Principal's Message

  • Welcome back DBES Families and Community,

    Happy New Year! We hope that all of you had a wonderful and restful winter break with your families and loved ones. Our DBES Staff is super excited to be back and working towards our continued success in 2019. First off, let me thank our families, community, students, and staff for an overwhelming response to our 1st annual Jingle Walk. We raised over $500, which was donated to our sister school in Deerfield Beach, Bright Horizons. We utilized the funds to purchase gift cards, which were delivered to the school the same day, so families could receive them before the holiday break. I want to extend a huge thank you to Earl Soeder and his company, GPS, for their banner donation!

    I also would like to introduce our new School Resource Deputy, Deputy Bennett, to the DBES family. We are beyond excited to have him on our campus every day of the week. I would also like to thank Deputy Walker for his time on our campus! Unfortunately, he needed to return to his original assignment. He made a lasting impact on our students and he will truly be missed.

    Finally, we have plenty of important and fun events coming up in January and early February. From our second round of Academic camps (grades 3-5), to our 2nd semester DBES Clubs (grades 2-5), to Literacy Week (all grades), BSA Testing (grades 3-5), to our Snowy Day Read-in and Vocabulary Day Parade, we have tons of great things coming up! Please stay tuned and make sure to check your child’s take-home folder, our web site, parent link phone calls, newsletters, Twitter, and agendas to stay up to date!

    We all wish you a wonderful, healthy, and happy 2019! We can’t wait to continue our adventure with you!


    Drew Gerlach

    Proud Principal of Deerfield Beach Elementary