From the Principal

Good Morning Dunn School Families,

Our last day of school will be Wednesday, June 17th.  Please encourage your child to take part in wrap up activities for this week.  I have had the opportunity to visit many of the classrooms to read the book And Here’s to You! By David Elliott.  It is one of my favorites that celebrates individuality and promotes social emotional health. I loved spending time with your children.  Being away from them has been the hardest part of staying healthy.

It certainly has been a different year at Dunn School and across the State of Maine since March 17th.  I want to thank our students, families and staff for their ongoing flexibility and commitment to education.  We will miss all of our students who are moving on to Russell, Memorial and the Middle School. The Russell and Memorial School teachers have recorded introductory videos for students.  If you have a student entering Dunn School our third grade teachers have done the same.  Videos will be sent out to students and posted on school pages later this week.  Of course we look forward to seeing our returning fourth grade and former PK students in person when it is safe to be together.

Please be on the lookout for communications from MSAD 15 over the summer as the district makes plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  I hope that you have a safe and healthy summer filled with many adventures. Please reach out to me directly with any questions or if you need additional support.  It has been a pleasure to serve as your school administrator this year.

Take care,

Lisa Burns, Principal          lburns@sad15.org

Report Cards

Third trimester report cards will be mailed home on June 24th.  Along with your child’s report card you will receive a letter from me explaining the features of the report card.  Included will be a summary of learning from specialists (Music, PE and Art).  RTI and Special Education supplements will be placed in report cards for students who take part in those programs. Fourth grade students will receive a certificate with their report cards.  Student placement letters will go home in July along with teacher welcome letters for third and fourth graders.

Thank you to the Patriot Parents for providing all of our students with a gift certificate to B & R bar.  Certificates will go out with report cards next week.  We appreciate all that our representatives Deb Carson and Maureen Gilbert have done for our school this year.

Summer Learning

Please visit the Scholastic link below.  Each summer Scholastic provides an interactive free summer reading program for students.  This year’s program is entitled Read-a-Palooza and can be set up by families at home.  Students no longer need to be registered by their school.  In addition to taking part in the Scholastic reading program each grade level will be provided with summer choice menus and digital resources.  Our teacher leaders have created these summer learning opportunities for families.  They will be sent out by our staff and displayed on our web page.

https://www.scholastic.com/site/summer/home.html

Burnt Out on Home Schooling

COVID Outreach.pdf

Dear GNG neighbors.pdf

updated: 06-16-2020