Dear Dunwiddie Families,
Welcome to Dunwiddie Elementary School! We are excited about your family either joining us or continuing with us at Dunwiddie. We have many new families that registered with us this summer and we look forward to getting to know you. We have great parents, grandparents, students, and staff members!
This school year brings a new standards-based report card for your child. Instead of a 4-3-2-1 grading system, your child will be assessed on their mastery (or progression toward mastery) of each standard. Standards-based reporting give parents and teachers a much clearer picture of what the child knows or is still working on.
Our theme for Dunwiddie this year is: " Sea of Learners: We may all be different but at Dunwiddie we all swim together ." Students will continue to learn about the 6 pillars of character (respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, citizenship, and fairness) and also learn about school-wide and classroom rules. Posters are available all around the school promoting positive behavior in the bathroom, at lunch, in the hallways, on the bus, and on the playground. We will continue to fill Leo (the Lion) with positive tickets that will earn us school-wide rewards in addition to individual awards. Ask your child about Leo the Lion!
Dunwiddie is happy to introduce you to several new staff members. Morgan Steldt-2nd Grade Teacher, Lacey McGaughey-Kindergarten Teacher, Elizabeth Sand-Special Education Teacher, Donna Polgar-Preschool Secretary, and Carol Injeski-Lunchroom Hostess. Please stop in and meet our new team members!
Our DPC (Dunwiddie Parent Connection) continues as a strong presence in our school, offering many special events and celebrations. This year, the group raised enough money to purchase a rock wall that is installed in our gymnasium. Check it out! If you are interested in joining the group, they meet monthly in the library. Everyone is welcome!
Please feel free to stop in at any time, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 268-5700. I am happy to answer your questions and support your child on his or her learning journey.
Diane Johnson, Principal
Dunwiddie Elementary School