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

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If you haven't watched the Happy video...

A huge thank you to Ian and Erin Hayes, parents of Dunning first grader, Paloma, for putting together this amazing video of Dunning staff. You can download the video from the link below. ENJOY!!!

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Hi Everyone,

We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend!

As we shared in our last Notes From the Office, families can retrieve student belongings this Friday, May 22. We are re-sharing the information regarding the picking-up of student belongings and medication below.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

As always, our virtual door is open.




Please read the following very carefully.

On Friday, May 22nd Dunning Elementary School will allow parents to pick up student belongings as reported in the Framingham Public School’s student belonging survey sent out several weeks ago.

This pick up will include ALL items requested in the survey. This includes medication, instruments, and other miscellaneous items. If you did not complete the survey, you can still pick-up your student's belongings.

FPS has decided that schools will hang on to all artwork for students in grade K-4 until the fall and distribute it then. We will work to have all artwork for students in grade 5 in student belonging bags.

The details of the pick up are as follows:

  • Parents will pull into the main entrance of Dunning Elementary School during their designated time slot (please see below) and drive around the building to the right to the loading dock. There will be signs and staff directing traffic.

  • In preparation for the pick up, please write the name of your student/students and his/her teacher/teachers on a piece of paper (large enough for staff to see) and hold it up in your window upon arrival.

  • Staff will look at the name of the student/students and get the student belongings.

  • Parents will open trunks, hatchbacks, or back doors to allow staff to put student belongings in their car.

  • Once you have opened your trunks, hatchbacks, or back doors, please return to your car.

  • Staff will bring out student belongings and place them in cars.

  • Once belongings are placed in cars, cars will pull forward and leave.

We respectfully request that no one leave their vehicle as we are working to maintain social distancing to ensure the safety and well being of everyone involved.

We have a tight time schedule so please ONLY show up at Dunning during your scheduled time. If you have multiple students per family, please show up at the younger students' scheduled time and we will get all items during that pick up.

Also, as much as we’d like to be flexible on the day/time of the pickup, due to the number of people involved in this pickup, we will not consider any changes to this schedule.

This is a one way pick-up. Any library books or materials that you may have at home will be returned in the fall. We are happy that kids will have library books at home as an option to read over the summer. Please reread these books as much as you like! We love that you are reading. If you are done with the book and worried it might get mixed up at home, place your book in your school backpack now and it will be ready to return when you come back to school in the fall.

This is the only day pick up is allowed.

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Family Friendly Learning Plans

Please click on the links below to access grade level Family Friendly plans:

Kindergarten - English

Kindergarten - Portuguese

Grade 1 - English

Grade 1 - Spanish

Grade 1 - Portuguese

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5 - Grade 5 shares a different slide deck each day, which can be assessed in students' google classroom.

Staff Office Hours Week of 5/17

Click HERE to access Staff Virtual Office Hours for this week.

Weekly Sage Activities For ALL Students

All Framingham students are invited to try some puzzles, activities, and projects put out by the Sage department during this time of distance learning. Please visit Mrs. Moore's page for new activities each week. Weekly Sage Activities

PIC is Open for Registration (Virtually)

If you have or know a child who will be 5yo by August 31, 2020 - please make sure they contact PIC! READ MORE

Transportation Registration 2020 - 2021

The online transportation request form for the 2020 - 2021 school year is now open.

If you need illustrated instructions on how to complete your Transportation Request in English, please visit THIS LINK. Here are the Portuguese and Spanish versions as well.

City of Framingham Emergency Income Payment Program

In response to the COVID-19, the City of Framingham will provide relief of rent, mortgage, and/or utility payments for two (2) months to alleviate the burden for households that have lost their employment and primary income as of March 10, 2020.

Please click on the preferred language link below for the application form.


English | Español | Português


English | Español | Português


For more information or questions, please call Community Development at (508) 532-5457 or email

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Supporting a Growth Mindset for Kids!

May Character Trait - DETERMINATION

This month's trait is COOPERATION. Below is the definition of determination, along with links to the Cooperation One-pager resources created for families and educators!





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Family Resources Guide During Coronavirus Closure

While schools are closed, families may find they need assistance from community agencies. Below please find links to a range of local Framingham Supports. The document is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Family Resources During Coronavirus Closure

Suportes de recursos para famílias durante o fechamento devido ao Corona vírus

Recursos de apoyos para las familias durante el cierre por el Coronavirus

City of Framingham Food & Donation Resources

Click HERE for resources available through the city of Framingham

Helpful Info, Resources, and How to Talk to Children

Please use THIS LINK to access resources, preventative measures, and guidance on how to talk with children.

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