Dunn's Corners School
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe
March 18, 2022
Good afternoon DCS!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
This week was like the first week of school all over again because masks became optional. It was great to see so many smiles and facial expressions throughout the week! RICAS (state assessment) will be happening this spring for all grade 3 and 4 students. Mark your calendars for the following dates:
Grade 4 ELA: April 6 and 7
Grade 3 ELA: April 12 and 13
Grade 4 Math: May 9 and 10
Grade 3 Math: May 12 and 13
It is that time of year again! Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the RIDE survey works survey. Here is the link. The School Improvement team will use this information to make improvements. Currently, 46% of our families have taken the survey. This impressive. We would love more participation. Both parents can take the survey.
Remember to go directly to your child's teacher for any questions, concerns, positive feedback, or for information about the school day.
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!
Celebrating Accountable Independent Reading Homework in Grade's 3 and 4
By: Jack H.
Title: Who was Babe Ruth?
By Joan Holub
Prompt: What point is the author making? What reasons or evidence does he or she have?
Response: Today I read Who Was Babe Ruth? by Joan Holub In the chapter "School Days" the author made a point that living at the reform school was difficult by George (babe) Herman Ruth. For example, it says "During first days at St. Mary's Babe cried" and in the next sentence it says "He was scared and angry." It even says that he feels like he's in a prison. I found all of this information on pages 13 and 14. The author makes this point because the community realized that Babe never gave up so they should never give up.
By: Ashlinn T.
Title: trouble in a fur coat
Prompt: Create a story that tells what will most likely happen next. Use characters and setting and events from the story.
Response: Kimwa and I get out of the stream and shook water off our fur coats. "burr in cold" said Kimwa. Mother bear brought me and kimwa home. Suddenly they heard a hiss. a snake came right out of the bushes. The snake was a coral snake but it looks like a type of poisinus snake . The bears ran right into the den. Finally, they were home and the cubs snuggle close to there mother. Happy Ever After!!! The end.
For those who are chronically absent, Attendance Officer John Riley may visit your home to inquire about attendance.
April 1, 2022 Spirit Day
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Battle of the Books Royal Court
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!
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Low Cost Internet: Visit the link below for information on getting low cost internet.
Heating Assistance: Visit the link below to apply for assistance paying your heating bill.
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.
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Is your child not in Fourth Grade? Check the next newsletter. Every week a different grade gets a turn.
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Get your yearbook booster!
Yearbook boosters are a great way to congratulate your child on a successful year! Students always enjoy finding a message especially written for them in the published yearbook. This year there will be special booster pages dedicated to the fourth grade graduating class!
Please fill out this google form Yearbook Boosters with each booster you would like to include. Once you fill out the form please send money to school in an envelope marked DCS PTO Yearbook Boosters. Checks should be made payable to DCS PTO. A paper copy of this form was also sent home.
Price per booster: $4.00
Please submit yearbook boosters by Friday, March 25th. Thanks!
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 March 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 on Week Three.