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Upcoming Events
- Math PSSAs
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Math PSSA's
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
- Math PSSA's
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
- Kindergarten Open House
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Math PSSA's
8:45 AM - 11:45 AM
District Announcements
Chefs at DEC
Annie at the DEC
The cast of ANNIE promotes the PSSA and testing for students at the DEC with highlights and a medley of favorite songs.

Coding with Quadcopters
Coding with Quadcopters
4th Grade Students at the Dunmore Elementary Center had some fun this week while learning Coding with Quadcopters during computer class. Representatives from NEIU 19 were there to co-teach with Mrs. Urban. 

2017 STEM Design Challenge Featuring K’Nex
2017 STEM Design Challenge Featuring K’Nex
School Announcements
Little Bucks
Congratulations to our raffle recipients from our Little Bucks board!
Alyson Tullio and Richard Rouse each won a Nina's pizza certificate!
Aiden Mulholland won a Toys R Us gift certificate!
2017 PSSA Parent Letter
March 23, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians:
            Dunmore Elementary students in grades 3 through 6 will be taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) as follows:
Students in Grades 3 – 6:
  1. English Language Arts Testing Window,  Tuesday, April 04 – Friday, April 07, 2017;
  2. Mathematics, Monday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 26, 2017;
Students in Grade 4 Only:
  1. Science, Tuesday, May 2 – Wednesday, May 3, 2017
            The results of PSSA tests assist our district in determining students’ individual needs and the means/methods for meeting them.  They are also a factor in determining student’s academic placement in middle and high schools. 
We hope you, as parents/guardians, will make every effort to impress the importance of these exams upon your child.  It is essential for children to get proper rest and consume a well-balanced diet at all times to optimize learning/thinking.  This is especially important during testing periods.  Also, as always, it is highly recommended that parents schedule doctor’s appointments after school and avoid unnecessary absences from school around our testing dates.
            The reverse side of this letter contains Pennsylvania’s cell phone policy during testing.  A double-sided flyer containing further information on PSSA testing is also being distributed with this letter.  If you have any additional concerns, please contact Mrs. Cerminaro, PSSA Coordinator or myself at the Dunmore Elementary Center.
Robert Galella
Spring 2017 semester finalized calendar dates
  • April 24 - 28 - Math PSSA's testing window (gr. 3 - 6)
  • April 26th Kindergarten Open House
  • May 1 - 5 - Science PSSA's testing window (gr. 4)
  • May 3rd - 5th PTA Used Book Sale 5pm - 8pm in DEC Amphitheatre
  • May 9th PTA Meeting
  • May 9th - 6th gr. deficiency report due to office
  • May 10th First Grade Field Trip Pop Science
  • May 11th K (half of grade) Field Trip to Pop Science
  • May 11th 5th Grade Field Trip to Miners Village
  • May 12th K (half of grade) Field Trip to Pop Science
  • May 17th 4th gr. visits Lackawanna College Environmental Center
  • May 26th - Track & Field Day
  • May 29th - Schools Closed: Memorial Day
  • May 31st 6th Grade Field Trip to Hershey Park
  • June 8th - Kindergarten graduation - distribute K report cards
  • June 9th - last day of school 
  • June 9th - distribute report cards gr. 1 - 6 
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!!
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
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.


Miss Ferguson's Counseling page
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 A.M. Announcements
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 


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.

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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