Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

April 30, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!

I hope everyone had a nice break last week from school and for those that could take time off from work. Today we had an evacuation drill. The students did a wonderful job following the safety directions. If we were to ever evacuate and needed to inform you regarding reunification then you would wait for directions via phone and email.

The three elementary principals have worked together to plan spring events for the students. FUN Day will happen for all students. Mr. Collins will be sharing a DL FUN Day with the grade's K-3 DL classes. Grade 4 DL students will be coming into DCS for FUN Day since it is their final year at DCS. We will not be having guests at FUN Day, but we will do some live streaming via Facebook and take many photos to share. The dates are as follows:

Elementary FUN Day Schedule

Grade's K and 1 - June 14

Grade 2 - June 15

Grade 3 - June 16

Grade 4 - June 17

Rain dates - June 18 or week of June 21

Grade Four will have promotions by class out side. Two guests per child will be able to attend. It is schedule for June 24th. The rain date is June 25. We coordinated with WMS so there are no conflicts with those that have a child in grade 8.


9:45 - Lacey

10:30 - Walker

11:15 - Cleary (DL)

1:00 - West

We are excited to bring back some sense of normalcy for the end of the year. This is all about the kids and the kids having fun! We appreciate the support.


Attendance Update

We are 77% into the year! Our RIDE data shows that 7%(21 students - in person/distance) are chronically absent. We are currently in the 78th Percentile! 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.


Please make sure you contact the main office if you change your contact information since returning the contact form or at any point you make a change.

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!

May 4th Referendum

Check out the canvassers website for information about voting locations and times.

Here is the link to the project details and financial impact.

DCS Battle of the Books Royal Court

Need Some Help? We got you.

Free Tutors: Click the link below to enroll your older children in free tutoring for math and SAT prep. It is for students in grades 6 - 12.


United Way 2-1-1: Whether you need to find daycare for your child, get financial assistance for a utility bill, find a mental health counselor to help you in a crisis, or connect with any other kind of community service, you'll find all the answers you need by calling 2-1-1.


HealthSource RI: Information about health insurance plans, including RIte Care.



Spring Rabies Clinic

Sunday, May 16th, 10am-12pm

33 Larry Hirsch Lane

Westerly, RI

Westerly Animal Control and the Westerly Animal Shelter is having a Spring Rabies Clinic!

$10.00 cash only


Dogs on leashes, cats in carriers (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Bring previous rabies vaccination paperwork with you if available

Click here to see the flyer.

Parents As Teachers: Education Begins At Home

This is a free program for children ages 0-5 to help prepare your child for success in school. The PAT program offers instruction for parents on how to teach their child the skills to be successful in preschool and kindergarten. If you are interest in the PAT program, please contact us at 401-326-5370 or mcamarena@westerly.k12.ri.us . Click the links below to see flyers for more information.




From Our Amazing PTO

Thanks for checking out our newsletter! Here you will find information on what the PTO is working on right now. We also use Constant Contact to blast important information. If you are not receiving Email Blasts from us and would like to, please email dunnscornerspto@gmail.com with “Blast” in the subject line.

Other ways to stay up to date on PTO events, check out our website at:


Or check us out on Facebook at Dunn’s Corners School PTO

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will run virtually from May 16-21. This is a great opportunity to get books for the summer! Keep on the look out for Blasts from the PTO!

Our next PTO Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm virtually. If you are interested in attending, please email the PTO at dunnscornerspto@gmail.com. We will email you the meeting information and agenda as it gets closer.

Teacher Appreciation Week is 5/3-5/7. In the coming weeks, the PTO will share opportunities to say “Thank you” to our staff at DCS all week long! Help us show our gratitude to all teachers and staff by signing up for Stock the Staff Lounge and participating in the activities!!

Stock the Staff Lounge is continuing every month! There are still spots open for May and June! If you would like to donate, please sign up here:


Shop with Scrip!!! Buy gift cards and earn $$ for our school! This fundraiser will continue throughout the year for electronic gift cards. Please continue to support DCS, as this has the potential to do very well if people participate!


Here are some simple ways to support the PTO from home! You can also share these ideas with family and friends anywhere! For help with any of these programs, please contact dunnscornerspto@gmail.com.

Boxtops – download the app, shop like usual, scan your receipt to earn DCS $$ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Hh94b2BvFK4&app=desktop

AmazonSmile – Shop on Amazon? Use Amazon Smile to earn cash for DCS on every purchase. Just choose Dunn’s Corners School as the recipient!


What's Happening at DCS?

Third Grade: Third Grade is learning about Water Conservation Issues. They are going to be making PSA's about water issues and what people could do to solve them. This will tie in many subjects. For example, they will be using skills from Science, Social Studies, ELA, and Writing. Finally, in Math, they are learning how to find the area of shapes.

Is your child not in Third Grade? Be on the look out! Each grade gets a turn

BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success)

We had another terrific BOKS session! The kids had an awesome time. They did a great job and were great listeners. Congratulations to King ; our BOKS kid of the week!

The BOKS Burst Weekly Activities, found in the April 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.

If you'd like more explanation for Week Four Activities, click here.

If you'd like more explanation for Week Five Activities, click here.

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