Feb 13

SEF Spirit Week February 12-16

February Fun!!

The month of February is dedicated to raising money for the Suffolk Education Foundation.  Driver Elementary will take part in several fundraising activities to show our support for SEF.

The class that raises the most money for SEF will earn an ice cream party!

Thank you so much for your support!

SEF Spirit Week

February 12 – 16

Each Activity is $1

2/12 Multicultural Day  – Dress in attire from other cultures

2/13 Career Day – Dress up as a future career choice

2/14 Sweethearts Day – Dress in your pink and red to celebrate Valentine’s Day

2/15 Hawaiian Day – Dress in your summer gear like you are on vacation in Hawaii

2/16 Fun Fan Day – Show your school and team spirit as you wear your favorite team apparel


Jan 31

PTA Presents- Driver’s “Family Date Night”

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Where: Driver Elementary School Cafeteria

Light refreshments will be served at this event. This is a
free event, but you must RSVP by February 6th.


Fathers bring your daughters.

Mothers bring your sons.

Join us for a fun-filled night of:



bingo, etc.

as you enjoy light refreshments
and spending time with your loved ones


 learn about African American heritage.


Jan 31

Up Coming Events and Dates



  • Friday, February 2nd Early Release Day (Bus Dismissal begins at 1:05 p.m.)
  • Beginning Monday, February 5th, the dismissal time will change to 3:45 p.m.
  • Picture Day is Thursday, February 8th.
  • Thursday, February 8th at 6 p.m. The PTA will host a Family Date Night. This is a free event but you must RSVP by February 6th. Refreshments will be provided.
  • February 15th – 23rd Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at the parent/teacher’s request.
  • Report Cards will be sent home on February 19th.

Jan 25

Class & Spring Picture Day Is Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Thursday, February 8th


Class & Spring Picture Day!  

Lifetouch is using a pre-paid system for pictures.

Pictures are available for purchase with credit card on-line or by cash/check order:

    Credit Card ON-LINE

Class Picture

Use Picture Day ID :  VA237060G0 to order on-line

(Write Payment Code on Envelope after purchase is made on-line)

Spring Picture 

(Individual Portrait)

Use Picture Day ID :  VA237060Q0 to order on-line

(Write Payment Code on Envelope after purchase is made on-line)



(Using the envelope provided with the Life Touch Flyer.)


If you would like to purchase & Individual package, please fill out the “Spring Picture Day”  Individual Picture order form, enclose your payment, and send it with your child before or on

Thursday, February 8th.

  • The student must have the order form with them on picture day.

  •  Make checks payable to “Lifetouch”.

  •  Lifetouch will refund your money if you are not satisfied with your picture.

  • You can make your payment online with a credit card.  **You will be given a payment code to write on your order envelope.**  Just write in the code and send the envelope with your student.

Jan 11

Suffolk Public Schools will open Thursday, Jan. 11 with a 2-Hour Delay for Students.

All staff should report on time. 

  • Bus pick-ups for all students will begin two hours later than normal pick-up times.
  • Breakfast will not be served. Lunch will be served.
  • Dismissal time and after-school activities would remain the same unless otherwise noted.

Details on before-school care programs will be added later to this announcement post on our website at www.spsk12.net.

Jan 03

Take 5 Steps to Be Ready for the Winter Storm Watch

With winter storms predicted, please take these steps now to be prepared.

1) Update your students about where to go when they get off the bus, should schools close early.

2) Remember, when schools are opening under a 1- or 2-hour delay, bus pickups begin 1 or 2 hours later than normal. With incredibly cold temperatures, please prepare students by dressing them in layers with hats and gloves.

3) Early dismissals, delays and school closings can affect before- and after-school care programs. Check with your provider now to learn about their winter weather plans. Note: No breakfast is served on days with delayed openings.

4) Make sure we know how you’d prefer to receive updates. Go towww.spsk12.net/Parents/School Messenger to confirm your phone numbers and emails are up to date.

5) For more information, visit www.spsk12.net/parents/delays-closings/


Jan 03

Stay Informed about Weather and Changing Events!!

The time to prepare is now! Help us keep you informed of regular news and changing events by following our social media channels. Sites are updated regularly, especially when events are rapidly changing. Stay tuned! (Link to the attached social media poster).

Dec 13

Suffolk Public Schools 2-Minute Drill…Keeping You Informed!

Suffolk Public Schools will be creating 2-Minute Drills  every month as a KEY WAY to keep our community updated on events, happenings, and the new/wonderful things our students and staff are doing in our schools. Check back to this slider for past drills and the most recent drills to date. View full post & Click on the dated link(s): 

Sept. 9th 

Sept. 21st  

October 17th  

November 20th

December 8th 

Nov 16

Picture Make-Up Day is Thursday, November 30th

Thursday, November 30th, is our Fall picture make-up day at Driver for students who were absent on October 13th for Fall Picture Day.

Oct 19

SCA Upcoming Events

SCA Upcoming Events


Salvation Army Food Drive

October 16th – November 16th


Bus Drivers & Aides Appreciation

October 18th – Wednesday


Pink Out (Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness)

October 20th – Friday


Box Tops Drive Submission (Please use box top sheet.)

October 24th – Tuesday


Unity Day (Wear orange to unite against bullying.)

October 25th – Wednesday


DES Fall Festival (PTA Fundraiser)

October 27th – Friday (Donations due on Oct. 24th)


Red Ribbon Week (Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free.)

October 23rd – October 27th


Monday —- Hat Day (Keeping a cap on Drugs!)

Tuesday —- Mismatch Day (Staying healthy and doing drugs don’t match.)

Wednesday —- Orange Day (We stand as ONE against bullying and drugs!)

Thursday —- Twin Day (Friends don’t let friends do drugs.)

Friday —- Jean and Red Shirt Day (Be a “jean”uis, don’t do drugs!)