Thursday, August 16, 2018

DCIS Connect Newsletter-Back to School!

Weekly Newsletter for Parents, Staff and Students


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


  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 20
  • Parent Breakfast: Monday, August 20, 8 am, Cafeteria, hosted in Spanish with English translation
  • DCIS Boys Soccer Camp: Tuesday, Aug 21, Thurs Aug 23 and Friday Aug 24
  • Spain & Morocco Trip Meeting: Wednesday, August 22, 6pm
  • Taco Night/Silent Auction: Friday, August 24, 3-7 pm, DCIS
  • 10th Grade Canyonlands Meeting: Friday, August 24, 6pm, DCIS Auditorium


  • PTSA Board Meeting: Sunday, September 9, 9-11 am, Einstein's at 6th and Broadway, all are welcome
  • Back to School Night: Wednesday, September 12, 6-7:30 pm, DCIS Auditorium and classrooms
  • Open Houses for Prospective Students: September 13 and 19, 8-9:15 am, 
  • Spain & Morocco Trip Meeting: Wednesday, August 22, 6pm
  • DCIS Travel Fair: Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 pm-7:00 pm, DCIS Gym
  • PTSA Meeting: Wednesday, September 26, 6 pm, DCIS Cafeteria


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!


In conjunction with Taco Night on August 24th, the DCIS PTSA will have an internationally-focused silent auction with a number of items to bid on, including gift baskets from around the world (with local restaurant gift certificates); and global art, jewelry, and other decorative objects.  Like things from a little closer to home?  There are movie passes, more restaurant gift certificates, and even a two-night stay and spa package in Estes Park valued at almost $1200! So please come ready to shop to support classroom enrichment grants and other PTSA initiatives for DCIS.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the auction, please use the Taco Night RSVP and include your information on the last line letting them know that you can help.



Please only pick up and drop off your students on Delaware and Fox Streets past the parking lot driveways. We also request that students only exit the vehicle curbside and on the school side of the street, meaning that if you are driving north you drop off your student on Fox St. between 5th and 6th; if you are driving south, you drop off your student on Delaware St. between 5th and 6th.  Click here for a map.

Please do not drop your students off in the DCIS parking lots on either the south or east sides of the school, nor on 6th Ave. This is a safety hazard, and our DCIS community strives to keep our students, staff, and parents safe!

Please feel free to contact the main office at if you need any clarification or if you have any other questions or concerns, and we thank you in advance for following our safety protocol.


For information on yellow school bus transportation, check out the DPS Transportation Website.


Canyonlands t-shirt are here! Please help us send ALL our 10th grade students to Canyonlands, Utah for a school trip scheduled for April 22 to April 26, 2019.  These one-of-a-kind t-shirts, designed by DCIS student Trong Pham, can be worn by ANYONE (not just Canyonland students) and cost $20 each.

BUY YOUR TEACHER A T-SHIRT! Please contact dcisptsapresident AT to buy the teacher of your choice a Canyonlands t-shirt, we are happy to deliver them one in just the right size!

Reminder: Join Mr. Saller and Ms. Sandlin for an update about the 10th Grade Travel Week to Canyonlands, UT scheduled for April 22 – 26, 2019. They will have important information about FUNDRAISING and Payment Options. We will also be looking for volunteers for the "Dads and their Brats" Canyonlands BBQ Fundraiser on Wed., Sept. 26, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM at the DCIS TRAVEL FAIR.

Ms. Hoffman and Mr. San Andres with their beautiful Canyonlands t-shirts!


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.


Some important dates and information for boys soccer this fall:
  • We will hold a camp the first week back. This will be Tuesday, 8/21, Thursday 8/23, and Friday 8/24. Final player placement will occur this week.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8/25 and 26 coaching staff will make phone calls to players to inform them of their placement.
  • We will NOT make cuts. Every middle school boy who comes out will be placed either on and A team or a B team.
  • Both teams will play matches against other schools
  • Training/Practice schedule will be finalized after player placement. We will train twice per week.
  • Players can sign up for camp by emailing me or completing the tryouts form found here:
  • Every player must have a physical on file with coaching staff by the first game, on September 6.
  • Full league and game schedule can be found here: and is subject to change
  • There is a $25 participation fee
  • We will have a full coaching staff, including Coach Munoz (USSF National D coaching license) Coach Huntzinger, and Coach Grossman (collegiate ex-player and coach) dedicated to having fun, growing in the game, and playing soccer for life.
Please reach out to me with any questions!

Keep an eye out here for more information regarding Cross Country, which starts soon and Girl's Volleyball and Boy's Flag Football, which start later in the fall.

PTSA ...

The DCIS PTSA welcomes any and all members of the DCIS community at their Board Meeting on September 9 at 9 am at the Einstein's at 6th and Broadway.  We had a lot of fun and got a lot of work done at our last meeting--come join us!

2018-19 PTSA Board: 

Marie Meyer (second from left)
Vice President: 
Karen Herbert (far right)
Andrew Watson (far left)
Lucy Rosas (third from left)


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

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