April 20, 2018

Post date: Apr 20, 2018 2:59:48 PM

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is looking forward to the April break. There is certainly an excitement level that has built up here at DES. It was a good day for us to run an evacuation drill! Students and staff handled the drill well and were very organized. All students and staff were accounted for within five minutes start to finish. We even threw some curveballs in the mix with one teacher locking down with most of her class and one student staying with Chief Sklut. This was not overlooked due to the staff’s diligence in accounting for their colleagues and students. I am proud of all members of DES as well as the Dunbarton Police Department for all their hard work in making sure students are safe.

We are in the midst of NHSAS testing. Third grade has completed the testing and did a nice job rolling with the demands of the testing. Fourth grade started their first day yesterday. Although we have a new dynamic this year with the construction, they also did a nice job with the testing. They will continue with more of it when we return from the April break.

The third-grade students will be sharing their many inventions during today’s invention convention. I am expecting some really ingenious solutions to our common, everyday problems around the house. For all of you who are able to attend, I hope you enjoy yourselves and are inspired by the various solutions the 3rd graders create.

The DES PTO put out a call for donations for Staff Appreciation week May 7-11. Donations of gift cards in small denominations for the teaching staff can be sent in with your child when we return from vacation.

Remember that on May 8 at 6:30 pm in the gym we will be hosting a free night of family fun with The Silly Laughing Musical Fun Poetry Show. We had to reschedule this show twice because of the weather, so we feel pretty safe that May won’t hold any surprises for us!

I won’t be writing to you next Friday, so I wish all of you the opportunity for some great family time this upcoming week. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or any of us in the office.


Owen Harrington