Monthly Archives: December 2019

P.E.A.C.E. Will Welcome You Back to School

Positive Education Always Corrects Errors (P.E.A.C.E) will welcome our students back to school on January 6. This nonprofit program was established in 2011 by Willie Owens and Troy Council of Elmira, NY. Honoring the legacy of Rev. Leo Hughey Jr., it targets at-risk youth to encourage school attendance and access to educational and occupational opportunities.… Read More »

Elmira Rotary Club Makes Monday Fun Day

Each year, all through the year, the Elmira Rotary Club volunteers to visit Diven and make our children’s day! This week, they did their annual Holiday project: each child was invited to create a craft bag of marshmallows, pretzels, and candies to build a delicious snowman! A trumpeter played live holiday music as children created… Read More »

You Asked: Gifts for Your Teachers

Several of you asked what your child’s teacher wanted for the holidays, especially parents with names that start with L and J, and try though I might, it seems as though our educators are reluctant to come forth with their own desires. “You mean, for my classroom?” No, I mean for you. “You mean, something… Read More »

Diven Clothing Drive: Snow Suits

We are looking to new and gently used snow suits, boots, hats, and gloves/mittens this year for our scholars to keep in the classrooms. As you know, we play outside almost every day, even when there’s snow on the ground. But if a child doesn’t have a snow suit, they can’t dig through the snow… Read More »

Food Bank Donations

We’re off to a great start collecting food for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier! Some of you have asked if you can bring in donations on the “wrong” day, and the answer is yes, of course! The donations we’re collecting for this food drive can be brought in one at a time (we… Read More »

DSO Meeting 12/10 at 3pm

Just a reminder that this month’s Diven School Organization will be on Tuesday, 12/10, at 3pm in the Diven Library. All families, staff, and community members who would like to support our school are welcome to attend, and free childcare will be provided.

A Book on Every Bed

December 21 is the first day of Winter! What a special winter tradition this will be! Your child will wake up on this first winter morning to find a gift-wrapped book at the foot of his or her bed! We have a FREE book ready for you at Diven Elementary! Come pick out and wrap… Read More »

The Weather Outside Is…

I hope you and your family are settled in after the holidays. This is the time of year when winter takes a toll on school attendance. Snow and slushy weather can keep parents from getting their children to school. So can the colds, fevers and earaches that often come with the winter months. These absences,… Read More »

12 Days of Peace: Food Bank Collection

Every day for 12 days, starting tomorrow, we will be doing our 12 Days of Peace! Each morning, our children will learn about a different cultural tradition and a different act of kindness. Our Good Kid Patrol will focus on rewarding students who are doing these acts of kindness each day. We’ll be collecting food… Read More »