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All cookie dough orders will be ready for pickup between 2:30pm – 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 24. Please make plans to have all orders picked up by 5:30pm.

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Published by Kristy Sartain on October 20, 2017

        


October is Kindness Awareness Month

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Published by Kristy Sartain on October 12, 2017

        


DBMS is excited and proud to partner with Fayetteville State University to further support our students via the 21st Century TRIO Talent Search program. If you are interested in your child participating in this program, please print out the application below and send it back to school. The deadline is October 31.

Talent Search21stCCLC Application

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Published by Kristy Sartain on October 11, 2017

        


Parent SurveyDBMS is conducting a parent survey and we need your help! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. It will be available until the end of October. We have been asked to get at least 20% of our parents to take it, but we know our parents can do better than that!

Please call the school office at 910.483.3101 if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and participation!

Parent Survey

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Published by Kristy Sartain on October 9, 2017

        


Milk

Our little ones are always watching. Adults who choose low-fat or fat-free or yogurt show kids that dairy is an important part of a healthy eating style. When kids model this behavior, their growing bones will thank you. Share these 10 Tips for Dairy and how to Be a healthy role model. For more nutritional tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us. @gottabhealthy #behealthy

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Published by Kristy Sartain on October 9, 2017

        


This week, we celebrate all the fabulous people who work in our cafeteria. Thank you all for all that you do!

School Lunch Week Oct. 9-13

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Published by Kristy Sartain on October 9, 2017

        


DOUGLAS BYRD MIDDLE SCHOOL NAMED AS A 2017 RECIPIENT OF A LIBRARY GRANT

FROM THE LAURA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR AMERICA’S LIBRARIES

 On May 23, 2017, Douglas Byrd Middle School received a $5,600 grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.  More than $930,000 in grants will be distributed to 160 school libraries across the country this year for the purchase of books and reading materials. Douglas Byrd Middle was one of only eight schools in North Carolina chosen to receive this grant.

“As a former librarian, I know school libraries play an important role in improving student achievement and encouraging students to love reading.” said Mrs. Laura Bush. “With this grant, your librarian will make your library the perfect place for students to fall in love with reading.”

The librarian at DBMS, Kristy Sartain, is in her first year with Cumberland County Schools and her fourth year as a school librarian. “This year, I was able to really open up the library to students and have increased circulation over last year by more than 300%. I am lucky to have a principal, Mrs. Meshonda Williams, who is very supportive of the library and allows me to use some out-of-the-box ways to get students in here. This grant will allow me to purchase the books students are asking for, like graphic novels, mysteries, romance novels, and biographies of their favorite actors, artists, and athletes. I am a firm believer that every child can be a reader. They just need to find the right book that sparks it for them.” 
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Published by Kristy Sartain on September 14, 2017

        


Mrs. Smith, DBMS Teacher of the YearMy teaching philosophy is that every child can learn, we must only figure out how to reach them. Everyone is gifted at something. As an educator, it is my job to try and find that gift and help the child to see it. Discovering our strengths gives us the courage and fortitude to strengthen our weakness. I try to help my students see that challenges and failures are all apart of process that leads to success. In the words of Albert Einstein “You never fail until you stop trying. I have had the privilege to work at DBMS for six years. My first year was spent volunteering at the school and I discovered that some of the greatest and most talented children in Cumberland County are right here in the Douglas Byrd Community. There is greatness here! As a community, we must continue to expose and push our youth toward excellence. We have to help them see past the immediate and help them build dreams for the future. We must remind them of the great possibilities that await and the decisions they must make in order to be successful. We must support, encourage, and challenge them to be the best versions of themselves.

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Published by Kristy Sartain on September 10, 2017

        


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