March 23, 2019

After-school Program Request for Proposals

kids playing clipart.jpg Request For Proposals Dothan Brook School and Ottauquechee School Extended Hours Program Starting 2019/2020 School Year Overview: The Hartford School District is seeking a licensed and insured provider to manage and run an extended hours program at the...

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Extended Pre-K Proposals Sought

hand print clipart.png Request For Proposals Dothan Brook School Pre-School Extended Hours Program Starting 2019/2020 School Year Overview: The Hartford School District is seeking a licensed early childhood center to manage and run an inclusion-based extended hours pre-schoo...

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Biography Fair is coming!

pennant-clipart.jpg Each year Dothan Brook’s 5th graders select a Biography about a person of significance. Through a series of projects the students truly become this important figure. On March 27th, these characters will come to life in our annual Biography Fair. We hope you can join us for this truly engaging event! March ...

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Upcoming Parents Night Presentation

talk icon.png Join us on Thursday, March 28th at Dothan Brook School for a discussion on how to talk to your elementary school child about sexuality. "Moving Beyond the Talk" for Parents of PreK-gr5 students Thursday March 28, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 Dothan Brook School Library Learn h...

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Mini Golf @ DBS

mini-golf-otter.jpg Welcome back to the 2nd annual PTO Mini Golf Fundraiser. Sign up for a tee time to play 13 holes of mini golf throughout Dothan Brook School. The kids have designed the holes and are eager to play! Pick a time and join us! Parties of four or larger should sign up for two tee times. (Suggested donation of $15/family of 4) Read more

Report Cards

report card icon.jpg Report Cards Report cards went home last Friday. the report card is a part of a continuous and ongoing reporting process providing insights into your student’s learning. This new report card reflects the Vermont Education Quality Standards (EQS) and Hartford School District’s Ends Policies. Learn more at http...

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More report card information

report card icon.jpg The purpose of this report card is to communicate your student’s performance relative to Hartford School District’s Content Proficiency Based Learning Outcomes and Transferable Skills. Click here for info graphic

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Report Card Changes

report card icon.jpg Dear parents and guardians, We are excited to share with you some changes in our elementary report cards that will go out for the first time at the end of this trimester.  Please join us to hear why we are making these changes, how these changes reflect our district action plan work, and get a sneak preview at the new report card...

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PE at Dothan Brook

Students at Dothan Brook spend 2 periods per week in the gym with Ms. Canfield (except preschool, which is there once per week).  If you are interested in checking out what the PE program has to offer or are looking for ways to volunteer, check out
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School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

images-1.jpg By David Corriveau Valley News Staff Writer Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ...

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October Newsletter

Newsletter-logo.jpg Check out October's newsletter. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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School Safety

School-Safety-smaller.jpg Friday, September 12, 2014 Dear Dothan Brook School Community, Based on state requirements, we will have our first clear the halls drill in September and hold additional drills every other month throughout the year. During ...

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Friday Snack Packs

imgres-3.jpg Click here to download the form. September 12, 2014 Dear DBS Families, The Dothan Brook School...

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PTO Events

imgres-1.jpg August 27, 2014  Hello all! The DBS PTO board is ready for a great school year! The PTO works on more than just fundraising. True, we raise money to support the students, teachers, and staff at DBS, and we also do lots more within our community. We’re eager to connect with you throughout the year. Why should you ...

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Website

imgres.jpg The DBS website was compromised forcing the school to reset many of the pages.  Because of this, much of the information that is normally posted on this site has been removed.  Please be patient as we update the website and restore the resources.

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New Start Time

images.-w250-h0-p0-q85-F-----S1-c.jpg Starting with the 2014/15 school year, the Dothan Brook School’s day will start at 8:00 AM. Student drop off will remain at 7:30 AM and pick-up will stay at 2:35 PM.

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AYP Notification Letter

August 25, 2014 Dear Dothan Brook Families – The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which was passed by the federal government in 2001, requires that all schools’ efficacy be measured annually based on their performance on standardized tes...


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K and Pre-K Registration

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 5.47.50 PM.png Dear Hartford Families, The Hartford School District is in the process of obtaining information for incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Early enrollment is important because it gives the schools time to plan for the incoming classes, allocate resources to fit the stud...

