Friday Focus

Welcome to the DUNLAP GRADE SCHOOL’S Friday Focus

Great Things at DGS This Week

There was great feedback from kids at teachers about the Global School Play Day! This week's video is all about the fun from that day! Feel free to share on your blogs or newsletters!

Thank you for recognizing that our students do benefit from play and the positive benefits from play!
Dunlap Grade School Global School Play Day '16

on the docket

Monday, February 8, 2016
  • Lunch: Spaghetti
  • You can submit for AR Empowered Educator if you use the start date of August 17th. I checked and it is still not open yet, but the link to view it is here
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  • Lunch: Taco Tuesday
  • BBT Meetings
  • I have an admin meeting at 9am
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Music Rehearsal 9:15am
  • All School Music Assembly 10:15am
  • Elementary Curriculum Council 3:30pm
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Music Program 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Lunch: Cheese Omelet
  • Nicole Stuff's Birthday
  • Canvas Webinar. Stefanie will be attending all morning
  • Senate Bill 100 Seminar. I will be out all morning
  • PLCS: The intervention team will meet with K-2. BESST Web should be completed for 3-5th Grade.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Lunch: Heart Nuggets
  • G.F. Annual Review 8:30am
  • Spelling Bee 10am
  • Band Rehearsal at 2:15pm at RES
  • BLT Meeting 2:45pm in the Office
Friday, February 12, 2016
  • Lunch: Cheese Pizza
  • Coffee Treats from Parents' Club
  • Valentine's Day Parties at 1:45pm
  • I have a personal day in the afternoon

Bus Transportation Expectations

Can you please reiterate in your newsletters and communications home the importance of safe bus rides and students following expectations. An image of the rules are below and you can view them in a PDF here

We are adding this communication to the building newsletter and the facebook page as well.
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Classroom Volunteers

All regular classroom and school volunteers are required to go through the volunteer on-boarding process. You can view the list of activities that DO and DO NOT need parents to go through the process below.

It is helpful to Lisa if you provide a list of parents that will be in your rooms for weekly activities ahead of time so she can verify their ability to access the classrooms. Please supply her in an email anytime you are having parents come into your room and their names. For example, if you have regular reading camp-outs or AR visitors, send her an email with the dates and which parents are coming in. She will run the list against the cleared volunteer list and make contact if they are not cleared.

Let me know if you have questions!
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Explore More Day is Coming

Explore More Day will be May 6th. All teachers should sponsor and host a session. We will need to finalize the sessions in Early March. Please be thinking and securing your speakers or sessions. Once you know, please email me or add it to the google doc at Thanks!

Explore More Featured Speaker Booked

I am excited to announce that the Parent's Club has funded Fritz Klein, a regional Abe Lincoln presenter to be at Explore More Day. If you have seen him, you know how authentic and amazing he is. He will present an all school assembly in the morning and several small workshops and lunches throughout the day! You can read more at: Lincoln Institute

Parents Club Seeking Donations for Carnival Instrument Making Station

The Parents Club would like you to begin saving or considering donating the following items. There will be a box in the work room! Thanks!

Clean soup cans

Paper towel or toilet paper tubes

Rubber Bands


Small craft bells


Blogs, Pins, and Tweets, Oh My!

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