550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

Phone: (609) 660-7510 | Fax: (609) 698-5708



Dear Dunfee School Community,

It is hard to believe that in only a few short weeks springtime will be here.   The weather has been challenging but we are looking forward to warmer days ahead!  The weather can be very tricky in March so please be sure that your children wear a warm coat and hat to school each day to ensure they stay warm during recess.  We have had a busy February and look forward to the same in March.   The Science Fair on February 25th provided students with the opportunity to share their talents and science expertise with their peers and family.  During the evening exhibit, Mrs. Peregman, Media Technology teacher, organized some fun interactive stations where students and their families explored a host of topics.   A special thank you to our PTA for organizing this worthwhile program and our staff members for volunteering to help man the stations during the evening event.   It was truly a team effort!!

The PARCC will be administered this month and all students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be testing.  On March 30th, the district will be hosting a Read Aloud for students in grades K-2.  In addition, the Cat in the Hat will make a special visit on March 3rd to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  The PTA is hosting a Pasta Night on March 12th and we have many staff volunteers to assist in this endeavor, serving as hostess, waiters and waitresses.   Needless to say, we are very excited about this event!  Please come out and support the PTA for a fun-filled evening.

For your convenience, a list of all March happening can be found below:

March 2-11 PARCC Testing Window-Grades 3 & 5

March 3 Dr. Seuss Visit to Grades K-2

March 10 Student of the Month Pizza Party

March 12-23 PARCC Testing Window Grade 4

March 12 PTA Pasta Dinner 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

March 16 Pretzel Party for Perfect Attendance- 2nd Marking Period

March 16 Early Dismissal 12:20 PM  Staff Professional Day

March 25 Birthday Tables/School Store

March 30 Read Across America- Grade K-2

March 31 Staff vs. 5th Grade Volleyball Game-6:00 PM

Finally, I would like to thank you for your continued support and cooperation.  Please remember that my door is always open should you have any questions or concerns.


                                          Katherine Makela




  • LMDS will be holding its Kindergarten Registration on April 1st.  Times are as follows:
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Cucinotta, Guidance Counselor at LMDS, who was chosen to receive the B98.5 School Spirit Award.  She was nominated by our PTA president for all her hard work and efforts in promoting a positive, spirited school environment.  A B98.5 representative will be visiting our school on December 11th to present her with the award as well as to conduct a short interview.  The interview will be broadcast on B98.5 for the month of December!!
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  • Go to the Headlines section below to view the different events that take place at LMDS during the year!!
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