Please support our major 2019-2020 fundraiser. Donations are vital to help provide gifts to the school, support enrichment programs and sponsor student social activities and teacher/staff appreciation events. A suggested donation is $100 or more per student, but any amount is appreciated.

Make an easy and secure donation via Paypal or via mail to:
DHSPA80 High School LaneDarien, CT 06820

Desserts and Beverages Needed for the Holiday Staff Luncheon

On Friday, December 6th, the DHSPA will be hosting the annual Holiday Staff Luncheon for all our beloved staff members at DHS.  As has been our tradition for years, we are asking parents to help make this event extra special by donating delicious desserts and beverages for our staff to enjoy along with their lunch.  It’s a great opportunity to show our dedicated staff how much we appreciate all they do for our kids!
Please click on the sign up genius link below to participate.
Holiday Faculty Luncheon

Any questions contact Shelly Skoglund at


Join us for the DHSPA meeting on Tuesday, November 26 at 9:00am in the Chill Zone.  Five DHS Alumni will share their experiences about the college application process, the transition to college, and how DHS prepared them. Bring your questions and don’t miss their valuable insight!


The parent coffees are informal gatherings for parents/guardians to have a chance to meet the DHS Administration and focus on topics and upcoming events that are of interest to Juniors/Seniors and Freshmen/Sophomores. 

 Junior/Senior Parent Coffee: Thursday, October 10, 9:00am – LITTLE THEATER 

Freshman/Sophomore Parent Coffee: Thursday, November 7, 9:00am – LITTLE THEATER

DHSPA MEETING, Monday October 14 @ 7:00 pm

Location – Auditorium

Don’t miss our Annual College Panel meeting and benefit from the expertise of active College Admissions Officers!  Representatives from George Washington University, the University of Connecticut, Renssalear Polytechnic Institute, the University of Scranton, and Santa Clara University will discuss general college admissions processes, take questions on all aspects of college admissions, and speak afterwards with parents and students who have specific, individual questions.  This is a great meeting to attend with your students as they often ask the best questions!

DHSPA Meeting Tuesday September 24th

(8:45 Coffee / 9:00 Meeting)
Please join us for our first DHSPA meeting of the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday, September 24th to hear what’s new at DHS and learn about the many valuable resources available. 
DHS Assistant Principals, Guidance Counselors, Department Chairs and others will join Principal Ellen Dunn to provide helpful information and answer questions. Please come for coffee at 8:45 am, and the meeting will begin at 9:00 am in the auditorium. 
See you there!

Please help out Darien High School by enrolling in Stop & Shop A+ Rewards Program and Amazon Smile!

There are many ways you can help Darien High School Parent Association just by doing your everyday shopping.

Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards are points that you can earn with each purchase made using your Stop & Shop Card. You can support up to TWO schools to benefit their A+ School Rewards. The program runs September 6, 2019 – March 14, 2020. Register your Stop & Shop Card to be part of the A+ School Rewards program online: Login to your account and go to “my account” to manage schools for A+ program.

Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support DHS at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to DHSPA.  To shop, simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Go to and choose “Darien High School Parents Association” as your charity.  You can use the same account on and AmazonSmile.  

DPN Issue Number 1 2019-20

Did you get the 1st DPN of 2019-2020?

If you did not, here is the link.

If you have provided your information in the directory or previously received the DPN and suddenly don’t see it anymore, please check your SPAM inbox. We have some families that unsubscribe and request to be included again. If you unsubscribed in the past and request to be added this year, you will need to approve our email request to receive the newsletter again.

Class Coffees 2019-2020

Thursday, 10/10, 9:00am, Junior/Senior class, Little Theater
Thursday, 11/7, 9:00am, Freshman/Sophomore class, Little Theater
Tuesday, 3/17, 9:00am, Junior class, Little Theater
Tuesday, 5/5, 9:00am, Senior class, Little Theater