Administration

Principal - Katherine Makela
(609)698-5826 Ext. 3000
kmakela@barnegatschools.com

Welcome to the Lillian M. Dunfee School web page! Please check out the monthly Principal's letter, school happenings under the Headlines section, and teacher web pages. The Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School prides itself on maintaining a hometown feel while forging a strong bond with the entire community. Most importantly, our staff and students work hard to meet the rigors and demands of the NJ Student Learning Standards in a safe, positive school environment where risk taking is encouraged and applauded. We continue to employ Positive Behavior Support in Schools strategies to promote consistent expectations in all school settings, thus increasing on-task behavior and maximizing instructional time. Each year, a school wide theme is shared with students, staff, parents, and the entire community which is our driving force towards excellence. Our school-wide theme, Building a Better World: Dunfee Dragons R.O.A.R. (Respectful, Optimistic, Awesome Achievers and Responsible), is the message imparted to the entire Dunfee School community. By working together, we will foster a confidence in our students to allow them to realize any dream can come true with hard work and perseverance.  Last year, we instituted a Bucket Filler component, which will further reinforce our R.O.A.R. expectations by placing a focus on being kind, considerate, and caring to all. In addition, our Dunfee Dragon's R.O.A.R. program received one of three Best Practices Awards at the United Nations in January, 2014 at the CTAUN Conference.

This is how our R.O.A.R. program works! Students never know when a R.O.A.R. ticket will be presented to them by a staff member. Grade level mailboxes are mounted in our hallways where students place any R.O.A.R. tickets they receive throughout the week. We even have a staff member mailbox, where teachers and staff can place R.O.A.R. tickets that they receive from students, parents, or their colleagues! On Fridays, names of R.O.A.R. ticket winners are read over the P.A. system and prizes awarded.

Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have any questions or concerns.

Katherine Makela, Principal

 

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