305 S. Canal Rd. Lansing, MI 48837 / 517-925-5540 / Fax 517-925-5579 / Attendance 517-925-5581
November 3rd, 2023
November 6 Begin 2nd Trimester / Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm
November 9 Conferences 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 10Half Day / Release at 12:10 / Conferences 1:00 - 4:00
November 15 PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
November 17 Half Day / Release time 12:10 pm
November 20th - 24th No Students - Thanksgiving Break
November 27Classes Resume
December 22nd - January 5th No Students - Winter Break
From Our Principal
We know having a positive and collaborative school-family relationship is critical to student success and are excited to see you all next week for conferences. Conferences focus on learning, although behavior and social concerns will be discussed as well. Our teachers will review your child's progress, including strengths and areas in need of improvement. You also might talk about standardized test results, individualized education plans (IEP), and 504 education plans. If you have not scheduled conferences, please do so at the following link: Parent Teacher Conferences Link
Don't forget to stop by our Book Fair during conferences. The Book Fair is in our Library and the family shopping hours are Monday, November 6th, and Thursday, November 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Our school hours are from 9:00 AM to 3:55 PM. Please know we completely understand when there is a necessary appointment during the school day that leads to a late drop-off or early pick-up. Unfortunately, on any given day we have 40 or more students either arrive 10-90 minutes late or leave school nearly an hour early missing consistent routines with critical lessons instructional time.
With the weather turning colder, please make sure your children are coming to school with appropriate clothing to be outside during recess. Students will go outside unless it is actively raining or the temperature or wind chill is below zero.
As always, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
More School News
Makerspace needs your help!
We are looking for parent volunteers to help run makerspace on Monday’s during lunch recess!
Are you able to volunteer at the book fair? We need help with volunteers running the second cash register. Having two registers will help the line move quickly. If you are interested, please sign up here. (You can also come in early to learn the register; it’s quick to learn and easy to navigate.) Thank you for considering!
The in-person Scholastic Book Fair Family Shopping Nights will be on: Monday, Nov 6 from 5pm-8pm Thursday, Nov 9 from 5pm-8pm
*Please note that we will not be having in-school shopping at the book fair this fall. Please do not send money to school with your child.
Online Fair Info
Can’t make it the in-person book fair? Want to avoid the crowds? No problem! You can shop at the online fair. The online fair opens Nov 3 and closes on Nov 10. *All online orders ship directly to your home. (There is free shipping on book-orders of $25 or more.)
Here is the online shopping link: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/deltacenterelementaryschool2
Teacher Wish Lists
Usually during the Family Shopping Nights, our teachers will select books that they are interested in adding to their classroom library. Over the years, we have had many families purchase a book from a teacher’s pre-selected books, as a gift to them. There will be a table with wish list piles in front of the check-out desk in the library for anyone who is interested in donating a book.
Our classes do not have students bring in birthday treats. We have a number of food related allergies across the building so that is a practice we have not done for quite a number of years now. If your child wants to bring something for the class, it can be non-edible items like bookmarks, pencils, etc. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.
Do you have any extra Halloween costumes at your home? If so, we could use them here at Delta Center! We would appreciate donations of gently-used costumes your child no longer needs. This may include character costumes, animals, or even sports jerseys. You can send this costume donation to school with your child or deliver it to your child's teacher at conferences. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated! Thank you!
PE Amazon Wish List:
PE At Delta Center is a WONDERFUL place to be and I am so proud of our school and students! I love getting to know all of the students and learning with them to be physically fit and have fun too! Being new to Delta Center (and the PE position), I am finding that we have many equipment needs - old equipment is falling apart and new equipment for new experiences is necessary! Please view THIS PE AMAZON WISHLIST to see the things we are hoping to add to our gym. Thank you so much for your donation, it will be GREATLY appreciated!
1. DONATION REQUEST - ATHLETIC SHOES
Clean, gently used OR New child-sized shoes for students who do not have appropriate shoes for gym class are greatly appreciated!
