Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

June 25, 2021

WOW! We did it! This will be a year we never forget. I am so proud of our students for persevering through the year and making the best of it. I am so proud of the staff who did their best to make sure school was fun, safe, and meaningful. I am proud of those who participated in school virtually! I am thankful for all of our families who supported the school!

I want to give a shout out to Meridith Nelson who served as PTO president over the past nine years! She lead an amazing team of parents! The PTO at DCS always put our kids first! THANK YOU!

Thank you Nicole Esposito for all the photos for the newsletters!

Have a fantastic summer!

Save the dates for 2021/2022

September 7

First day of school for grades 1-4

September 13

First day of school for Kindergarten


Attendance Update

The year is complete! Our RIDE data shows that 6% are chronically absent. 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.


We will be using #dcsanchors all over social media. Look for it on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Have a great summer!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

From Our Amazing PTO

Thanks for checking out our newsletter! Here you will find information on what the PTO is working on right now. We also use Constant Contact to blast important information. If you are not receiving Email Blasts from us and would like to, please email dunnscornerspto@gmail.com with “Blast” in the subject line.

Other ways to stay up to date on PTO events, check out our website at:


Or check us out on Facebook at Dunn’s Corners School PTO

Welcome to the 2021-2022 DCS PTO Board!

Co-Presidents: Rebecca Greene & Jeanine Mankoff

Co-Vice Presidents: Gina Mayo & Gigi Roy

Co-Secretary: Nicole Killeen & Liz Murphy

Treasurer: Sara Martin

Co-Public Relations: Caitlyn Lifschitz & Kristin Macera

Cultural Chair: Kelly O’Neil

Shop with Scrip!!! Buy gift cards and earn $$ for our school! This fundraiser will continue throughout the year for electronic gift cards. Please continue to support DCS, as this has the potential to do very well if people participate!


Here are some simple ways to support the PTO from home! You can also share these ideas with family and friends anywhere! For help with any of these programs, please contact dunnscornerspto@gmail.com.

Boxtops – download the app, shop like usual, scan your receipt to earn DCS $$ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Hh94b2BvFK4&app=desktop

AmazonSmile – Shop on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile to earn cash for DCS on every purchase. Just choose Dunn’s Corners School as the recipient!


Kindergarten Creates

Mr. Morrone challenged Kindergarten to design something to make Westerly a better place and they did not disappoint. Check out the pictures below from Mrs. Birrell's class to see what they came up with together.

Need some ideas for summer? Look no further.

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. Click here to register for their next one, How To Build A Tow Truck, on July 6th from 9 am - Noon.

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.

Apple Camp At Home: Apple also provides it own version of a virtual summer camp. Click here to see materials from last summer and to sign-up to receive a notification for when you can register for 2021 camp.

Lakeshore: Lakeshore is a learning store in Cranston, RI. They offer free crafts for children 3 and up every Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm (no reservation required). This also have free downloadable resources (activities, worksheets, craft ideas, word searches, flash card, etc) that you can access by clicking here.

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 $20 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. Click here to see the flyer for more information.

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.

Check Us Out: One Last Time

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Fourth Grade Promotion

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Miss. Lacey’s Class

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Mrs. Walker’s Class

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Mrs. Cleary’s Class

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Mrs. West’s Class

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We did it!

Click here to see pictures of our friends receiving their certificates.