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 20 – October 24, 2014


TOOLBOX Tool of the Week – Empathy Tool: I care for others; I care for myself.


Monday, October 20:             After-school Tennis, 2:40-3:40 pm

                                           Field Biology Club (gr. 4-6) 2:45-3:30pm


Tuesday, October 21:              PE Day.  Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!

                                             Red Ribbon Assembly (upper grades only), 1-1:30pm

                                             After School Engineering for Kids, 1:00-2:00pm (TK&K),


                                             Yoga Club (gr.2-6) 2:45-3:30pm


Wednesday, October 22:        After School Drama w/ Miss Dana, 1:30-3:00 pm

                                           After School Piano 1:35-2:35pm


Thursday, October 23:            Garden Day for Kindergarten – 3rd grade today, sponsored by PTO

                                             After School Engineering for Kids, 1:00-2:00pm (TK&K),

                                             2:30-4:00pm (3rd – 6th)

                                             After-School Flag Football, 3:30pm Home


Friday, October 24:                PE Day. Wear your tennis shoes and bring a hair tie!  

                                            Field Trip, 1st grade 9:00-11:00am

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

                                            PTO OKTOBERFEST & PUMPKIN CARVING 6:00-8:00pm


Upcoming Events


Friday, October 31:                 Halloween Parade


Monday, November 3:            Scholastic Book Fair starts


Tuesday, November 4:            Family Reading Night


Thursday, November 6:          Rockin’ Cinderella Play


Friday, November 7:               Rockin’ Cinderella Play


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.