From the Principal
The Dunn School will be hosting a family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 30th 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!
MTSS: The MTSS team would like to welcome you to complete our climate survey between March 16th-24th. We will use this survey to drive our future work. This survey will help our team to understand the overall impact MTSS implementation has had on the way our school feels to its students, families, and staff. Students and staff will be completing this survey at school.
The survey is brief (10-20 minutes to complete) and all answers will remain anonymous. The team will be using your responses to create a place where everyone wants to be. We thank you for your input.
Ms. Lindsay’s Counseling Corner
Next week, I will be visiting all third and fourth graders in their classrooms to teach a lesson about diversity, our differences and our similarities. We will be focusing on the following:
- Differences are not bad – just like how different flowers and plants make our world more beautiful, different types of people make our world more vibrant and interesting.
- Despite our differences, we have many commonalities.
- Diversity is important – we will explore various examples of why this is.
- How to respectfully ask people about their differences.
As part of this lesson, we will be displaying an interactive bulletin board on our mid-level wall with the quote by M. Scott Peck, “Embrace our similarities, celebrate our differences.” All students will have the opportunity to write and display something that makes them different and wonderful! Some books around these topics that families may want to check-out include: The Family Book by Todd Parr; Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor, Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki Shaw and The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania. Click on the book titles to watch a “read aloud” video of each book. I am looking forward to students showing each other how they can be critical and compassionate thinkers!
Have a great weekend! ~ Lindsay Friberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Office
If your student will be absent or tardy, please give us a call (207-657-5050) or an email (email@example.com) by 9:00 AM to let us know.
Family Phys. Ed.
A fun and inexpensive activity for your family! Families will play games and sports while getting valuable exercise. Activities include kickball, parachute, floor hockey, four square, dodgeball, capture the flag and more. Kindergarten through adults – parents and kids play together. FMI contact Dana Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor: Dana Welch
Mondays, 3/6 – 4/10
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: GNG Middle School Gym
Fee: $10 per family per week or sign up for all 6 weeks for $50
Register the night of class or by calling GNG Adult Education at 207-657-9612. Please pay with cash or check made out to GNG Adult Education.
Dunn Patriot Parents
If you would like to get involved with Patriot Parents, please contact us at email@example.com.
2023 Science Fair
The District-Wide Science Fair will be Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the High School. Any MSAD 15 student can enter the Fair. Student projects can be experiments or research-based and can be on any science-related topic. All students will all receive feedback from the judges.
Please see the flyer on the MSAD 15 website for more details (search “science fair” to access).
PreK for the 2023-24 School Year
Do you know a child who will be four years old on October 15, 2023 who might be interested in attending our Pre K program? MSAD 15 offers a voluntary, half-day Pre-K program at Dunn School in New Gloucester. We are able to enroll up to 90 students each year. If more than 90 students apply, we will hold a lottery in the summer. To be eligible for that lottery, if needed, students must be pre-registered prior to screening dates in June. Please complete the pre-registration process through the link below or by calling Dunn School as soon as possible to register interest in the program.
Pre-K Pre-Registration Link or call us at (207) 657-5050.
Dates to Remember
Mar 30 Literacy Night, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Dunn multi-purpose room
Apr 12 Early release day: grades 3 & 4 dismissed at 1:00 PM, no preK classes
Apr 14-21 Spring break: no classes
Updated March 16, 2023