Feb 13

SEF Spirit Week – “February Fun” – Feb. 13th -17th

The month of February is dedicated to raising money for the Suffolk Education Foundation.  

Driver Elementary will take part in several fund raising activities to show our support for SEF.


Valentine Guessing Jar

Can you guess how many treats are in the jar???

February 13th – February 17th

25 cents per guess.  Closest guess wins a prize!!!!!!!


SEF Spirit Week

February 13 -February 17

Monday – 2/13 - Valentine-O-Grams – $1.00 for 2 grams

Tuesday – 2/14 - Gum Day –  $1.00

Wednesday – 2/15 - Sunglass Day -1.00

Thursday – 2/16 - Hat Day – $1.00

Friday – 2/17 - Pajama Day -$1.00

(Pajamas must adhere to dress code)

Thank you for supporting Suffolk Education Foundation

Feb 02

PTA Meeting and a Living Museum in Honor of Black History Month will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 6PM

In celebration of Black History Month Driver Elementary PTA will host a Living Museum on Tuesday, February 7th @ 6PM in the school cafeteria.  All grade levels will be performing/participating in the Living Museum. A Pre-Payed Dinner option is available from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM. A separate flyer was sent home with the cost and how to order last week. Please join us as our school celebrates Black History Month!

Jan 30

Home Access Center Information – Parent Teacher Conferences

Parents/Guardians may view the current report card in Home Access Center (HAC) which is accessible from the Suffolk Public Schools’ and building websites. All guardians have access to academic performance in HAC with an account that was created by the division. Parents that do not know their HAC credentials must contact the school their child attends for support in gaining access to the account. Additionally, all students have been provided with an account to access their academic performance in HAC. Students will use their SPS computer credentials to access their HAC account.

Parent-Teacher Conferences should be scheduled on an as needed basis between Tuesday, February 14 through Friday, February 17. Parents are to contact their child’s teacher to set up conference dates and times.  Report cards will be available to parents beginning February 14th.

Jan 20

Tickets are On Sale Now!! for the 3rd Annual Suffolk Education Foundation (SEF) Gala

  • Here’s your opportunity to support the music and art programs in Suffolk Public Schools by attending the Suffolk Education   Foundation’s third annual Gala in Celebration of the Arts in Suffolk Public Schools! 

  • Buy your Gala tickets now for a dinner and a fabulous night of entertainment by our students.

  • The third annual Celebration of the Arts will welcome you on Friday, February 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront (100 East Constance Road.)  Proceeds will directly benefit the fine arts programs in Suffolk Public Schools.

  • The evening will feature live entertainment performed by Suffolk Public Schools’ middle school and high school student musicians and singers.  The 1960’s theme continues beyond music to showcase the visual arts with a display of 50 original works created by student artists and art teachers from all Suffolk Public Schools’ secondary and elementary schools.

  • Tickets are $35 a person. Proceeds benefit the music and arts programs in Suffolk Public Schools.

  • A table for 10 is $300

 Two ways to buy tickets.

Event Sponsorships are still available.  Click here for more information.

For tickets:  

  1. Contact suffolkgala@gmail.com

  2. Call SEF president Jennifer Schmack at (757) 272-8718.

Jan 17

Snow Days Mean Make-Up Days!!

The approved schedule below will allow students to make up lost instructional time due to snow days January 9 – 11, 2017.  The approved 2016-17 calendar indicates that President’s Day (Feb. 20) and the March 15th Teacher Work Day, (an early dismissal day), are the next two days which should be used as make-up days. However, to remain in compliance with VDOE required instructional hours, it was approved that the Parent Teacher Conference Day scheduled for February 13, 2017 also be used as a make-up day.  This will provide a full make up day for students.


Make-Up Schedule
Days Missed Make-Up Day Type of Day
January 9, 2017 February 13, 2017(Odd) Parent-Teacher Conference Day
January 10, 2017 February 20, 2017 (Even) President’s Day
January 11, 2017 March 15, 2017 (Odd) Teacher Work Day (Full Day)


Due to the recent schedule changes, the first semester was extended two days.  The first semester will end on February 1, 2017 instead of January 30, 2017.

Jan 13

Coat Drive

The Driver Elementary SCA is having a Coat Drive and will be accepting “NEW” or “GENTLY” used COATS of ALL SIZES. 

Please bring or send them in by January 23rd.

Thank you for your support! 

Jan 06

Saturday, Jan. 7 – All Activities Cancelled

January 6, 2017


Suffolk Public Schools is continuing to monitor weather reports, which call for a significant amount of snow in our area throughout the day Saturday. In the interest of safety, all school buildings will be closed and all school-sponsored events and activities will be cancelled for Saturday, January 7.

In the event of further changes or cancellations, Suffolk Public Schools will notify families through School Messenger calls and local media outlets. Information will also be posted on the school division’s website and social media channels.

Jan 05

Take 5 Steps to Be Ready, Should Snow Fall in our area.

If  snow Is predicted for our area, please take these 5 steps 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. Before-school care opens under the same delay, and no breakfast is served on days with delayed openings.

3) Be reminded the YMCA after-school program remains open until 6 p.m. when school dismisses early. No YMCA childcare is offered at schools, when schools are closed; however enrolled children may be brought to the main Suffolk YMCA on Godwin Boulevard for childcare on those days at no additional cost.

4) Make sure we know how you’d prefer to receive updates. The best and easiest way to identify your preferences is to log into www.schoolmessenger.com/start

You will need the correct email address you have associated with your staff or student information.

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

Jan 05

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).  get-social-poster

Dec 06

Toys for Tots

“Toys for Tots.”

We are in need of new unwrapped toys by Friday, December 9th

The “Toys for Tots” box is located in the front lobby by the office.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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