Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

June 17, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!


WOW! It is hard to believe there are two days of school left and this is the last newsletter of the current school year! It was great to get everyone back into school and engage students in learning! I am so proud of your children who persevered through many challenges from wearing masks to being isolated by class. It was so great to have families come back to school and be part of FUN day!


Next week we will celebrate our fourth graders and promoting them to Westerly Middle School. This is very special for me because this group began their journey at DCS with me!


THANK YOU to all of you for supporting DCS!


Congratulations to Mrs. Watson, Mrs. West, and Ms. Robin for their dedication to DCS students. Best of luck in your retirement.


Check out the website for summer math and reading opportunities!


Enjoy summer break!

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Please follow the news and check out the district's work in improving the buildings at the elementary level. Check out the website, https://ri01900035.schoolwires.net/Page/125.

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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 and enjoy the summer!


Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

WPS PreK-4 Handbook

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. Now with Fourth Grade Teachers. Have fun!


DCS Coloring Book

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.


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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Lost & Found

It's getting to be the end of the year. We have quite a few things in our Lost & Found. If your child is missing something, please have them check the in the Fourth Grade Stairwell. If needed, they can ask the office to show them where it is located.
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Need some help? Summer Fun Edition

The following are ideas for free or mostly free activities you can do with your child over the summer.


Home Depot: Provides free workshops for children. They are the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm. The next one is a Constellation Viewer on July 2, 2022. Click here to visit their website.


Science Fair Central: Brought to you by Home Depot and Discovery Education, this website provides several fun science activities and experiments you can do at home with your kids. Click here to go to the website.


Barnes & Noble: Download this Reading Journal and read 8 books. Return the form to Barnes & Noble between July 1st - August 31st and receive a free book.


Microsoft Youth Spark Camp: Microsoft offers many virtual field trips, kid's coding classes, and workshops on diversity, inclusion, and social/emotional learning. Click here to sign up for the activities mentioned above.


Providence Apple Store: The Apple store at the Providence Place Mall holds free workshops for adults and kids. Learn how to set up and take family portraits using iPad. Kids will find interesting backgrounds, use different light sources, and direct family members for their photo shoot. They’ll use Live Photos to capture action, and add fun art and text to their portraits. Recommended for families and kids ages 8–12. Bring your own device or we’ll provide the latest. Click here to sign up for the next session on June 18th, June 21st, or June 26th.


Lakeshore: Lakeshore has free downloadable resources (activities, worksheets, craft ideas, word searches, flash card, etc) that you can access by clicking here. They also have an Early Learning store in Cranston.


RISD Museum: "With a collection of more than 100,000 objects -- ranging from ancient times to the present -- the RISD Museum is a dynamic cultural center offering critically acclaimed exhibitions, lively public programs for all ages, and a renowned museum store, RISD WORKS." The RISD Museum is free after 5 pm on many days and free all day on Sundays. Click here to register and get your free tickets.


Rhode Island State House: "The State House is the active seat of Rhode Island's government, but there's more than governing going on in these halls. The impressive building was designed by architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, which also designed many of the Newport Mansions. Visiting the State House is free. Open Monday–Friday (closed on holidays). Free one hour tours every hour from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Self-guided tours from the library are until 3:30 p.m."


Take a Hike: Visit the website RI Families In Nature to choose from almost four dozen hiking trails in RI.


The Fantastic Umbrella Factory: Visit the shops, feed the animals, and picnic at the Fantastic Umbrella Factory in Charlestown. (Admission is free.) Click here to visit their website.


Playgrounds: There are so many great playgrounds in RI. Click here to use the Playground Finder.


Splash Pads: Splash Pads are a great way to help kids keep cool over the summer. There are some that are free to the public. Click here to see a list of Splash Pads near you. Please note that not all the Splash Pads in this list are free.


Misquamicut: Misquamicut Beach offers many events over the summer. They have drive-in movies that cost just $25 per car. You can reserve tickets here. They also have Tunes On The Dunes. These are free concerts on the beach on Mondays and Wednesday nights.


Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Westerly library offers a variety of free activities; including virtual story time, crafts, book sales, paint parties, and family game nights. Click here to see a list of Kid Events. They also offer virtual tours of museums around the world. They also offer passes to local attractions that provide free entrance or discount tickets. Click here to see the links for virtual tours and list of passes available.

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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 June 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 Three.

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New BOKS Summer Fun Pack!

Let kids create their own adventure of fun for the summer. This 50 page resource is full of easy-to-follow activities for kids to do independently, as a family, or for camp counselors/childcare providers to engage kids throughout the summer.


Click here to download it for free.

Grab A Book!

We have lots of free books that the kids can take for summer reading. Encourage your child to come take a look and choose a book. The table is located right outside the main office.
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Check Out Fun Day!

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These super readers Rrrrrr great!