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Principal's Message

Good afternoon, DES Parents and Guardians!

We have a few important announcement and a bit of information I wanted to share with you and I just could not wait until Friday. This email provides an outline of information. If you have have any questions or concerns about any of the following topics, please feel free to contact me for further information.

  • FIELD DAY! Our field day is schedule for TOMORROW, June 12 from 8:30am - 11:30am. Mrs. Kernen, our amazing PE teacher has scheduled a bunch of fun activities! Members of our PTO will be joining us for the morning to help support students. Please consider sending your child(ren) to school with an extra water bottle, a hat, and sunglasses, if possible. We will have snacks and ice pops to share with every child, too.
  • End-of-year BBQ & 5th Grade Promotional Ceremony, June 19! Just another reminder that our End-of-Year BBQ and the 5th grade class promotional ceremony is scheduled for next Wednesday, June 19th. The BBQ will begin at approximately 5:30 pm and the ceremony will begin immediately following the BBQ (approximately 6:30 pm). The traditional End-of-Year Slide Show will be displayed at the beginning of the promotional ceremony. We hope you can join us for both events!
  • DES  PLAYGROUND! Our students body cast their votes and the ballots have been counted..... the playground has been designed based on those votes. Attached to this email is a digital image of the playground as well as the "Community Build" flyer developed by members of our PTO. We ask that you consider helping us install the playground on Saturday, July 27th! If you are interested in helping us on that day, please contact me directly.. 
  • 2019-2020 DES Teaching Team update:  
    • Although DES will be sad to say goodbye at the end of this school year to Mrs. Amanda Seavey, our K/1 teacher, we are happy for her as she transitions to a first grade classroom teaching position at the New Hampton Community School. We wish Mrs. Seavey the BEST! We are welcoming two teachers to support our kindergarten and first grade students for next school year! Miss Alexis Mayer will be teaching kindergarten and Miss Mia Brickley will be teaching first grade reading, writing, and math
    • We will also miss our excellent nurse, Mrs. Michelle Whitenack, next year. We wish Mrs. Whitenack the BEST! 
    • Our elementary music teacher, Miss Catherine Vanderbok will be leaving our district at the end of the school year, as well. We welcome Miss Hannah Grady to all of our district elementary schools as the elementary music teacher at the beginning of next year. 
Wow!!! The school year is almost over! The last day of school for students will be Friday, June 21st. All students will be dismissed at 12:00 from DES.

We hope to see you next Wednesday evening, June 19th!