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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette 12-1-2012

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 Events Calendar December 2012

  • 12/3 Athletic Booster Meeting 7 p.m.  Staff Lounge
  • 12/5 See’s Candy orders due to Student Activities
  • 12/5 Study Skills Workshop 3-4:15 p.m. Student Union
  • 12/10 Band Booster Meeting 6:30 p.m. Career Center
  • 12/12 Collaboration Day, 1:48 p.m. release time
  • 12/15 CSF Garage Sale 9a.m.-1 p.m. Village Parkway Parking Lot
  • 12/17 DHS Winter Concert 7:00 p.m.  Little Theatre
  • 12/18 DHS Winter Concert 7:00 p.m. Student Union
  • 12/18 The Plan testing for Sophomores
  • 12/18 Rigatoni’s Fundraiser for Academic Awards
  • 12/19 Mr. Dublin 7 p.m., Little Theatre
  • 12/21 2nd-Quarter Progress Reports mailed
  • 12/21 Minimum Day
  • 12/24/12 -1/4/13 Winter Break
  • 1/7/12 School Resumes

5th Annual Raise Your Class Gaela A Great Success!

This year’s Gaela raised over $14,000. This means that the PFSO general fund will receive close to $5,600, while each class will receive approximately $2,100 for their Safe and Sober Grad Night accounts.

Event chairpersons Stacey Maloney and Yvonne Nickles would like to thank helpers Danny Maloney, Christine Radu, Joy McCully, Stephanie Stanley, Louise Alexander (plus parents of previously graduated kids, Tricia Tucker and Janice Miklos).

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

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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.

*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. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Monday’s concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater and will feature the Jazz Band and Choir. Admission is an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

Tuesday’s concert at 7:00 pm in the student union will feature the percussion and concert band. For the 5th year, Award Winning KGO 810-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 voluntary cash donation. To support the Music Department, please see


  • Regal movie tickets will be on sale every Friday in front of Student Activities 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.
  • Holiday See’s Candy Fundraiser-The holidays are just around the corner and what makes a better gift than Sees candy? We are holding an all-class See’s fundraiser again this year. We are still waiting on materials for the students to use, but attached is a flyer/order form if you want to get a jump start on taking pre-orders. All orders and payment must be received by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5 to ensure the delivery of the product will be before we leave for break. Clearly indicate on your form which class your student is fundraising for so the appropriate class gets the credit. Checks should be made out to DHS. Contact Jennifer McCort 925-833-3300 ext 7164 with any questions.  You can find the sales form available here.
  • There will be a CSF Garage Sale on Saturday, December 15th from 9 am-1 pm in the Village Parkway Parking Lot. All proceeds will be given to the Red Cross to help Hurricane Sandy survivors.
  • Academic Awards Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, December 18th at Rigatoni’s in Dublin.  Look for a flier from Cyber Stacey closer to the date.

Study Skills Workshop for Students

To help students get ready for final exams and improve their study skill techniques, the Counseling Department is sponsoring a Study Skills Workshop on Wednesday, December 5th from 3-4:15 pm in the Student Union. Students will learn about time management, improving study habits, Cornell note-taking, and test-taking strategies.

Check out the Speaker Bureau Offered by the Career Center

The Career Center is introducing a monthly lunchtime Speaker Bureau.  The first speaker, on December 11th, will be Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern. Students are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Career Center and learn about careers related to law enforcement and the law.   Ask your student to sign up in the Career Center to guarantee themselves a seat. A different career speaker will present each month for the duration of the school year.

Free Homework Help Available

The Homework Club, a peer tutoring program, operates after school until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the Career Center. Students are invited to drop-in for homework help. Tutoring University is available for students on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 PM in the Math Collaborative Space.

Sophomores Mark Your Calendars!

On Tuesday, December 18th ALL sophomores will be taking The PLAN test. The test will be administered during periods 1-3.

Valuable for all 10th-grade students, the PLAN test measures academic progress in high school. It is designed to improve students’ preparation for education, training, and work after high school while they still have time to adjust their high school courses. PLAN has content similar to the ACT® test.

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 or Deb Lloyd at DHS Spiritwear might be the perfect holiday gift for your student, siblings, etc.

Mr. Dublin is Here!!

The annual Mr. Dublin pageant is coming on Wednesday, December 19th 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.


It’s that time of year. The Holiday Shopping season is upon us! If you are planning to do your shopping online, go through Bond Rewards and benefit Dublin High. Bond Rewards is an online shopping portal in which you can shop at hundreds of retailers and a percentage of your purchase comes back to benefit Dublin High. You can also earn Cash Rewards for yourself.

Check out the site at and register. Then shop and support our students!

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:

  • Alex Bolagner
  • Amanda Boekweg
  • Ariana Meza
  • Ashley Bruce
  • Audrey Hansen Judd
  • Connor Molinar
  • Daichi Takise
  • Edna Angeles
  • Emily Pashak
  • Eric Alhino
  • Gabriele Sanchez
  • Hali Cope
  • Kaitlyn Patterson
  • Lilla Lavanakul
  • Linda Tran
  • Lorrie Thorson
  • Ondrea Doss
  • Susie Viazzo
  • Torron Shakir
  • Victoria Banda
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