550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

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Dear Dunfee School Community,


As summer turns to fall, students at the Dunfee School are fully engulfed in the learning process. 

Our kick-off parade on September 23rd was a huge success and a shining example of the partnerships that have been established with the entire community.  The Superintendent, Board of Education, Township Committee, police department, fire department, PTA, Dunfee Retirees, the Barnegat Education Foundation and the high school marching band and cheerleaders participated in the parade along with the entire Dunfee School family.  The Invent to Learn float was a collaboration of the work of Mr. Gagnon, students, and the PTA and reinforced our yearly theme.  Many parents, friends, and family members lined the streets of the parade route and the support of our students and staff was overwhelming!  Needless to say, we look forward to a great school year and will continue to work together as a team to ensure our students experience success in all school settings. 


 It was great seeing everyone at Back to School Night! Another opportunity to forge the partnership between home and school will be provided during Parent/Teacher Conferences in late November/early December.  Information regarding conference week will be shared the last week of October.

On Friday, October 7th, we will be celebrating Grandparent’s Day.  Grandparents are invited to visit our school and join their grandchild(ren) in the special area classes.  A notice regarding this event was sent home in last week’s Tuesday folder. 

Please note that school will be closed on Columbus Day, October 10th, for all students.

For your convenience, all October happenings are listed below:

             5-        Fall Picture Day

 5-        PTA Meeting 7:00 PM   

 7-        Grandparent’s Day

10-       Columbus Day- School Closed for Students Only

11-       Progress Reports Issued

12-       Lighthouse/Coast Guard Field Trip Grade 2 

17-21   School Violence Awareness Week

            20-       Camden Aquarium Field Trip Grade 3

21-       PTA Pumpkin Patch K-5

24-28   Red Ribbon Week

26-       Huber Wood/Holmdel Park Field Trip Grade 4

27-       Birthday Tables/School Store

31-       Halloween Parade/Parties   1:15 PM Parade

 As always, my door is always open should you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year.



 Katherine Makela



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