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Dublin High School PFSO Gael Gazette Edition 9 – May 2010


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Events Calendar

  • 5/3  – Athletic Booster Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Room K203
  • 5/6 – Community Conversation 7:00p.m. see details below
  • 5/8  – Prom, Scottish Rite Center, 7:00p.m.
  • 5/14 – 4th Quarter Progress Reports mailed
  • 5/14 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • 5/15 – DHS Flea Market (see article for various times)
  • 5/15 & 16 – Meat Sale 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Village Pkwy Lot
  • 5/17 – Band Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Choir Room
  • 5/18 – Rigatoni’s Fundraiser for Academic Awards (all day)
  • 5/21 – Music for Hope, 7:00p.m. Senior Center
  • 5/22 – Improv Show 7:00p.m.
  • 5/24 – DHS Drama Awards, 6:30p.m.
  • 5/24 – PFSO meeting, 7:00 p.m., Portable 4
  • 5/26 – Senior Awards Night, 6:30p.m. Senior Center
  • 5/28 – Spring Rally
  • 5/31  – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day                                                           


Our testing will begin with Science on Tuesday, May 4. Science testing will take place in science classes over a two-day period. Part one will be given on Tuesday, May 4 and part two on Wednesday, May 5. All sophomores will be taking an additional Life Science test on Thursday, May 6. This science testing takes place during the regular bell schedule. 

Testing continues the following week. Students in the 9-11th grades will be testing in their first period classes for Mathematics on Tuesday, May 11 and English/Language Arts on Wednesday, May 12. Students in the 10th and 11th grades will take their History test in their first period class on Thursday, May 13th. These three days will have an alternate schedule (go to the DHS website at and click on the Testing Information link on the left). Freshman will have a late arrival on Thursday as they do not take the History test. Seniors will have a late arrival on all three testing days. Students who are not testing will need to be on campus for their first scheduled class. Please review the schedule carefully with your student. 

We cannot emphasize the importance of this test. Your help in setting a high expectation is appreciated.  Please emphasize to your student the importance of being well rested and also having a good breakfast. 


  • President- Charlene Beasley
  • Vice President- Michelle McDonald
  • Secretary- Colleen Schoenthal
  • Treasurer- Ken Young

Attention Junior Parents

The Senior Breakfast will be held on Friday June 4th.  If you would like to make a monetary or product  donation or have or know of a business that would like to donate please contact Tanya Pittson or Cheryl Deguzman at


*Juniors   *Regal movie tickets will be on sale most every Friday directly across from 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 2011. Students may also purchase movie tickets from Ms. Lea in Room K206.

*Academic Awards fundraiser at Rigatoni’s on Dublin Blvd. May 18. All Day.  Rigatoni’s will generously donate 20% of food and beverage purchases. Dine in or take out. Gift card purchases included. Write DHS on the back of receipt and give to cashier

Music for Hope

Come enjoy the Jazz bands from DHS, Amador Valley, and Monte Vista as they raise money for the American Cancer Society and ALS.  This event is happening on Friday, 5/21 from 7:00-9:30p.m. at the Dublin Senior Center.  Admission at the door is $10 per person with dessert and refreshments being served.  All proceeds will benefit these important charities.

Community Conversation

This year’s event is scheduled for May 6, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the District Board Room, 7471 Larkdale in Dublin.  We are asking for parents, high school students, and community members to join school board trustees, teachers, support staff and leaders in a dialogue about our district.  We are seeking dialogue on how well we are doing, as well as working on future planning that will help us ensure 21st century success for every student.  A flyer announcing the event is posted on the web site at and is included here:



The annual DHS Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, May 15th from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Each class will be participating in the Flea Market to raise much-needed funds for their class events.  There will be lots of items, big and small, available at great prices!  The flea market will take place in the parking lot on Village Parkway.  You can also check out the flea market going on at Wells Middle School in their parking lot from 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m


The sophomore class will also be holding a “shredding” fundraiser during the flea market on May 15th.   A document shredding truck, donated by Shred-It in Concord , will be on site in the DHS parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  So if you have spring cleaning to do, or have worn the motor out on your home shredder, this is a great time to clean house, clear away clutter, and destroy your personal documents in a safe, secure way.

