Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

October 7, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!


Thank you to all who have been helping to spread the word regarding the bond referendum question which will allow us to address the long overdue building needs at the elementary level.


We have been promoting the question as #1. It still is locally, but the State has placed three questions on the ballot knocking us down to #4.


Not the biggest of issues, but we do want to do everything we can to minimize any confusion.


Please keep up with information regarding the school buildings project, which directly impacts improving DCS. Check out the, specifically the 8/25/22 link webpage. Also, you can review the stage 2 application here. Flyer here.

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This month, our schoolwide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.

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Would you be interested in joining the school improvement team? If so, please fill out the application.

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OPEN HOUSE and Book Fair:

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Referendum Information Session in Gym

5:45PM to 6:00PM

Classrooms Visits

Starts 6:00PM

Ends 7:00PM

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Other Standard Reminders:

Check out the WPS digital backpack!


Please send your child to school each day with a refillable water bottle so they may access our water filling stations.


Please do not send cupcakes and other nonhealthy treats for birthday celebrations. This is per policy.


Remember to go directly to your child's teacher for any questions, concerns, positive feedback, or for information about the school day.

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We will be using #dcsanchors all over social media. Look for it on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!


Have a great weekend!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

The DCS Vision

Vison: All students will make a year or more growth in all curriculum areas.

My story for behind the vision:


My vision for all students fosters taking on each individual child at their “entry point” and growing them in the areas of math, reading, and writing. We are here for 100% of our students and I am confident we all want this for each of our students.


While sitting in countless meetings, visiting the classrooms, and talking to students, we have the capacity to better understand our students’ needs to support their growth and development academically and emotionally.


Our staff will work tirelessly and together to ensure success. Success can be defined for each child differently.


Given all of this we can make progress towards the vision!


We also can be a five star school and a national blue ribbon school if we all stay focused and keep the vision alive! This is my goal and I hope it is the goal each of you believe in because that is my purpose and your purpose!

Lost and need to be Found

Call main office if you own one of these items.

Mrs. Perkins Music Class with Mr. Boisclair!

This week check out Mrs. Perkins' Kindergarten class reading music for the first time ever! Last week we had learned a singing game for the classic song "We Are Dancing" and this week we started to look at what the rhythm notation for the song looks like. Off screen I am pointing to the music while K students clap and say the rhythm. It's not perfect but there's nothing better than seeing kids try their best! Check it out here!

Attendance Information

Attendance Update

The realistic goal is to have less than 5% chronically absent, but ultimately 0%. Chronically absent is defined as being out 10% of the days in school. This data impacts our STAR rating. Once a student is out at 10% of the year to date then the school team including attendance officer will be contacting you per WPS school committee policy. Currently, 9% of DCS is consider chronically absent. We are ranked #13 in the state!

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PROPOSED DUNN'S CORNERS SCHOOL PLANS (CAFETERIA OUT OF BASEMENT)

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Check out some Photos

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Come join us for some family fun (PTO Sponsored)

Come join our first trunk or treat and stay for a quick movie after.



  • October 14th 5:30-7:30pm
  • We are collecting donations of candy until October 1st, peanut and tree nut free only
  • We are looking for parents who want to decorate their trunk if you want to please sign up below
  • Have the kids dress up in their costumes and make sure they have a bag or bucket for treats


Sign up Genius for Trunks


Sign up to be a super awesome volunteer!

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FLU CLINIC INFO

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NEED SOME HELP? LOOK NO FURTHER.

Below are some resources you or someone you know may need. If you are in need of additional resources, please feel free to reach out to the school Social Worker, Oriana DeCelles at odecelles@westerly.k12.ri.us


HealthSource RI: Information about health insurance plans, including RIte Care.

www.healthsourceri.com

1-855-840-4774


Rhode Island Legal Services: RILS is the State's major law firm for low-income people with civil legal problems.

www.rils.org

401-274-2652


TeethFirst!: Information and resources about children's oral health.

www.teethfirstri.org/parents-families

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BOKS (BUILD OUR KID'S SUCCESS)

The BOKS Burst Weekly Activities, found in the September Fitness Calendar, are meant to get you and your kids up and moving throughout the day. Studies show that daily movement breaks increase focus, improve mood, and have many added health benefits. Let's all get moving this week with the below bursts!


Please click here to see the October Fitness Calendar. If you click an activity on the calendar, it will bring you to a YouTube video explaining the activity.

Skyward Contact Information - Be Aware

Skyward, our Student Information System, is set up to have parents choose a "primary number" per family/household. This phone number shows up as the first number for both parents/guardians within that family. If mom's number is the primary number, it'll show up as the first number for dad, and dad's number will be his second number listed. We understand that it can be confusing when completing beginning-of-the-year paperwork, and frustrating to think that you've crossed off mom's and added dad's number year after year, but mom's is still showing up first for both of you. We unfortunately have no way to change this, so just make sure the primary number is that of the person you want called first.


Parents that live in separate households each have their own primary number, as they are considered two different families.