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DASD E-News Weekly 
January 11, 2019         
Remember the Troops
Over the years, we've heard many heartwarming stories as a result of the generosity of Dallastown Area School District students, faculty, staff, and the community during the holiday season. This year is no different.

PFC Roger Matthews was fortunate to be able to leave his station at Fort Lee to surprise his first grade twin daughters at Ore Valley Elementary just before the holiday break.

During his brief leave, he also visited Dallastown Area High School to extend his appreciation to the Volunteer Club as a recipient of the 2018 Remember the Troops drive. In his request to visit he stated, "Thank you so, so much for everything the school district sent--believe me, nothing makes soldiers smile more than letters and candy!" Matthews added, "I was written by a certain 11th grader named Chloe Seace. Her letter really touched a lot of us soldiers here and I would like to personally thank her from all of us."

So again, we thank our Dallastown community for your generosity, compassion, and willingness to give in this annual effort of appreciation to our service men and women. And may your 2019 be filled with peace and joy. 
The Scientists Among Us

A tradition for 58 years, the Dallastown Area High School Science and Engineering Fair will be held Saturday, January 26th, and Sunday, January 27th, in the science wing of the high school.
The public is invited to view more than 100 student submissions on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the high school auditorium.
Dallastown Area High School students have a long history of county awards and opportunities to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair based on their award-winning projects at the school level. We encourage community members to join us--surely you will be impressed with the creative and scientific knowledge that the student projects display.
DAEF Sweetheart Dance
Sponsored by the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation, the 4th Annual DAEF Sweetheart Dance will be held Saturday, February 2nd, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, access: Sweetheart Dance
Follow us on Twitter @DAEFevents.
What's App?

Join Dallastown Area High School's Thespian Troupe 7973 for an evening of dinner and laughs with a performance of Alan Griffith's There's an App for That?

Held in the Dallastown Area High School cafeteria on Friday, February 8th, admission is $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors; and, $9 for children 10 and under. Proceeds benefit the troupe's philanthropic initiatives.

Reservations are required by calling (717) 244-4021, Extension 3120, or online at:
There's an App for That?
Let's Be Partners in the Fight 
Dallastown Area High School will host its 5th Annual Mini-THON beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 1st. This fun-filled event for high school students inspires teamwork, leadership, and creativity while empowering them through philanthropy and service in the fight to conquer childhood cancer.

Students stay standing and active during the 12-hour overnight event to raise money and awareness for the Four Diamonds Cancer Research Foundation.

Donations in support of the Dallastown Mini-THON can be made online at: I want to donate to the Dallastown Mini-THON to Conquer Childhood Cancer
Flu Season is Here

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information on its website about what to do if you get the flu. Parents, guardians, and children are encouraged to take precautions in everyday activities to prevent getting and spreading the virus.  
Don't hesitate to contact your child's school nurse with questions about an illness or health concern.
What's Your 911? 
Be sure to keep your child's Student Emergency Card up-to-date to ensure timely communication in the event of an emergency. Contact your child's school to request changes to an address, telephone number or emergency contact.
School Board Schedule

Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 17
HS Theater Room  

Building & Capital Projects Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7
Administration Board Room

Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7
Administration Board Room

Human Resources Committee Meeting (Closed to Public)  
8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7
Administration Board Room

Board Workshop (2018 Graduation Survey Results) 
6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21
HS Theater Room

Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21
HS Theater Room 
Calendar Reminders

Monday, January 14

Through Monday, January 18

Monday, January 21  

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