Doyle invited all the mothers to enjoy an evening of muffins, cookies, juice, and quality time with their child yesterday in the cafeteria. It was great to see all the mothers (and fathers) in attendance. Moms, we really appreciate all your hard work and we thank you for supporting your child.
Every month, students throughout the school are recognized for demonstrating great academic focus and displaying terrific character. The VIP's, as they are known, eat with Mr. Ortiz and Mrs. Torres at this special luncheon on their behalf. Excellent job Panthers, keep up the great work!
Studies indicate that a positive school climate decreases absenteeism, suspensions, and bullying, and increases students' academic achievement. In an effort to enhance the school climate on campus, Doyle takes part in Panther Praises twice a month. During this event teachers recognize students that have demonstrated Perseverance, Respect, Impress, Determination, and Excellence (P.R.I.D.E.). This event is one way Doyle positively reinforces the behaviors we want to see on campus.
On Friday, March 3rd, guest readers from Porterville College, Granite Hills High School, Porterville Fire Department, and the Highway Patrol volunteered their time to read to students in grades K through 3. After reading, they spent some quality time on the playground with the students. In the afternoon, our campus took part in the first annual Read Across Doyle event. Classes were paired across grade levels, and students read to one another while breathing in the fresh air. It was a great day to be a Panther!
Throughout the week, we will be having dress-up days to celebrate Read Across America.
Monday: "Green Eggs and Ham" Wear Green
Tuesday: "Fox in Sox" Wear crazy socks
Wednesday: "Thing One & Thing Two" Find a friend and dress up as twins
Thursday: "Whoville" Crazy hair day
Friday: "Cat in the Hat" Wear your favorite hat
Mr. Ortiz and Mrs. Torres held an informational meeting for parents Wednesday morning. They stressed the importance of parents being actively involved in the child's education, and invited them to participate in the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) classes held on campus Tuesday evenings. Mr. Ortiz and Mrs. Torres also gave further explanation of the PRIDE matrix and how Doyle's expectations can be practiced and strengthened at home. Parents were also given a tutorial on Accelerated Reader, and the potential this program has for helping their child progress as a reader. To thank the parents in attendance, books were given away at the end of the meeting.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972):
The District does not discriminate against any person the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District programs.
Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed
to Sergio Mendoza. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available at 559.793.2452.
The District's Title IX Coordinator at 559.793.2445 or the District's 504 Coordinator at 559.793.2473.