NEWS & LINKS:
April Edition of DMS Newsflash!
Author helps mark Earth Day at Deans Mill!

UPCOMING EVENTS:    
April 27 - May 1 Book Fair
April 30:  Celebration of Arts:  Art Show & Concert Grades 1 -4 @ SHS Auditorium

May 4 - 8

Teacher Appreciation Week


May 7 School  Nurse Day
May 7 Science and Technology Day @ DMS
May 7 Board of Education Meeting @ 7pm at SHS
May 11 - 22 SBAC Testing: Grades 3 & 4
May 11
May 12
K-12 Building Committee Meeting @ 7pm at CO
PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM at DMS

May 14 Grade 3 visits Pequot Museum
May 22 Grade 4 Visits Mystic Seaport
May 25 MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL
May 26 K-12 Building Committee Meeting @7pm at CO
May 27 & May 28 Stonington Free Library Visits
May 28
May 29                    
Incoming 5th Grade Parent Night @ 6:30 pm at MMS
Jump Rope for a Healthy Heart




                                                                             April 2015

Dear Deans Mill Families,

It is hard to believe that Spring is upon us! This is always an exciting time at the elementary level.  The amount of growth we have seen in students continues to amaze us each day.  Students have become creative thinkers, inquisitive learners, and thoughtful contributors to the school community.

An important part of the elementary experience is exposure to the arts!  The arts entail many different elements such as visual arts, theatrical arts, and musical arts.  Throughout the school year students take part in art class and music class but also have experiences in the arts within their core academic curriculum.  Students participate in readers’ theater as part of our reading program and projects are used to support instruction in all areas.  Students also share a variety of performances at community gatherings.

In March, kindergarten students performed musical selections for their families during their Spring Concert.  It was a wonderful performance and a great first experience for our kindergarteners to be up on stage. 

We are very excited to provide all other students an opportunity to demonstrate their love of the arts in our first annual Celebration of the Arts evening on Thursday, April 30th in and around the auditorium at Stonington High School.  Students in grades 1 - 4 will present Spring concerts as well as have their artwork on display.  The students have been working hard this year in music and art classes and are excited to share their talents with you.  Students are encouraged to dress nicely for the concert and art show.

The art show will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in the rooms surrounding the Stonington High School auditorium.  

The concerts will take place in the Stonington High School Auditorium.

                    Grade 1           5:30 - 6:00 PM

                    Grade 2           6:15 - 6:45 PM

                    Grade 3           7:00 - 7:30 PM

                    Grade 4          7:45 - 8:15 PM          

We look forward to seeing you at our Celebration of the Arts on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

 Happy Spring!

Jenn & Allison





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