May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Kid's Marathon Final Mile

FINAL MILE UPDATE


The Final Mile is taking place on Sunday May 19th. Check-in at the DFS table on the main field starting at 9:30 as the race starts PROMPTLY at 10 AM.

  • Please have your child wear their Celebration of the Arts shirt, and bring a labeled water bottle.

Please note, there will be NO day of registrations and this is NOT a drop off event. Parents will remain in the stands while their children run.

We are so excited to see all those happy runners represent DFS.

If you have any questions, please email Christine Wadhams at cswadhams@gmail.com

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May
6
to May 10

Teacher Appreciation Week

National Teacher & Staff Appreciation week is coming up

May 6 through May 10.

Please help the PTA make a big splash and recognizing our ‘Fintastic’ DFS teachers and staff. 

You can donate treats, make a monetary donation, or help decorate. MSA and ivolunteer!

We’ll also need your help reminding your student(s) of all the fun plans.

Find all the details here.

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Cultural Diversity Meeting

Last Cultural Diversity Meeting

Date: May 1, 2019

Place: DFS Faculty Lounge

Time: 7:00 P.M.

All are invited to our annual end of year meeting to share our successes for this past year and begin to plan and set our goals for next year. Please bring a snack/sweet treat to share. We hope to see many of you there.

Gary Kunschaft, Susan Littlefield,

Principal Chairperson

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Mar
22
8:30 AM08:30

Last day to return SAVE ME A SEAT

We hope you enjoyed reading, Save Me a Seat!  DFS would like to pass on this enjoyment to another school of readers and will be collecting books starting this week. Please return your copy by sending it in with your student. There will be collection bins in the lobby that students can drop them in. Book collections will run through March 22nd. The books will then be donated to a school in Bridgeport that is so excited to receive them! 

Please see the attach flyer for more details. 

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Mar
15
8:30 AM08:30

Play Day

On March 15th, DFS students will take time out of their busy day to…PLAY! We will be empowering the students to use their imaginations as they spend time engaging in play. Unstructured play helps students to develop creativity, passion, communication, collaboration, and a wide variety of other important skills. In his TED Talk, Peter Gray argues the case that today’s kids do not grow up playing, which has negatively impacted them in many ways. This talk inspired the creation of Global School Play Day.

Global School Play Day was created in 2015 to restore unstructured play to the current generation of kids. This year, 535,690 students from 72 nations participated on the actual day in February.

On Friday, March 15th, students will have 90 minutes of unstructured play time. Here are some examples of things your child may bring to school (be sure to your child’ name is clearly marked on all items).  Building toys (legos, K’nex)  Card/Dice Games  Puppets  Board games  Arts and Crafts  Puzzles **The only restriction is that the games may NOT require batteries or electricity.** Though our play day will be unstructured, it will still be supervised by teachers. We are so excited about this great learning opportunity for our students to enhance social skills, innovation and creativity through play in a fun atmosphere. It is our hope that this day of play will inspire families to plan for more unstructured play time during non-school hours.

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” -Plato

Click here for Play Day Flyer!

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Mar
12
10:30 AM10:30

DFS MARATHON SPRING LAPS WILL BEGIN

 

SAVE THE DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 12th

DFS MARATHON SPRING LAPS WILL BEGIN

If you signed your child up to run in the fall, they are all set to get moving.

If your child has not signed up, and is interested in joining their buddies at recess, please send an email to their teacher, with a copy to Christine Wadhams (cswadhams@gmail.com) giving them permission to run.

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING SOON ABOUT THE TRUMBULL FINAL MILE EVENT

At Trumbull High School on Sunday, May 19th!

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