Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

May 13, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!


The Rhode Island Department of Education is reopening the SurveyWorks family survey until May 17! If you did not complete the survey earlier this spring, please visit bit.ly/ridefamily to share your perspective.

*****Please note that the family survey has 44 questions for families who have responded No to question 1 and 52 questions for families who have responded Yes to question 1. Once the first answer has been marked and submitted, please continue on to the rest of the survey questions before closing out the survey. Many families answered only question one and did not continue on so please take the time to complete it. Here is the link.

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For those who may volunteer or be asked to chaperone an event or field trip, please complete your BCI, https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/domain/77.

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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!

WPS PreK-4 Handbook

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 Fourth 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 ranked #28 of all RI schools with best attendance rating. 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!


https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/Page/9923

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.


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


www.healthsourceri.com

1-855-840-4774


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


www.rils.org

401-274-2652


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


www.teethfirstri.org/parents-families

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Come on down & Grab what you need

Mrs. Tabitha was able to get items donated that the students might need. We have tooth brushes, tooth paste, floss, deodorant, hand sanitizer, and soap. If your child needs any of these items, have them come down to Mrs. Nicole's office located in the Main Office. Items are free and available to anyone that needs them.
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Free Positive Parenting Conference!

Tuesday, May 17th, 8am

This is an online event.



A very popular Positive Parenting Conference is BACK with big names like Dr. Daniel Siegel, Julie King, Dr. Carla Naumburg, and others!


The world's leading parenting experts are coming together to share practical, tailored-for-busy-parentstips for raising happy, well-adjusted kids.


The best part?


This conference is online and it's FREE to attend.

It starts on May 17th but you can reserve your FREE spot right now.

Ready to Learn

Kindergarten: Kindergarten is busy learning about math problem solving! The kids love when they get to act out the problems. When the kids are active in their learning, they are better prepared to transfer onto the paper! This helps in better understanding if the problem is asking to add or subtract.


Is your child not in Fourth Grade? Check the next newsletter. 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 May 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 Two.

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Full STEAM Ahead

Get kids active while learning about STEAM! STEAM is an approach to learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. These concepts are helping to promote problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more. Click here to get some physical activity ideas involving STEAM.

Recess is better when we play together!

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4th Grade Visits the State House

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.