Monday, August 15, 2022

Parent Update-August 15, 2022

Hello Little River Community!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! Periodic updates are shared each week during the school year regarding school via phone, email, and text. See updates below!

Mark your calendars!

  • August 25, 5:30pm-7pm, Open House

  • August 29, First Day of School

News you can use!


Missed our Welcome Message phone message last week? Click here!

Best,

CHogans, EdD


Monday, June 6, 2022

Parent Update-June 6, 2022

 Hello Little River Community!

See updates below for this final week of the school year!

Mark your calendars!

  • June 6, PTO Meeting, 6pm

  • June 9, Grade 5 & 8 Promotion Ceremonies

    • Please see communication from teachers regarding time and COVID protocols.

  • June 10, Last Day of School

    • Students will dismiss at 12:15pm.


Missed this week’s Sunday phone message? Click here!


Keep up to date on DPS’ response to COVID-19 via the DPS COVID-19 Dashboard.

Best,

CHogans, EdD


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Parent Update-May 31, 2022

 Hello Little River Community!

See updates below!

Mark your calendars!

  • June 6, PTO Meeting, 6pm

  • June 9, Grade 5 & 8 Promotion Ceremonies

  • June 10, Last Day of School

News you can use!

  • Congratulations to our very own Mr. William Hill! Mr. Hill was selected as the DPS Teacher of the Year!

  • Vaccination Clinic for All School-Age Children!

    • Get up-to-date on school immunizations for 2022-2023.

    • ENG/SPA


Missed this week’s Sunday phone message? Click here!


Keep up to date on DPS’ response to COVID-19 via the DPS COVID-19 Dashboard.DPS has received home tests from DHHS for DPS families/students. Families desiring test kits should send a confidential email to Dr. Hogans.

Best,

CHogans, EdD


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Parent Update-May 24, 2022

 Hello Little River Community!

Periodic updates are shared each week during the school year regarding school via phone, email, and text. See updates below!

Mark your calendars!

  • May 30, No School

  • June 9, Grade 5 & 8 Promotion Ceremonies

  • June 10, Last Day of School

News you can use!

  • Middle School Students-Mental Health Awareness Event!

  • SCIENCE STANDARDS STAKEHOLDER SURVEY & DATA REVIEW COMMITTEE NCDPI is moving forward with the review and revision of the K-12 Science standards. They are seeking input via this survey through July 1 to collect feedback on the current standards from educators, administrators, parents, students, and other education agencies. The team is also seeking participants to serve in the standards review process on the Data Review Committee, application here, due June 6. Contact Linda Tugurian, Emma Refvem, or Amanda Bowers with any questions.

  • BOOST program slots available for rising 6th through 8th graders BOOST, the Duke University STEM mentoring program, has a few slots available for rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, with an extended application deadline of May 25. The program returns to in-person activities this summer. BOOST works with students from historically underrepresented communities, matches them with high school and college STEM mentors, and provides hands-on STEM opportunities throughout the school year. Please see this link for more information.


Missed this week’s Sunday phone message? Click here!


Keep up to date on DPS’ response to COVID-19 via the DPS COVID-19 Dashboard. DPS has received home tests from DHHS for DPS families/students. Families desiring test kits should send a confidential email to Dr. Hogans.


Best,

CHogans, EdD


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Parent Update-May 17, 2022

Hello Little River Community!

See updates below!

Mark your calendars!

  • May 17, Teacher Workday

  • June 9, Grade 5 & 8 Promotion Ceremonies

  • June 10, Last Day of School

News you can use!

  • Have you completed the BACK-TO-SCHOOL FORM for 2022-2023 yet? If so, THANK YOU! If not, there is still time to fill out the BACK TO SCHOOL FORM! If you have not yet completed the form, expect a call from the school and/or district to help support completion of the form. Feel free to call the school for support: ask for Ms. Moose!


Missed this week’s Sunday phone message? Click here!


Keep up to date on DPS’ response to COVID-19 via the DPS COVID-19 Dashboard.


Missed a birthday announcement? Watch GMBN!

Best,

CHogans, EdD


Monday, May 9, 2022

Parent Update-May 9, 2022

Hello Little River Community!

We hope all the mothers in Beaver Nation enjoyed a great Mother’s Day! See updates below!

Mark your calendars!

  • May 17, Teacher Workday

  • June 10, Last Day of School

News you can use!

  • Many of our families have completed the BACK-TO-SCHOOL FORM for the Best.School.Year.Ever. Campaign for 2022-2023. There is still time to fill out the BACK TO SCHOOL FORM! Your form will help us prepare for welcoming your child next year!


Missed this week’s Sunday phone message? Click here!


Keep up to date on DPS’ response to COVID-19 via the DPS COVID-19 Dashboard. Last week, Little River reported 2 positive COVID cases, 4 close contacts were identified, but there were no class closures.


Missed a birthday announcement? Watch GMBN!

Best,

CHogans, EdD


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Parent Update-May 3, 2022

 Hello Little River Community!

Periodic updates are shared each week during the school year regarding school via phone, email, and text. See updates below!

Mark your calendars!

  • May 2, Teacher Workday

  • May 17, Teacher Workday

  • June 10, Last Day of School

News you can use!

  • It is Teacher Appreciation Week at Beaver Nation! Feel free to send your child(ren)’s teacher a note of gratitude! 

  • Many of our families have completed the BACK-TO-SCHOOL FORM for the Best.School.Year.Ever. Campaign for 2022-2023. There is still time to fill out the BACK TO SCHOOL FORM! Your form will help us prepare for welcoming your child next year!

  • COVID Reporting Update-Please note there was an error in reporting of the number of cases and close contacts. Last week, Little River reported 2 positive cases with 15 close contacts.

  • DUKE BOOST APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN Duke’s Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology (BOOST) applications for the 2022-2023 season are open: here. The BOOST Program is open to rising 6th-8th graders in Durham Public Schools.  For more information, contact Douglass Coleman douglass.coleman@duke.edu, phone: 919-681-1045.

  • Recently we learned of the results of the recent Battle of the Books Competition. DPS had 37 schools compete in the district competition. We invite you to watch this three-minute video celebrating the wonderful high school, middle school, and elementary readers who entered the competition. See the Little River teams at 1:36 (middle) and 2:43 (elementary). We hope all teams had fun and thank you parents for your support!

  • Congratulations also to our Spring athletes as teams move into tournament play and close of season!


Missed this week’s Sunday phone message? Click here!


Keep up to date on DPS’ response to COVID-19 via the DPS COVID-19 Dashboard.


Missed a birthday announcement? Watch GMBN!

Best,

CHogans, EdD