Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

February 18, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!

I hope everyone has a relaxing February vacation. Remember, beginning March 4th, masks are optional. We (any staff member) will not be keeping track of who is wearing masks. It is your child's responsibility so please have that discussion with your child if you decide to stick with the mask.

It is that time of year again! Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the RIDE survey works survey. Here is the link. The School Improvement team will use this information to make improvements.

WPS PreK-4 Handbook


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 vacation!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

Celebrating Accountable Independent Reading Homework in Grade's 3 and 4


Grade 3

By: Layla L.


Title: Reptiles

By Chrysails Education

Prompt: What text features and or search tools did you use to gather information about your text?

Response: The text featers I used in the text was the table of contents and text boxes. I used text boxes to find more information. My proof is I wanted to learn more information about tuatars so I used one to lean more. I used the table of contents to find things I thought were intresting.

Praise: I love how you explained how the text features helped you and gave examples.

Push: Check a few spelling errors.

Grade 4



Title: Divided Loyalties
By: Gare Thompson

Prompt: What is the main idea of the text? What are some of the key details, and how do they support the main idea?

Response: The book I'm reading is Divided Loyalties by Gare Thompson and illustrated by Barbara Kiwak and the main idea is about patriots and Loyalists. My evidence is in the book it says the patriots wanted to set up their own government with there own laws. Some more evidence is it says "William Franklin a son of Benjamin Franklin. He is a loyal to Great Britain." Thats the main idea of the text and some details.

Praise: great opening, use of evidence and conclusion

Push: add quotation mark at the end of a quote

Congrats Mrs. Cleary's Class!

They completed the 100 Ukulele Chord Challenge on the 100th Day of school. They played 100 chords in a row on uke's today. Mrs. Cleary's class switched between 3 different chords. They played four times on each chord for a total of 12 chords a cycle and played it eight times through. Plus there was an additional 4 chords to finish. What a math problem!

Click here to see a video of Mrs. Cleary's class completing the challenge.

Color DCS!

Click the link below to download free coloring pages that feature some familiar faces! Have your child color the page and then bring it to school to be displayed. They can turn them into Nicole Esposito in the Main Office. Each week two new pages will be added. Have fun!

DCS Coloring Book

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 are at 11% chronically absent. Currently, we are in the top 40 schools of all RI schools. Keep up the great work!

For those who are chronically absent, Attendance Officer John Riley may visit your home to inquire about attendance.

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Battle of the Books Royal Court

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Don't forget to register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten registration begins January 10th. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 in order to be eligible. Go to our student registration page for more information!


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Could your child be the winner?

MS-ISAC has extended the poster contest deadline to February 25, 2022. The contest is open to all public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. We encourage all schools to participate! All scanned submissions and questions can be directed to contest@cisecurity.org by February 25, 2022.

Click here to see the flyer with more information and forms to enter the contest.

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.

Free Tutors: Click the link below to enroll your older children in free tutoring for math and SAT prep. It is for students in grades 6 - 12.


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.


HealthSource RI: Information about health insurance plans, including RIte Care.



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You can also call 401-333-7250

Anyone Need a Library Card?

If you are interested in getting library cards, you simply need to stop by the library and fill out the application. In order to complete the application, you will need a valid photo id with current proof of address. There is also a link on our website under the "Check It Out" tab. Check out the library website by clicking here.

Ready to Learn

First Grade: First grade has been very busy wrapping up our unit, Animals Thriving and Surviving. We learned about different kinds of sea turtles, why sea turtles are important, what causes sea turtles to be endangered, and how people can help them. In Fundations, we are teaching the concept of a closed syllable. Students are continuing to read decodable text to build their literacy skills. In math, we are diving into 3 digit numbers and continue to work on our problem-solving skills.

We are wishing you all a wonderful, winter break!

The First Grade Team

Is your child not in First Grade? Check the next newsletter. Every week a different grade gets a turn.

Order Your Yearbook Today!

We've been making memories. Get your keepsake before they're gone. Click the button below to order your yearbook or go to YBPay.lifetouch.com . Use Yearbook ID Code: 6052722
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Olympic Reading Week 2020: Reading for the Gold!

When: February 28th - March 4th

Activities Include

  • Opening Ceremonies - Spirit Day wear Red White and Blue or your favorite sports gear. Students will be able to have photos taken in the Olympic Lobby area with various props.

  • Reading for the Gold - take home activities for students to complete with families

  • You’ve Been Booked: Olympic Style - This year we will be having three bags going with Olympic Books in them. Read one, two or all three books to your students in one day and pass the bag on to the next classroom.

  • Olympic Stem Activities during library and coding sessions.

  • Poll of students favorite Winter Olympic Sport done by fourth grade students

  • Olympic Rings will be created and signed by each student in a grade level and displayed in the school.

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 February 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 on Week Three.

Are you game? Click here for free downloadable games to get your kids moving. Some of the games include; BOKSopoly, BOKS ABC Beanbag Challenge, BOKS Chutes and Ladders, and Cup Stacking.

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See for yourself!

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Check out third grade Frog Fest!

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Lost & Found

We have lots of items in our lost and found. If your child is missing something, tell them to go look for their missing items. If they need help, have them stop by the main office for assistance.
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Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto en español.

Click here to see the flyer in Spanish.


Click here to see the flyer in Chinese.