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Welcome Back to School!

Hello and welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! This newsletter will be mailed out with our calendar on a monthly basis. This is where you will find our upcoming events and what is happening around DeColores. Of course, if you have any questions, please direct them to the office where Liz or Chris can help you.

We will have Open House at our Central Campus on Monday, August 26 from 10 am - 12 pm. This is a time to visit with your child prior to the first day of school. This is open to all students, parents and families. Please bring your boxes of Kleenex trash bags if you have not already. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

First day of school for Kindergarten through Ninth Grade Students - Tuesday, August 27

***No Instruments needed for August***

Music classes will begin on Tuesday, September 3 for all students.

First day of school for Toddler and Preschool Students - Wednesday, September 4

Please bring your child's admissions forms to the office with your child by the first day of school if we do not already have them.

Visit our website homepage to add or update your email and phone number to our One Call List. There have been times that we are delayed on the first day of school, so please make sure to add your information as soon as possible.

September News

Fair parking and clean up

This year we earned over $2,000 from fair parking at Dr. Hatic's office. Thank you Dr. Hatic for allowing us to use the lot and help us earn this money. We will also be earning $1,750 by restoring the fairgrounds after the Great Darke County Fair. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped us earn these funds. This money will be used for the Junior High field experiences, transportation, Central field trips and 6th grade graduation.

Labor Day - No Classes on Labor Day, enjoy your three day weekend!

Drop off and pick up

Our outdoor environment team has prepared the driveway for all parents to see how pick up and drop off works. When dropping off students in the morning a single line of cars will form and Terry, Tammy or Chris will get students out for you. We start classes promptly at 8:30 and will begin locking the front gate by 8:20 at the end of the first week. If you need to enter the building after 8:20 you will need to call the office and Chris will unlock the gates. We appreciate your patience and understanding of our process.

When picking your child up at the end of the school day, we can fit two cars in the driveway side by side and this makes it faster for parents when picking up. You will see a yellow horizontal line - please pull your car up to this line. If your child is in the little yard (Preschool or Kindergarten) you can pull in on the right side. If your child is in first - sixth grade, please pick up on the left side. Finally, if you have a child in both yards, it is safest to pick up on the right.

Picture Day - Monday, September 9

Lifetouch Studios will be at our Central Campus on Monday, September 9. Junior High Students should be dropped off at Central for pictures by 7:45 am. After pictures, Junior High Students will be transported to the Junior High by bus. Toddlers through ninth grade will be photographed. Forms will be sent home in Friday Folders.

PTO Meeting- Monday, September 9

Our PTO is a great group of parents that come together to form ideas for our school events. We will meet the first Monday of each semester with our first meeting being Monday, September 9 at 6:00 pm. We meet in the music room at our Central Campus and will have child care provided. This is a great chance for new parents to meet some of our other families. As always, we appreciate your input on our events and look forward to another great year. Please visit our website

Kindergarten Field Trip - Thursday, September 12

Beth Tamplin will be visiting the classroom and talking about hand washing.

Sunshine Fun Run - Saturday, September 14

Every sign up Sunshine Fun Run registration fee ($18.00 for adults and $15.00 for 14 and under) for DeColores comes back to us! Therefore, we are looking for the person or family that gets the most sign ups! We are offering an incentive of $100.00 to that person/family, so sign up as many people as you can! If you haven't already, you can register online at With your registration, you are able to get a long sleeve t-shirt if you choose. The race bags with shirt should be available to everyone on Friday, September 13.

We will meet at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 14 at the Greenville City Park. Look for the DeColores banner. There is a free kids fun run that is 800 meters and will begin at 8:20 am, the 5k will begin at 8:30 am. We look forward to seeing you there!

Speech and Hearing Screenings, Monday, September 16

Students in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades will be screened for speech and hearing. Forms were available at orientation meetings for parents to sign. We will email you if we do not have your child's form prior to this date.

Third Grade Field Trip - Tuesday, September 24

Third grade students will visit the Brethren Home to have show and tell.

Homecoming Parade - Thursday, September 26

All students, toddlers through ninth grade are invited to participated in the homecoming parade. We will meet at the old Marsh parking lot at 6:00 pm. Students can wear DeColores gear or wear some colorful clothing to promote our school. Students can come ready to go with faces painted and colored hair spray if they choose. Students can bring pom poms for cheering or make noise makers. We will have popcorn and water for snacks. Parents of toddlers and preschoolers must be with them on the float. Parents will need to pick children up at the end of the parade route right in front of the football field near shelter house #3 around 7:00. Children will not be permitted to leave until a parent is present with them.

Third Floor Field Trip - Friday, September 27

Third floor students will be traveling by bus to visit the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum.. They will depart promptly at 8:00 am and will return to Central at 3:00 pm.

August and September calendars are attached.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz or Chris in the office.

Thank you!


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