DCS Announcements

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for SAU 5

posted Jul 18, 2017, 11:41 AM by Debbie Boisvert

Hi I am Chris Motika. I am very excited to begin my role as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for SAU 53. We have a great opportunity in the SAU to align best practices, build upon our strengths, and use data to grow in the areas where we face challenges.

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Afterschool Enrichment Program Spring 2017 - May 16th-June 9th

posted May 6, 2017, 8:49 AM by Debbie Boisvert

Deerfield Community School

Afterschool Enrichment Program

Spring 2017 - May 16th-June 9th

The afterschool program runs on Tuesday and Friday afternoons this Spring. We begin immediately at dismissal and ends at 4 with the exception of Ecology, which ends at 4:15.  Our program starts with supervised time until classes begin at 3:00. During that time students can relax, have snack, or work on homework.  Each child will be signed in and supervised for the entire time by either the coordinator or program educators.  Students will be signed out by the program coordinator at the end of the day.

The program is run and coordinated by Lori Lopez.  Lori can be reached at DCSclubs@sau53.org. In many cases the classes are run by DCS staff but members of the community are also involved in instruction.  All educators who are not DCS staff will have passed a background check.

Sign up by completing the attached form by Wednesday, May 10th.

Mark West: Ecology

Tuesday only, grades 4-6, starting at 2:45, ends at 4:15 up to 14 students

Liz McGovern: Creative writing

Tuesday only, grades 1-8 up to 20 kids.

In the creative writing club students will explore different genres of creative writing through photography, poetry and narrative.  Students will also have time to work on individual writing pieces.  At the end of the club students can choose 1 or 2 pieces to publish in a magazine that will be a collection or work done by students in the club.

Angie Davies: Yoga

Tuesday only, grades 5-8. Up to 10 students.

Mrs. Davies will teach students breathing and stretching exercises to work on calming their mind and body.  Some of these exercises can be practiced by students in their own classes during the day when they are feeling stressed or antsy.  Students will be able to explore their varied levels of flexibility and balance and challenge themselves to improve through each class.  This class welcomes 5th-8th grade students on Tuesday afternoons.

Paula Duchano: Knitting

Tuesday only,Come learn how to knit.  Knitting can be fun relaxing and therapeutic.

Mr. Smith:  Rubik’s Cube Club

Friday only, up to 6 students.

Teaching students the basic algorithm for solving the rubik’s cube.  Students who master the basic solve may be instructed in some rudimentary algorithms of the Frederich method for speed cubing.

Jasmine Yelle: Sign Language

Tuesday and Friday

The Sign Language Club is open to any student from grades K-8. Students will begin by learning the alphabet and numbers. Students will then move on to basic words and phrases such as “How are you?” or “What is your name?”  This is a fun opportunity to learn a new language. The club meets twice a week on Tuesday and Friday. All interested students are encouraged to join regardless of previous experience.

Matt Ferdinand: Mine Craft

Tuesday and Friday - 10 seats per session

First Session: 2 weeks, 4 classes. Grades 5 and 6

Second Session: 2 weeks, 4 classes. Grade 3 and 4

Mine Craft is a game of building, learning and adventure. In this class, students will put their creativity and teamwork to the test as they collaborate to solve challenges and construct unique projects in the digital world.

Kira Peasley: RELAX with creative doodling and coloring

Tuesdays only, May 16th- May 23rd. 3 weeks only. Grades 3-8, up to 10 students.

Does your student receive special education services?

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:17 AM by Debbie Boisvert

Does your student receive special education services? Take the State’s Bureau of Special Education Parent Involvement survey HERE.

~ Preschool Spots Still Available ~

posted Apr 3, 2017, 7:31 AM by audrey Townsend

***  There are still a few openings for next year's 2-day, Tuesday/Thursday preschool classes for children who will be 3 by September 30, 2017.    
 Interested parents are welcome to pick up a registration packet in the Main Office, or visit the Preschool classroom's website (click on the Registration Info. page) for enrollment paperwork.      Please call Audrey in the Main Office for more information: 603-463-7422 x 105.

Southeastern District Middle School Music Festival

posted Feb 21, 2017, 10:07 AM by Debbie Boisvert   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 8:56 AM ]

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen for the NHMEA Southeastern District Middle School Music Festival: 
Priscilla Durst, Clarinet
Grace Hillyer, Flute
Elizabeth Marino, Voice
Quinn Reed, Saxophone
Chesley St. Peter, Voice

The NHMEA Southeastern District Music Festival will take place on Saturday, May 6th at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH. DCS students will have the opportunity to work with well-known conductors for Band and Chorus and perform with other Middle School musicians from around southeastern New Hampshire. Congrats on all your hard work!


posted Jan 31, 2017, 7:43 AM by audrey Townsend   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

                    Open House for families interested in enrolling new preschool students is on Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00-4:30 pm.     This is an optional time to meet the teachers and see the classroom.     Feel free to email Mrs. Stanley (sstanley@sau53.org) or Mrs. Fortier (efortier@sau53.org) or call the school with any questions.

REGISTRATION DAY is March 16th!!!

posted Jan 17, 2017, 6:13 AM by audrey Townsend   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 10:56 AM ]

     Kindergarten and Preschool Registration Day is Thursday, March 16th from 9:00AM - 12 noon in the DCS Lobby.  Please be sure to bring: the student's birth certificate; 2 items to show proof of residency (i.e. utility bills); most recent physical; and immunization records.   Preschool Packets will be ready for pick up on Monday, March 13th and cannot be received before 3/16 at 9:00 AM.    Packets must be 100% complete for a spot to be reserved.

Upcoming School Meetings

posted Dec 28, 2016, 9:46 AM by Kandy Davitt

School Budget Public Hearing
Tuesday, January 10th at the GB White Meeting 7:00 pm
School Deliberative Session
Saturday, February 11th at the Deerfield Community School Cafeteria  9:00 amImage result for free clip art public meeting

Receive Text Messages from DCS

posted Dec 20, 2016, 12:20 PM by Debbie Boisvert   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

Deerfield Community School is now using SMS text messaging in addition to voice calls and email to send out important messages, You may have received a voice message to your cell phone telling you how to “opt-in” to the texting option. 
To receive text message notifications, you must respond to this message by texting the word Alert to 22300 (the One Call Now short code.) For more information about this program go to http://www.onecallnow.com/textalerts/. If you did not receive this message and would like to email your student's name and your cell phone to kdavitt@sau53.org

Looking for a Great Gift

posted Dec 2, 2016, 7:45 AM by Kandy Davitt   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 7:48 AM ]

The 5th grade Dragon Calendar Company  has calendars for sale.  Money raised from this fundraiser assists the 5th grade for their Boston field trip. Please contact a 5th grade student or teacher if you would like to purchase one. 

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