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Dallas Elementary School

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Hello! Thanks for visiting our website. My name is Tom Traver and I am proud to be the Principal of the Dallas Elementary School. Our K-5 school is located on the Dallas School District Campus in the beautiful Back Mountain of northeastern Pennsylvania. Our building is home to terrific students, teachers, support staff and parent volunteers. All of these wonderful people make the Dallas Elementary School a great place to learn and grow. We hope you find the information on this webpage useful. If you have any further questions about our school, please don't hesitate to call our office at (570)674-7271. Have a great day!
Mr. Thomas Traver

Latest News

2017 Regional IU STEM Competition

On Friday, March 3, 2017 fourth and fifth grade students from both elementary schools competed at the 2017 Regional IU STEM Competition. Two teams from Dallas Elementary School and one team from Wycallis Elementary School competed at the event. This year's challenge was to build a ride for a new eco-friendly amusement park. Students were judged on design, presentation, creativity, and other factors. The two teams from Dallas Elementary School tied for second place, and the team from Wycallis Elementary took first place. The students from Wycallis will compete in the state competition in Harrisburg in May.

Pictured above are their designs:
On left from front: Jack Barr, Jacob Speicher, Alyssa Loftus, Madalyn Thomas (DES)
On right from back: Jack Dale, Cole Johnston, Rachael Flanagan, Gabby Hodne (DES)
Floor: Lindsey Matinas, Angie Camoni, Kaden Coyne, and Peyton Stauffer (WES)

Nike’s ReUse a Shoe Project

Mr. Viglone’s 3rd grade class at Dallas Elementary School recently completed a community service project called Nike’s ReUse a Shoe. The project was led by Class President Dominick Zangardi. The program collects old, worn out athletic shoes and transforms them into Nike Grind—a material used to create athletic and playground surfaces. The class collected over 500 athletic shoes.

Pictured from left to right:
1st row—Caiden Scouton, Cassie Alaimo (Campaign Manager), Noah Love (Vice-President), Dominick Zangardi (Class President), Michael Elgonitis, DJ Sickler
2nd row—Olivia Craze, Kaylie Swida, Lexie Gauntlett, Hannah Elenbaas, Charlie Rischawy, Sarah Snowdon, Kailey Kovaleski, Annie Finkler, Lauren Clarke, Alex Kelly
3rd row—Jacob Bryk, Spencer Marso, Ryan Kintz, Guy Jordan, Jade Smith, Wyatt Hite

Third Grade Hat and Glove Drive

Recently, Ms. Regan Palfey’s third-grade class representatives of the Dallas Elementary School held a hat and glove drive for the St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Closet. In the picture above is Ms. Palfey’s homeroom and class representatives that conducted the hat and glove drive.

Dallas Elementary third-grade students who recently participated in the coat drive are, from left, first row, Logan Spencer, Zoey Pachucki, Olivia Zawatski, Samantha Dixon, Matthew Ropietski. and Alexander Zajkowski. Second row, Elliana Peterson, Keegan Cichocki, Roderick Bransford, Anna Zomerfeld, vice president; Noelle Cunningham, Cora Jones, secretary; and Dalton Hislop. Third row, Theo Barr, Dalton Robbins, judge; Jaxon Carey-Bullock, Colin Martin, Luke Nicolai, president; Aleigha Ladamus, Molly Walsh, and Olivia Farrell. Absent at the time of the photo was Connor Hivish.

Luke Nicolai, president of Ms. Palfey’s third-grade class at Dallas Elementary, hands donations to Dianne Colleran and Mike Cianciotta, manager of St. Vincent de Paul’s Clothing Closet.

Test Preparation Tips
The article contains some good preparation tips.

Math Advice
The article above offers some good advice to parents as we work through the Common Core math initiative.

The Rewards of Reading
The article above shares some simple tips to integrate reading with your daily routine. Reading just 15-20 minutes of each day greatly increases your child's chances of success in school.

Time Management
The link above provides tips to manage your child's time and activities.

Olweus Anti-Bullying Program

In conjunction with the school-wide Olweus anti-bullying program, Dallas Elementary School students in Mrs. Bird’s, Mrs. Farrell’s, Miss Palfey’s, and Mr. Viglone’s third grade classes participated in a fund drive to show kindness and caring to students in a neighboring, city school in Scranton. Students were asked to donate $1 to wear their pajamas to school for their Friday anti-bullying lesson. All proceeds collected went to “Operation Warm”, a national non-profit program that the Scranton Firefighters have partnered with, to provide needy children with a brand-new, American made coat for the winter. The third graders raised enough funds for five coats to be produced and shipped to our area.


International Walk to School Day

Students at Dallas Elementary School laced up their sneakers to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 5, 2016!!! They joined children in the United States and 40 countries from around the world to celebrate the health benefits of walking to or walking at school. Walking is an easy exercise that anyone can do! Walking also helps the environment by eliminating the number of cars and buses on the roads. Take some time this week to promote health, safety, and the environment by simply taking a walk together. So lace up those sneakers and let’s get walking!!!

Clear or Mesh Backpack Pilot

The Dallas Middle School and Dallas High School are piloting a clear or mesh backpack initiative this year in order to enhance school safety. Although the elementary schools are not mandating clear or mesh backpacks this year, I am recommending that you consider a clear or mesh backpack when purchasing one for your child. Depending on the success of the secondary initiative, the elementary schools may be moving to clear or mesh backpacks at some point in the future.


DES Book Fair
The Dallas Elementary Book Fair will be held from February 27 to March 3. Students will be shopping during their regularly scheduled library class. The only exception is that Mrs. Baird's PM class will shop on Wednesday, March 1, due to the 1 PM dismissal for parent conferences on Friday, March 3. We will have PTO volunteers available to help the children shop, so there is no obligation for parents to come. The website above for the schedule of classes and more information about shopping.
We also have an online Book Fair running now until March 10th. Items are shipped to the school after the online fair ends. To shop online please visit:
All shopping directly benefits our school library and our students. Thank you for your support of our Book Fair!

Important Dates


Book Fair Week


End of the Second Quarter


Arlene Besecker Memorial Science Fair (6-8PM)
Book Fair Night
Summer Fun Night


1 PM Dismissal
Classes Visit Science Fair
Parent Conferences (1:30-3:50)


PTO Meeting in Library - 7 PM


RIF Distribution


Jared Campbell Assemblies


Full Day of School

Dallas Elementary School 2000 Conyngham Avenue Dallas, PA 18612 570-674-7271
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2017