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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette 5-1-2011

Below are updates from Dublin High School’s PFSO covering upcoming events, fundraisers and opportunities for student enrichment. Previous DHS PFSO updates are available here.

Dublin High School Events Calendar

  • 5/2 Athletic Booster Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room K203
  • 5/6 Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament at San Ramon Golf Club
    • 1p.m. Golf Tournament Dinner at Shannon Center
    • Doors open at 6p.m. for cocktails.
    • Dinner at 7p.m
  • 5/14 Senior all 7p.m.-10:45p.m. Westin St. Francis in San Francisco
  • 5/16 Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • 5/16 Band Booster Meeting, 6:30p.m. Choir Room
  • 5/18 Early Release Day 1:47p.m.
  • 5/20 4th Quarter Progress Reports mailed
  • 5/20 Jazzin’ for a Cure, 7p.m. Shannon Center
  • 5/23 Music Awards & Concert 7:00p.m.
  • 5/23 PFSO Meeting 7:00p.m. Career Center
  • 5/24 DHS Drama Awards, 7:00p.m.
  • 5/25 Evening of the Arts 7:00p.m.
  • 5/26 Senior Awards Night 6:30p.m.Shannon Center
  • 5/27 Spring Rally and Powder Puff Football Game
  • 5/30 NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Important Dates for Next Year

  • 8/22/11 – First Day of School
  • 10/7/11 – Homecoming
  • 12/19/11-1/2/12 Winter Break (minimum day on 12/17)
  • 1/3/12 – School resumes after Winter Break
  • 3/24/12 – Junior Prom
  • TBD- Senior Ball (sometime between April and June)
  • 4/9/11-4/13/11 – Spring Break

Important Immunization Requirement

It is extremely important for parents to show proof that their child has had a DTAP Booster by May 31st.

This DTAP booster is a new California law so children that haven’t had this vaccine or do not show proof that they have had this vaccine WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO START SCHOOL IN THE FALL.

7th through 12th grade students must have received a Tdap booster after their 7th birthday (including current 6th graders).

All students need to have proof of vaccination submitted to their current school office by May 31st.The record must show a stamp or signature from the physician or health care provider. Please visit for more information and a list of county health clinics if your student still needs to have this booster.

Dublin High Staff Appreciation Luncheon is Coming

The PFSO will be honoring the staff at Dublin High by hosting a luncheon in their honor on Monday, May 16th.

Each class will be responsible for providing certain items for the lunch of over 100 staff members.

Please look for a separate email from your Class Parent Representatives to find out what donated items are needed.

Summer School Registration

The district is now accepting applications for summer school. For more information please visit and click on the summer school 2011 link on the left side.

Dublin High PFSO Slate for the 2010/11 School Year

  • President- Michelle McDonald
  • Vice President- Chris Bennett
  • Secretary-Michele Phippen and Christi Slofkosky
  • Treasurer- Colleen Schoenthal

Dublin High Fundraisers

Regal movie tickets will be on sale most every Friday directly 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 in bulk can contact Yvonne Nickles at or call 828-7060 to make arrangements. This fundraiser benefits the Class of 2014.

Summer Opportunities from the Career Center

Medical Immersion Summer Academy

The purpose of the summer academy is to expose Pre-med /Pre-health high school students to a hands-on experience in a variety of health care settings. It’s a highly selective 2 week program based in Oakland in which students shadow health professionals in ER and outpatient settings, go on field trips and learn hands-on techniques/procedures, receive one-on-one career advising from health professionals, and are mentored by UC Berkeley pre-med students. Program is July 11-22, applications are due by May. 31. Students must be 15+ years of age and the fee is $1650.00. There is a $25.00 application fee. Additional information and application are available online at, or contact Gwen Simmons at, or 510-355-8127.

Alameda County Fair

The Alameda County Fair hires over 500 employees for their annual 17 day fair located in Pleasanton – June 22nd through July 10th. There are a wide variety of positions available starting at $8.25 per hour. You must be 16 years of age. All information is available online at or on the employment phone line (925) 426-7655. You can also stop by the Career Center for additional information.

Tri-Valley Community Television Camp

Thinking about choosing some form of video production for your future career? Tri-Valley TV Camp will give you an overall picture of the production process, help prepare you for related courses in video and give you an edge for your future in the industry. There are two sessions offered – one in June and one in August. Fee: $495.00 Space is limited. Register online at Additional information is available in the Career Center.

Jazzin for a Cure

Dougherty Valley, Monte Vista, Foothill and Dublin High School Jazz Bands

Come enjoy a casual jazz social at the Shannon Center on Friday, May 20th at 7p.m. Award winning bands from DHS, Foothill High School, Dougherty Valley High, and Wells Middle School will be raising money for the American Cancer Society and the ALS Association.

Admission at the door is $12 per person with being served. Donations will gladly be accepted and all proceeds will benefit these important charities.

More about last year’s event and see video from each band that participated is available here.

Calling All Parents!

Volunteers are needed for this year’s senior Grad Night event on Thursday, June 9 at Club Sport in Pleasanton. This is the chance for parents of freshman, sophomores, and juniors to check out this fun event and help out at the same time!

Shifts include: 9:45 p.m.-12:00 midnight, 11:45 p.m.-2:00a.m., 1:45-4:00 a.m. 30 parents are needed for the first 2 shifts and 15 parents are needed for the last shift!

Please consider helping with this important “Safe and Sober” grad night experience!

For more information please contact Shari Jackman at

Attention Senior Parents

SENIOR PICNIC will take place on Friday 6/3. Breakfast will be served at 7:30a.m. compliments of the Junior Class. Buses will load at 8:30a.m. and will return to DHS no later than 4:30p.m.

The picnic will take place at Great America in Santa Clara and lunch is included for the cost of $50.

A field trip permission slip must be completed in order to attend. These can be found in Student Activities.

GRAD NIGHT will take place on Thursday 6/9 from 10:00p.m. to 3:00a.m. at Club Sport in Pleasanton. The cost is $85 and a Club Sport Grad Night Participation Release Form must be completed in order to attend. These release forms and more information about payment options can be found in Student Activites.

DPIE Art Reception & Auction

Student Art Auction: May 13th with a 7-8PM Preview

  • 8-10 PM – Auction
  • $40 per person includes wine/champagne with Hor d’oeuvres
  • Holiday Inn Dublin, CA
  • Call 828-2551 ext 8024 for details and to make a reservation.
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