Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

December 3, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!

This month, our schoolwide theme is emotion management. We will be prompting students to notice their own feelings by paying attention to clues in their bodies, and we’ll be reminding them to use their Second Step skills to calm down:

· Stop—Use your signal

· Name your feeling

· Calm down: Breathe, count, use positive self-talk

These skills help students calm down strong emotions when faced with learning and social challenges, which helps them succeed academically and get along well with others.

Second Step lessons specifically teach about calming down strong emotions such as anger, disappointment, frustration, and anxiety.

Please tell your child’s teacher if you have questions about how you can help your child learn to calm down at home.

RICAS student reports are being sent home today with fourth graders who took RICAS last year in grade 3.

WPS PreK-4 Handbook


Finally, remember to go directly to your child's teacher for any questions, concerns, positive feedback, or for information about the school day.


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

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

Attendance UPDATE

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. Currently, we are at 11% chronically absent. Keep up the great work!
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Battle of the Books Royal Court

Congrats to our first queen!

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Queen Rose

DCS PTO Gift Card Fundraiser

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 7am to Monday, Dec. 6th, 10pm

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Help us earn cash for our school while getting your holiday shopping done at the same time! DCS gets a percentage of each gift card sold that goes toward amazing things for our students. You can choose from 101 different gift cards. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Some of the options include; Amazon, Dave & Busters, Dunkin' Donuts, Groupon, Old Navy, Stop & Shop, and Walmart.. Make checks payable to DCS PTO. If you have any questions, you can contact the PTO at dunnscornerpto@gmail.com .

Click here to download an order form.

Important News For Bus Riders

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Need some help? Look no further.

Below are some resources you or someone you know may need. If you miss a resource, they will be displayed again in the future or you could reach out to the Parent Liaison, Nicole Esposito.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County: Visit this website if you are experiencing domestic violence. At this website, you will find a helpline, a drop-in center, support groups, court advocacy, and counseling.


RI Furniture Bank: Visit the link or call the number below for information on how to receive needed furniture for your home.



Section 8 Housing: Section 8 housing is opening up. Use the information below to apply.

Margaret Murano

Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager

Town of Westerly Housing Authority

5 Chestnut Street, Westerly, RI 02891

(401)596-4918 Office

(401)348-0714 Fax


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You can also call 401-333-7250

Picture Re-take Day

Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 9-11am

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Dress to impress for picture re-takes.

Anyone Need a Library Card?

If you are interested in getting library cards, you simply need to stop by the library and fill out the application. In order to complete the application, you will need a valid photo id with current proof of address. There is also a link on our website under the "Check It Out" tab. Check out the library website by clicking here.

Ready to Learn

Third Grade: Third Grade is working on the Frogs Unit. They are learning how to write Pourquoi tales where a "Why" question is answered. For example, why do pollywogs wiggle? By the end of the unit, each child will create a frog book that includes their Pourquoi tale, a 4-5 paragraph essay, and a frog trading card. The unit is wrapped up by a Freaky Frog Festival where students get to share their work. (Pic from last year's festival)

Is your child not in Third Grade? Check back next week. Every week a different grade gets a turn.

BOKS (Build Our Kid's Success)

The BOKS Burst Weekly Activities, found in the September Fitness Calendar, are meant to get you and your kids up and moving throughout the day. Studies show that daily movement breaks increase focus, improve mood, and have many added health benefits. Let's all get moving this week with the below bursts!

Please click here to see the December Fitness Calendar. If you click an activity on the calendar, it will bring you to a YouTube video explaining the activity.

Click here for more detailed instructions on Week One.

Click here to download a Winter Fun Pack filled with more than 30 activities to keep moving this winter and engage ALL members of the family.

Help Out the Class of 2024!

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Westerly Police Helping Families in Need

The message below is from the Westerly Police Department Facebook page:

As we start December, we have released our newest patch for a cause. December's patch is our first ever holiday patch. The men and women of the Westerly Police Department will be seen around town wearing our new patch on their uniform. All the money raised from the sale of this patch will be used to purchase toys for our annual toy drive for needy kids in our community this Christmas season. This patch is for sale for $15 each and can be ordered on our online store. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this a huge success.


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December Spirit Day!

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Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto en español.

Click here to see the flyer in Spanish.


Click here to see the flyer in Chinese.