Dunbar Hill Elementary School
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Important Information about Chromebooks (English/Spanish)
Rather than receiving paper flyers via backpacks, the district will be transitioning to the use of a Virtual Bulletin Board online.
Go to https://www.hamden.org/families/flyers
Aniyah is a kind and hardworking student who takes pride in all her work and all that she does. She is a kind friend to everyone and helps her peers whenever she can! Aniyah is not afraid to ask questions, advocate for herself, and take charge of her learning. Aniyah displays her PRIDE daily by acting as a role model for her classmates. Aniyah has been doing some great and amazing work in third grade and we are all so proud of her.
As parents and guardians, we ask that you communicate with the school about absences, call into school when your child has to stay home; establish routines so they are ready for school each day, and be a role model for them. ________________________
Como padres y tutores, le pedimos que se comunique con la escuela acerca de las ausencias, llamando cuando su hijo se quede en casa; establezca una rutina para que estén listos todos los días y sea un modelo a seguir para ellos.
To receive Dunbar Hill School announcements and updates, text 81010 with the message @dunbarhil (notice there is only ONE L) to get Remind text alerts.
PLEASE NOTE: We will continue using SchoolMessenger, the school district’s automated notification system. Please do not unsubscribe from the emails or block phone calls you receive from the system, as this will be our primary form of communication with you. Voice messages from this system will come from 855-318-0291.
Hamden Public Schools, with the help of the Keefe Community Center, United Way of Greater New Haven volunteers, and the Hamden Police Department, will be distributing nutritious food from the CT Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry bi-weekly on Wednesdays starting January 18th from 4:30pm-5:30pm. This is free for anyone and everyone. Just show up with bags. Produce and other food resources will be distributed at the free mobile food pantry. Located on 306 Circular Ave. (Parking lot across from Sapori)
- For updates, flyers, photos and more: FOLLOW US on Instagram >>> @hamdenfood
- Do you wish to volunteer? Please click on this volunteer link for more info. Volunteer Link
- Stay updated on cancellations- CT Foodshare Calendar Page
Contact Hector Velazquez Jr., Family Engagement coordinator for questions.
Mya Brevard from Dunbar Hill School's Sixth Grade was chosen as the Hamden Rotary Club's Student of the Month in December.
The Rotary Club came to our December Town Meeting to present an engraved brick and certificate to the winning student for their achievement. The brick will be placed in Town Center Park in front of the Rotary pavilion permanently honoring her achievement.
Damon is in his first year at Dunbar Hill and he has fit in well. He is well-liked by his peers. Damon is also a hard worker. He wants to succeed and challenge himself with more difficult academic work (especially in math). His teachers find it amazing how a student who has been to a new school for a little more than a month can be so well respected by both his peers and the adults who see him every day in such a short time. Not only is Damon a good student but he is a good friend as well.
Hamden Public Schools now offer a fully-online free and reduced-price meal application. It can be found here:https://www.myschoolapps.com/. The Lunch Menus/Food Services and Meal Application pages of the HPS website have been updated with this link.
The online application or a paper application can be used to apply. The online application is annotated with helpful information on how to fill out the application, and is available in Spanish.
Two of our teachers will be advisors this year - Miss Varca will be working with K-3 graders and Mr. Prevost will be working with 4 - 6 graders.
Dunbar students can join the Invention Convention's Google Classroom by using the code: nflvflo
Rihanna has begun the school year with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. She is a conscientious student who completes all of her assignments and is always fully engaged in her own learning. As we continue to review and reinforce the characteristics of Dunbar Hill PRIDE, we look to Rihanna as a true role model and a quiet leader to her peers. She represents these qualities each day and we greatly appreciate her positivity and sense of empathy.
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2022-23 School Year Breakfast & Lunch
Dunbar Hill is one of the schools that will be operating under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) legislation. Through the CEP, all enrolled students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost for the entire 22-23 school year.
However, it remains critical that you complete and submit your free and reduced-price meal application to Hamden Public Schools in order to determine eligibility for other programs, like the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), discounted technology and musical instruments, and more. For more information on meals, see this page.
Communication in both directions is very important.
As this unprecedented time progresses, families will want to keep up-to-date on important information. To translate this and any other Hamden webpage, move your cursor to the lighter green bar at the top of the page and click the Translate link. Then choose the language to which you want the page translated.
**(Para traducir esta y cualquier otra página web de Hamden, mueva el cursor a la barra verde más clara en la parte superior de la página y haga clic en el enlace Traducir. Luego elija el idioma que desee.) **
- You should text: 81010 with the message @dunbarhil to sign up for Remind text alerts. (This changes every year.)
- PLEASE NOTE: We will continue using SchoolMessenger, the District’s automated voice notification system. Please do not unsubscribe to the emails or block phone calls you receive from the system, as this will be our primary form of communication with you. Voice messages from this system will come from 855-318-0291.
- Parents receive an emailed newsletter called Weekly Update from Principal Laura Rodriguez. Please make sure your email address is on file with Mrs. Pommer, school secretary.
- Please check your children's Google Classroom regularly, especially the Stream page. There is also information on this website and on the Hamden district pages that will help you through the year, from technology help to teacher contact to meal pickups. Please spend some time browsing these pages.
- Again,please be aware that 1-855-318-0291 is the Hamden Public Schools and Dunbar Hill all-call system to communicate important information such as emergency closings and other events. If you can't take the call when it comes in, make sure to listen to the message as soon as possible.
If you are having technology issues with district Chromebooks, click the box here. → For TECHNOLOGY HELP
High Road Program - Dunbar Hill
Are you looking for information about the High Road program? Go to this webpage: