Dunbar Elementary Wish List

Like many schools in the Hillsborough County School District, Dunbar Elementary Magnet has a Wish List of items that will help teachers and staff improve the quality of the education provided to their students.

To view a list of current wished-for items, please click here.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Jaycocks by email.

October – Missions for Children’s Ministries

October – Missions for Children’s Ministries

As part of an initiative of the Florida Conference, Hyde Park United Methodist has partnered with Dunbar Elementary, a local Title 1 school to provide support and encouragement to students and staff. This initiative follows the example of John Wesley who believed that every child matters.

  • Pumpkin drive! Please bring in mid-size to carving-size pumpkins! Dunbar will be using the pumpkins for a Storybook Pumpkin Contest, pumpkin science and math centers. Please drop off by October 14 in the Wesley Center lobby.
  • $250 fundraising goal by October 28. The money collected from Sunday Morning Live offerings in October will be used to buy new instruments for Dunbar’s music program, new Orff mallets for their xylophones and possibly a low tubano (drum).
  • Wish List: Provide important items on the Wish List to help teachers and staff.

Thank you for supporting Missions and Dunbar Elementary. Be sure to visit the Missions Celebration on October 28 in the Harnish Activities Center and help your children learn about the importance of making God’s love real in our world.

Come Grow the Dunbar Garden

Seven volunteers help students from Dunbar Elementary, a school serving Tampa’s low-income students, plant their first vegetable garden. These students learn science, botany, and other school subjects from the garden, and they also learn where their food comes from and a bit about how to eat better!

You can make a contribution! Like children? Like gardening, or want to learn it? Come help these students have their own vegetable garden, which they thrive upon!

Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Garden dates:

  • Monday, Nov. 26: In the garden
  • Monday, Dec 17: In the garden

Place: Dunbar Magnet Elementary, 1730 W. Union St., Tampa 33607

RSVP to Sarah Jaycocks, by email.

Dunbar Magnet School named 10News School of the Week

Dunbar Elementary Magnet is the first 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida for the 2018-19 school year.  The school is known for its Medical Magnet program, but if you speak to students, that’s just the half of it.

Watch: Dunbar Elementary Magnet School has health and medical topics infused into classes

New this year is a program in which every single student is assigned to one of four houses: Physiologists (Red), Neurologists (Blue), Botanists (Green) and Zoologists (Yellow). Each house has its own creed, secret greetings and competes against the others to earn points towards a house party. Points are earned through the PULSE system by showcasing the core values:

  • Participate in my Learning
  • Unite in my Community
  • Listen Attentively
  • Show Kindness
  • Empower Myself and Others

As a medical magnet health and medical topics are infused into the core classes, but Mondays are known as “Medical Mondays” and students and staff wear scrubs or white lab coats and medical professionals come to speak to students. This is one busy campus and it’s easy to see why the school is a 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida.

The School of the Week designation also includes a contribution to support the school and its students. Watch the presentation here.

Hyde Park United Methodist is Dunbar Elementary Magnet’s education partner. Volunteers support various aspects of the school’s programs, including serving on the PTSA, mentoring students or serving as teacher’s aides. To learn more, contact Carleen Boyer, the church’s ministry liaison, by email.

Thank You Dunbar Volunteers!

Thank You Dunbar Volunteers!

Thank you so much to each of you for coming to help with the Dunbar Parent Teacher Conference Night on Sept. 20. You really helped the students, teachers, and families experience God‘s love through your kindness, compassion, and lasagna :-).

You are the best!

Use this form to volunteer for other events at Dunbar Elementary.

Grace and peace,


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