PTO Meeting on Wednesday, 1/18, at 9:30 at DMS.
Agenda items include reviewing the PTO budget for the second half of the school year, making plans for a spring student social event, discussing a PTO presence at "Parent Night" on March 28th, looking at our annual hospitality committee calendar, deciding what to do for "Teacher Appreciation" in May, and starting to plan our spring fundraising campaign.
We encourage all parents to attend. Opinions and input are always welcome.
Book Club Coming Soon
The DMS PTO Parents' Book Club will be discussing the books Queen Bees and Wannabes and Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman. We don't know exactly when the book club will meet, so start reading now (one or both) so you will be ready for an exciting and insightful discussion.
Spring Social on Friday, March 24.
Tell your students to get their dance moves ready for a fun social event for all DMS students. Anybody who is interested in helping with the festivities (either in planning or the day of), please reply to this newsletter or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fall festival is this Friday, November 4, from 6:00-8:30. Tickets are for DMS students only and are only $1! They can be purchased at school or at the door of the gym, where the event will be held. Attendees should also bring an item for the Sharpsburg food pantry. There will be a DJ, photobooth, pizza, and ice cream. Tell the middle schoolers to join the fun!
We could also use some help with preparations. Please consider signing up to help.
Please send students in with their item for the fall fundraiser, the basket raffle. Items are due tomorrow. The suggested donations are broken down by grade and team as follows:
and writing craze
Please consider signing up (here) to help sell tickets and be part of the drawing and notification of the winners.
This week is our final week for basket raffle collection! Thank you so much to everyone who has already brought in donations, but we would love to have more items.
Students should bring donations to any one of their team teachers. Please have students bring in items according to the theme, which is assigned by grade and team and is listed below. If you would like to make a monetary donation instead, the check can be made out to the DMS PTO, and we will use the money to supplement the donations as needed. This check can also be given a team teacher.
6C---Family game night
7A---Reading and writing
7B---Arts and crafts
7C---Let's go camping
8A---A night out
Help with this fundraiser is needed for next weekend! We are looking for folks to go shopping to complete gift baskets and to artfully put together baskets. If you are interested, please email Patty Lee at email@example.com.
More information about ticket sales and the drawing will be coming soon.
On Friday, November 4, from 6:00-8:30 PM, a fun fall festival will be held in the DMS gym and cafeteria and is open to all DMS middle school students. Activities and amenities will include pizza, an ice cream bar, a photo booth, and a DJ and dancing.
How to get in:
Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each at the School Store (during lunch) starting Monday, October 30. Tickets will also be sold at the door, but it is helpful if tickets are bought ahead of time so the organizers know approximately how many guests to expect. It is also asked that attendees bring a donation for the Sharpsburg food pantry of any of the following: paper towels, facial tissues, toilet paper, napkins, diapers,
canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, or cans of soup.
Students are encouraged to wear jeans, flannels, and/ or plaid to be consistent with the Fall Harvest theme, but that is not required. School dress code rules are in effect. Please leave backpacks, purses, bags, etc. at home.
Please pick up students promptly at 8:30. If students go home with someone other than a parent, they should bring a note signed by their parent.
Want to Help?
Parents with clearances are needed to sell tickets, bring donations, and chaperone. Please use this link to a "Sign Up Genius" to sign up.