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The Dexter Park Innovation School


At the Dexter Park Innovation School we celebrate each other’s differences and strive to meet the needs of all students through collaboration amongst staff, family, and community. By providing an inclusive, welcoming environment and sustainable instruction carried out with fidelity, we will nurture the whole child and meet individual needs. We believe all students can find success.

Mission Statement

The Dexter Park Innovation School will strive to provide an inclusive environment with instructional practices designed to meet individual needs. All students will be provided with differentiated educational opportunities to increase achievement. Our mission is for all students to gain skills, both academic and social, in order to be successful in the future.

Core Beliefs

We believe that all students can learn and that each day students should feel safe, welcome, respected, and successful.

This Week in Pictures

Teacher Appreciation Grade 3
Teacher Appreciation Grade 4
Teacher Appreciation Grade 5
Teacher Appreciation Grade 6

The Food-a-thon in Coming!

Boxes are located in the front lobby!
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Free Event for Families

Tents Wanted for Camping 101 with Mount Grace~

This year's Great American Backyard Campout will take place nationwide on the Weekend of June 24-25, and Mount Grace will once again participate with a family campout at Skyfields Arboretum.

This year's Skyfields Campout is subtitled "Camping 101." Our MassLIFT AmeriCorps team is focusing on introducing new campers to the joys, and basic techniques, of camping in order to encourage more people to enjoy the local landscapes we help protect.

A big part of that is making camping gear and, in particular, tents, available to people who may not have them. If you have tents, flashlights, lamps, coolers, camping tools, or other gear in good condition that you are willing to donate, please contact Katy Ziemlak ( or call 978-248-2055 x28 with questions.

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2017-2018 Calendar

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A Friendly Reminder From Mr. Dodge

It seems that each day students are arriving to school earlier. Building doors open and staff on are on site to monitor students at 7:45. Please do not bring students prior to that time.

Pickup Patrol now has an app! See below:

Do you Frequent the OES Website for Information?

You can now get my weekly newsletters, our school calendar, and daily DP updates via the website. Check it out!

Upcoming Events

May 8th-12th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 12th: DARE Graduation @ 1:30 p.m.

May 16th: Early release for students (11:30)

May 17th-18th: MCAS STE (grade 5)

May 18th: Grade 4 to Wachusett Meadows

May 26th: Memorial Day Program @ 9:00 a.m.

May 29th: Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 31st: Field Day (grades 5 and 6)

June 1st: Grade 6 to High Meadows

June 2nd: Grade 5 to Old Sturbridge Village

June 7th: Field Day (grades 3 and 4)

June 8th: Grade 6 to Mahar for orientation

June 9th: Graduation @ 1:00 p.m.

June 12th: Last day of school (11:30 release)

May Lunch Calendar

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