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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette 6-1-2013

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 June 2013

  • 6/3 Athletic Boosters Meeting 7p.m., Staff Lounge
  • 6/7 Senior Breakfast & Senior Picnic
  • 6/8 Senior Baccalaureate 2p.m., Sports Complex
  • 6/10 Band Booster Meeting, 6:30p.m., Career Center
  • 6/11 – 13 FINALS- Minimum Day Schedule
  • 6/12 Graduation Practice @ Fairgrounds 1:30p.m.
  • 6/13 Graduation Practice @ Fairgrounds 9:00a.m.
  • 6/13 DHS Graduation @ Fairgrounds 6:00p.m.
  • 6/13 Senior Grad Night 10p.m., Club Sport, Pleasanton
  • 6/13 Last day of school, end of 4th-quarter
  • 6/17 PFSO Meeting 7:00p.m., Staff Lounge
  • 6/19 Report Cards Mailed

Dublin High School Important Dates for 2013-14

  • Check-in Days- 8/19- 8/22 (times TBD – update to be sent later this summer)
  • 8/27/13 – First Day of School
  • 10/7/-10/12/13 – Homecoming (Dance is on 10/12)
  • 11/1/13 Raise Your Class Gaela
  • 12/23/13-1/3/14 Winter Break (minimum day on 12/21)
  • 1/6/14 – School resumes after Winter Break
  • 3/22/14 – Junior Prom
  • 3/31/14-4/4/14 – Spring Break
  • 5/17/14- Senior Ball

Dublin High School Site Council Election Results

The election results are in for the Dublin High School Site Council. We would like to welcome Kathy De Jong to fill the one-year term, and Michael Utsumi to fill the two-year term. Thank you to everyone who cast a vote in this process. Congratulations to Kathy and Michael; we know they will do a great job.

Travel Outside the U.S.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that primarily affects your lungs. The bacteria that cause TB are spread from person-to-person through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. TB was once rare in developed countries, but the number of TB cases began increasing in 1985.

According to Alameda County’s TB Screening Policy, all schools within Alameda County must comply with the following: “Testing is indicated if students travel 4 weeks or more in duration in an endemic area.”

If your student is traveling to one of the areas listed below either during the school year or during summer break and will be there for 4 weeks or more, your child will need medical clearance prior to attending school. Please take your child to a physician and bring a note indicating that the child is free of symptoms related to TB. Your child will need this clearance before they will be able to attend school. In addition, the child will also need to receive a TB skin test 12 weeks after their re-entry into the USA. Please provide the school with documentation of this when it is complete.


  • A. Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan
  • B. Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi
  • C. Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Columbia, Cosmoros, Congo, Congo DR, Cote d’Ivoire
  • D. & E. Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eqypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia,
  • F. & G. Fiji, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guayana
  • H., I, & J. Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan
  • K. Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea-DPR, Korea-Rep, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
  • L. Lao PDR, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania
  • M. Macedonia-TFYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova-Rep, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar
  • N. Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands
  • P. Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Phillippines, Poland, Portugal
  • Q. & R. Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda
  • S. St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surname, Syrian Arab Republic, Swaziland
  • T. Tajikistan, Tanzania-UR, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu
  • U. & V. Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
  • W. – Z. Wallis & Futuna Islands, West Bank & Gaza Strip, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Bond Rewards

Bond rewards earned DHS approximately $1500 this year. About $440 going to the PFSO General Fund, 700 to Robotics and 350 to the DHS Irish Guard. Thank you to everyone who signed up and participated. If you didn’t sign up this year, you will have another opportunity at registration or you can go online at

Dublin High School Fireworks Booth

Stay tuned for emails regarding volunteer opportunities and where you can purchase your fireworks to benefit DHS. Fireworks sales begin at the end of June and we have two booths this year at the Dublin Blvd. Safeway and across the street in the Rigatoni’s parking lot. Please support our school with your fireworks purchases!

Dublin High School Donation Thank You!

