From what I've heard, Daffodil Valley is a great school! My friend went there and she loved it. All of her teachers were great! Daffodil is a great place for Elementary school aged children to learn!
DVE is an excellent school! I have had children attending for the last 8 years, and as our last year here, I will say that we will really miss DVE. The teachers are so energetic and friendly and the principle is a powerhouse - she gets so much done for the school and is a real cheerleader for the kids. I have always been so impressed with how welcome the staff make parents feel - they encourage participation in the classroom. I have also been impressed with how involved they are with PTA events - volunteering alongside the parents. The gifted program is excellent and the Self-Manager program is something that the children really work for. We have been blessed to have our children be a part of this wonderful school.
Daffodil has wonderful teachers and excellent test scores. But when it comes to discipline and consistency with bad behavior you might want to think twice. There is no discipline at this school. It seems that they feel sorry for our children instead of helping them learn positive but stern discipline. I want my child to learn that when you do wrong you have to suffer the consequence no matter what. That does not happen at this school. There is no follow through.
Daffodil has great teachers and wonderful test scores. But when it comes to discipline there is none!! i feel as a parent there needs to be more discipline for those students who do not follow the rules. I have heard from others that because of the poverty at dve there tends to be no consequences for negative behavior. Instead it is rewarded because home is not a good place for some of these kids. Well what about our kids who have good homes. They still need to learn there is a consequence for every action. Children respect you more when you discipline and love all together. I think my child may need to go to maple lawn instead so they can learn what the real world has in-store for then. Dve discipline staff needs to get it together and start disciplining!!
Daffodil is an excellent school! There is great diversity in the student population, which makes for a positive, tolerant environment. The principal is dynamic and sets a high bar for the teachers. Teachers are young, energetic, and bursting with the latest in elementary educational method. They are friendly, open and available to parents. I also love that they are so supportive of all the school activities! You don't find many teachers that attend PTA functions regularly and will go out of their way to be a family's advocate. I am so happy to have my child in such a unique and well-run school!
Think twice about enrolling your child in this school, especially for part time kindergarten which is a joke. There are also no consquences for bullies.
I got very fed up with this school. The Principal tries to be more of a friend than a disciplinary, thefore, there are many many problems. My child has been hit on several occasions by other students at recess. After telling the staff and principal that I want a phone call to let me know my child was hit, they never complied. I still had to hear this disturbing news by my child after he got home. There is not enough supervision on recess. Two duties is not enough for 3 different grade levels out on the playground at one time. They don't know what is going on. Whenever I tried to get something done about this, I was treated as a 'hostile parent'. The children are out of control due to the non exhistant dicipline being taken. I suggest if you have problems, take it to the Superintendant.
Daffodil Valley is a very unorganized and badly run school. You should think twice about enrolling your children there. I am pulling my 2 children out of the school mid year because they can't seem to get things right. I had an office associate call me about my son and when arriving at the school found out it was actually someone elses son. They don't have the resources necessary for children with disabilities nor can they keep their other students straight. I would hate to be called because of a real emergency only to have it be someone elses child. I would be very upset to find out that they called someone else for my children. And that's the least of my trouble with this school.
Daffodil is a great school. They have wonderful academic programs for the kids. The teachers and staff are all so friendly. When you have a question they always answer it right away, there is no waiting for someone to get back to you. Teachers also take the time if you need a conference(almost always the same day you contact them). The self-manager program is a great incentive for the kids to do well. Another thing we have liked is for most grades the kids have the same teacher for two years. Parents are always encouraged to come to the classroom, wether it is to volunteer, sit in on a presentation, or just to say hi. We will really miss this school next year.
I am very disappointed in the overall operation of Daffodil. It seems like a lot of the teachers are young and inexperienced. Based on Sumner school district's reputation, Daffodil does not, in my opinion, make the grade.
The highlight of this school is their Self-Manager program where the kids can earn a badge that gives them special priveledges (early recess, extra library book, etc) by meeting a list of requirements (homework in on time, library books in, good attendance, good behavior, etc). They are each given an application form, and it is up to them to ask for signatures from various school staff as recommendations for the badge. This has been a great motivator to the kids.
Excellent staff, incredible Peaks program, and great science program.
Parents should tour and speak to other parents before enrolling your child at Daffodil Valley Elementary. The building is beautiful and new construction. The parking for parents is very limited. Please be aware that many teachers and the administration are on multliple teams with in the district that require time away from the campus. I was very disappointed with the number of substitute teachers used. I have experienced communication problems with the staff during the entire school year despite multiple attempts to bridge the gap between parent and teacher. Resources for special education students are too few. The organized events in the evenings for parents and students were unorganized and chaotic. My children will not be attending Daffodil Valley Elementary next fall. -D. Campbell
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