DMS Family Emails

September 30,2022

Dear DMS Families,

 

Goodbye September, Hello October! We hope many of you get to enjoy Dover’s Apple Harvest Day on Saturday. DMS would like to wish good luck to our school and community athletes in their games this weekend. Also, best of luck to the DHS football team tonight. Go Greenwave!

 

There are a number of dates coming up that I would like to bring to your attention:

October 5- In school Flu shot clinic- paperwork must be complete and turned in ASAP.

PTA Meadow Farms Fundraiser due date is extended to October 7.

October 10- No School- Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 23- DMS PTA Pumpkin Dash 5K

 

Attached is the flyer for YMCA employment. There are about 50 families interested in after school care at DMS. The YMCA is approved and ready to start a program, but there are currently 0 staff members. If you are interested, please reach out to the contact on the flyer. Once staffed, a YMCA program will start at DMS.

 

Would you like to work in a school? I believe the best place in the world to be each day is in a school. It’s always busy, never boring and rewarding when students reach goals or learn new skills. DMS has openings for special education teachers, paraprofessionals, noon supervisors and a part-time social worker. Please contact the school if you are interested and we can provide more information.

 

Attached is also a Pumpkin Dash 5K throwback flyer. Please take a look at the pictures from our last Pumpkin Dash and please consider registering and joining us for that event. Below is more information from our PTA.

 

September PTA Highlights

*Thank you to all members that have joined! Please consider joining DMS PTA to support the students and staff at Dover Middle School! No level of involvement is insignificant!

2022-2023 DMS PTA Google Membership Form ($10 dues can be paid via PayPal (link on Google form) or via cash/check sent into school)

*2022-2023 PTA Budget approved, including field trip funds, teacher reimbursements, and more!

*Meadow Farms fundraiser extended! New deadline is October 7th.

*Don't forget to register for the Pumpkin Dash 5K on October 23rd, and please consider donating your time or items for the race--no level of support is too small! Sign-Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44afaa28a4ffc61-dmspumpkin

*Watch for information about the NH PTA Reflections Program, and be on the lookout for a DMS/Dover Spirit Wear sale in the near future!

Questions? Reach out to the PTA Board at [email protected]

 

https://raceroster.com/events/2022/63990/dover-middle-school-pumpkin-dash-5k

 

Tardies

Students have had a month to acclimate to school. Do not fall into the daily tardy routine. School starts at 7:30 and the expectation is for all students to be in the classrooms when the 7:30 bell rings. Students should be inside the building by 7:25 to ensure they are on time. We appreciate families supporting us on this expectation. Traffic is flowing better and is not a reason for a student to be tardy. Please plan ahead if you drop off your student by vehicle, if they ride the bus, or if they walk. In every scenario, we need students here on time to start the day. Late students miss important information and are not ready for learning with their peers.

 

If your student is chronically tardy, we will be reaching out to speak to you personally. Starting on Monday we will follow our handbook for tardy infractions. Students get 4 free tardy days. They are not supposed to be used unless necessary. Let’s face it, all of us have an off morning here and there. Four free tardy days is very generous. On the fifth tardy, students will be issued an after-school detention. They will receive a detention every tardy after that. On time attendance is important and required.

 

Wishing everyone and great weekend!

 

Thank you,

Kim Lyndes

DMS Principal

 

Repeated Information

DMS PTA:

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.

22-23 PTA Membership Form

22-23 PTA Meeting Schedule

 

Fundraiser:

Meadow Farms Annual DMS catalogue Fundraiser continues through September 30th. We appreciate student participation. This is the largest fundraiser of the year. Most of the PTA funding comes from the profits of this fundraiser. Money is used for teacher requests and student needs.

 

DMS Pumpkin Dash is back!

Registration is now open for the Dover Middle School Pumpkin Dash to be held on Sunday, October 23th, 2022. An Official USAT&F Certified Course, the DMS Pumpkin Dash 5k is part of the Dover Race Series.

The race begins at 8:30 am at Dover Middle School, 16 Daley Drive. 

Registration is $20 for adults; $10 for ages 14 and under; and a special $5 registration fee is available to all Dover Middle School Students. The first 200 registered participants will receive a complimentary event t-shirt.

Register HERE

Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. All proceeds will benefit the Dover Middle School PTA.

For more information, please contact Race Director, Kimberly Alexander at [email protected] or 603-320-0332

 

DMS SKI and SNOWBOARD CLUB is a GO!

Gunstock Season passes and lessons will be offered to all Dover Middle School students. Details, information, and directions will be released during the last week of September or first week October. Please see the attachment for details. 

 

End 68 Hours of Hunger

The Dover schools partner with End 68 Hours of Hunger to provide food for the weekends to the students who need it in our schools.  The program provides students with a bag of nutritional, simple meals each Thursday afternoon. The program will start for the 2022 school year on 9/8/22. Parents may sign their student up at any point during the school year. 

 

If you have questions or would like your student to participate in the 68 Hours program, please contact Cait Fogg at [email protected]  or 603-516-7212. After you call the school to sign your student up, you may also register to receive grocery gift cards mailed to your home at  registration.end68hoursofhunger.org  

 

School Supplies

Our school counseling office has backpacks and school supplies for any student who may need them. Parents should call or email their grade level counselor and we will make sure the student gets what they need.

5th Cal Marsden

[email protected]

603-516-7211

6th Cait Fogg

[email protected]

603-516-7212

7th Joan Breault

[email protected]

603-516-7210

8th Mary Calhoun

[email protected]

603-516-7209