Board Reports

SAU #4 School Board

Principal’s Report - May, 2022

Community Week

Before April Vacation, DES was thrilled to have our community visit the building in a different facet each day. We kicked off the week on Monday, April 18th with a visit from Proctor Academy. The Academy brought five of their actresses from their spring play “Shrek.” The actresses performed one act from the play and then spent time teaching our students different games to play outside to help them to learn about becoming a performer. On Tuesday, our students celebrated with our music teacher Mrs. K showcasing their talents in the spring concert. DES was packed full of families and it was a delight to have so many members celebrating our students. Wednesday the DES parking lot was filled with town vehicles and their drivers to teach our students about different occupations around town. Students were able to see the brand new town truck, sit inside a construction vehicle and learn more about our fire department vehicles. Thursday the farm came to DES! We were excited to have goats and chickens visit our back playground along with a tractor and a station to learn about maple syrup. We cannot thank all of these volunteers enough for visiting our school and sharing their knowledge with our students. On Friday we were happy that the weather played in our favor and celebrated a picnic lunch with our families. Across our playground area families brought blankets and chairs to share in a special meal together. It was wonderful to see our families all together.

Teacher Appreciation

As we return from vacation we celebrate our amazing teachers! These individuals come to school each and every day excited to share their passion and knowledge with our students. DES is an incredible place because of the hard work our teachers put in day in and day out. It is important to take the time to acknowledge their hard work and thank them for their continued service to our building. At DES we thank: Rebecca Macpherson (5th grade), Deirdre Conway (3/4th grade), Brittany Galvin (2nd grade), Lauren Moran (1st grade), Erin Gokey-Kaik (Kindergarten), Katharine Moore (Literacy Specialist), Colleen Abbey (Special Education Case Manager), Sabrina Kirwan (Title I Teacher), Ashley Littlefield (Art), Rebecca Dunklee (Guidance), Mitchell Philippe (Physical Education), Melissa Kutkowski (Music), and Pamela Plankey (Information Computer Technology). You all ROCK!