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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette – 12-1-2011

Important updates for Dublin High School parents from the Dublin High PFSO. Prior updates available here. Contact the Dublin High PFSO at

Dublin High School November Events Calendar

  • 12/2 Last Day to Turn in Senior Ads for Yearbook
  • 12/3 Improv Show 7p.m. Little Theatre
  • 12/5 Athletic Booster Meeting 7p.m. Career Center
  • 12/8 Mr. Dublin 7:30p.m., in the Little Theatre
  • 12/9 2nd Quarter Progress Reports mailed
  • 12/12-12/13 DHS Winter Concert 7:00p.m. Little Theatre
  • 12/13-15 Barnes and Noble Fundraiser 3-9p.m.
  • 12/15-17 Don Nelson Basketball Classic 12/16 Minimum Day
  • 12/19/11 – 1/2/12 Winter Break
  • 1/3/12 School Resumes

Tassajara Prep Charter Petition Public Hearing – 12-6-2011

The Alameda County Office of Education will hold its public hearing on the Tassajara Prep charter petition on Tues, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. The County Board of Education will hear presentations from the petitioner, the District and a limited number of statements from the public. This is another important step in this process. The last time the charter high school petition was heard at the county level, there was a large group in attendance to show their support for Dublin High and it made a big, positive impression on the Board. If you would like to show your support for Dublin High or to listen to the process play out, please plan to attend. The meeting will be held at the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward, 313 West Winton Ave.

Follow Dublin High in the NCS Semi-Finals via Twitter

If you can’t make it to the football game this Friday night, you can follow the action at Friday’s NCS semifinal game between our Gaels and Windsor by following @DHSGaels and getting live tweets from the game. If you have a Twitter account click here and hit “Follow”:!/dhsgaels.

If you don’t not have a Twitter account, but have decided now is the time 🙂 go to and follow the prompts to register for an account. It is free and you don’t have to tweet to be on Twitter. You can follow people, read their tweets and enjoy a much more passive experience. Twitter will show you how to “follow” someone and in the search field type @DHSGaels to find us. Who knows, being on Twitter may inspire you to tweet yourself!


The Biggest and Best Yet!

The Gaela this year sure was a lot of fun! We had a record number in attendance AND raised more money that we have in previous years.

Raise Your Class 2011 made over $14,000! This means that the PFSO general fund will receive close to $5,600 while each class will receive approximately $2100 for their Safe and Sober grad night accounts.

Event chairpersons Stacey Maloney and Yvonne Nickles would like to thank helpers Danny Maloney, Karen and Tom (you’re not getting past me without buying some raffle tickets) Nealon, Joy McCully, Mary Larsen, Linda Hunt and Lisa Cheda. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our evening’s auctioneer, Tim Sbranti. He did a great job and we really appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to help make this DHS event a success!

A special thanks for those who were able to come to the event this year and who generously spent money to help our school and benefit our students.

Read more about the event on Dublin Patch.


In these very difficult economic times, the PFSO truly appreciates the monetary donations made by these business community members who show how much they value our children, our school, and our community.

    • 4500-A Tassajara Road- The Shops at Waterford 800-235-1310
    • 7950 Dublin Blvd. Suite 106 925-560-0400
    • Father John C. Murphy Council No. 7987 at St. Raymond

Please consider these businesses for your family’s future needs.

Get into the Spirit of the Season

Dublin High School Music Department presents its annual Winter Concerts on Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13

Monday’s concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater that will feature the Jazz Band and Choir. There is no “formal” admission….the unwrapped/new toys for TOYS FOR TOTS will be considered admission. If you are unable to bring a toy, you will still be admitted.

