Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

May 6, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!


The kids were beyond excited about gathering together as a grade level during recess!

We are planning end of year events such as FUN Day and field trips. Fourth grade Promotion will be June 20th at 11:00am outside (four guests/child). If the event goes indoors then we are limiting it to two guests per child. Invitations and tickets will be sent home.


HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY to all of the DCS mothers and grandparents!

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RICAS (state assessment) math will be next week.


Grade 4 Math: May 9 and 10

May 11 - NO SCHOOL (asynchronous learning/ staff PD)

Grade 3 Math: May 12 and 13

Make Ups - Week of May 16th


For those who may volunteer or be asked to chaperone an event or field trip, please complete your BCI, https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/domain/77.

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

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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!

WPS PreK-4 Handbook

Color DCS!

Click the link below to download free coloring pages that feature some familiar faces! Have your child color the page and then bring it to school to be displayed. They can turn them into Nicole Esposito in the Main Office. Now with Fourth Grade Teachers. Have fun!


DCS Coloring Book

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 13% chronically absent. Currently, we are ranked #40 of all RI schools with best attendance rating. Keep up the great work!


For those who are chronically absent, Attendance Officer John Riley may visit your home to inquire about attendance.

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A Big Thank you!

The staff wants to thank the PTO and all the parents for the amazing display of appreciation this week. We were blown away by your support. We are so lucky to have such wonderful families. Thank you again!

Battle of the Books Royal Court

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Don't forget to register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten registration begins January 10th. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 in order to be eligible. Go to our student registration page for more information!


https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/Page/9923

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.


Rent Relief RI: This is a free program that helps renters and landlords in the state of RI.

This program will provide rental and utility relief payments to help eligible renters maintain housing stability. Contact information is below.


https://www.rihousing.com/rentreliefri/

1-855-608-8756


Free Tutors: Click the link below to enroll your older children in free tutoring for math and SAT prep. It is for students in grades 6 - 12.


https://enrollri.org/acn


United Way 2-1-1: Whether you need to find daycare for your child, get financial assistance for a utility bill, find a mental health counselor to help you in a crisis, or connect with any other kind of community service, you'll find all the answers you need by calling 2-1-1.


www.211ri.org

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Come on down & Grab what you need

Mrs. Tabitha was able to get items donated that the students might need. We have tooth brushes, tooth paste, floss, deodorant, hand sanitizer, and soap. If your child needs any of these items, have them come down to Mrs. Nicole's office located in the Main Office. Items are free and available to anyone that needs them.

Ready to Learn

Fourth Grade: This is going to be a great rest of the school year with so many fun activities planned. We are heading to the state house next week on our first field trip of the year. The students will also participate in battle of the books which they have been preparing all year for! In science we are continuing with our environmental unit. The students have observed the life cycle of a darkling beetle and isopods. They are also currently observing how aquatic animals live in their environment. In ELA we recently started a new unit all about the 19th amendment. We are currently reading the book titled, "The Hope Chest" Finally, in math we are still working hard with fractions and have been doing a lot of test prep to get prepared for math RICAS. Please wish the 4th graders good luck as they take their test on Monday and Tuesday. They will do amazing!!


Is your child not in Fourth Grade? Check the next newsletter. 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 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 more detailed instructions on Week One.

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Full STEAM Ahead

Get kids active while learning about STEAM! STEAM is an approach to learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. These concepts are helping to promote problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more. Click here to get some physical activity ideas involving STEAM.
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May Spirit Day: Wear Your Favorite Sunglasses!

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Kindergarten Challenge: Making the School Better For All Kids

Mrs. Perkins Class: An Indoor Recess Zone

2 areas: Loud and Quiet


Loud:

Pool-we live near the ocean and should know how to swim!

Trampolin

Ball Pit


Quiet:

Library- This way we won't interrupt Mrs. Doyle if she is teaching

Lego Room

Magnet Room

Mrs. Birrell: A School For All Children

After reading the book, If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen we were inspired to construct Dunn’s Corners School for All Children.


Our updated Dunn’s Corners School is a fun place for children of all ages to learn in special classrooms/labs. The classrooms include: A Dance Studio; A new Gym; An Animal Classroom; An Aquarium and a Gymnastics Room.

Mrs. Harrison: A Friendly Robot

We made a friendly robot named DCS. He makes tacos and says kind things. He's always on the look out for people who are demonstrating the three B's. He's looking for people being respectful, being responsible, and being safe.
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Special Olympics Fun!

Lost & Found

We have lots of items in our lost and found. If your child is missing something, tell them to go look for their missing items. If they need help, have them stop by the main office for assistance.