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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette 9-1-2013

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 September 2013

  • 9/3 Athletic Boosters Meeting 7p.m. Staff Lounge
  • 9/5 Senior Kickoff
  • 9/6 Fall Rally (lunch 12:23-12:58p.m.)
  • 9/6 Back to School Dance after football game.-10:45p.m. behind Sports Complex
  • 9/7 Band Booster’s Lobstermania 5-10:30p.m. at Elephant Bar
  • 9/11 Collaboration Day, early release @ 1:48p.m.
  • 9/12 & 9/13 Club Fair (see details below)
  • 9/12 Back to School Night for Parents 6:30p.m.
  • 9/16 Band Booster Meeting 6:30p.m. Career Center
  • 9/18 Freshmen: Transition to HS Presentation 6:30p.m.
  • 9/18 Sophomore Chipotle Fundraiser 4:30-8:30p.m.
  • 9/23 Dublin High 101 – 6:30 p.m./PFSO Meeting 7:15p.m., Student Union
  • 9/25 Collaboration Day, early release @ 1:48p.m.
  • 9/25 Sophomores: Better Student Presentation 6:30p.m.
  • 9/30 CSF Application Deadline
  • 10/7-10/12 Homecoming Week
  • 10/15 Tri-Valley College Fair at Amador Valley High in Pleasanton 6:00- 8:00p.m.

Welcome Back to School!

As the new PFSO President, I want to welcome you to DHS for 2013 -14. Together with our students and the dedicated administration and staff, we will work to make this a productive and memorable year. Let me start my term with some heartfelt appreciation.

Thanks to everyone who worked in June and July in our DHS fireworks booths. It was a profitable (if crazy!) 10 days, and we couldn’t have done it without lots of help!

Thanks also to all those who volunteered to work registration as we moved into the online era; your help was critical for getting the school year started right. And last but never least, many thanks to all who made donations to the PFSO and to your class accounts.

The PFSO continues to implement a funding model that allows us to contribute directly to filling campus needs. We use a line-item budget to provide funds to every department in addition to funding special projects, and we plan to take a big role in closing budget gaps this year. In fact, we’ve already funded our first special request for the Science Department! Our ability to meet these needs is a direct result of your generosity.

We also continue to work closely with the two other major parent groups on campus, the Athletic Boosters and the Band Boosters. We benefit together from the Bond Rewards online shopping fundraiser and encourage you to use this painless way to give back to DHS. Our groups will continue to discuss ways to meet the needs of all Dublin High students.

Looking forward to a terrific year!

Chris Bennett, PFSO President

Dublin High School 101 Presentation

If you are new to Dublin High, we want to invite you to a great opportunity to get the scoop on being a Gael!

Please come join us for Dublin High 101 before our regular PFSO meeting on Monday, September 23 beginning at 6:30 in the Student Union. We’ll be sharing important information on who’s who, how the school works, and defining how parents can participate here at DHS. We would love to see you there.

Raise Your Class Gaela 80’s Prom Night!

The 6th Annual “Raise Your Class” Gaela will be held on Friday, November 1st at the Shannon Center at 6:30 p.m. Come join us for an adult evening that will include appetizers, buffet dinner, no-host bar, as well as dancing. There will also be silent, live, and dessert auctions, fun games and lots of great raffle items! The theme is 80’s Prom Night, so pull out your best/worst 80’s fashions!!

This event is crucial to PFSO as it provides much of the monetary support needed to fund our programs and help all the departments at Dublin High. A portion of the proceeds also benefits all four classes at Dublin High to help fund their safe and sober Grad nights. Tickets are on sale now for $60 per person. Tables of eight can be purchased for the discounted price of $55 each through Oct. 1 and we are selling VIP Tables of eight for $700 (including wine, dessert, gift bags and first in line at buffet).

To purchase tickets online, you can visit and click on the PFSO Store tab. You can also mail a check made out to Dublin High PFSO and also include a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Raise Your Class Gaela
PO Box 2559
Dublin, CA 94568

For questions, please email You can also contact Michelle McDonald at Come join a fun evening and help support our kids and our school at the same time!

Back to School Night

Please mark your calendars for the Parent’s Back to School night on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30p.m. Meet your student’s teachers and keep informed.

Dublin High School Homecoming 2013 is Right Around the Corner!

