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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.

Use the following links to access the JUNE school lunch menu

Thank you each and every parent who came out and helped for Field Day. Your help was essential in making the day so successful! The kids were actively engaged in all the activities throughout the day. We are fortunate to have such a amazing group of parents that support our school.

a note from our nurse, ms. haire

If your child has any medications, epipens, inhalers, etc. please come pick up them up by the last day of school.

Thank you.

spirit week 6/10 - 6/14


Monday 6/10: Pajama Day

Tuesday, 6/11: Mismatch Shoes and Socks Day

Wednesday, 6/12: Super Hero Day

Thursday, 6/13: Dress Up Like Your Teacher Day

Friday, 6/14: Dunning Day


move along day

Move along day, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 13th, has been rescheduled to Monday, June 17th at 2:15 pm.

library books

All library books are now due. Please take a moment to check your students back packs for notices regarding overdue books. If your child has a book out, please help us get out beloved books back!

All families are responsible for the books they check out. If a book cannot be found or has become damaged they will need to be replaced. Replacement costs are indicated on the notices. Checks can be made payable to Dunning PTO. Parents will be billed for any book that is still out as of Tuesday 6/11. Please contact Mrs. May ( with any questions.

Thank you for your help!

summer learning

We are so excited to kick off our Dunning Summer Learning Program for 2019! The goal of this program is to keep our community of readers and learners going strong even through the summertime!

This year, we are launching a school wide Book-A-Day challenge for the month of July. We are encouraging Dunning students to interact with a book in some way (read a whole book or just part of it) every day for the month of July. Any book or reading material counts! If you need book ideas, check out the FPS K-5 Summer Reading List (Spanish, Portuguese). Check out this list of great math books to keep the math learning happening too!!

On Move-Up day, K-4 students will get a tracking sheet to record their reading. There will also be an information packet explaining the program.

There are 3 ways students can participate.

  1. Read a book at home and write the title on their tracking sheet.

  2. Go to our CLOSED Facebook “Dunning Reads A Book A Day” group and with parent help and supervision, post a picture of a book they read or a video of them reading. Then, on the tracking sheet, check off that they posted on Facebook.

  3. Watch the Facebook “Dunning Reads A Book A Day” group for videos of Dunning teachers reading aloud books. Then, on the recording sheet write down the name of the teacher who read the book!

In the Fall, we will celebrate our community of readers with Dunning Swag, book commercials and a slide show of our readers. We will also raffle off some gift cards to purchase books for our winners and their classrooms!

We can’t wait to hear about all the good books Dunning Pandas read this summer!

If you have any questions, email Brett ( or Lauren (


The last day of school for Kindergarten is Monday, June 17th. It will be a regular dismissal at 3:05.

The last day of school for grades one through five is Tuesday, Jun 18th. It is a half day. Dismissal will be at 12:05 pm. Lunch is not served.

2019-2020 school hours

School Hours 9:15 - 3:30

Students are welcome to begin arriving at school at 9:00 am, when teachers will be present to greet them.

Additional information regarding early release days, half days, and delayed starts will be provided in the fall.

school supplies for next year

Don't want to worry about running to a bunch of stores all over the place to collect school supplies for all your kids? We are collaborating with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the EXACT supplies needed for next year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping at Walmart, Staples, or Target. Plus the prices are competitive! Best of all when you order through 1st Day School Supplies the supplies are delivered directly to Dunning all before the first day of school. Click the link below to see the lists and order! Please note orders MUST be placed by June 30th!

Order HERE.

If you do not want to order through 1st Day School Supplies, you can buy your supplies and send them in with your student(s) next year. Supply lists will go home with students before the end of the school year and will also be available on the Dunning website.

MAY electronic backpack

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

  • Framingham Youth Football and Cheerleading
  • Cerio’s Kenpo Karate
  • Framingham Youth Hockey
  • StarFun Theater Camp
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Nardizzi/Nichols Soccer Camp


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.

  • June: Cans of Tuna Fish
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Tuesday, 6/11

  • Third Grade Wompanoag Visit
  • Fifth Grade Field Trip to Ecotarium
Wednesday, 6/12
  • Grade One Steam Morning, 9:15 - 10:15 am
Friday, 6/14
  • Fifth Grade Fond Farewell, 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • Kindergarten Sing-A-Long, 1:45 – 2:15 pm
Monday, 6/17
  • Move Along Day, 2:15 pm
  • Last Day of School Kindergarten, Regular Dismissal
Tuesday, 6/18
  • Last Day of School Grades 1-5, 12:05 pm Dismissal (Lunch is NOT served.)