December 10, 2019

  • Congratulations to our teachers, Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel! Our students and families have chosen them as our terrific Tuesday Teachers. One student said, “Ms. Casteel always comes up with fun activities to teach us Science. She is funny and motivates us to learn and do the best we can.” Another student shared that “She always slows down and adds fun activities to our classroom. She is very good at letting us take breaks while still learning. The class work she gives doesn’t make it so hard you can’t do it but not so easy that you don’t learn. She is so helpful and makes sure everyone is successful.” Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel come to the office to get your Phoenix wings picture!
  • A message from Mrs. Ducassoux: any band students performing the brass fanfare for the winter concert should report to the band room for a brief practice.
  • The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair will close this Friday. Sign up right away. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • Attention 8th graders: If you plan to run a writing workshop during the authors night celebration on Thursday, please report to a mandatory lunch meeting today in Ms. Juengst’s room #325. We will be reviewing the expectations and directions for each station. (please repeat)