June Edition of DMS Newsflash!
Stonington Teacher of the Year!


*The DMS Office will be closed on Thursday, July 9, 2015. 


 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 having fun! 

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!

Best wishes,

Jenn & Allison


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2016 Teacher of the Year Announcement

The Stonington Career Incentive Committee is
 proud to announce the 2015- 2016 Teacher
 of the Year is Tricia Lance, Deans Mill School,  Grade 3.

"She effortlessly balances the needs of a variety of children in her classroom, while running an efficient and joyful classroom."

Congratulations to Tricia !!!!