Dunn's Corners School
Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe
September 24, 2021
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.
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!
Spirit Day - October 1
Sports Team Day - Wear your favorite's sport team shirt!
Home PBIS Matrix
Dunn's Corners Instagram
Please follow our school's Instagram account, @dunns_corners_school_ri, to get an inside look at what happens through our school community.
On-line Book Fair
Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 8am to Thursday, Oct. 14th, 10pm
This is an online event.
Student In-Person Book Fair
Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 9am to Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 12pm
8 1/2 Plateau Road
Ever seen an e-wallet meant for your child??? Reduce the risk of losing the cash! Check it out on our home page!
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!
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS
Need some help? Look no further.
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.
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 3-7pm
23 Ward Avenue
The community is welcome. Must be 3 years old or older.
Clinic is located in the Cafeteria.
- Online registration [thewellcomp.com] is strongly recommended with an appointment time.
- Walk-in registration is limited.
- 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
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!
Click here for more detailed instructions for Week Four.