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Students, Parents, Staff, Alumni, Families , and Friends,

 

The Dana PTO is selling T Shirts, Hoodies, and Zip Up Sweatshirts with a new Dana Logo for 2020. There is a limited stock available for immediate purchase in the Parent Center , Room 108.  If your size in not in stock we will order it for you and it should come  within the next 2 weeks. 

 

Show off your Mariner Pride and buy one today!

 

*PS look for future Dana Spirit Days on the calendar and a chance to win prizes*

 

Order forms attached below

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 1/16/20




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We want to send a big THANK YOU to ALL of you for making this such a successful event this year.  With your sponsorship, donations, and gifts we were able to  fulfill our list of families and make this Holiday one to remember for over 100 families.! The Dana Community is Amazing. Thank You is not enough to express our gratitude.#Danapride

 

If you would still like to contribute to the Healthy Start Program you can stop by the Counseling Office and drop off donations of gift cards or gas cards that can be given to the families as well.

 

If you are on Facebook , search Dana Website and there is a onlice link to Dana Meal Ticket Donations.

 

Thank You.

 

 

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 12/18/19




Audience: SAS Newsletter, Teachers, SAS, Homepage, About Us, Academics, Faculty & Staff, Glori Sestich, PE, Students, Parents, SAS Newsletter, Contact, PTO, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Faculty & Staff, PE, STEAM Magnet, PTO, STEAM Magnet, Academics, Contact, Students, About Us, Homepage and Parents

The Healthy Start Program here at Dana MS, with Yolanda Aranda as our coordinator is having our annual Adopt a Dana Family .Due to the amazing generosity of the Dana Community members and Staff this program can provide over 90 Dana Families with a holiday experience they otherwise would not have. Dana MS students and families that have been identified were able to make a "wish list" of wants and needs for the Holiday season.  If YOU would like to make a difference this year to a  family in need, please contact Yolanda @ 1310 241 -1117 or via email at yaranda@lausd.net.

In order to provide time to coordinate with recipient families, the deadline for sponsorship donations, is Friday , December 13th. 

If you cannot adopt a whole family but would like to make a donation, you can drop off gift cards, cash or checks to the main office or you can donate through Facebook under Dana Website.

Thank You from all of us at Dana MS. #Danapride

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 12/3/19




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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 11/18/19




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Take this survey to share what you think about your, and your child's experiences with Dana Middle School. 

Click on the Link to the left under Parent Links. Or click here

http://achieve.lausd.net/SchoolExperienceSurvey

 

*Survey is Open Now until December 6, 2019*

If you have any questions, contact our school at 310-241-1100 and ask for Elise De La Cruz

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 11/7/19




Audience: SAS Newsletter, Teachers, SAS, Homepage, About Us, Academics, Faculty & Staff, Glori Sestich, PE, Students, Parents, SAS Newsletter, Contact, PTO, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Faculty & Staff, PE, STEAM Magnet, PTO, STEAM Magnet, Academics, Contact, Students, About Us, Homepage and Parents

**Dates Extended until after the break- Due Dec 2nd 2019**

The Dana PTO is having their annual See's Candies Fundraiser Drive! The Drive will start Nov.4th and will run through Nov.22nd. The prices are the same as you would pay in the store and you do not need to travel to the mall. All proceeds come back to Dana MS!

*All order forms must be completed in full and money must be submitted by the due date of Nov.22nd. Checks can be made payable to Dana MS PTO.

*All candy orders will be delivered to the school the third week of December.

*Orders will be distributed to the students at the end of the school day.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Dana PTO (Danams.pto@gmail.com) or stop by the Parent Center.

The Dana PTO can also be found on Facebook under: Richard Henry Dana - remember to like and follow  Thank You!!!! 

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 11/5/19




Audience: Contact, PTO, SAS Newsletter, Faculty & Staff, SAS, PE, STEAM Magnet, Homepage, About Us, PTO, STEAM Magnet, Academics, Academics, Contact, Faculty & Staff, Students, About Us, Homepage, PE, Parents, Students, Parents and SAS Newsletter
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Posted by: Richelle Boller
Published: 10/25/19




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Thank you to all community members that attended the Coffee with the Principal session on Friday, September 27, in the library.

It was an engaging conversation about enrollment, instructional practice, school goals, and intervention philosophy, among other things.

