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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette – 1-1-2011

Below are the latest updates from the Dublin High School PFSO.  Previous updates are available here.

Events Calendar

  • 1/3  School resumes
  • 1/3  Athletic Boosters Meeting 7:00 p.m., Room K203
  • 1/5  PSAT Results Night 6:30 p.m., Little Theatre
  • 1/8 ACT- The Plan 8:00a.m.
  • 1/10 Band Booster Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Choir Room
  • 1/14 Panda Express Fundraiser
  • 1/14 Coffee with the Principal 10:30a.m. Office
  • 1/17 NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 1/18 Spring Sport Parent Meeting 7:00p.m. Location TBD
  • 1/19 Chipotle Fundraiser for Athletics
  • 1/19-21 FINALS, Minimum Days
  • 1/24 PFSO Meeting 7:00 p.m. Portable 5

A Note from the PFSO

At our last PFSO meeting, those in attendance voted to make some significant changes to the distribution of our funding at Dublin High.  We have voted to direct a larger percentage of fundraising efforts into the PFSO general fund in order to provide more direct support to on-campus needs.

As the budget picture grows bleaker, we know that as a parent group we will be called upon to help more and more.  We want to ensure that we have the financial means to do so.

Our classes will continue to receive PFSO support as they raise money for senior year events and celebrations such as Grad Night.

Since reconfiguring our funding model, the PFSO has voted to donate 20 copies of a reading book, which totals $166.00 to an English class and voted on providing $125.00 to a tutoring program for Geometry students.  The money will buy supplies, prizes and gifts.

We will be looking at more funding requests from the staff and administration as the New Year begins.  We appreciate the generosity that all our families have shown for our efforts throughout the years and we look forward to pitching in!

Save the Date

Financial Aid Night will be on Wednesday, February 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater. This evening workshop is open to all grade levels parents, but most importantly senior parents should attend to learn about the different types of financial aid, loans, work study and scholarships available for your students.

Counseling News

  • PSAT results will be distributed on Wednesday, January 5th at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater. Students and parents will also receive a brief presentation on how to use the results to prepare for the SATs this Spring.
  • To prepare for college, sophomores should sign up to take the PLAN, the pre-ACT, on Saturday, January 8 from 8-12 pm.  Cost is $20 and fee waivers are available.  For more information see your counselor or www.actstudent.org/plan.
  • More information on the SAT/PSAT and ACT/PLAN tests is available here: SAT or ACT? Test Preparation Advice for College Bound Students

Fundraisers Galore

  • Regal movie tickets will be on sale every Friday across from Student Activities near the food cart 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 vonners2000@yahoo.com or call 828-7060 to make arrangements. This fundraiser benefits the Class of 2011.
  • There will be a fundraiser for Academic Awards on Friday, 1/14 at Panda Express for lunch or dinner.  Look for a flier coming soon from Cyber Stacey.
  • There will be a fundraiser to benefit DHS Athletics at Chipotle on 1/19 from 5-8p.m.  Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds to DHS Athletes.  Look for a flier coming soon from Cyber Stacey.
  • The Class of 2014 is having a Fundraiser at Tommy T’s Comedy and Steakhouse in Pleasanton on Friday, January 14th at 7:30p.m. to see comedian Rachel Feinstein.  $20 tickets for this show are presale only. Last day to purchase tickets is Tuesday, Jan. 11th. This show is for ages 17+.  There is a two item minimum purchase per ticket (drinks or food).  If you have questions or want to purchase tickets, please email class0f2014@dublinhighpfso.com or you can call Yvonne at 828-7060.

Attention Senior Parents

  • The Class of 2011 Presale Pack is here.  Purchase for Senior Banquet, Senior Picnic, and Grad Night all for $175.  Presale price will be available for the pack until 1/13/11.  Prices on these events will go up $15-$30 after the presale time.
  • For more info, check the DHS website or the Student Activities office. Checks payable to DHS Grad Night.

For Parents of Spring Sport Athletes

  • The Parent Meeting for Spring Sports will be held on Tuesday, January 18th @ 7:00 p.m.  Cyber Stacey will let you know the location of the meeting as it gets closer.  Spring sports include: Baseball, Softball, Track, Swimming, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis, and Men’s Golf.
  • Please remember that Spring Athletes need to turn in the athletic packet including the physical form signed off by a physician.  If your child doesn’t have a physician, there is a Sports Physical night on January 24th from 6-7p.m. at Tri-Valley Orthopedic Surgery Center.  Cyber Stacey will send out a flier when this gets closer.

Pertussis Immunization Reminder

Pertussis is widespread.  If your child 7 years and older has not yet received the “Tdap” pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or health department.  Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis and meet a new school requirement that begins in the 2011-12 school year (California law – Assembly Bill 354).

Adults are also advised to get a pertussis booster shot, if they haven’t already, to protect themselves, their families, and their students.

For questions please contact Christi Slofkosky, Health Clerk at DHS at 833-3300 ext. 7015 or email slofkoskychristi@dublin.k12.ca.us

For Parents of Students from American Indian Heritage

The Livermore American Indian Center, serving students in the Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol Glen and Castro Valley School districts, is looking for students of American Indian heritage.  Families may sign up with the Indian Center even with a small amount of Indian heritage depending upon the tribe.  Please call the Center if you have questions. FREE services that are provided for participating students include: tutoring, culture class, field trips, summer day camp, scholarships, etc.

If you know of students of American Indian heritage, please have them or their parents or guardians contact the American Indian Center at (925) 606-4748 or email: mputhoff@lvjusd.k12.ca.us.  The deadline to enroll new students is February 11, 2011.

Contact  the Dublin High PFSO at dublinhighpfso@dublinhighpfso.com.

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