Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

October 15, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!


US News and World Report came out with their school rankings based on the 2018-2019 data. We are ranked 31 out of 164 RI elementary schools, placing us in the top 18%.



The three WPS elementary schools will not be hosting a fall open house. We will be sharing out a virtual open house towards the end of the month.

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This month, our schoolwide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.

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We will be re-establishing our school improvement team. Please complete this form if interested by October 15, 2021.

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Finally, remember to go directly to your child's teacher for any questions, concerns, positive feedback, or for information about the school day.

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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!

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 14% chronically absent. Keep up the great work!
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Veterans Day 2021

We need your help as we honor our Veterans for our 5th Annual Veterans Day Assembly.

Check this out, https://forms.gle/HFcR1MbYNevkum7v6.

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Come have some fun!

We would love to have you volunteer for field trips in the future. A BCI is required before you can volunteer. Click here for more information.

Picture Day

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9am

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Picture Day has been moved. Practice those smiles.

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.


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.


RI Furniture Bank: Visit the link or call the number below for information on how to receive needed furniture for your home.


www.donationexappt.as.me

401-258-5480


Section 8 Housing: Section 8 housing is opening up. Use the information below to apply.


Margaret Murano

Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager

Town of Westerly Housing Authority

5 Chestnut Street, Westerly, RI 02891

(401)596-4918 Office

(401)348-0714 Fax

www.westerlyhousingauthority.org

Ready to Learn

Third Grade: Third grade is studying reading challenges across the world. They are breaking into groups of six. Each group will be an expert on one country and the learning challenges in that country. In Math, they are doing multiplication tables. Finally, Mrs. Watson's class finished their read aloud, Winn Dixie, and got to watch the movie!


Is your child not in Third Grade? 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!


Please click here to see the October 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 for Week Two.

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See for yourself!