Daniels Farm School Newsletter

From the desk of Mr. KUNSCHAFT for the

Month of December 2018


Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, December 11th 7:00 pm

PTA Members! Votes needed for funding requests!

Please attend!

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 12/14 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.


Dear DFS Families,

Please click on the link below to complete a quick one question survey so we have up-to-date information on the culturally important dates of our families.  Thank you!

 Click for survey!


The DFS Green Team is collecting gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves in children-young adult sizes.

Collected articles will help provide warmth to a neighboring school in Bridgeport, grades K-8.

Please help us be both GREEN and KIND!

Collection will end 12/12/18

A collection box will be available in the front lobby. Questions? Contact Tara Yamka


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).

Jeans for Troops 2018.JPG

The DFS Student Council is proud to announce that our Red, White, and Blue Jeans Day raised just over 500 dollars for the G.I. Go Fund. This was our second straight year of reaching this mark and we want to give a huge thank you to all of the students and staff who participated. The halls were filled with patriotic colors and your generosity will help Veterans go to college, find jobs and secure housing. Congrats also to our top fund raising class, Miss McGrath’s first grade! Thanks again to all for helping make Veterans Day a special one here at DFS.

- Mr. Spillane


Happy to say that our 7th annual “Dolphins for Turkeys” pajama day was a wonderful success! 

Our generous families and students donated $1,365 this year, with Mrs. Dagan’s 3rd grade class coming out on top, collecting $101!  Wow!!

This little program has now donated over $10,000 to families in need. Small things (and people!) can always make a big difference!


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



WOW!  Check this out...

Over 240 families have already donated and we are 70% to our goal. Help us reach our goal, every little bit helps!  Please consider donatinng to our annual DFS Family Fundraiser.  100% of the profit goes directly to benefit all DFS students through both school-wide and grade specific enrichment programs along with other significant classroom and media center expenses.  Make your donation online.


PTA Membership Drive

The DFS PTA sponsors many programs to enrich your child’s curriculum throughout the year. We are able to do so only with your support and we encourage all of our parents and teachers to join the DFS PTA!  Click here for more information and how to join.


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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.

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