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    Spring Survey Results

    Thanks to everyone who responded to our Spring Survey.  About 65% of families responded to the questions, giving us a valuable data upon which to build our programs for next year.  Check out the results here.  Comments are witheld to preserve anonymity.  Thanks again - Adam Schaible

    Greetings, and Welcome!

    Nestled in the rural dairy lands of North Petaluma, Dunham Elementary Charter School serves 180 students in grades K-6.  Our small size affords us the ability to know every child on a personal level: their likes, their learning styles, and their dreams.  With only one class per grade level, our kids feel a real sense of family and stability as they grow up together. 

    At Dunham we offer: 

    • Small Class Sizes
    • Individual Attention
    • Project and Tech-Based Learning
    • One laptop per child
    • Beautiful Country Setting
    • Garden, Drama, P.E., and Music
    • Affordable Aftercare
    • Small Group instruction for remedial and accelerated learning
    • Strong community involvement

    Because Kindergarten usually starts the year with a waiting list, I always encourage parents to apply early.  We conduct one lottery per month, and those who arrive early are typically able to secure a spot.  If you are interested in another grade level, give us a call for information about availability.  

    If you would like meet with me personally and tour the campus, just call the office and schedule an appointment.  We also have a Facebook page, which can help give you a feel for the school and community.  "Like" us to receive updates!  

    Thanks for visiting - 

    Adam Schaible, Principal/Superintendent

    For Kindergarten 2014-15, your child’s birthdate should be on or before:  September 1, 2009

    For Transitional Kindergarten 2014-15, your child’s birthdate should be between:  September 2 and December 2, 2009

     

    Next Week at Dunham – April 21 - April 25

    Monday, April 21                   No School – Staff Work Day

    Tuesday, April 22                   PE Day 

    Wednesday, April 23              Music Day

                                                    Volleyball practice, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

                                                    After School Tennis – NorCal HITS, 1:45 – 2:45                                             

    Thursday, April 24                  Garden Day, Kdg – 3rd grade

                                                    After School Math Club, 4th – 6th grade

                                                    Volleyball game at Liberty School – 3:30 p.m.                                                

    Friday, April 25                      Garden Day, 4th – 6th grade

                                                  PE Day

     Upcoming Events

    April 29                                   New Family Welcome

    May 14                                    Dine and Donate – Applebee’s – Mr. Schaible will be serving!

    May 14                                    Cal Skate – Last one of the school year

    May 19                                    Westside Relays

    May 20 – 22                            BOGO Book Fair

    May 21                                    Open House

    May 26                                    No School – Memorial Day Holiday

    May 28-29                               5th Grade Overnight at Angel Island

    June 4                                      6th Grade Promotion

    June 5                                      Last Day of School Carnival

    June 7                                      Mr. Gurney’s Retirement Picnic

     

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      Click on the "Calendar" link above for planning further in advance!

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    If you'd like to make a monetary donation now or at any time to the Dunham School PTO, please click this paypal link.  All donations are sincerely appreciated and will directly benefit all of the students at Dunham. 

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    Want to know more about the new Common Core Standards?  Click here for grade level information.