You Can Now Sign Up!

May 6, 2019 | Keep up to date by receiving email invites to events and volunteer opportunities posted for Dinsmore Elementary. To receive school notifications, sign up here. If you are a parent and wish to receive classroom notifications, make sure your child’s teacher has your email address!

Thanks to a donation received by Friends, this online tool is free to you, teachers, school administrators, and the PTA. You can even download and use the mobile app to sign up for events and opportunities.

Are you a Dinsmore Elementary teacher, school administrator, or PTA officer and new to SignUpGenius? If so, these examples may help you create your own sign ups.

Mystery Science Keeps Kids Curious!

April 4, 2019 | All Dinsmore Elementary teachers will have access for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a donation received by Friends. Additionally, donations of science supplies will make it possible for teachers to engage students in Mystery Science classroom activities.

Image courtesy of Mystery Science

Mystery Science uses a child’s natural curiosity to begin science lessons.  Video lessons explore all science topics K-5 teachers are required to teach and starts with a genuine question that kids ask today such as “What do plants eat?” or “Why is there sand at the beach?”  Once the kids are curious, teachers can guide students through both a discovery process and a hands-on activity or return directly to the textbook.  By re-creating the process of scientific discovery, students are learning how people discovered these things to be true.

Learn more about Mystery Science at

The Idea

2018 | The principal, Mrs. Reese, holds an annual Dinner with Santa as a way to raise money for student awards. In 2017 and 2018 she asked Linda Brunson to volunteer her skills as a balloon twister to work the event. This got Linda thinking about all the school’s unmet needs. Friends of Dinsmore Elementary came about as a way to meet those needs.