Monthly Archives: January 2019

Thank You for Coming to Book Bingo Night!

What a great time! Thank you to all the families that came to book bingo night on January 29. We had more than twenty families attend, and everybody had a blast. All the children who came received new, free books! We also had pencils, notebooks, and bookmarks for our players, plus lots of smiles, laughs,… Read More »

New Limited Edition Diven Spirit Wear

Limited edition Diven Read Your Heart Out spirit wear is available to order until January 31! These t-shirts come in pink, black, and red, and cost only $11. All funds raised from spirit wear sales are used for DSO programming, including book giveaways and Diven family events. Check your Wednesday folders for an order form,… Read More »

Super Power Word: Courageous II

Our Super Power Word of the month is Courageous! We want your child to know that it’s a great character trait to “be brave and try new things.” Children are often afraid to try new things, but so much of the world is new to them. They depend on you to model courage and to… Read More »

Dolphin Dispatch | January 23, 2019

In this week’s Diven Dolphin Dispatch, we learn about upcoming events, put out a call for volunteers for our Super Scholar Spring Fling, and get a peek of the visit from CVHS. The Chemung County Historical Society visited the Kindergarten classes last week! Next time you’re in the building, check out our displays of historical… Read More »

Coffee Talk with Principal Werfelman

Please join Diven’s new Principal, Mr. Werfelman, for our very first Coffee Talk! We will provide free coffee and breakfast as you learn about and discuss Diven Morning Meeting and Goal Setting. An RSVP is required so we can order enough food and beverages and little ones are welcome to come with you. The President… Read More »

Book Bingo!

Book Bingo will be held next Tuesday, January 29, from 6pm – 7pm. The doors will open at 5:45pm so you can find your seat, get your free popcorn and drink, and grab your bingo boards! Everyone will leave with a prize–we want you to have a book to take home, and we have plenty… Read More »

Keeping Busy This Winter

In our newsletter this week, we discuss how this is a hard time of year to keep our little ones entertained. It’s been so cold that we have found ourselves having to do indoor recess time here at Diven Elementary! Not all of our children are coming in to school wearing appropriate winter coats, hats,… Read More »

Request for Class Reading Volunteers!

We’ve started sending out schedule requests to those parents who wanted to volunteer to read to their child’s class. If you didn’t return your parent survey, but would like to volunteer for this (or any other) activity, please contact the Parent Partner at We’ve already had some parents come in to read to their… Read More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Books & Activities

What better way to celebrate the character trait, courageous, this month than by celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! All month long, our children will be learning about Dr. King and how his bravery and drive for justice propelled the civil rights movement forward. Our quote this month is from Dr. King:… Read More »

Super Power Word: Courageous

This month, our super power word is COURAGEOUS. Our students will be learning all about what it means to be courageous: trying new things; doing the right thing even when others are not; and being strong in your mind, body, and heart. Think about a time when you felt afraid or weak, and how you… Read More »