By May Clark—

We ended school so early this year that it seems like ages ago that our wonderful fifth grade class had their end of year celebration and we all packed up for the summer break. We hired our new kindergarten teacher just as school ended. She is Lauren Mann, who has been teaching in Greenfield for six years. We are lucky to have her, and are excited for the fall, when we will have her in our kindergarten room for a half-day program. Emily Brnger will be back with a first/second grade multi-age class, and Susan Ellingwood will have grade 3. The fourth and fifth graders will be together again too.

We got lots of support from our community this year, and we want to thank everybody who helped out with events at school and with the fundraising events for Emily Brnger. Thanks go to our PTO and all our parents, as well as our community volunteers. As always, the Dublin Community Foundation, the Riding and Walking Club, Monadnock Rotary, and the Dublin Trustees of the Trust Funds have supported us financially in all sorts of ways.

Our Cornucopia garden is quite beautiful this year, in spite of the odds. If anyone wants to play in the dirt and help water, weed, or harvest, we would be glad to have you join us!

Dublin Summer Playground is under way at DCS by now, and will run through August 10. We wish everyone a restful and peaceful summer. You’ll hear from us again in the fall!

May Clark is Teaching Principal at DCS and can be reached at

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