The Star Gazer

Jan 23-27

New Information

IMPORTANT CHANGE: We are making some slight adjustments to our carline based on some recent feedback and suggestions. We hope this makes your morning and afternoon commute easier. Please read and help us implement these starting Monday, Jan 23rd. The link to the full details is below. As always, our top priority is your children's safety!

Safety Dads for 2nd semester

We love having dads or other male figures support our morning safety procedures by being a presence outside and opening doors as students arrive. If you would like to sign up, click this link and choose a day. If another day works better for you, just email Mrs. Bewley.

Please bring your ID so we can scan it and print you a badge on your assigned day.

Staff Appreciation (New Slots available)

Sign-up dates have been added for second semester. We use this as an opportunity to provide snacks and drinks for staff during the work week. Many of you have supported us in this way in the years past and it has continued to be a fun addition to our week at school. You can send items or just money and we will take care of it for you. If you'd like to sign up for the 2nd semester, click the link here. As always, we appreciate your support so much!

Save the earth and help Shaw (Clear items like milk cartons do not work- see below)

We are collecting #2 recyclables in collaboration with Boston Mountain Solid Waste. If we can collect 2000 items by Spring Break, we will receive a new bench for our playground made from recycled materials. See the image below of items we are collecting! Look for the #2 on the bottom!

Upcoming Chess Tournament (see Mrs. Coleman for information)

DTSOI will be hosting a Chess tournament for students in 2nd-5th grade on Saturday, February 18th from 8:30-3:00. Students who are interested in participating need to complete a registration form by Wednesday, February 1st. Forms are in Mrs. Coleman's room (at the end of the blue hall). Parents are in charge of their child's transportation and supervision during the tournament.

Upcoming Dates

February 14th Class Valentine's Parties 1:30

Lunch Menu

Monday- Lunch Pak or Fried Rice

Tuesday- Tacos or Mike Bites

Wednesday- Chicken ranch pasta or mini burgers

Thursday-Spaghetti or french bread pizza

Friday- Sub sandwich or corn dog

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Repeated Information

Bright Star Awards

We are reinstating the Bright Star Awards among faculty and students. Please use this form to nominate a staff member or student who exemplifies our mission of working hard, being kind, and shining bright! We will announce winners in the mornings on the announcements and post the award winners on social media.

Text Messages

This year we will use an opt-in text messaging system. This will give you the ability to add any numbers you would like. Please use this link to sign-up. We will use this system to send out the school closings, PTA announcements and remind you of upcoming events.

Sign up for Text Messages Here


The PTA Newsletter is linked below. Please check it out so you know what is happening in the coming weeks!

PTA Facebook Page

PTA Instagram Page

Bright Star Award Nomination

Use this link to nominate a student or staff member for the Bright Star Award!