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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DCIS Connect--Back to School Edition

Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students

Special Back-to-School Edition

(Leer en Español usar el traductor de Google aquí.)

HAPPENING THIS WEEK ...

  • 6th Grade Academy: Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 8-12 am
  • 9th Grade Academy: Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 8-12 am.
  • Registration: Thursday, August 9, 7:30 am-1:00 pm; Friday, August 10, 12:30-6:00 pm, DCIS Cafeteria
  • Open House for Prospective 9th/10th Graders: Thursday, August 9, 6:00-7:00 pm

MARK YOUR CALENDAR ...

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 20
  • Parent Breakfast: Monday, August 20, 8 am, Cafeteria, hosted in Spanish with English translation
  • Taco Night/Silent Auction: Friday, August 24, 3-7 pm, DCIS
  • 10th Grade Canyonlands Meeting: Friday, August 24, 6pm, DCIS Auditorium
  • Back to School Night: Wednesday, September 12, 6-7:30 pm, DCIS Auditorium and classrooms
  • PTSA Board Meeting: Sunday, September 9, 9-11 am, Einstein's at 6th and Broadway, all are welcome
  • DCIS Travel Fair: Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 pm-7:00 pm, DCIS Gym
  • PTSA Meeting: Wednesday, September 26, 6 pm, DCIS Cafeteria

REGISTRATION FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR ...

Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:30 am–1:00 pm, or Friday, Aug. 10, 12:30–6:00 pm. 

Stop by the school during these times to finish filling out your paperwork, pay fees, talk to a transportation representative if your student will be taking the bus and chat with the counselors regarding schedules.

If you are able to assist the PTSA with staffing a table at registration, please email dcis.connect@ptsa.com and let them know what time you can help.  Even if it's just for an hour or two before or after you register your own students, it would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

In-person registration is required. If you are out of town and unable to make it on either of those dates, please check in with the front office as soon as you are back in town. 
Up to date school supply list here.  On a desktop computer, there are tabs along the bottom for each grade level as well as electives and World Languages.  Tabs are across the top on a mobile device.
 

OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 9

OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE 9TH & 10TH GRADERS!

Do you know someone who is looking for a great high school option? It's not too late!!!  Please share the message below:

The Denver Center for International Studies is accepting 9th and 10th grade students who are interested in a quality education focusing on global issues, world cultures, world language proficiency, student self-advocacy and social justice. This could be the school for you!

Please come to our Open House on Thursday, August 9th from 6:00-7:00 PM at DCIS. We are located at 574 6th Avenue, on the corner of 6th Avenue and Delaware Street. (across from Denver Health). We will provide snacks, a short presentation, and answer any questions you may have. Call Assistant Principal Mario Giardiello on his cell phone at 720-666-1032 if you have any questions.

See you there!

PARENT BREAKFAST

DCIS PTSA will be sponsoring a back to school breakfast for parents on August 20 at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.  This breakfast will be hosted in Spanish, but is open to all and English translation will be provided.  Drop off your students, grab some breakfast and get to know your fellow DCIS families!

TRAVEL FAIR

Returning again this year will be our very own DCIS Travel Fair on September 26, 12:30-7:00 pm.   This travel fair is free and open to the public, so please help us spread the word.  Featuring a showcase of opportunities including Gap Year, Travel, Study Abroad, Cultural Exchange, Language Immersion and Service Opportunities.

The DCIS Foundation will have a scholarship workshop set up in the Community Room from 5-7:00 pm for DCIS students.

If you know of any vendors, in particular great service opportunities for students, please
email the organizers with contact information.

CONNECT ...

DCIS Website
DCIS Facebook Page
DCIS Parents Group (closed, non-school-sanctioned) on Facebook
DCIS Drama Club Facebook 
DCIS Travel Center Facebook
DCIS Foundation Facebook

 
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Please send questions or comments to dcis.connect@gmail.com
Every Thursday while school is in session, you'll receive this DCIS Connect newsletter in your email inbox to keep you up to date on all the events and happenings at our school. It's also available on the DCIS Connect app, which you can download at the Apple Store or Google Play.

If you don't wish to receive the newsletter, click the Unsubscribe link below. If you're receiving multiple copies of the newsletter, please email dcis.connect@gmail.com to report the problem; be sure to indicate your first and last name and preferred email address so we can update our records.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

DCIS Connect Newsletter (Last One for 2017-2018!)

Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students

End of 2017–2018 School Year

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!

(Leer en Español usar el traductor de Google aquí.)
**SAVE THE DATE**
 
PLEASE JOIN US ON FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 3–7 pm, at DCIS for our BACK TO SCHOOL TACO NIGHT/CARNIVAL/SILENT AUCTION. Those who came to Taco Night last year know it's not to be missed! More details to come over the summer, but be sure to mark your calendars NOW!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK ...

  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Friday, June 1, 7:30 am

MARK YOUR CALENDAR ...

