Friday, May 26, 2017

DMS PTO Newsletter for 5/26/17

DMS PTO Newsletter for 5/26/17 
PTO Grant Recipient
Every year the PTO provides grants to teachers of up to $250 to help them make purchases to enhance their curriculum or to help reach educational or community outcomes. One of the recipients this year was Mr. LaPatka, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher. He purchased some strategy games to add to his collection, and since then, many students have enjoyed playing them during lunch or other free times.
Box Tops Success!
Congratulations to all of you for raising over $1,000.00! And, thanks to our brave and dedicated Box Tops organizer, Sandy Simpson!
Collection of Concert Clothes
Are your children growing?  Some students may be outgrowing their performance clothing for chorus/orchestra/band concerts.  If you have gently-used white shirts and black pants/skirts to pass along, please have your student place them in the bin located in the main office by June 7th.  This clothing will be pressed and stored for us over the summer and will be made available to our students who need a loaner next school year and in the years to come. This is just to have an emergency supply for kids who forget their uniform or have a ketchup explosion at lunch, not necessarily to supply each musician/ singer with a uniform. There are bins at all of the elementary schools as well. Thanks to Elizabeth Rambeau and Anne-Marie DeGeorge for organizing.
A Couple of Reminders. . .
iPad Collection:
iPad turn in days are Monday. June 5 (grade 7), Tuesday, June 6 (grade 6), and Wednesday, June 7 (grade 8). Grade 8 must also turn in a charging brick and cord with their iPad or they will be billed.
More About Yearbooks:
Have you purchased a yearbook?  If you don't remember, your student can check with their home base teacher. A limited number of yearbooks are still available for purchase.  
If you want to order a 2017 yearbook please send $25.00 exact cash or a check payable to DMS - along with your student's name, and home base teacher's name - to Mrs. Montgomery.  Yearbooks will be distributed on Monday, June 5th during home base. DMS yearbooks from 2015 and 2016 will be on sale on June 5th for only $10.00 each. 
Email questions to:
Events Coming Up
Monday 5/29: No School
Wednesday 5/31: Kennywood Day, dismissal at 11:30
Monday 6/5: Yearbook distribution -- students might want to bring colored pens or markers for signing
Thursday 6/8: Field Day at DMS 11:15-3:00. Students might want to bring water bottles for themselves.
Thanks to all of you who have signed up to help with Field Day! We are probably all set, but if you are interested, we could probably use about six more volunteers.  Please sign up here.
Clearances are required.
Volunteers are needed from 11:15 AM until 3:00 PM and will rotate through various activities throughout the day. 
Friday 6/9: Last Day of School, dismissal at 11:30
Have a Great Holiday Weekend!
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