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Every student is entitled to a safe school environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying.  The District’s Policy on Bullying can be
accessed HERE 
Copies are available in every school office. 

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Students and parents may also report bullying to tipline@nmusd.us 
or may place an anonymous note in the bullying report box
located at each school site.  

District News

8/28/14
8/26/14
5/1/14

Mark Your Calendars!

Below are some important dates all Davis Magnet School families should have on their calendars.

Tuesday, July 1st through August 10th - Davis Magnet School Office is Closed

Monday, August 11th - Davis Magnet School Office Opens

Monday, August 25th - Kinder Playdate at TeWinkle Park from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26th - Preschool Playdate at TeWinkle Park from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Friday, August 29th - Teacher/Student Meet and Greet on the black top from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2nd - First day of school beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Please contact our front office with any additional questions regarding details during our open office hours.

N-MUSD Enrollment Forms and Notifications

Within the "Welcome Back" packet that all Davis Magnet School families received, there was a bright green form labeled 'Acknowledgement & Consent Form.' It asks parents and students to read over several links of information and then sign and return the green form.

 

Below is the link that will take you directly to the NMUSD site with all of the forms they are referencing. Please contact our front office with any questions.

 

NMUSD Acknowledgement & Consent Form

The Davis Ducks Staff will be ready for the fall! Make sure your child is ready too!

Most people believe that teachers spend the 73 days of summer vacation with their feet up, not thinking about school.  While teachers do utilize this time to rest, rejuvenate, and possibly travel most teachers actually participate in professional development, teach summer school, and plan for the upcoming school year. 

While I believe it is a common fact that teachers work hard, I consistently depend on data. Below is a list of statistics provided from an article in Edtechmagazine.com.

  • Teachers spend about $500 on average of their own money every year on their classrooms and students.
  • The typical teaching day with students is 7 to 8 hours long.  The majority of teachers either arrive at least an hour before school or stay an hour after school. After that time, the average time spent each day to plan, grade, answer emails, make phone calls, or attend meetings ranges from 3 to 5 hours. This adds up to a 12 to 14 hour work day.
  • Most teachers participate in 2 to 4 weeks of professional development through the summer to keep up with the latest research in their field.
  • The majority of teachers spend about 4 weeks in the summer to prepare for the new and upcoming school year.

These are just a few statistics that demonstrate the extra time and money that teachers spend on average. Remember that these are averages. Davis Magnet School is not average and neither are our teachers.

This summer while our teachers are preparing behind the scenes for another successful school  year focused on student learning, it is equally, if not more important, for your child to prepare as well.

It is critical for your child’s on-going success to continue to practice the important skills learned this past school year.  Below are some suggested learning opportunities parents may provide for their young scholar. 

1.  READ! Your child should read EVERY single day. No matter how old or young, it is really important for every student to read. Our local libraries are an excellent resource for free reading materials and fun events motivating students to get involved.  The Newport Beach Library Summer Reading program begins June 21 and the Costa Mesa/Mesa Verde Library Reading program kicks off June 23. Visit both of their websites for additional information.

http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/        

http://ocpl.org/libloc/mesaverde

2.  Practice those math facts. Use flash cards, tens frames, Cheerios for counters, or the countless apps that are available. Whatever tool your child finds most interesting, utilize it to reinforce the foundational math skills.

3.  We live in a beautiful place with countless resources for science exploration. Back Bay Science Center, Muth Interpretive Center, Newport Beach Sea Base, and the Corona Del Mar Tide Pools are just a few outdoor areas to explore. In addition, the Long Beach Aquarium, Discovery Science Center, ExplorOcean, and Lyon Air Museum are all only a short drive away.

4.  My final suggestion is to designate time for your children to write. Many students struggle with writing. Summer is a wonderful opportunity for them to write letters to family members, keep a journal during summer camps or while traveling, write creative stories about animals or people at the beach, or research animals, various summer climates, other countries or people of interest.  All of these ideas may be enhanced with technology too.

However your family decides to spend the 73 days of summer vacation, I encourage you to keep learning fun. Build upon your child's passions and provide opportunities to problem solve and think critically. 

I wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy summer. I look forward to seeing each of you at the Meet and Greet on Friday, August 29 and then ready to learn on the first day of school on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Take care and Go Ducks! 

 

 

Mrs. Flores

The Davis Ducks are Full 'STEAM' Ahead!

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2014 4th Grade S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Champions!

Your Davis Magnet School Ducks unseeded the six-time defending champions, Friends Christian Private School on Saturday, May 10. The Davis Ducks went undefeated in the Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. 4th Grade Street Hockey Shootout.  The fifteen fourth graders hustled and played well together as a team in a very physical final match-up that led to a 9-4 tournament championship victory. Congratulations to Coach Campbell and the entire 4th Grade Street Hockey Team! We are so proud of you and thanks for bringing the cup to Davis Magnet School! Go Ducks! 

