Big picture
Translations for all "Notes from the Office" are available by scrolling to the bottom of each newsletter and clicking on the "Translate" black bar.

Las traducciones de todas las "Notas desde la oficina" están disponibles al desplazarse hasta la parte inferior de cada boletín y hacer clic en la barra negra "Traducir".

Traduções para todos os "Anotações do Office" estão disponíveis rolando até o final de cada newsletter e clicando na barra preta "Traduzir".

All previous Notes From the Office are available by using this LINK.

Big picture

It is hard to believe that we are in the final weeks of summer vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great year at Dunning. Until then, we hope that you are having a wonderful summer spending time with families and friends.

School Hours 9:15am - 3:30pm

Students are welcome to begin arriving at school at 9:00 am, when teachers will be present to greet them.

Early Release Days

  • Students are dismissed at 1:05pm.
  • Lunch IS served.
  • If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to arrive at their stop approximately two and a half hours earlier than normal.
  • Early Release Thursdays: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 12/5, 3/5, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

Half Days

  • Students are dismissed at 12:30pm.
  • Lunch IS NOT served.
  • If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to arrive at their stop three hours earlier than normal.
  • Half Days: 11/27 and the last day of school.

2019-2020 district calendar

In anticipation of the 2019-2020 school year, please use the following links to access an updated version of the District Calendar which now includes a second page - complete with the Report Card Schedule and School Hours. Please reference this document as needed throughout the year. It is also available on the district website.





our first community meeting

For familes new to the Dunning Community, throughout the year we hold Community Meetings. These all-school meetings allow students and teachers help to build a sense of community at Dunning.

Our first Community Meeting is Wednesday, September18th. We will be having a pep rally to kick off the Panda Pride Fun Run. If you are new to the school, the Fun Run is our primary fundraising activity for the year. We will kick it off on the 18th and have “team huddles” during grade level lunches on the 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th, culminating with the actual run on the morning of the 27th. The Fun Run is amazing community building event fundraiser!!

Big picture

Framingham Public Schools (FPS) is hosting its second Back To School Family Picnic. This event is free and open to all Framingham Public School students, families, staff, and community partners.

This gathering serves many purposes, including: welcoming families back after summer break, encouraging community connections, inspiring family engagement, and providing access to internal FPS and external Community Resources.

Friday, September 6, 2019
(Rain Date: Monday, September 9th)
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Bowditch Field

Community Resource Partners + Activations
In an effort to introduce our FPS families to local resources within the community, we are inviting a variety of local organizations to be present at the Picnic. Each organization, school, and department will host a ‘station’ offering information, conversation, and an ‘activity’ that a family can interact with.

Exciting Raffles - Incentivizing Family and Community Engagement

Through generous donations from local businesses and service providers, various raffle items will be available for families to win. Families receive raffle tickets for free in exchange for their engagement. The more families interact and engage, the more tickets they receive - the more chances they have to win prizes! All raffle tickets and prizes are free, but a ‘winner’ must be on-site to claim their prize. If/When their ticket number is called, they will be able to select the prize of their choice.

Given that this event is a picnic and it's important that our families be able to attend - we must have food available! Families are encouraged to bring their own food and a blanket or can choose to purchase from what is available on site.

Interested in helping on the day-of the event? Learn more about the opportunities HERE (link opens in a new window)!

Next Steps / Questions
RSVP / Register in advance! Here is the link to RSVP on Eventbrite! Anyone who checks in at the event registration table will receive one raffle ticket. Anyone who pre-registers on Eventbrite and displays their ticket via mobile phone or printed will receive an extra raffle ticket!

If you are looking to get involved or host a table, please visit our Ways to Get Involved page!

Big picture

Sunday, 8/25

  • Kindergarten Teacher Meet & Greet and Hotdogs!, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Wednesday, 8/28

  • First Day of School, Grades 1-5
  • Kindergarten Orientation (Parents)
Thursday, 8/29
  • First day of School for Kindergarten
Monday, 9/2
  • No School - Labor Day
Wednesday, 9/11
  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Friday, 9/6
  • Back To School Picnic, 4:30pm - 7:00pm - Bowditch Field
Tuesday, 9/17
  • No School - Professional Development
Wednesday, 9/18
  • Curriculum Night - Grades 3-5, 6:30 - 7:45pm

Wednesday, 9/25

  • Curriculum Night - Grades K-2, 6:30 - 7:45pm
Friday, 9/27
  • Boosterthon Fun Run, (K-2 at 9:00am and 3-5 at 10:30am)

Monday, 9/30

  • No School - Rosh Hashanah