Cool…back to school!

August 10, 2021 | Thanks Farmers Federal Credit Union for providing 200 students with insulated lunch bags. What a cool way to start the new school year!

Thanks Again Walmart

January 7, 2021 | We are lucky to have two Walmart stores nearby. We just received a $400 grant from Walmart Giving. Both Walmart Supercenters near the school are now providing paper for the Know & Grow Wordbooks!

Thanks to the Walmart on Lem Turner Road for forwarding our grant application to Walmart Giving!


January 1, 2021 | Your generous $5,000 grant allows us to continue our multi-phase school beautification program.  An earlier grant allowed us to build an outdoor classroom, add plantings and mulch, and trim trees.  With this new money we hope to provide fresh new signs, give the exterior viewable from the road a much-needed pressure washing, and provide additional plantings.

With the last grant, our volunteers helped us to get the most bang-for-the-buck.  We hope to stretch these dollars as well.

If you’d like to be alerted to volunteer opportunities, please join our email notification list.

Hot Cocoa and Cookies

December 16, 2020 | Thanks Ms. Vicky for providing hot cocoa and cookies for the entire school to celebrate Polar Express! Every cocoa and cookie is even individually wrapped by the manufacturer for COVID safety!

Doesn’t just reading about this contribution make you feel a little warmer and sweeter?

Thanks Walmart!

December 4, 2020 | Great news! We just received a $500 grant from Walmart Giving to purchase paper for the kindergarten and first grade Know & Grow Wordbooks!

Thanks to the Walmart at River City Marketplace for forwarding our grant application to Walmart Giving!

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!