Dunwiddie Dispatch

August 12, 2022

Important Updates

Registration is open! Be sure to complete the annual registration in Infinite Campus if you haven't already done so. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_9lTQRFL8mFzvC3XrpXcVIkZpLxmi_xcUNWQWkF0H70/edit?usp=sharing

August 15-sign in to Infinite Campus to find out Teacher Placements!

4K Meet and Greet

August 23 in 4K Classroom

AM section 4:30pm-5:15pm

PM section 5:15pm-6:00pm

Kindergarten Social

August 23, 4:30 - 6:00, DES Playground

Link to the invite that was sent to Kindergarten families:


Dunwiddie Supply Drop off/Meet your Teacher

August 29th 3:30 - 5:30pm

All DES students and their families may attend

September 1 - 1st Day of School for Grades 1-4

4K and Kindergarten families were emailed a modified schedule for the first week of school.

PWSSD 2022-23 School Year Calendar At-A-Glance


Gearing up for a great year!

Dear DES Families,

We hope you have been soaking up the warm summer weather and having fun with friends and family. We can't wait to see you all in a couple weeks!

As our staff transitions back to work after some well-deserved time off, we have a few new members to introduce. These teachers will be wonderful additions to our (already amazing) team!

Anna Emme: 1st Grade Teacher

Graduate of UW-Green Bay

Most recently taught 2nd grade in Manitowoc Public School District

Jennifer Fote: 4th Grade Teacher

Graduate of Concordia University

Most Recently was a Special Education Teacher in Grafton Public Schools

Tyson Kuhrmeier: Special Education Teacher

Master's Degree in Exceptional Education from UW-Milwaukee

Most recently was a Special Education Teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools

Every child deserves to be challenged, nurtured, and accepted for who they are. In order to help students reach their full potential, our team will be intentional in our work to support students to be independent, critical thinkers and accepting of others; to persevere in the face of challenges, and value teamwork.

Each day in the year ahead will bring new learning opportunities, challenges, and successes. Through a strong partnership between home and school, our children will meet (and surpass) academic expectations, and they will grow as compassionate, resilient, lifelong learners and leaders. We look forward to partnering with you to make this year the best one yet for every student!

Please watch for more information and make sure that the email you have entered in the registration process is the best one for us to use. Also, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook for frequent updates, reminders and celebrations throughout the school year!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

We look forward to a great year.


Joanna Bannon

Principal, Dunwiddie Elementary

Medication at School

If your child will need medication at school, these forms will need to be filled out before we can administer the medication.

Non-Prescription Medication Form

Prescription Medication Form-a Dr. signature is required

Parent Responsibilities for administration of medication at school

Before/After School Care & 4K Wrap Around Care

New this year, the district has partnered with local facilities both on and off site to provide before and after school care for all elementary age students, as well as 4K wrap around care. Please see this link for more information and registration.


Arrival & Dismissal

Parents of 4K and Kindergarten students are able to walk their child to their classroom the first few days of school, if you choose. Beginning September 6th, the students will be greeted right at the door by a staff member to ensure they get to their classroom safely. All students and parents must enter through the front/main entrance.

For new students in other grade levels, parents are welcome to walk your child(ren) to their class on the first day of school as well. Please enter through the front/main doors only.

**NEW arrival procedures for all students:

All students must enter through the front/main entrance. For safety reasons, the back and side doors will no longer be used as an entrance in the morning and are locked at all times.

Students may arrive at school between 8:20am – 8:35am. All students will have "soft start" in their classroom from 8:20 - 8:35. Class begins and attendance is taken at 8:40. Students should be in class and ready to learn by 8:40 or they will be marked tardy.

If students are eating breakfast at school, they may enter the front doors at 8:15am and go to the cafeteria.

Students should not arrive on school property until 8:20 as there is no supervision, unless they are purchasing breakfast.

Dismissal is at 3:30pm daily. Please make sure your child's teacher knows how he/she will get home each day. If your child will be picked up by a parent (or family member/friend), please indicate if they will be picked up in back or front of school. If your pick-up plan changes during the day/week, please send this update to both the teacher AND the main office.

Drop off/Pick up and Parent Parking – Due to the high volume of vehicles coming and going during drop-off and pick-up times, a bit of traffic and congestion is inevitable. Student safety is always our primary concern throughout the school day.

We would like to offer the following suggestions to maximize safety and efficiency for all:

  • The drive through lane in front of school is for drop and go only. If you would like to get out to say good-bye, or if your child needs assistance with a car seat, etc., please park in the lot and walk your child to the door if they need assistance or to say your good-byes.
  • Cars are expected to pull all the way to the end of the drive through to avoid long lines that extend into Lincoln Ave.
  • Please have children exit the car along the sidewalk, and not in the drive through if at all possible


The school lunch program is no longer free to all students; only to families that qualify for free (or reduced) lunch. We encourage you to complete the application to learn if you qualify for free/reduced lunch. The 2022-23 costs and monthly menu will be updated on the district and school websites prior to the first day.


11:00 - 11:50

Kindergarten and 3rd Grade

11:50 - 12:40

Grades 1 and 4

12:15 - 1:05

Grade 2

There will also be a cost for breakfast (served from 8:15am - 8:35), unless you qualify for free/reduced meal program. Costs will be updated by the district soon.

BUS Registration

If you plan to have your child(ren) ride the bus this year, you must contact Johnson Bus Company to register. This is necessary, EVEN IF THEY ROAD THE BUS LAST YEAR.


2022-23 Theme

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Mrs. Joanna Bannon, Principal

Dunwiddie Elementary School

1243 W. Lincoln Avenue

Port Washington, WI 53074

Port Washington - Saukville School District