It is time to dust off your buzzers and get ready to play DBS trivia. At some point during the next couple of weeks, every grade level and the related arts teachers will host a trivia night. Trivia questions will help families to get to know the teachers and curriculum. Please look for specific dates and meeting links in your child's teacher's newsletter.
Do you want to play an active role in the DBS community and meet other families? If you do, join the PTO. The first meeting of the year will take place on Thursday night at 6:30 (https://meet.google.com/fsn-rarh-cum).
Arrival and Departure
Thank you for your flexibility with the pick-up and drop-off procedures. It is going much smoother!
When you arrive, if the door is open, please unload your child and have them enter the building. Going forward, we will not always have someone outside at each door.
If you need to make a transportation change, email DBSOffice@hartfordschools.net before noon OR call the school before 2:00.
Next week is National Suicide Prevention week. On Thursday, Sept 9th HCC will be outside HMMS with a small wallet card and a wristband to encourage students to be kind, look out for one another, and seek a trusted adult if necessary.
Suicide can be a tough topic, but is unfortunately one we have to have with our kids these days. There's a lot to worry about, but as a community we CAN prevent suicide deaths. Prevention is the key! A good resource for parents can be found here.
Please join us for our 6th Annual Block Party on Friday, September 10 from 5-8pm at Lyman Point Park. Hartford Residents of all ages are welcome to enjoy a free picnic dinner, demos and give-aways, a dance performance, mixes from DJ Sean Hay, live music from the Upper Valley's own Brooks Hubbard, meet and gather information from over 40 vendors of local social and health services agencies, take part in a celebration of our Town Employees who remained working straight through the pandemic shutdown.
If you represent an organization interested in tabling at this event, here is the registration link.
Interested in how best to keep our kids safe on the internet these days? Our next TechniCool training is September 16th - we are holding 2 separate 1-hour trainings that day at 12N and 8pm. Register here and we'll send you a virtual link to join us. Here is a flier with more information about this evidence-based program.
Do you have a middle school or high school student interested in being a part of the Hartford Community Coalition? Hartford Community Coalition is a collaborative group of community members designed to support and promote the wellness of individuals and families. We want Hartford to be a supportive community where people embrace and achieve their personal, professional, emotional, and physical well-being.
We are always looking for youth voices that care deeply about substance misuse, suicide prevention and food insecurity in Hartford. Here are some of our past newsletters.
HCC also plans to offer UP For Learning's Getting to Y program to both HMMS and HHS students this year. Some students will take a field trip to Montpelier to learn best practice ways to teach youth to address substance misuse within their school community.