Welcome to Duke
"Where Children SOAR!"
News and Updates
For the latest and most up-to-date information see the weekly Aviator Update from Ms. Mandis.
Upcoming Events/Important Dates
Friday, October 1st - Building Service Appreciation Day Please feel free to leave a THANK YOU note for our building service team on this PADLET.
Monday, October 4th - Tuesday, October 12th : MCAP State Testing Grades 4-5
Monday, October 11th - 2 hour early dismissal
Friday, October 15th - 2 hour early dismissal
Wednesday, October 20th - Chick-fil-A Fundraiser 5:00-6:00PM - pre-order form due by Friday, October 15th
Friday, October 22nd - Friday, October 29th : Book Fair - more info. below
Friday, October 29th - 2 hour early dismissal
Friday, October 29th - Trunk or Treat 5:00 - 7:00pm
Enchanted Forest Book Fair
The Book Fair is almost here and we need volunteers! Join us for the Enchanted Forest Book Fair October 22-29th 8:30am-3:30pm (except on Friday, October 29th, the book fair will close at 1:00pm). To volunteer, please click the Enchanted Book Fair Homepage link and find the online sign-up tool.
We will host a Harry Potter Evening Shopping Event on Friday October 22nd from 3:30-6:00pm Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter Character! View the Harry Potter flyer here
Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School implements S.O.A.R. expectations for all students across all school settings.
“Being a helper”
“Taking responsibility for your actions”
“Holding yourself and others to high expectations”
“Treating others the way you want to be treated”
S.O.A.R. is an Implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral competence of all students. Our S.O.A.R. framework is based on a problem-solving model and aims to prevent inappropriate behavior through teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors across school settings.
Our S.O.A.R. mission is to instill the characteristics of a great leader in our students. S.O.A.R. seeks to create a learning environment that empowers our students to show service, ownership, accountability, and respect to peers, teachers, and the community.
We are committed to creating a safe and caring environment in which students will show respect to self, others and property, be responsible for their actions and lead by example.
We encourage you to speak with your children about S.O.A.R. at home. We have provided the school-wide expectations of S.O.A.R. for you so you can use a common language when discussing school expectations at home.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:10AM - 3:40PM
Hours for registration: 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Phone Number: 240-309-4658
Fax Number : 240-309-4663
Mailing Address: Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School
23595 Hayden Farm Lane
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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