Daniels Farm School Newsletter

From the desk of Mr. KUNSCHAFT for the

Month of January 2019


Tuesday January 15


Media Center

Guest Speaker - Christina Hefele, Director of Digital Learning, Trumbull Public Schools- Christina will give an overview on Instructional Technology used in our elementary schools including what tools are currently being utilized to support teaching and learning. She will also discuss what is in store for the future in digital learning at our school(s).

Variety Show 90s copy (2).jpg

Calling all stars!

The DFS Variety Show will be held this year on 

Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 7 pm

Trumbull High School

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students can join the show's ensemble act, while 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students can enter with an individual or group routine.

To read more about this fun night, please click here

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday April 4th, 2019 at 4:30pm THS


Follow this link to register your child for the variety show 

Signup is DUE BY January 25th, 2019




Purchase classes online through the My School Anywhere - store

Classes begin Monday, JANUARY 28th

Class offerings Class descriptions, dates and prices can be found on the DFS website

Parent Chaperones will be needed for each class, and will receive FREE TUITION for their child. 

Contact Camille Edmond  - with any questions. 

 -        Think Like a Programmer (Intro to Coding) Grades 1-3   

Chess                                                              Grades 2-5

                          LEGO┬« Robotic Dinosaurs                               Grades 3-5

Tuesday -           Future Stars Basketball Academy                   Grades 2-5

The Art of Henna                                             Grades 3-5

Minecraft Java Coding                                     Grades 4-5                 

Wednesday -     Critter Caravan                                                Grades K-5                          

Thursday -         Minecraft Survival Adventure                          Grades 1-3

Sewing Machines 101                                     Grades 3-5

Gym Games                                                    Grades 3-5

Friday -              Gym Games                                                    Grades K-2

                          Hands on Pottery                                             Grades 1-5

 REMINDER: Winter class schedules may overlap with Variety Show rehearsal dates beginning in late February. The show is scheduled for Friday, April 5th. 


Fathers Club - HS Girls Basketball Tailgate

Parents - We are sponsoring a new event this year. We will be 'tailgating' prior to the HS Girls Basketball game on 1/25 in the HS senior lounge. The father's club will be providing pizza. We will start the tailgate around 5pm. Students will enter the game for free and will cheer the team on as they enter the gym. Please contact me if you are interested in attending. As we do with our Football tailgate we ask families to bring appetizers, desserts and drinks.

Please email Denis Lafaille if you are interested in attending. The game starts at 7pm.


Durham Bus Tracker

The Durham Bus Tracker has been activated and parents can start using the app. Click for more details
Should you have any questions regarding the app, the attached instructions include a link to Durham's technical support (www.durhamschoolservices.com/durhambustracker).


At the 11/14/18 DFS PTA Meeting, school Social Worker Laura Katz presented on the topic of stress in children.  Below please find the link to the slide presentation for easy viewing at home.
Stress In Kids Presentation at the PTA Meeting 11/14/18 Link


Students who consistently read at home realize the greatest gains in decoding, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.  Reading enjoyment also increases, and the goal of developing a lifelong reader is attained.  Attached is a video with real life tips to help establish a nightly routine and make reading a priority at home!  

Thank you, Amy Panella and Tammy Russo; DFS Literacy Consultants



Not Receiving the Newsletter?

Every year, DFS needs to ensure you still want to receive our messages.  If your children are DFS students for the 2018-2019 school year and you want to make sure you stay in the know, please follow directions below:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of this page to "Sign Up for DFS Eblasts"

  2. Fill in your information

  3. Check the Box that Says " Daniels Farm Eblast 2018/19

  4. Click Submit

  5. iContact will send you an opt in email. **Be sure to click through to finalize the request.

Thanks in advance!


Volunteer Policy

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.

DFS Eblast

To receive the Dolphin Digest every week, please remember to fill in the form below and confirm your subscription via email.  


New to DFS?  Add your Family to the Directory here!
For Access to the Directory, Click Here.

** Once you select Submit, iContact (DFS Notices) will send a confirmation notice to your email.  You must click through on this email in order to confirm your email address is valid.  Check your spam folder if you don't receive it right away.