Contact Us:
DUDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
16 School Street
Dudley, MA 01571
Mrs. Diane Seibold, Principal
dseibold@dcrsd.org
508-943-3351
Fax: 508-949-3305

Newsletters

Summer 2018 is here!

Please keep the excitement of learning alive over the summer vacation months. Children should continue to read, write, and study their math facts. Grade 2 students should enter second grade knowing their addition facts! Grade 3 students should enter third grade knowing their addition and subtraction facts! Grade 4 students should begin the year confident in their knowledge of the addition, subtraction and multiplication facts! How does your child measure up? Please do not let your child fall behind. Make sure they practice and learn their math facts over the summer! Practice makes permanent!

We are recommending some websites for you to explore with your child this summer. These educational sites are interesting, interactive, and fun! Spending a little time each day/week keeping up with the basic skills will help your child make a smooth transition back into the classroom in the fall.

  • Discovery School: www.discoveryschool.com [see Parent Center]
  • Everyday Math for Parents: www.everydaymathonline.com [free family resources]
  • Houghton Mifflin Literacy: www.eduplace.com [Literacy support and practice]
  • Aplus Math: www.aplusmath.com [fact practice, flashcards, etc.]
  • Fun Brain www.funbrain.com [activities to keep kids on target]
  • AAA Math www.aaamath.com [grade level practice of Math concepts]
  • Vocabulary and Spelling City www.spellingcity.com [teach, test, and play games with spelling and vocabulary words]
  • Thank you to all parents/guardians who completed the Class Placement Form. The information you provided about your child’s learning needs has been extremely beneficial during the placement process. New class assignments were sent home to all families with the children’s report cards.

    2nd grade students and their families will be able to explore the school on Monday, August 27th from 3-3:45 at our New Student Orientation/Open House. At this event, families will be able to explore the building and visit classrooms. This is a wonderful family event that will help to chase away the “new school butterflies” that some children (and parents) may be feeling by the end of summer vacation. We hope to see all new 2nd graders on the 27th of August.

    The Open House for students in Grades 3 and 4 will be held on Monday, August 27th from 4:00-4:45. Come meet your child’s teacher and explore their new classroom at our Open House events for each grade level.

    The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

    Thank you for making this school year so exciting. Working together, we were able to accomplish so many things this year. Here are just a few of the wonderful things that we were able to achieve this year:

    § Community Reading Celebration

    § Family Math Night

    § DES Academy Before School Program

    § Memorial Day Program

    § HEROES Homework Club

    § Golden Tray Lunch Club

    § DES Garden Club

    § Family Game Nights

    § Anti-Bullying Efforts: No Name Calling Day/Friendship Fiesta Day

    § Food donations were generously made to the Webster/Dudley Food Banks

    § Treats for Troops Candy Drive

    The enthusiasm and excitement that surrounded our work was contagious! I can only imagine what next year will bring. Thank you for your support of our staff and students…together we made a difference!

    Be safe and enjoy the summer break.

    We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday, August 28, 2018!

    Library

    Please join us in thanking Mrs. Semo, Mrs. Ponce de Leon and all of the parent volunteers for coordinating and running the Library at Dudley Elementary School. Mrs. Semo’s and Mrs. Ponce de Leon’s commitment to the program was evident in all that they did for us each week. If you would like to help next year, please contact Mrs. Ponce de Leon at (508) 943-3351. We need many volunteers to run the Library each week. Please consider joining us!

    Walking Club

    Please join us in thanking Mrs. Desautels for coordinating our Walking Club during recess times. Their enthusiasm along with that of the many parent volunteers was contagious! Our students walked, skipped, jogged and ran around the course to fill their Walking Club cards. Several students received their marathon charms. Some joined the 50 and 75 mile clubs. We even had students make it to the 100 mile club. This is an amazing accomplishment that they have been working on since second grade. We look forward to offering Walking Club to our students again in the fall. We need lots of parent volunteers to ensure that this program runs safely and effectively. Please watch for the volunteer notice come home in the first day packet and sign up to assist with this valuable student program!