Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School
Dunfee Dragons R.O.A.R. "Respectful, Optimistic, Awesome Achievers, Responsible"
Dear Dunfee School Community,
It is hard to believe that in only a few short weeks springtime will be here. March weather can be very tricky so please be sure that your child wears 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 16th provided students with the opportunity to share their talents and science expertise with their peers and family. During the evening exhibit, Mrs. Peregman, 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!!
We also have a host of events that will be taking place this month. On March 3rd, students will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart at designated grade level times during the school day. The PTA will be hosting a Pasta Dinner on March 9th and the 5th Grade vs. Staff Volleyball game will take place on March 23rd. The Student Council is busy planning for a School Spirit Week to take place prior to Spring break. A flyer outlining the theme for each day will be forthcoming.
Looking ahead, PARCC testing will begin on April 24th for grades 3 & 5 and May 4th for grade 5. The testing windows are as follows:
Grade 3: April 24- May 2nd
Grade 4: May 4th -May 12th
Grade 5: April 24th - May 2nd
Please note that registration for incoming kindergarten students is scheduled for March 8th. A list of all March happenings can be found below under Upcoming Events.
Have a great March!!
Katherine Makela, Principal
Barnegat Township School District