OCTOBER 24 – 28

It’s RED RIBBON WEEK. Tuesday is crazy socks day. Wednesday is crazy hair day. Thursday is hat day, and Friday is team jersey day!  The homeroom with the highest percentage of participation will win doughnuts.  I hope everyone participates.

Relay For Life is hosting a co-ed kickball game.  Information and a permission slip came home today.

On Tuesday, October 25th, students received a letter from Dr. Alford about Halloween costumes.  Durham is kicking of the annual canned food drive with “Costumes for Canned Goods” this year.  If your child is wearing a costume on Monday, please send in one canned or non-perishable food item.

Tomorrow is Hat Day for Red Ribbon Week.  Don’t forget Cans for Costumes on Monday.

OCTOBER 17 – 21


This week is conference week.  Students are dismissed at 2:15.  I am looking forward to meeting  or speaking with many of you about your student’s success so far this year.

Picture Make Up Day is October 21st.  Any student who was not here on the original picture day should have at picture taken to be included in the year book.  Students who did not purchase pictures can pick up an order packet in the front office.  If you want pictures retaken, remember to bring the original picture packet with you.  Students will not be allowed to call home for picture money.

Next week is Red Ribbon Week.

The events are:

Monday:  Wear Red Day

Tuesday:  Sock it to Drugs Day (crazy socks)

Wednesday:  Hairs to being Drug Fee (wacky hairstyle)

Thursday: Hats Off to A Drug Free Life (wear any hat)

Friday:  Team Up Against Drugs Day (wear a sports team jersey)

OCTOBER 11 – 14

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th is Durham Spirit Night as Sparkles.  Check back for more details.



Conference letters were sent home last week.  I have forwarded a sign-up link via Signup Genuis to the email address provided on the returned letters.  If you signed up for a face to face or a phone conference and you did not receive the email containing the sign-up link. please email me at lisa.garcia-arrese@cobbk12.org so I may forward you the link.



Please be on the look out for the Sign Up Genius link in your inbox.  This is how you will select a date and time for your conference.  I look forward to seeing many of you next week.



Hearing and Vision Screening is this week.

Conference Preference Letters were given out today in home room.  Please complete and return this letter tomorrow.  Thank You!

Conference Week begins on October 17th.

The Talent Show sponsored by the DMS Student Council is November 17th.  Information about auditions will be posted as soon as it is available.