Tuesday’s concert at 7:00 pm in the Little Theater will feature the percussion and concert band. For the 4th year, Award Winning KGO810-am Radio personality, Bret Burkhart, will be reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” with the band accompanying Mr. Burkhart. Admission for this night will be a cash donation of your choosing to benefit the Guard’s trip to New York. To support the Music Department, please see


  • Regal movie tickets will be on sale every Friday across from Student Activities nearthe food cart at lunch. Ticket prices are $7.50 per ticket for non pass restricted movies.
  • Parents who want to buy tickets over Winter Break can contact Cyber Stacey or call Yvonne at 828-7060 or Stacey at 833-0884 to make arrangements. This fundraiser benefits the Class of 2014.
  • Keep turning in those Fresh and Easy receipts! DHS receives $1 for every $20 spent. Have your student drop off receipts to Student Activities or mail to:

Dublin High
8151 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568
Attn: Student Activities- Fresh and Easy Fundraiser

  • Leadership is having a Barnes and Noble fundraiser December 13-15 from 3-9p.m. A percentage of the net sales will be given back to DHS. Cyber Stacey will send a flier as the date approaches.


Enjoy a night out with some laughs at the Improv show Saturday, December 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Curious about what to expect at a Dublin High Improv Show? Check out Dublin Patch’s coverage of a recent show – read more…

Remember DHS Spirit Wear For Your Holiday Shopping!

Students and parents can purchase DHS Spirit Wear at the Student Store located in Student Activities. You can buy DHS blankets, hats, scarves, polo shirts plus sweatshirts.

The store is open during school hours. Checks for purchases will be made payable to DHS Athletic Boosters. For questions or more information, please contact Terri Dyer at A piece of DHS Spirit Wear may be the perfect present for your student, grandparents, siblings or parents!

Mr. Dublin is Here!!!

The annual Mr. Dublin pageant is coming on Thursday, December 9th at 7:30p.m. in the Little Theatre. For tickets, please see Student Activities. Tickets are $7 for students with ASB and $10 for adults, children and students without ASB. This event typically sells out so people will need to buy their tickets in advance and are available through pre-sale only. There are no ticket sales at the door. Tickets are on sale now so don’t delay.

Calendars are also available for purchase (PRESALE ONLY) through Student Activities. You can buy a calendar for $15 or this is a combo pack that includes a calendar and ticket to the event for $20.

There will also be Mr. Dublin calendars on sale just in time for the holidays! Orders can be placed in Student Activities or they can be purchased the night of the show. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Mr. Dublin, 12 senior boys are chosen. They each represent a month of the year. These boys each enlist the help of some senior girls to create a themed outfit for the pageant plus a talent to showcase.

As you might imagine, this is a fun-filled evening and by the end, the staff will vote for the new Mr. Dublin.

Students Recognized for Integrity in Action

The following students were identified by their teachers has having demonstrated the Integrity in Action trait “I Am Caring”. The PFSO would like to acknowledge these students:

  • Paige O’Callaghan Jones
  • Monica Hernandez
  • Hannah Kiehl
  • Daniel Brown
  • Chloe Chan
  • PJ Everts
  • Cournie Speer
  • Vince Thomas
  • Johnathan Pryor
  • Daniel Nadayag
  • Noirita Saha
  • Jacob Solomon
  • Jessica Rose
  • Mariah Garcia
  • Jessica Arroyo

Your Feedback is Needed

The Board of Trustees is considering placing a bond measure on the June 2012 ballot. The district would like our help. Over the next several weeks, the district will be sharing information about the successes of their current projects as well as identifying future facility and technology needs. While they have a good idea about those needs from our work on Measure C, they want to hear from you. The district asks that you take a few minutes to review the Measure C Bond Progress Report and the summary brochure on the CBOC web page. Then, they ask that you complete a survey about the potential future measure. Please visit You can also email:

Dublin Adult Ed is hosting some great classes

Holiday Entertaining – This class will be held on Wed. 12/7 from 6-8p.m. at Valley High School Room R4. The cost for attending is $25.

Learn how to prepare great appetizers, prime rib, side dishes and a delicious dessert. To register, contact Kristen Finn 829-4322 x7921 or email and remember to put DPRIDE in the subject line.

Basic First Aid Class – Wednesday, December 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please note that these classes are taught at the American Safety Academy, but you must register through Adult Education Office, cost is $45.00:

Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest, injuries and sudden illnesses. You will also learn how to respond to choking, bleeding, minor and major wounds, burns, allergic reactions, seizures and more! This is a two year American Safety & Health Institute certification.

To register for this class, see above.

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