The Dunstan Biweekly Newsletter

January 20th

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Upcoming Events @ Dunstan

Monday, Jan 20th

  • NO SCHOOL (MLK DAY)


Tuesday, Feb 4th

  • DMS-GMHS 9th Grade Registration Cards
  • DMS-PTA offering QPR training (suicide prevention)

Wednesday, Feb 5th

  • DMS - Coffee w/counselors


Thursday, Feb 6th

  • DMS-All State Choir Festival (only selected students)


Friday, Feb 7th

  • All State Choir Concert


Monday, Feb 10th

  • DMS-GMHS 9th Grade Registration Cards


Friday, Feb 14th

  • NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS (teacher work day)


Monday, Feb 17th

  • NO SCHOOL (President's Day)



More Details Found on the Dunstan Website

Coffee With Counselors/SEL (Feb 5th 9am-10am)

Join Dunstan's Counselors and Social Emotional Learning Specialist as well as a Green Mountain High School Counselor for coffee and Q & A.

LOST AND FOUND

Dear families,


Lost and found will be given to charity monthly. At the end of each month all items will be bagged up and taken away. Please have your students check our lost and found.


THIS MONTH'S PICKUP is Jan. 31st


Thank you,


Dunstan Office Staff

Announcements

SCHOOL HOURS REMINDER


  • School ends @ 2:15. All students are expected to be with a teacher or off school grounds by 2:30.


  • Office hours are 6:45am - 3:15pm. After 3:15 the doors to the school will not be answered unless there is an evening program or prearranged meeting.


  • If your student is involved in athletics after school. Please enter the school through the gym doors located north of the parking lot.



Important Info/Reminders!


Policy Reminders

~We have about 950 students at Dunstan. If would be a great help to the office if you would help your student make sure they have everything they need before heading off to school. We have several deliveries every morning for your students. Getting all these items to your students means they are missing out on instruction when called to the office to pick up the items, or if they are delivered it causes interruptions to the classroom and sometimes makes it hard to get back on task. Any help you can give us would be deeply appreciated. Thank you so much for your support.


~Please have your photo ID with you when you pick up your student

in the office.


~Anyone picking up a student during the school day must be on the

student's Jeffco Connect account. If you need help adding someone

to an account, please call the office 303-982-9270.


These policies are for the safety of our students. Thank you!

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Warren Tech (Open House)

Student Opportunities

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Some Pictures

Guest Speaker in 7th Grade Science

Visual Representations of Animal Farm

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8th Grade

Jeffco Writing Challenge

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Important Attendance Information

Absences


Your student, in school and learning, is a top priority at Dunstan. Our goal is for all kids to have 95% or better attendance for the school year.


Please call the attendance line when your child is absent. (303) 982-9221


Our Tardy Policy


With snowy weather here, make sure you make adjustments to your morning commute when necessary.


The Attendance Line should be used any time your student will miss school for any reason. 303-982-9221


Prearranged Absences of 3 Days or more: This form is available in the office and on our website, go to Student Resources, then forms. Students are responsible for filling out the top section and showing it to each of their teachers to get info on missed work. Important: the form must be turned into the office when complete in order for the student to be marked excused. A copy will be made and kept in the office. Questions? Contact Gretchen, attendance secretary 303-982-9270


Appointments: You may use the attendance line to let us know you'll be picking up your student for an appointment or arriving late during the school day. Let us know the student's name and time they will be picked up, or arriving late at school. Always bring in your photo ID to pick up your student!

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Technology

January Digital Citizenship Resource Family Letter


Families who purchased a Lenovo 100e this school year (2019-2020) are able to purchase accidental damage warranty now until the device reaches its end of warranty (1 year). Please take a look at costs and consider purchasing this coverage so repair expenses for accidental damage are covered.


Video that will be shown to students through PTV on 1/21/20 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BxlDCWlPDTS_6ebzC6hrNR2BTv9UiIHt/view?usp=sharing


Parents and Guardians, below are two things teachers would like to make sure you are aware of.

1 - Help your kiddos remember to charge their devices overnight so they are able to fully participate in classroom activities

2 - Late work will not be immediately be put in IC. If you have questions about classroom grades and late work please give some wait time and then contact your student's teacher.

Watchdog Program

Dunstan WATCHDOG Program is up and running smooth! WatchDOGS are Dads or any father figure that serve as a positive role model for students, and help support staff duties. Sign up to volunteer between 10:10am - 12:50pm, before or after school. The students and staff greatly appreciate you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d44aaaa2aa6f85-dunstan

Visual Arts - Preparing Sketchbooks

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Tutoring Opportunity @ Green Mountain High School

Green Mountain Math and Science Tutoring


Dunstan students are welcome to GM High School for help in math and science.


Link to Tutoring Calendar

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13BfhoGYF7wN1VrX_h02s7VygRUdQ4-lltRxhgmUj7XY/edit?usp=sharing

Dunstan Comic Strip - by our very own JAMES NGUYEN

COMING SOON

PTA Announcements

The PTA will be sponsoring a suicide prevention training with Bryn Brody. She is a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) trainer and will be sharing the program on Tuesday, February 4th at 6pm in the library. All adults are welcome. Please use the link below to sign up so we can be sure to have enough materials.


QPR Training Sign Up


Spirit night - 1/22 - Noodles on Union from 4-8pm - 25% will be go back to the PTA and school!

Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday, March 5th @ 6pm in the library.


Jeffco PTA Reflections Contest winners announced:


Congratulations to the following Dunstan students with winning entries at the county level:

Kiera Bishop received an Award of Excellence in the category of Visual Arts.

Savannah Primak received an Award of Excellence in the category of Music Composition.

June Dempsey received an Award of Merit in the category of Music Composition.

Award of Excellence winners will move on to represent Dunstan at the State level.

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Workshop for Parents - humanbyhuman.com

What if there were a way that parents could take a break from being the expert on their children? Basically, in this workshop for parents, you can stop solving the problems, and coach your children to solve their own problems.

humanbyhuman.com

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Green Mountain Bike Team

Then bike team is inviting 8th graders to ride with them.


Please follow the link below.

https://sites.google.com/jeffcoschools.us/gmhsmountainbiketeam

School Trips

Explore Europe

What: World War II and the Western Front tour

When: July 2020

How long: 14 days

Where: Multiple countries


Please contact Sarah Mehmen @ sarah.mehmen@jeffco.k12.co.us if you are interested.

Have you ever been interested in traveling to Iceland?

Now is your chance! Ms. Murphy and Ms. Reese will be leading an educational tour of Iceland Spring Break 2020.

There is limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis for this opportunity. Your student has received information at school and there will be a meeting March 5th at 6:00pm in the DMS library if you are interested in finding out more information about this amazing opportunity! Below is a flyer with further details and contact information for any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!


More Information -

http://rsvp.eftours.com/g6txv4t

Dunstan Middle School



Home of the Patriots!!!


At Dunstan Middle School, we aspire every minute of every day to:



  • Engage students in dynamic, rigorous learning activities.
  • Inspire students to explore their interests through innovative electives, content courses and after-school activities.
  • Empower students with restorative practices in a safe, supportive learning community.