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District Announcements
2017 Grades 3 - 6 Scripps Spelling Bee
2017 Grades†3 - 6 Scripps Spelling Bee



STEM family night
Congratulations Savanna Sherman, 4th grade, for being selected as this year's STEM Family Night project winner! Way to go Savanna!†

School Announcements
Spring 2017 semester finalized calendar dates
  • More events ... TBD
  • Feb. 28th - 6th gr. deficiency report due to office
  • March 8th and 9th†Kindergarten Registration
  • March 13th - PTA Spring Fundraiser Mixed Bag
  • March 14th - Team Leader Meeting
  • March 14th - PTA Meeting.†
  • March 24th - In service
  • March 28th - Team Leader Meeting†
  • April 3rd - End of 3rd†Qtr marking period
  • April 3 -7 †- ELA PSSA's testing window (gr. 3 - 6)
  • April 8th - PTA Bingo/Auction
  • April 10th - distribute report cards
  • April 12th - Kindergarten Open House
  • April 13, 14, 17 - Spring Vacation
  • April 15th - DEC PTA Family Fun Night At SWB Penguins
  • April 24 - 28 - Math PSSA's testing window (gr. 3 - 6)
  • May 1 - 5 - Science PSSA's testing window (gr. 4)
  • May 9th - 6th gr. deficiency report due to office
  • May 17th 4th gr. visits Lackawanna College Environmental Center
  • May 26th - Track & Field Day
  • May 29th - Schools Closed: Memorial Day
  • June 8th - Kindergarten graduation - distribute K report cards
  • June 9th - last day of school†
  • June 9th - distribute report cards gr. 1 - 6†
2017 - 2018 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Kindergarten Registration for students entering Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 School Year will be held on Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th.

Please adhere to the following schedule:
Wednesday, March 8th
​Last Names beginning with ††A through F † † 9:00am - 11:00am
Last Names beginning with ††G through K † †1:00pm - † 2:30pm
Thursday, March 9th
​Last Names beginning with ††L through Q † † 9:00am - 11:00am
Last Names beginning with † R through Z † ††1:00pm †- †2:30pm

YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING TO THE REGISTRATION:
Original Birth Certificate
Immunization Records
Proof of Dunmore Residency

The child must be age 5 by September 1, 2017 in order to register.

Registration packets may be picked up in the Elementary Center Main Office prior to the scheduled date and time and then presented for registration on March 8th or 9th.
3rd and 4th gr. Spelling Bee Champ
Congratulations to Anna†Trauger in 4th grade for winning the 3rd and 4th grade School Spelling Bee competition on the evening of Feb. 8th. Congratulations Anna! Proud of you!
Would like to introduce our Spelling Bee School Champion
Congratulations to Madison Waltz in 6th grade for becoming our Spelling Bee School Champion on the evening of February 8th. The winning word was " au fait " - She will now move on to compete at the Final Local Spelling in Wilkes-Barre on March 12th. Way to Go Madison! Very Proud of you!!
Reflection Winners
Winners for the 2016 Reflections Program. Students will be honored with a lunch & a certificate and/or ribbon on Feb. 8th. Thank you to our PTA volunteers who assisted in this program.†
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Visual Arts
Primary
1st Place-- †Oliver Soriano "The Art of Everything I Like"
2nd Place-- Zoey Schlitter †"Zoo"
3rd Place-- †MayaLynn Ramirez "My Happy Place"
Intermediate
1st Place-- †Catherine Gilhooley "A Look Inside My Head"
2nd Place-- Brynn Kochis "Family"
3rd Place-- †Delfino Ramirez "Things In My Life"
Middle
1st Place-- †Ayman Mounota "My World"
2nd Place-- †Natalie Durkin "The Real Me"
3rd Place-- †Hannah Albano "Hannah's Heart"
Photography
Primary
1st Place-- Christopher Fortese "My Pictures"
Intermediate
1st Place-- †Savanna Sherman "A Snapshot Into My Story"
2nd Place-- Hannah Siddiqui "My Life is a Journey"
3rd Place-- †Hannah Siddiqui "Road"
Middle
1st Place-- Caroline Valunas "Grace and Game"
2nd Place-- Ava Barzensky "Soccer Day"
DANCE
Intermediate
1st Place-- Eshika Hiremath "Traditional Dance Program"
2nd Place-- Krithika†Krishnan "Classical Indian Dance"
LITERATURE
Intermediate
1st Place-- †Hannah Siddiqui "My Story"
2nd Place-- Nico Barchak "This is My Story"
MUSIC
Middle
1st Place-- Anthony Thomson "All About Me"
2nd Place-- Maria Aronica "The Real Me"
Reflection Winner Photos II
Reflections Winner Photos III
Reflections Winner Photo IV
Thank you for supporting our 4-6 STEM initiative
Thank you to PPL for visiting with our 4th grade yesterday on 12-14! It was a wonderful presentation where students learned about conductors, local electrical usage, etc.†

and thank you to the TCMC medical students for visiting with our 6th grade students today on 12-15. Providing our students in grades 4 - 6 with on-going STEM experiences have been greatly appreciated and we look forward to continuing this endeavor for our students.†