The theme for this year’s homecoming activities is Disney Lands. Classes have been choosing their favorite lands from the Disneyland Park and will be busy making the most of their themes for all the homecoming events.

The homecoming parade, carnival, and football game will take place on Friday, October 11th. The homecoming dance will be the next day, Saturday, October 12th.

Sometime this month you will receive a special update with all the important information regarding our homecoming events.

Meet the New Dublin High PFSO Board

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

Help Wanted

The organizers of the “RAISE YOUR CLASS” fundraiser are hoping the parent community at DHS will get involved in our fundraising efforts.

It is more important than ever that this PFSO-sponsored event is successful.

If you have connections to restaurants, services, golf courses, sports memorabilia, if you have season tickets to a sporting event and can donate a pair for one game or if your family simply wants to purchase an item to be used in our auctions…we want to hear from you!

You can also sponsor our event with a monetary contribution in exchange for advertising. Advertise in our program and also receive a plug in our newsletter that goes out to over 1700 email addresses! Sponsor a full-page ad for $350, ½ page for $250 or ¼ page for $200.

We are also looking for “Friends with Class”. With a $25 donation to our event, your family will be mentioned in our event program.

If you can help in any of the above mentioned ways, please email or contact Michelle McDonald at

Remember these donations are tax deductible.

Free Tutoring for DHS Students

Beginning September 5th there will be free tutoring available for students most Mondays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. in the J Building Math Collaborative Space through our Tutoring University program. At Tutoring University, a teacher and a parent are there to help students with work in all subjects.

Starting September 17th, students needing homework help can come to the Career Center Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school until 4 pm for CSF Peer Tutoring. **Parents who have some expertise in math or science and would like to help students with homework at Tutoring University should contact Colleen Schoenthal at

Dublin High School Club Faire is Coming

Dublin High School has over 50 clubs/organizations on campus. These clubs are a great way for your student to get involved in something that interests them at the school. Parents might want to encourage your child to check out these clubs by visiting the Club Fair. The Club Fair will be during lunch on Thursday, 9/12 and Friday, 9/13.

Look for a list of clubs from Cyber Stacey in an upcoming blast.

California Scholarship Federations Applications

California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Applications are now available online and in the Counseling Office. The deadline is September 30th and the application fee is $5. For more info see Mrs. Halket, (or visit keep in mind the deadlines haven’t been updated on the website for the 2013-14 school year).

Back to School Dance

The first dance of the school year will take place on Friday, September 6 behind the Sports Complex immediately following the varsity football game until 10:45pm.

The dance is free with an ASB sticker or $5 without. There will be no presale for tickets; students can just pay at the door.

Parent chaperones are needed for the dance. If you would like to volunteer please contact Mr. Sbranti at and remember to put DPRIDE in the subject line.


Regal movie tickets will be on sale every Friday in front of Student Activities at lunch time. Ticket prices are $8 per ticket for non-pass restricted movies. (This means that if you use this pass for a pass- restricted movie you may have to pay $2 more if you see it within the first 10 days of the movie’s release. )

Parents who want to buy tickets in bulk can contact Yvonne at or call 828-7060 to make arrangements. You can also contact Cyber Stacey. This fundraiser benefits the Class of 2014.

The Class of 2016 is holding a Chipotle Fundraiser on 9/18 from 4:30-8:30p.m. Look for a flier to come later in an email blast.

Birthday Announcements Made Easy

Would you like to place a birthday announcement on the marquee? If so, the cost is $20.00 for 3 days & the announcement form is located in student activities. Minimum one-day notice is requested.

Save the Date! Tri-Valley College Fair 2013

  • When: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Where: Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton
  • Who: UC, CSU, California Private Schools, Community Colleges, Out of State Colleges and Universities, Military Academies/ROTC, Vocational/Technical Schools

Great Info for Dublin High Students in the Career Center

The Career Center at DHS is a great resource for many different areas that benefit students. Information should be up on the Career Center page soon for scholarship opportunities. There will also be speakers coming to the DHS campus from a variety of colleges. Here is what is scheduled so far this month:

College Visits – Sign up in the Career Center to attend.  (AVID students do not need to register)

Date Class Period College/University
9-10-13 6 Dominican University
9-12-13 6 Corban University
9-16-13 5 & 6 Menlo College
9-18-13 5 & 6 CA Baptist University
9-19-13 6 5 Western New England University

To get to the Career Center page on the DHS website go to

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