Friday Focus

November 25, 2013

November 22, 2013

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.  Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~ Henry Van Dyke ~

Program Notes

  • Fun Learning Opportunity: Attend a fascinating program on Wednesday, Nov 27th from 8:30 to 2:30 at Triangle Learning Community – 1008 Watts Street. Learn about modern South Africa from recent UNC graduate, Alison Gamble, who visited South Africa as a student at UNC and is now living there and starting a not-for-profit educational program in a town called Ocean View, South Africa. The reduced cost to attend is $25 for DNS students. For more information contact Dr. Vannelle no later than Monday afternoon.
  • Exams:  The Monday we return from our Fall Break, teachers will make available study guides for upcoming exams. Exams are the week of December 16th.
  • First Annual Concert:  Our first annual Christmas concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 5th from 7:00 p.m. to- 8:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. There is no reception following the concert.
  • Cisco:  Students will visit Cisco on Friday, December 6th from 11:00-2:00.
  • SPARCS is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th from 12:00-3:00
  • Activity Fees help us provide opportunities for our students to experience learning beyond the classroom. Thank you for paying the monthly fees on time.
  • Nutrition Workshop:  The next Nutrition Workshop will take place on Monday, December 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Mr. Oliver.


  • Tickets for Movie Night, scheduled for December 14th at 4:00 P.M., are on sale.  Members of PEP will be selling tickets each morning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. the week of December 2nd or may be purchased by contacting Ms. Thompkins

Shout Out

  • Thank you Mrs. Escobar, Ms. Harrell, and Mr. A. Urbano for your participation in Service Learning.  Your volunteer service is most appreciated.
  • A big shout out goes to all of the parents for making the Thanksgiving PEP Meeting so wonderful.  Blessings upon each and every single one of you.

Upcoming Attractions

  • November 22               Fall Break Begins (4:45 p.m.)
  • December 2                 Fall Break Ends – Classes Resume (7:45 a.m.)
  • December 5                First Annual Concert in the church sanctuary ~ 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • December 7                 SPARCS ~ 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • December 9                 Nutrition Workshop Part II at DNS ~ 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 14               DNS Choir at Union Baptist Church ~ 10:00 a.m.             Family Movie Night at DNS ~ 4:00 p.m.