From the Principal

Thank you to our guidance counselor Lindsay Friberg for organizing the Dunn School Great Kindness Challenge. The events of the week have given students and staff an opportunity to focus on positive behaviors and promote a caring school community.

Our first team breakfast was a huge success! Over 300 meals were served. I look forward to seeing families at our second team breakfast for the Gillis, Raymond, Chouinard, Sinclair, Fecteau, Marzilli, and Rogers classes on February 11th. It is not too late to turn in your breakfast order form. We want to accommodate all of our guests.

I hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing February vacation!

Fourth grade families will receive an envelope today containing their child’s Maine Educational Assessment results from the spring of 2019. Enclosed with the results is a cover letter. Three important features of this letter are:

● An informational website
● Explanation of achievement levels
● A reporting error note

Please contact me at anytime at or 657-5050. ~ Lisa Burns, Principal

Martha Gill and Martha Gamage have been nominated for 2020 Cumberland County Teacher of the Year! This is a tremendous acknowledgement of the excellent work they do in their classrooms and school community, as well as the impact they have on students every day. We are proud to have these exceptional teachers as part of the Dunn School staff.

Miss Lindsay’s Counseling Corner
Lastly, as a service-learning aspect to The Great Kindness Challenge, as well as an opportunity to be a Caring Community, Dunn School will be participating in a new, unused book drive! All new and unused books that students, families and staff wish to purchase and donate during the week of our Great Kindness Challenge will be then donated to children and families in need who attend the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical for treatment and care.
We are so excited to be able to give back to children who might be able to find some comfort in a good book!

With Kindness ~ Lindsay Friberg, Dunn School Counselor

From the Music Room

2020 Concerts & Art Show Schedule:  There will be two separate seatings in the Dunn School gym on March 25 and April 8.  Parents may attend one or both performances. Students are to please stay with parents before and after their performance.  Students will need their recorders.  Thank you!

Wednesday 3/25

6:30 Gillis, Raymond, Chouinard

6:50 Sinclair, Marzilli, Fecteau,

Wednesday 4/8

6:30 Skilling, Gamage, Audette, Robash

Rogers 6:50 Doyle, Murray, Burrage

Patriot Parents
Our Patriot Parent reps are Maureen Gilbert ( and Deb Carson ( Be sure to follow the Dunn Facebook page – Dunn School Patriot Parents – for event notifications & volunteer opportunities!

Class of 2023 Valentines Day Babysitting Service

Want to spend some special time with your significant other but need a safe and fun place for your kids? This Valentines day the class of 2023 is offering an evening babysitting service from 5pm to 10pm at Gray New Gloucester High School.
Activities will include gym games, Disney Movies, board games and arts and craft time. Pizza and snacks will be provided.
For more information or to register your kids, please click the following link:

Dates to Remember
Feb. 7 Registration forms due for Feb. 11 Team Breakfast (copy attached to this email)
Feb. 11 Team Breakfast for homerooms of Gillis, Raymond, Chouinard, Sinclair, Fecteau, Marzilli, Rogers
Feb. 12 Early release: grades 3 & 4 dismissed at 1:00 PM, no preK classes
Feb. 17-21 Winter Break: no classes
Mar. 3 Team Breakfast for preK classes
Mar. 25-26 Common Conference nights

updated: 02-10-2020