DFW is showing our support for Special Olympics Chowan County on Saturday, November 22 by participating in the Dunk Tank Polar Plunge at White Oak's Holiday Arts and Craft Show at White Oak School.
Come on out between 9 and 2 to help us GET WET for Special Olympics!
It’s Book Fair time!
The D.F. Walker/White Oak 2014 Fall Book Fair is coming…
We will soon have a Scholastic Book Fair and we hope that many of you will come out and see the wonderful books offered by this company.
Dates and times are as follows:
Tuesday, December 2nd : 8:00am – 7:30pm (OPEN HOUSE)
Wednesday, December 3rd : 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, December 4th : 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, December 5th : 8:00am – 4:00pm
Monday, December 8th : 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 9th : 8:00am – 1:00pm
The Book Fair will be held in the Media Center at D.F. Walker.
Please make plans to come out and support the library programs of both our schools! You can send money to school with your child for purchases – just be sure to include 6.75% sales tax (Make checks payable to D.F. Walker School.)
Cant make it to the fair? purchase books online at DFW BOOK FAIR. Your purchase will go toward our school goal! Thank you for your support!
This booklet will help you to help your child become a better reader through offering guidance and giving you tips on how to encourage and support your child’s reading.
Click on this link to learn more.
Congratulations to Chowan County Deputy Sheriff Heather Matthews School Resource Officer, SRO, for White Oak and D.F. Walker Elementary for her certification as an emergency medical technician! She has become very active as a volunteer for the local Kids and Cops program and acquired certification as a bus driver so that she can help as needed.
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety
Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
Please contact Phil Huey our school Counselor at 252.221.4151 to sign up!
D.F. Walker Elementary Teacher of the Year
Rachel Byrum, a fourth grade teacher at D.F. Walker Elementary School has been named by her colleagues as the schools' 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Byrum began working for the Edenton-Chowan School System as a teacher in 2007. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Elizabeth City State University and she completed her teaching certification at East Carolina University. Mrs. Byrum serves as a trained mentor for beginning teachers and she is currently a teacher-representative on the D.F. Walker PTA board. In addition, she also serves as co-chair for the school’s parent education committee and fourth grade team. She is known for being an advocate for her students and holding them to high academic standards in the classroom.
D.F. Walker Elementary Instructional Assistant of the Year
Kristy Morton Bunch was named by the faculty and staff as the 2014-2015 Instructional Assistant of the Year for D.F. Walker Elementary School. In her role, she facilitates the informational literacy classes during the cultural arts block. She began working with the Edenton-Chowan Schools as a substitute teacher in 2010 and was hired as an instructional assistant in 2012. Mrs. Bunch is currently working toward completing a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education so she can fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a teacher. Mrs. Bunch is described as a dedicated professional who goes above and beyond the call of duty in her role.