Translations for all "Notes from the Office" are available by scrolling to the bottom of each newsletter and clicking on the "Translate" black bar.

Las traducciones de todas las "Notas desde la oficina" están disponibles al desplazarse hasta la parte inferior de cada boletín y hacer clic en la barra negra "Traducir".

Traduções para todos os "Anotações do Office" estão disponíveis rolando até o final de cada newsletter e clicando na barra preta "Traduzir".

All previous Notes From the Office are available by using this LINK.

A friendly reminder that there is no curbside drop off in front of the school (8:30 - 9:30 am) or curbside pick-up in front of the school (2:30 - 3:30).

kindergarten 100th day of school

Another 100th Day of School celebration from our amazing kindergarten students and teachers!!

Click HERE for a slideshow presentation of the kindergarten projects.

Sweetheart dance

A HUGE THANK YOU to Marci Donnelly, Abbey Bannon, Andrea Geller, Jill MacDonald and everyone esle who volunteered their time or donated food to the dance. It was amazing!!

A special thank you to Guiberti Limousine for donating a limosine ride.

You can veiw pictures HERE.

fourth grade immigration day

Thank you to our fabulous fourth grade teachers for organizing immigration day - no small feat!

View pictures from the day HERE.

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Read Across America Week

Dunning is celebrating Read Across America Week, February 25th - March 1st, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Throughout the week after vacation, we are asking everyone to participate in a Spirit Week organized by the 5th Grade School Council. Each day is inspired by a Dr. Seuss Book!

Monday: Cat in the Hat Day - Crazy Hat or Hair Day

Tuesday: Fox in Socks - Crazy Socks Day

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday - Wacky Day (clashing colors, silly outfits, etc.)

Thursday: Oh, the Places You Will Go - Profession" Day (What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress the part on Thursday!)

Friday: The Sleep Book - PJ Day

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

More on Number Sense at Home

Lauren Walton, Mathematics Coach

Our hope for our children is for them to work flexibly and efficiently with numbers. Having a solid number sense helps our children develop confidence and comfortability when faced with challenges. They are more likely to try various strategies, work through problems, and experience less frustration in math.

You can help your children build their number sense by playing simple games with no materials necessary! So far we have looked at What’s the Question? Who Am I? And Which Number Does Not Belong?

This week’s Number Sense at Home game is called Which Number Does Not Belong?

Which Has More?: A great mental math activity that gets kids to compare several quantities at the same time. Ex. Which has more, the number of wheels on two cars or the number of eggs in a dozen?

This is a wonderful way for students to practice their mental math strategies and see math in the world around them!

Try it out and let us know how it goes at ! We’d love to hear how you’re practicing Number Sense at home.

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Please join Dr. Tremblay and Ms. Judy Styer for an Information Session to understand the Panorama Data and to learn more about the 2018-2019 Survey

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5th, 6:30-8 pm

WHERE: Woodrow Wilson Cafetorium, 169 Leland Street

fifth grade variety show

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping out with the Fifth Grade Variety Show.

Volunteers are needed for the rehearsals, as well as the night of the performance. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please send a message with your name and contact information to and we will contact you with more information about dates and times.

valentine's day

In keeping with the Framingham Public Schools wellness practices, Dunning School continues to be committed to safe and healthy school programs for all of our students. At this time we ask for your continued assistance in supporting our practice of providing students with fun, non-food celebrations. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for students to let their friends know that they are thinking of them with a note or card. We do not allow students to bring in food treats to share with other children to ensure the safety and health of our students. Please do not send in Valentine's Day cards with candy attached.

Thank you for your help with this.

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Below is the Spring 2019 MCAS testing schedule. We will be testing each morning on the testing days. It is important that we have excellent attendance during all testing sessions, so please avoid making appointments during the school day if at all possible. Each session starts at the beginning of the school day.

It is important for all students to be


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November electronic backpack

Please click on the CAT to access flyers from the following organizations:

  • Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
  • FHS Marketplace
  • ProGente Connections
  • Suburban Child
  • Framingham Parks and Recreation
  • Framingham Youth Lacrosse
  • Pilgrim Day Camp
  • Framingham Youth Hockey
  • StarFun Theater Camp


We know that early release, half days, and delayed starts can be confusing!

Early Release Days

  • Students are dismissed at 1:05.
  • Lunch IS served.
  • If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to arrive at their stop two hours earlier than normal.
  • Early Release Thursdays: 12/6, 3/7 4/25, 5/2, 5/16, and 5/23

Half Days

  • Students are dismissed at 12:05.
  • Lunch IS NOT served.
  • If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to arrive at their stop three hours earlier than normal.
  • Half Days: 11/21, 12/21, and the last day of school.

Delayed Starts

  • In the event of a delayed opening, school start times will be delayed by 2 hours.
  • Dunning's hours will be 11:05 am - 3:05 pm.
  • There is no change to dismissal time.
  • Students are welcome to begin arriving at school at 10:50 a.m., when teachers will be present to greet them.
  • Before school programs are canceled.
  • Morning preschool sessions are canceled.
  • Breakfast is not served.
  • If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to get picked up at their regular stop two hours later than normal.


The Jane Shapiro Care and Share began in 1995 as a Dunning School community service project. Each month a specific food item is collected at the school to help keep A Place to Turn's shelves stocked. What a great sharing and learning project! Donations are gathered up by the students and then with help from staff, they are delivered to A Place to Turn. Learn more about A Place to Turn here.

Thank you for your contributions to A Place to Turn during the year. Our monthly food collection makes a huge difference in our community, while teaching our students the importance of giving.

  • February: Rice
  • March: Crackers
  • April: Spaghetti
  • May: Juice Boxes
  • June: Cans of Tuna Fish
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Tuesday, 2/12

  • Robotics Club (grades 4 & 5), 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Friday, 2/15 - Friday 2/22
  • February Vacation
Tuesday, 2/26
  • Robotics Club (grades 4 & 5), 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 2/27
  • Grade 4 Origami Workshop, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, 3/5
  • Robotics Club (grades 4 & 5), 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 3/6
  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Media Center)
Thursday, 3/7
  • Early Release - Professional Devlopment, 1:05 pm Dismissal. Lunch IS served
Tuesday, 3/12
  • Robotics Club (grades 4 & 5), 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 3/13
  • Fifth Grade Puberty Meeting at McCarthy Elementary School, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, 3/19
  • Robotics Club (grades 4 & 5), 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 3/20
  • Spring Picture Day
Tuesday, 3/26
  • Robotics Club (grades 4 & 5), 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, 4/2
  • Robotics Club (grades 4 & 5), 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 4/3
  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Media Center)
Friday, 4/12 - Friday 4/19
  • April Vacation