September 2015 DMS Newsflash


September 1-PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm, DMS Library

September 7-Labor Day-No School

September 10-Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 pm, SHS

September 14-Early Dismissal-Staff Development, 1:10 pm

September 16-Back to School Night

September 17-School Picture Day September 24 -  Community Gathering

Dear DMS Families,

Welcome back to school!  We are excited to start the 2015-16 and look forward to a great year filled with learning, student growth, and fun.  Deans Mill School is an outstanding school community with great students, dedicated parents, and a caring, dedicated staff.  As we embark on another school year, we want to reiterate the importance of communication.  DMS teachers and staff will continue to actively communicate your child’s needs and progress with you.  We strongly encourage you to stay active in your child’s learning and to communicate with the school staff.  

Last year, we created a school wide Community Agreement called “The DMS Wish”.  The purpose of the The DMS Wish is to promote good decision making for community and ensure that everyone works together to learn and have fun.  The DMS Wish was created in “kid friendly” language and will be utilized once again in the 2015-16 school year.  Our school staff will be holding grade level expectation meetings within the first few weeks of school to review The DMS Wish with our entire school community. As part of the DMS Wish, the school has adopted some principles from the book, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” Students are awarded for engaging in positive and proactive behavior with bucket fillers or widely known as pom poms!  Once a class “fills their bucket,” they receive a whole class award which often results in some FUN time with the Principal and/or Assistant Principal.  The concepts of the DMS Wish promote a positive school culture and reinforce our students for being good citizens.


Jenn & Tom

Deans Mill Community Agreement -The DMS WISH

                                        Safe School Climate Plan
                                                      Report an Act of Bullying

2016 Teacher of the Year Speech

Congratulations to Tricia !!!!