Davis Ducks Only Team to Win Multiple Trophies

The Davis Ducks LEGO Robotics Team was the only team at the recent F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League of Southern California competition to take home multiple trophies. The student team consisting of 4th through 6th graders competed against 60 other teams in the annual event at LEGOLAND. After a long day of competition, the Ducks were awarded a 1st place trophy for teamwork and a 3rd place trophy in the Robot Game. Congratulations to coach Darren Jones and the entire LEGO Robotics team! Your hard work paid off and we are so proud of your excellent teamwork! Go Ducks!  

The Talented Cast Members of Seussical Jr.

Seussical Jr. Presented by the Talented Davis Magnet School Cast Members

Our Mission is Learning!

At Davis Magnet School, our mission is learning. In order for students to learn, they have to be at school ALL day long. Our school day is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays, all boys and girls attend school from 8:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Please plan accordingly and make sure that your child is in their classroom line at 8:15 a.m., promptly when flag deck will begin. Any student not in their line at the ringing of the 8:15 a.m. bell will be marked tardy. Also, it is very disruptive to student learning when students leave for a portion of time in the middle of the day or at anytime prior to the final bell.  Every minute of learning is precious and we want our students at Davis Magnet School learning during the school day. Please schedule appointments before or after the school day. With your support and help, we can work together as a team towards our mission.

Every Wednesday is Yogurtland Day for Davis Families!

Every Wednesday Davis Magnet School families can help our school while enjoying a cool, tasty treat at Yogurtland!  When you go to the Yogurtland located on Baker and Harbor in Costa Mesa anytime on Wednesday, be sure to tell them that you are with Davis Magnet School. Our school then receives 20% back from your purchase to help our school. Last year our school received just over $900 just from our Yogurtland proceeds! Thank you for your continued support of our school!yogurtland.jpg

Read and Study your Math Facts Every Night!

Students reading.jpegOur students work really hard during the school day studying and learning. We want them to find balance and to enjoy playing and being kids.  Therefore, we only want our students to read and practice their math facts as their daily homework practice. Periodically, students will receive a few various assignments to support their in-class instruction or will need to complete specific projects.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for your support and designating a quiet place and time for them to successfully complete their reading and math facts. Math facts.jpeg

Davis Magnet News

Board Approves 2014/15 District Priorities

The N-MUSD Board of Education approved the District's 2014/15 Priorities on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  The priorities can be accessed via the district's website at: www.nmusd.us or via the attachments.

Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 8/28/14

Notice of Public Hearing - September 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - Proposed Solar Photovoltaic Project

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

September 9, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office 
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Government Code section 4217.10 et seq. that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District  ("District") Board will hold a public hearing at the District Education Center - Roderick H. MacMillian Board Room, 2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, California 92626, at 6:00pm on September 9, 2014, to consider the adoption of Resolution Number 10-09-14 making findings that the cost of the proposed solar photovoltaic project to be installed across numerous school sites within the District, as identified in the Board Agenda, will be offset and will be less than the anticipated marginal cost to the District of electrical or other energy that would have been consumed by the District if such project was not completed. 

 

Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 8/26/14

Now Enrolling for NMUSD's Preschool Neighborhood Peer Program for the 2014-2015 School Year!

Click here to learn more about the Neighborhood Peer Program!

Posted by: Emily Luevanos
Published: 5/1/14

Online Flyers

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Today: 8/29/14
All Day: K-12 Prep Day for Teachers
8:00 AM Meet and Greet
8:00 AM Meet & Greet

Bell Schedule

Flag salute starts promptly at 8:15 a.m.
M-T-Th-F: 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.

School Contacts

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
714-424-7930

 Principal
Mrs. Christy Flores
cflores@nmusd.us

Cathie Ropp:
cropp@nmusd.us

Mary Gray:
mgray@nmusd.us

Common Core State Standards Resources

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CCSS Parent Resources

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Davis Magnet School
Green Team and Eco Club 

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Optional Daily Dress Codes

Every day we strongly encourage Davis Magnet School students to wear tennis shoes. Students are busy and active, and in order to stay safe and participate, we feel it is important to wear proper shoes to protect themselves. In addition to our tennis shoe suggestion, we have an optional daily dress code that students and staff members may follow. On each of the following days, feel free to wear the suggested shirt listed below:

Monday - Favorite Jersey Day

Tuesday - College Day

Wednesday - Green Team/Eco Club Day (wear green)

Thursday - CMHS/CMMS Spirit Wear Day

Friday - Davis Magnet School Spirit Wear Day

 

Davis Magnet School

Mission: Our mission is learning.

Vision: To be recognized as one of the finest elementary schools in the United States of America.

Goal: 100% of our students demonstrate proficiency or above in everything we teach.

Values:

1. Do your very best

2. Do what is right

3. Treat others the way you want to be treated

4. Take personal responsibility for everything you do

5. Take personal responsibility for everything you say

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