Lecture Notes: The Book Nest in Deltona offers free books for teachers
The Book Nest used book store, located in the Deltona Regional Library and operated by Friends of the Deltona Library, recently received generous donations. These allow the bookstore to offer local teachers the opportunity to come in and choose a free bag of books for their classrooms. Teachers may enter, during normal library hours, from Saturday August 6th to Monday August 15th. Teachers must bring their Volusia County teacher card.
Friends reach out to schools and other nonprofits through the “Friend 2 Friend” program, donating books to local organizations. The giveaway program is part of the Deltona Regional Library’s green theme of “Reuse, Recycle, and Reduce Landfill.”
To donate gently used books or inquire about volunteering, call The Book Nest at 386-624-8767.
With school beginning in Volusia County on Monday, August 15, the majority of public elementary schools in Volusia County will host “Meet the Teacher” orientation for students and parents. Below are the dates and times for elementary schools in West Volusia:
Blue Lake Elementary School in DeLand — Meet the teacher from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 12, for all classes;
Citrus Grove Elementary School to DeLand — Meet the Kindergarten Teacher 6-7 p.m. Thursday, August 11; all other classes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday August 12;
DeBary Elementary School— Meet the teacher from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 12, for students whose last name begins with AL; then 11:00-11:30 the same day for students whose last name begins with MZ;
Deltona Lakes Elementary School — 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, for students whose last name begins with AL; then 9:45-10:45 the same day for students whose last name begins with MZ;
Discovery Elementary in Deltona— 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday August 12, for pupils of all classes;
Elementary Business — 9-10 a.m. on Friday August 12, for kindergartens and first- and second-year students; then 10-11 a.m. the same day for 3rd, 4th and 5th year pupils;
Forest Lake Elementary School in Deltona — Meet the teacher for VPK, kindergarten, first and second from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, August 12, followed by 10 to 11 a.m. the same day by third, fourth and fifth grades;
Freedom Elementary School in DeLand — Kindergarten from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, with Kindergarten and Grades 1 through 5 from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 12;
Friendship Elementary School in Deltona — all levels from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Friday, August 12;
George Marks Elementary in DeLand— kindergarten 5-6 p.m. Thursday August 11; first through third year from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, August 12, followed by fourth and fifth year from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on the same day;
Manatee Cove Elementary in Orange City — pre-kindergarten and kindergarten 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday August 11; first and second years from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 12, followed by third through fifth years from noon to 1:30 p.m. the same day;
McInnis Elementary School in DeLeon Springs — all classes from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 12;
Orange City Elementary School — VPK, kindergarten, first and second grades from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, August 12, followed by third to fifth grades from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the same day;
Osteen Elementary School — kindergarten from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday August 12, followed by all other years from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the same day;
Pierson Elementary School — all levels from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday August 12;
Pride Elementary in Deltona— pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 12; from third to fifth year from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the same day;
Spirit Elementary in Deltona— kindergarten 5-6 p.m. Thursday August 11; VPK and first through fifth grades from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 12;
Starke Elementary School in DeLand — all classes from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 12;
Sunrise Elementary in Deltona — VPK 9am-11am Thursday August 11; all other levels from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the same day;
Timbercrest Elementary School in Deltona — pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 12, followed by second and third grade from 11 a.m. to noon the same day, and fourth and fifth grade from 1 p.m. 2 p.m. the same day;
Volusia online — presentations 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday August 12, via Teams: kindergarten 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m., first year 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m., second year 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m., third year 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., fourth year 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m., fifth year 11 a.m.-11 a.m. 30 and special areas 11:30 a.m.-noon;
Volusia Pines Elementary in Lake Helen — all classes from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 12; and
Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand — kindergarten through second grade from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 12, followed by third through fifth grade from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the same day.
As noted above, classes begin for all public schools in Volusia County on Monday, August 15.
Students will have Tuesday, August 23 off for teacher professional developmentand Monday September 5 is a public holiday for everyone so they can observe Labor Day.
Early Release Days for the month of August are the 17th, 24th and 31st. Early release days are when students are released one hour earlier than usual.
High school athletics
Many of your fall sports will have started practice before school starts or will start on the first day of school.
We remind all hopeful athletes that they have to fill out a lot of paperwork before their first day of training and also have to pass a medical. Contact your school’s athletic department for the necessary documents and for forms for a physical exam.
Stetson University Athletics
The 2022 Stetson University Beach Volleyball Team was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with the United States Marine Corps Team Academic Award.
This award is given annually to teams that maintain an annual average of 3.3 or better. This is the 10th time that Stetson has received this honor and the fifth in a row.
The Stetson team had a 3.61 GPA for the spring 2022 semester.
Veronique Marinof DeLand, was appointed in the spring of 2022 dean’s list at Florida Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange.
Lauren Bjellaof DeLand, won a Bachelor of Science in Journalism of Emerson College in Boston.
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