Welcome to Daniels Farm School!
Daniels Farm has been named a "School of Distinction" by the CT State Department of Education for 2016-17.
Our mission, as the Daniels Farm School Community, is to cultivate students as lifelong learners, capable of drawing upon personal and external resources to become productive, contributing community members and responsible world citizens.
Finished... Finishing is winning and winning is finishing!
Thank you to everyone who participated (607 runners, 191 from DFS) in the Kids Marathon Final Mile event on Sunday, May 20th. The Trumbull High School Track was overflowing with smiles from those who completed their final mile or those cheering them on. We are so proud of everyone who weathered the rain to run or supported someone who was running.
All participants received a final mile t-shirt, water bottle and the well deserved medal of achievement. All of today's runners were awarded their final mile in lap tracker. Certificates will be awarded to full finishers at the end of school award's ceremony. Check out the KidsMarathon Page for photos.
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Wadhams.
Book Fair is Back - Tuesday, May 22nd - Thursday, May 24th
The Scholastic Book Fair is back and will be held this week in the DFS lobby Tuesday, May 22nd through Thursday, May 24th during lunch. Students and parents are welcome during these times. Parent volunteers are still needed, visit iVolunteer to sign up today!
Please see the digital flyer as a guide, but know we will have many more books to choose from at the fair. We will accept cash, exact amount checks, credit cards and e-wallet. Please make checks payable to DFS PTA (no change will be given on checks). Can't make it during the hours, available, try shopping from home by clicking here.
If your child doesn’t love to read, maybe they just haven’t found the right book yet!
Calling All Marchers!
DFS students, teachers, and parents, any and all are welcome to join us Monday, May 28th in the Trumbull Memorial Day Parade down Main Street! All participants should arrive by 9am in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot (6546 Main St) wearing your Celebration of the Arts shirt, shorts, sneakers, and red, white, and blue accessories. Marchers will parade down Main St to the final destination of the Town Hall Green. Please direct all questions and your RSVP to Karen Morais with your name, child's teacher, emergency contact phone number, and if you are able to chaperone by Monday, May 21st.
Dolphin Fun Fair - Friday, May 25th
Please join us Friday, May 25th 5-8 PM for carnival games, dunk tank, raffles and crafts to celebrate another amazing school year! The whole family is invited. Raffle tickets will be sold during lunches and at the fair. Click here for full details. Also click here if you are able to help make this day a success.
Field Day May 25th
Also our annual Field Day event will be help on Friday, May 25th all day. Please click here for full details and to volunteer to help make this day a huge success. It’s a great time for the kids, staff and parents. Hope to see you then!
Box Tops Collection through May 25th
Keep clipping those Box Tops! We are close to the end of the school year and we have raised hundreds of dollars for our school by clipping Box Tops. Right now, it's Mr. Spillane's 5th grade class leading the way with the most submissions. There is a close race for second place with Ms. Yash, Mrs. Barthel and Mrs. Degan's classes all too close to call! Keep them coming, and don't forget to include your teacher's name when you submit so that your class gets credit. The 2 classes with the highest number of submissions will get a popsicle party in June! Please send in your Box Tops by May 25th to have them count for this year's class. You can still drop Box Tops after that date and they will be added to our school's overall submission.
2018 Battle of the Books - Thursday, June 7th
The 2018 Battle of the Books contest will be held on Thursday, June 7th. With only a few weeks left until the competition, it is time to ready yourself for battle! Get ready to conquer or be conquered in the reading arena!
Egg Drop - Friday, June 1
Join us for one of DFS's favorite events. The Egg Drop is scheduled for Friday , June 1 at 1:45 PM. What is the Egg Drop? Students work together to submit two "vehicles" that will keep an egg safe from cracking when dropped off the top of an extended fire truck ladder.
The rain date is Monday June 4 at 1:45 PM. All are welcome to come, siblings as well.
Year End School Lunch Account Procedure
All lunch accounts will be transferred to the next school year per the school lunch debit and MySchoolBucks Year end procedure. Click here for more information.
School Kidz School Supply Kits Order Going On Now... Due June 19th
DFS PTA is partnering once again with the School Kidz organization to provide families with a back to school supplies option that is hassle free and ensures your child has the correct highlighter or crayons from the first day of school. Click here and use code 83406 for your child to receive a school supply kit waiting on their desk on the first day of school without you entering one school supply aisle! Click here for more information.
Pre orders are due by Tuesday, June 19th. No late orders can be accepted so order now before the crazy end of school days sneak up on us.
DFS PTA Green Team CSA - Don't forget to return your bags every week
We hope everyone enjoyed our first week of fresh veges from our very own local Laurel Glen Farm. Please remember to return the reusable bags to Alexandra Yamka, Ms. Yash, Grade 2, in order to ensure next week's veges get to you. For those interested, here is the weekly newsletter the farm shares with all it's members.
2017-18 Reflections State Winners - Danika Curtin
We are happy to announce that DFS has a National Winner for Reflections 2017-2018. Danika Curtin won the "Award of Merit" for her Literature work - "A different sky" and will be receiving a bronze medal and her work will be featured in traveling exhibition. Congratulations Danika, we are very proud of you! And congratulations to all our other DFS winners. To see the full list, visit our Reflections Page.
Please note the following important dates:
Wednesday, June 20 - Regular Full Day for students and staff
Daniels Farm School Awards Presentations Grades K, 1, 2@9:00 AM, and Grades 3, 4, 5 @10:00 AM
Hillcrest Middle School Stepping Forth Ceremony @ Trumbull High School Auditorium, 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 21 - Legal Day (Early Dismissal/no lunch served) Last day for students
Daniels Farm School Grade 5 Stepping Forth Ceremony @10:00 AM
Trumbull High School Graduation @ 5:45 PM
Let's Ga-ga DFS!
It's official! The DFS Ga-ga Pit is open!!!!!! What is Ga-ga? Ga-ga is like dodgeball but played with only one ball. The game combines dodging, striking, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing. Players hit the ball at each other with their hands and are eliminated if the ball strikes them on or below the knee.
Thanks to the DFS Father's Club for donating not only their fundraising monies for the lumber needed to craft this, but also their physical labor and time to put it together. Special thanks to Alex Maffini (DFS dad) of Maffini Home Improvement for leading this team of Dads.
We have a new security clearance policy. If you would like to volunteer at the school for any reason you need to fill out the new security form and turn it into the school. You will need to completely fill out the entire form as a Tier II volunteer. If you have not been approved you will not be able to volunteer.
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