Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

October 1, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!


This month, our schoolwide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.


Second Step lessons teach skills for learning. You’ll be receiving Home Links describing why these skills are important and including fun activities to do with your child to practice them. We hope you enjoy them!


Please tell your child’s teacher if you’d like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home.


We will be re-establishing our school improvement team. Please complete this form if interested by October 8, 2020.


Finally, 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!

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 10% chronically absent. Keep up the great work!
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Veterans Day 2021

We need your help as we honor our Veterans for our 5th Annual Veterans Day Assembly.

Check this out, https://forms.gle/HFcR1MbYNevkum7v6.

From Our Amazing PTO

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On-line Book Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 8am to Thursday, Oct. 14th, 10pm

This is an online event.

Check out our Scholastic Book Fair Home page! It's got all the information you need!


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dunnscornerselementaryschool

Student In-Person Book Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 9am to Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 12pm

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Get your children excited about reading and SUPPORT DCS!

Ever seen an e-wallet meant for your child??? Reduce the risk of losing the cash! Check it out on our home page!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dunnscornerselementaryschool


Parents, we need your help!!! We are looking for volunteers to help run the in-person book fair October 5th and 6th. A Sign-Up Monkey will be going out soon!


Volunteers are required to have a BCI completed. This only needs to be done once a school year!

https://ri01900035.schoolwires.net/domain/77


Have questions?

Email dunnscornerspto@gmail.com

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS

The yearbook needs your help. Please e-mail any first day photos you have to dcsyearbookphotos@gmail.com. When attaching them, please choose the option for "Actual Size". Thanks in advance for all your help.

Picture Day

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9am

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Picture Day has been moved. Practice those smiles.

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.


Nick Vunono Charity Fund: The Nick Vuono Charity Fund has a long history of offering resources and support to individuals with special needs and organizations that provide supportive services in the Westerly- Bradford area. Past awards have included adaptive accessories in homes, adaptive sports gear, playground equipment, bikes, I-Pads, computers, sensory swings, language development programs and other items not covered by insurance. Click here to read more and to get an application.


HealthSource RI: Information about health insurance plans, including RIte Care.


www.healthsourceri.com

1-855-840-4774


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

Flu Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 3-7pm

23 Ward Avenue

Westerly, RI

Come and get your flu shot!


The community is welcome. Must be 3 years old or older.


Clinic is located in the Cafeteria.


Registration process

Mask requirements

  • All clinic participants must wear a mask. (Masks should fit snugly but comfortably over a person’s nose, mouth, and chin without any gaps.)
  • Masks will be available for anyone who needs it.
  • Exceptions are made for children younger than age two. People who don’t wear a mask due to a medical exemption are being referred to their primary care provider (PCP) for their flu vaccination.


Click here for FAQ's. Any other questions, contact your school nurse.

Ready to Learn

First Grade: First graders have been busy settling into their new classrooms and routines. They are learning the names of their new classmates and getting to know one another. We've been reviewing the 3 B's: Be respectful, be responsible, and be safe. We've just completed our first math unit on teen numbers, and in Fundations we've completed our unit reviewing letter formation and sounds. For the fall, grade one will be learning about communities. We will be thinking about what communities they are part of and what makes communities work well.


Is your child not in First 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 September 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 for Week Five.

Spirit Day! Sports Edition

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