Homeschool Newsletter
Posted on 08/29/2018

DSIS Homeschool Newsletter

November 6, 2019


Upcoming Dates:


  • 11th - Veteran’s Day Holiday - DSIS closed 
  • 13th - Pie Making Party - Blue Room at 11:00AM - Thank you to the volunteers for coming to help! 
  • 13th - Salmon Eggs Arrive to North Wing
  • 14th- Apple Pie Day (no 2-3 workshop today)
  • 16th - Carousel Fundraiser at the Park from 9-1:00 to finish fundraising for our Tomales Trip 
  • 19th - DSIS 2019 Book of Thanks - Please submit a page to your DSIS teacher for publishing in our DSIS 2019 Book of Thanks 
  • 21st  - Thanksgiving Potluck Feast Lunch
  • 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break - DSIS closed 


School Garden - Our garden is such a wonderful, living classroom!  We are very grateful to have cultivated this beautiful space that our students have such a strong connection to - which benefits them educationally and emotionally.  Amy, Cathy Scarr and Cathy Bucher have many ideas of how to continue to care for and grow our garden space AND we’d like to hear from you.  If you are interested in being part of our garden team, will you please let one of these teachers know?  Once we know of your interest, we’ll contact you to learn more.  Even if you are not interested in planning and you want to support a task(s) in the garden, please let us know.  We want to include all who are interested.


Apple Pie Day – November 14th, in the Orange Room

Please sign up for 10, 11, or noon 

(Due to this event we will not be having 2-3 workshop today) 

Students will need to bring:

•  7 apples plus or minus depending on the size (one pie worth)

                        •  Extra apple for people who forget to bring apples (if you have them)

                        •  A rolling pin if you have one

                        •  A bowl (non-breakable are best)

                        •  A pie tin

•  A famous apple peeler-coring machine if you have one  (we could really use more of these)


We will provide all of the other ingredients at the event.  Students will bring home a pie that is ready to bake, or freeze and bake at a later time. We need student and parent volunteers to help make pie dough the day before.  Please let Cathy or Amy know if you would like to join us on the 13th, to help make pie dough.


Book of Thanks – As an annual tradition, we like to create a DSIS Book of Thanks, with each student contributing a page reflecting on for what they are thankful.  During upcoming teacher meetings, Amy and Cathy will be working with students to create a page for our school Book of Thanks. They will then become part of our DSIS library for years to come.  If you prefer, you may complete a Book of Thanks with your child at home. We would like to collect all entries by November 19th.  Our hope is to have the book available for all to share at our Thanksgiving Potluck Feast.


Thanksgiving Potluck Feast – November 21st at 12:00

We look forward to gathering this year to eat yummy food and visit at this K-12 event.  Please join us and bring a dish to share.  Our potluck will be in the DSIS library area and in the Orange room.  It is such a treat to share in food and gratitude during this festive season.


Fun Friday Calendar 

  • November 8 - Paper Mache - part 2
  • November 15 - Salmon Mural and as needed Paper Mache - part 3
  • November 22 - Painting Paper Mache Projects 
  • November 28th - Thanksgiving Break - no class today
  • December 6th - Melt Beads with special guest Ike 


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Thank You,

Cathy Bucher and Amy Thomson