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April 1, 2016

Dear Students, Parents & Staff,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable spring break and an easy transition back into the school routine.  As the school year concludes, we have plenty still left to do!  

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! You will be able to purchase books at DECC and New Horizons. If you are available to help out at the book fair, please contact your child’s teacher. Last year t
he Boosters raised $329 in Scholastic dollars for books for the classrooms. Our goal for this year is to increase that amount. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s book fair.

The next Boosters meeting will be Thursday, April 14, at 5:00, in the DECC cafeteria. Please join us!

April 22, is Earth Day.  Our classes will be participating in Earth Day activities.  At an early age students should become aware of the necessity for all of us to protect and preserve the Earth and her resources.  Ask your child for ways you can help at home.

Spring pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 26, at DECC and Friday, April 29, at New Horizons. More information will come home with your child.

Administrative Appreciation Day is April 27, 2016! We appreciate our office staff, Thank you for all that you do each day.

New Horizons students will travel to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in North Port to see “Junie B Jones”, on April 27. More information will be coming home about departure and return times. Remember that April 27th, is also an early release day for students at 12:00 Noon. New Horizons students will dismiss as soon as they return from the field trip.

Mark your calendar! In preparing for our VPK students to enter kindergarten in the fall! We will have a required parent meeting on May 3, at DeSoto Early Childhood Center in the cafeteria at 5:00 pm. Staff will share valuable information regarding the transition to kindergarten.

Dates and Times for the Scholastic Book Fair:


April 4, 2016

7:00-9:00 am

2:00-5:00 pm

April 5, 2016

7:00-9:00 am

2:00-5:00 pm

April 6, 2016

7:00-9:00 am


New Horizons

April 7, 2016

7:00-9:00   am

11:30-1:00 pm

April 8, 2016

7:00-9:00   am

11:30-1:00 pm




Phyllis Clemons, Principal