March 17, 2017

Post date: Mar 17, 2017 6:27:39 PM

Dear Parents,

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you. At this time of year, I wish we were headed in the right direction with the weather, but it seems we are moving back towards snow and cold. Such is life. With that said, as I predicted earlier, we are running on all cylinders here at DES. In my walk throughs of classrooms, I have noticed something very interesting and exciting about our new math program. To a classroom, all of our upper elementary classrooms are working on fractions. This creates some powerful learning when students are able to all be on the same page. Just as important, it facilitates meaningful dialogue among the teachers when they can discuss how things are looking in one another's classrooms further discussing what is working and what isn’t. Powerful.

I wanted to remind all of you that the Dunbarton PTO Boys Day Out is still taking place tomorrow morning at 9:00 in the community center. This should be a great opportunity for the boys of DES and their parents to enjoy some time together as well as learning more about wild animals with theWildLife Encounters. Shortly following the Boys Day Out, the Dunbarton Town Meeting will be held in the community center at 3:00. This meeting was rescheduled due to the snow event on Tuesday.

Congratulations to all of our 3rd-grade students. The 3rd graders worked hard during their Invention Convention. It is always fun to see their imaginations on display. I often see the inventions and want to encourage the students to immediately put in for a patent as they come up with common sense solutions to everyday problems. Fun.

Report cards are coming home today, so be sure to look them over, sign the envelope, and return it to your child’s teacher on Monday. You will also find a “Reading Rally” handout and package in your child’s folder. The school runs this mini-fundraiser to raise funds specifically for the “Time for Kids” magazine that each class uses. No purchase is necessary. If you have any questions about it, please call Shelley at 774-3181, ext. 201.

The Dunbarton School Board will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, March 29th to discuss kindergarten next year as well as the CIC design schedule for next year. The meeting will be held in the library at 5:00 pm.

Should you have any questions or concerns, as always, feel free to call your child’s teacher or any of us in the office.


Owen Harrington