Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

March 11, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!

This week was like the first week of school all over again because masks became optional. It was great to see so many smiles and facial expressions throughout the week! RICAS (state assessment) will be happening this spring for all grade 3 and 4 students. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Grade 4 ELA: April 6 and 7

Grade 3 ELA: April 12 and 13

Grade 4 Math: May 9 and 10

Grade 3 Math: May 12 and 13

Remember that March 14 is a professional learning day for teachers and asynchronous distance learning day for students.


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. Currently, 25% of our families have taken the survey.

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 weekend!

Mr. Morrone, Proud Principal of DCS!

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


Grade 3

By: Finn B.


Title: Charlotte's Web

By E.B. White

Prompt: Describe the main characters using specific details from the text.

Response: There are two main characters. I read about so far in the book Charlotte's Web, Fern and Wilbur. Wilbur was born weak and small and is a runt. Fern is a girl that wants to keep Wilbur as a pet. Fern acts like a mother and like Wilbur is her son. I think Fern is luck to have a pet pig.

Grade 4

By: Angel S.


Title: George Washington
By: Josh Gregory

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 main idea of this text is George Washington’s life and part in the revolutionary war. One key detail is that in 1754-1763 he fights for Britain in a war against France. Also, in 1775-1783 Washington leads the American army during the Revolutionary War. The way that this supports the main idea is that it talks about Washington’s part in the revolutionary war and part of his life. Also, in 1787 he leads a group of Americans in creating the U.S Constitution . Plus, in 1789 he becomes the nation’s first president. Another key detail is that in 1792, Washington is elected a second term. The way that this supports the main idea is that it mentions part of Washington’s life. In addition, in 1799 he dies in his home. The way that this supports the main idea is that it states part of Washington’s life.

Praise: Excellent job answering the question and backing it up with evidence from the text. I like how you capitalized most of your proper nouns.

Push: Can you go back and find any you did not capitalize?

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 10% chronically absent. Currently, we are in the top 10% 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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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.

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



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


GED classes: Evening GED classes have returned to Westerly. Tues, Wed, Thurs nights 5-8 pm

Jason Colonies

Executive Director

Education Exchange

33 N Road C-1

Peace Dale, RI 02879



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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

Third Grade: Third grade is exploring Classic Literature. They are reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. We also continue to work with fractions in math. Third grade students love cursive and will soon be using it exclusively.

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

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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

Get your yearbook booster!

Yearbook boosters are a great way to congratulate your child on a successful year! Students always enjoy finding a message especially written for them in the published yearbook. This year there will be special booster pages dedicated to the fourth grade graduating class!

Please fill out this google form Yearbook Boosters with each booster you would like to include. Once you fill out the form please send money to school in an envelope marked DCS PTO Yearbook Boosters. Checks should be made payable to DCS PTO. A paper copy of this form was also sent home.

Price per booster: $4.00
Please submit yearbook boosters by Friday, March 25th. Thanks!

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 Two.

It's picture time!

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Bonus: More Olympic Reading Week Pictures

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.