Principal's Monthly News Letter



Faculty and Team Meetings


We held our first faculty meeting on September 12, 2018. This meeting addressed the opening of the school. Agenda items included: district/school goals, back to school night, schedules, upcoming meeting dates, good news and celebrations in our school community, SGO’s, and many other items. Additional meetings were held to address cafeteria and arrival/dismissal duties.

Our teachers have administered assessments in order to know their learners better and plan accordingly.

C. J Davenport School Family

Mrs. Marano and I met with all of the children in 1st - 3rd grade during the first two weeks of school to welcome them to our school complex and school family. With all of the teachers and students, we reviewed our school expectations and rules. We also shared the exciting events that we have planned during the school year.  Seeing all of these new and young faces so eager to learn was amazing. These meetings are a good way to start off positively and set the tone for student learning; as well as behavior. Our students are ready to learn.


Back to School Night

Back to School Night was on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, we welcomed our 2nd and 3rd grade parents to the Elementary School at 6:00. Then, we welcomed our Pre-school, Kindergarten and 1st grade parents to the Primary School at 6:30. We played music and had parents write personal pencil grams for their children. The times worked out well, especially for parents of students at both Primary and Elementary.

We had a large turnout with many parents enthusiastic to visit with their child’s teacher in our beautiful complex. The faculty was introduced. Our school goals and an overview of our programs were shared.  Our Davenport Elementary students sang a song to kick off a great night. We shared our Renaissance video which highlighted the many great offerings here- both academic and interpersonal. It was an enjoyable evening and I received a lot of positive feedback.


School Assemblies

We are planning assemblies for the school year for each grade level. We have many special events planned for October. Included in these events are: Fire Prevention Week with Cardiff Fire Company and Smokey the Bear, Respect Week/Red Ribbon and School Violence Awareness Weeks, Pumpkin Patch (Pre-K and Kindergarten) sponsored by Parents’ Club, our Book Fair, and many fall festivities. See our calendar of events below.

Renaissance Pep Rally

We ended September and our week on Friday,9/28 with our first Pep Rally of the year. Our Renaissance Team planned and delivered a fun filled Pep Rally for our entire complex. Mrs. Schenck served as the DJ. Students were on their feet and dancing. This was so much fun for players and observers. The Renaissance Team members, Danielle Conroy (Reading Specialist) and Jennifer Errickson (School Counselor) rode brand new bikes out in to the gym to show the students two incentives for earning tickets.

Parents’ Club

The following fundraisers were held this month: Cherrydale, Mums, and Chuck E. Cheese. We also had our first meeting which resulted in a great turnout and parent involvement. Thank you Tami Eble, our Parents’ Club President.

Kona Ice Truck came on 9/14


Safety Drills for September

9/17 @10:00 am Fire Drill

9/26 @ 10:30am Evacuation Drill
9/22 @ 9:15am and
               1:00pm Bus Evacuation Drill


Word of the Month: RESPECT

10/1     Respect Week Wear “sporty” team clothes and sneakers

10/1     Primary Character Ed. Assembly KAM @ 10:00am & KPM 1:15pm/

1st Multi- Purpose @ 2:35pm

10/2     “Respect Each Other/Hats off to us” Wear your favorite hat

10/3     “Respect Yourself” Wear “Red Carpet clothes” and get dressed up!

10/3     Elementary Character Ed Assembly 2nd @ 9:50am @ 3rd @ 10:30am

10/4     “Respect our Planet Earth” Wear something that shows a place/town you have visited

10/5     “Respect our School” Wear EHT or Davenport School logo or colors

10/5     Renaissance Meeting Primary Library @ 8:45am

10/7     Fire Prevention Week

10/8     School Closed Columbus Day

10/9    Cardiff Fire Truck Elementary Café   @ 10:00am & 2:00pm

10/10  Cardiff Fire Truck Primary Multi-Purpose @ 10:00am & 1:30pm

10/10   Parent Camp EHT Embrace EHT High School Auditorium @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

10/11  Smokey the Bear AM K/Pre-school 11:00am & PM K 1:30pm Multi-Purpose Primary

10/12   Abbreviated Day

10/13   Truck or Treat @ EHT High School parking lot @12pm-2pm 

10/15   Book Fair Starts Elementary Gym

10/15   Parents’ Club meeting Elem. Library @ 4:30pm

10/16   BOE Meeting Alder Ave. Middle School @ 7:00pm

10/17   Family Night at the Book Fair Elementary Gym @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm

10/19   Cherrydale Ends

10/19   Book Fair Ends Elementary Gym

10/22   Interim Issued (if needed)

10/22   Red Ribbon Week Wear Red

10/23   “Follow Your Dreams” Wear Pajamas

10/23   Parent Camp EHT Engage EHT High School Auditorium @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

10/24   “Davenport Students Shine!” Wear bright/or shiny colors

10/25   “Davenport is Incredible!” Wear your favorite super hero or Disney shirt

10/26   “Our School Supports Us!” Wear EHT or Davenport School logo or colors

10/26   Pumpkin Patch for Kinder and Pre K ONLY –during school hours

10/26   Halloween Bingo Elem Café @6:30pm – 9:00pm

10/31   Halloween Parade/Parties: K-AM @ 10:30am, Pre-School @ 1:15pm, 1st @ 1:45pm, All PM Kindergarten & K1 classes @ 2:00pm, 2nd & 3rd @ 2:15pm (1/2 day schedule)


Maryann Giardina Principal