DHES News and Notes

September 23, 2022

Educating every child for confidence today and contribution tomorrow.

A Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

It has been another great week at DHES. The students continue to learn the expectations and routines of the classrooms and school in general. They are doing a great job!

We are gearing up for the PTA Walk-a-Thon. Here are the details for October 5th:

  • Our Student Council Team will be helping set up and prepare the walking route.

  • Popsicles will be provided to all students at the end of the walking time.

  • We will be walking around the school building and playground

  • We welcome PTA volunteers to be on campus to support and help supervise the walk.

  • Parents are invited as guests as well to come and watch or participate with their children.

The Walk-a-Thon will be Wednesday, October 5th from 1:30-2:45 pm.

Keep getting those donations!!

Please have your children dress appropriately to be outside walking for an extended period of time.

Stormy Day Recess Plan:

This being Western Washington ...when the rains come we still have recess outdoors, unless it is “Stormy” outside. Please be sure your children come to school with appropriate clothing . We suggest layers, as the temperature and weather changes frequently throughout the day.


Kevin Anderson, Principal


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sep 26 School Board Meeting (Hybrid) 6PM

Sep 29 Kindergarten Curriculum Night 6:30-7:30 @ DHES

Oct 5 Walk-a-Thon

Oct 17 No School, Teacher Collaboration Day

Oct 27 No School, Elementary Conference Day

Spirit Wear

Final Sales of Spirit Wear are due NOW! Stadium Blankets and Apparel has extended the date to September 26th, so get those orders in! This will be the only Spirit Wear sale of the year, so be sure to check it out and support your school today!



Walk a thon information

A Message from the PTA

Hello families,

The walk-a-thon is the one and only fundraiser that the PTA will be doing this year and the money that we raise helps to fund all the fun events throughout the year; as well as support the teachers and schools with special funding requests. This year our events team is excited to be able to do all the fun events that have been offered in previous (to covid) years, including the holiday shop, father/ daughter dance, mother/son night. and the end of the year carnival to name a few.

This year we decided that we would provide shirts (free of charge) to the students and staff to help bring everyone together the day of the walk-a-thon. We also scaled back on some of the individual prizes in order to offer more class prizes to the students. In an effort to help get as many students as we can to participate, we are offering 2 pizza parties per grade level, 1 for the highest class participation for the grade, and 1 for the highest amount raised for the grade. This means that there will be a total of 12 pizza parties between the K-5 grades. We will work with preschool on what type of party they would like to have for their class.

Here is the link for the pledgestar website PledgeStar (https://pledgestar.com/ltes/?)

New this year with PledgeStar is that once you have set up the students account, you can go under the "Share on Social Media and other ways" tab and print out a sheet that the student can take if they are planning to collect donations in person. On this sheet it will include a little about what we are raising money for and a personal QR code that anyone can scan with their phone to make an online donation direct to PledgeStar for the student, no more having to collect and carry money around.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have. We are hoping that we can at least match, if not exceed, what we raised last year.

Thank you for all your support,

Krystal Chapman & Stephanie Chipp

VP’s of fundraising


picture of student walk a thon t-shirt
Walk a thon prizes

A Note From Ms. Boben, School Counselor

Suicide Prevention Slide

Updated Covid Guidelines

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How to Order Your Free Covid Test

Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from the federal government and from Washington State? Here are the websites to order free tests for your family:

Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/

Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Substitute Teachers and Paras Needed

We are in desperate need of substitute teachers and paraeducators!

Call Jade Hughes (253-862-2537) or stop by the District Office for more information. Applications can be found on our website under Employment!

**If you have a 4 year degree, you are eligible to be a substitute teacher!