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DASD E-News Weekly 
November 2, 2018      
 
Be Thankful and Thoughtful

While November engages us in traditional celebrations of Thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and blessings of the preceding year, it is also a time to recognize diversity, service, and meaningful events that remind us to be caring, thoughtful, and thankful all year long, including:
  • National Adoption Awareness Month
  • National American Heritage Month
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Alzheimer's Month
  • November 11 - Veteran's Day
  • November 13 - World Kindness Day
  • November 17 - National Adoption Day
  • November 22 - Thanksgiving
Happy November!  
Falling for the Arts
 
Always well-attended and a wonderful fall treat is the Dallastown Area High School Orchestra and Choral Concert being held at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium on Sunday, November 4th.

The talented musicians are under the direction of David Diehl, orchestra conductor, and Jennifer McCleary, choral conductor.

Plan to attend and support the arts at Dallastown!
2019 Senior Class News

Dallastown Area High School Class of 2019
parents are fundraising for a Post Prom Party, recently launching a site to order t-shirts that every senior will want to have. To order, access: Class of 2019 T-Shirt 

Additionally, Sheetz coupon books are available for $10 by contacting Steph Scortino at slsgopens@yahoo.com.

And, this Sunday, November 4th, all day long at MOD Pizza-Pauline Drive, 15 percent of all proceeds will benefit the DAHS Class of 2019 Post Prom Party. Be sure to pick up a flyer at MOD to ensure credit is received for your support.

For additional information, access: DAHS Class of 2019 Post Prom Fundraisers
Preparing for Life After High School

Dallastown Area School District is pleased to partner with Columbia University Medical Center in an effort to prepare students for transitioning beyond high school. 

Parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend a free informational session entitled, Raising and Launching Emotionally Healthy Youth: How to Prepare Your Children for the Challenges of Life Beyond High School. The event will be held in the Dallastown Area High School auditorium on Monday, November 5th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For details, access: Raising and Launching Emotionally Healthy Youth
History and Outdoors Night
 
The Dallastown Area Middle School History Club will host  History and Outdoors Night on Wednesday, November 7th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a free event for the community.

Held in the middle school cafeteria, students will present projects related to historic events of various topics. Local boy scouts will demonstrate skills and information related to outdoor activities.
A Red, White, and Blue Celebration 

The community is invited to attend Veterans Day activities on Friday, November 9th, at Dallastown Area High School. The JROTC drill team will perform in the high school lobby during lunch. Then, at 4:00 p.m. the 14th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be celebrated in the high school cafeteria with guest of honor--one of Dallastown's own--Captain Chris Bream.

Veterans Day is also celebrated at other schools in the district. Contact your child's school for details.

Reading is Fun for Elementary Parents/Guardians Too!

One of the key components of the elementary program is parent education. In an effort to educate our parents about district programs and to provide them with tools to support their children at home, the
K-3 elementary schools provide several different programs throughout the school year:
 
TITLE I NIGHT
Offered three times a year per federal grant requirements, Title 1 Night is presented to parents for students who qualify for this reading program to help them meet challenging state academic standards.

FIRST GRADE LITERACY NIGHT
First grade teachers and reading specialists host this yearly session in each school to educate parents about the district's  Balanced Reading Program, including examples of actual text utilized in the classroom. Parents are provided ideas on how to support and encourage their child's reading progress at home.

KINDERGARTEN LITERACY NIGHT
Hosted by the kindergarten teachers, this session allows parents to observe and learn more about the literacy components of the kindergarten program. Teachers model literacy strategies so that parents can provide support at home.
Mu Alpha Theta Induction
 
Dallastown Area High School inducted 20 seniors and 74 juniors into its Mu Alpha Theta honorary mathematics society. The new inductees join 64 returning members.

Math teachers Judith Capatch and Kyle McAllister serve as faculty sponsors. Student officers include Vincent Villani, president; Ethan Lilie, vice president; Eva Wolfe, secretary; Vignya Dontu, historian; and, Michel Malda, treasurer.

The organization's mission is to inspire interest, develop strong scholarship, and promote enjoyment of mathematics for high school and two-year college students.
School Board Schedule

Board Workshop: 2017-18 Student Data
6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., Thursday, November 8
Administration Board Room 
 
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8
HS Theater Room
 
Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday, November 12
Administration Board Room
 
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 15
HS Theater Room
 
Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m., Monday, November 19
Administration Board Room
Calendar Reminders
  
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
Turn Clocks Back One Hour

Sunday, Nov
ember 4 

SCHOOL IN SESSION
ES EVENING
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Thursday, November 15

HS/MS/IS/ES EARLY DISMISSAL HALF DAY IN-SERVICE
ES EVENING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Monday, November 19


HS/MS/IS NO SCHOOL FULL DAY IN-SERVICE 
ES NO SCHOOL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES 
Tuesday, November 20

HS/MS/IS/ES NO SCHOOL STUDENTS & TEACHERS
OFFICES ARE OPEN 
Wednesday, November 21

HOLIDAY BREAK - HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 
Thursday, November 22, through Monday, November 26

SCHOOL RESUMES 
Tuesday, November 27 

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