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Hello Dunning Community!

As we head into our third week of school, we are continuing to teach and reinforce expected behaviors in our common areas of the school, as well as in classrooms and instructional spaces. As a school we are placing an emphasis on teaching expected behaviors explicitly and directly. We are also reinforcing Dunning's core values of being respectful, responsible. and ready to learn. We know that students are continuing to learn and grow with regard to making positive choices. When students do not make a positive choice, we use it as an opportunity to give feedback, have students take ownership of their behavior, and use a restorative approach to repair the harm that was caused.

Students began taking the i-Ready test this week. For those of you not familiar with i-Ready, it is an online, interactive learning environment designed to assess students and then provide individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs. The i-Ready experience builds students’ investment in their learning by giving them real-time feedback on their progress in each skill. As students complete each assignment successfully,they earn credits that they can use to play games.

We will be kicking off the Panda Pride Fun Run at our community meeting on Tuesday morning. When we get closer to the run, the students will be bringing home their fun run t-shirt provided by the PTO. Please save the shirt for the day of the Fun Run and make sure that your child wears his/her t-shirt on the Fun Run day, September 28th.

We look forward to seeing parents of our third, fourth, and fifth graders at Curriculum Night, this Thursday (September 20th) at 6:30.

Have a great week!

Ms. Schecter & Mrs. Mulkerin


...for transforming the benches on the west wing playground. They look new AND match the new playground equipment!

Emergency contact information form

You should have received a letter regarding the "Student Emergency Information" form, along with your child's individual form.

  • Please carefully review the information.

  • Make any necessary changes on the spaces provided if any details have changed, and sign the bottom of the form.

  • If all of the information is correct, please just sign the form and return it to your child's teacher.

  • Please return the form by Friday, September 21st.


September 22nd 2018 10am-2pm

McCarthy School 8 Flagg Drive Framingham

  • If you have a health insurance plan, please bring your health insurance card with you.

  • No insurance necessary!

  • For all ages 6 months and up!

  • High Dose, Regular, Infant, Flu Mist and Preservative Free



Setembro 22,2017

Dez de Manha ate duas da tarde

McCarthy School 8 Flagg Drive Framingham

  • Por favor, trazer qualquer cartao de seguro de saude com voce.

  • Sem seguro ok !

  • Todas as pessoas 6 meses de idade e acima!

  • Alta Dose, Regular, Infantil, Flu Flu e Conservante Gratuito



Septiembre 22, 2018

Escuela McCarthy 8 Flagg Drive Framingham

  • Favor de traer con usted la tarjeta de seguro de salud.

  • No seguro ok ¡

  • Todos 6 meses de edad y mayores!

  • Dosis alta, regular, infantil, para la gripe y sin conservante

This clinic is supported by

The Framingham Board of Health,

Framingham Medical Reserve Corps and

Framingham Public School Health Services

ROOM PARENTS 2018-2019

Your child's teacher is looking for your help!

  • Do you enjoy volunteering your time?
  • Helping your child and their classmates?
  • Parties?

Then we have the job for you!

This does not take up too much of your time. Teachers are looking for a parent to help organize class parties by creating sign ups, alert families of special activities, and help with certain classroom notifications. Most of the work is done via email. The teacher & students will thank you for it!

If you are interested please click on this LINK.


The PTO is organizing grade level playdates on the following Sundays: Join us for some fun on the playground! Kids can play while parents mingle.

Grade 2: Sunday, September 23rd, 4-5 pm

Grade 3: Sunday, September 30th, 3-4 pm

Grade 4: Sunday, October 14th, 4-5 pm

Grade 5: Sunday, October 21st, 3-4 pm


  • Grades 3-5 - Thursday, September 20th, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

  • Grades K-2 - Thursday, September 27th, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

  • 6:30 pm - 7:10 pm: Classroom Welcome and Curriculum Presentations

    • Students will remain in the cafeteria with Ms. Schecter and Mrs. Mulkerin while parents proceed to classrooms or the gym for grade level presentations.

  • 7:10 pm - 7:45 pm: Students will be dismissed by grade level to meet their parents for classroom and specialist visits.

    • The specialists and support staff will all be located in their instructional spaces or the Media Center where they will be available to meet families, chat about curriculum, and visit with children and parents.


If you haven't already done so, you can still sign up for the Dunning Directory. This year we are moving to an online directory platform that many other Framingham schools use - My School Anywhere. You can easily sign up for the directory by going to My School Anywhere. The invitation code is bamboo.


We can’t wait to kick off our Panda Pride Fun Run program in just ONE week! Here are our goals for this year’s fundraising.

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For those of you wanting to spruce up your wardrobe, we will be taking online orders for spirit wear, with some new designs, early in October. Ordering information will follow.


Dunning picture day is fast approaching and we need your help!

We need camera helpers and runners for the full day or even just half a day. Any help is appreciated! Click on the picture above to help make picture day a success!

Date: Monday 10/15

Location: Dunning Gym


If you shop at Stop & Shop, please consider registering your Stop and Shop rewards card. We raised $1,500 last year. Registering is simple and once you register we get rewards every time you shop at Stop & Shop and use your rewards card.
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Sunday, 9/16
  • Grade 1 Playground Playdate, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 9/18
  • Community Meeting/Boosterthon Kick-Off, 1:45 pm
Wednesday, 9/19
  • No School - Yom Kippur
Thursday, 9/20
  • Curriculum Night, Grades 3-5, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Sunday, 9/23

  • Grade 2 Playground Playdate, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 9/27
  • Curriculum Night, Grades K-2, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Friday, 9/28

  • Panda Pride Fun Run

    • K-2: 9:15 - 10:15

    • 3-5: 10:30 - 11:30

Sunday, 9/30

  • Grade 3 Playground Playdate, 3:00 -4:00 pm
Wednesday, 10/3
  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Monday, 10/8
  • No School - Columbus Day

Sunday, 10/14

  • Grade 4 Playground Playdate, 4:00 -5:00 pm
Monday, 10/15
  • Fall Picture Day
Thursday, 10/18
  • Early Release, 1:05 Dismissal (Lunch IS Served)

Sunday, 10/21

  • Grade 5 Playground Playdate 3-4 pm

Thursday, 10/25

  • Early Release, 1:05 Dismissal (Lunch IS Served)
Saturday, 10/27
  • Monster Mash Dance, 6:00 - 8:00 pm