Sending along a quick reminder to our preschool families: The DES Preschool is closed this week (2/26 to 3/1) for purposes of screening incoming students for the 2024-2025 school year. We will see our preschool students back at DES on Monday, March 4th! Enjoy your week!
DES would like to say Thank you to our School Resource Officers. Officer Hathaway, Officer Bennett, and Oakie.
No School Reminder
Valentine's Day Colors on 2/14
DES would like to express our gratitude to the Dighton PTO for organizing an incredible Sweetheart Dance tonight. It was a fantastic event filled with fun for families and plenty of dancing. Thank you for all your hard work in making this event so special!
To all of our students, staff, and parents.
DES Kindergarteners and Teachers were awarded the Community Service Championship belt by Superintendent Runey this morning. The belt was awarded for all their help during the Holiday Toy Drive. #WeAreDR
DES Student Casey Giles had her Golden Ticket number called this week. DES will receive $5,000 and Casey chose to donate $500 to Save the Children. Congrats Casey!
Feinstein Golden Ticket for 2.5-2.11. Don't forget to present your winning ticket to your child's classroom teacher. Best of Luck!
Kindergarten Information Night for NEW Families. If your child turns five on or before August 31, 2024, they are eligible for kindergarten this fall at DES. Come learn all about registering your child and the screening process, hear all about our kindergarten program, see the classroom spaces, meet school staff, and take a tour of the building. This will take place on March 7, 2024 at 6pm. We hope you can join us!
"Dighton PTO's Literary Fiesta: A Family Night Book Fair Success!"
"Exploring the Digital World: Grade 1 Map Mastery with Mr. Badger & Mrs. Collins"
"Math Marvels: Mastering Division, Fractions, and More in Fourth Grade!"
Today, our first set of students got to attend the Project EarthView presentation from Brightwater State University.
Thankful to our local police officers on #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay! Your bravery & dedication keep us safe. We see you & we're grateful! #Dighton #Rehoboth #WeAreDR
Early Release Reminder
Attention DR Alumni & Community Members, If you recall, the Dighton-Rehoboth District started the Strategic Planning process last year by developing the Portrait of a Graduate (POG). I am very pleased to share that the next phase of our Strategic Planning initiative is on schedule for a proposal to be made to School Committee in late May/early June. Both our Strategic Planning Committee and our DLT have christened this process “DRiving Toward 2030.” I want to salute all who have been collaborative in this process since the Portrait of a Graduate kicked off in the fall of 2022. Now, I am asking everyone else to consider participating. We are adding a few more subcommittee members who are alumni or live in our two towns. We are now at the stage of assembling subcommittees to build out the five foundational elements of the “DRiving Toward 2030” plan. Participating is optional; and in my opinion, it’s not a heavy lift. We are probably looking at a maximum of three evening meetings over a 4-month period. If you are willing to serve on a subcommittee, please take 2-3 minutes prior to January 9 at Noon to complete this Google Form. We will be creating subcommittees for each of the 5 focus areas (see below) and would like to know your top 3 subcommittee preferences. Please be sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm for our next in-person DRiving Toward 2030 meeting. DRiving Toward 2030 Subcommittees - Funding and Facilities (Resources) - Sustainable fiscal health, facilities, and resources - Safe & Healthy Learning Environment - Cultures that welcome learning and school environments where each scholar thrives - Curriculum, Instruction, & Learning Outcomes - High-quality curriculum and instruction that results in future-ready learning outcomes - Community Engagement - Enhanced school and community connections and family engagement - Expanded Learning Opportunities - Learning opportunities both in school and community Thank you! Together, we are DR! Bill Runey Superintendent
This morning DES students were welcomed by the DFD and DPD for high five Friday. We also had some special appearances by the grinch, buddy the elf, and our very own elf on the shelf.