DMS Family Emails - 9/29/23

Dear DMS Families,


Today was our first spirt day. Thank you to all who participated in Flannel Friday!


During morning and afternoon announcements we have begun reviewing behavioral expectations. Today I discussed the DHS football games again. I reminded everyone about spectator behavior, the importance of cheering on the team, and the need for an adult to be present and responsible. The second reminder was about gum. We do not chew gum at DMS. Gum ends up everywhere but in people’s mouths at a middle school. We have not had an issue with gum for many years. For some reason, it is the “thing” right now. I directed students not to bring any gum to school moving forward.


With October around the corner, here are some important dates:


October 9- No School- Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 12- Flu shot clinic- email and physical paper was sent home this week.

October 22- DMS Pumpkin Dash! Get your running shoes and costumes ready!


DMS PTA Fundraiser!

DMS PTA is thrilled to announce that we will be extending the Power of 10 campaign for another week!! Please take this opportunity to help us fill the "field trips and learning experiences" line item in this year's PTA budget so that we can help defray the cost of these unique learning opportunities for our DMS students! By showing your support and donating just $10, you are not only helping us raise funds, but also fostering a sense of community and teamwork! At this time, we've only raised $290 of our $8,200 goal...can you help?! Spread the word! 

Here's the link:



Ski/Snow Club:

I hope you are getting excited for this coming Winter. It is predicted to be a great year for skiing and riding in the mountains and I am looking forward to an epic season! Attached is the information regarding this year’s Gunstock Outreach Ski and Snowboard opportunities.


DMS Counseling Office:

Please review the attached DMS Counseling Newsletter. This can also be found under the Latest News section of the DMS website.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Kim Lyndes

DMS Principal


DMS PTA Reminders:

Membership flyer attached

Power of 10 flyer attached

Pumpkin Dash 5K Volunteer Sign-Up Genius 


Flu Clinic Information


Dear DMS Families,


This fall, Dover Schools will host FREE school-based flu clinics for all students where your child can get their annual flu vaccine, in partnership with the Strafford County Public Health Network, as part of the NH Immunization Program with Dept. of Public Health Services (DPHS). The DMS clinic is scheduled for 8:30-10:00am on Thursday, October 12, 2023.


More information can be found in the letter attached.


Attached you will also find the following documents to provide you with all of the necessary information before signing your student up to receive their flu shot at your school’s clinic:

Consent Form

To be completed and returned ONLY if you would like your student to participate in the school-based flu clinic

Information about the NH Immunization Information System (NHIIS)

Your child’s vaccine information will not be entered into the NHIIS without your explicit consent. More information can be found in the attached letter, NHIIS Information Sheet, and Consent Form

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

About the flu, the vaccine and our clinics

Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS)

Provides information on the influenza vaccine that will be provided at these clinics


If you would like your child to participate in the school-based flu clinic, please complete and return the signed consent form attached here or the copy that was sent home with your student.


If you would NOT like your child to participate, please do NOT return the consent form or any other documentation related to the clinics.


Thank you,

Kimberly Lyndes

DMS Principal

Helpful & Repeated Information


DMS Staff Email Directory

DMS PTA Information

District Transportation Information & Contact

Food Services

Student Handbook & Policies


DMS Spirit Day Calendar

Check out the attached calendar for school spirit days. While we may add an impromptu spirit day here or there, most are on the attached calendar. We heard student feedback! The calendar provides plenty of planning time for students.  


DMS PTA Information

Pumpkin Dash 5K Volunteer Sign-Up Genius (linked here)- Sign up now to join us for the Pumpkin Dash! This is a great DMS and community event.

Membership Flyer (attached)- Please be sure to sign up to be a PTA member!

Power of 10 Fundraiser Flyer (attached)- PTA’s first fundraiser of the year supports field trips and other unique learning opportunities. Funds raised helps us lower costs for each student.


Important Information and Reminders on School Attendance

We are off to an excellent start this school year, the students are arriving on time and ready to learn for 7:30am. The tardies have been low and the communication between our families and the school regarding attendance has been great.  As a district we will all be following the same guidelines for monitoring attendance and punctuality.


The following represent an excused absence (EXC) these will require documentation for our records. Please ensure the notes are brought in when your child returns.


  1. Illness
  2. Recovery from an accident
  3. Required court attendance
  4. Medical and dental appointments
  5. Death in the immediate family
  6. Observation or celebration of a bona fide religious holiday


Vacations will not be considered an excused absence and will be marked unexcused. Please continue to communicate the reason for your child’s absences by calling or emailing our attendance line.


The same applies to tardies, we will need documentation for a tardy to be excused otherwise this will be recorded as unexcused.


End 68 Hours of Hunger

Dover Middle School is once again partnering with End 68 Hours of Hunger, to provide food to our students for the weekends.  The program provides children with a bag full of nutritional simple meals each Thursday afternoon. 

Please note, any child is eligible to participate. If you would like your child to participate in this program, please contact your school counselor.

Mary Calhoun 5th Grade
[email protected]

Cal Marsden 6th Grade
[email protected]



Christina Pannone 7th Grade

[email protected]



Joan Breault 8th Grade

[email protected]