550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

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


  The First Day of School is September 4, 2014.  We will be operating on the early dismissal schedule on September 4th and September 5th.  School hours on these days will be 8:20 AM to 12:20 PM.  Breakfast will be available; however, lunch will not be served.




Dear Dunfee School Family,


Welcome back!  I hope you all had a fun and relaxing summer.  The start of this school year brings much excitement and we are eager to begin the 2014/15 school year!  This year, we welcome new staff members to the Dunfee School family.  Mrs. Tara Mathis will be our Resource Room teacher, Miss Rachel Winograd will be teaching fifth grade and Mr. Andrew Villiez will be our P.E. replacement teacher until Mrs. Oravets returns in January.   In addition, two part-time kindergarten aides will be joining our team:  Mrs. Kristin Pezzuti and Mrs. Tina Leonard.   We are also happy to announce that Mr. Frank DiPaolo was hired as our full time day custodian.  We wish all of our new staff members the very best in their positions!


Last year, “Soaring to New Heights” was the statement that was shared with our students, staff, and families.  By working together, we were able to achieve our goals by working as a school community for the betterment of our children.  To build on last year’s motto, the theme for the 2014/15 school year is “Unlock the Possibilities: Dunfee Dragons R.O.A.R.” We will continue to work together to ensure success for all students as we remain focused on excellence in all we do.  When students are encouraged to set goals, take risks and reach for the stars, success will surely follow.  Due to the success of our kick-off R.O.A.R. parade last year, we will again be hosting a school-wide parade on September 19th at 9:00 AM.   More information will follow!


The first day of school is Thursday, September 4th.   Please note we will be operating on the early dismissal schedule on September 4th and September 5th.   The full day schedule will resume on Monday, September 8th.  School hours remain the same and are as follows:


Full Day:                 8:20 AM to 3:00 PM

Early Dismissal:      8:20 AM to 12:20 PM    


In addition, Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd at 1:15 PM and our  Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 18th, at 6:30 PM.   More information on the schedule of events for this evening will be forthcoming.


I look forward to working with you, again, as we embark on our journey together during the 2014/15 school year.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.



                                                                            Katherine Makela




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