School News & Announcements
Playground Playdate: Monday, August 29, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All incoming Kinder and transfer families are invited to a casual drop-in Playground Playdate at Duniway playground.
Date: Monday, August 29, both from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Come meet some new friends and connect with classmates. Both Foundation and PTA Board Members will be there to answer questions about the school and welcome families.
See you on the playground!
Back to School Coffee on the Blacktop: August 29, 8:50 a.m.
It's the first day of school! And whether you're crying or celebrating, please drop by for some coffee and donuts, courtesy of the Duniway PTA. We'll be serving on the blacktop by the cafeteria from 8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
***Kindergarten parents please join us for coffee and donuts on the first day of Kindergarten, September 1 on the blacktop by the Kindergarten wing; 8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.****
2016-2017 Supply Lists
|Kindergarten||First Grade||Second Grade|
|Third Grade||Fourth Grade||Fifth Grade|
Be sure your lunch account is current
We have an unusually high number of students that owe money on their lunch cards. Notices go home with students and the district auto-dialer calls families to remind them they have a negative balance. Families are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service www.mySchool Bucks.com for convenient online payments and account tracking.
Just a reminder that positive or negative account balances will be held over to next year or transfer to a students’ new school within the district.
Report cards will be mailed out on Friday, June 17th. If you owe lunch money or a library book, they will be held in the office, which will be open from 7:30-4 every day until June 20th. Hours may vary on the 21st.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
Families enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program will receive an email on June 8th directing them to re-link their Rewards Card to the Duniway Educational Foundation. Please remember to do this then, or to take care of it now, by logging on to your account at www.fredmeyer.com/
If you fail to re-link your Rewards Card by July 1st, you will be dropped from the program and Duniway will no longer get any support based on your purchases.
Last year our school received nearly $700 just because people like you took 30 seconds to link their Rewards Cards to Duniway (#82148). Please do so again, and tell all your friends, neighbors and relatives to do the same! For more information, contact Melanie Chadderdon at email@example.com.
2016-17 PTA Board:
President: Meeka Kullberg
Vice-President: Erin Black-Mitchell
Secretary: Andrea Nieto
Treasurer: Rachel Ffolliott
Volunteer Coordinator: Kristy Oliver
Member at Large: Alison Joy
Member at Large: Alissa Lancaster
Member at Large: Sarah Lewis
Member at Large: Julie Rudin
Member at Large: Jeannine Walker
A Message from the Principal
August 15, 2016
I hope this letter finds you enjoying the last weeks of summer break. I am thrilled to be back at Duniway to begin my 4th year as Principal. I am confident that the 2016-2017 school year will be filled with memorable experiences for our students, staff, and community. I look forward to continuing our work on building a strong, inclusive, and positive school culture. With hundreds of families and approximately 500 students, our goal is to connect with every child and build lasting and positive relationships. In addition, our teachers and support staff are excited to learn along-side your child, developing and refining instructional strategies and curriculum that are engaging, dynamic, and meaningful.
Our teachers are the heart and soul of our community. We have a terrific crew of teachers for the coming year, including several teachers new to Duniway. Our kindergarten team has grown (again) to four sections. We are very fortunate to have hired two fabulous new kindergarten teachers: Sarah Perine re-joins us after a year of student teaching with Kerri Cheney and Erica Warren and Hannah Morioka joins us from the Opal School. In 3rd grade we are excited to welcome Christine Dugan who previously taught at Harvey Scott (Abigail Duniway’s brother) Elementary School. In the library, Media Specialist Heather Boyd joins us from Woodmere.
It is always exciting to watch our building begin to come alive as summer wanes. Our incredible custodial crew (Erick, Brian, and Jim) has been working hard all summer long to prepare the building. Lynn and Bonnie have been busy registering our newest students and preparing the office for another stellar year. Many teachers are already working in their classrooms and doing all they can to ensure a positive start to the school year.
As many of you know, Duniway’s calendar is jammed packed with exciting events throughout the year. One of our first is Back-to-School Night, scheduled for Thursday, September 8th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This is an adult only event (the only one of the year) so please plan accordingly. There will be limited child-care available on a sign-up basis provided by our PTA.
On behalf of the entire Duniway staff, I want to again welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. We thank you for entrusting us to work with your child and truly look forward to the beginning of the new school year. The first day of school is always very special and I am excited to see all 1st -5th grade students on August 29th and our kindergarten students on September 1st. Enjoy the remaining days of summer.