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From the Principal’s Desk….
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Sue Harris, Principal

LITERACY FOCUS

Literacy is our focus which includes reading, writing, speaking and listening.  I spent a day following a 6th, 7th and 8th grader throughout their entire day and was pleased to see our literacy focus in action.  Devices were used as a resource which provided differentiated instruction to students however the great majority of the day students were reading, writing and collaborating to solve complex problems related to specific content areas.

RENOVATIONS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND BASKETBALL IS BACK AT DMS!

Since our renovations are ahead of schedule, we have just received approval to field a basketball team.  DMS will have a girls and boys team and will host five home games this year.  In addition, we are now able to open our gym for Towson Recreation Council teams.  In mid-January we anticipate opening three new classrooms on the first floor. The final stage of renovations will focus on renovating the remaining four science classrooms.

DISMISSAL: BUS LOOP AND DRIVEWAY CLOSED FOR CARS FROM 2:40 – 3:00 PM

Safety is paramount with 17 busses that need to access our site while we also dismiss 470 walkers. Beginning Wednesday, we will be dismissing bus riders on the first two dismissal bells and the walkers on the final bell. All students will still exit by 2:55.  Please avoid driving onto our property between 2:40 and 3:00 PM as we do not have the space to safely maneuver the busses around moving cars.  If you need to pick up your child at that time, we suggest you make arrangements to meet on Dumbarton Road.  Cars parked next to the school near the athletic fields may be blocked in until 3:00 PM so all busses and students can be first to safely exit the premises.

JANUARY MUSIC CONCERTS

Dumbarton holds our winter concerts in January since December is such a busy month for families. We look forward to seeing you then. 

            January 8:       Grade 8 Winter Concert 7-8:00 PM (Monday)

            January 10:     Grade 7 Winter Concert 7-8:00 PM (Wednesday)

             January 17:     Grade 6 Winter Concert 7-8:00 PM (Wednesday)


I also wish you and your family a peaceful, happy holiday season.

 

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