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Cardboard challenge

In the Dunning Library students read Rosie Revere the Engineer and The Most Magnificent Thing to prepare for our STEAM Week cardboard challenge.

Friday was amazing day at Dunning. All of our students had the opportunity to build games from cardboard and other recyclables and share them with their friends!

Check out our engineers creating their own Most Magnificent Things! Use this LINK to view a slideshow from the day.

ukuleles have arrived at dunning

Our fourth graders had their first opportunity to play with our new UKULELEs They will be learning how to play them in the coming months!!!


....Jen Sconti and all of the parents that volunteered, for all your organization & support that made our Monster Mash such a success!!! Checkout the PTO Facebook page for pictures and videos.

lost & found

We are starting to collect items in the Lost & Found. Please label all of your child's belongings so that we can return items to students.


We know that early release and half days can be confusing. On early release days students are dismissed at 1:05. Lunch IS served. If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to arrive at their stop two hours earlier than normal.

On half days, dismissal is at 12:05. Lunch IS NOT served. If your child rides the bus, you can expect them to be at their bust stop three hours earlier than normal.

Early Release Thursdays, 1:05 dismissal:

10/25, 11/1, 12/6, 3/7 4/25, 5/2, 5/16, 5/23

Half Days, 12:05 dismissal:

11/21, 12/21, last day of school.


Dunning Spirit Wear ordering is officially under way and the store is now live!!

The website is:

If you are interested in ordering, please go to the above website and order directly. The items will be shipped to Dunning and will be distributed to families when they arrive.

The ordering window closes Monday, November 12th. Orders will be available within 2-4 weeks from the deadline. Families will be notified when orders are ready. We will schedule a night for families to pick-up if it is a gift. After the night pick-up, orders will go home in backpacks.

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You're invited to Dunning Parent's Night Out!!

Hoping to get to know more parents at Dunning? Looking for a casual night out with some Dunning friends? We hope the answer to those questions is YES!

We are hoping for a fun get together at Owen O'leary's. We will have some apps out for munching and there will be a cash bar. Bring your fun!

When: Friday, November 16 at 7:00 PM

Where: Owen O'Leary's 50 Turnpike Road Southborough, MA 01772

Click here to RSVP.


A big thank you to Deb Hurwitz, Sandra Ford and all of the Picture Day volunteers

for another very smooth and successful picture day.

Pictures do take some time to process and be returned.

They will go home in backpacks as soon as they get to the school.

We now need some help for Picture Retake Day (Wednesday, November 14).

If you are interested in volunteering for Picture retake day, please use this LINK.

Thanks so much!!

electronic backpack

Please click on the cat to access flyers from the following organizations:

  • Framingham Parks and Recreation
  • Nick Cerio’s Kenpo Karate
  • Community Kiln
  • Framingham Youth Basketball
  • Suburban Child
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest
  • Performing Arts Center of Metrowest


The Jane Shapiro Care and Share began in 1995 as a Dunning School community service project. Each month a specific food item is collected at the school to help keep A Place to Turn's shelves stocked. What a great sharing and learning project! Donations are gathered up by the students and then with help from staff, they are delivered to A Place to Turn. Learn more about A Place to Turn here.

Thank you for your contributions to A Place to Turn during the year. Our monthly food collection makes a huge difference in our community, while teaching our students the importance of giving.

  • October: Cereal
  • November: Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • December: Pancake Mix
  • January: Canned Fruit
  • February: Rice
  • March: Crackers
  • April: Spaghetti
  • May: Juice Boxes
  • June: Cans of Tuna Fish
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Thursday, 11/1

  • Early Release, 1:05 Dismissal (Lunch IS Served)
Friday, 11/2

  • Second Grade Field Trip to Sturbridge Village

Tuesday, 11/6

  • No School - Professional Development
Wednesday, 11/7
  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 11/8
  • Evening Parent Conferences
Monday, 11/12
  • No School - Veteran's Day
Wednesday, 11/14
  • 4th Grade Museum of Science- Energy Program
Wednesday, 11/14
  • Picture Retake Day
Friday, 11/16
  • Dunning Parent's Night Out, 7:00 pm (Owen O'Leary's, Southborough)
Wednesday, 11/21
  • Half Day, 12:05 Dismissal (Lunch IS NOT Served)
Thursday, 11/22 & Friday, 11/23
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, 12/1

  • Pasta Dinner, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, 12/6

  • Early Release, 1:05 Dismissal (Lunch IS Served)
Monday, 12/17
  • PTO Staff Appreciation Coffee & Dessert
Friday, 12/21
  • Half Day, 12:05 Dismissal (Lunch IS NOT Served)
Monday, 12/24 - Tuesday, 1/1
  • No School - Winter Break
Wednesday, 1/2
  • School Resumes