DVD Staff Appreciation & Bi-Annual Parent Survey

Dear DVD Students, Parents, and Guardians,

 As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, we are all grateful for the tremendous work of our school staff – from our teachers to counselors to paraeducators to custodians to front office staff. It has been a whole-school effort to return to re-engage in full in-person learning after so much change throughout the past year, and we believe the team at DVD has done a terrific job so far. To show our appreciation, we are organizing Thanksgiving baskets to deliver to our school staff on Thursday, November 18th. The idea is that each staff member will receive one basket containing treats and words of appreciation from students and parents/guardians.


Here is how you can contribute to the baskets of Thanksgiving:

  1. Items: If you are interested and able to purchase something to show your appreciation, please consider non-perishable items such as: individually wrapped : pop corn, gummies, trail mix, chips, hot chocolate, pretzels, candy, cookies, gift cards ($5) to target, Starbucks, coffee, sparkling water, tea, and any non-perishable snacks. 

           We need donated items collected by: Tuesday November 16th. All items can be             left on the first floor front office.

  1. Words of Appreciation: There is nothing that means more to school staff than words of appreciation or encouragement. Please consider handwriting a note of thanks or typing one digitally here: DVD Staff Appreciation Notes We will be printing these digital messages and including all words of appreciation in the baskets. Handwritten notes can be dropped off by Tuesday November 16. 




It is time for us to do our bi-annual parent survey – and we need your feedback. We ask families and students to complete a survey twice each year about how things are going at DVD. Please use the link below to share your experience and thoughts with us. We continually look for ways to improve, and value your assessment of how things are going so far this year. The data collected from parent surveys like this one determines our school goals for this year, and for years to come.


Parent/Guardian Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RBRSKZG


With gratitude for your ongoing encouragement and support,


Russell Stoll and Santa Acuna

Principal and Assistant Principal