Dear Dunfee School Community,
Spring Break came early this year and I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing time with family and friends. With the spring-like weather upon us, we look forward to getting outside for recess on a daily basis. As it is always cooler and windier up on the hill, please have your child wear a warm jacket to school each day.
PARCC testing begins on April 5th for students in grades 3-5 and concludes on April 26th. Students will not be testing everyday but for a seven day period during the testing window. A schedule has been sent home by your child’s teacher outlining the specific days students will be testing.
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 students. It further stresses the importance of being in school and on time each day. We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Ruthven’s fourth grade class recently received the “ROAR for Great Attendance” school-wide attendance award!
On behalf of the Dunfee School students and staff, I wish to congratulate Mrs. Cipriano, third grade teacher, for being named LMDS Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Cipriano is very deserving of this award and an integral member of our school family.
For your convenience, a list of all April happenings can be found below. Please note that Monday, April 18th, is an early dismissal day due to a Staff In-Service Day. In addition, the last days for after-school clubs are April 19th and 21st (with the exception of the Drama Club, which is April 26th).
5th – 20th Grade 3 PARCC Testing Window
6th – 14th Grade 5 PARCC Testing
7th School Store
12th Student of the Month Pizza Party
14th 5th Grade vs. Staff Volleyball Game
18th Teacher Professional Day- Early Dismissal for Student @ 12:20 PM
18th – 26th Grade 4 PARCC Testing
19th End of Marking Period 3
27th Grade 1 Cape May Zoo Trip
27th Report Cards Issued
28th School Store/Birthday Tables
28th Drama Show- 6:30 PM
28th Arbor Day Program- 8:20 AM
Thank you for continued support! Have a great month!