550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

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Dear Dunfee School Community,

The holiday season is upon us and there is much excitement in the air at the Dunfee School.   The Dunfee staff, in conjunction with the Student Council, is sponsoring a toy drive from December 1st to the 12th.  The Student Council will also be promoting School Spirit Week from December 15th to the 19th. A flyer outlining planned activities for the week will be forthcoming.   Our PTA will be holding the annual Holiday Shoppe on December 4th and 5th to provide students with the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts for their families.  

Our third grade students and chorus have been busy practicing for the annual holiday program to take place on December 18th.  In addition, first graders will be treated to Breakfast with Santa and our second grade classes will be participating in a special reading of The Polar Express.  As you can see, students and staff at LMDS are definitely in the holiday spirit!

Congratulations to Mrs. Ruddy’s first grade class for being the first winner of the “R.O.A.R. for Great Attendance!” classroom attendance initiative.   To recognize their effort in being in school and on time each day, they received an ice cream sundae party.     The contest begins again and all classes are in the running.  Good luck!!

As the days get shorter, and the colder weather sets in, I would like to remind students to wear a warm coat, hat and gloves to school each day.  Weather permitting, we strive to go out and get fresh air during recess, and it is important that students are dressed appropriately to ensure they remain warm.

For your convenience, a list of upcoming December events is listed below.  Please note that we will be operating on the shortened day schedule on December 23rd; all students will be dismissed at 12:20 PM on this day.

12/4&5 Holiday Shoppe

12/10 Birthday Tables/School Store

12/11 PTA Meeting- 7:00 PM

12/15-19 School Spirit Week

12/18 Holiday Program- 7:00 PM

12/23 Early Dismissal- 12:20 PM

12/24-1/2 School Closed- Winter Break

1/5 School Reopens

On behalf of the Dunfee School staff, I would like to extend best wishes to you and your family for a safe and joyous holiday season!!   


                                                   Katherine Makela


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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Cucinotta, Guidance Counselor at LMDS, who was chosen to receive the B98.5 School Spirit Award.  She was nominated by our PTA president for all her hard work and efforts in promoting a positive, spirited school environment.  A B98.5 representative will be visiting our school on December 11th to present her with the award as well as to conduct a short interview.  The interview will be broadcast on B98.5 for the month of December!!
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