Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

March 4, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!

Remember, beginning Monday, March 7th, 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. This is also for transportation. Students do not need to wear the mask on the bus.

The DCS PTO Raffle has been super fun! Thank you for supporting the PTO!

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

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. Now with Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers. 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 12% 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!


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.

Rhode Island Legal Services: RILS is the State's major law firm for low-income people with civil legal problems.



TeethFirst!: Information and resources about children's oral health.


Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County: Visit this website if you are experiencing domestic violence. At this website, you will find a helpline, a drop-in center, support groups, court advocacy, and counseling.


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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.
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Ready to Learn

Second Grade: Second grade is ready for spring to be here. They have just started studying pollination and pollinators. Some pollinators are bees, butterflies, moths, bats, and beetles.

Is your child not in Second 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

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 March 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 One.

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March Spirit Day: Kick Off Olympic Reading Week

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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.