Exciting things are happening! There's art in the halls, new projects in the works, conferences are in two weeks (be sure to stop in, see the art, and say "Hello!"), aaannnddd...
The annual Original Works fundraiser program is ready to officially begin! This unique opportunity allows you to create beautiful keepsake items featuring your child's amazing masterpieces!
Your student's art can be put on anything from notebooks to t-shirts; ornaments to magnets, ceramic tiles or placed in a fancy frame. This year it gets even better! They've added three new exciting items to the online catalog:
Ordering will be done all online (unless your student's art missed the scanning date, then it will be manual).
Be on the lookout for informational letters going home this week and make sure to keep the following dates in mind.
Dates to Remember:
Custom Letters To Be Sent Home for ALL students: Friday, November 3rd/6th (dependent on arrival of letters)
DEADLINE for MANUAL ordering:Thursday, November 9th * (for select students only | return ART and ORDER FORM to Mrs. BellDean).
DEADLINE for ONLINE ordering:Wednesday, November 15th.
Window for LATE ordering (online/manual): November 16th-December 8th(items may not arrive until after the winter holiday).
Orders are set for ARRIVAL (online/manual):Thursday, December 7th (pick up date to be determined).
BONUS: Do you have a DC alum who misses creating keepsake art? A future DC artist who wants to be a part of the fun? Let me know! I can provide paper, steps, and criteria to follow, and they too can participate as part of the manual ordering process !
If you have any questions, feel free to email me: email@example.com. Don't forget to check out our Delta Center art room facebook page (Mrs. BellDean's DC Art Room) for important updates and amazing art!
As always, thank you for your continued support in our students and our school !
District & Community News
Nov. is Nat'l Native American Heritage Month
Nov. is Nat'l Youth Homeless Awareness Month
Nov. 5 » Standard Time begins; change clocks
Nov. 7 » Election Day
Nov. 11 » Veterans Day
Nov. 12 » Diwali
Nov. 13-17 » American Education Week
Nov. 13-17 » Geography Awareness Week
Nov. 13 » World Kindness Day
Nov. 15 » America Recycles Day
Nov. 15 » Education Support Professionals Day
Nov. 16 » National Parental Involvement Day
Nov. 17 » Substitute Educators Day
Nov. 19-25 » National Family Week
Nov. 20 » Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
Nov. 23 » Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 27 » Guru Nanak Dev Sahib’s Birthday Festival
Nov. 28 » Giving Tuesday
Dec. 1 » World AIDS Day
Dec. 7 » Pearl Harbor Day
Dec. 7-15 » Hanukkah (Festival of Lights)
Dec. 8 » Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec. 10 » Human Rights Day
Dec. 15 » Bill of Rights Day
Is something missing? Please share with John Ellsworth, GLPS Director of Communications, any additional Recognitions & Acknowledgments you think we should include on this list or upcoming lists – email him at EllsworthJ@GLcomets.net.
The Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program (GLEAP) is currently looking for additional donors (individuals or groups) to assist in providing a Christmas Food Basket for someone in our Grand Ledge School District community. If you, your family, or your organization/group are interested in providing a basket to someone in need, please contact Deb at 517-927-9008 for information.
SteamFest 2023 will take place at Lansing Community College in the Arts and Sciences Building on November 11th from 9-12:30PM. Almost every room in the building will have a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art or Math) themed activity geared towards K-6th grade students and their families. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here: https://www.lcc.edu/calendar/event-details/9f833c32-a997-4615-8724-7a6f624264c8
If you are interested in volunteering to help out with this event, we need LCC students to help our LCC faculty supervise the rooms! As a volunteer, you'll arrive at 8:30 where we'll give you a SteamFest T-shirt and you can grab some breakfast. Then you'll help out in your room from 9-12:30. At 12:30, we'll clean up and head over to Gannon for a pizza lunch.