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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

"Engineering for Kids" afterschool program at Dunham starts on September 23rd.  Sign up online by the 15th!  Download the Flier here.  

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 – September 22 – 26, 2014

 TOOLBOX Tool of the Week – The Quiet/Safe Pace Tool: I remember my quiet/safe place.


Monday, September 22:          After-school Tennis, 2:40-3:40 pm                                          


Tuesday, September 23:          PE Day.  Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                                After School Engineering for Kids, 1:00-4:00pm


Wednesday, September 24:    After School Drama w/ Miss Dana, 1:30-3:00 pm


Thursday, September 25:        Garden Day for Kindergarten – 3rd grade today, sponsored by PTO

                                             After School Engineering for Kids, 1:00-4:00pm


Friday, September 26:            PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

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



Upcoming Events


Monday, September 29           NO SCHOOL, Staff Development Day


Tuesday, September 30           School Picture Day


Wednesday, October 1             After-school Piano starts


Friday, October 10                  PTO Walk-a-thon – Theme:  CANDYLAND


Monday, October 13                PTO Meeting


Tuesday, October 14               School Board Meeting

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.