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Raise Your Hand

If you’re looking for ways to help the school beyond contributing to our Phoenix Fund or becoming involved with the PTSA or CSC, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find myriad ways to “raise your hand” by contributing your time and talents to one or more of our upcoming events and/or by donating to specific funds to support our teachers and school.

The Travel Center Fund, for example, arose to keep the school’s Travel Center open following budget cuts that eliminated its funding. The Travel Center offers a wealth of information on DCIS travel and travel-related resources. 

The Staff Wish List is a compilation of items our teachers would love to purchase for our students that fall outside the scope of their classroom budgets and that they can’t afford to purchase themselves. The list often includes links to the items on Amazon or another site, allowing donors to easily purchase the items and have them shipped to the school. Alternatively, donors can send a check to the school, made out to the PTSA and earmarked for the Staff Wish List, or donate online via PayPal (be sure to note in the “Add Special Instructions to the Seller” field that the donation is for the Staff Wish List). The PTSA will use the pooled monies to purchase the wish list items.

Finally, Donors Choose empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students. Our school has its own page on the Donors Choose website, where you can view current projects that need funding and past projects that have been funded. If you add DCIS to your list of favorite schools, you’ll be notified whenever a new project is added.