Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

November 5, 2021

Good afternoon DCS!


The Westerly Police and Dunn's Corners Fire will be holding their annual Holiday Food Drive at Westerly Walmart on Saturday Nov. 6, 2021 from 1100 - 1400 hrs. All food collected will be donated to the Johnny Cake Food Pantry.


Virtual Town Halls about COVID-19 Vaccination for 5 to 11years old. Pediatricians will give a brief overview of 5 to 11year old vaccination and answer questions families might have on November 8.

  • At 6 p.m. with pediatrician Elizabeth Lange, MD, RIDOH Medical Director James McDonald, MD, MPH and Governor Dan McKee in English [facebook.com]; and
  • At 7 p.m. with pediatrician Carla Martin, MD and Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos in Spanish [facebook.com].

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Virtual OPEN HOUSE.

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WPS conferences will be virtual. Teachers will be reaching out to you for scheduling your google meet. Some teachers may have you use the link to the google meet via your child's class google classroom. You can access your child's google classroom by clicking this link and signing in with your child's WPS email and password. Contact your child's teacher with google classroom access questions.


Conferences are November 17th. Students do not have school, but will be assigned asynchronous learning activities. Attendance will be based on completion of the activities.

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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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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!

Construction on the Roof Continues

ATTENTION PARENT DROP OFF (AM): IMPORTANT NEWS

Parent drop off times will be changing starting Monday, November 1, 2021. Parent drop off at the gym door will be from 8:20 am - 8:45 am. After 8:45 am, please park your car and walk your child to the main office. At the main entrance, press the button to your right and enter in the door to your right when instructed by office staff. Children will be considered tardy if arriving after 8:45 am. Thank you for your flexibility.

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. Keep up the great work!
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Battle of the Books Royal Court

Important News For Bus Riders

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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.


Entries are due by Monday, November 8th.

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Picture Day

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9am

8 1/2 Plateau Road

Westerly, RI

Picture Day has been moved. Practice those smiles.

Get your DCS swag!

Check this out. Cool looks for winter and great for holiday presents. Your child could be styling in any of these quality school spirit items. Click here to get an order form and see what else is there. Orders are due November 19th and will be sent home December 17th. If you have any questions, you can contact PTO Member, Kelly O'Neil at kmcall729@aol.com.


Proceeds help the PTO fund lots of fun things for the kids. For example, the bounce house for gym, a visit from the Roger Williams Park Zoomobile to every classroom, Taste of RI for Four Grade, and many many more things. Thanks for your help!

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.


Rent Relief RI: This is a free program that helps renters and landlords in the state of RI.

This program will provide rental and utility relief payments to help eligible renters maintain housing stability. Contact information is below.


https://www.rihousing.com/rentreliefri/

1-855-608-8756


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.


https://enrollri.org/acn


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.


www.211ri.org

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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.

Ready to Learn

First Grade: First Grade is busy finishing up our unit on Communities! For the next two weeks, we are focusing on "how to make a positive change in our community". The students are excited to begin the Book Access Project where they brainstorm ideas to make books available to all children in the community.


Is your child not in First 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 November 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 One.

Help Out the Class of 2024

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Spirit Day: Crazy Hat Edition!

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From our Amazing PTO!

Ways to help:

-Westerly Stop&Shop-for every reusable bag you purchase, $1 goes right to DCS

-Boxtops-scan receipts through the app. Find more info at btfe.com


Looking ahead:

-Community Food Drive 11/15-11/19

-Bulldog Day 11/23-Blue and White or Bulldog apparel

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Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto en español.

Click here to see the flyer in Spanish.

请点击此处查看中文传单。

Click here to see the flyer in Chinese.

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