Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

April 16, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!

We are beginning to plan dates for Grade 4 Promotion, Grade 4 Taste of RI, and FUN Days for all students, including DL. The only event that two family members can attend is the grade 4 promotion. All other activities will not include spectators. Keep an eye out for dates in the next coming weeks.



Anyone considering travel is asked to review and abide by the state’s travel orders and is reminded that students who travel to states with greater than 5% positivity rates are expected to quarantine for fourteen days prior to returning to school. The list of these states is always current and available on the RIDOH website. Students who are required to quarantine will have distance learning options made available to them.

If you are intending to travel to a state with a greater than 5% positivity rate during Winter Recess, we request that you make your travel plans known to your building principal or school nurse in advance. Your school nurses can also answer any questions regarding quarantine requirements, asymptomatic testing availability and more.

***Westerly's guidance is superseding the state recommendations.

***Includes International Travel


Attendance Update

Our RIDE data shows that 7%(21 students - in person/distance) are chronically absent. We are currently ranked 58 in the state! This is a big improvement from last week.

Come to school! 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.


Please make sure you contact the main office if you change your contact information since returning the contact form or at any point you make a change.

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

Have a safe and nice vacation!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

DCS Battle of the Books Royal Court

Need Some Help? We got you.

Low Cost Internet: Visit the link below for information on getting low cost internet.


Kids Link: This is a hotline that operates 24/7. You can call if your child is feeling excessive anger or sadness, lashing out, having severe worries, or hurting themselves or others.


Spring Rabies Clinic

Sunday, May 16th, 10am-12pm

33 Larry Hirsch Lane

Westerly, RI

Westerly Animal Control and the Westerly Animal Shelter is having a Spring Rabies Clinic!

$10.00 cash only


Dogs on leashes, cats in carriers (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Bring previous rabies vaccination paperwork with you if available

Click here to see the flyer.

Parents As Teachers: Education Begins At Home

This is a free program for children ages 0-5 to help prepare your child for success in school. The PAT program offers instruction for parents on how to teach their child the skills to be successful in preschool and kindergarten. If you are interest in the PAT program, please contact us at 401-326-5370 or mcamarena@westerly.k12.ri.us . Click the links below to see flyers for more information.




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

Board Positions: The DCS PTO is starting to look for people to fill open Board Positions for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in finding out how you can help support our school and community, please contact Meridith Nelson at mnelson82@hotmail.com. We are currently looking for a co secretary and President (or co presidents)!

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will run virtually from May 16-21. This is a great opportunity to get books for the summer! Keep on the look out for Blasts from the PTO!

Our next PTO Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm virtually. If you are interested in attending, please email the PTO at dunnscornerspto@gmail.com. We will email you the meeting information and agenda as it gets closer.

Teacher Appreciation Week is 5/3-5/7. In the coming weeks, the PTO will share opportunities to say “Thank you” to our staff at DCS all week long! Help us show our gratitude to all teachers and staff by signing up for Stock the Staff Lounge and participating in the activities!!

Stock the Staff Lounge is continuing every month! There are still spots open for May and June! If you would like to donate, please sign up here:


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!


What's Happening at DCS?

Second Grade: Second Grade is learning about plants! Their guiding question is "How do we get the fruits, flowers, and vegetables we enjoy?" They organized information on a Plant Frayer Model Anchor chart pictured below. They make scientific illustrations demonstrating knowledge of plant parts. This is also pictured below. Finally, they are working on writing paragraphs that they are holding up in the last picture.

Is your child not in Second Grade? Be on the look out! Each grade gets a turn

BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success)

We had another terrific BOKS session! The kids had an awesome time. They did a great job and were great listeners. Congratulations to King ; our BOKS kid of the week!

The BOKS Burst Weekly Activities, found in the April 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 April Fitness Calendar. If you click an activity on the calendar, it will bring you to a YouTube video explaining the activity.

Week One was part of March's last week. If you'd like more explanation for Week Three Activities, click here.

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