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Right to Read Week

We will be celebrating Right to Read Week, May 6-10.  Our theme this year is a Circus!  Below are the designated days for the week:

May 6 - Mime Monday (Dress in Black and White)

May 7 - Top Hat Tuesday (Hat Day)

May 8 - Wild about Reading Wednesday (Dress as your favorite book character)

May 9 - Clown around Thursday (Clown noses, hair, etc.)

May 10 - Funhouse Friday (Wear your brightest circus colors and/or attire)


2019-2020 Classlists

As we plan for our 2019-2020 classrooms, parents are reminded that we do not accept teacher requests.  We do, however, allow you to exempt a teacher you feel your child would not perform well with.  Below are the exemption forms for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please give these to the appropriate office after printing and completing.

Mentoring Opportunities at DES!

If you would like to spend some quality time with one of our KinderStart-Fifth grade students, we have several mentoring opportunities available to you throughout the school year.   Click on the link below to get started.  We will need you to complete the application and return it to our Defiance County Mentoring Supervisor.  They will process your application, do a quick background check, offer training and you're all set!  We ask that you visit with your assigned student at least once a month, but encourage once a week (avg. time is 30 minutes).  This is a great opportunity to give back to your community and build the self-esteem of a child at the same time!  Win-Win!

Upcoming Events at DES

May 6-10 - Right to Read Week 

May 7 - Kindergarten Peter Rabbit Play (Mrs. Menendez 6:00 p.m.)

May 9 - Kindergarten Peter Rabbit Plays (Shindler 6:00 p.m., Held 6:45 p.m.)

May 13 & 14 - Make up Kindergarten Screening Days (call for appts.) 

May 21 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay, Teacher In-Service 

May 23 - Kindergarten to Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo, Grade 1 to Science Central

May 23 & 24 - Grade 2 to Camp Lakota

May 27 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

May 29 - Last Student Day 


Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child, please visit our central office located off of Don Miller Drive in the old middle school.   You can also apply for enrollment online: http://www.defiancecityschools.org/CentralRegistration.aspx.
You will need the following information to enroll your child:
Birth Certificate
Social Security Number
Immunization Record
Custody Papers (if applicable) 
Proof of Residency (lease agreement, utility bill) 
We look forward to meeting our new Bulldogs!

2018-19 Scheduled Two-Hour Delays for Teacher Professional Development

We attempt to schedule our two-hour delays on the last Tuesday of each month; however, we do have two exceptions at the end of the school year.  Please note the dates below: 
Tuesday, September 25
Tuesday, October 30
Tuesday, November 27
Tuesday, January 29
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, May 21

Hours of Operation and Book Fees

The Defiance Elementary School day runs from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Our doors unlock at 8:30 a.m. for arrival.
On scheduled two-hour delay days, our doors open at 10:30 a.m. for arrival. 
Book fees for elementary students are $52.00.

Defiance City Schools Safety Forum

Summer Reading Suggestions

Defiance Elementary Library

  If you have trouble with the links on these resources

https://www.infohio.org/                             go to INFOHIO.org to navigate multiple platforms.


Multiple topics for summer reading and activities!


 Don’t forget your local public library this summer!

Phone Numbers

Elementary  419-785-2260
K-2 Fax         419-785-2261
3-5 Fax          419-785-2262

19-20 Class Supply Lists

*Click on blue K-2 link and scroll down to see KS, K-2, Ms. Sager & Ms. Elchinger's Supply Lists

Changes to Attendance per HB 410

Elementary Calendar


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