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Kindergarten Supports

10/25/2013 Dear Kindergarten Families, Over the last month Dothan Brook’s kindergarten teachers and I have worked to increase the number of available academic and behavior supports.  Because of this, you may hear your child...

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Secure the School

Friday, September 20, 2013 Dear Families, On Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 Dothan Brook will hold its first required clear the halls drill.  During this drill, the students will move to their class’s safe place and wait quietly until the drill is complete.  The drill will last approximately 15 minutes.  After it is complete,...


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Attendance

Dear DBS Families, In an attempt to alleviate any confusion about the school’s response to student absences, I want to take a moment to highlight and expand upon the information that is in the Parent Handbook.  The handbook states: “ According to Vermont law, students are expected to at...


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Supplemental Educational Services

Dear Parents:                                                                               As many of you know, both Dothan Brook and Ottauquechee School’s staff take their jobs seriously when it comes to teaching basic skills to our students. Our school...

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Newsletter

August's newsletter is now posted in the parent resource setion of the DBS website. http://www.dbsvt.com/Resources/parent-resources

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Fresh Picks Lunch Menu and Order Form

Hartford School District Students and Staff have more meal choices than ever before.  Besides a hot menu item each day, patrons have a choice of a deli fresh sandwich or a salad.  Each choice comes with fruit and milk.  The food comes right from the kitchen at DBS!  The order form can be found in the parent resource section of this we...


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Yearly Progress

Dear DBS Community, Earlier this month, the Vermont Department of Education notified the school that we have achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) when the scores of all 3 rd though 5 th graders are examined as a whole.  This is the second consecutive year that the school achieved this mark.  In reading, the scho...


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Pre-K Community Needs Assessment

To comply with Act 62, the Hartford School District completed a community needs assessment prior to the re-instating of a pre-K program at the Dothan Brook School in the Fall of 2013.   Please click here for a copy of the needs assessment.  

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Happy (soggy) July, everybody! Yesterday morning was our very first Meet & Greet for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students and their families, and ...


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Kindergarten Registration

Dear Parents, We are in the process of obtaining information for incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2013-2014 school year.  If you have a child who will be 4 or 5 years old on or before August 31, 2013, please fill out the form below and return it to Mrs. Wood in the the school office as soon ...

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Pre-Kindergarten Survey

The Dothan Brook School (2300 Christian Street, White River Junction, VT) is in the process of adding a pre-kindergarten to the school's existing offerings. As part of this process, the school district is required to survey the community. If you have a child/ren under the age of 5, we would greatly appreciate you input. Please feel free to se...


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Pre-K Registration

To Future Pre-Kindergarten Parents,  Thank you for your interest in Hartford School District’s Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Program. Our Pre-K classes will be sited at the White River, Ottauquechee and Dothan Brook schools. We offer morning or afternoon sessions...


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Polar Caves

The 5th Grade had a great time during their visit to the Polar Caves.  It is rumored that the record was broken for most trips through the Lemon Squeeze.

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Talent Show

Please come join us for the Dothan Brook Talent Show on June 6th at 6:00pm.  Our theme is: So You Think You Are An American Idol With The X-Factor Who's Got Talent And The Voice Who Likes Dancing With The Stars Dothan Brook Talent Show!

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DATE CHANGE--Christian Street Path

DATE CHANGE CHRISTIAN ST./BUGBEE ST.  PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE  SCOPING STUDY  SELECTBOARD MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH 6:00 p.m. BUGBEE SENIOR CENTER 262 NORTH MAIN STREET, WRJ The Dothan Brook School in partnership with the Town of Hartford has be...


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Spring Concert

Spring Concert After-school Chorus 4th Grade Recorder 5th Grade Band May 22nd, 2013 6:30 p.m.

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Ice Cream Social

SAVE THE DATE:   FRIDAY JUNE 7th is the  DBS ICE CREAM SOCIAL!!! More info coming home soon... Thanks,  Candice DeFelice, Secretary Dothan Brook School PTO

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PTO Board

I am pleased to announce that we have voted in a new DBS PTO Board!  They are ready to take the reins at the end of this school year. Congratulations to: Sue Knapp, President Jaime Peyton, Vice President Jodi Davi, Treasurer Jen Krom, Sec...


