Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

September 24, 2021

Welcome Back!


It was great to see a sea of yellow and gold in DCS to show our support for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Check out the photos below in this newsletter.


We have been focusing on building relationships with your children. Second Step provides lessons that teachers will be implementing during morning meeting times. The lessons focus on the following:


1. Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.


2. Empathy: Students learn to identify and understand their own and others’ feelings. Students also learn how to take another’s perspective and how to show compassion.


3. Emotion Management: Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.


4. Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.


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!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

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 have the 9th best attendance in the state. Keep up the great work!
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From Our Amazing PTO

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On-line Book Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 8am to Thursday, Oct. 14th, 10pm

This is an online event.

Check out our Scholastic Book Fair Home page! It's got all the information you need!


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dunnscornerselementaryschool

Student In-Person Book Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 9am to Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 12pm

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Get your children excited about reading and SUPPORT DCS!

Ever seen an e-wallet meant for your child??? Reduce the risk of losing the cash! Check it out on our home page!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dunnscornerselementaryschool


Parents, we need your help!!! We are looking for volunteers to help run the in-person book fair October 5th and 6th. A Sign-Up Monkey will be going out soon!


Volunteers are required to have a BCI completed. This only needs to be done once a school year!

https://ri01900035.schoolwires.net/domain/77


Have questions?

Email dunnscornerspto@gmail.com

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS

The yearbook needs your help. Please e-mail any first day photos you have to dcsyearbookphotos@gmail.com. When attaching them, please choose the option for "Actual Size". Thanks in advance for all your help.

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.


Rent Relief RI: This is a free program that helps renters and landlords in the state of RI.

This program will provide rental and utility relief payments to help eligible renters maintain housing stability. Contact information is below.


https://www.rihousing.com/rentreliefri/

1-855-608-8756


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.


www.211ri.org

Flu Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 3-7pm

23 Ward Avenue

Westerly, RI

Come and get your flu shot!


The community is welcome. Must be 3 years old or older.


Clinic is located in the Cafeteria.


Registration process

Mask requirements

  • All clinic participants must wear a mask. (Masks should fit snugly but comfortably over a person’s nose, mouth, and chin without any gaps.)
  • Masks will be available for anyone who needs it.
  • Exceptions are made for children younger than age two. People who don’t wear a mask due to a medical exemption are being referred to their primary care provider (PCP) for their flu vaccination.


Click here for FAQ's. Any other questions, contact your school nurse.

Ready to Learn

Kindergarten: Our Kindergarteners are doing amazing. Right now they are working on learning routines and rules. Tours of the school are taking place. There is also a focus on Social and Emotional skills at the beginning of the year. Something useful for school and home is the Zones of Regulation. Click here to get more information. They'll get the hang of it in no time.


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

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 September 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.

Spirit Day! Wear yellow/gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month