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.
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.
Would you be interested in joining the school improvement team? If so, please fill out the application.
OPEN HOUSE and Book Fair:
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Referendum Information Session in Gym
5:45PM to 6:00PM
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.
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
Mrs. Perkins Music Class with Mr. Boisclair!
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!
PROPOSED DUNN'S CORNERS SCHOOL PLANS (CAFETERIA OUT OF BASEMENT)
Check out some Photos
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
FLU CLINIC INFO
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HealthSource RI: Information about health insurance plans, including RIte Care.
Rhode Island Legal Services: RILS is the State's major law firm for low-income people with civil legal problems.
TeethFirst!: Information and resources about children's oral health.
October 20, 2022
Dismissal at 2:00pm
Home PBIS Matrix
Dunn's Corners Instagram
Please follow our school's Instagram account, @dunns_corners_school_ri, to get an inside look at what happens through our school community.
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.