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Dear Dunfee School Community,

Spring is here and the Dunfee School continues to be abuzz with many activities.   Our students have been working hard in class and the learning process continues to be in full swing.   The NJ ASK will be administered to our fifth grade students the week of May 5th and to students in grades 3 and 4 the week of May 12th.  More information regarding testing will be forthcoming.

On behalf of the Dunfee staff and students, I would like to congratulate Miss Carrie Calaguire, third grade teacher, for being named the Dunfee School’s Teacher of the Year. Miss Calaguire has been a teacher at the Dunfee School for seven years and is most deserving of this award.  She is a shining example of the outstanding teachers we are fortunate to have on staff at the Dunfee School!

I would also like to take this time to stress the importance of regular attendance.  Research supports that regular attendance is a major contributor to the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child.  It further stresses the importance of being in school and on time each day.  Please make every effort in getting your children to school on time and not sign them out early unless absolutely necessary.  We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Harkness and Mrs. Yoder’s class was the second class to receive the “We Are Present Everyday” school-wide attendance award!

For your convenience, a list of all April happening can be found below.  Please note that Spring Break has been shortened, due to inclement weather make-up days. 

4/8       Basic Skills Breakfast- 8:30 AM

4/9       School Store

4/9       Academic Bowl

4/10     Kindergarten Registration

4/10     5th grade vs. Staff Volleyball Game- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

4/15     Early Dismissal- Spring Break 4/16-4/18

4/21     School Reopens

4/24     Last Day of After School Activities (except Drama Club)

4/25     Student of the Month Pizza Party

4/29     Last Day of Drama Club (performance is on 5/1)

4/29     Spring Portraits

In closing, I continue to be impressed by the support and generosity of our school community.  Thank you for helping make LMDS a pleasant place to learn and work. 


                                                  Katherine Makela



  • Check out the Headlines below to find out the Reflections' winners for each category!
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  •  We are pleased to announce that the first class to fill in the letters of "We Are Present Everyday!" was Mrs. Delaporte's class.  To fill in a letter, all students must be present before the late bell rings.  For their efforts, the students were rewarded with a Dunkin' Donuts party!!   The contest begins again and all classes are in the running!!
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  • Check out pictures of our school happenings under "Headlines", located on the bottom of this page!

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