** BLACK FRIDAY PAPER DRIVE **

Looking for a BIG way to help the school with little effort or cost? This may be the perfect opportunity!

The school perpetually runs low on copy paper, and given that a case can run around $40, those costs can quickly add up. In at least the past three years, Staples has run a Black Friday sale on copy paper where you pay the full price up front, then submit the rebate (super easy to do online). The net cost of the paper is $10/case, and you get your rebate in the form of a Visa card.

We won’t know until the wee hours of Black Friday whether they’re still running the sale (or whether you can order online and have the paper shipped to the school), but we’ll send out a push notification via the app as soon as we can to let you know whether the sale is on and whether an online option is available.

If 50 people each donated a case of paper, that would go a long way toward greatly helping the school. Stay tuned via the app for details!

DCIS Canned Food Drive

Please help support DCIS with our efforts to collect canned foods this holiday season.

We will be having a competition between advisements this year. Top middle school and high school class to bring canned foods in for our drive will receive a donut party on November 16th. Collection dates will be between November 7- 15th. Check out the flyer here!

Travel fair!

PLEASE JOIN US at the “Travel Fair: a showcase of opportunities for 4th to 12th grade students” on Wed., Sept. 26, 3-7 PM at DCIS Baker (574 W. 6th Ave., Denver, CO 80204). The Travel Fair is free and open to the public, with more than 20 exhibitors representing Gap Year, Travel, Study Abroad, Cultural Exchange, Language Immersion, and Service Opportunities. In addition, expect delicious food for sale! Join us for dinner 4-7PM. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1044000262427585/  and email dcis.community@gmail.com  with questions.  Exhibitors can register at https://goo.gl/forms/Oi5l5BHZ6bS1Nszz1  – See you at the Travel Fair!

PSAT/NMSQT Registration

Attention 11th graders! You can register to take the PSAT/ NMSQT test here at DCIS. The test date is October 10. Some thing to know:

The test is optional

The test will give you practice for the SAT this spring, and your score could qualify you for a chance at the prestigious National Merit Scholarship!

The cost of the test is $16, due in the office by the end of the day on September 12

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Seeks Members

The DCIS CSC is looking for two parents to serve on the committee for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. The CSC is composed of parent, staff and student representatives who work on the school improvement plan, evaluate school data, provide strategic direction for DCIS, and provide guidance on and evaluation of the school budget. Meetings take place monthly, and representatives serve two-year terms. Parents of students at all grade levels are welcome!

Please send an email by Thursday, Sept. 13, to parent member Jennifer Gentry with your name, email and a description of your interest in being part of the CSC. She’ll contact you with further details, and voting by the larger DCIS community will take place the following week. If you’d like more information about the CSC, please visit the CSC web page.

Back to School Night

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6-7:30 pm 

Potluck and Club Fair, 5-5:55 pm

Back to School Night will be a “Follow Your Student’s Schedule” format, with advisement repeated to give parents with more than one student an option to connect with both advisement teachers. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend Back to School Night along with their parents or guardians. Here’s the schedule:

5:00-5:55      Potluck Social in the Cafeteria (sign-up below)

5:30-5:55      Club Fair in the Main Hallway

6:00-6:15      Advisement Class (5th period) (grade-level expectations)

6:18-6:24      1st period

6:27-6:33      2nd period

6:36-6:42      3rd period

6:45-6:51      4th period

6:54-7:00      6th period

7:03-7:09      7th period

7:12-7:18      8th period

7:20-7:30      Advisement (5th period) (optional)

 

ABOUT THE POTLUCK SOCIAL + CLUB FAIR

Please join the PTSA from 5-5:55 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the school cafeteria for a social gathering. We will have a table for each grade so you can meet other parents with children in the same grade as yours.

The club fair will give students and parents an opportunity to explore the many club options available.

Please will you bring something to share? It can be something sweet or savory, store-bought or homemade, or something to drink. You can sign up here.

We will have maps of the school so you can plan your route between classes. The schedule allows only three minutes to get from one classroom to the next, so we will have to hustle!

Lastly, we’ll be selling Canyonlands T-shirts and hoodies.

See you Wednesday!

Join Us for Taco Night!

There will be games, a silent auction and more!! Friday, August 24th After-school activities for students will run from 3-5 pm; tacos serves from 5-7 pm; the silent auction will be open from 4-7 pm.

FREE tacos!

Chili cook-off!

Best dessert competition!

Fun games/activities!

Silent auction to support student enrichment activities!

Come to connect! Catch up with old friends, meet new ones, mingle with DCIS faculty and staff!

This not-to-be-misses event for all DCIS students, families and staff is a wonderful way to kick off the new school year. Hope to see you there!