Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped to make our 

Walk-a-thon such a wonderful success!

Now it's time to collect your pledeges and turn money in by October 27.  You can still create an account and collect online donations.  Perfect for the out of town family that wants to support Dunham School.  Click here for more information on how to set up and receive online donations.


Greetings, and Welcome!

Nestled in the rural dairy lands of North Petaluma, Dunham Elementary Charter School serves 180 students in grades TK-6.  Our small size affords us the ability to know every family and 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


Next Week at Dunham – October 27 – October 31, 2014

TOOLBOX Tool of the Week – Listening Tool: I listen with my ears, eyes, and heart.


Monday, October 27:             Field Biology Club 2:45-3:30pm

                                           After-school Tennis, 2:40-3:40 pm


Tuesday, October 28:            PE Day.  Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                           After School Engineering for Kids, 1-2pm(TK&K), 2:30-4pm (1st & 2nd)

                                           Yoga Club 2:45-3:30pm

                                           Math Club 2:45-3:00pm


Wednesday, October 29:        After School Drama w/ Miss Dana, 1:30-3:00 pm

                                            After School Piano 1:35-2:35pm


Thursday, October 30:           Garden Day for Kindergarten – 3rd grade today, sponsored by PTO

                                           After School Engineering for Kids, 1-2pm(TK&K), 2:30-4pm (3rd& 6th)

                                           Math Club 2:45-3:30pm

                                           Flag Football 3:30 home game


Friday, October 31:                PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!  

                                            Garden Day for TK, 4th – 6th grade today, sponsored by PTO

                                            Halloween Parade/Class Parties 1:30-2:30pm


Upcoming Events

Monday, November 3:            Scholastic Book Fair starts


Wednesday, November 5:      Family Reading Night


Thursday& Friday,November 6th & 7th:       Rock-n-Roll Cinderelly Performance *Tickets Required*


Monday, November 10th:       Staff Work Day. No school


Tuesday, November 11th:      Veteran’s Day, No school




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


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Want to know more about the new Common Core Standards? 

Click here for grade level information.