What A Year!

Dear families,


         There is a sense of excitement at DEDP as children and staff reflect on their milestones during this past year. This progress can be seen in clubs, projects, special days, newsletters, and family events. It has been an amazing year!

       As we complete our year-end activities, field day, 2nd grade step up day, 5th grade graduation, we have mixed emotions.  While the excitement mounts as summer vacation approaches, we are also saddened to say goodbye to friends and valued members of our DEDP community.  While saying goodbye to friends for the summer, we must also say farewell to staff who will not be returning to DEDP in the

fall. We extend our best wishes to Aaron Gray and Alicia Antunes who will be moving on. We thank them for their hard work and dedication to the DEDP program and wish them all the best.

         Carlie Espinosa our fall NU Co-op and current teacher will continue on our staff next year.   Kris Cook our current NU Co-op will be graduating next December and will return to DEDP in January 2013 in place of a NU Co-op student.  We are excited for them to rejoin our staff!

         We also thank DEDP parent, Genevieve Preer for her two years on the DEDP Parent Board.  She spent two years as DEDP secretary and worked on many projects such as the tag sale and CBC cards.    Bryan Decker will be continuing on the board but will be finishing up his term as board chair.  We thank him for his tireless efforts and leadership over the last two years. 

         Without the support of amazing DEDP staff, Vinny LaFrazia, DEDP Parent Board, Principal Cook, Mr. Youkilis, and Driscoll staff, a successful year would not be possible.  I thank everyone who has contributed to DEDP this year.

         I wish all of you a happy, restful, and enjoyable summer!


With regards,


Abbie Fennell

DEDP Director