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MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE FEB. 13
The second-semester middle school dance will be Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will be $5, and students will need to have a signed permission slip in order to attend. Student Council requests donations of bottled water, snacks and parent chaperones if possible. Any questions should be directed to Ms. Rodriquez.
Drama Club Cinderella Auditions: Monday, Feb. 10, and Tuesday, Feb. 11, 3-4:30 pm
Middle School Dance: Thursday, Feb. 13, 6–8 pm
NO SCHOOL: Friday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 17
CSC Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Community Room
IMPORTANT FLYER APP CHANGES
YOU HAVE THE APP If you've had the Flyer app for a while, you might be wondering about that message you received via the app last week asking you to verify by tapping "I have a code."
The app now has new functionality enabled that ties it to your contact info in Infinite Campus and allows teachers and administrators to contact you directly via the app individually. By going through the verification process, you're giving the school permission to contact you through the app.
In conjunction with this new functionality, we had to split the app into a middle school app and a high school app. If you have kids at both levels, you'll need to be sure both are added to the app (see directions below).
YOU DON'T HAVE THE APP The Flyer app is a key way the school communicates with the DCIS community (not just parents, but also students, teachers and staff). If you haven't already downloaded it, please follow the steps below to set up your app correctly:
Once you've installed the app, enter your verification code, and you'll automatically be added to the school your child attends.
Tap the Language button on the bottom left of the screen to select your preferred language (if other than English).
Tap the school name to view school (and eventually group) content.
We are in the process of adding groups (grade levels, clubs, etc.) and will let you know when those are available. When they are (and once you're verified), you'll be able to tap the Groups icon at the bottom of the home page to add yourself to relevant groups to receive grade-level or activity-based messaging.
CIEE SCHOLARSHIPS If you or your child is interested in applying for any of the CIEE programs, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY! February 14 is the second application deadline for CIEE programs and scholarships. Students may apply for scholarships based on merit or merit and need. Discover their high-quality, intensive programs.
DCIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS Hey travelers, the DEADLINE for winter scholarship and grant applications is this Friday, Jan. 31, at midnight.
All information including orientation, forms, etc. can be found here.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE FAMILIES: CHANGE IN SCHOOL CHOICE POLICY
All 8th graders at DCIS will automatically be enrolled in 9th grade at DCIS unless they fill out the choice form indicating another choice (or choices). For the past several years, the reverse has been true — 8th graders were automatically enrolled in their neighborhood school and had to fill out a choice form with DCIS as their first choice in order to remain at DCIS for high school.
RAISE YOUR HAND...
CSC The most recent CSC meeting minutes are now available on the DCIS website. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a CSC member to discuss or attend a meeting the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm in the Community Room.
PTSA Looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can make an impact in the DCIS community? Consider joining the PTSA Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning next fall with the 2020-21 school year. We are recruiting individuals who are interested in running for the following officer positions: President, Vice President and Secretary. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lucy Rosas or call 602-315-6257. Elections will be held in March 2020.
TEACHER WISH LISTS We're still looking to fulfill the wishes of our teachers. Check out the wish list here. Please don't forget to go to smile.amazon.com before checkout and select our organization (search for DCIS PTSA) as your AmazonSmile under My Account. There is no cost to you, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the DCIS PTSA.
HERLEAD APPLICATIONS DUE FEB. 5
HERlead is a leadership program for sophomore and junior girls who want to make a difference. Through mentorships, grants and leadership training, HERlead inspires young women to begin their journey as the next generation of leaders. Apply by Wednesday, Feb. 5.
ARTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION ...
VISUAL ARTS Students who will be in high school in spring 2021 and are interested in a hands-on art travel excursion to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, during Spring Break 2021 are invited, with their parents, to an information meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 7:15 pm in the Art Room, room 117 (south end of the building). Spanish interpreter and refreshments provided!
High school students have just received art commissions from their DCIS clients and are learning experientially about the life of a commercial artist. Middle school students are getting ready to create visual worlds based on literature, and learning how to control media on various surfaces.
Also, the Art Club will again be selling cookies outside the Art Room right after school (2:55-3:10 pm) for $1 each; this week we have hand-painted cookies for Chinese New Year! Next week, the valentine cookies begin!
Auditions for "Cinderella" will be Monday, Feb. 10, and Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 3 to 4:30 pm. Sign-up sheets can be found outside the Auditorium. Callbacks will be on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 4:30 pm. Please have a minute-long monologue prepared, as well as a minute of a Broadway musical song prepared. See Mr. Edwards or Ms. Kerswill (returning on Feb. 3) if you have any questions!
The musical will be on Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9, at 6 pm. Mark your calendars!
JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS AGED 16+
The DPS Department of Extended Learning provides high-quality before- and after-school programming for Denver Public Schools and is looking for folks interested in helping with providing hands-on learning opportunities for children. Shift hours are available before and after school. Employees can earn between $13 and $15.75 per hour. For more information, email HR_extendedlearning@dpsk12.org or call 720-423-1959.
FROM THE OFFICE OF WHOLE CHILD SUPPORTS ...
ACTIVITY CALENDAR The DenverRAP Activity Calendar for the month of February is now available. This calendar provides information about free events happening in the Denver area. Additionally, check out our blog post that highlights family-friendly activities that are always free in Denver.
You can also have information about free activities happening in Denver sent directly to your phone by texting "DenverRAP" to 67076.
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