School and all after school activities are canceled on Monday February 8th, 2016.



Welcome to

Dighton Elementary School!

1250 Somerset Avenue 

Dighton, MA 02715



Dr. Paula Manchester, Principal 

Mrs. Ashley Fullen M.Ed., Assistant Principal 

Mrs. Linda DeLeo, School Secretary




Janet Griffith, Interim Director of Special Education

  District Title II, IX, 504 Coordinator (508) 252-5000 X5147

Useful Links

Welcome Back DES Eagles and Family!


We are excited to have entered the 2015-2016 school year, and are certain that this year is going to be the best year yet! We have many wonderful and exciting things happening at the school and are excited to communicate and share it all with you through this site, PTO, and through monthly newsletters. Please, please, please feel free to call us anytime with questions or concerns, we are here to help each and every child have an exceptional educational experience here at DES. 



Warmest Regards,

Dr. Mancester & Mrs. Fullen



Meet our Eagle Guides


Kindergarten Staff

Room 31: Mrs. Bellavance-Classroom Teacher                    

Room 32: Mrs. Bosco-Classroom Teacher


Mrs. Tonia-Classroom Paraprofessional

Room 33: Mrs. Pittsley-Classroom Teacher

Room 34: Mrs. St. Germaine-Classroom Teacher

Room 36: Ms. Cotter-Classroom Teacher

Mrs. Dawn-Classroom Paraprofessional

Mrs. Baglini-Special Education Kindergarten Teacher



Grade 1 Staff

Room 9: Mrs. Collins-Classroom Teacher

Room 10: Mrs. Silva-Classroom Teacher

Room 11: Mrs. Perry-Classroom Teacher

Room 12: Mrs. Ulmschneider-Classroom Teacher

Room 14: Mrs. DeMello-Classroom Teacher

Rooms 12 & 14: Mrs. Martel-Special Education Grade 1 teacher

Mrs. Beth-Classroom Paraprofessional




Grade 2 Staff

Room 13: Mrs. Reed-Classroom Teacher

Room 15: Mrs. Carter-Classroom Teacher

Room 19: Mrs. Curtis-Classroom Teacher

Room 17: Mrs. Castonguay-Classroom Teacher

Room 21: Mrs. Marcotte-Classroom Teacher

Rooms 17 & 21: Mrs. Gentile-Special Education Grade 2

Mrs. Dana-Classroom ILA



Grade 3 Staff

Room 16: Mrs. Sylvia-Classroom Teacher

Room 18: Mrs. Maurer-Classroom Teacher

Room 16 & 18: Mrs. Mason-Special Education Grade 3 teacher

Mrs. Murphey-Classroom Paraprofessional

Room 20: Ms. Fernandes-Classroom Teacher

Room 22: Mrs. Comeau-Classroom Teacher



Grade 4 Staff

Room 23: Mrs. Woodruff-Classroom Teacher

Room 24: Mrs. Gustafson-Classroom Teacher

Room 25: Mrs. Duarte-Classroom Teacher

Room 26: Mrs. Brown-Classroom Teacher

Rooms 23 & 26: Ms. Grillo-Special Education Grade 4 Teacher

Mrs. deMello-Classroom Paraprofessional





Ms. Slattery-Special Education TLC teacher

Mrs. Mullen-ABA assistant

Mrs. Quaglia-Classroom Paraprofessional

Mrs. Berry-Paraprofessional

Mrs. Little-Paraprofessional

Mrs. Mendoza-Paraprofessional

Mrs. White-Paraprofessional




Art: Ms. Rubano

Music: Dr. Michuad

Library: Mrs. Grabke

P.E.: Mrs. Corvi

Computers: Mr. Badger

Reading Specialist: Dr. Mulligan

Title 1 Reading Spec.: Mrs. Kavanaugh



Special Education and Related Services

School Psych/Special Ed. Coordniator: Mrs. Kulpa

School Adjustment Counselor: Mrs. Silvia

Speech and Language: Mrs. Romano/ Mrs. Hancock

OT: Mrs. Castergini

School Nurse: Mrs. Alberto


DES Roof Project



Classes and Afternoon Activities Cancelled

There will be NO SCHOOL or after-school/evening activities February 8, 2016 due to inclement weather.

2015-2016 DES Bus Routes

The new Bus Route information is now available. Please click on the link to the left for more information.

Safety, Arrival and Dismissal Procedure at DES:

Parking Lot Safety The driveway is ONE WAY. Please do not drive up

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