DMS PTO Meetings - join us on zoom
Each month we invite a speaker on a topic pertinent to DMS families.
On Thursday, February 11 at 9:30am, we hosted Denise Garvin, the Director of the Duxbury Free Library, as well as Kara King, our own brand new DMS/DHS Librarian. They discussed and answered your questions about accessing library resources, hours, curbside pickup, and interlibrary loans as well as what is up and coming. Also – Principal McGuire gave us an update and insights into how the second semester is looking, including an update on return to full-time in-person learning and results of the recent Panorama survey. DMS uses Panorama surveys to improve student outcomes in social-emotional learning, school climate, family engagement, & more.
On Thursday, January 14, our special guest was Executive Functioning consultant Nicole Gambino. Nicole offered tips and tools to support our children as we try to re-create the excitement and momentum of the beginning of the school year. Click here for the powerpoint presentation she shared during the meeting. Nicole has oodles of experience helping middle school students get and stay organized, maximize their focus, and attain lasting school success and her insights are invaluable. In addition, Sarah McGuire gave us an update on all things DMS. This was a great meeting -- worth the time to check it out.
On Thursday, Dec 10, Principal McGuire was joined by Assistant Principal Jennalee Coyne to talk about all the activities that are going on at school this fall and winter to keep motivation high, infuse school spirit, and keep our kids on track. We also got an important update on the Superintendent's recent announcement to bring more students back in person four days a week effective January 4, 2021.
On Thursday, Nov 12, our new School Nurse Karen Doyle joined Principal McGuire to discuss COVID, contract tracing, flu vaccine mandate, and those pesky mandatory updates. Principal McGuire gave us an update on the first term at DMS. (Apologies for the spotty quality of the zoom video.)
We met Thursday, Oct 15 from 9:30-10:30am to discuss back to school - COVID style - with Principal Sarah McGuire and our fabulous team of Guidance Counselors.
You'll have to supply your own coffee this year, but we'd love to have you join us and bring your questions. Come to support DMS students and teachers and enhance our community! It might be the most productive hour you spend this week!