From the Principal’s Office

As we head into April Vacation I hope everyone has the opportunity to rest and recharge before the final stretch of the school year. 

Literacy Night has been rescheduled: Kevin Hawkes, Maine illustrator, will be at Dunn School on May 9th during the day to meet with students and discuss his process for illustrating children’s books. That evening we will be hosting a family Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00. Pizza and other snacks will be served during the interactive stations that will be around the room. We hope your family can join us as we look forward to a fun-filled evening celebrating literacy!

Read Across Dunn:  Dunn School held a Read Across Dunn fundraiser sponsored by the Patriot Parents.  Students were asked to collect pledges for the number of pages read – if you have not already done so, please have your student turn in their pledges as soon as possible.

MTSS:  Our school is working hard to fill the bee jar and earn our next celebration. You can celebrate your child receiving a bee or a bus buck at home as well! Here are a list of ideas you can use at home: 

* Choose what is for dinner * Decorating your room

* Choose a movie for a family movie night * Having a special treat for school

* Stay up an extra half hour * Having a friend over

* Get out of doing a chore for a night * Go to movies

* Pick favorite item at the grocery store to buy * Going over a friend’s house

* Get dropped off or picked up from school * Extra computer time

* Camping in the backyard or make a blanket tent inside * Game night

* Choosing radio station in the car * Go out to eat

  Ms. Lindsay’s Counseling Corner

4th Grade Day Trips To University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond 

This June, all 4th graders will have the opportunity to attend a full day field trip with their fellow 4th graders and teachers up to the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Students will participate in outdoor team building, leadership, and conservation preservation activities to support communication, goal-setting and problem-solving through team experiences. Outdoor recreation also helps students connect with their own potential, and as a result, can boost self-esteem, self-reliance, and confidence as they transition together to 5th grade at GNGMS in the Fall. We are so fortunate to have MSAD 15’s Patriot Parents group fund this annual field trip for us, at no cost to participating students! 4th graders from the following classrooms will participate in this full-day field trip on the following dates:

  • Monday, June 3rd – Audette, Gillis, Gamage, Skilling
  • Tuesday, June 4th – Fecteau, Marzilli, Dyer, Keepes, Rausch, Carr

4th grade students will need to be dropped off by their caregivers at Dunn School for 7am on their assigned field trip day. Students and staff will leave Dunn on MSAD15 school buses to head up to camp at 7:30am. Caregivers should pick up their child at Dunn School between 6:30pm/7pm later that evening. Lunch and snacks will be provided by U-Maine 4H Camp & Learning Center. More information and packets of paperwork that caregivers will need to review and complete in order for their child to attend the trip will be going home with your 4th grader in May. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful Spring Break!  ~  Lindsay Friberg, Dunn School Counselor

BOGO Book Fair!

Our spring BOGO book fair is coming  April 30th and May 1st.  Students will have a chance to preview the fair and make a wishlist to share with you prior to these dates.

Tuesday, April 30th will be an in school purchase for those who bring money.

Wednesday, May 1st, 3 PM – 7 PM, will be a family event.  We will have books available for students from pre-k through middle school.

Check out our book fair homepage:

BOGO    Stock up for summer reading !!!             

  Dunn Patriot Parents

Art to Remember order forms were sent home yesterday – please check your student’s backpack.  All orders are due no later than April 26.

Thank you for your support of Read Across Dunn.  If your student has not already turned in their pledges, please send all pledges in when we return from the break.

Please save the dates!  The Son’s Social is coming up on April 27 at 6 PM at GNGMS, and the Daughter’s Luau will be on May 4 (also 6 PM at the Middle School).  Please see the attached flyers for full details.

Message from the Middle School to 4th Grade Parents

Hello future GNGMS parents!  Here is the link for the form to fill out to provide parent input toward our placement process.  Please complete the form by April 24.

From the Office

If your student will be late or absent, please let us know: email or call 657-5050.  Please be sure to include your student’s full name, as we sometimes have multiple students with the same first name.

Dates to Remember 

April 12-19 Spring break:  no school

April 25 Spring Picture Day at Dunn

April 25 District Science Fair at the High School, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

April 26 Art to Remember orders due

April 27 Son’s Social, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Middle School

May 4 Daughter’s Luau, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Middle School

May 9 Literacy Night at Dunn!  5:30 to 7:00 PM, Dunn gym (rescheduled from April 4th)

Page Updated April 12, 2024