thursday, May 30. Thank you!

Cardboard tubes (all sizes)

craft/popsicle sticks

plastic cups

fabric/felt scraps


Spirit Week!

DES Summer spirit week! Get in the summer spirit throughout May 20th-24th

Presented by Des student council


Monday: PJ Day!: Students can wear Pjs and bring a small stuffed animal that can fit in the corner of their desk!

Tuesday: Crazy Hair!: Do a crazy hairstyle!

Wednesday: FAN DAY: Wear your favorite team’s jersey or colors!

Thursday: Random READING!: Bring your book everywhere throughout the school because you will never know when your going to hear, “Random Reading!”

Friday: School Spirit: Students can wear orange and blue!

The following note came home in your child’s backpack two days ago about our class auction coming up in three weeks. Hopefully you saw it!

Dear Parents,

Shortly after the beginning of the school year our class began earning play money as a reward for positive behavior in the classroom. This reinforcement has proven to be successful and I intend to reward the students by holding an auction during the last week of school. The students will have the opportunity to “buy” items in the auction with their earned play money.

I would love a little assistance with the donation of desirable goods to auction off for 4th grade boys and girls. I am interested in things like king-sized candy bars, books, trading cards, games, magazines, gift certificates and so forth (feel free to add to this list). These goods can be obtained through donation from local businesses, garage sales, or from the goodness of your heart! I would like for these donated items to be kept a secret so that the auction is a surprise for all students, so please send them to school in a sealed brown paper bag.

Any help that you may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated! Please have in all donations by Friday, May 31. It has been wonderful working with you and your children this school year. A special event like this will be a great way to send them off!

Thanks again!

Mrs. Lokker

In class, we had a discussion about items students would want to see at the auction. They listed the following:

  • Art supplies (coloring books, drawing paper)
  • Pop
  • Baked goods (these would have to be brought in on the day of the auction)
  • Pokemon cards and action figures
  • Card games
  • Balloons and water balloons
  • Sports balls and pump
  • Water bottle
  • Stuffed animals

Thank you in advance for your willingness to help with this! It’s such a fun way to end the year!