Wednesday Reminder
February 25, 2015

2ND GRADE CONCERT: Gotta Be Jazz! –Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 pm. Second grade students should plan “dress up” and look their best for this special performance. 2nd Graders will meet at their classrooms at 6:50 pm to prepare for the concert.

“Pledge Respect” Assembly – We are having a school wide assembly for our students on Wednesday, March 4. The students who bought Pledge shirts are encouraged to wear them that day, which is “National Pledge Respect Day.” The effort is to help raise awareness to respect, accept and include everyone.

FROM HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION – Steps to homework success. When your child does homework, they reinforce what they learned at school and expand their knowledge. But they learn more than the information in their assignments – they also build study skills and habits that they’ll need throughout school and life. Some ways you can provide support and help your child succeed with their homework is 1) Create a special study area that provides adequate lighting and homework supplies; 2) Remind your child that it’s their job to write down assignments from school; 3) Make a daily plan where you glance over your child’s homework and help them come up with a study plan, such as tackling tougher or longer assignments first while they’re fresh and alert; 4) Break projects into steps by encouraging your child to use a calendar to stay on schedule as they work on their project; and 5)Team with teachers by asking your child’s teacher about homework rules and how they would like you to help (or not help) them.

Reading Logs and Shorebirds Bookmarks – Last call for reading logs and shorebirds bookmarks is this Friday, February 27 to earn free tickets to the parks.

Yearbook – Last call to order a yearbook is Thursday, March 26. If you need a form, please contact your child’s teacher.


Beginning Monday, March 2 and throughout the week, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday in a unique


Monday: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (Wear red and blue)

Tuesday: Oh the Places You’ll Go (Wear a shirt that shows a destination)

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday (Wear mixed-up clothes or something wacky)

Thursday: Fox in Socks (Wear crazy socks)

Friday: Cat in the Hat (Wear a hat in support of that cat)


March 2 - Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

4 - “Pledge Respect” Assembly

5 - MRE Night – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

6 - March Madness – 3:20 – DABMS Gym

13 - Abbreviated Day – Early Dismissal – 12:50

19 - Spring Pictures

20 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Biztown

27 - Teacher In-Service – Schools Closed

School Physicals
If you are a Parents/legal guardian of children that receive medical care at Dover Air Force Base Clinic click here to learn how to receive a school physical.


  • 2015-16 School Choice Open Enrollment will begin on Monday, November 3rd and end on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  
    The applications and required information must be returned to the District Office.
    All current School Choice students in Kindergarten, 5th and 8th grade (8th gr. inter-choice only) must apply to continue on to the next grade level.  The following will be available on the district website under School Information in the School Choice folder.
    ·         New for the 2015-16 school year will be a link to complete the application process online.
    o   The link is:
    ·         Applications will also available on the district website to download and print.
    Paper copies of the application and supplemental page will be available at the District Office receptionist desk.
    This year a supplemental page is required to be completed and returned with the application along with proof of residency. Acceptable proof of residency is a current mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement, electric, gas, oil, propane, water or sewer bill with the parent’s name and address on it.
    If the student applying is currently attending a Caesar Rodney school they will be required to submit the application, supplementary page and proof of residency.  The additional information will be taken from e-school data. 
    If the student applying is not currently attending a Caesar Rodney school they will be required to submit the application, supplementary page and proof of residency and a copy of latest report card, attendance and discipline report, and a copy of a IEP or 504 program (if applicable).
    Applications returned without the required documents will be considered incomplete.
    Kindergarten School Choice applications are available until the first day of 2015-16 school year.  A copy of the birth certificate, supplemental sheet and proof of residency must be returned with the application or the application will be considered incomplete.  All Kindergarteners must be registered in their school of residency before they can register in the Caesar Rodney School District.
    If you have questions please call the School Choice Office at 698-4800 x 131 and ask for Deborah Miller.           
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    Did you miss the Weekend Call from Mr. Payne?
    If so click here to see a copy of his announcement. 
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Meet or exceed the annual ESEA targets in all cells in the school accountability system. Maintain a safe environment in an atmosphere of caring discipline. Provide opportunities that encourage a partnership of families, district staff members, students and the community. Project revenue resources to maintain the strong financial position necessary to support the needs of the district. Coordinate the district’s resources and create a plan that aims to ensure all students enrolled in the Caesar Rodney School District for three or more consecutive years will perform at or above grade level by the end of the student’s third year of enrollment.

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Our mission is to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the children, parents and community that we serve by: -providing an enriching and nurturing environment in which all children feel safe, lovable, and capable; -providing experiences that address individual abilities, learning styles, and emotional needs; and encourage children to treat others with respect and kindness.​

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