Welcome to Dorothy Stinson's Principal Page
Hello, my name is Mike Moreno and I am the principal at Dorothy Stinson School. I thank you for being an active part of this school year.
We are looking for a very traditional opening to the school year, nothing like we had last year. However, first-grade students will still be at Lafe Nelson School and 2nd grade will still be at Ruth Powell School.
We are having our Open House on Tuesday, August 3 from 2:00-6:00. The elementary principals have decided that this year's open house will be a come as you can event. We hope this will give you more time to talk to the teacher, get to know what you can expect from the teacher, as well as give you more time to fill out the required paperwork. If your child requires medicine to be given at school, an open house is a good time to meet the nurse and get that taken care of.
I ask that you become an active member of our school. Please get involved in whatever you can with your child and their class. Our teachers always welcome parents to come read with or to their students as well as do small group math and other center activities. Your child will do much better when they see their parents actively involved in their learning. However, we are still trying to limit the number of parents and visitors on campus during the day. The teachers felt because of the limited disruptions, it gave the teachers a few more minutes to work with the students. So if you would like to come and volunteer, please make arrangements through the teachers first.
Our times are the same this year. Dorothy Stinson will begin school at 8:00 and will be dismissed at 2:00. The first day of school, Wednesday, August 4 is an early release day with school being dismissed at 12:20. All Fridays throughout the year will also be early release days with school being dismissed at 12:20.
Also, please remember your child's safety is very important to us. Please make sure that is your priority as well and help us keep your children safe.
Yours in education,
Michael Moreno, Principal
Dorothy Stinson School