Dunn's Corners School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

September 9, 2022

Welcome Back!


It has been a fantastic week of school! Students transitioned back from summer as if they never left in June. Thank you to the amazing PTO for hosting a great ice cream social! I am excited to introduce new members of the DCS team:


Kate Plante - School Nurse

Oriana Campanelli DeCelles - Social Worker

Jordann Plante - Psychologist

Liza Hall - BSP Special Educator (grades 3 & 4)

Breann Stewart - BSP Special Educator (grades K/1/2)

Megan Medeiros - Grade 3 Teacher

Dori Carpenter - Elementary Spanish Teacher

Kristen Duda - Health/ Wellness Teacher

Ben Boisclair - Music Teacher

Lori Records - Grade 2 Teacher

Annastatia Damon - Resource Para

Meghan Jankowski - Applied Academics Para

Liz Manfredi - BSP Para

Ashley Myers - BSP Para


The elementary schools are running specials (art, music, library, coding, spanish, music, PE, and health) by trimester. This allows increased classroom teacher time to collaborate on lesson planning and increased instructional time for math.


Here is the DCS trimester special schedule:

Tri 1 - Spanish, Music, PE, Library, and Coding

Tri 2 - Art, Health, Wellness, Library, and PE

Tri 3 - Music, Art, Library, and PE


Recess/ Lunch Schedule

Link to Menus

Gr 4

10:55-11:15 Recess

11:15-11:40 Lunch

Gr. K

11:20-11:40 Recess

11:40-12:05 Lunch

Gr 2

11:45-12:05 Recess

12:05-12:30 Lunch

Gr 1

12:10-12:30 Recess

12:30-12:55 Lunch

Gr 3

12:35-12:55 Recess

12:55 -1:20 Lunch



Please send your child to school each day with a refillable water bottle so they may access our water filling stations.


Please do not send cupcakes and other nonhealthy treats for birthday celebrations. This is per policy.


This month, our schoolwide theme is "our school as a welcoming place," where every student feels like he or she belongs. We’ll be reminding students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition we’ll be reminding students of our Three B's! Ask your child what they are and what they mean. We’ll also begin teaching the Second Step program, which includes lessons that support these behaviors. Support your child at home in welcoming others and acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. Please tell your child’s teacher if you have questions about specific ways you can help your child with these behaviors at home.


Please keep up with information regarding the school buildings project, which directly impacts improving DCS. Check out the webpage.


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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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. Once a student is out at 10% of the year to date then the school team including attendance officer will be contacting you per WPS school committee policy.

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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!

Morrone's DCS VISION and Vision Story


Vison: All students will make a year or more growth in all curriculum areas.

My story for behind the vision:


My vision for all students fosters taking on each individual child at their “entry point” and growing them in the areas of math, reading, and writing. We are here for 100% of our students and I am confident we all want this for each of our students.


While sitting in countless meetings, visiting the classrooms, and talking to students, we have the capacity to better understand our students’ needs to support their growth and development academically and emotionally.


Our staff will work tirelessly and together to ensure success. Success can be defined for each child differently.


Given all of this we can make progress towards the vision!


We also can be a five star school and a national blue ribbon school if we all stay focused and keep the vision alive! This is my goal and I hope it is the goal each of you believe in because that is my purpose and your purpose!

Free and Reduced Lunch

Please complete even if you are not sure you would qualify, https://westerly.schooldish.com/FreeReduced

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS

The yearbook needs your help. Please e-mail any first day photos you have to dcsyearbookphotos@gmail.com. When attaching them, please choose the option for "Actual Size". Thanks in advance for all 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.


Low Cost Internet: Visit the link below for information on getting low cost internet.


https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html


Heating Assistance: Visit the link below to apply for assistance paying your heating bill.


https://tricountyri.org/services/housing-energy-emergency-services/fuel-assistance-liheap/


Kids Link: This is a hotline that operates 24/7. You can call if your child is feeling excessive anger or sadness, lashing out, having severe worries, or hurting themselves or others.


1-855-543-5465

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Science Saturday with URI

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am-4pm

215 South Ferry Road

Narragansett, RI

Guests of all ages are invited to the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus to learn the latest in marine exploration, discovery, science and management. The free event is also a chance for guests to take part in behind-the-scenes tours, interactive experiences and conversations with a wide variety of ocean experts.


Register today for access to special tours and to stay in the loop on event updates!


Click here to register for this event.

Ready to Learn

Welcome back everyone! Check here in future newsletters to see what each grade is learning. There will be a different grade each week.

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 September Fitness Calendar. If you click an activity on the calendar, it will bring you to a YouTube video explaining the activity.

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