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.

district calendars

winter warm up family night

Hi Families!

We are looking forward to our Winter Warm Up tomorrow night (Thursday) from 6:00-7:15pm. Here's a sneak peak...

Mrs. Berkman will be in the library/media center where she will be talking with parents about writing. While you are with her, your children will be listening to stories read aloud by some of our amazing Dunning teachers. Your children will then rejoin you to share and celebrate a piece of writing they have finished or are working on in class!

In the music room and surrounding hallway, Mrs. Walton will be hosting a math game time. This is your opportunity to possibly learn a new game and play some games with your children and their teachers. There will even be some games you can take home with you to continue the fun!

And, finally, dinner and desserts in the cafeteria. Ms Schecter, Ms Lasky, and some amazing Dunning teachers will be dishing up pizza from Framingham Bakery. You may even have the opportunity to see some of our summer teacher reader videos! If you're bringing a dessert to share, be sure to drop it off in the cafeteria upon arrival, and, as always, remember to make it nut-free!


There's still time to RSVP! We can't wait to see you!


Lauren, Brett, and Jaimie

Please click on the links below for the RSVP form or RSVP using THIS LINK.

Winter Warm Up Family Night

Noite da Familia Aquecimento o inverno

Noche familiar de celebración del invierno

dunning movie night

January 24th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Bring your sleeping bag, PJs and pillow, and join your friends for another fun movie night at Dunning. This is a FREE PTO event for all, but requires an RSVP.

Please use this LINK to complete the Google Form to RSVP or download THIS FORM and return it to school.

This is NOT a drop-off event.

Kindergarten information night


Due to a power issue at Fuller Middle School, the Kindergarten Information Night was rescheduled.

This event will now take place on Monday, January 27th at Fuller Middle School from 6pm - 8pm. Here is a new link to register via Eventbrite or Facebook.

Click here for additional information and to register.

La Cantina Dine Out Fundraiser

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 starting at 4 PM

The PTO will be sending flyers home closer to the date. You must present the flyer when dining there.

La Cantina will give 20% of the proceeds back to Dunning Elementary School.

Dine in only. Reservations taken for large parties only.

january character trait - Acceptance

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





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kindergarten pre-registration - class of 2033

Online Pre-Registration is Open for Framingham Public Schools Class of 2033!

Parents can now begin the registration process for the incoming Kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year.

Families who have a child or children that will be five years old by August 31, 2020 are invited to pre-register their incoming Kindergarteners online. The Parent Information Center, located at 31 Flagg Drive – Door # 4A, has just opened the process that all families must go through before a child can begin their academic career in Framingham Public Schools.

Here is a snapshot of the Kindergarten registration process. Please visit to begin registration and for additional information including detailed steps and timing.

New this year: Parents / Guardians can book their registration appointment online after completing the online pre-registration form.

  1. Online pre-registration (Now - April 1, 2020)
  2. Schedule a registration appointment with the Parent Information Center after completing step #1. (December 2019 - April 1, 2020)
  3. Attend the Kindergarten Information Expo (Monday, January 13, 2020)
  4. Tour Elementary Schools (March 2020)
  5. Submit School Choice Form by Wednesday, April 8, 2020)
  6. Receive school assignment by May 15, 2020
  7. Attend Kindergarten Orientation on Monday, June 1, 2020

As always, the Parent Information Center welcomes parents to call or come in to the office with any questions. They are open year round and can be reached at the following times:

  • Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm**
  • Tuesday through Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Closed on weekends
  • ** Extended hours are available on regular school days only; Please check the FPS School Calendar for holidays and school closings.

Se habla Español / Falam Português

Framingham Public Schools looks forward to welcoming the class of 2033!

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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Please check the calendar each Notes From the Office as dates may be changed and/or added.

Thursday, 1/16

  • Family Literacy and Math Night, 6:00 - 7:15pm

Monday, 1/20

  • No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday, 1/24

  • Family Movie Night, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Wednesday, 1/29

  • La Cantina Dine Out Fundraiser, Starting at 4:00pm

Thursday, 1/30

  • District No Homework Day

Friday, 1/31

  • Report Cards Go Home

Friday, 2/7

  • Performance of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, 7:00pm, (Walsh Middle School)

Saturday, 2/8

  • Performance of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, 2:00pm, (Walsh Middle School)

Monday, 2/17

  • No School Presidents' Day

Tuesday, 2/18 - Friday, 2/21

  • No School February Recess
Tuesday, 3/3
  • No School Teacher Professional Development Day
Thursday, 3/5
  • Early release, 1:05pm Dismissal, Lunch IS Served
Wednesday, 3/11
  • Fourth Grade Field Trip to the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00pm (Media Center)
Monday, 3/16
  • Kindergarten Discovery Museum In House Workshop
Friday, 4/10
  • No School - Good Friday
Monday, 4/20
  • No School - Patriots' Day
Tuesday, 4/21 - Friday 4/24
  • No School - Spring 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.

  • January: Canned Fruit
  • February: Rice
  • March: Crackers
  • April: Spaghetti
  • May: Juice Boxes
  • June: Cans of Tuna Fish

NO Homework Days

  • January 30, 2020
  • April 30, 2020

November Distribution Flyers

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

  • Framingham Youth Hockey
  • Nick Cerio's Kempo Karate
  • StarFun Theater Camp
  • Performance Art Center of Metrowest
  • Framingham Parks and Recreation
  • Suburban Athletic Programs
  • Holiday Market Place
  • Department of Public Works Open House