Documents will be shredded on site.  The Class of 2012 will be taking donations (suggested donation: $10.00) for use of the shredder.  A special thank you in advance to Shred-It of Concord for the generous donation of their truck

Meat Sale on Flea Market Weekend 5/15 &16

This sale will benefit both PFSO and Athletic Boosters.  Come stock up on USDA inspected Choice or Better cuts of beef, sausage, chicken, bacon, shrimp, scallops, tilapia, red snapper and more!  Hours are 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. in the DHS parking lot on Village Parkway.  See flier coming soon!

Calling All Parents!

Volunteers are needed for this year’s senior Grad Night event on Thursday, June 10 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 Cindy Young at

Important Dates for Next Year

  • 8/24/10 – First Day of School
  • 12/20-12/31/10 Winter Break (minimum day on 12/17)
  • 1/3/11 – School resumes after Winter Break
  • 4/4/11-4/8/11 – Spring Break (which is not at Easter Time)
  • 4/22/11- Minimum Day (of Easter weekend)
  • 4/25/11- No School, Teacher work day (the day after Easter)
  • 6/9/11- Last day of school at DHS

Career Center News

*May 7th is the WACAC College Fair at CSU East Bay.  The evening session is from 6-8 pm in the gym.  On May 8th the same fair will be at St. Mary’s College from 1-4:30pm.

Register your information for college reps ahead of time at under college fairs.

*Summer Opportunities:

  • Health Science Academy ( Health 57)at Las Positas-  6/14-6/25.  Must fill out concurrent enrollment form for high school students.  A 2 week class focusing on health occupations.
  • Unified Grocers Summer Youth Employment Program.  Students must have completed 11th or 12th grade with a “C” average.  Student will be assigned in various departments and work in an office environment but have the chance to learn about all aspects of the company.  Pay $9.00/hr.  Search Unified Grocers website for an application under Summer Youth Employment.
  • Alameda County Fair is taking applications for summer employment.  Must be at least 16yrs old.  Go to
  • Media Internship- The mission of the Emma L. Bowen Foundation is to expand ethnic minority representation in the media industry.  Their multi-year program offers students the opportunity for invaluable work experience, mentoring, and financial
    assistance. Selected students join a distinguished group of scholars currently working at media companies across the country.
    Emma L. Bowen Foundation application or it can also be accessed on-line
  • *Kaplan is offering a free SAT practice test on May 15th at the Dublin Library.  Visit the website under “practicetest” for registration.

Close Up Trip Fall 2010 – Washington DC and Colonial Williamsburg

The Close Up trip will consist of an exciting and inspirational week in Washington, D.C. as we experience our nation’s capital and examine government “close up.” November 6-13, 2010 will be a week of interacting with people who make policy, observing the government in action, and recognizing, perhaps for the first time, our rights and responsibilities as citizens. In addition students get a hands-on experience in Colonial government.  Among our other stops will be the Smithsonian Museums of American History, Natural History, and Air and Space, the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, Korean, Iwo Jima and FDR memorials, the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, the National Archives, Ford’s Theatre, the Peterson House, Arlington National Cemetery, the Capitol building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and White House. It will prove to be an exciting week!

Close Up students will enjoy meeting and rooming with students from various parts of the United States. That too is part of the learning experience of Close Up. The friendships made during this week and the impact of the Close Up program will last for a long time to come.

Students will receive one half unit of Social Studies credit for participating in Close Up since it is a valuable educational experience. Also available is one unit of college credit through the University of Virginia.

The Close Up Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501 (c) (3) organization exempt from federal tax.  Anyone contributing to a student’s Close Up tuition (with the notable exception of parents) may claim a tax deduction to the Close Up Foundation.

If you have questions about the Close Up program or wish to help fund a Close Up student’s trip tuition, please contact Ms. Jennifer McCort, DHS Close Up advisor, 833-3300, ext. 7164, or by email at

DPIE Art Reception & Auction

Please join us for a relaxing night of socializing during our art preview & auction event and continue your support of education. This event will be held on Sat. 5/22 from 4-7:30p.m. at the Holiday Inn 6680 Regional St. in Dublin.  The cost is $40 per person. We will be selling all of the winning artwork in a live and silent auction. Wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served and then our wonderful auctioneers (Juliette Goodrich and Jim Hampton) will auction off all 25 1st place professionally framed pieces of original artwork. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling our office or by printing the ticket order form from our website at:

A write-up of the recent DPIE Student Art Exhibit at Stoneridge Mall is available here.

Please contact our office with any questions or to purchase tickets to the Art Reception & Auction: 925-828-2551 ext. 8024

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