Join Us for a Holiday Sing-Along!

SingAlongThe sing-along can be enjoyed from 8 a.m. until, roughly, 8:20 a.m.

Many thanks to Ms. Crumpton and her chorus students for this wonderful holiday activity!




Annual Toy Drive – Begins Dec. 2nd

Help those in need this holiday season! Donate to the  annual toy drive at Dante B. Fascell Elementary School.

There are many homeless children in the shelters of our community that are in need of gifts this holiday season. Help us make a difference in the life of a child by bringing in a new unwrapped toy, as follows:

  • Pre-K, Kg, 1st grades – For a child between the ages of 3 – 6
  • 2nd & 3rd grades – For a child between the ages of 7 – 9
  • 4th & 5th grades – For a child between the ages of 10 – 12
  • Teachers / Staff – For a child between the ages of 13 – 16

We are also accepting donations of NEW clothing or shoes for adults or children as well as shampoo, diapers, wipes, toothbrushes, and deodorant.

As we teach our students about wants and needs, we hope you will consider making a donation to help those less fortunate.

Bring in your items by Friday, December 13, 2013

We will be delivering these items before the holidays to the Chapman Partnership for Homeless. For over 10 years, with the help from public and private organizations, thousands of toys, clothes, and other necessities have been donated to this shelter. They depend on donations from the community.


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Veterans’ Day: Monday, Nov. 11th

Today, we celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.


History of Veterans Day

(Excerpt from The US Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs)

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars”.

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The first Veterans Day was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. Currently, Veterans Day is observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.


Commemorating 9/11

On Wednesday, September 11th, Americans across the nation, remembered the events that occurred on that fateful day, 12 years ago. In commemoration, DBFE students in Ms. Guevara’s class participated in an activity that shifted focus to the positives that can arise from tragedy, and how, united, we can all stand stronger.

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day: How it Came About and What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.


Source: United Stated Department of Labor Relations (