Improve Your Routines 
Take a look at your morning, after-school, and bedtime routines. Are your kids not dressed on time, refusing to brush their teeth, or forgetting their homework? 
It might make sense to work together as a family to implement some improved methods.
Come up with new routines as a family unit. Then post the routines in strategic places so your kids won’t forget, and you won’t have to remind them.
Get Everyone To Pitch In
Resolve that this year is the last year you shoulder the burden of housework alone! Each of your kids should be required to shoulder some age-appropriate, meaningful chores that contribute to the family’s daily life. Hold a family meeting to make a list of all the jobs that must be done weekly and decide how to divide the workload. Not only do you get some help, your kids learn valuable lessons about teamwork and accountability.

Slow Down
Some of the most difficult moments of parenting are the transitions. The times we are trying to get kids to put their shoes and socks on to get out the door. 
Some of this can’t be avoided, but there are times we create rushed transitions by over-scheduling ourselves. It may make sense to resolve to schedule fewer after-school activities and social engagements this year. 
Dropping tasks from your to-do list each day can make family life more calm and enjoyable all around.
January Attendance Incentive!!

Students must log in at 8am everyday until January 15th to be eligible for holiday incentives.
(95% attendance)

Each month we celebrate students accomplishments in making perfect attendance, exhibiting our core values, earning dojo points and also Thunder bucks as a class! See the winners!

Brian Wilson
Kali Gist
Jordin Buchanan
Da'Rae Thompkins
Se'Maj Storm
Micah Cox
Mar'quell Henderson
DeAllen McMillan Turner
Sta'Myah Otey
Tremell Harris
Aiden Shern
Cavell Videau
Jadyn Evans
Jamal McShann
Sincere Russell
Kierra White
Rodney Brooks
Jean-Marie Strickland
De'Andryia Leonard
Da'rae Thompkins
Jeramie Perry
De'Andre Norvell
Sai’ari Cobb
Ja'Tory Evans
Bryan Wilson
Elijah Wright
Aur'don Wagner
Ivan Jackson
Sammie Phillips
Taraji Henry
TaAriq Dunlap
Jacob Thomas
Shalaya Gullette
Meal Distribution
To those of you who have signed up, pick up will be the following dates from 10am-1pm (Mondays 4 days worth of meals, Friday 3 days worth of meals):

Pick up will be in the main atrium (front main hall). If you are unable to pick up yourself, feel free to send someone for you. If you signed up for delivery (first 30 families) meals will be distributed both Monday and Friday. Please call Mrs. Matthews if you have any questions regarding this! If you still need to sign your children up (pick up ONLY) please click HERE
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please schedule conferences with your child's teacher this week!
We are asking during quarterly conferences that you confirm your 3rd quarter plans (Hybrid schedule or remote only) as well as complete the family satisfaction survey (Survey available 1/8).

Families who complete the family satisfaction survey and sends the confirmation of completion to their child's teacher or to Mrs. Matthews (kmatthew@dlaeagles.org or 937.361.3175) will be entered into a drawing for a gift card! (Please note: Answers on the survey are confidential)
Attendance Matters!
Although we are at home separately, we can still be together if you LOG IN FOR LIVE INSTRUCTION!
Please note that virtual academy still exists! Log into Google Classroom anytime of the day at least once a day to complete assignments (by midnight) to be counted.
If you need assistance with any remote technical issues, call the main office.
If you need assistance with assignments call the following staff for support:
K-2 (937.369.3812) 
3-4 (937-241-9346)
5-8 (937.219.7620)
Message from the Principal 

Happy New Year to all! The DLA team is excited to get back to teaching and learning. We really missed our soaring eagles! Remote learning is in full swing so make sure your child joins Google Classroom every day at 8:00am, attends live classes, completes their assignments online, and goes to specials classes. We will be back on the hybrid schedule starting January 19 with Section 1 students attending in person Mondays-Tuesdays and Section 2 students attending Wednesdays-Fridays. 

Mark your calendar for 2nd quarter conferences next week, January 11-15. We are conducting conferences remotely via video calls and phone calls. Contact your child’s teacher to schedule a time. At the conference you will receive your child’s report card and review their schedule and daily expectations for hybrid instruction during 3rd quarter.  

Before winter break, 3rd-8th grade students took their end of quarter exams in reading and math. Due to their focused attention, class participation, and hard reading proficiency increased by 10% and math proficiency increased 6%. We are on the way to hitting our end of year goals. K-3 students will take the mid-year growth assessments in reading and math when we return to hybrid learning between January 19-29. 

The DLA Team and Family is looking forward to a productive and prosperous 2021. 


Mrs. Asinjo, Principal