Homeschool Newsletter
Posted on 08/29/2018

DSIS Homeschool Newsletter

February 19, 2020

Upcoming Dates:


  • 19th - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visit to DSIS

  • 20th - Monthly Press - Editors meeting at noon 

  • 26th - School Site Council Mtg. at 8AM and Climate Mtg. at 9AM - All welcome to come help us be the best school we can be. 

  • 27th - Meeting with Marvie for 6th grade families about planning  7th grade - noon in room 1

  • 29th - Permission Slips - Please turn in Field Trip Forms for our Davis Food Coop Field trip by today.


  • 5th- Davis Food Coop Salad in a Jar Fieldtrip - 10-12:20

  • 17th - Tentative Field trip to the UC Davis Bee Haven - 12:00-1:00

  • 24th - DSIS Open House and Homeschool Science Fair 

  • 25th - Our eggs go into the incubator for hatching

  • 25th - School Site Council Mtg. at 8AM and Climate Mtg. at 9AM 

  • 27th - Last day - Third Quarter

School Garden - THANK YOU and please save cardboard for us

Thank you to all the helpers working away to make our school garden more beautiful and functional! Thank you also to Sage and the Eco club for organizing our cob bench project. Thank you to all those who are helping pack the bottles with clean garbage too! This is shaping up to be the best school garden year ever! One request we have is to save and donate any large flattened cardboard you might have. We will be laying it down in the garden and covering it with bark to keep the weeds out. Thank you for your help. 

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Visit

On the 19th of this month, two staff members from another independent study school will visit to conduct an evaluation of our school.  At the end of their visit, they will make recommendations to help us be the best school we can be.  

Poetry Tea – April 2 at 12:00 in room 1

Our trip to the Davis Food Coop will take the place of our March Poetry Tea Time. Come and join us again in April as we drink tea out of fine china and share poetry readings. Students are encouraged to bring a poem to recite and it need not be memorized.

Fun Friday Calendar

  • February 21st and 28th - Clay Projects

Club Calendar

Knitting Club - Wednesdays at noon in the Orange room with Cathy Scarr

7th Grade Book Club: Friday, February 21st in the green room with Cathy Bucher

Eco Club: Friday, February 28 at noon in room 1

Poetry Tea: First Thursday of the month in April, May and June - noon in room 1 (there will be no March gathering due to the Davis Food Co-op Salad in a Jar field trip)

Science Fair - March 24th in room 1 from 6-7PM

A little less than 5 weeks until our big day.  Our science fair will be held on March 24th during open house. Please talk to your teacher about questions about the event. The focus will be on learning, having fun, and teaching others about science. 

We apologize if you have received this email by mistake. Please let us know and we will remove you from the list.

Thank You,

Cathy Bucher and Amy Thomson