Category Archives: Diven Elementary School

Diven Lost and Found

Did you know we have a lost and found bin? It’s in the cafeteria, and there’s a lot of stuff in it. And usually all that stuff just grows into a gigantic pile of Lost Things until it collapses in on itself sometime around mid-May. NASA visits our school to remove the singularity that replaces… Read More »

Let’s Learn About: Common Core Math

We’ve all seen those pictures making the rounds of children’s common core math homework that makes it look like some sort of crazy, complicated way to do basic math equations. If you’re like me, you grew up before common core. We memorized math equations using tables, because it was the most efficient way to get… Read More »

DSO Meeting 1/14 6pm – RSVP

The DSO Meeting on Tuesday, January 14, will be our evening meeting at 6pm. We have decided to have it at a member’s home since attendance is typically lower at this time. You must RSVP to attend this meeting. Please e-mail by 1/13 if you will be attending. February’s meeting will be at 3pm… Read More »

Reminder: Free Winter Gear for Diven Students

We have free coats, gloves, and hats available at Diven for any of our children who need them, no questions asked. We are more than happy to provide your children with these items, especially as the temperatures dip below freezing. Whether your child hit a growth spurt or you’re unable to fit winter gear in… Read More »

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 »