Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

May 7, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!


I wanted to take the opportunity to thank each of the DCS families for an amazing teacher appreciation week. The staff is thankful and honored by your generosity!


Happy Mother's Day to all the fantastic mothers!

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FUN Day Info:

The three elementary principals have worked together to plan spring events for the students. FUN Day will happen for all students. Mr. Collins will be sharing a DL FUN Day with the grade's K-3 DL classes. Grade 4 DL students will be coming into DCS for FUN Day since it is their final year at DCS. We will not be having guests at FUN Day, but we will do some live streaming via Facebook and take many photos to share. The dates are as follows:


Elementary FUN Day Schedule

Grade's K and 1 - June 14

Grade 2 - June 15

Grade 3 - June 16

Grade 4 - June 17

Rain dates - June 18 or week of June 21


Grade Four will have promotions by class out side. Two guests per child will be able to attend. It is schedule for June 24th. The rain date is June 25. We coordinated with WMS so there are no conflicts with those that have a child in grade 8.

Schedule:

9:45 - Lacey

10:30 - Walker

11:15 - Cleary (DL)

1:00 - West


We are excited to bring back some sense of normalcy for the end of the year. This is all about the kids and the kids having fun! We appreciate the support.

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Attendance Update

We are 80% into the year! Our RIDE data shows that 7%(20 students - in person/distance) are chronically absent. We are currently in the 78th Percentile! 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.

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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 great weekend!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

May 4th Referendum

Check out the canvassers website for information about voting locations and times.

Here is the link to the project details and financial impact.

DCS Battle of the Books Royal Court

Congrats to our very own Ms. Schilke!!

Ms Schilke is one of our second grade teachers. She is also known as Lt. Schilke. She was named EMT of the Year at the Dunn’s Corners Fire Department on Wednesday night! The picture is Ms. Schilke with her sister Hannah, who was named Officer of the Year and is also known as Lt. Schilke. Congratulations to the strong, super, smart, life-saving Schilke sisters!
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Need Some Help? We got you.

Rhode Island Legal Services: RILS is the State's major law firm for low-income people with civil legal problems.


www.rils.org

401-274-2652


TeethFirst!: Information and resources about children's oral health.


www.teethfirstri.org/parents-families


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.


https://www.dvrcsc.org/our-services

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


+THIS WILL BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED/MASKS REQUIRED+


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.



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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:

https://sites.google.com/view/dcspto

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


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 Thursday, June 3 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.


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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044AA8AE2DA1F94-stock


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!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C7og6E-IpnVATIgGsYhqDxFyb-kW-byTuxWWsUiVWF0/edit?usp=sharing


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!

https://smile.amazon.com/

What's Happening at DCS?

Fourth Grade: Fourth grade is busy, busy, busy. They are finishing up RICAS. They are learning tons about fractions. Finally, they are about to reading a content-based fiction book set during the American Revolution called Divided Loyalties. Keep up the great work!


Is your child not in Fourth 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 Jackson Mayo; our BOKS kid of the week!


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


Click here for healthy recipes that are kid-tested and kid-approved that your family can make together.

Check Us Out!

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Spirit Day: My Favorite Stuffed Animal

Meet Dex

Look closely and see if you can find him hiding in some of our Spirit Day Pictures.
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