Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

February 11, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!


It is that time of year again! Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the RIDE survey works survey. Here is the link. The School Improvement team will use this information to make improvements.


WPS PreK-4 Handbook

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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!

Celebrating Accountable Independent Reading Homework in Grade's 3 and 4

ACTUAL RESPONSES

Grade 3

By: Bella R.

2/11/22


Title: Rain Forest Animals

By June Randolph

Prompt: How do you know this book is non-fiction? Give three things you find in your book that make it a non-fiction piece.


Response. Three things that make this a nonfiction book is....the first thing is real true fact such as the patterns on a jaguar's fur look like patches of sunlight and shadows to camouflage into the sat to jump out to attack preditors. Number two that makes this a non-fiction book is labels like labeling an animals body parts. Number three is maps of the world and the tropical rain forests around the world.


Praise: Incredible job locating the text features and giving examples.

Push: Use an editing checklist to make sure your grammar is correct.



Grade 4

By: Lily K.

2/11/22


Title: Unusual pet pals
By: Pat Jacobs
Pages:All
Prompt: How does what you read today connect to something you have learned in lessons?

Response: Unusual Pet Pals is a book that has unusual animals that can look cute to mysterious.
How this book connects to our animal reserch is that it talks about their daily lives like the axolotl, an animal that lives under water.The axolotl has big eyes and a wide mouth. They have frilly gills that help them breath and are almost EXTINCT but common as pets.It also talks about how they survive like how they like the dark for dim places to hide and that they eat earthworms, blood worms and more.
We did the same thing in school like my animal ostrich. I had to talk about how Ostriches survive and use thier defense mechanisms. Also our most recent project… (Will you survive?) connects to the book because it tells us how they eat and how they live. There are so many connections you can make. I hope you make some connections too.


Praise: Great job adding details that show how your book connects to our animal defense unit.

Push: Don’t forget to check for run-on sentences.

Color DCS!

Click the link below to download free coloring pages that feature some familiar faces! Have your child color the page and then bring it to school to be displayed. They can turn them into Nicole Esposito in the Main Office. Each week two new pages will be added. Have fun!


DCS Coloring Book


I forgot to add new sheets last week, so click the link to see the four new pages!

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. Currently, we are at 12% chronically absent. Currently, we are in the top 40 schools of all RI schools. Keep up the great work!


For those who are chronically absent, Attendance Officer John Riley may visit your home to inquire about attendance.

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Battle of the Books Royal Court

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Don't forget to register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten registration begins January 10th. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 in order to be eligible. Go to our student registration page for more information!


https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/Page/9923

Soup for the Super Bowl

We collected 275 cans of food! It was a tight race, but in the end we predicted that the St. Louis Rams will win the Super Bowl.



Totals:


Rams: 138 Cans


Bengals: 137 Cans

Thank you Fourth Grade for organizing and counting all the cans!

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Important News For Bus Riders

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Need some help? Look no further.

Below are some resources you or someone you know may need. If you miss a resource, they will be displayed again in the future or you could reach out to the Parent Liaison, Nicole Esposito.


Heating Assistance: Visit the link below to apply for assistance paying your heating bill.


https://tricountyri.org/services/housing-energy-emergency-services/fuel-assistance-liheap/


Kids Link: This is a hotline that operates 24/7. You can call if your child is feeling excessive anger or sadness, lashing out, having severe worries, or hurting themselves or others.


1-855-543-5465


Rent Relief RI: This is a free program that helps renters and landlords in the state of RI.

This program will provide rental and utility relief payments to help eligible renters maintain housing stability. Contact information is below.


https://www.rihousing.com/rentreliefri/


1-855-608-8756

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You can also call 401-333-7250

Anyone Need a Library Card?

If you are interested in getting library cards, you simply need to stop by the library and fill out the application. In order to complete the application, you will need a valid photo id with current proof of address. There is also a link on our website under the "Check It Out" tab. Check out the library website by clicking here.
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Ready to Learn

Kindergarten: We are at the end of our animal unit - exploring animas has been so much fun and interesting. Our focus was - how do animals grow and change over time? We are applying all of our knowledge into report writing as the unit comes to a close. Please ask your child what the know about frogs, salmon, owls or wolves. We sure our experts!!!


Is your child not in Kindergarten? Check back next week. Every week a different grade gets a turn.

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Olympic Reading Week 2020: Reading for the Gold!

When: February 28th - March 4th


Activities Include



  • Opening Ceremonies - Spirit Day wear Red White and Blue or your favorite sports gear. Students will be able to have photos taken in the Olympic Lobby area with various props.


  • Reading for the Gold - take home activities for students to complete with families


  • You’ve Been Booked: Olympic Style - This year we will be having three bags going with Olympic Books in them. Read one, two or all three books to your students in one day and pass the bag on to the next classroom.


  • Olympic Stem Activities during library and coding sessions.


  • Poll of students favorite Winter Olympic Sport done by fourth grade students


  • Olympic Rings will be created and signed by each student in a grade level and displayed in the school.

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


Click here for more detailed instructions on Week Two.


Are you game? Click here for free downloadable games to get your kids moving. Some of the games include; BOKSopoly, BOKS ABC Beanbag Challenge, BOKS Chutes and Ladders, and Cup Stacking.

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Happy 100th Day of School!

Dress Like You’re 100

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Sharing Collages of 100 Things

100th Day Crowns

100th Day Shirts

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Making Frogs with 100 Blocks

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Reading 100 Books

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Lost & Found

We have lots of items in our lost and found. If your child is missing something, tell them to go look for their missing items. If they need help, have them stop by the main office for assistance.
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Click here to see the flyer in Chinese.