Welcome Letter from Principal

September 2019

Dear Deans Mill School Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year!   We had a busy summer getting ready for another year full of learning and growing!  This year, we look forward to having our preschool and fifth grade students joining us at DMS as well as many new staff members.  

We are excited for the final pieces of our building project to be completed and for all of the exciting learning  opportunities that lie ahead for our students. Our students and staff will continue to focus in on building a growth mindset and working together to increase student success.  Here are some of the new things at Deans Mill School this year:

  • With an increase in our student population and to further support learners, we are excited to add a full time Academic Interventionist, part time School Social Worker, and part time Elementary Program Facilitator to our staff this year.  

  •  Students in Grades 3 to 5 will now spend half of the year engaging in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) principles  as part of their specials schedule.  

  • Our back field and playgrounds are fully ready for student play!  A Gaga Pit and the Buddy Bench will be installed soon.

  • To promote and celebrate positive student behavior and school climate, we have some exciting Bucket Challenges and Spirit Days planned out!

Our goal at DMS is to provide a nurturing environment that provides ALL students with opportunities to excel academically and socially.  Our belief at Deans Mill School is that, as a community, we can “learn, inspire, and grow together!”  We know that working in partnerships with families we can achieve great things!

We are excited for another fun filled year of learning at Deans Mill School!


Jennifer L. McCurdy, Principal Thomas J. Bousquet, Assistant Principal