February 18, 2022
Hello Dunham Families,
We had a wonderful week that included our first school-wide assembly in a very long time. It was a wonderful experience and we look forward to getting back into that pre pandemic routine. I am excited to share that we will have both garden and drama for the third trimester. A big thank you to our PTO for providing our students with these opportunities and Marie Valdez for finding us a drama teacher! On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, it will be Twos-Day! We will be having a special “Tutus and Ties” spirit day. Please see the attached flyer: Twos-Day Flyer
Last week the CDPH changed some of its guidelines. Currently the K-12 guidelines (including masking) have not changed. On Feb. 28, the state is expected to update guidelines for K-12 schools. We will be reviewing the CDPH K-12 updates once they are made known. As the state reconsiders school pandemic guidelines, Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s Health and Human Services Secretary, said officials will be paying close attention to pediatric vaccination rates, case rates, testing positivity and hospitalizations, both among children and the community at large. Schools have been asked to share with families that the best way they can help ease COVID mitigation measures in schools is to make sure their children are up to date on COVID vaccinations. The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood that infected individuals will become very sick or require hospitalization, and they also help limit the spread of the virus.
Please review the announcements below.
Have a wonderful three-day weekend,
Superintendent / Principal
PTO Kettlecorn is Back!!!
Hello Dunham Families,
We have partnered with Golden Kettlecorn again for a 50/50 fundraiser for the PTO. They will donate 50% of every bag of popcorn ordered! Please turn your orders and payment into the office by Friday February 25th. Popcorn will be ready for pickup after school on Friday March 4th. Funds earned will go towards our garden program, music, and classroom funds.
Any questions please contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to View: Kettlecorn Order Form
Nothin’ But Net Basketball Camp Flyer
Click To View: English Flyer
Click To View: Spanish Flyer
Yearbooks On Sale Now!
A year book is a fun and wonderful way to keep the memories of this year at Dunham. The ONLY way to ensure that you have a copy for each child in your family is to pre-order them now. Your child will receive the yearbook at the end of the school year.
Click To View: Yearbook Order Form
We had a wonderful 100th Day of school with some fun costumes and classroom activities. The 100th day also means it is school registration time. If you have a future TK or Kindergartener at home who is either turning 5 on or before September 1st, 2022 (for Kindergarten) or turns 5 between September 2nd and February 2, 2023 (for TK), please call the office so we can make sure we have a spot for them on our class rosters for next year. Also, we have room for students in some other grades as well. As you know, Dunham is a unique and great place to go to school. Our campus, culture, programs, staff, community, families and traditions make for an exceptional educational experience. If you have a family member, friend or neighbor who is looking for a school, send them our way. We’d love a chance to meet with them and further discuss our wonderful school. We appreciate your support.
No School February 21
There is no school on Monday, February 21st in observance of Presidents’ Day.
COVID-19 Testing Available at School
We continue to offer onsite COVID-19 testing for our students as a convenience to parents on Wednesday mornings from 7:40-8:30. A parent must consent and be present for the testing. We are able to offer testing for at-school exposure, COVID symptoms and surveillance testing. Testing is for Dunham students only. Please see the below information about registering, consent and availability.
Click To View: COVID Testing Flyer Page 1
Click To View: COVID Testing Flyer Page 2
Click To View: Testing Consent Form
After School Pediatric Vaccination Clinics
Below is a link from Dr. Steve Herrington, the Sonoma County Office of Education Superintendent regarding after school pediatric vaccination clinics.
Also, here is additional information about where to find after school pediatric vaccine clinics for Students and Families Ages 5 and older.
COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Sonoma County students age 5 and older, as well as their families, will be offered at numerous dates, times, and locations throughout the fall and winter. As clinic times and locations are confirmed, they are posted here. Getting a vaccine is safe, effective and free. No appointment is needed. Clinic is intended for those attending this school and their families. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, call (707) 565-4667.
You can also find a calendar of vaccine clinics through the County of Sonoma website here. (socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/vaccine-information/clinics/)