Weekly Newsletter


Friday, November 9, 2018


Dear Deep River Parents,


  • Here are your quick email points for this week. Please be sure to also go to our school website or follow us on Twitter @DRES_Principal.  The PTO would also like you to check out the DRES PTO Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/drespto/ for upcoming activities! The November Newsletter is now up on the webpage and Virtual Backpack.


Attached to this week’s email:


  • Deep River Veterans Day Parade
  • PTO “Unfundraiser” Flyer
  • PTO Bingo Night Flyer
  • PTO Winter Wonderland Flyer


  • Our Veterans Day activities this week were a tremendous success.  Thanks to everyone who helped in showing our veterans how much they are appreciated.  It was a great week!


  • American Legion Post 97 will be hosting a Veterans Day Parade this Sunday November 11th starting at 1:00.  They are hoping to see many of our students along the parade route! Please see the attached flyer for additional details.


  • November 5 through November 15 we will continue our DRES Muttigrees are also collecting items for the Connecticut Humane Society.  The Connecticut Humane Society has taken in dogs left homeless.  They are looking for donations of:
    • Peanut Butter
    • New or gently used towels and blankets
    • Paper towels
    • Canned Dog or Cat Food
    • Dog or Cat Toys


  • We are currently in the process of working with our photographer for our rescheduled date for picture retakes.  As soon as we have the date we will communicate that to parents.  Thank you for your patience.



  • We are hoping to see you next Friday at John Winthrop Middle School for DRES PTO Bingo Night.  The JWMS doors will open at 5:30 p.m., bingo will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and raffle winners will begin to be announced at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments like pizza and baked goods from the PTO's Baking Committee will be for sale. We hope you all can make it to this event!


  • There will be no school from November 21 through November 25 in honor of Thanksgiving.  Students return to school on Monday, November 26.


  • On December 7th the DRES PTO will be hosting our Winter Wonderland & Craft Night Event at Deep River Elementary School.  The event will begin at 5:30 PM in the DRES Gymnasium.


  • DRES WINTER BAND CONCERT  – The date for our Winter Band Concert will be Tuesday, December 18th.  There will be a day concert beginning at 2:00 that day and the evening concert will start at 6:30PM.


  • Our annual DRES STEM Day is coming on Thursday, December 20th! Students in all grades will participate in various workshops in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that morning. Then, in the afternoon, our K – 2 students, followed by our students in grades 3 – 6 will enjoy and learn from an assembly entitled Forces and Motion!



  • Region #4’s Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Kristina Martineau sent out an email regarding our annual district policies and statements. Please be sure that you have followed the link to and completed the Google form to confirm your receipt of this document.


Dear Families,


At the start of each new school year, we are required by Connecticut law to share with you district policies and statements.  In prior years, these documents were copied and sent home with each student.  This year, we are transitioning to an electronic distribution of the 2018-2019 Required Annual Notifications to Parents and Students.  To access this document and confirm receipt, please follow the link below.  At the end of the document link, you will be asked to acknowledge receipt of the notification.  This is required for our records and replaces the paper signed copy collected each year.




Paper copies of this document will be available in the main office of each school.  The Annual Notifications are also available on our district website.


Thank you in advance for taking the time to access the link and confirming receipt of this notification via the provided link.




Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Region 4 Schools



• Parents, when reporting your child absent, please be sure to call in the absence and be sure to provide a note when your child returns to school with the reason for the absence.


•Just a friendly reminder that all visitors to our building must sign in at our front office first and leave their driver’s license at the front desk.  This is done for student safety as well as accounting for all individuals in our building at any given time.  Thank you.



  • November 15th, 2018 - DRES BOE Meeting: 7:00 in the DRES Media Center
  • November 16th, 2018 - DRES Bingo Night at John Winthrop Middle School.
  • November 21st - 23rd, 2018 - NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th, 2018 - End of First Trimester
  • December 7th, 2018 - DRES PTO Winter Wonderland Event
  • December 18th, 2018 - DRES Winter Band Concert 2:00PM and 6:30PM
  • December 20th, 2018 - DRES STEM Day
  • December 21st, 2018 - Last day of school before Winter Break - Full Day of School


Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!


Mr. Strickland




Attached Files


Unfundraiser Flyer.pdf

FINAL Bingo Flyer Prizes 2018.pdf

WinterWonderland Flyer.pdf