December 16, 2016

Post date: Dec 16, 2016 7:23:27 PM

Dear Parents,

It seems we are in the midst of a very strange weather pattern. I hope all of you are able to stay warm as we are in the midst of a definite cold snap. It also seems the probability of a white Christmas is very much compromised with the weather coming in throughout the next week. Irving Berlin would be disappointed. With that said, we did not have outdoor recess the past two days due to the frigid weather. In an effort to have some physical movement for some students, we did have indoor recess in the gym for some classes. We will continue to do that throughout the winter as we are able. Please remember to send your child to school with plenty of winter gear. Your child will not be able to play in the snow during recess if he or she does not have a coat, snow pants, gloves, and hat.

I wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming public forum concerning space needs at DES on January 11th at 6:30 in the library. You should be receiving a mailer soon to remind you. I would encourage you to invite all your friends and neighbors as it is imperative that the school board hears the concerns and suggestions of as many Dunbarton residents as is possible.

We had a great time with author Marty Kelley this week.There is still time to order one of his hilarious books and have them autographed for your child. Click here to download the order form, which must be returned on Monday,

I trust that everyone received their child’s report card. If you have any questions about the contents of the report card and/or are concerned with your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. We value the parent/school relationship and look forward to working with you as you deem needed.

I also wanted to remind you that December 23rd is an early release day and students will be dismissed at 12:15. The students are certainly in the midst of a crescendo of excitement as they are gearing up for the anticipated break. I will most likely not be emailing out next week, so I wanted to wish all of you a happy holiday and/or a great time with friends and family. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or any of us in the office.


Owen Harrington