Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

October 29, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!


We are excited to share our electronic virtual OPEN HOUSE. Due to COVID19 the WPS elementary schools will not be hosting an in person open house. We hope to have one in the spring.


WPS conferences will be virtual. Teachers will be reaching out to you for scheduling your google meet. Some teachers may have you use the link to the google meet via your child's class google classroom. You can access your child's google classroom by clicking this link and signing in with your child's WPS email and password. Contact your child's teacher with google classroom access questions.


Conferences are November 17th. Students do not have school, but will be assigned asynchronous learning activities. Attendance will be based on completion of the activities.

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This month, our schoolwide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.

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Finally, remember to go directly to your child's teacher for any questions, concerns, positive feedback, or for information about the school day.

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We will be using #dcsanchors all over social media. Look for it on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!


Have a great weekend! Stay safe during Halloween!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

ATTENTION PARENT DROP OFF (AM): IMPORTANT NEWS

Parent drop off times will be changing starting Monday, November 1, 2021. Parent drop off at the gym door will be from 8:20 am - 8:45 am. After 8:45 am, please park your car and walk your child to the main office. At the main entrance, press the button to your right and enter in the door to your right when instructed by office staff. Children will be considered tardy if arriving after 8:45 am. Thank you for your flexibility.

Attendance UPDATE

The realistic goal is to have less than 5% chronically absent, but ultimately 0%. Chronically absent is defined as being out 10% of the days in school. This data impacts our STAR rating. Currently, we are at 13% chronically absent. Keep up the great work!
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Battle of the Books Royal Court

Veterans Day 2021

We need your help as we honor our Veterans for our 5th Annual Veterans Day Assembly.

Check this out, https://forms.gle/HFcR1MbYNevkum7v6.

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Picture Day

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9am

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Picture Day has been moved. Practice those smiles.

Need some help? Look no further.

Below are some resources you or someone you know may need. If you miss a resource, they will be displayed again in the future or you could reach out to the Parent Liaison, Nicole Esposito.


Nick Vunono Charity Fund: The Nick Vuono Charity Fund has a long history of offering resources and support to individuals with special needs and organizations that provide supportive services in the Westerly- Bradford area. Past awards have included adaptive accessories in homes, adaptive sports gear, playground equipment, bikes, I-Pads, computers, sensory swings, language development programs and other items not covered by insurance. Click here to read more and to get an application.


Heating Assistance: Visit the link below to apply for assistance paying your heating bill.


https://tricountyri.org/services/housing-energy-emergency-services/fuel-assistance-liheap/


Kids Link: This is a hotline that operates 24/7. You can call if your child is feeling excessive anger or sadness, lashing out, having severe worries, or hurting themselves or others.


1-855-543-5465

Anyone Need a Library Card?

If you are interested in getting library cards, you simply need to stop by the library and fill out the application. In order to complete the application, you will need a valid photo id with current proof of address. There is also a link on our website under the "Check It Out" tab. Check out the library website by clicking here.

Help out the class of 2024!

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Ready to Learn

Kindergarten: Kindergarten is working on their Community Unit. The goal is to build a classroom community of learners including the children and their teachers. We learn to help each other and that we are supported by the other people in the classroom. We learn better when we learn together.


In addition, the Kindergarteners had special visitors from Elmrock Farm. Pictures are below.


Is your child not in Kindergarten? Check back next week. Every week a different grade gets a turn.

Welcome Leroy the Jersey Calf!

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BOKS (Build Our Kid's Success)

The BOKS Burst Weekly Activities, found in the September Fitness Calendar, are meant to get you and your kids up and moving throughout the day. Studies show that daily movement breaks increase focus, improve mood, and have many added health benefits. Let's all get moving this week with the below bursts!


Please click here to see the October Fitness Calendar. If you click an activity on the calendar, it will bring you to a YouTube video explaining the activity.


Click here for more detailed instructions for Week Four.

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See for yourself!

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Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto en español.

Click here to see the flyer in Spanish.

请点击此处查看中文传单。

Click here to see the flyer in Chinese.

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