Sunday, October 30, 2016

Basket Raffle, PTO Fall Fundraiser

Please help us create a successful fundraiser.

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.

6A---Sports craze
6C---Family game night
6D---Sleepover party

7A---Reading and writing 
7B---Arts and crafts
7C---Let's go camping 

8A---A night out
8B---Winter fun
8C---School spirit 
8D---Fitness craze

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

More information about ticket sales and the drawing will be coming soon.

Monday, October 24, 2016

DMS Fall Festival

Time for a party! (link to a flyer, here.)

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.

Dress Code: 

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.


Please email Patty Lee at

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Posting for the Lauri Ann West Community Center.

Just a little information for you from our local community center:

Join the Lauri Ann West Community Center for the first Middle School Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29 from 7-10 PM. 

We’ll have snacks, music by DJ Eric and a costume contest with cool prizes! You can purchase tickets in advance at the Center— $10 each or 4 for $30. They will also be available at the door for $10. Middle school students only, please, and don’t forget that all costumes should be school-appropriate. For more information, please call Melissa Ingramm at 412-828-8566 x105 or

Link to a flyer about the dance here.