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No Charging

As of Friday 5/24 students will no longer be able to charge milk or school lunch to their account.   Thank you


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Breakfast with the Principal

Rick will welcome families to school on Wednesday (5/22) with coffee, juice, and breakfast pastries.  Please stop by and say hello.  


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Safety Fair

Dear Parents: The Hartford Police Department is excited to announce its 8 th Annual Hartford Area Youth Safety Fair on May 18, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at the Wendell Barwood Arena (ice skating rink) and Hartford High School fields.   The event is open to the public, with free parking and free admittance. W...


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LUV

On May 10th 18 members of Dartmouth's Literacy in the Upper Valley program brought Mrs. Smith's 2nd grade class a number of books and spent the morning reading with them.  The LUV program was started by Tuck School students with the goal of providing local students with more access to free books to take home, read, and love.

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HMMS Band and Chorus

On May 9th the HMMS 6th grade band and chourus visited DBS for their annual allumni concert. They performed classical, modern, and jazz music.  Thank you for...


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Kids and Oral Health

Please join us for a discussion about *Kids and Oral Health** Local and National Oral Health experts will be on hand to discuss:    - The Impact of Oral Health on Academic Performance    - The Role of Social Justice in Oral Health Care    - A snapshot of Oral Health Trends in Vermont    - ...

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Brain-O-Mania

Enjoy brain-healthy activities with your family! https://www.smore.com/2hcn-brain-o-mania Kick-off Healthy Brain/Screen-Free Week Healthy Brain/Screen-Free Week is a time for kids and families to rediscover all kinds of fun, brain-healthy activities to do...

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Career Day

On March 29 th , 17 local professionals met with members of the 4 th grade class to share information about their careers.  Students met with each professional and interviewed him/her about the skills and knowledge that their job requires, educational requirements and jobs duties.  After the interviews, the students and the...

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Book Swap

Click Here To Download the Form Dear Dothan Brook Community, It is time once again to begin cleaning out your bookshelves t...

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Mancala Tournament

Mrs. Parker's class just completed their annual Mancala tournament.  All of the adults (Mr. D, Mrs. Pfeiffer, Mrs. Newton, and Mrs. Parker) were outed in the first rounds.  Congratulations to all of the participants.  


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Don't Be a Lone Wolf

This anti-bullying rap was written and preformed by a DBS 3rd grader and he shared it at an assembly at the end of March.  In the rap he encourages students to stand up to bullies by not being a "lone wolf." 

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Walk and Ride

Good Morning- The following is a request put together by Brigid Lynch. She is the coordinator for Walk and Ride at DBS. She needs just 3 more volunteers to secure the route to school. Please Read on: Thank you! Walk and Ride to School will take place on Thursday mornings from May 2 until June 6. The path starts at Datama...

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CSI

Thank you Officer Adams for sharing about crime scene investigation techniques with the 5th grade.  Based on this experience they will better understand the book the Westing Game.

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Drama Club Presentatation

On Thursday, March 28th the DBS Drama Club presented Law and Order Fairy Tale Unit to a packed house.  The students' performance was absoulutely masterful.   Thank you to Ms. West, Ms. Wheeler, Mrs. Newton and all of the other volunteers that helped to make this event possible.

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HFD Award

On March 26th a DBS student was honored by Firefighter Morse and the Hartford Fire Department for the heroic life saving actions that he performed on the bus when one of his friends was choking.  

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Walk and Ride

Spring Break is right around the corner and Walk and Ride will be starting just after the break. I was wondering if you are interested in volunteering for Walk and Ride to School this spring. I do not have the official schedule, but it will probably run from April 26 until June 6, Thursday mornings from 7:25 until 8:15
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Hartford Anti-Bullying PSA: Be an UpStander, not a ByStander

Check out the DBS students and faculty in this Anti-Bullying PSA that is presented by the Hartford Police, Fire, and Communications Departments. We would like to thank Charleigh Gere for the use of her amazing and powerful song STAND. We would al...


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Family Movie Night

Movie Night Friday March 22 at 6:00 Free Popcorn The students will be voting on the movies this week. I hope that you can join us.

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Drama Presentation

Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit  In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute ...

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South Royalton

On March 12th the 4th grade was invited to the South Royalton School to perform their version of Good-Bye Bully Machine and they were received VERY well.  The students were welcomed as stars and even had a police escort out of town.


