Tuesday, September 4, 2018

DMS PTO Newsletter for 8/31/18 
Thank you to parents joining the PTO this fall and to those who continue to show their support!
Upcoming PTO Meeting Agenda
Join us this week for the First DMS PTO Meeting
Wednesday, 9/5, 9:00 AM, DMS Conference Room
We are looking forward to reconnecting with you!  Join us Wednesday morning to receive any updates from the DMS Administration (if time permits for them to join us), for a Treasurer’s Report, Committee Updates and to learn more about ways to get involved with the PTO at DMS!

The full meeting agenda will be shared on the DMS PTO website as soon as it is available!  www.dorseyvillepto.org
Emergency Contact Cards * Now Online *
DMS Returning Students need to update their Emergency Contact Cards.
How do I get started?
Logon to your PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. If you do not have an account, please request an account by sending an email to: community_help.fcasd.edu.
From the Parent Portal:
1. Select the student you wish to register along the top
2. Select the Returning Student Registration icon on the left side for 2018-2019
3. Agree to the terms and conditions
4. Click Begin Forms, Complete all Required Fields and Submit.

Repeat the process for Each Returning Student!
Advertise with the DMS PTO
Place an Ad for your business in the PTO Directory!

Support the DMS PTO and allow the DMS community to support you! Take an ad in the student directory that will be distributed to all students and staff.

Click Here for Online Form (Submit by September 6th)!

If you have any questions, please contact directory@dorseyvillepto.org
DMS Curriculum Nights
*Parent Volunteer Opportunity*
Thank you to staff and volunteers who helped make the Sixth Grade Curriculum Night a huge success!  It was so much fun to see some familiar faces and to meet some families new to DMS.  Thank you to parents joining the PTO this fall and to those who continue to show their support!

Please join us to volunteer an hour to help set up & staff the DMS PTO table during Curriculum Night. Volunteers are needed to greet parents and share PTO information. 

7th & 8th Grades: Tuesday, September 4, 6-8pm
Click Here to Sign Up!
Support Student Council
FC Spirit Wear Sale
Student Council Advisors, Season Gigliotti and Erin Wetherill, encourage families to check out the selection of Spirit Wear available this year.

The items will be on sale until September 16th and all orders are completed online.  Student Council will have samples of items at DMS Curriculum Nights.  Since the District is promoting FC Spirit each Friday, this will be a great time for families to order new gear!  There really is something for Everyone!

Click Here to Shop FC Spirit Gear!  Show off your new gear with photos!  #fcproud
Pepperoni Roll Sale
*Parent Volunteer Opportunity*
We are looking for a few PTO helping hands to assist teachers in the sorting and distribution of pepperoni roll orders. This is a teacher-led fundraiser that raises money for the Student Activities Fund. The PTO pitches in to help with this fundraiser each fall.  Click Here to Sign Up!
The Easiest Fundraiser!
Giant Eagle Apples for Students
Shop. Scan. Support Our School. This program is a great way for our school to earn funds for our schools' overall educational needs. Is your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® registered?  Now’s the time to check!

All you need is our DMS School Code: 5494

You can divide your support among more than one school... so please consider adding DMS if you have not done so already. If you are already signed up, you don't need to do anything else.

To verify a card, or register a new card:
1. Visit www.gianteagle.com/AFTS.
2. Log in to your account.
3. Click on the "My School Programs" page
4. Click "Add another school"
5. Enter the school code, 5494.
6. Done! Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too!
Gym Shirts & School Supplies!
DMS PTO School Store *New Inventory*
School Store - New products will include gel pens, smencils, stylus' & better quality headphones. We will still carry basics like binders, folders and #2 pencils.  Price List Click Here

Parent Volunteers (with valid clearances on file with the district) needed to staff the school store!  Click Here to Sign Up!
School Supplies Lists for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders Click Here!
Events Coming Up
Monday, 9/3 - No School, Labor Day
Tuesday, 9/4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, DMS Auditorium: Grades 7 & 8 Parent Curriculum Night 
Wednesday, 9/5, 9:00 AM, DMS: PTO Meeting
Friday, 9/7, 1:00 PM: DMS Early Dismissal 
Monday, 9/10: No School, Fall Break
Monday, 9/10, 7:00 PM, Fox Chapel Area High School, LGI Meeting Room: School Board Combined Agenda Study Meeting
Wednesday, 9/19: No School, Fall Break