Congratulations to Davidson Day School alumni Erica Stolzenberg, Lori Sommerville, Drue Allen and Jade Cotter, who were elected as class officers for the school’s new alumni association, formed last week. The students are responsible for developing year-long alumni programs and improving communication with other alums. … The school celebrates spirit week this week, leading up to its second annual homecoming Friday, Jan. 14. … The school closes Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. … Parents attend grade and transition meetings Jan. 19 and 20. The sessions provide important information for parents of students transitioning from lower school to middle school and from middle school to upper school, and those switching between grades in lower school. Following the presentations, faculty and administrators will be available to answer questions. The schedule is as follows: ?On Wednesday, Jan. 19, parents of rising fifth-graders meet from 5 to 6 p.m. and parents of rising ninth-graders meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; On Thursday, Jan. 20, parents of rising Eaglets meet from 9 to 9:30 a.m.; Parents of rising T-K students meet from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; Parents of rising kindergarteners meet from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Parents of Montessori students meet from 10:30 to 11 a.m.; Parents of rising first- and second-graders meet at 4 p.m. and parents of rising third- and fourth-graders meet at 4:30 p.m. … The school holds a parent liaisons meeting Thursday, Jan. 20 at 8:30 a.m. … The PAC meets Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. … The parent council sponsors a teacher and staff appreciation week Jan. 24 to 28, and seeks volunteers to help make it a success. If you have questions or want to help, contact Sheryl Chapman at email@example.com… The school welcomes college guidance professional A.J. Aucamp Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Aucamp’s lecture, “Demystifying the College Process,” is open to the public. Admission is $5 for community members, $4 for DDS parents and free for DDS students. … Reenrollment contracts will be mailed Feb. 1 and are due back with deposits by Feb. 15. Financial aid applications must be initiated through SSS online by Feb. 15. Contact Kate Smith, Director of Admission & Financial Aid, with any questions about reenrollment or financial aid at 704-237-5229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ... Because of the severe weather this week, the school’s early childhood and lower school open house scheduled for Jan. 11 has been rescheduled for Jan. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. Contact Kate Smith at 704-237-5229 or email@example.com with questions.
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