Monthly Archives: January 2020


Surprise Fire Evacuation

Dear DVWS Community, We had an excellent Fire Drill practice today due to a little soup on a hot plate! Everyone exited the building swiftly and the fire trucks arrived with fire fighters and cleared the building. We all returned and the children received a sticker from the team! It…


February 2020 Lunch (& Afternoon Snack) Ordering

LUNCHES & AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS are available to order. After school snacks for Aftercare or the ride home. Please try and be aware of class field trips etc. when you fill out your order form. Paper forms and payment box will be available in the lower right corner of the…


Wonder Garden – In the Classroom 1/25/2020

Wonder Garden Our sleeping gnome plant bloomed just after we arrived back from break and so have our wonder garden children! We are enjoying deep, imaginative play in our classroom and laughing outside while finding patches of snow to sled on and muddy puddles to jump in. We enjoyed our…


Sunflower Garden – In the Classroom 1/25/2020

Sunflower Garden Last week the Sunflower Garden castle turned into a hospital! So many sick patients were transported from unit to unit and treated with care. Sunflower Garden What a busy month of December we had: sawing and sanding, sanding, sanding.“Is this a train?” “A building block?”The guesses kept coming……


Apple Blossom Garden – In the Classroom 1/25/2020

Apple Blossom Garden Winter started up for us without any snow, so we decided to go ask King Winter for snow. We have been visiting King Winter’s castle by crawling through crystal caves, crossing the frozen river, passing through his round gate, making snowball rolls, and jumping on his bed…


7th Grade – In the Classroom 1/25/2020

7th Grade – Physics Block The seventh graders have been exploring physics with Mrs. Ecklund during their most recent block. Optics were observed through experimentation in the real world.  The students became part of a living, complex battery during their study of electricity. Be sure to see the 5th & 6th Grade…


5th & 6th Grades – In the Classroom 1/25/2020

5th, 6th & 7th Grades The fifth, sixth, and seventh graders each had the opportunity on Friday to create their own piece of stained glass! With the help of master stained glass artists and restorers, each student experienced the classic methods of leaded glass. From cutting the glass, to piecing with…