Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

October 8, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!


It was an exciting day at DCS yesterday morning. We hosted Governor McKee and Commissioner Infante-Green as part of Westerly's work to pilot the "test and stay" for close contacts. Check us out on the news!


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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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We will be re-establishing our school improvement team. Please complete this form if interested by October 15, 2021.

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Finally, 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!

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 11% chronically absent. Keep up the great work!
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Veterans Day 2021

We need your help as we honor our Veterans for our 5th Annual Veterans Day Assembly.

Check this out, https://forms.gle/HFcR1MbYNevkum7v6.

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On-line Book Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 8am to Thursday, Oct. 14th, 10pm

This is an online event.

Check out our Scholastic Book Fair Home page! It's got all the information you need!


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dunnscornerselementaryschool

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS

The yearbook needs your help. Please e-mail any first day photos you have to dcsyearbookphotos@gmail.com. When attaching them, please choose the option for "Actual Size". Thanks in advance for all your help.

Picture Day

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9am

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Picture Day has been moved. Practice those smiles.

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.


Nick Vunono Charity Fund: The Nick Vuono Charity Fund has a long history of offering resources and support to individuals with special needs and organizations that provide supportive services in the Westerly- Bradford area. Past awards have included adaptive accessories in homes, adaptive sports gear, playground equipment, bikes, I-Pads, computers, sensory swings, language development programs and other items not covered by insurance. Click here to read more and to get an application.


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


www.teethfirstri.org/parents-families


Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County: Visit this website if you are experiencing domestic violence. At this website, you will find a helpline, a drop-in center, support groups, court advocacy, and counseling.


https://www.dvrcsc.org/our-services

Flu Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 3-7pm

23 Ward Avenue

Westerly, RI

Come and get your flu shot!


The community is welcome. Must be 3 years old or older.


Clinic is located in the Cafeteria.


Registration process

Mask requirements

  • All clinic participants must wear a mask. (Masks should fit snugly but comfortably over a person’s nose, mouth, and chin without any gaps.)
  • Masks will be available for anyone who needs it.
  • Exceptions are made for children younger than age two. People who don’t wear a mask due to a medical exemption are being referred to their primary care provider (PCP) for their flu vaccination.


Click here for FAQ's. Any other questions, contact your school nurse.

Ready to Learn

Second Grade: In grade two, they are learning about why school is important and comparing our school to schools around the world. They are also creating a sense of community in their classrooms. Second Graders were also investing our grounds; looking for different kinds of trees, algae, and fauna. See pictures below.


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

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.


Click here for more detailed instructions for Week One.

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Watch us grow!

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Bounce Houses, Book Fairs, and Art Classes! Oh my!

A big thank you to Giovanni's Rentals!

Thank you for making this possible. The kids loved it. Giovanni's Rentals is a family own business and is run by the parents of one of our very own fourth graders.

We had visitors!

Thank you to Governor Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green for visiting us! The kids were very excited.
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Then there's our friend ...

Jeffery Gobbles; aka Jeff or aka Mr. Gobbles as the kids have named him. He really wants to come to school.