Desmares News & Announcements
Important dates in April
Spring Break Recess begins April 7th, and classes resume on April 18th!
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Zufall Dental Van
Student Absence Form
Welcome to Our School
Welcome to the Virtual Backpack for Francis A. Desmares School!
PICTO & Basket Raffle Event Schedule
PICTO's Bake Sale to Benefit The Stephen Maszczak Scholarship Award
Registration for FAD - JiuJitsu Clinic is Now Open
Hop Into Spring with FAD Spring Flowers Sale with Hionis Greenhouses
Join FAD Read-A-Thon
Let's Win The Trophy - FRSD 5K Color Run / Walk
Refer A School Bus Driver & Benefit Your PTO
Laps for Lex - June 4th
Tiger Basketball Camp 2023 (2/1/23)
Girls in Gear - Life Skills Through Bike Skills
Have you connected to Artsonia?
Order FAD Discount Cards & Benefit Your School
Meet FAD PTO Board Members
Welcome to Francis A. Desmares School!
Mark Masessa Nydia Peake
Principal Vice Principal
Francis A. Desmares Elementary School is committed to providing all students in grades K-4 with an academically challenging program in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our staff members work in partnership with the Flemington-Raritan community to provide a differentiated approach to learning that prepares students for success in an ever-changing world.
Through our curriculum, we focus on helping children to develop critical thinking skills in all academic areas while meeting their needs socially and emotionally. We encourage students to become problem solvers and generate solutions through an inquiry-based approach to learning and a workshop approach to teaching Reading and Writing skills. Our staff is committed to helping students learn the skills necessary to succeed in life. Francis A. Desmares School is a place where students will develop many life-long learning skills, including how to get along with others. We are a diverse community of learners from various backgrounds and experiences. Our students learn a great deal from one another. We stress each and every day how our decisions, words, and actions impact others.
At Francis A. Desmares School, we expect that students Respect themselves and one another, develop individual Responsibility, demonstrate Self-Esteem and Pride, show Compassion, develop Diligence and Perseverance, demonstrate Tolerance and show Patience, are Honest and Fair, learn Cooperation and Good Sportsmanship, are Loyal citizens, and have the Courage to stand up for themselves and others.
Francis A. Desmares School Vision Statement
At Francis A. Desmares School, we provide a child-centered environment that fosters curiosity and the opportunity for students to reach their full potential. We are committed to creating an educational and social atmosphere that respects the uniqueness of children. We seek to develop caring, lifelong learners who are responsible, productive citizens of our community.
PrincipalE-mail ID: mark.masessa
E-mail ID: nydia.peake
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