Sunday, June 4, 2023

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Care & Share Collection - Tuna Fish

Monday, 6/5

  • Fourth Grade Field Trip, Louisa May Alcott, Rooms 26 & 28
  • June 2023 PTO Meeting, 5:45 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, 6/6

  • Fourth Grade Field Trip, Louisa May Alcott, Rooms 16, 25 &27

Wednesday, 6/7

  • No School for Current Kindergarteners. Incoming Kindergarten Orientation, 10:00- 11:00am
  • First Grade Field Trip, Southwick's Zoo

Friday, 6/9

  • Field Day

Wednesday, 6/14

  • Kindergarten Field Trip, McAuliffe Library

Thursday, 6/15

  • Arts Night, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Friday, 6/16
  • Fresh Start Friday, 8:45 - 9:30am
  • Fifth Grade Movie Night, 6:00pm

Monday, 6/19

  • No School, Juneteenth

Tuesday, 6/20

  • Fond Farewell, 2:00 - 3:00

Wednesday, 6/21

  • Move Along Day, 9:45 - 10:15
  • Kindergarten End of Year Celebration, 2:30pm

Thursday, 6/22

  • Last Day of School. Students are dismissed at 12:30pm. Lunch IS NOT served.
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Whole School Photo

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Greetings, Dunning Community!

What's New:

  • Congrats to the Annie Kids Cast & Crew

  • DUNNING PANDAS, Support our Toy Drive!

  • Clothing Drive

  • Field Day

  • Arts Night

  • Fifth Grade Band Sign Ups

  • The Character Education Theme of the Month for June is “Pride”

Old News:

  • ScrubaDub Fifth Grade Fundraiser!

  • Transportation Registration For The 2023 - 2024 School Year
  • Get Your Dunning Gear
  • Photo and Video Opt-Out
  • Join Dunning on Remind!
  • Food Services Update
  • Jane Shapiro Care & Share Program

Important Links:

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time to share any questions, concerns, thoughts, or ideas.

Best Regards,

Michele (mschecter@framingham.k12.ma.us)

Kathie (klasky@framingham.k12.ma.us)

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Congrats to the Annie Kids Cast & Crew

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and parent volunteers of Annie Kids.

Both shows were AMAZING!!!!

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DUNNING PANDAS, Support our Toy Drive!

One of our 5th graders is hosting a drive to benefit Project Smile. If you'd like to support her hard work and help the kids that Project Smile works with, send in a NEW small toy, coloring book, or stuffed animal between now and Friday, June 9th. We will have a collection box in the front lobby.

Thank you very much for your support!

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Clothing Drive

Wash students, Abby Erlandson and Hailey Angelo, are organizing a clothing drive to help children in need at Pathways Family Shelter in Framingham, as part of a civic action project for their History class.
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Field Day

Hi everyone!

I am super excited to announce Field Day is coming!!!! Field Day will be on Friday, June 9th. Field Day is an all day event where all our students get to play outside with a ton of different games. K-2 students in the morning, 3-5 grade students in the afternoon. We will be on the Walsh Track for the event!

Field Day is awesome, but in order to have a incredibly fun and safe day for the kids, We need your help. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the Signup Genius link below! You can volunteer in the morning, afternoon, all day or whenever you want!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at hgreenhouse@framingham.k12.ma.us! Thank you all so much! Lets get excited for an amazing day!

Sign-up to volunteer HERE


Mr. Greenhouse

Arts Night

Hello Dunning community!

Our second annual Arts Night will be held on Thursday, June 15th from 5:20-8:00pm.

Music performances will be held in the Charlotte Dunning school cafeteria stage and the art show will be held in the school gymnasium. Students should wear their Fun Run t-shirts or similar colored t-shirts if possible. (see below)

Arts Night performance schedule/class colors:

5:20-5:40 Kindergarten - Purple

5:40-6:00 First grade - Blue

6:00-6:20 Second grade - Green

6:20-6:40 Third grade - Yellow

7:00-7:20 Fourth grade - Orange

7:30-8:00 Fifth grade - Red

* Students should be at school 10 minutes before performance time

Parents/guardians must accompany their child to Arts night.

There will be two food trucks on sight to purchase food. Cash or credit cards accepted.

  • Thee Taco Dude
  • Kayem truck

The fifth grade will be having a dessert bake sale.

Due to the high volume of visitors, limited parking spaces, and the capacity of the auditorium and gymnasium, please limit your time in the building to your children's performances and a visit to the Art Show. Let's make this a fun and memorable experience for everyone!

*3rd grade students should not forget to bring their recorders!

*5th grade band students should not forget to bring their instruments and sheet music!

Fifth Grade Band Sign Ups

Fourth Grade Parents,

Sign ups to register your child for fifth grade band are still open through the last day of school! For more information and to register online, visit: www.fpselementaryband.weebly.com

Please reach out with any questions via email: Mr. Berge kroberge@framingham.k12.ma.us or Ms. V gvoulgaraki@framingham.k12.ma.us

We are looking forward to an upcoming exciting year of learning instruments and great music making! ~ Mr. Berge and Ms. V

The Character Education Theme of the Month for June is “Pride”

Dear Families,

The character education theme of the month for June is “Pride”. We have defined pride as “Celebrating all of your identities and accomplishments''. This month students will engage in conversations, activities, and lessons focussed on celebrating their accomplishments and being proud of their unique identities.Through these lessons and activities, students will explore what makes each of them special. Students will demonstrate pride in how they look, their individual achievements, their religion, their families, culture, skin color, how they identify, and their very unique personalities. They will discuss the importance of appreciating and taking pride in themselves as well as appreciating the special and unique qualities of their peers, siblings, and people in their greater community. We invite families to engage in conversations with their children to strengthen their understanding of the importance of pride and acceptance in themselves as well as others!

