May 12, 2023
Dear DMS Families,
It is Teacher Appreciation Week! I am so grateful to work with dedicated educators who love your students and work hard to help them learn and grow. Thank you to the DMS PTA for spoiling our educators every day this week with delicious treats and tokens of appreciation!
Please find the attached notice regarding state testing. Dover Middle School will be testing May 22-25. Our school will run an abbreviated schedule on these four days. This allows for a testing block each morning and then students will attend their classes for the rest of the day.
Please find the attached newsletter from our Counseling Office.
May 26- no school- Teacher Workshop Day
May 29- no school- Memorial Day
The Dover ESOL Department is planning a Celebration of Learning and Diversity on Thursday, May 18th. Please see the attached flyer.
Y2Y Camp Information: (please see attachments)
Dover Youth to Youth is offering a Summer Youth Advocacy Camp the week of July 10th-July 14th at the McConnell Center in Dover from 8am-4pm daily. If your child is interested in Youth Advocacy, making a difference in their community, and possibly getting involved in preventing the harms caused by drug abuse then this might be for them. During the week the students learn about the drug problem, work in small groups to plan activities and also have a great deal of fun. Participants have the chance to record a radio ad at a radio station, give a presentation, and work on other activities. During the week the camp also goes to Canobie Lake Park, plays field games, and has a cookout.
The program is offered to all incoming 6th graders, or older students who have never attended the training. Following the training students are eligible but not obligated to join Youth to Youth in the fall.
Dover Youth to Youth is a Youth Advocacy and Drug Prevention program coordinated by the Dover Police Dept. The student group meets after school during the school year and plans many projects to take on the drug problem. Students learn core presentation skills, media literacy, and advocacy skills that give them the ability to conduct these projects. The Youth to Youth students have proposed city ordinances, held press conferences, and regularly teach younger kids in the elementary schools.
The cost of the weeklong program is $175 but there is financial aid available. Attached is an information flyer and a registration form. If your child is interested, please fill out the form and mail it in, email it back, or drop it off at the Dover Police Station any time. Spaces are limited.
DMS Traffic and Parking:
The number of vehicles that drop off and pick up increases in the spring. We always remind families about following traffic patterns and safety laws on our roads and in our parking lots. We understand the frustration and difficulty with this process. Please help us by doing and not doing the follow.
Use the parent drop off loop
Park in designated parking spots
Have students walk or ride the bus when possible
Drop off outside of the drop off loop
Wait in emergency or fire lanes
Block parked cars
Free Weekend Meals - End 68 Hours of Hunger
The End 68 Hours of Hunger program provides a bag of groceries to students for the weekends. Bags are distributed to all participating students on Thursday afternoons. There are no restrictions, anyone who would like a bag may participate. If interested, please contact your student’s school counselor at 603-516-7207. For more information please visit: Dover End 68 Hours of Hunger
As many of you know, COVID SNAP benefits are ending. We are happy to help here at school! DMS participates with the End 68 Hours of Hunger program. The premise of this program is to provide a bag of food to help feed one student through the weekend. Students bring their bag home on Thursdays. Please reach out to your grade level counselor to be added to our food bag program.
5th grade- Cal Marsden- [email protected]
6th Grade- Caitlin Fogg- [email protected]
7th Grade- Joan Breault- [email protected]
8th Grade- Mary Calhoun- [email protected]
DMS Staff Directory
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Please visit our updated DMS Staff Directory!
Please use the links below to access membership forms and the meeting schedule. Please join and attend meetings! We love to have parents actively engaged with the PTA.
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- ESOL Diversity Night
- Y2Y Camp Info
- Y2Y Camp Registration
- NH SAS Notice 2023
- May 2023 DMS Counseling Newsletter