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How Do You Spell...?

For the first time in many years, students at DBS participated in a spelling bee.  Students in grades three, four and five qualified for the bee by correctly spelling words from the fifth grade word list.   We would like to congratulate all of the students who participated and studies hard to learn the words.  Everyone did a fantastic...


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Students Make S'mores

At DBS, students earn Otter Tickets from adults whenever they are caught displaying caring, safe or responsible behaviors.  Otter tickets add up throughout the building and about once a month we host a school wide reward for good behavior.  This month, we took advantage of the mild winter weather to haul out the fire pit and toast up some s'more...

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100th Day Game Night Postponed

Friday's (2/8) 100 Day celebration is postponed.  It will be rescheduled after vacation.


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Honor

Congratulations to Rebbecca Lallier whose blog was named one of the web's best school counseling resources by the American School Counselors' Association.  Check it out at http://schoolcounselingbyheart.wordpress.com/.

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100th Day Celebration!

DBS is celebrating 100th Day of School with a Family Game Night! Friday February 8th 6:00-7:30pm Students Grades K-5 please bring: Your favorite board game to share with your friends. If you do not have a game, do not worry, just bring yourself! Each family please bring: Last name beginning with A-L ***Please brin...

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5th Grade Bio-Fair

Check out some photographs from the 5th grade's biography fair.


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Biography Fair

Hello.  I just want to encourage parents and families to take a moment tonight to talk to your child/children about today’s Biography Fair put on by our 5 th grade class at DBS. The energy and effort put into the Biography Fair by students, faculty and families is inspiring.  Today our 5 th graders at DBS got to...


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Technology at DBS

Amanda Paquette, Hartford's technology integrationist, published an article in Edutopia that speaks to all of the great things that DBS's students are doing with technology. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-tools-connect-loca...


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NAEP (4th Grade)

We are pleased to inform you that the Dothan Brook School’s 4 th grade has been selected to represent schools across the nation by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the largest nationally representative assessment of students across the country, and it is ...

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Reflections on School Security

Friday, December 21, 2012 Dear Families, One of the first Dothan Brook events that I attended last year was the ice cream social.  After seeing how the community turned out for this event, I knew that I would enjoy working in Hartf...


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Roller Blading

As a conclusion to a unit on rollerblading, the 5th grade class traveled to Great View Roller Rink in Endfield, NH.  The owners of the rink said that the DBS students were the BEST group that they have ever had at the rink!


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Roasted Veggies

Fifth Graders at the Dothan Brook School Enjoy Roasted Roots:   Students at the Dothan Brook School in Wilder, VT harvested potatoes, carrots, and butternut squash from their garden with teacher Cherrie Torrey. Students peeled the vegetables and Mrs. Torrey cut them up. They baked them at 350 degrees on a greased baking shee...

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Stop Motion Science

Our 5th grade classes were learning about Food Chains and decided to show their understanding of these natural relationships by creating stop motion animation videos using the Stop Motion HD (free app) on their iPads. The students worked in groups to create the characters needed for ...


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Ski Vermont

Dear Fifth Grade Classes, As you know, children benefit from exercise and spending time outside enjoying a healthy activity with family and friends. Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport program allows children the opportunity to get involved in a sport while learning to appreciate all the natural wonders that winte...


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Lego League

Congratulations to Hartford's two First Lego League Teams--both teams include many DBS students and alumni. At the regional competition, both teams qualified for the state championships in Manchester, NH.

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PTO Boxtops

Just a quick reminder that we are still collecting Boxtops for Education and Labels for Education.  While you're in the kitchen please keep this in mind!  No need to separate them, just throw them in a baggie and send them in now and then.  Last year your students raised over...

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Warm and Cozy

The 2nd annual Operation Warm and Cozy giveaway took place this past weekend.  Because of your generous donations, we were able to distribute approximately 50 coats and numerous pairs of boots, hats, mittens and snow pants to families in need in our community.   Thank you for making this event such a great success! Whether ...


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PTO Book Fair

Order books from the PTO book fair online. Over 40% of the sales will be returned to the school in book credits. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/dothanbrooksch


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Polling the Vote

DBS's fifth grade students visited the polls today to learn about the importance of voting. To their surprise, WCAX was there to report on their project!  Check out the story at http://www.wcax.com/story/20019089/civics-lesson-fo...

