Dunbar Hill Elementary School
Welcome to Dunbar Hill School!
Our Principal's New School Year Letter to Parents
To read the full letter with important information for you and your child, open this link.
Important Information about Chromebooks (English/Spanish)
New HPS Virtual Bulletin Board
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
All School News & Events
Sara K has chosen to come to school each day with a curious mind and positive attitude. She notices and wonders about the stories we read, the tricky math problems we have to figure out, and the classmates engaging in conversation around her. Sara asks questions to learn more and always put forth her best effort in her classwork. She seamlessly joins in and becomes a part of the group, an important member of our classroom community. Sara also shows empathy when other students have difficulty using their own voice. She shows courage when she speaks up for them and welcomes them with a genuine smile. Sara, your quiet and sensitive demeanor, kind heart, and upbeat attitude inspire others around you. Thank you for being an exceptional student and a great kid!
Maya is such a pleasure to have as a student. She comes in every day with a smile on her face, eager to learn and grow. She is a quiet young lady who is an extremely hard worker and can be very serious at times, but she has a very funny side to her, that makes us laugh on a daily basis. She is an amazing writer and often uses sparkle words and complete sentences in her writing. She absorbs everything here in the classroom and shows what she knows every day.
She is so dependable. If there is any task that needs to be completed or an errand to be run, we can rely on Maya to get the job done. Finally, and most importantly, Maya is the kindest, best friend anyone in our classroom could ask for. She is always sweet, always uses her manners, works with others beautifully, praises friends when they get through a task successfully, and helps when someone needs help. Maya embodies all the qualities that we look for in a Student of the Month. Congratulations to you, Miss Maya!
It’s time for Kindergarten Registration! Do you have a child that will turn 5 on or before January 1, 2024? If so, it is time to start Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming school year. You can begin the registration process by visiting the district website: https://www.hamden.org/families/register
If you have any questions, please call the main office at 203-407-2025.
Dunbar Hill's Field Day this year has been scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2023.
Students should miss no more than 9 days per year to stay engaged in their school work, be successful, and stay on track for graduation.
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. ________________________
Los estudiantes no deben perder más de 9 días al año para mantenerse comprometidos con su trabajo escolar, tener éxito y mantenerse encaminados hacia la graduación.
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.
Junior Achievement will be bringing their program to Dunbar Hill this year on Friday, April 14.
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.
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.
More about Dunbar Hill School -
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: