Friday, September 26th was the day our students and their teachers walked the grounds of Dunn's Corners School in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month and to support one of our own kindergarten students....Way to go "Team Jesse"!!
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL: The staff and I would like to welcome you to the start of the 2014-15 school year at Dunn's Corners elementary School. As the new principal I look forward to helping our children become the very best they can be and to fostering a partnership with the most important people in their lives... families.
News and Announcements
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures...Safety and Security is our number one priority!!
Arrival by Car: Parents are asked to drive their child to the front entrance of the school. Children should exit the car from the right side and walk directly into the school. If parents are planning on coming into the building, please plan to park in the designated Visitor Parking areas.
Dismissal and Parent Pick-Up: Adults picking children up after school are asked to wait in one of the two lines that forms within the school parking lot. Adults will be asked to present identification and sign students out. Dunn's Corners School offers a "building to car" service to insure a safe and secure dismissal procedure. Please note** If there is to be a change in the adult authorized to pick a child up from school, parents must complete a Change of Dismissal form and send it to school with the child. No verbal/phone changes to the pick up procedure will be honored.
“FLESS:” a Spanish language learning program that will be provided for all elementary students in Westerly Public Schools during this school year. Foreign Language Early Start Spanish (FLESS), by definition, is a proficiency-based sequential language learning program which aims to provide students with introductory linguistic and cultural competency in Spanish. Leaders in our district have chosen this model for early language learning in light of the fact that it is strongly supported by an overwhelming amount of research in the field of education and has been adopted and implemented successfully by many other school districts, locally and throughout our country. This year, students will participate in the program for 40 minutes once every other week for the duration of one semester. Those attending Springbrook and Dunn’s Corners will have FLESS during the first semester and students at Bradford and State Street will have it the second semester.
- Open Doors at DCS 10/1 from 6-7:00 p.m.: Here's your opportunity to take a peek at your child's classroom and to hear an overview of components of our curriculum. Get a chance to meet our specialists...Ms. Riley (Art), Mrs.Wagner and Mr.B (Music), Mrs. Blier (SNT), and Mr. Serra (PE).
We will close achievement gaps in special education, increase proficiency levels for all students, and bring greater numbers of students to the achievement category: proficient with distinction.
Mission of Westerly Public Schools:
To create an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment where students are encouraged and assisted in reaching their highest potential.