Dumfries Dispatch

A Caring Learning Community Celebrating Diversity

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Dumfries families,

We had a great week of virtual learning this past week. We are connecting with many students and families through Zoom and other online platforms. Thank you very much for your support.

Please continue accessing new learning opportunities on Learning Choice Boards that can be found on your student's teacher's webpage. Learning Choice Boards will be updated Sunday evening and you can visit our school website at https://dumfrieses.pwcs.edu/ to access teacher pages.

Our teachers are eager to give feedback to your child's schoolwork, so please send a picture or a copy of their work through email to your child's teacher. Each teacher is creating a 'Photo Album" on their teacher's page and will soon be posting samples of student work.

We have planned a very fun virtual Spirit Week. Please see below for each day's theme. Don't forget to take a picture and tweet it on Twitter and tag us @DumfriesES, post it on Facebook @DMESDragons or send a pic to your child's teacher.

We hope you all continue to be healthy and well.


Mrs. Magrath

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Spirit Week - Join in the Fun!!

We have planned a very fun virtual Spirit Week. Please see below for each day's theme. Don't forget to take a picture and tweet it on Twitter and tag us @DumfriesES, post it on Facebook @DMESDragons or send a pic to your child's teacher.
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Daily Schedule and Learning Choice Boards

Please visit https://dumfrieses.pwcs.edu/ to see our daily schedule and go to class pages to see each grade level's Learning Choice Board for this week. Learning Choice Boards will be updated weekly on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm.

Weekly Office Hours for Mrs. Magrath and Mrs. McFadden

Mrs. Magrath and Mrs. McFadden will have virtual weekly office hours and are available to answer any question and assist you by Zoom 2 days per week. We are here to support our families.

You can reach us during our office hours by phone:

Mrs. Magrath - 571-402-2724

Mrs. McFadden - 571-402-2249

You can also reach us by Zoom. Please click on the link below on Tuesday and Thursday between 11:45 am and 12:15 pm to reach them.

Tuesdays at 11:45 am - 12:15 pm


Thursdays at 11:45 am - 12:15 pm


Dumfries Elementary Family and Student Support Team

Dumfries Elementary School has created the Dumfries Elementary Family and Student Support Team to help support the socio-emotional needs of families during this time at home. They will be sending out a newsletter to families and staff every other week with information about topics such as stress reduction, at home work habit skills, general mental wellness, and positive discipline/behavior support. They will also be available to assist and consult with families, as needed. Please feel free to reach out to any of them for support. Their contact information is listed below.

Michelle Clover, Full-time school counselor (Monday - Friday)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:15 and Fridays 10:45 - 11:15
Email: clovermm@pwcs.edu
Phone: 571-249-3362 (available during office hours)

Brittney Aladetohun, Part-time school counselor (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:15
Email: aladetbn@pwcs.edu
Phone: 757-295-8941 (available during office hours)

Tiffiny Edwards, School Social Worker
Work Hours: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:30 - 3:30
Email: edwardt@pwcs.edu
Phone: 202-681-1954 (available during work hours)

K. Lindsay Campbell, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Specialist (MTSS)
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00
Email: campbekl@pwcs.edu

Jennifer West, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Behavior Intervention Specialist
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00
Email: westjr@pwcs.edu

3rd Quarter Report Cards

3rd Quarter Report Cards will be available in ParentVue on May 5, 2020 for parents/guardians to view. You will not be able to see comments on ParenVue. Teachers will be emailing report cards with comments to parents/guardians. Please make sure that your child's teacher has your most current email address.

Special Education Update

All IEP meetings and eligibility meetings have been scheduled through the end of the school year. If your child receives Special Education services and is due for an annual IEP meeting, your child’s Special Education teacher has attempted to contact you for those meeting dates and times. If your child was scheduled for an educational evaluation to determine whether he or she is eligible to receive Special Education services, you should have received notification of your meeting date and time. If you have any questions regarding your child’s services or meeting dates and times, please contact Mrs. McFadden at mcfaddxm@pwcs.edu.

The Office of Special Education has also prepared a list of some frequently asked questions for parents and their answers in regard to Special Education processes during our school closure. Please see the link below for more information.