August 20, 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are excited to say the time has arrived to start a new school year at DES! We look forward to working with you, your children, and our community as we empower our students to always be Monarchs with a purpose!
All first week transportation changes were to be made and/or updated by Friday, August 18th. The reason for this is so that our teachers can be best prepared to help get our students home safely. Families will not be allowed to change the primary or the secondary transportation for the first three days of school. We encourage you to use the school transportation for after school. Our bus lane will be very busy and it takes a few days to get the schedule running smoothly.
We invite all families to attend our Back-to-School Open House on Monday, August 21st from 2 to 6 PM. This is for students in grades TK-3. Students can meet their teachers and bring all their school supplies at that time. Preschool Open House will be Tuesday, August 29th from 4 to 6 PM.
For families of Mini Monarch preschoolers (4 yr olds), you child's teacher will be contacting you to set up a home visit that will take place at the end of August. For students that are 4 years old by Sept. 15th, preschool will start on Thurs., Aug. 31st. For students that are 3 years old by Sept. 15th, preschool will start by Wed., Sept. 13th.
Denison Elementary will be starting a 3 year-old preschool program this September. Ms. Laughlin and Mrs. Muhlbauer will be serving as our PK3 Teachers, and we will be running two sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays each week. Our teachers have over 20 years combined of teacher preschoolers in Denison. The morning session will be from 8:20 to 11:20 AM, and the afternoon session will be from 12:20 to 3:20 PM. If your child turns 3 years old by September 15th, he/she would qualify for our PK3 program. Class size will be approximately 15 students, and there will be a teacher and a multiple teacher associates to support our students. If you would like more information, please contact me. If you would like your 3 year old to be considered for the program, please fill out the PK3 Interest Form, and then complete your child's registration online and provide the school with a copy of his/her birth certificate and shot records.
Denison Elementary Principal
2023-24 Parent Letter This letter covers important topics that help parents with their supporting role at DES. If you have any questions after reading or need more information, please contact the principal.