Magnetic News

DFES ... The Academy of Environmental Sciences

Magnet updates May 6, 2014

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Teacher Appreciation week. Whether you are in the classroom, office, cafeteria, or cleaning up behind the rest of us, you all make an impact on the lives of children in this building. It really does "take a village" to not only educate our students but to love, care, nurture, and support each one of them as they journey through life!

I commend you all for your dedication to our students, staff, and the school!

As the year begins to close and we are gearing up for next year, I want to thank you all embracing the idea of being an environmental sciences magnet school. I have watched as enthusiasm has started to build. I really think this will be a unique opportunity for our students, staff, and community as we embark on this adventure.

Thank you for your continued efforts to make this school a place.....Where Wonders Grow!

As a token of my appreciation to you, I will be putting a TD laundry bag in your box. You can use it for dirty clothes, wet bathing suits, soccer balls, etc. It is not much but know that I appreciate all you do day in and day out!

Kenny's Garden


Raised beds made by students at the CATE center will be delivered on Thursday morning.


Friday at 6;00pm, Girl Scout Troop 616 will be donating the Earth-tainers to our school. We would love for you to come to the ceremony and support these girls as they have worked hard on this project and earned their badge! You will be amazed at all they have accomplished. Griet Atkins, along with several other troop leaders, have worked tirelessly to provide us with a way to grow vegetables! The dedication will take place in Kenny's Garden. Please attend if you can!

MSAP Conference

Next week, several of us will travel to Hartford, CT to the annual MSAP conference. We will be leaving on Wednesday the 14th and return on Sunday the 18th. Trina Poston and Katelyn Pack will join us for this conference. We know that it will be beneficial as we seek to do what is possible!

Fishy Business

We have received approval for our fish tanks to be ordered and set up! We are excited about having Fishy Business as a partner! We look forward to getting the fish tanks soon. We will have a fresh water tank and a salt water tank. The tanks will be set up and the water will sit before we can add the fish. I know that kids will ask, "Where is the fish?". I just wanted you to know the skinny so you can answer that question!