March 27, 2015

Post date: Mar 30, 2015 5:12:49 PM

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the warmer weather. Although spring seems to have finally sprung, there has been a definite resurgence of a strain of the stomach bug. Rest assured we have been vigilant here with cleaning and disinfecting of the school to try and limit the spread of the virus. Once acquired, this strain is particularly lengthy, so students definitely need to practice all those handwashing skills Mrs. Hast has been teaching.

Congratulations to all of our sixth graders who will be graduating from DARE on April 1st. For all those who are interested, there will be a PTO sponsored Easter Bunny breakfast on Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 in the Community Center. The third graders will be going on a field trip to Plymouth State University on April 3rd. There will also be a school board meeting on Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30. All are welcome to attend. The PTO Book Fair will be happening all this week with a culminating day of Sunday, April 4th at the Easter Bunny Breakfast. Feel free to send your child(ren) in with money to purchase books or you can wait until the breakfast and shop with your child(ren).

To all of our sixth grade parents, please keep a look out for a letter coming home on Monday that describes the various transition activities we will be engaging in with Bow Memorial School students and staff. This is certainly an exciting time of year for all students as we are in the final trimester, but even more so for our sixth graders. Rest assured, Bow Memorial School and Dunbarton Elementary School staff have been hard at work to ensure for a smooth and helpful transition for both students and parents. Should you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With the exception of students who were absent from testing, our third graders have completed Smarter Balanced testing. Fourth grade students will start next week. Please ensure that your child receives the appropriate amount of sleep on nights before testing and eats a good breakfast the day of testing. Both are crucial to helping students put their best foot forward as they take the test.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Owen Harrington - Principal