Dear Parents, Guardians and LMDS Students,
I hope that your summer is off to a great start, and while there is still a few weeks of August to enjoy, I hope that you are getting excited about the upcoming school year! Summer can be the best time of the year to spend quality time with family and friends and forget about school for a while. However, I also hope that students are getting some daily reading to keep the most important organ exercised, your brain. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, August 25th for a neighborhood block party; I will be sending phone and email blast out shortly with further details. Kindergarten and Pre-K Orientation programs will take place on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the day before the students’ first day; Kindergarten Orientation is at 1PM and Pre-K at 2PM. Please note, the first three days of school, September 4-6th, are Early Dismissal days at 12:20PM.
A list of school supplies is also listed on the LMDS Website; the District has adopted a new website and we are in the process of updating all aspects of it every day. Soon we will be sending a mailing home that will have your homeroom teacher’s name and their room number in the letter. As we have been developing an annual theme now for years, this year’s theme is: Dunfee Dragon’s R.O.AR.: Surfing To Success. Remember, each school year our student’s get to reinvent themselves. Whereas many students accomplished a lot last year, each new school year you get a fresh start, and it is always good to begin setting new goals and developing a personal plan to achieve them. We encourage all students to participate in our school community by becoming involved in a variety of activities such as, clubs, band or chorus, as well as other events and happenings that take place throughout the school year. We want you to show your Dunfee pride and most importantly to be an upstanding school citizen. I am honored to be your principal and excited about this upcoming school year. Your teachers, counselors, and I are currently attending workshops, creating the master schedule and planning for a successful 2019-2020 school year. Our outstanding Custodial staff, Technology staff, Maintenance and Grounds staff, and secretaries are all making sure the building and all the important behind-the-scenes things are in top running order and ready for September. I want to invite parents, guardians and family members to get involved with the PTA, Teachers/School, and community to enhance your child’s educational experience. Working in partnership, we will make 2019-2020 a great school year. Dunfee Dragon’s ROAR!
John Fiorentino, Principal
Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School