We need Parent Volunteers to help chaperone the Fall Student Social!
Next DMS PTO Meeting
Next DMS PTO Meeting Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 PM Ketchup City Creative 612 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk Student Council Fundraiser
Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk Event Friday, Oct. 19th from 2:20 pm - 3:05 pm
The Annual Turkey Trot is a student council-led community service project that raises money for holiday food for families in need here at DMS. The students solicit sponsors then participate in a fun run/walk on the DMS track.
We are looking for a few PTO helping hands to assist teachers with the cookie social following the annual Turkey Trot.
The DMS PTO is organizing the Fall Student Social! Friday, October 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
TICKETS (only $5) must be purchased in advance! Available during school store hours 10/15 - 19, plus 10/23 & 10/25 No tickets will be sold at the door.
We need parent volunteers to make the fall student social a success! Click Here for the event flyer!
Details: $5 ticket will include 2 slices pizza, 2 Turner beverages, 1 ice cream. The event features DJ/music, games (pingpong, corn hole, giant jenga), and a photobooth. Can't beat the price for 2 hours of fun with friends!!! Dress code is fall casual –school appropriate attire please!
District Forum Public Meeting Summary School District Budget Creation
Kimberly Pawlishak, FCASD Business Manager, gave an insightful presentation on Tuesday morning regarding how the school district budget is created annually. Attendees included community members and parents, as well as, School Board Representatives Terry Wirginis, Sandra Garbisch, and Edith Cook, Ph.D., as well as David P. McCommons, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent. More detailed presentations about district spending were made by Timothy Mahoney, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services regarding the cost of student support services and Daniel Breitkreutz, Director of Ancillary Services regarding transportation costs, maintenance and custodial services, as well as infrastructure investments.
It was explained that the budget is created in multiple steps, beginning with a needs assessment at each building, with additional review at the district level. Next the administration presents a proposed budget to a budgetary committee comprised of administrators, a few school board members and community members that were unnamed for financial advising. Next the budget and annual financial planning strategies, including details about district investments of fund balances and debt repayment strategies, are presented to the School Board for a vote. It was clarified that the School Board operates as a committee of the whole and that there isn't an official budget review committee within the School Board.
Save the Date for the Next DF Meeting: Wednesday, November 13, 2018
Click Here!for the Fox Chapel Area District Forum YouTube Channel
To Learn More about getting involved in District Forum, or Representing your school in District Forum, Click Here!
DMS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Parent Volunteers Needed Details Coming Soon!
Events Coming Up
Monday, 10/15: DMS Winter Sports Physicals Due to Nurse's Office