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Hello, my name is Diane Melvin.  I am a Head Start Teacher at Dumfries Elementary School.  I have been in education for thirty seven years.  About half of my educational experience has been in kindergarten.

 I have had the privilege of teaching in the DoDDS Schools, as well as state side schools.  I began teaching here in Prince William County in 1998. 

I am a native of North Carolina.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Fayetteville State University.  I received my Master’s of Science Degree from Nova University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

I am the wife of a wonderful retired Air Force officer, the mother of two wonderful children, and four awesome grandchildren. 

My family and I have a small dog.  We enjoy cruising, reading, discovering new children’s literature, and our large family get togethers. 

Hello Parents,
In light of our school being closed until April, I have posted a few educational links below.  I have also posted information into the Files and Documents folder of this page.  If you need to contact me, my email address is melvindm@pwcs.edu .  Thank you, and please be safe.
D. Melvin

https://www.abcya.com/
https://www.storylineonline.net/
 https://www.origoeducation.com/athome/

Hello Parents,
I hope everyone is well.  I hope you were able to enjoy some family time during Spring Break.  As we prepare for the up coming weeks . I wanted to provide easy access to the Prince William County Home Learning Page.  As always, if you need me I'm an email away.

PWCS Home Learning webpage- https://pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=41506907


Hello Parents,
I'm excited to share with you that we will begin having two Zoom meetings a week. The meetings will be on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am.  You have received an invitation for this Tuesday 4/21.  I will send an invitation each week. Remember weekly activities have been updated in the File and Documents folder.  I look forward to seeing you soon.  Have a blessed week.

Priscila's Calm Corner
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Hi Families,
I was excited to see those of you that were able to connect via Zoom this week.  Please remember to ensure that your computer video and audio is on as you connect this week 4/28 & 30.  Please remember to visit the Files and Documents section of this page to find weekly activities.

Priscila's Calm Corner
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Hello Families,
Our zoom meeting lessons this week will be for reading and math.  I look forward to seeing you guys on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am.

Priscila's Calm Corner:
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Hello Families,
Our zoom lessons this week will be in Science and social studies.  I look forward to seeing you guys on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am.


Priscila's Calm Corner:
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Hello Families,
Our Zoom lessons this week (5/19 and 5/21) will be in reading and math.  I look forward to seeing you guys Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am.

Priscila's Calm Corner
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Hello Families,
I hope you were able to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.  Our Zoom lessons this week (5/26 and 5/28) will be in science and social studies.  Remember our lesson begins at 10:00 am.

Priscila's Calm Corner
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Hello Families,
Our Zoom lessons this week (6/1 and 6/4) will be in reading and math.  Please note that our Tuesday lesson has been changed to Monday June first at 10:00 am. This is our last week of lessons, however the home/school connections will remain posted in Files and Documents during the summer. Priscila's Calm Corner will conclude this week as well. Please continue to utilize the information provided on class pages, and Files and Documents during the summer.  I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday June 3rd from 10:00-11:00, as you pick up your belongings that were left in the classroom in March.

Priscila's Calm Corner
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