Welcome to Davidson K-8! It's a Great Day to be a Tiger!
On behalf of our PTO Executive Board, welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
I wish I could welcome everyone new and old to DK8 in person, but this school year is forcing us all to approach things a little differently and brings many unknowns and uncertainties. With that being said, I hope you will reach out to me or any of the PTO Board members with questions you have or ideas you would like the PTO to consider.
This PTO Back to School bulletin is filled with information that will help you plug in to the DK8 community and take part in all of the great things happening during the school year. I encourage you to take a few minutes to review the information below and the attached materials.
Everyone's participation is essential for the PTO to be effective and truly representative of our school. We want everyone to feel that they are part of the Dk8 community! Whether you have to or 20 hours to offer throughout the school year, your ideas, time, and talents are needed. Of course, this year we all have to participate a little differently. With kids starting the school year at home and CMS indicating that no parents or volunteers will be allowed in the school building once our kids start to come back to the classroom, much of our engagement will have to happen at home.
Communication among the faculty and staff, PTO, and DK8 families helps create a strong school team. ParentSquare, Tiger Tribune Newsletters, our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/davidsonpto), and website can help you get connected with DK8.
The Tiger Fund will continue to be our primary form of fundraising. To that end, you will find a Tiger Fund Pledge Form attached. This year's Tiger Fund priorities include:
This year, we will not be selling our discount cards and many of our usual fundraisers have had to be cancelled. So now, more than ever, your donations to the Tiger Fund are vital. Also, please keep an eye out for some new COVID-19 style events we are working on for this fall.
We are very fortunate to have such active and dedicated families at Davidson K-8, and we thank you for your continued support. The first PTO general meeting will be at the end of September, look for more information in the future. We are looking forward to working with you.
Best wishes for a happy and successful school year!
Time to Re-Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card!
The Harris Teeter Together in Education Program is an important fundraiser for DK8 - we've raised over $2,500 annually just through your every day shopping!
VIC Cards must be re-linked to DK8 every year, beginning in August. Don't let "free money" go to waste - link your card today!
To link to DK8, you can ask a cashier to enter #3377 at the checkout (or just mention Davidson K-8 - cashiers have a lookup option); or visit the Harris Teeter Together in Education site; or call 1-800-432-6111.
DK8 has other value programs, too, including Amazon Smile, Publix, Staples, Shutterfly and Tinyprints, and Box Tops for Education. Check out how you can help raise money with your every day purchases here!
Make a Pledge to the Tiger Fund
Tiger Fund donations are 100% tax deductible, and 100% of your donation stays at Davidson K-8!
The Tiger Fund supports so much at DK8, including classroom supplies, teacher supplies, the science lab, library books, the new student broadcast system, and curricula like Brain Pop, Front Row, Caesar's English and Quaver Music. To donate, click the "DONATE" button at the upper right of this page. Thank you - we couldn't roar without you!
Frequently Asked Questions
The PTO has compiled a list of answers to questions frequently asked about DK8. This document is helpful for families new to DK8 as well as those who have been around the block (or the car line) a few times! Check out the FAQ document below.
PTO Parent Directory
If you would like to opt into the PTO Parent Directory, please fill out this form for EACH of your children enrolled at DK8.
Participation in this directory is completely optional. This directory will only exist online and will only be accessible to those that opt into participating.
Earn "Free" Money for DK8!
Connect with the DK8 PTO
Visit the Town of Davidson's Community Calendar to see what's going on in town!
Support Needed for Evelyn Tew
Davidson K-8 Community,
As some of you know, one of our own - a fifth grade student named Evelyn Tew - was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Evelyn's mom, Mary Tew, is a beloved teacher at our school and Evelyn's little sister Penelope is in second grade. On behalf of the PTO I wanted to include two links where you can find information related to helping the Tew family as they deal with the unimaginable.
The Go Fund Me page can be found here:
If you are able to donate money, resources, and/or time, know that it is greatly appreciated by the family. Any amount makes a difference. Let's rally around Evelyn and show her how much the Tiger community loves and supports her.
Please message me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your consideration.