We Love Our Diven Staff!

All this week, we are celebrating our staff: teachers, teacher aides, social workers, administrators, and support staff, including cafeteria and custodial staff, bus drivers and nurses, without whom our school would not be the amazing community that it is! Our staff work year-round making your child’s experience at Diven more than just an education. We… Read More »

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Many of our classes will be doing Mother’s Day activities next week. We want you to know that here at Diven, we are an inclusive school that encourages character development and thus, the idea that love makes a family. Some of our children have traditional families, with a mom and a dad, and some of… Read More »

Super Power Word: Trustworthy

What does it mean to be trustworthy? I explain this to my young children using the tower analogy: Building trust is like building a tower: What does it mean to be trustworthy? I explain this to my young children using the tower analogy: Becoming trustworthy is like building a tower–it takes time, and it’s not… Read More »

Splash Bash Volunteer Sign-Ups

Splash Bash is coming! Splash Bash is coming! Our annual end-of-the-year celebration returns Thursday, May 16, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with: Bounce Houses! Sand Art! Bubbles! Carnival Games! Fire truck! Ambulance! Police Cruiser! Pizza! Freezer Pops! Prizes! Bike Raffle! And more! To sign up to volunteer, visit this page. Volunteers receive eight free tickets to… Read More »

Staff Appreciation Week Printables

Staff Appreciation Week is May 6 – May 10! In your Wednesday folders, you received lots of fun printables you can use with your children to help them thank their staff and teachers. If you need more, here they are: Bus Driver Appreciation Coloring Sheet by KinderCrazy Thank You Note Lesson & Printables by Darlene… Read More »

Thank you, volunteers!

We’d like to thank our volunteers from Diven, Hendy, the National Honor Society and the community for helping with Spring Fling: Dottie, Carter, Marg, Beth, Shineanne, Ken, Jen, Emily, Violet, Jackie, Mia, Paula, Antoinette, Jo, Jasmyne, Abigail, Jan, Caitlyn, Gail, Laurie, Sean, Kim, Sue, Mike, and Tarra. The chains that decorated our Spring Fling were… Read More »

Community FTW

Special thank you to our parents and to our local Sam’s Club for providing baked good donations for our Spring Fling, and to Wegmans Elmira for providing baked goods for Splash’s Birthday Celebration. We’d also like to thank Twin Tiers Comic-Con for their donation of super-hero-themed prizes.  

We Need 10 Bike Helmets for Splash Bash

We have secured enough donations to purchase ten bicycles for our Splash Bash bicycle raffle. Are you able to donate a helmet, or a $25 donation to secure a bicycle helmet? Please bring a new bicycle helmet or a $25 donation to the front office, and let them know it’s for the Splash Bash raffle.… Read More »

A Note from Your Social Worker

Leah Sorensen, LMSW Caseworker, Diven Elementary School Family Services of Chemung County, Inc. 1115 Hall Street | Elmira, NY 14902 (607) 735-3730 | lsorensen@gstcontractors.com Local Statistics (2018) Chemung County Children and Family services investigated 1,534 allegations of child abuse and neglect. 34% had enough evidence to support a finding of “indicated.” Elmira Police Department investigated… Read More »

Spring Fling Tonight! Great Prizes!

Door prizes for the Super Scholar Spring Fling are in! Every Hendy and Diven student who attends will be able to enter the drawing for a Toy Prize, and any one can buy a raffle ticket for the basket prize. The basket prize value is $40+! Tickets to try to win the baskets are $1/1,… Read More »