If you were not able to attend, or would just like a copy of the slides presented, please click the link below for a downloadable PDF version of the presentation.

I look forward to future meetings and opportunities to collaborate.

 

Best,

 

Steve Gebhart

Principal

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 9/30/19




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  • Dana's PTO membership Drive is from 9/16/19- 10/11/19.
  • Hello Dana Mariners and families! We ask you to please join us in supporting our school.By participating in our Membership Drive, you help fund several programs and events here at Dana Middle School including our Art-To Grow-On Program, 8th grade lawn day celebration, and Teacher Appreciation Week . We are also able to contribute to our School Beautification Projects, Dana Families in Need and Top Sail, just to name a few. Our goal is to raise $ 10,000 each year to cover the cost of these programs. So far we have only reached 3.5% of our goal. Please consider making a donation and joining our Membership Drive so our students can continue enjoying these incredible programs. The cost to join is only$10.00 per family, but any amount is appreciated.
  • Volunteer help is Always welcome and needed , but by joining the PTO, you are under no obligation to volunteer. Please consider joining today! Your donation is tax-deductible. Thank You for your continued support!
  • The Dana PTO can be reached at Danams.pto@gmail.com. The Facebook page is Richard Henry Dana, and Instagram is: danamspto.
  • The first PTO meeting will be on Friday , October 11 @ 3:15pm in the Parent Center. Thank You.
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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 9/16/19




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Posted by: Steve Gebhart
Published: 8/19/19




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Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 13.

It was an enjoyable evening where new students were able to get information about processes and protocols at Dana MS, as well as participate in a self-guided tour of critical locations on campus.

For all community members that were not able to attend, or if you want to review the information again, please click the following link for a pdf version of all slides presented.

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Posted by: Steve Gebhart
Published: 8/15/19




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

Dana Middle School is partnering with Sharefest to provide students an opportunity to participate in a 4-week Youth Leadership Academy, from July 8 - August 12.

 

The academy will take place at San Pedro High's Olguin campus, with lunch and transportation from Dana Middle School provided.

 

If this sounds interesting, please click the link below for a flyer with more details and registration information.

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Posted by: Steve Gebhart
Published: 6/19/19




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

Dana Middle School pre-registration will take place the week of August 5th – 9th.

 

All new and returning students are required to pre-register in order to complete and submit various district and school-mandated forms and information.

 

The pre-registration process is critical to ensure that your student will have a complete and accurate schedule of classes the first day of school.

 

The daily pre-registration hours are 9:00am – 1:00pm; please refer to the following schedule for pre-registration dates:

 

  • Monday, August 5: Grade 6 (NON-MAGNET)
  • Tuesday, August 6: Grade 7 (NON-MAGNET)
  • Wednesday, August 7: Grade 8 (NON-MAGNET)
  • Thursday, August 8: MAGNET, Grades 7 and 8
  • Friday, August 9: MAGNET, Grade 6

 

If you have any questions regarding the pre-registration process, please contact the Dana Middle School Attendance Office at 310-241-1104.

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Posted by: Steve Gebhart
Published: 6/14/19




Audience: STEAM Magnet, Homepage, STEAM Magnet, Faculty & Staff, Students, Homepage, Parents, Students, Faculty & Staff, SAS and Parents

This issue includes a summer reading list for parents of gifted/talented students. The newsletter is also available on the Gifted/Talented Programs website. We look forward to seeing many of you at the 45th Annual Los Angeles City/County Conference on Gifted/Talented Education on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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Posted by: Wendy McNeny
Published: 6/3/19




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Please be advised that an update to the Dana MS skateboard policy will be sent home with all students on Thursday, May 2.

This policy details that no skateboards are allowed on campus, as well as the reasons.

If you did not receive a letter from your student, or if you want to review again, please click below for the full text of the letter.

Thank you.

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Posted by: Steve Gebhart
Published: 5/1/19




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Students can access the SBAC practice tests by clicking this link:

PRACTICE TEST

1. Select Student interface.

2. Sign in as GUEST.

3. Select grade level.

4. Select Smarter Balance Practice Test.

5. Take it as many times as you would like.

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Posted by: Wendy McNeny
Published: 4/19/19




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and SAS

Drop by Dana's library from 4:00 - 4:45 pm, prior to parent conferences, to learn about: 

  • Gifted/Talented Programs within LAUSD.

