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Volunteers Needed For Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Grades > ELA-8

Volunteers needed for the Barnes & Noble Book Fair this Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. It is a very simple task of greeting shoppers and passing out vouchers. The link to sign-up is attached. We appreciate your willingness to help make this event a success!

Barnes & Noble Volunteer Sign-Up

Thank You Servant Leaders
Grades > 9-12
Thanks to Mr. Kinney, Mrs. Woford, Ian, Huy, Gail, Savannah and Marissa for sharing your afternoon with our "Grand" friends at Winthrop Court.  Thanks Mrs. Woford for organizing the special cards and to Ian and Huy for sharing your musical talent! 
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Grades > ELA-8

Please join us Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at Barnes & Noble, Riverbend Shopping Center,  for the annual book fair. We will have storytelling, music, singing, arts and crafts and so much more! When making your purchase, please mention Darlington School and we will receive a portion of all sales. Have your purchases wrapped while enjoying all of the activities. The schedule:is as follows:

 

Friday, December 9

4:00 Deaton Darlings and The Littlest Christmas Tree

4:30 Sing-along with Mrs. Human

5:00 Mrs. Hicks, Mrs. Cline and Mrs. Fine story and Christmas Craft

5:30 Jazz Band

6:00 Mr. Mathis and Mrs. Lawson Kristmas Karaoke

7:00 Mrs. Zazzaro and craft project

 

Saturday, December 10

10:00 Mr. Grinch and his helpful elf (Mr. McConnell and Mrs. Massey)

10:30 Christmas music by Bernadette Ebri

11:00 Pre-K and Mrs. Smith-Story time and activity

11:30 Christmas music by Annie Zheng

12:00 2nd grade and Tinkercad

12:30 Christmas music by Huy Hoang

1:00 DarBots/Creative Technology/STEAM exhibit

 

ELA-8 Holiday Festival Program
Grades > ELA-8

 We would like to invite you to our ELA-8 Holiday Festival Program on Friday, December 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Huffman Athletic Center's Van Es Arena.  Students and teachers are excited to present this program of holiday music and entertainment. The program will feature a variety of performances from students in pre-K through 8th grade. Student artwork will also be on display in the lobby areas and can be taken home after the program. 

 

Below is some important information regarding the event:

 

Dress:Students should wear Christmas or festive attire for this school day. This includes uniform bottoms with a Christmas-color shirt or a Christmas dress or outfit. Students should not wear jeans or T-shirts with graphics and please wear appropriate dress or dark colored shoes.

 

Dismissal for pre-K to 8: At the conclusion of the program, all instrumental students must get instruments. They will then report to the Johnson Field House with teachers to get backpacks and be checked out by parents. You will find your child with the appropriate sign according to his or her teacher or grade level. All instrumental students must take instruments home from the Huffman. Children who ride the bus, attend Power Hour or Extended Care will be walked back over to Thatcher Hall and dismissed appropriately.

 

Communication: Please email your child’s homeroom teacher or advisor and inform them of the plan for your child to be picked up on Friday, Dec. 9. If you will not be attending the Holiday Festival, dismissal will take place as usual at Thatcher Hall. Please email Wendy Payne if your child will be riding the bus that day.

 

We are very excited about this special holiday event that showcases over 300 students and their artistic endeavors. We hope you can join us!

Lessons and Carols event this Sunday, Dec. 11th at 7:00pm!
Grades > 9-12
Our annual Lessons and Carols event will take place in the Chapel at 7:00pm.  This is an event detailing different lessons from the Bible using passages from the bible and songs relating to the holiday season. Members of the 4th and 5th grade chorus, upper school orchestra and concert choir will be performing.  It is sure to be a fun-filled event! We look forward to seeing you there!
Darlington Arts Academy Winter Recital
Grades > ELA-12
Join us on Sunday, December 11, at 4:00 pm in the Ledbetter Commons of Thatcher Hall, as students from the Arts Academy present a Winter Recital. A reception will follow in the Thatcher Hall Dining Room.
IMPORTANT - All Library Items Due December 9th
Grades > 9-12

Students, Faculty and Staff,

ALL library items, including books and DVDs, that are currently checked out from the Upper School library are due no later than 3:15 pm on Friday, December 9th.

If you have a concern or need that would require you to keep your book or DVD past this date, please email or speak to Mrs. Holmes or Mrs. Jacobs.

If we do not receive the item(s) OR hear from you by Friday, December 9th, please understand that you will be charged the replacement cost of the item(s) PLUS a $10 processing fee.

Thank you for helping us be good stewards of our library collection.
Cool Yule-December 19th
Grades > ELA-8

Join us for Cool Yule on Monday, December 19, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Thatcher Hall.  Children ages 3 through fourth grade are invited to attend.  The cost is $35 and includes lunch, snack, arts and crafts, movie and a long-sleeved t-shirt.  Contact Becca Wood at 706-314-0620 or bwood@darlingtonschool.org by December 13 to reserve your space. Please send the child's name, age and shirt size.  This is a great opportunity to invite friends and prospective students to Darlington.

Angel Express
Grades > ELA-8
Darlington has supported the Angel Express project for many years and will be partnering with them again this year. It is a program that helps needy families in the Rome area during the Christmas season. Some of the items needed and we will be collecting are; gently used toys, bikes, riding toys, wagons, dolls and doll houses, puzzles, toys cars and trucks, games and sports equipment. They can also use teen accessories such as purses, jewelry, warm coats, scarves/ hats, and warm winter clothes. Donations can be dropped off at Thatcher Hall from Tuesday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 7. Clean out your playrooms and closets and help a child have a Merry Christmas!


Reminders
Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12

Monday

McHenry, leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and returning to campus by 5:30pm.  We will be making a Christmas craft with the children.  Mr. Shorey and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus.

Tuesday

Winthrop Court, leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and returning to campus by 5:30pm.  Thanks to Ian and Huy for sharing your musical talents with our “Grand” friends.  Mrs. Kinney and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus.  

Friday

Rome Little Theater, leaving from the library steps @ 6:30pm and returning to campus before 11:00pm.   We will be ushers and concession staff for “Into The Woods” You must reserve your spot with Andy Brunt abrunt@darlingtonschool.org Limited to one bus.  Mrs. Woford and Mrs. Barnes will be the chaperones for this event.  This event is filled.  Stay tuned for future events.

Stay tuned for many more Opportunities! Thanks in advance for your commitment to service.


Tennis Academy- Middle School Program
Grades > ELA-8

We are happy to offer, once again, the Tennis Academy to the Middle School as an option for PE time beginning after Thanksgiving Break. This program is for 6th-8th graders who are interested in practicing before the tennis season and seeing what the tennis academy is all about!

Academy tennis will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45-4:00 PM. 

Transportation will be provided to the academy and parent pick-up will be at Coosa Country Club.

For more information please contact Leanne Mann at 706-506-6041 or at lmann@darlingtonschool.org

Weight Room
Grades > 9-12

Weight room hours starting August 22:

Wednesday & Friday 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Coach Shorey

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 am - Coach Guth




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