• November 2018 Principal’s Message


        November is often the "forgotten month," as so much energy is put into Halloween, and then we quickly move into planning for the winter holidays.  With the end of the first marking period drawing near, this month tends to go by more quickly than we would like.  With Thanksgiving just weeks away, we will be talking a lot at school about the idea of being thankful.  This trait does not always come naturally for kids and it is important for all of us to help them to learn this important concept.  Together we can help our young people recognize the good in their lives and to be grateful for all they have.

       This next week is American Education Week and we are excited for you to visit the school.  A flyer went home inviting you into classrooms on Monday.  We want to provide some time for you to interact with your children in their classroom settings as teachers will have cooperative activities planned for parents and students.  We will also showcase some of our musicians during these visitations.  We launced a theme this school year of We are Better Together.  We want this visitation day to show the many great things going on at DES, but also to highlight that we are partners in this process.  Whether you visit during this visitation day, come for the Bookfair, or come by at another time, know that we welcome you in and value your presence.

       This past month we welcomed Bruce Buck as a long term substitute for Mrs. Madden, our PE teacher.  She is on maternity leave until mid-January.  Mrs. Joyce, 1st grade teacher returned to us this week after time at home with her newborn.  We are grateful for Mrs. Quinn, who served as her long term substitute.

       Thank you for your continued partnership!  Don't hesitate to contact me should the need arise.


    Mrs. Colleen Harris