Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

May 28, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have died in the US military and those who currently serve our country. Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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FUN Day Info:

The three elementary principals have worked together to plan spring events for the students. FUN Day will happen for all students. Mr. Collins will be sharing a DL FUN Day with the grade's K-3 DL classes. Grade 4 DL students will be coming into DCS for FUN Day since it is their final year at DCS. We will not be having guests at FUN Day, but we will do some live streaming via Facebook and take many photos to share. The dates are as follows:


Elementary FUN Day Schedule

Grade's K and 1 - June 14

Grade 2 - June 15

Grade 3 - June 16

Grade 4 - June 17

Rain dates - June 18 or week of June 21


Grade Four will have promotions by class out side. Two guests per child will be able to attend. It is schedule for June 24th. The rain date is June 25. We coordinated with WMS so there are no conflicts with those that have a child in grade 8.

Schedule:

9:45 - Lacey

10:30 - Walker

11:15 - Cleary

1:00 - West


We are excited to bring back some sense of normalcy for the end of the year. This is all about the kids and the kids having fun! We appreciate the support.

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Attendance Update

We are 88% into the year! Our RIDE data shows that 8%(24 students - in person/distance) are chronically absent. We are currently in the 70th Percentile! 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.

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Please make sure you contact the main office if you change your contact information since returning the contact form or at any point you make a change.


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!

DCS Battle of the Books Royal Court

Need Some Help? We got you.

Free Tutors: Click the link below to enroll your older children in free tutoring for math and SAT prep. It is for students in grades 6 - 12.


https://enrollri.org/acn


United Way 2-1-1: Whether you need to find daycare for your child, get financial assistance for a utility bill, find a mental health counselor to help you in a crisis, or connect with any other kind of community service, you'll find all the answers you need by calling 2-1-1.


www.211ri.org


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


www.healthsourceri.com

1-855-840-4774

From Our Amazing PTO

Thanks for checking out our newsletter! Here you will find information on what the PTO is working on right now. We also use Constant Contact to blast important information. If you are not receiving Email Blasts from us and would like to, please email dunnscornerspto@gmail.com with “Blast” in the subject line.

Other ways to stay up to date on PTO events, check out our website at:

https://sites.google.com/view/dcspto

Or check us out on Facebook at Dunn’s Corners School PTO


Welcome to the 2021-2022 DCS PTO Board!

Co-Presidents: Rebecca Greene & Jeanine Mankoff

Co-Vice Presidents: Gina Mayo & Gigi Roy

Co-Secretary: Nicole Killeen & Liz Murphy

Treasurer: Sara Martin

Co-Public Relations: Caitlyn Lifschitz & Kristin Macera

Cultural Chair: Kelly O’Neil


The Spring Scholastic Book Fair ends today, May 28th!


Our next PTO Meeting will be held Thursday, June 3 at 7pm virtually. If you are interested in attending, please email the PTO at dunnscornerspto@gmail.com. We will email you the meeting information and agenda as it gets closer.


Stock the Staff Lounge is continuing every month! There are still spots open for June! If you would like to donate, please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044AA8AE2DA1F94-stock


Shop with Scrip!!! Buy gift cards and earn $$ for our school! This fundraiser will continue throughout the year for electronic gift cards. Please continue to support DCS, as this has the potential to do very well if people participate!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C7og6E-IpnVATIgGsYhqDxFyb-kW-byTuxWWsUiVWF0/edit?usp=sharing

Here are some simple ways to support the PTO from home! You can also share these ideas with family and friends anywhere! For help with any of these programs, please contact dunnscornerspto@gmail.com.


Boxtops – download the app, shop like usual, scan your receipt to earn DCS $$ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Hh94b2BvFK4&app=desktop


AmazonSmile – Shop on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile to earn cash for DCS on every purchase. Just choose Dunn’s Corners School as the recipient!

https://smile.amazon.com/

Virtual Elementary Art Show

The link below leads to a BIG slideshow with a sampling of art lessons students have completed throughout this school year! All of these artworks are intermingling, from all three elementary schools in the district. Since we couldn't have a big show at the library this past winter, we wanted to show you how hard our young ones worked in a different way! We hope you enjoy the show!


Virtual Elementary Art Show

(You can click through with your space bar, arrow keys, or mouse)

What's Happening at DCS?

Second Grade: Second grade is learning about pollinators! They are discussing how plants make other plants without moving and that is through pollinators. They are learning how bees are not the only ones to help pollinate. Butterflies, moths, and beetles help too. They topic will be seen throughout Writing, ELA, Science, and Social studies.


Is your child not in Second Grade? Be on the look out! Each grade gets a turn.

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Summer Reading Ambassador

The Westerly Library and Wilcox Park Summer Reading Ambassador YouTube video has launched!


Happy Summer Reading!

Meet the Summer Reading Ambassadors!

BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success)

The BOKS Burst Weekly Activities, found in the May 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 May Fitness Calendar. If you click an activity on the calendar, it will bring you to a YouTube video explaining the activity.


Click here for a free downloadable monthly fitness tracker!

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Parents As Teachers: Education Begins At Home

This is a free program for children ages 0-5 to help prepare your child for success in school. The PAT program offers instruction for parents on how to teach their child the skills to be successful in preschool and kindergarten. If you are interest in the PAT program, please contact us at 401-326-5370 or mcamarena@westerly.k12.ri.us . Click the links below to see flyers for more information.



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