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Elementary Home

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Please keep in mind that our winter weather has arrived.  Most of our children go outside for recess at least twice a day and need to be properly clothed.  A coat is necessary every day.  In the event of snow, all-weather boots are required to play in the wet snow.  Children without snow boots will remain on the blacktop areas.  Please note, if the wind chill is above 20, we have outside recess.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming Spirit Days:

Monday, December 16 - Family Photo Day (Wear your favorite flannel.)

Tuesday, December 17 - Grinch Green or Rudolph Red Day (Wear all of the green and red you have!)

Wednesday, December 18 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland (Wear your favorite winter scarf, hat, mittens.)

Thursday, December 19 - Santa and His Helpers  (Dress like your favorite Christmas character.)

Friday, December 20 - Twas the Night Before Christmas (Wear your favorite PJs.)

Enjoy this holiday season with your family!

Mrs. Held and Mrs. Myers

Upcoming Events at DES

Important Upcoming Events

December 16-Favorite Flannel Day

December 17-Grinch Green or Rudolph Red Day 

December 18-Walking in a Winter Wonderland (Hats, Scarves, Mittens)

December 19-Favorite Christmas Character Day

December 20-Pajama Day, Early Dismissal @ 2:45 p.m.

December 21-Christmas Vacation until January 6, 2020

 Looking Ahead

January 6 - School Resumes

January 6 - MAP Testing Window Begins

January 10 - End of Nine Weeks

January 14 - PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

January 28 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)

February 14 - Teacher Inservice - NO SCHOOL

February 17 - Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL

February 25 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay

2019-20 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 a few exceptions.  Please note the dates below: 
Tuesday, September 24
Tuesday, October 29
Tuesday, November 19
Tuesday, January 28
Tuesday, February 25
Tuesday, May 19


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!

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!

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 KS-2 and scroll down to see Ms. Elchinger and Mrs. Wolfrums supply lists.

Changes to Attendance per HB 410

Elementary Calendar


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