Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

January 14, 2022

Good afternoon DCS!

Happy New Year! We are very proud to be recognized as one of US News top elementary schools in the United States. We will continue to work hard to ensure success for every child!

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: Natalie M.


Marion Takes Charge by: Callie Barkley

Prompt: What is the key event and what is important to the story?

In Marion Takes Charge the key event was that Marion got to baby-sit for her little sister Gabby. Their new animal Tabby a cat, got lost while she was babysitting Gabby, Marion wanted to stay responsible and baby-sit where they were supposed to be their house. Insted Marion asked her Dad to go The Critter Club with Gabby he said yes so Marion, and Gabby were to look for Tabby. They ended up finding Tabby.

Praise! Great details to show understanding of the story.

Push! How is the key event of this chapter important to the story? (go back to prompt)

Grade 4

By David S.


Candy Maker by Wendy Mas

Prompt: Describe a character.

Logan was a character in "The Candy Maker" by Wendy Mas pages 1-20 Logan is only one of the four characters in the book. The main idea about logan is that he is the candymakers son and is waiting to own the life is sweet candy factory. for example he says "every morning his father and mother made him cinnamon covered oatmeal. another example is I cant wait to make candy" as you see Logan cant wait to own his fathers factory.

Praise! Nice job using evidence from the story.

Push! Pay attention to grammatics.

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 15% chronically absent. Currently, we have the top 40 schools of all RI schools. Keep up the great work!
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Battle of the Books Royal Court

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Important News For Bus Riders

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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.

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.


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



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



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You can also call 401-333-7250

Free Vaccination Clinic

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 3-6pm

39 State Street

Westerly, RI

  • All approved ages.
  • Boosters available at this site.
  • Offering Pfizer vaccine.
  • Use this link to register:


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 Graders are wrapping up their reports and poster on our animal. The kids have enjoyed researching and sharing out. In Fundations, they are presently working on our glued sounds; ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, and unk. They are learning to recognize, read, and write words with these sounds. In math, they are completing doubles, doubles plus one, doubles plus two, and number comparison. Finally, they continue to read decodable texts and books that are just right for enjoyment.

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 January 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 and Week Two.

Are you game? Click here for free downloadable games to get your kids moving. Some of the games include; BOKSopoly, BOKS ABC Beanbag Challenge, BOKS Chutes and Ladders, and Cup Stacking.

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Spirit Day: Dress Like A Snowflake

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.