550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

Phone: (609) 660-7510 | Fax: (609) 698-5708


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 18th 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 participated in the parade along with the entire Dunfee School family.  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 November.  Information regarding conference week will be shared by mid-October.

On Friday, October 2nd, 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 the Tuesday folder on September 22nd. 

Please note that school will be closed on Columbus Day, October 12th, for all students.

For your convenience, all October happenings are listed below:

2-         Grandparent’s Day

7-         PTA Meeting   7:00 PM

8-         School Store

9-         Progress Reports Issued

12-       Columbus Day- School Closed for Students Only

16-       Tuckerton Seaport Grade 3 Field Trip

17-       PTA Color Fun Run

20-       Philadelphia Field Trip Grade 5

22-       Lighthouse/Coast Guard Field Trip Grade 2 

23-       Pumpkin Patch- Grades K-5

27-       Fall Portraits

29-       Birthday Tables/School Store

30-       Halloween Parade/Parties

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



                                                                                    Katherine Makela









  • Basic Skills Parent Information Meetings

    September 24th @ JTDS 8:45 AM

    September 30th @ JTDS 3:45 PM

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