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Upcoming Events
 
District Announcements
Science Program
Click HERE to see photos from the recent STEM program.
 

 
Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day
Young Readers Week
National Young Readers Week has been an annual event held during the second week of November to raise awareness around the importance of reading. The event was co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. On Thursday, November 10, Mr. Galella participated in the Principal Challenge at the DEC by reading from bell to bell during the school day by sharing his love for reading with students. This was a great success and we look forward to participating next year. Thanks to the 6th grade students that helped Mr. Galella read "A Bad Case of Stripes"- Ava Forgione, Cadie Lewis, Ciera Toomey, Morgan Quinn, ​​and  Maddie Valvano
And please tag any shared pics on social media with #YoungReaders







Young Readers Week
From the WYOU/WBRE Webpage:
National Young Readers Week kicked off in Lackawanna County Thursday morning.  Dunmore elementary school students are learning the importance of reading.  Their Principal Bob Galella was challenged to read all day long.  He treated elementary school students to a reading of "A Bad Case of the Stripes."  For participating, the school will be entered into a nationwide competition to win books for the entire school.

Click
THIS LINK to see the video...
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Walking Trail Closed During School Hours
The WALKING TRAIL around the Dunmore School District Campus will be CLOSED during school hours. Those hours are 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Trail will be Open on weekends and non-school days.
This is being done to ensure the SAFETY of all students. It is not possible to allow outside access to our facilities while schools are in session.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but STUDENT SAFETY must be at the forefront of every decision we make. 
2016-2017 Band Officers
School Announcements
Take a look at our STEM activities
Polar Express coming to the DEC
In lieu of Santa's World this year, the Polar Express as well as future school assemblies and programs will be coming to the DEC. With support of our PTA, we have scheduled a Pajama Day for all DEC students to participate in while enjoying snacks during the Polar Express, that will be shown on the big screen in our gymnasium on December 21st. We will do 2 showings K - 2 and 3 - 6. As usual, we will be promoting the Christmas Spirit throughout the DEC for our students with music, holiday decor, and maybe even a visit from that big jolly white-bearded man whose belly shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly.
Happy Holidays!
Mr. G. 
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
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
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 student’s responses to determine which follow-up question would give the most information about the student’s 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 student’s 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.

 
Walkers should arrive to school between 7:50 - 8:04
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
Common Core Support for Parents
Dear DEC parents:
     The below link provides important information which includes the Big Ideas broken down by grade level in ELA and Math and talking points for parents. This information will provide you with further information pertaining to the Common Core Standards; currently known as the Academic Standards. 


http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2910&navItemNumber=4064

Thank you, 
Mr. G.
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