GMS NEWS - October 11, 2018

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

It seems impossible that we are approaching the end of the first quarter of school. Thank you for everything you’ve done to make the start of the 2018-19 school year a smooth one.  Students are working hard and seem to be positively engaged in their learning. This only happens when parents, teachers, and students work together. We appreciate you!


Parent conferences are just a few weeks away.  Please contact Mrs. Katie Pack, guidance secretary, or your child’s team leader to schedule a conference time. Teachers will contact families directly if they feel there is a need to meet, but parents are always welcome to initiate the process.


Eighth grade students and staff are busy preparing for their Washington DC trip.  If you have any questions about what to pack, the itinerary, or the travel arrangements, please contact Amber Yuen, DC Trip Coordinator, or me. The countdown is on…. only 12 days until this memorable school experience!


Have a wonderful weekend!


Corinne


HAUNTED ESCAPE AT DUBLIN JEROME

The Dublin Jerome Girls basketball team is hosting the Haunted Escape fundraiser October 19, 20, 26 & 27, 7-11 p.m. For ages 10 and older.  $10 admission gets you in...might not get you out! See attached flier. Also, trick or treat for children 10 and younger on Sunday, October 28, 1-3 p.m.  Help the basketball team and having a howling good time!


SKI CLUB INFORMATION

If your child is interested in joining Ski Club this winter, please be certain to stop next Tuesday, October 16th, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Parents will be able to learn more about ski club, get forms and complete them during this time.  A notary will also be present to authorize all forms.

 

ANGST

The movie Angst, an hour long documentary designed to raise awareness around how anxiety impacts adults and children, will be shown to the community on October 23 @ DSHS @ 6:30pm, October 24 @ DJHS @ 6:30pm, and October 25 @ DCHS @ 6:30pm. This important film was produced to start a global conversation about anxiety and break the stigma and allow for change and hope.  If you, a family member, a friend, or a coworker has been impacted by anxiety, please consider attending one of the showings.

 

SEEKING VOLUNTEER PRESENTERS FOR CAREER DAY

Students in 8th grade will have the opportunity to participate in a Career Day on Friday, November 30th from 8:30am-12:00pm. We are looking for parents who are willing to share information about their career field and profession. Volunteers will be asked to present four separate 25-minute sessions throughout the morning and lunch is provided afterward.  If you are interested in volunteering as a presenter, please contact Katie Pack, guidance secretary, at pack_katie@dublinschools.net. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share valuable career opportunities, experiences, and skills with our 8th graders!

 

DISTRICT NEWS

Issue 5 information

The vote by mail process is now underway. You can watch Dr. Hoadley’s Issue 5 presentation at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNYeJz0LlSE&t. For more information and videos, visit www.dublinschools.net/november6.aspx.


Technology update

Get the latest on the District’s one-to-one device initiative and more by watching this video from Educational Technology Coordinator Lindie Schweitzer.


October Parent University offerings

Check out the latest Parent University classes for parents available this month at https://www.dublinschools.net/YearSchedule.aspx.


Attention ALL 7th and 8th grade student leaders

Be a part of a special drug-free leadership retreat with small group breakout sessions, team building activities, entertainment, a keynote speaker and of course fun with students from Union County and Dublin Schools. Trained drug-free high school student leaders will serve as youth staff. Interested in learning more about this overnight camp experience. More information is available at this link.


BREAD Festival

Looking for something fun for your family this weekend?  Check out the Dublin B.R.E.A.D. Festival of arts and community at Coffman Park noon-9pm.  Free multicultural activities for the entire family.  

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

10/16   Free Flu Shots (Please register your child on CareDox.)

10/19 NO SCHOOL - Work Day/Professional Development Day

10/22 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Conference Comp day

10/23 8th Grade Washington DC Trip begins

10/26 8th Grade students return from Washington DC

11/1 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m.

11/6 NO SCHOOL - Staff Safety Training Day

11/8 Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7 p.m.



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