  • 6th Grade Academy: Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 8-12 am
  • 9th Grade Academy: Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 8-12 am.
  • Registration: Thursday, August 9, 7:30 am-1:00 pm; Friday, August 10, 12:30-6:00 pm, DCIS Cafeteria
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 20
  • Taco Night/Carnival/Silent Auction: Friday, August 24, 3-7 pm, DCIS
  • 10th Grade Canyonlands Information Meeting: Friday, August 24, 6 pm, DCIS Auditorium
  • DCIS Travel Fair: Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 pm, DCIS Auditorium

REGISTRATION FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR ...


Registration for next school year will begin in August. Parents are encouraged to start the registration process online through the Parent Portal to fill out forms in advance of coming to the school on either Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:30 am–1:00 pm, or Friday, Aug. 10, 12:30–6:00 pm. 

In-person registration is required. If you are out of town and unable to make it on either of those dates, please check in with the front office as soon as you are back in town. You'll receive an email later this summer with more information and letting you know when online registration will open.
 SHOW YOUR LOVE 

Please show your love for our teachers by providing a tasty treat or beverage for the staff at the TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST on their last day of the school year, Friday, June 1, at 7:30 am in the DCIS Community Room (103).

You can sign up
here. Feel free to drop off nonperishable items earlier that week in the front office.

THANK YOU!

TRAVEL AND HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES ...


SPAIN AND MOROCCO WITH MS. BURNS If you are interested in a spring break trip to Spain and Morocco next year, please send your name, cell phone and email address for students and parents to Sonia Burns.

NORWEGIAN AND GERMAN STUDENTS SEEK HOSTS FOR NEXT YEAR
Sole, an amazing exchange student from Norway!
We are looking for a home for an amazing young man from Norway for the 2018-19 school year. Sole is an active guy and wants to live the American Dream to the fullest. He is a competitive free-ride skier back in Norway and may like to continue to ski here in Colorado. He really wants to come to Colorado.

Theo, a well-rounded exchange student from Germany!
We are  looking for a home for a fascinating young man from Germany for the 2018-19 school year. Theo is an open-minded guy and likes art, visiting museums, cooking and playing sports. He is perfect for Colorado as he loves the outdoors and also likes to ski, cycle and canoe. He wants to live the American Dream to the fullest.

EF High School Exchange Year students come fully insured with health insurance and their own spending money. Their American family would provide a bedroom to sleep in, meals at home and a loving home to call their own. Email Derek Chandler today to find out how you can make Sole's or Theo's American Dream come true. 


SHORT-TERM HOSTS NEEDED FOR JAPANESE AND IRAQI STUDENTS
Youth In Action, a group through which many of our students have spent time in Japan, is looking for host families for Japanese students for the weekend of Sept. 7-10. The students are from Denver's sister city, Yamagata, and a group comes here every year to study agriculture and do a short home stay. If you are interested in hosting, please contact JoAnne at 720-217-2160.

World Denver is looking for short-term host families for an Iraqi youth delegation July 11-25. WorldDenver is partnering with World Learning to host the U.S. State Department's 2018 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange program. Home stay hosts are needed for 11-12 high school-aged participants and one adult mentor. All speak English. Participants have programming Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; evenings and weekends are free for them to spend with their hosts. Daily pickups/drop-offs at MLK Jr. Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. (carpool opportunities available). If you are interested, please contact Gergana Kostadinova (720-330-9289).

COUNSELORS CORNER ...


COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS
Tami Schmidt: Middle School
Ted Brugman: 9th and 10th Grade
Melisa Springsteen: 11th and 12th Grade
 

CLASS OF 2018
  • Awarded more than $4 million in scholarships and grants!
  • 95% of our seniors are college ready
  • 77% are staying in Colorado, with most going to Metro State
  • 90% of the senior class completed the FAFSA
  • Total number of college applications submitted: 576
  • Total number of acceptances: 260

CONNECT ...

DCIS Website
DCIS Facebook Page
DCIS Parents Group (closed, non-school-sanctioned) on Facebook
DCIS Drama Club Facebook 
DCIS Travel Center Facebook
DCIS Foundation Facebook

 
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Please send questions or comments to dcis.connect@gmail.com
Every Thursday while school is in session, you'll receive this DCIS Connect newsletter in your email inbox to keep you up to date on all the events and happenings at our school. It's also available on the DCIS Connect app, which you can download at the Apple Store or Google Play.

If you don't wish to receive the newsletter, click the Unsubscribe link below. If you're receiving multiple copies of the newsletter, please email dcis.connect@gmail.com to report the problem; be sure to indicate your first and last name and preferred email address so we can update our records.

Newsletter submissions are due by 10 am on the Tuesday preceding the issue date. Email submissions to dcis.connect@gmail.com
Copyright © 2018 DCIS Connect Newsletter, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email newsletter because you are a member of the DCIS community. If you do not wish to receive the newsletter, please click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Our mailing address is:
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574 W. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

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