Dear DMS Families,
It is hard to believe that June is already here! It has been
an outstanding year at DMS watching the children learn and grow from one
another. We are very lucky to have such
a supportive community that pulls together to help one another out and a
community that has demonstrated their value in education with the recent budget
referendum and K-12 Building project.
As we transition into summer, it is important that our
community continue to value education and to help our students develop
curiosity, engage in creative play, and practice skills they have worked so
hard to learn.
“Summer Slide” is more than just a playground game! Research
shows that children who do not read during the summer lose up to 2 months of
reading performance. Therefore, this
month’s edition of The DMS Newsflash will focus on some ways families can help
to keep our children actively engaged and learning this summer, while also
The Special Area teachers highlight some great opportunities
in our local community to explore this summer.
Our reading specialists and math teacher leaders also provide some
suggestions on how you can help your child(ren) practice those numeracy and
literacy skills they worked so hard to learn this past year.
Thank you for all your support this school year and your
continued support over the summer! It has been a pleasure watching your
child(ren) learn and grow! They truly make DMS a special place to work!
Jenn & Allison