550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

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Dear Dunfee School Community,


We will soon be spending time with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  At this special time, we have much to be thankful for at LMDS.  Upon entering the building, visitors immediately sense the warmth and spirit of cooperation.  Parents, the community, the Board of Education, administration, and staff members are partners in education and work diligently to ensure the success of all children. Teachers provide an academically challenging curriculum where risk taking is applauded and encouraged.   We are fortunate to have an active PTA who graciously volunteers their time for the benefit of the students in our school.   I know that I am thankful to be part of a school family that values education and strives to do what is best for students on a daily basis.


As always, we have many activities taking place this month.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the week of November 16th and we will be operating on the shortened day schedule from November 16th to November 19th.  In addition, after-school activities begin on Tuesday, November 10th and clubs run until 3:35 PM. Our kindergartners will kick off the Thanksgiving holiday with a small feast to be held in our multi-purpose room on Wednesday, November 25th.  As you can see, we have a busy November!  For your convenience, a list of all November happenings can be found below:


November 2-6:      School Closed

November 9:         School Reopens

November 10:       After-School Clubs Begin

November 11:       Veteran’s Day Program- 8:20 AM 

November 16-19:  Parent/Teacher Conferences- Early Dismissal

November 20:       PTA Turkey Trot 

November 25:       Kindergarten Feast

November 25:       Early Dismissal- 12:20 PM

November 25:       Report Cards Issued

November 26&27 School Closed


Just a reminder that all students are dismissed at 12:20 PM on early dismissal days.  Please note that after-school activities will not be held when schools are operating on a shortened day schedule.  


On behalf of the staff at LMDS, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  In the days ahead, we will continue to “Travel the Road to Success” as we encourage our students to R.O.A.R. in all they do!

Katherine Makela



Be Respectful, Optimistic, Awesome Achievers, and Responsible

  • Go to the Headlines section below to view the different events that take place at LMDS during the year!!
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