Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Happy New Year! We hope that you and your family had an enjoyable holiday!

Warmest thanks go out to the Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School Family, the LMDS PTA, and all those in the community coordinated the distribution of hundreds of toys and gifts to children in Barnegat. A special heartfelt thank you to the Barnegat Township Police Department for their support of our Holiday Gift Campaign.

We are also very excited to welcome our newest students and staff; Pre-K began, Wednesday, January 02, 2019.  Welcome to the Dunfee Dragon family Mrs. Jill Sidote, Mrs. Geri Rachinsky and Pre-K students!

As your Principal, it is important to me to build relationships with our students, parents, and staff, to create a positive, exciting, and nurturing environment. Together we can provide every child with best opportunity to be successful in both school and our community.  I will continue to host “Principal Round Table” meetings, and my next one will be Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30PM in the Library; my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you may have throughout the school year.

Please note that the second marking period ends on Thursday, January 31st.  Listed below are other activities taking place in January:

January 9                  PTA Meeting – 7:00 PM in the Library

January 15                Principal’s Round Table meeting – 6:30PM in the Library

January 18                School Closed – Staff Professional Day

January 21                School Closed – Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 29                Club and Activity Yearbook Pictures

January 31                PTA Pasta Dinner 5:30- 8:00PM

January 31                End of Second Marking Period

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


John Fiorentino

John Fiorentino, Principal

Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School


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