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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette 12-1-2013

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 2013

  • 12/2 Athletic Booster Meeting 7 p.m. Staff Lounge
  • 12/4 Book of Secrets Presentation for Juniors 6p.m. Student Union
  • 12/6 See’s Candy orders due to Student Activities
  • 12/9 Band Booster Meeting 6:30 p.m. Career Center
  • 12/11 Collaboration Day, 1:48 p.m. release time
  • 12/16 DHS Winter Concert 7:00 p.m. Student Union
  • 12/17 DHS Winter Concert 7:00 p.m. Student Union
  • 12/17 The Plan testing for Sophomores
  • 12/19 Mr. Dublin 7 p.m., Little Theatre *date tentative
  • 12/20 2nd-Quarter Progress available online
  • 12/20 Minimum Day
  • 12/23/13 -1/3/14 Winter Break
  • 1/6/14 School Resumes

THE 6th ANNUAL RAISE YOUR CLASS A Great 80’s Success!

This year’s Gaela raised over $15,000. This means that the PFSO general fund will receive close to $6,000, while each class will receive approximately $2,250 for their Safe and Sober Grad Night accounts.
A sincere thank you to everyone who embraced a new venue, the 80’s night theme, bid on auction items and dressed up in their best (and worst) outfits to support our students!

Event chairperson Michelle McDonald would like to thank her RYC committee, including Deb Lloyd, Dana Priest, Vickie Constantinides, Michele Wieser, Robin Malfatti, Kristen Finn, Rob and Chris Bennett, Leann Nobida, Colleen Schoenthal, Katherine Utsumi, Darby Lampi and Puran Moorjani for their amazingly hard work. And thank you to everyone who helped out that night, donated auction items, sponsored teacher tables and contributed to make the night a great success.

We are a great community and on nights like this, it shows!

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.

The Shops at Waterford 4500-A Tassajara Road 925-230-6002


7048 Dublin Blvd. 925-833-0535

The Shops at Waterford 4101-C Dublin Blvd.

John L. Piombo, First Vice President
2033 N. Main Street Suite 600
Walnut Creek 925-746-7203

Tralee Village 6601 Dublin Blvd., Suite C

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. 16 and Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Monday’s concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union and will feature the Concert Band and Jazz Band. Admission is an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Tuesday’s concert at 7:00 pm in the Student Union will feature both Middle School and DHS Choirs. Admission for this night will be a non-perishable item for the Alameda County Food Bank. To find out more or to support the Music Department, please see


***Holiday See’s Candy Fundraiser-The holidays are just around the corner and what makes a better gift than See’s candy? We are holding an all-class See’s fundraiser again this year. All orders and payment must be received by 3 p.m. on Friday, December 6th to ensure the delivery of the product 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. You can find the order forms by going to

***Donut and Hot Chocolate Fridays- On 12/6 and 12/20 from 7:30a.m.-8a.m. in front of Room J-101 enjoy a donut for $1.50, hot chocolate for $1.00 or a donut/hot chocolate combo for $2.50. This fundraiser benefits the Class of 2017.

***Regal movie tickets will be on sale every Friday in front of Student Activities at lunch. Ticket prices are $8 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.

For Juniors

The Junior Book of Secrets presentation is given by our Counseling Dept. at 6 pm on December 4th in the Student Union. Both juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this valuable presentation. Topics include: life after high school, college planning (2 year, 4 year, and vocational) and testing options for colleges. This will be valuable information to use during junior and senior years.

Sophomores Mark Your Calendars!

On Tuesday, December 17th 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.

Taking PLAN is a great way to prepare for the ACT. In fact, students who take PLAN tend to score higher on the ACT than students who do not take PLAN. It covers the same subjects—English, mathematics, reading, and science—and provides an estimated ACT score.

PLAN points out academic strengths and areas where improvement is needed and lets students know if they’re on track for college. PLAN also helps them find careers that match their interests and even helps connect them with colleges interested in them.

PLAN includes four multiple-choice tests covering English, mathematics, reading, and science.

PLAN also includes a 72-item interest inventory that asks questions about the types of work tasks students would or would not like to do.

From The Career Center

*The updated list of scholarships will be on the Career Center website VERY SOON! In the meantime please e-mail Ms. Glubka for scholarship opportunities with approaching deadlines at and remember to put dpride in the subject line.

*Please encourage your student to stop by the Career Center and take a look at the job board! There are a number of local tutoring jobs available.

Remember DHS Spirit Wear For Your Holiday Shopping!

Students Recognized for Integrity in

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 and sweatshirts.

The store is open during school hours. Checks for purchases are payable to DHS Athletic Boosters. For questions or more information, please contact Terri Dyer at or Deb Lloyd at

DHS Spirit Wear is the perfect holiday gift for your student, siblings, grandparents or others who have Gael Pride!

Mr. Dublin is Here!!!

The annual Mr. Dublin pageant is coming (*tentatively) on Thursday, December 19th at 7:30p.m. in the Little Theatre.

For those of you who 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. More information about ticket sales coming soon!


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!

Integrity in Action

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

  • Alaqua Simunovich
  • Brandon Fulwiler
  • Brooke Legins
  • Cassidy Milichichi
  • Daichi Takise
  • Elisha Ensley
  • Frankie Ramos Cabrera
  • Jackson Case
  • Jaime Fernandez
  • Jessica Sher
  • Julyana Amante
  • Justine Koa
  • Katia Cortez
  • Kera Hunsaker
  • Lauren Wasilausky
  • Madison Matthies
  • Nicolas (Joonie) Jong
  • Sunny Bai
  • Vachon Ross Standley
  • Zhenxin (Carol) Zhao
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