Take a look at our STEM activities
Band Officers
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016-2017 BAND OFFICERS:

PRESIDENT- ALEXIS CHERNEY
VICE PRES.- NICO SCOTTI
SECRETARY- HANNAH ALBANO
TREASURER -†ADDY TOOLE
PUBLICITY -†MADDIE VALVANO / CAROLINE VALUNAS
LIBRARIANS†- MIKEY BONAVOGLIA / DYLAN WESTERLUND
HOUSE MANAGERS†- JACQUE BITTER / NATILE DURKIN†
Congratulations to 2016-2017 Chorus Officers
PRESIDENT - MORGAN QUINN
VICE PRES. - ADRIANNA PACEWICZ
SECRETARY - ANNA ACCULTO
TREASURER - FAITH BRAVO
CHORAL LIBRARIANS - CIERA TOOMEY & AVA BARZENSKY
PUBLICITY - MAURA SHEETS & CAROLINE VALUNAS
HOUSE MANAGERS - MORGAN DARTON & MEGAN BRACE
Bullying Prevention information for parents

The below link contains free, downloadable tools that are helpful for parents to understand the definition of bullying and how to support their children.

http://www.safeschools.info/bullying-prevention

Miss Ferguson's Counseling page
https://sites.google.com/a/dunmoreschooldistrict.net/dunmore-elementary-center-s-school-counseling-program/videos-resources/girls-and-their-frenemies
Walkers should arrive to school between 7:50 - 8:04
Bell Schedule
7:30 Doors Open / 7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast
8:19 National Anthem (arrival after 8:19 is coded tardy)
8:20-8:45 Remediation period
8:45-9:30
9:35-10:20
10:25-11:10
11:15-12:00
12:05-12:50
12:55-1:40
1:45-2:30
2:35 Dismiss Bus 6†
Continue with bus dismissal with bus #'s 1 - 5 with Walkers following


2 hour Delay Schedule
9:30 Doors Open / No Breakfast
9:30 - 10:15 Remediation period
10:19 National Anthem (students arriving after 10:19 will be coded tardy)
Lunch Schedule beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 1:15 p.m. remain the same on a delay
10:20 morning announcements
10: 24 First period begins
2:35 Dismissal beginning with bus 6 first†

CDT's

Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDTs)

What is the CDT?

The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT). Similar to other assessments, students in grades 3 through 6 complete a CAT by responding to a series of multiple-choice items. A computer adaptive test (CAT) is different, because as a student responds to each test question, the CAT determines the next test question to ask the student. The CAT uses the studentís responses to determine which follow-up question would give the most information about the studentís performance on the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content and the Keystone Exams Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content. This means that each student can be administered a unique set of questions, which allows the test to give diagnostic information about each studentís understanding and abilities of the Pennsylvania†Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.

What is the Purpose of the CDT?

The purpose of the CDT is to provide information that will help guide instruction by providing support to students and teachers. The CDT reports are designed to provide a picture or snapshot of how students are performing in relation to the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content and the Keystone Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content. The CDT goes beyond focusing only on What students should know and be able to do at a particular grade and/or course. It also provides a snapshot of How and Why students may still be struggling or extending beyond the grade and/or course Eligible Content. This valuable information is typically not identified through other types of assessments. Teachers, through the use of CDT reports, may access additional information through the Learning Progression Map. The Learning Progression Map allows teachers to pinpoint where students are struggling along or extending beyond the learning continuum. The CDT helps identify, and provides suggestions, for "next steps" in student academic development.

Marking Periods/Report Cards/Deficiencies

1st Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

End of 1st Quarter: Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Report Card Distribution: Monday, Nov 14, 2016

2nd Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

End of 2nd Quarter: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Report Card Distribution: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

3rd Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

End of 3rd Quarter: Monday, April 3, 2017

Report Card Distribution: Monday, April 10, 2017

4th Quarter:

6th Grade Deficiency Reports Due: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Last Day of School/Report Card Distribution: Friday, June 9, 2017

Preliminary PSSA Testing Dates
Preliminary PSSA Testing Window 2016-2017 Assessment Dates: English Language Arts April 3-7, 2017 Grades 3-8 / Mathematics April 24-28, 2017 Grades 3-8 / Science May 1-5, 2017 Grades 4,8 / Make-Up May 8-12, 2017
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