Welcome to Deer Isle - Stonington Elementary School  
Important Dates 
Family Literacy Night - October 22, 2015
K-2 Book Fair - October 19th - 23rd
Parent teacher Conference Nov. 10, 2015

Chess Coach Wanted!!
If you are interested please contact the Central Office.


DISES will once again be partnering with Island Family Medicine to hold an influenza vaccination clinic.  Permission forms have been given to all students.  These forms must be returned to the school by October 2, 2015 to order an adequate supply of vaccine.  Permission forms will be accepted after the 2nd, but vaccine availability is not guaranteed.  Clinic dates have not yet been set, but are expected to be held in late October/early November.  Flu Mist will not be available.  If you would like your student(s) to have the flu shot and did not receive a permission slip, please contact the school.

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Notice - We were recently notified that our student accident insurance policy has been non-renewed, as we no long fit in their underwriting guide lines.  We are investigating this, and we are also exploring other options.


Trimester Grading?
The elementary school has worked hard over the last year to develop a plan for trimester grading.  Because of the budget issues and lack of an administrator, it did not get presented to the board before the beginning of the year.  I brought the idea to the board on October 6th for discussion and it will be called to action at November's meeting. When I began at the beginning of the year teachers informed me that they were all in agreement with this effort.  I have prepared a presentation to help anyone interested to understand the impact this would have, on learning and communication. Click here to view this presentation.


We are looking for volunteers to work with students at the middle school level in a variety of ways. There are two slots in the morning from 8:20-9:10 and from 9:15 to 10:05 where we are interested in having community members come in a teach to small groups of students. This could be a topic of interest to you. (building, plumbing, sewing, cooking...) This should be at least a four week commitment.  Fingerprinting and background checks are required.

There is also a need for someone who might be interested in Leading a Math extension group for students who are interested in applying math concepts to solving real world problems.