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Awareness

The DBS staff wore pink on Friday, October 26th to raise awareness around the issue of breast cancer.

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October In-Service

On October 19th, DBS's teachers worked with teachers from each of the district's elementary schools to learn about the new Common Core State Standards.  However, they did take a brief break to learn about the finer points of 4-square.  If you are interested, Mrs. Thorburn had the longest tenure as "king."

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Science NECAP

At the beginning of October, last year's science NECAP scores were released.  This is a standardized assessment that all students take in grades 4, 8, and 11 throughout the state of Vermont.  Unlike standardized tests of the past, in addition to fill in the bubble content knowledge questions, the science NECAP requires students to work in teams ...


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Morning Drop-Off

Starting Monday, October 22nd the Dothan Brook School is going to pilot a new morning supervision model. Students that arrive at school between 7:30 and 7:55 will meet Mrs. Bazarian and another teacher in the cafeteria for some quiet structured activities. During this time students may choose to read, color, draw or play a card or board game....


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Bike Week

Last week Mr. White and the DBS students were in motion...Local Motion to be exact.   The school received a trailer full of mountain bikes from Local Motion (http://www.localmotion.org/), a Vermont Based non-profit that promotes non-motorized travel, and the students spent their PE time learning how...


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Newsletter

Check out the newsletter from the end of september.


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Volcanoes

100_0178.jpg As a part of their changing Earth unit, the fifth graders were faced with a design challenge that required them to build a baking soda and vinegar volcano.

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This week at DBS

Hear from DBS students about what they are learning in school.


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09/13/12 DBS PTO Meeting Minutes

29 members in attendance with 14 children using child care services.  A majority of parents at the meeting have children in our Kindergarten and we had several parents who this was their first ever PTO meeting!  WELCOME!!!! Budget report: The budget carry over from ’11-’12 is $4,383.7...


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Eastern Equine Encephalitis

As the Health Commissioner, I am sad to report the state's second death this month from Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Our condolences on behalf of the state go out to the family of Scott Sgorbati, of Sudbury. He was 49 years old. He is the second Vermonter to die from this virus, which is caused by exposure to the bite of an infected mosquito....


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Adequate Yearly Progress

6---NCLB-and-IDEA_img_7.jpg In August the Vermont Department of Education notified the school that we have achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) when the scores of all 3 rd though 5 ...

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New Online Card Catalog

images3.jpg This year all of the elementary schools in the Hartford School District upgraded their online card catalog.  The new catalog allows students to search for books in multiple ways (keywords, titles, author, topic) and it provides a picture of many of the books that are in the library.  In addition, one of the best features of this sy...

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Welcome to Gmail

Now that you have a Google Apps account, it's time to make the switch to Gmail, Google Calendar, and all the other new apps you'll be working with! Use this site as a guide during your first days and throughout the transition.   Read more

Olympian At DBS

100_0108.jpg On September 12th Dothan Brook's 4th and 5th grade students welcomed Olympic sailor Trevor Moore to the school.  Trevor, nefew of Mrs. Moore, shared about his sport and experience at the Olympic games in London.  After an exciting picture and autograph session, one of the studented stated that "this was the best day of his life!"  Trevor, tha...

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Why join the PTO?

The number one reason to join the PTO is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. There are many more PTO advantages: Get Conn...


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Logistics

  If your child has a change in his or her after school transportation plans, it is best to send a note to the school office prior to school.  When changes occur during the day, please call the office prior to 2:00. The school will not change a child’s transportation plans unless we have communicated...


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Arts Enrichment

This year DBS’s students will participate in an arts enrichment program once a week.  During this time, students will examine different themes through the lens of music, literature and art.  These interdisciplinary studies will be facilitated by Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Townse...


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Bus Expectations

Many DBS students start and end the day on one of The Hartford School District’s buses.  To help all of these students have a positive experience, the drivers work hard to maintain a safe bus environment and they can use your help to achieve this end.  They would greatl...


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Opening Day

The Dothan Brook School’s staff and students had an action packed opening day.  The students and community were greeted at the front door by Mr. Dustin-Eichler, members of the faculty, and the PTO.  Thank you PTO for the wonderful muffins and coffee that you provided to...


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