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Message From Mr. Bowen - September

Damascus Elementary School

2012 Met 7 out of 7 State Indicators


Four Time National Waste Wise Recycling Award Recipient


Dear Parents:


It's hard to believe but it's that time of the year again, the beginning of a new school year. Parents are a vital and important part of a child’s education.  Children receive the best education when you and our dedicated staff work as a team. It is parents’ enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspires children to do their best; and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve wonderful things.


There's a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new teachers to meet, new books to read, new friends to meet and new skills to master...and I look forward to you sharing in those exciting times. As a parent myself I know how fast time goes by. One year your child's in 1st grade and seemingly in the blink of an eye they're in middle school.


In closing, I encourage you to fully embrace the moment and urge you to take the time from your busy schedule to become familiar with our school, as well as create a homework-friendly home environment that will allow your children to excel.

Thank you for your commitment to your child's education and I look forward to seeing you in the very near future.



Mr. Matthew L. Bowen

Damascus Elementary Principal

Upcoming Dates to Remember

September 7th            Spirit Table (cafeteria stage 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

September 10th          OAA Reports Sent Home (Grade Four)

September 12th          8:15 a.m. PIE Meeting

September 13th          Picture Day

September 14th          Spirit Table (cafeteria stage 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

September 25th          Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off Student Assembly

September 28th          Spirit Table (cafeteria stage 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

October 2nd                Grade Three OAA Reading Testing

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