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John J. Doyle VIP Luncheon

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!
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Panther Praises: Recognizing Students & Creating a Positive School Climate

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.
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Reading, Reading, and More Reading at Doyle to Celebrate Read Across America

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!
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John J. Doyle is Celebrating Read Across America Week

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
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The Panther Talk is a Success

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.
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The Bird Show Entertains!

Students who consistently practice PRIDE and the Six Pillars of Character, attended The Bird Show hosted by the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Students learned about how the unique adaptations of eagles, owls, vultures, and parrots help them survive in the wild.
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Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Panthers with perfect attendance for the month of January were rewarded last Friday. Research indicates that school attendance is a key factor in determining student success. When students attend consistently they are more likely succeed academically. Keep up the great work Panthers!
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Students Rewarded for Demonstrating Panther P.R.I.D.E.

Panther Praises and the V.I.P. Luncheon took place last Friday. Students were recognized and rewarded for demonstrating Panther P.R.I.D.E. (Perseverance, Respect, Impress, Determined, and Excel) in and out of the classroom. Great job Panthers, keep up the great work!
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Doyle Crowns a New Spelling Champion!

4th, 5th, and 6th grade students competed for a chance to represent Doyle at the annual Tulare County Spelling Championships. After a hard-fought battle, Gretel Hernandez edged out Obadiah Frasier to become Doyle's spelling champion. Nathanel Castillo and Aylin Alvizo came in 3rd and 4th place respectively. Here are the final results:
1. Gretel Hernandez
2. Obadiah Frasier
3. Nathanel Castillo (1st alternate)
4. Aylin Alvizo (2nd alternate)
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