Principal's News

August 5, 2021

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Dear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the staff here at Durham Nockamixon Elementary School, to welcome you to the 2021 - 2022 school year!

As we gear up for a new school year, we are thrilled to announce the celebration of Durham Nockamixon’s 40th Birthday! We look forward to holding a schoolwide birthday party with students on Friday, September 24th with a rain date planned for October 1st.

Please join me in congratulating the following staff members as they begin to work in their new roles:

We are thrilled to welcome the following professionals to our DN Team:

  • Bekah Masthay, 3rd Grade

Familiar Faces In New Places on our DN Team:

  • Introducing our new fifth grade team, Becky Curry and Laura Breininger

  • Amanda Dalton returns to kindergarten F2F from Palisades Cyber Academy

  • Becky Landis returns to first grade F2F from Palisades Cyber Academy

  • Trisha Przyuski returns to third grade F2F from Palisades Cyber Academy

  • Megan O’Boyle, Elementary Math Intervention Specialist

  • Maris Moyer, 4th Grade LTS

  • Cindy Toms, Palisades Behavior Specialist formerly BCIU

We are proud of the recognition we received from the state of Pennsylvania for our work with School Wide Positive Behavior in the area of Sustaining Implementation with Fidelity while also attaining our first distinction as a school with No Place For Hate. Last school year we successfully expanded Tier II supports, for our students in need of a slightly more differentiated design approach in both behavior and academics. Our team participated in extensive training, supported by an extensive design and pilot process, to implement a multi-tiered system of support for all students.

We believe that it is our responsibility to create a warm welcoming environment where positive interactions through respect, responsibility, safety, and perseverance are valued, modeled and encouraged by all. Communicating as a collaborative team, the faculty and staff of Durham Nockamixon Elementary School put children first as they are at the center of everything we do.

As we look forward to the start of a new school year with your youngster, we would like to bring your attention to two very important upcoming events:

  • Elementary Orientation - August 26, 2021

    • Kindergarten Orientation: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    • 1st Grade Students: (students who were in Palisades Cyber Academy last year)- 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

    • All Students: Supply Drop Off/Classroom Visitation: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

  • First Day of School - August 30, 2021

    • Kindergarten: Last Names A - K only, August 31 is the first day of school for last names L - Z only. September 1 all kindergarten

Student classroom assignments will be released on Friday, August 13, 2021 as teacher welcome letters go out to our families via email. School supply lists for the coming school year are located on the main page of the DN website for your convenience.


Marie C. Collie, M.Ed.


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