Estimadas familias,

El tema del carácter del mes de junio es "orgullo". Hemos definido el orgullo como “celebrar todas las identidades y logros”. Este mes, los estudiantes participarán en conversaciones, actividades y lecciones enfocadas en celebrar sus logros y sentirse orgullosos de sus identidades únicas. A través de estas lecciones y actividades, los estudiantes explorarán lo que hace a cada uno de ellos especial. Los estudiantes demostrarán orgullo por su aspecto, sus logros individuales, su religión, sus familias, su cultura, su color de piel, cómo se identifican y sus personalidades únicas. Hablarán sobre la importancia de apreciarse y enorgullecerse de sí mismos, así como de apreciar las cualidades especiales y únicas de sus compañeros, hermanos y personas de su comunidad en general. ¡Invitamos a las familias a entablar conversaciones con sus hijos para fortalecer su comprensión de la importancia del orgullo y la aceptación de sí mismos y de los demás!

Queridas famílias,

O tema de educação de personagens do mês de junho é “Orgulho”. Definimos orgulho como “celebrar todas as suas identidades e realizações”. Este mês, os alunos participarão de conversas, atividades e aulas focadas em celebrar suas realizações e se orgulhar de suas identidades únicas. Por meio dessas aulas e atividades, os alunos explorarão o que nos faz especiais. Os alunos demonstrarão orgulho em sua aparência, suas realizações individuais, sua religião, suas famílias, cultura, cor da pele, como se identificam e suas personalidades únicas. Eles discutirão a importância de apreciar e ter orgulho de si mesmos, bem como apreciar as qualidades especiais e únicas de seus colegas, irmãos e pessoas em sua comunidade. Convidamos as famílias a conversarem com seus filhos para fortalecer sua compreensão da importância do orgulho e da aceitação de si mesmos e nos outros!

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ScrubaDub Fifth Grade Fundraiser!

Please help our fifth graders raise money for end of year activities including t-shirts, yearbooks, and field trips!

  • The minimum donation amount is $10, and you will receive a car wash voucher for every $10 you donate!
  • Vouchers are good for 6 months from the date of purchase and can be used at any time.
  • Purchases available until 6/14

For every car wash you buy, you will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to the 7/26 Red Sox vs Braves game. Drawing will be 6/25. Thank you, Gianni’s, for the generous donation!!!!

CLICK ON THIS LINK if you would like to participate.

Transportation Registration For The 2023 - 2024 School Year

The online transportation request form for the 2023 - 2024 school year is now available.

ALL families requesting transportation must complete the transportation request form in Aspen.

If you do not need a bus, you do not need to complete the form in Aspen X2.

  • The deadline for transportation registration will be June 12, 2023. (Transportation requests received after the June 12th deadline may not be processed until after the start of the school year.)
  • All information is available on the Transportation Department website: http://bit.ly/FPSTransportation
  • Rising 6th and 9th grade families, be sure to sign up for transportation to you child's new school building
  • If you have any questions, please call the Transportation Department: 508-626-9179 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm)

If you need illustrated instructions on how to complete your Transportation Request, please refer to these documents:

Get Your Dunning Gear

There is a NEW LINK to order Dunning Spirit Wear.

Adult's and children's sizes!! Sweatshirts, t-shirts, pajama pants and more!! We even have umbrellas and winter hats for those rainy/snowy drop offs and pick ups!

The site is open all year long for ordering, no end date!!

Click HERE for online ordering..

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Photo and Video Opt-Out

If you DO NOT give Framingham Public Schools permission to use your child’s name, image, or school work in any public display or presentation, please complete the digital Google Form which you can access here.

Join Dunning on Remind

Remind is a free information platform. You will get messages about our school & you may be invited to join your child’s class for updates. You can get messages on your phone & communicate with your child’s teacher(s) in almost any language.

Food Services Update

  • Each student can receive a free breakfast AND a free lunch each day at school.
  • Beyond the one free breakfast and lunch, additional meals or extra food / beverage items that a student wishes to consume, can ONLY be purchased using funds though MySchoolBucks. Through this platform, caregivers add funds and students can spend those funds only on food items. Learn more about MySchoolBucks and add money today: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Page/2534
  • All schools will be cashless. No cash will be accepted at any school, so you must make a MySchoolBucks account and add funds if you want you student(s) to buy anything extra. Again, all first meals at breakfast and lunch are free, this only applies to second meals and a la cart purchases.

Jane Shapiro Care & Share Program

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. Donations are gathered up by the students and then with help from staff, they are delivered to A Place to Turn.

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Community Meeting Video Links

October Community Meeting: Staff/Respect

December Community Meeting: 1st Grade/Responsibility

February Community Meeting: 3rd Grade/Compassion

March Community Meeting: Kindergarten/Confidence

April Community Meeting: 2nd Grade/Determination

May Community Meeting: 4th Grade/Cooperation

June Community Meeting: 5th Grade/Pride