The Sunday Snapshot from Mrs. Love

Dundee Elementary School September 4th-8th, 2023

Week 2 News

Viking families,

Thanks for a wonderful week one of school! Our staff thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each of your students throughout the week. We hope that you each are savoring this long weekend and we look forward to getting back into our routine on Tuesday.

This week at a glance:

Monday, September 4th: No School-Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5th: School resumes, Head Start open house, Mr. Briggs & Mrs. Love share read alouds in all classrooms, GSRP group one begins

Wednesday, September 6th: GSRP group two begins

Thursday, September 7th: All GSRP begins

This week let's ROW Like Vikings: Respect, Ownership & Wise Choices

Have a great week! Go Vikings!

Upcoming Events

  • 9/10 PTO Meeting 1:00 pm at Wolverine Park
  • 9/11 DCS School Board Meeting
  • 9/13 Fire Drill
  • 9/25 PTO Read a Thon Begins
  • 9/27 Fire Drill


PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. Our staff is trained to look for opportunities to celebrate the positive things that students do each day. We teach students what the expectations are for every area of the building so that they enter a safe and predictable environment. We expect our students to ROW Like Vikings no matter where they are at DES. ROW stands for Respect, Ownership and Wise Choices. Students will earn ROW tickets when they are caught showing these positive behaviors and their tickets can earn them fun incentives throughout the school year.

During this first week of school at DES we've been hard at work teaching students the PBIS expectations for all areas of the building so they don't have to wonder.

Mrs. Love and Mr. Briggs taught lessons on the expectations in the cafeteria and on the playground while Mr. Cousino and Mrs. Raymer taught lessons on bus expectations. Mrs. Hawkins and Nurse Palmer taught students about bathroom expectations while classroom teachers taught hallway expectations.

#RowLikeVikings #Respect #Ownership #WiseChoices

Ask your student what they learned about being a Viking this week!

PTO News

  • The first PTO meeting will be held at Wolverine Park on Sunday, September 10th at 1:00 pm.
  • Use the link below to view the PTO spirit wear sale items! Shop the link until September 10th.

September Menus

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Stay Connected!

If you are not already receiving phone, text and/or email alerts, please contact our DES office to be sure we have your correct contact information listed within our system. These alerts can be for regular weekly communication, but can also be for building or district emergencies or updates.

If you are on social media, please consider following our Dundee Elementary Facebook Page. Photos, updates and weekly newsletters are posted there.

Lastly, if you haven't already connected with your student's teacher on Bloomz, please consider doing so. Bloomz is the main form of communication that teachers use to interact with families. If you aren't sure how to get connected, please contact your student's teacher or the office and we'd be happy to help!

Handle With Care

Handle with Care is a system in which our staff can be aware that your child or family may be experiencing a hardship outside of school that may impact their day at school. By notifying the school principal, we can be sure that those who come in contact with your child throughout the day handles them with extra understanding and TLC. You do not have to provide us with any details at all unless you wish to do so. You can simply send an email that states: Handle with Care with your child's name. Information can be sent to Mrs. Love or Mr. Briggs on Bloomz or via school email at or
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Did you know that Dundee Elementary School is a participant and supporter of the OK2SAY program? See more information below.

Not all heroes wear a cape and tights. A real hero speaks up for what's right. Be a real hero. If you see or hear something that threatens student or school safety, submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY.

Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools.

Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Important Information for DES

DES Full School Day Hours:

  • The school day begins at 8:35 am and ends at 3:40 pm
  • Our staff begins monitoring students at 8:15 am. Please do not drop off students prior to 8:15 am as there will not be any DES staff available to supervise them. Students dropped off from 8:15-8:25 will go to the playground with our supervisors and will then be dismissed to their classrooms. Students who purchase school breakfast will go to the cafeteria when they arrive unless they are in Y5 or kindergarten (their breakfast is served in the classroom).

Elementary School Handbook:


Dundee Community Schools Calendar:

Click for the 2023-2024 District Calendar

Infinite Campus Parent Portal:

School Meal Payments:

Breakfast and lunch are FREE for ALL students for the 2023/2024 school year! We ask that all families please fill out the free/reduced meal form on our website, even if you don't normally qualify.

Link for Food Service Forms & Payments

School Menus:

DES Facebook Page:

Dundee Elementary Facebook

For reporting a student absent:

734-529-7044 Press 1

School Nurse: Rachel Palmer

734-529-2350 ext. 11013

DCS Athletics Information

Show your Viking pride at the athletic events taking place this week.

Use the link below to checkout the Dundee Athletics Facebook Page:

Dundee Community Schools Vision & Mission Statements

Vision Statement

“Students First” – Inspire, Educate, Innovate, Celebrate

Mission Statement

Dundee Community Schools is setting a course for student success. We will challenge and inspire every student, every day, in every class through innovation and dedication ‐ promoting knowledgeable, responsible, and caring citizens.

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DES Contact Information

420 Ypsilanti Dr.

Dundee, MI 48131

School Phone: 734-529-7044

School Fax: 734-529-3741

Principal: Mrs. Love

Assistant Principal: Mr. Briggs

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