The PFSO would like to thank DHS Parent Joan Nolan whose matching grant program at Chevron has donated nearly $2000 to help fund Tutoring University for the 2013-14 school year.

Discounted Regal Movie Tickets

The Class of 2014 will be selling discounted movie tickets throughout the summer. These tickets will be available to pick up at several different homes around town for your convenience. These non-pass restricted tickets are $8 each.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Yvonne at or call 828-7060 or Stacey at or call 833-0884.

Information for Dublin High Class of 2013 Parents

  • The venue for Baccalaureate has changed. It will now be held in the Sports Complex at DHS. Doors open at 1:30p.m. and the ceremony starts at 2p.m. on Saturday June 8th.
  • DVD’s of the Baccalaureate slide show can be ordered through Wed. 6/5. They are $10 (cash only) Order forms were emailed out and are also available in Student Activities.
  • Senior picnic buses will likely return to DHS around 6p.m. on Friday.
  • If you received an email from GradImages with the subject Pre-Register for Savings- Graduation is Around the Corner. This is a legitimate email from the photographer that will be at the graduation ceremony even though the name is different from the letter you received.
  • The Senior Awards DVD is available to order until Wed. 6/5.
  • Graduation money leis are available to order until Friday 6/7.
  • Grad Night payment is due by Friday 6/7 in Student Activities.

Special Thanks to our Dublin High Parent Reps!

The PFSO would like to take the opportunity to thank our Parent Representatives:

  • Senior Reps- Linda Hunt and Lisa Cheda
  • Junior Reps- Stacey Maloney and Yvonne Nickles
  • Sophomore Rep- Tamara Elias and Patricia Wilcox
  • Freshman Reps- Stephanie Stanley and Kelly Timm

The majority of the parent community probably isn’t aware of the depth of volunteerism and commitment required to be a parent rep. These ladies work tirelessly throughout the year, EVERY YEAR, for FOUR YEARS!!

Without their kindness and dedication to our students, there would be no Grad Night, no Senior Picnic, Senior Breakfast, Homecoming and the list goes on and on. If you get a chance to see these ladies, please make sure to take the opportunity to thank them for the great job they are doing!!

Dublin High School PFSO Board for 2013-14

  • President- Chris Bennett
  • Vice President- Kristen Finn
  • Secretary Christi Slofkosky and Catherine Brown
  • Treasurer- Cindy Hoffman Senior Class Parent Reps- Stacey Maloney and Yvonne Nickles Junior Class Parent Rep- Tamara Elias and Patricia Wilcox
  • Sophomore Class Parent Reps- Stephanie Stanley and Kelly Timm
  • Freshman Class Parent Reps- Terri Dyer, Shari Jackman and Rosemary Brassea

Goodbye to Theresa Young Rodgers

It is with a heavy heart that we will be saying goodbye to Mrs. Rodgers at the end of this school year. She has accepted an offer to be the Principal of St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento.

Theresa was always a huge advocate for the PFSO at Dublin High. She worked the longest hours imaginable and yet managed to answer our many emails in a timely manner, listened to our concerns and helped to keep DHS a safe and productive learning environment for our children.

Theresa will be greatly missed at DHS but we wish her the best of luck in her next career endeavor.

Students Recognized for Integrity in Action

The following students were identified by their teachers has having demonstrated an Integrity in Action trait. The PFSO would like to acknowledge these students:

  • Alex Dunham
  • Alexandra Brown
  • Cassandra Chan
  • Emmalee Hughes
  • Evan Clark
  • Jack Nealon
  • Japna Kalra
  • Jasmyn Smith
  • Malina Jiang
  • Sarah Maghribi

Thank You!

This newsletter couldn’t be put together without the help of some great people. I wanted to thank DHS Administrator Theresa Young Rodgers. Without the help of Mrs. Rodgers, the PFSO newsletter would not exist.

I would also like to thank Yvonne Nickles and Michelle McDonald who were my editors and fact-checkers. I appreciate your efforts each and every month ladies!

Sincerely, Stacey Maloney

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