DMS PTA eNews December 11, 2018
Upcoming Dates - 2018/2019
December - Donations for Homewood School (see below)
January 14 - DMS PTA Meeting, Media Center, 7pm
January 16 - Restaurant night at La Palapa
January 24 - Health and Wellness Event, 7PM, Teen anxiety and ADHD
January 25 - Talent Show
March 16, - STEM Fair
June 7 - Fun Day (need a chair)
PTA Open Positions
We are still in need of volunteers::
Get Ready For School Spirit Days! Winter Sales ends this week.
Sport your Dragon pride (and support your PTA) with spirit wear delivered before Winter Break. Fill in the order form available online and make checks payable to DMS PTA or order online and make payments through Paypal . http://www.dunlogginmspta.org/fundraising.html Nice and easy!
Orders must be in by Wed, Dec 12.
Support the Homewood Recycled Treasure Sale
The Homewood School has programs to meet the specific needs of individual students who have difficulty functioning in traditional classroom settings. Homewood does not have a PTA as each student is counted at their home school. The Dunloggin Middle School Community plans to support Homewood School’s Recycled Treasure Sale. Donations are accepted to be used for students to “buy” holiday gifts. To view video: Recycled Treasure Sale 2018.
The DMS PTA has placed boxes for these donations in the time square area. Items will be accepted at DMS until Monday, Dec 17. After Dec 17, donations can be delivered to the Homewood's front office.
DMS PTA Reflections 2018-19
Congratulations to all of the DMS students who participated in the PTA Reflections Arts Program. Following student entries in each category has been selected to advance to the County level:
Literature Category: Alexie Boursiquot(Grade 8), Sabine Sommers(Grade 7)
Visual Arts: Cindy Guo, Jodie Sovereign and Alexie Boursiquot(Grade 8)
Photography: Riley Herdson(Grade 6)
Dance Choreography: Kasturi Vedantham(Grade 8)
Music Composition: Diana Omar(Grade 8), Nivi Srinivas(Grade 7)
Get Ready for 1-Day Pop-Up Box Tops Collection!
A pop-up, 1-day Box Tops collection will be held the morning before Winter Break on 12/21. So start clipping and collecting while doing all of that holiday baking. Contributors to the 1-day pop-up drive on 12/21 will be entered into a drawing that same afternoon for a gift card that all middle-schoolers would love to win.
Support Our Dragons and Shape the Future!
Please donate to DMS PTA so that we can continue to provide high quality in-school academic enrichment programs, student rewards, and teacher appreciation, community and health and wellness events. Your donations give students hands-on learning opportunities. We are still short of our $6,000 goal. Please consider giving. Your donation has the power to shape the future.
Please go to www.dunlogginmspta.org and to donate via PayPal.
Or, send a check payable to DMS PTA to:
Dunloggin Middle School PTA
Dunloggin Middle School
9129 Northfield Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Health and Wellness Event - Jan 24, 7PM - Teen anxiety and ADHD
Emily Wells will speak about teen anxiety and ADHD in teens. She may be joined by Ellen her partner who is an Executive Functioning coach.
DMS Talent Show - Volunteers Needed
The Dunloggin Middle School Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, Jan 25th 2019 at 7pm. Volunteers will be needed to assist Ms. Satterfield and Ms. Wetmiller in the running of the talent show. This signup lists some of the activities she may need help with for the show. We will add additional activities as they become available. For questions, reach out to Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Council of Howard County Updates
Further information can be found here: https://www.ptachc.org/
Be a Dragon Trainer - Business Sponsors Welcome
Is your business or employer interested in supporting Dunloggin Middle School? We are offering two sponsorship levels to local businesses that would like to support academic enrichment programs for our students:
Dragon Trainer $250
Good Neighbor $125
We also welcome donations such as gift cards or free services that we can raffle off. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Lynn Bolenbaugh at email@example.com. Thank you for your support.
Food Donation - Thank You!
Thank you to everyone to donated to the DMS PTA Food Drive in November. Fifty pounds of canned goods were delivered to the Route One Day Resource Center in Jessup, MD. The center posts its needs regularly at www.daycenter.org/. Currently, they need more canned food items and heavy, hooded winter coats. They appreciate your support.
Smile.amazon.com - Shop during the holidays
As you complete your holiday shopping, sign into your regular Amazon account at smile.amazon.com. Choose DMS PTA as your charitable organization. Bookmark the site and use every time you shop. Same items, same pricing, but DMS gets the donation!
Earn Money For Dunloggin As You Shop For Groceries at Giant
To date, DMS PTA has earned $487 from Giant A+ Rewards. Thanks to the 96 people who are earning money while they grocery shop. Why don’t you join them? Let's get to 100 by end of December! Visit Giantfood.com and sign in to your account. Go to "Manage my account", then "Rewards and Savings", to SELECT DMS. Don't have your 12-digit account number? Call 1-877-366-2668/option 1.
"Like" our DMS FaceBook page and join a group!
Like our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/dunlogginmspta/ to get the latest news, event offerings, and more! We even have groups for 6th and 8th grade parents who have questions they'd like to share (looking for 7th grade moderator)
Stay Connected with the Dunloggin MS PTA
Don't hesitate to contact any of the PTA Executive Committee with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org