September 10, 2020
Dear Dunham Families,
I hope you all had a wonderful three day weekend. It has been a good third week of school for Dunham but an odd week for our community at large with an orange or darkened sky for most of it. Students and staff had some extra fun on Wednesday with Mr. DeVeny our Music Teacher. Music will continue to take place on Wednesdays. We are excited to get it started for the year!
With all the odd things happening right now, some of us are also facing power outages. With Dunham’s student population spread out through multiple towns in Sonoma County, what one house faces with power and what others are facing might not be the same thing. If your power is out please email or call the school and let us know. School is still happening in these situations. We understand this means that you may not be able to Zoom with the class. The hope is that students will be able to work on any assignments / school work that does not require electricity. Have a wonderful weekend and be cautious of air quality levels.
Please see below for more announcements.
Superintendent / Principal
Classes are getting underway with specific tools from our Toolbox program. Toolbox is a researched-based social-emotional learning curriculum. It teaches critical competencies necessary for academic and life success such as resilience, self management, and responsible decision-making skills.
Dunham adopted Toolbox several years back and has found it to have a positive impact upon our students. Many of you are familiar with the Toolbox “Tools” from past years. For those of you new to Toolbox please see the attached information below for more about the program and our schedule for each tool.
PTO / Spirit Wear
The Dunham Spirit Wear Store is open! Order your Dunham Dragons Apparel and support the Dunham PTO. Please use the link:
to order some fun gear to show your Dunham pride. The store will be open until 9/25 and you can pay directly on the site. All t-shirts are screen printed and outerwear and caps are embroidered with the Dunham Dragons logo. All sales are final, no exchanges will be available.
For any questions please email Neils Goodwin at email@example.com
PTO will also be having a Dine and Donate at Toppings Frozen Yogurt & Smoothie Bar on Wednesdays, September 16, from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. This is the First Dine and Donate of the year!! Come enjoy a yummy sweet treat and support Dunham School. Let’s kick off this year with something sweet. Toppings Frozen Yogurt & Smoothie Bar is located at 969 Golf Course Drive in Rohnert Park.
Attached below are flyers about some community programs that you might be interested in (Girl Scouts, art & music lessons). These programs are not part of Dunham School District and are not endorsed by Dunham School District.
Last week, the USDA issued a waiver allowing for schools to once again serve any child under the age of 18, at no cost until December 31, 2020. Lunches will be served at the following locations:
Lawrence Jones Middle School, 5154 Snyder Lane, R.P.
Technology Middle School, 7165 Burton Avenue, R.P.
Rancho Cotati High, 5450 Snyder Lane, R.P.
This takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (on school days) from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. The meal disbursement program will be solely for picking up meals. Meals can not be consumed on site. Families may walk up to pick up meals or stay in the car and have them brought to you. Children do not need to be present. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19. (Flyer attached below)
Materials Pick-up / Drop-off
On Wednesday, September 16, will be our next weekly materials pick-up and drop-off. This takes place every Wednesday from 2:00-7:00 PM. Tables with the materials will be located in the larger part of the parking lot. Tables and drop-off boxes will be marked by class. When exiting your vehicle please make sure you and anyone with you is wearing a mask (school age and up). Please park in a designated parking spot and don’t block the driving lane.
Please return the forms that were sent home to be filled out. The sooner we can get those back the better. We appreciate your help with this.
Click to view: Toolbox Schedule
Click to view: Toolbox Information
Click to view: Lunch Program Information
Click to view: September Menu
Click to view: Girl Scouts Flyer (English)
Click to view: Girl Scouts Flyer (Spanish)
Click to view: M.O.M. Art Lesson Flyer
Click to view: M.O.M. Music Lessons Flyer