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NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!
Due to significant anticipated teacher absences, DPS is canceling all classes for TOMORROW, Friday, April 27. The day was originally planned as an early-release day to accommodate the many educators statewide who are gathering to rally at the Capitol for increased school funding. But given the number of teachers planning to take the entire day off, DPS did not believe it could sufficiently staff schools even for a half-day. This is the case with most of our surrounding districts as well. Related to the closings, please note the following:
Middle school athletic games are also canceled. Check in with your student's coach for the latest updates.
The 34th Annual Shakespeare Festival will continue as scheduled.
More information will be shared soon regarding transportation for families on April 27.
With apologies for the inconvenience, in light of DPS canceling classes on Friday, April 27, we are postponing the DCIS Celebration until August, to coincide with our Welcome Back Taco Night. We'll have all the details available at registration in early August.
The Reunion/Auditorium Dedication will still take place this Saturday, April 28, 5:30–8 pm. Hope to see you there for this very special event.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK ...
DCIS Foundation Passport Dinner:Thursday, April 26, 6–8 pm, Museum of Nature & Science
NO SCHOOL: Friday, April 27
DCIS Reunion/Auditorium Dedication: Saturday, April 28, 5:30–8 pm, DCIS
Coffee with the Principal (in English): Wednesday, May 2, 8:15–9:15 am, DCIS Community Room (103)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR ...
DPS Superintendent-Parent Forum: Family Leadership Awards and Conversation with Board of Education Members, Thursday, May 3, 9:30–11:30 am, PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver; register here
Dine Out for DCIS PTSA: Thursday, May 10, 4–8 pm, Chipotle, 550 Broadway, Denver (50% of proceeds benefit the PTSA!)
"Navigating Adolescence" Parent Presentation/PTSA Meeting: Thursday, May 10, 6–7:30 pm, featuring Larry Botnick, MSW, LCSW, a DPS social worker
DCIS Powwow: Friday, May 11
Drama Club Banquet: Friday, May 11
Prom: Saturday, May 12, 8 pm–midnight
CSC Meeting: Tuesday, May 15, 4–6 pm, DCIS Community Room (103)
Café con la directora (en español): Wednesday, May 16, 8:45–9:45 am, DCIS Community Room (103)
Senior Awards Night & Dinner Reception: Thursday, May 17, 6–8 pm
Senior Checkout Days (last day for seniors): Friday, May 18
Graduation: Thursday, May 24, 6–8 pm, Newman Center for the Performing Arts at University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver
Final Exams (Green Day): Friday, May 25
NO SCHOOL: Monday, May 28, Memorial Day
Final Exams (Blue Day): Tuesday, May 29
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR GRADES 8–11: Tuesday, May 29
8th Grade Continuation: Tuesday, May 29, 6–8 pm, DCIS Auditorium
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for GRADES 6–7, Field Day, Final Exams Makeup Day: Wednesday, May 30
SHOW OUR STAFF SOME LOVE!
Please join your fellow parents and show some love to the awesome staff at DCIS. DCIS staff members work long hours and go way above and beyond for our students every day. Let's all pitch in and let them know THEY ROCK!!
The PTSA is collecting gift cards to distribute to staff during Staff Appreciation Week, May 7-11, AND we're hosting a breakfast for them on Friday, June 1, their last day of the school year. Here's how you can help:
GIFT CARD SHOWER: Drop off one or more gift cards in the collection box in the front office by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4 — please bring cards in the amounts of $5, $10 or $15. Monetary donations can also be made here, which the PTSA will use to purchase gift cards.
STAFF BREAKFAST: DCIS has asked that the staff appreciation breakfast be the last day of the year for staff, on Friday, June 1. Please sign up to provide tasty treats for the staff to share at the breakfast (nonperishable items can be dropped off earlier in the week). You can sign up here.
Thank you to everyone who purchased items off of our Wish List for Prom! Thanks to your generosity, ALL of the items on the list have been donated, which will greatly help the Student Council create a more affordable prom so that every student can attend. We can always use extra hands to help set up on prom day. If you would like to help with setup, please email Student Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES ...
BAKERY INTERNSHIP Have nothing to do over the summer? Want to learn the ins and outs of a business? Intern at Azucar Bakery! Email email@example.com for an application or inquiries. Or find Sabine Hoff (11th grade) in Mr. Rounds' room (223) during advisement.
STEM ACADEMY DCIS FUNDRAISER AND FAMILY DISCOUNT Silicon STEM Academy is offering DCIS families a 5% discount when registering for its award-winning Summer STEM Camps (ages 8-18). As a bonus, for every camp registration, DCIS will receive $25! This is an easy way to raise money for our school while getting a great deal on STEM camps for your kids! To register, use coupon code DCISBAKER at checkout.To learn more, visit the website here, view the flyer here or call 303-800-0011 for more information.
LOW-COST AND FREE CAMPS/ACTIVITIES With summer vacation quickly approaching, many parents are tasked with the overwhelming responsibility of making sure their children are safe, fed and well cared for. In addition, you want to find something for your child to do that is low cost (or better yet, free!), and will match their hobbies and interests. This may seem like an impossible task, but DenverRAP has made life a little easier for you with a list of low-cost and free summer camps and activities for Denver youth. For the full list, visit this site.
STEAM! CHILDREN'S THEATRE PROJECT
Join DCIS's own Caroline Kerswill and several other great educators at Sky Vista Middle School for a summer program that focuses on proving the relevance of theatre arts in a STEM-focused world. At this science center with an arts education emphasis, students will create original theatre productions based on stories that need to be told in our community. Our mission is to provide young adults with the opportunity to make genuine connections with valuable content to help them grow in self-discovery, confidence and citizenship. Click here for more information and to register.
STUDENTS SEEKING HELP WITH POWWOW
The Native American Student Alliance Club at Denver Center for International Studies will be hosting a powwow (a social gathering for sharing culture and dance) on May 11, 2–6 pm, in the courtyard on the DCIS campus. This powwow will allow Native American students to share their culture and dance with staff, students and their families as well as the community. If you'd like to help out in raising funds to support this effort, check out the club's gofundme pagehere.
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