The second grade at DES enjoyed a banquet of fruits and veggies as their reward for competing in the Spring Fruit and Veggie Challenge set by Nurse Ginny Hast! The rainbow of produce was truly yummy!

DES Welcomes 
Marek Bennett!

Marek is a cartoon artist and former teacher who will provide instruction and experiences to all of our students in the art of cartooning. The core groups, fourth and fifth grade, will work with Marek daily for five days over the course of two weeks. The other classes will attend a sample workshop with Marek, enabling all students at DES to participate in this exciting residency.


DES is grateful to the Morin Contracting Company for their volunteerism in clearing pieces of the DES playground in preparation for construction to begin!

Ms. Vanderbok's Music Bulletin Board shows just what a treasure she is!

Mrs. Virta's 5th Grade class had some fun after our March Nor'Easter!

DES was led by Outdoor Education majors from New England College in 4 weeks of outdoor activities on January Wednesday afternoons. Students experienced learning about winter survival, camp cooking, snowshoeing, winter games, building shelters, winter ecology and winter arts and crafts. Great fun was had by all--the students enjoyed it so much, they didn't even realize there was an underlying curriculum and that they were learning a lot!
Pictured below are our own staff snowshoers: Mrs. Talmanson, Mrs. Hast, Mrs. MacNeilly and Mrs. Garnett.

Thank you, New England College!!!!

6th Graders Connor McGuire and Lily Johnson explain facts of ancient Egyptian life to interested lower-grade visitors at the annual 6th Grade Egyptian Museum.

Dunbarton Elementary School announces its 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion Luke Virta, 6th Grade (pictured on the left). Runner-up Gabriella Tarsa is in 5th Grade. Luke won the Spelling Bee on January 25 with the championship word "dexterity."

First Grader Max Moody's "Snow Day" portrait is getting us all in the mood for more winter fun!

3rd Grade Kimmy Cantrell Project

Under Art Teacher Mrs. Johnson's guidance, 3rd Grade is completing an art project in tribute to artist Kimmy Cantrell. Their awesome faces bear a striking resemblance to the artist's original work below!

What's Happening?

  • SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MARCH 28 DUNBARTON SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL PUBLIC & NON PUBLIC MEETINGS – Wednesday, March 28, begins 6:00 p.m. - Dunbarton Elem. School Library - PUBLIC MTG. PURPOSE: DES Building Project  & NON PUBLIC MTG. PURPOSE ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 8:27 AM by Shelley Westenberg
  • PTO Easter Bunny Brunch March 25 Come have a delicious brunch and meet the Easter Bunny! For more information, visit
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 9:27 AM by Shelley Westenberg
  • The Scholastic Spring Book Fair is here!
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 9:17 AM by Shelley Westenberg
  • Annual School District Meeting Results All warrant articles passed at the Annual School District Meeting on Saturday, March 10th, paving the way for permanent All-Day Kindergarten at DES, starting August 2018. Prospective Kindergarten parents ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 6:24 AM by Shelley Westenberg
  • March 7 Dunbarton School Board Meeting Time Moved to 4:00 pm Because of impending weather, the DSB Monthly Meeting originally scheduled for 6 pm on Wednesday, March 7, has been rescheduled for 4:00 pm.
    Posted Mar 6, 2018, 11:17 AM by Shelley Westenberg
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