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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".

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

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Tomorrow, Thursday 10/31, is an early release day.

  • Students will be 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.

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Tomorrow (Thursday, 10/31) is a district NO HOMEWORK DAY.
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Games and Puzzles in Math Class

Lauren Walton, Mathematics Coach

A big difference in math instruction is the use of games and puzzles. Many people ask about the purpose of games during class. Well, games and puzzles serve many different purposes. During games our children are engaged in conversations with one another, making concepts social, collaborative, and relevant to all learners. Even learners who lack confidence, those learning English, and those ready for a challenge are able to access concepts, pick up mathematical terms through peer conversation, feel less frustrated, and work on the skill of communicating their ideas.

Games and puzzles are also a great way to practice concepts without worksheets. Children still have the opportunity to practice skills independently at a different workstation, but see how math can be fun. The games selected by teachers are chosen with the mathematical standards in mind and are used to enhance instruction.

Many of the games they play in school can be played at home for additional practice. Playing a game at home already? Reach out and share! We’d love to hear from you!

changing weather!!

We care about your children and want them to be happy and comfortable playing outside. As we all know, New England weather can change very quickly. One day we may enjoy warmer weather conditions only to be faced with colder weather the next day. As we move into cooler temperatures, please make sure to send your student(s) with weather appropriate clothing. Dressing in layers is the best way to embrace the elements. Also, please label everything!
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parents night out

Hope to see you at the Dunning Parents' Night Out!

Friday, November 15th at 7:00 PM

Owen O’Leary’s ~ Route 9 East Southborough

Come and meet some new people, enjoy food provided by PTO, cash bar and even stay for the karaoke!

dunning spirit wear

The Spirit Wear store is open!

Ordering will close at midnight on November 3rd. We should receive the orders within four to six weeks. We will notify you when orders are ready to be sent home.

school hours

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, 11/7, 12/5, 3/5, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

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.
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Thursday, 10/24

  • Early Release. Students are dismissed at 1:05pm. Lunch IS served
Saturday, 10/26
  • Monster Mash Dance, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Cafeteria)
Friday, 11/1
  • Fourth Grade Field Trip - Patriot's Hall at Gillete Stadium
Tuesday, 11/5
  • No School - Professional Development
Thursday, 11/7
  • First Grade - Ocean World in House Field Trip
  • Early Release. Students are dismissed at 1:05pm. Lunch IS served
Monday, 11/11
  • No School - Veteran's Day

Friday, 11/15

  • K,1& 2 - Performance of The Reluctant Dragon, 10:00am
  • 3 , 4 & 5 - Performance of The Reluctant Dragon, 1:30pm
Tuesday, 11/19
  • Book Fair - Preview Day

Wednesday, 11/20

  • Book Fair - Preview Day
Friday, 11/22
  • Fall Picture Re-Take Day
Monday, 11/25
  • Book Fair

Tuesday, 11/26

  • Book Fair
Wednesday, 11/27
  • Book Fair
  • Half Day. Students are dismissed at 12:30pm. Lunch IS NOT served
Thursday, 11/28
  • No School - Thanksgiving Recess

Friday, 11/29

  • No School - Thanksgiving Recess

care and share

The Jane Shapiro Care and Share began in 1995 as a Dunning School community service project. Each month a specific food item is collected at the school to help keep A Place to Turn's shelves stocked. What a great sharing and learning project! Donations are gathered up by the students and then with help from staff, they are delivered to A Place to Turn. Learn more about A Place to Turn here.

Thank you for your contributions to A Place to Turn during the year. Our monthly food collection makes a huge difference in our community, while teaching our students the importance of giving.

  • October: Instant Potatoes
  • November: Cereal
  • December: Pancake Mix
  • January: Canned Fruit
  • February: Rice
  • March: Crackers
  • April: Spaghetti
  • May: Juice Boxes
  • June: Cans of Tuna Fish

NO Homework Days

  • October 31, 2019
  • January 30, 2020
  • April 30, 2020

September Distribution Flyers

Please click on the CAT to access flyers from the following organizations:

  • Performance Art Center of MetroWest
  • Wayside - Delay You Gray event and 5K4Kids Road Race
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Centre Music House
  • Nick Cerio's Kempo Karate
  • Comcast - Internet Essentials