From the Principal

Next Thursday, May 23rd, MSAD 15 will hold its public budget vote at 6:30 in the High School cafeteria.  During this town hall style vote the citizens of Gray and New Gloucester will have the opportunity to give input on the school district budget for the 2019-2020 school year.  We would encourage all parents to participate in the process by attending this meeting and casting their vote.

Save the Date: The 4th grade celebration and end of year school-wide barbecue will be June 14th.  The barbecue will begin at noon.  The 4th grade celebration will start at 1:30.  More information for both will follow in the coming weeks.

Miss Lindsay’s Counseling Corner

4th Grade Bryant Pond Trip Reminders

If your child will be taking prescription or over-the-counter medicine while he or she is attending their Bryant Pond trip, please be sure to drop off all needed medication in its original container which displays the name of the medication and dosage information, over-the-counter medication, supplies and/or instructions to Dunn School Nurse Tonia Gilley-Pratt by THIS FRIDAY May 17th 2019. If your child keeps an inhaler or Epi-Pen in the health office already, those will travel with your child to/from camp.
All students will be riding MSAD15 buses to/from Dunn school to Bryant Pond camp. Please drop your child off at Dunn on the day of their assigned trip with all of his or her packed (and labeled with your child’s name, please!) belongings by 8:35AM (students should go to their classroom), as we will begin loading buses to camp promptly thereafter. Please note the below evening pickup times which are a bit different this year:
* Group 1: Tuesday, May 21st – Wednesday, May 22nd – Burns, Raymond, Gamage, Skilling, Robash – Please be at Dunn to pick your child up on Wednesday 5/22 between 5pm – 5:30pm.
* Group 2: Thursday, May 23rd – Friday, May 24th – Burrage, Doyle, Fecteau, Marzilli, Rogers, Carr, Dyer – Please be at Dunn to pick your child up on Friday 5/24 between 6:45pm – 7pm.

Miss Lindsay –

Patriot Parents

Our Patriot Parents reps are Maureen Gilbert (email ) and Deb Carson (email ). Like our Facebook page – Dunn School Patriot Parents – to stay up-to-date on events and volunteer opportunities.

LAST CALL for Math-A-Thon pledges! The deadline has been extended to tomorrow, May 17 th .

From the Music Dept.

To all 4th graders from Mary Patterson, Dunn Music Teacher: Enclosed is information about fifth grade band.  Please fill out the interest survey if there is a possibility you would like your child to be in band.   Thank you.

To: Parents of 4th graders
From: Ms. Whitney, GNG Middle School Chorus Teacher
At GNGMS we believe everyone can learn to sing!  Chorus at GNG Middle School is a wonderful opportunity for students who love to sing or want to learn how.  We are already looking forward to next year!  All incoming 5th graders are welcome and there are no auditions.  In September, there will be a few days for kids to try chorus to see if they like it.  If you have any questions, Ms. Whitney can be reached at 657-4994 or .

From the Library

All library books are due by Monday, June 3. Any lost or destroyed books should be paid for by this date as well.

From the PE Dept.

Dunn School Outdoor Adventure Program

***Dunn School students have the opportunity to go kayaking with Mr. Welch and other staff members at Crystal Lake in Gray.  The program will operate on 6 days this Spring on the following dates and times: Monday 5/20, Friday 5/24, Friday 5/31, Monday 6/3, Friday 6/7, Monday 6/10. Students will be bussed over to Crystal Lake and be on the water until approximately 5:45-6 PM. Students should be picked up at the lake after the program.  Space is limited to 15 participants per date.  3rd and 4th Grade only. To register for this activity, please fill out the Google form here.   Copy and paste link into a browser.  Contact Mr. Welch with questions at .

Get outside and active this summer!!!!! Patriot Outdoor Adventure Club and MSAD #15 offer 9 different outdoor adventure summer camps for the upcoming summer.  Most weeks are open to students currently in grades 5-7.  Dunn School weeks are open to students currently in grades 3&4.  Camps are reasonably priced.
Mountain Bike Week  Two-wheeled adventures at local preserves and bike trails.
Kayak Week  Paddling in local ponds as well as full day adventures on the water outside the immediate area.
Multi Sport Weeks (2)  Hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming in waterfalls and at beaches as well as traditional camp activities.
Dunn School Weeks (2)  Hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming in waterfalls and at beaches as well as traditional camp activities for Dunn School Students.
Basecamp Trip Week  A camping trip to the Peaks-Kenny, Moosehead area that includes day trips to different adventure spots.
Waterfall Week (Full)
Swim and Hike Week (Full)
For more information, type this registration link into a web browser: . Questions may be directed to Dana Welch – District Wellness Coordinator at

Dates to Remember

May 17 Math-A-Thon pledges due
May 17 Any necessary medications to Health Office for Bryant Pond trips – see Miss Lindsay’s section
May 21-22 Bryant Pond 4 th grade trip for Burns, Raymond, Gamage, Skilling, Robash
May 22 Early release – no pre K classes, 3 rd and 4 th grades dismissed at 1:00 PM
May 23-24 Bryant Pond 4 th grade trip for Fecteau, Marzilli, Rogers, Doyle, Burrage, Dyer, Carr
May 27 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
May 29 Giving Tree free clothing exchange – Dunn library, 4:45 to 6:30 PM
June 12-13 Rock Wall – Patriot Parents event for 3 rd and 4 th grades
June 14 School BBQ and 4th Grade Celebration
June 17 Field Day (makeup day = 6/18)
June 19 Last day of school for pre K students
June 20 Last day of school for grades 3 & 4 – 12:00 PM dismissal

updated: 5-16-2019