Face Masks for You

July 1, 2020 | Thanks to the United Way of Northeast Florida and the Duval County Health Department, we have 4,000 Hanes manufactured face masks for distribution to the Dinsmore Community.  If you need a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVD-19, please stop by and pick one up out of the Little Free Library. Please keep safe!


June 19, 2020 | Thanks to those who started their Amazon shopping on the Smile page! This was our first AmazonSmile deposit.

United Way – Be a Fan!

April 13, 2020 | You can now be a United Way fan of Friends of Dinsmore Elementary!

Simply go to our United Way agency page and click “Become a Fan” in the top right hand corner. You’ll then be notified of Friends volunteer opportunities posted on the United Way of Northeast Florida website.

Thanks CSX!

February 13, 2020 | Today CSX presented Friends of Dinsmore Elementary with a $10,000 check – yes, you read that right $10,000 – for School Beautification!

Dinsmore Elementary is an “A” school; let’s make it look like an “A” school from the roads. Come join us at the SAC meeting on Thursday, March 5th, and let’s make school beautification plans. And, this will make the School Beautification Work Day scheduled for Saturday, March 7, all the more exciting. Don’t miss either event!

Thanks CSX!

Dinner with Santa

December 2019 | Thanks Faith Baptist Church! Because of you ALL the children at Dinner with Santa received balloon art without having to wait!

Veterans Day

November 8, 2019 | The American Legion Post #9 brought cupcakes to Ms. Nixon’s 5th grade classroom to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Women’s Auxiliary. The children responded to Roberta Tucker’s brief Veterans Day presentation with questions and comments.

The American Legion Post #9 Women’s Auxiliary is also providing a Thanksgiving meal to a needy Dinsmore Elementary family and, later, a Christmas celebration for a different family. The Women’s Auxiliary will deliver the packages to the school preserving each family’s privacy.