Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

April 29, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!


I am excited to announce that beginning next week the classes will mix up for recess. We are teaching the 3Bs by grade level each day about recess expectations. Monday will begin with Grade 4 and then end with K on Friday.


RICAS (state assessment) will be happening this spring for all grade 3 and 4 students. Mark your calendars for the following dates:



Grade 4 Math: May 9 and 10

Grade 3 Math: May 12 and 13


For those who may volunteer or be asked to chaperone an event or field trip, please complete your BCI, https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/domain/77.

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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!


Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

WPS PreK-4 Handbook

Color DCS!

Click the link below to download free coloring pages that feature some familiar faces! Have your child color the page and then bring it to school to be displayed. They can turn them into Nicole Esposito in the Main Office. Now with Fourth Grade Teachers. Have fun!


DCS Coloring Book

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 10% chronically absent. Currently, we are ranked #19 of all RI schools with best attendance rating. Keep up the great work!


For those who are chronically absent, Attendance Officer John Riley may visit your home to inquire about attendance.

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Battle of the Books Royal Court

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Don't forget to register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten registration begins January 10th. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 in order to be eligible. Go to our student registration page for more information!


https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/Page/9923

Take a minute and nominate your favorite teacher for the Golden Apple Award!

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.


GED classes: Evening GED classes have returned to Westerly. Tues, Wed, Thurs nights 5-8 pm


Jason Colonies

Executive Director

Education Exchange

33 N Road C-1

Peace Dale, RI 02879

401-783-0293

jcolonies@edexri.org


Low Cost Internet: Visit the link below for information on getting low cost internet.


https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html


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

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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.

Ready to Learn

Third Grade: In Math, Third Grade is working on 5 digit numbers and coins and currency. In Science, they are working on structures of life while studying their classroom crayfish. Finally, in ELA, they are studying water around the world with a focus on keeping water clean and conservation.


Is your child not in Third Grade? Check the next newsletter. Every week a different grade gets a turn.

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


Time to catch up. Click here for more detailed instructions on Week Two, Week Three, and Week Four.

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Full STEAM Ahead

Get kids active while learning about STEAM! STEAM is an approach to learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. These concepts are helping to promote problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more. Click here to get some physical activity ideas involving STEAM.
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See for yourself!

Pictures From Our Save The Bay Visit!

Lost & Found

We have lots of items in our lost and found. If your child is missing something, tell them to go look for their missing items. If they need help, have them stop by the main office for assistance.