  • Characteristics of gifted learners.

  • Differentiated instruction.

  • How to support the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted learners.

  • Speak and collaborate with other parents.  

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Posted by: Wendy McNeny
Published: 3/19/19




Audience: Contact, PTO, SAS Newsletter, Faculty & Staff, PE, STEAM Magnet, Homepage, About Us, PTO, STEAM Magnet, Academics, Academics, Contact, Faculty & Staff, Students, About Us, Glori Sestich, Homepage, PE, Parents, Students, Parents and SAS Newsletter

         Parent Teacher Organization News:

 

National Teacher ( and Staff)  Appreciation week is coming soon . Monday May 6 through Friday May 10th. There will be a Thank You lunch in their honor on Thursday May 9th after school at 1:45 pm.

If you would like to volunteer of your time or donate an item toward this luncheon or raffle please go to:

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B44ADAA2BA4FC1-donations

 

You can also visit the parent center for a Sign up Sheet too.

If you have any questions , In the above link  you can  send a message to the coordinator of this event Leticia Page or Elizabeth Parker. Thank You.

 

You can also find up to date Dana PTO News on Facebook under

Richard Henry Dana or on Instagram: danamspto

 

                   SAVE the DATES:

                   Chicago for Ribs Family Night Thurs May 9th

                   Book Fair ( May 20-24 )

                   Yogurtland May 30 th 4-7pm

 

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 3/12/19




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Thank you to all community members that attended the Coffee with the Principal session on Friday, February 22, in the library.

It was an engaging conversation about campus operations (including attendance and beautification), the California Dashboard reporting system and testing, staffing, WASC, and campus support and intervention processes, among other topics.

If you were not able to attend, or would just like a copy of the slides presented, please click the link below for a downloadable PDF version of the presentation.

I look forward to future meetings and opportunities to collaborate.

 

Best,

 

Steve Gebhart

Principal

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Posted by: Steve Gebhart
Published: 2/24/19




Audience: Homepage, SAS Newsletter, Homepage and SAS Newsletter

LAUSD's Gifted/Talented Programs, Advanced Learning Options, is proud to announce the 10th Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference, scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019, at RFK Community Schools. There is no pre-registration required. The conference is from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with on-site registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Free childcare is provided.

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Posted by: Wendy McNeny
Published: 2/24/19




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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 2/10/19




Audience: SAS Newsletter, Teachers, Homepage, About Us, Academics, Faculty & Staff, Glori Sestich, PE, Students, Parents, SAS Newsletter, Contact, PTO, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Faculty & Staff, PE, STEAM Magnet, PTO, STEAM Magnet, Academics, Contact, Students, About Us, Homepage and Parents

 


If you are a parent that needs to set up Your Parent Portal account or if you already have an account but need you Parent PIN for verification, please contact our Parent Community Rep. Ms. Glori Sestich in the Parent Center @ 310 241-1151 do not leave a voice message it is under construction.

If no answer please email glori.sestich@lausd.net.

You must include YOUR full name and phone number, the students Full name and grade so that we can assist you .

You are Always welcome to come to the parent center as well, we are located in the main building on the first floor room 108. Any parent who does not have access to a computer at home is welcome to use our computer , we are here to help you.

#Danapride

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Posted by: Glori Sestich
Published: 2/10/19




Audience: SAS Newsletter, Teachers, Homepage, About Us, Academics, Faculty & Staff, PE, Students, Parents, SAS Newsletter, Contact, PTO, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Faculty & Staff, PE, STEAM Magnet, PTO, STEAM Magnet, Academics, Contact, Students, About Us, Homepage and Parents

Please join us on Friday, February 22, at 9:00am, in the Dana MS library for Coffee with the Principal, the first "with the Principal" session of the new semester.

 

Each of these sessions is a great opportunity to get instructional and operational updates directly from the principal, in addition to building relationships with fellow parents and community members.  Among the topics that will be discussed are: spring testing, the WASC visit, Dana Middle School's California Dashboard performance, campus operations (including beautification), and enrollment and staffing projections for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP to Glori Sestich, Dana MS Parent Rep, at glori.sestich@lausd.net, or call the parent center at 310-241-1151. Though RSVP is not mandatory, it is helpful in order to effectively plan and prepare for the session.

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Posted by: Steve Gebhart
Published: 1/30/19