SAU #4 School Board
Principal’s Report – October 2021
Our DES Open House was successful! Most of our students and their families stopped by our school to tour the building, visit with teachers, and to take a few books home. Families had the opportunity to sign up for our Parent Teacher Organization which is currently being restructured at DES. We are excited to build our community partnerships and promote family engagement in our building. At the end of October DES is looking for pumpkin donations. Staff members are excited to explore pumpkins as a whole school with our students.
October has always been a busy month at DES and this year is no exception. Our School Nurse, Mrs. MacLean has been diligently organizing the Dental Screening and Preventive Services for students. This important student wellness event will occur on October 13th and 14th and is sponsored by Mid-State Health. Mrs. MacLean is also preparing for the upcoming ‘Flu Clinic’. The 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination clinic is sponsored by Partnership for Public Health and is scheduled to occur on October 28, 2021. DES is also excited to have the Fire Department visit on October 6th. They plan to speak to all of our classes and give a tour of their awesome truck!
Teacher Workshop Days
In October teachers will have the opportunity to attend teacher workshop days that will benefit our student growth. On October 7th, students will follow an early release schedule while our teachers stay to learn the benefits of our online math learning platform Zearn. On October 8th teachers will participate in a workshop to understand the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), an assessment used across the district. On these two days our literacy specialist and special education case manager will have the opportunity to explore and understand Lindamood-Bells’s program “Seeing Stars.” We at DES will be having follow up conversations at our upcoming staff meeting and look forward to learning more about how we may utilize the information gained to better support our children.