Dunwiddie Dispatch

September 13, 2022

Important Updates

Sept. 13

DPC (Dunwiddie Parent Connection) Meeting at 6:30 in the Dunwiddie Elementary library

Sept. 21

DES Picture Day-forms were sent home last week or you can order online

Sept. 22

Experience Dunwiddie Night 4:30pm - 6:00pm

This is an open house style event. Students will give their families a tour of the school and show off their classroom!

It's Culver's night! Stop for dinner after open house. A portion of proceeds goes to Dunwiddie Parent Connection!

Sept. 23

No School

Sept. 30


October 3

Custodian Appreciation Day

October 7

Homecoming Parade 4:00pm - All DES families are encouraged to walk with Dunwiddie at this wonderful community event! Show your school spirit. Wear DES gear or anything blue! Students must be accompanied by an adult.

PWSSD 2022-23 School Year Calendar At-A-Glance


Dear DES Families,

We are off to a great start! It has been so fun hearing the wonderful stories of summer adventures from the students. Students and staff are settling back into school routines and taking time to build classroom community and relationships.

In the coming weeks, students will be completing a number of assessments. This information is necessary for us to measure growth and to plan for instruction. We encourage students to do their very best on all assessments to show what they know!

Thank you to all of the families that have successfully created their account in Class Dojo and have been enjoying the updates and pictures from their child's teachers! We have over 90% of parents connected in ClassDojo, but the goal is 100%. If you are not already connected with your child's teacher in Dojo, you should have received another invite today. Please take just a minute or two to set this up, as it this will be a key communication tool that the entire school is using this year.

If you cannot find the invite, please email your child's classroom teacher, or you can use this link to find the correct classroom:


We look forward to see you all on the 22nd! Please reach out to us with any questions, suggestions or concerns.


Joanna Bannon

Principal, Dunwiddie Elementary

Weekly Cool Tools

At the beginning of each semester, we hold "Positive Behavior Boot Camp". During our Boot Camp last week, every classroom rotated throughout different stations to review expected behaviors in each setting within the school (lunchroom, hallway, bus, recess, bathroom, etc.). They did a great job!

Each week throughout the school year, we have a common Cool Tool lesson that is taught in every classroom. These lessons focus on appropriate behavior and problem solving strategies to common challenges. The Cool Tool topics for the coming weeks are:

9/19 Voice Levels

9/26 Hallway Expectations

10/3 Respectful, Responsible and Safe on the playground

Ask your child to share with you some of their learning and discussion around these topics!

Attendance Line

Please call the attendance line by 9am if you child will be late or absent from school.


Medication at School

If your child will need medication at school, these forms will need to be filled out before we can administer the medication.

Non-Prescription Medication Form

Prescription Medication Form-a Dr. signature is required

Parent Responsibilities for administration of medication at school

Before/After School Care & 4K Wrap Around Care

New this year, the district has partnered with local facilities both on and off site to provide before and after school care for all elementary age students, as well as 4K wrap around care. Please see this link for more information and registration.


Jr. Pirate Poms-Port Washington High School Dance Team

Join the PWHS Varsity Dance team for our Jr. Pirate Poms fall dance clinic! We are so excited to dance with you again at a community favorite! Open to anyone 3 years old- 6th grade. Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Sept 25th.

Please see the registration link for additional information:


2022-23 Theme

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Mrs. Joanna Bannon, Principal

Dunwiddie Elementary School

1243 W. Lincoln Avenue

Port Washington, WI 53074

Port Washington - Saukville School District