October Lunch Menus

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dunning school council

Dear Families,

I invite you to be a member of the Dunning School Council!

A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C. The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for councils. School councils are to assist principals in:

  1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards

  2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school

  3. Reviewing the annual school building budget

  4. Formulating a school improvement plan

While we will review the above, the main purpose of this school council will be to continue to look at family and community engagement at Dunning and to assist in the development of a plan to address this area.

Meetings will take place at 4:00 - 5:00pm on the following dates: 10/21, 12/9, 1/20, 3/23, and 5/11.

Please join Colleen Gazard, Kevin Lynch, Suzanne Chlapowski and myself as part of this year’s school council by emailing me at


Ms. Schecter

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A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Fun Run. We raised just over $23,000!!!

A special thank you to Heather Lounsbury for orgainzing the run!

Click HERE to watch the Fun Run video. If you are not already a PTO FB page memeber you will have to join.

west wing playground

We will be getting an addition to the west wing playground. This week, new monkey bars are being installed. Thank you to the PTO for funding this new piece of equipment!
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2019-2020 school hours

School Hours 9:15am - 3:30pm

Students are welcome to begin arriving at school at 9:00 am, when teachers will be present to greet them.

Early Release Days

  • Students are dismissed at 1:05pm.
  • Lunch IS served.
  • If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to arrive at their stop approximately two and a half hours earlier than normal.
  • Early Release Thursdays: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 12/5, 3/5, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

Half Days

  • Students are dismissed at 12:30pm.
  • 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: 11/27 and the last day of school.
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Wednesday, 10/9

  • No School - Yom Kippur

Friday, 10/11

  • Picture Day

Monday, 10/14

  • No School - Columbus Day

Wednesday, 10/16

  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00pm (Media Center)

Thursday, 10/17

  • Early Release. Students are dismissed at 1:05pm. Lunch IS served

Thursday, 10/24

  • Early Release. Students are dismissed at 1:05pm. Lunch IS served
Saturday, 10/26
  • Monster Mash Dance, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Cafeteria)

NO Homework Days

  • October 31, 2019
  • January 30, 2020
  • April 30, 2020

September electronic backpack

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

  • Performance Art Center of MetroWest
  • Wayside - Delay You Gray event and 5K4Kids Road Race
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Centre Music House
  • Nick Cerio's Kempo Karate
  • Comcast - Internet Essentials
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