The 3rd Graders enjoyed a beautiful windy day of hiking Mt. Kearsarge on October 16th.  
DES 3rd graders on top of Mt. Kersarge

Help the DES PTO raise funds to upgrade our school playground! They are selling beautiful mums (for delivery September 16), so get them while they last!

DES 6th Graders celebrate a successful "Hydration Challenge" with 1598 bottles of water filled at the new water filling stations during the month of June! This challenge was the final piece of the Wellness Grant received from Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Mrs. Hast, Ms. Russo and Mrs. Hoeker rock their look for "80's Day" during Student Council Spirit Week!

Mrs. Spill's Annual "Special Person Tea"
The "Special Person Tea" took place this morning, and lots of 4th Graders were able to tell their "Special Person" just how much they mean to them! Many thanks to Extra-Special Volunteer Mrs. Flewellen for the exquisite tea service!
Dunbarton Town Librarian Mary Girard stopped by DES to roll out the Summer Reading Program at the library. For more information, stop by the Dunbarton Public Library, or find them on Facebook.

6th Grade Car Wash
The 6th Grade Car Wash was a huge success, and the group raised $800 toward their overnight trip to the Boston Museum of Science in June. Many thanks to all of the supporters who donated!

The 6th Grade Promotion ceremony takes place on June 20th at 6:30 pm
Happy School Nurse Appreciation Day Mrs. Hast!

Artist in Residence

Dunbarton Elementary is thrilled to welcome our 2017 Artist in Residence, "Education's Songwriter" Monte Selby. Dr. Selby will be visiting our classrooms all week and working with our students to write original  songs. To learn more about this exceptional artist, visit his web site

Scholastic Book Fair Opens April 5

Mrs. Marcou and Mrs. Hoeker shows that readers are Happy Campers at this Spring's Scholastic Book Fair, which opens Thursday, April 5 and runs through April 15 at the PTO Easter Bunny Social. For a listing of when each class attends, click here. All profits from this Fair will go directly toward guided reading books and library materials. Don't forget to check out the Staff Wish List tower to pick a book for your child's classroom or for one of our specialists.

DES celebrated its first ever "Unsung Heroes Day", celebrating and giving thanks to our awesome maintenance and kitchen staff, who keep us safe and clean and well fed every day--and who do it with a smile! Thank you, Lee, Janis, Jim, James and Carey!


Mrs. Virta's 5th Grade History Lesson comes to life at DES!


Third Grader Eliana will represent Dunbarton Elementary School at the State Finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on February 25. Congratulations to Eliana and all of the finalists from each class who proved that they are outstanding spellers!

In keeping with a long standing DES tradition our 3rd graders created an amazing Dunbarton gingerbread village!

"Makaylie, Marilyn and Delaney make a new friend on the playground after the season's first snow fall!" 

On November 16th members of the Dunbarton Police and Fire Departments joined our students during lunch. DES wants to express our appreciation for their service and all that these wonderful people do for our community. Thank you!

6th Grader Hannah Rondeau produced the winning poster for the Lion's International Peace Poster Contest, which encourages children aged 11 to 13 to creatively express what Peace means to them, so that, in sharing their vision, we may all have greater tolerance and international understanding. Hannah's poster will be entered into the contest for the International Grand Prize. Congratulations, Hannah!

What's Happening?

  • Get Out and Walk Day SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5BOW HIGH SCHOOL 55 Falcon Way, Bow NHJoin the Bow & Dunbarton School District Wellness Committee in collaboration with Bow Parks & Recreation for the 1st “Get Out ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2017, 7:10 AM by Sarah Murray
  • Wild West Book Fair   Wild West Book Fair happening September 19 - 26th.  Tuesday 9/19 classes to vist: Mrs. Virta 8:30-9:00, Mrs. Wicklow 9:30-10:00, Mrs. Parzick 10:00 ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2017, 6:58 AM by Sarah Murray
  • Kindergarten Pre-Registration We are starting the process of registering new kindergarten students. If you have a child who will be five by October 1, 2018, please feel free to contact Shelley Westenberg ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2017, 8:05 AM by Owen Harrington
  • Dunbarton Bus Routes: 2017-18
    Posted Aug 28, 2017, 4:11 AM by Roy Bailey
  • Start of 2017-2018 School Year The 2017 - 2018 school year will start off on August 30th. Open House will be held the evening before on August 29th from 5:30 to 7:00. Should you ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2017, 9:28 AM by Owen Harrington
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