Weekly Student Bulletin


Weekly Student Bulletin

11/18/2020 to 12/1/2020


Thursday, November 19, is a Collaboration Day, school will end at 12:20pm.

Thanksgiving break is the week of November 23 to November 27.  School will resume on Monday, November 30.


Jersey Day:  Wednesday, November 18 is Jersey Day!  Wear any sports jersey to class and get Spirit Points for your grade level.


Can You Help – Canned food drive: “A Day of Giving,” will take place on Saturday, November 21st from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Denny’s parking lot (Santa Anita and Wheeler Ave).  Please see the attached flyer for more information and for the wish list from Foothill Unity Center.  There is also a link for those who want to make a monetary donation. Denny's will offer 20% off food orders during the event.  A Day of Giving flyer.


The middle school librarians are having a book club for all students in Arcadia. We are going to read by Shelley Pearsall (PIERCE-ALL), and have a live virtual meet with the author on December 9th.  Dana Librarian, Mrs Tarsala, is hoping to get books out to interested students before Thanksgiving break, so please contact her at ctarsala@ausd.net to check out books.  Shelly Pearsall flyer.


Recent chromebook issue:  A number of students have been reporting an annoying problem with their Chromebooks. They are working and suddenly the unit will go black and shut down. They restart. It happens again later in the day. And the next day. Unfortunately, changing out the Chromebook will not solve the problem. Fortunately, there is a suggestion for students who experience this problem – please keep your chromebook updated with the current version.  How to update chrome OS


Savers FunDrive:  Do you need to clean out your closets? Bring your gently used clothing and shoes to Dana Middle School from now until Jan 5th. Each bag collected turns into cash! Dana PTSA is hoping to raise $2,000 through the Savers FUNDrive event to help fill the gaps and fund the basic needs of our hard working teachers and amazing students.  Money donations are welcome at https://bit.ly/danaptsa2020fundrive

All donations are tax deductible. Please be sure to mark the donation bag with your student ID number to receive a donation receipt, and credit towards gratitude gifts. The bags can be dropped off in the front during normal school hours.  For questions call/text 626-662-2470.

No furniture, electronics or large items will be accepted.

Savers FunDrive flyer


inteGIRLS Fall Online Math Contest will take place Saturday, Nov 21st from 10am-1pm. The contest is designed to be both accessible to beginners and challenging for more practiced competitors. We encourage individuals of all experience levels to compete!  The contest will be taken in teams of up to 4 and consists of two rounds: Team and Relay. Students who don't have a full team may sign up individually, and they will be given the option to be grouped with other competitors.  Registration closes Nov 19th.

Any questions, please email to    sandiego@integirls.org, or via our Instagram, instagram.com/integirls.sandiego.


Registration and additional details are available on their website: sandiego.integirls.org/events/fall-con  

inteGIRLS Math Contest Flyer 


Attention all students!

Peer Tutoring has started on Thursday, October 1st. Tutors will be available On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 for you to drop in and get some help on homework, studying for tests, or strategies for overall school success. Visit the Dana homepage, Ms. Ary's counseling google classrooms, or her website for the meet links. See you there!

Tuesday link:  https://meet.google.com/fbb-uadz-qzk

Thursday link:  https://meet.google.com/yuv-pqpn-fdw




The AEF Video Contest is now in ACTION!

We are accepting videos now through November 15, 2020.  Semi-finalists will be posted on the AEF website by November 24, 2020 and the winner will be announced in mid-January 2021.  Videos previously submitted in the spring of 2020 will be included in the current contest. You must be a current AUSD student to participate in the video contest.

 ** Please visit our website at ArcadiaEdFoundation.org for complete rules under AEF Video Contest on the menu bar


Happy Birthday to

11/18   Travis Han and Nicole Tan

11/19   There are no birthdays today

11/20   Isabella Jiang, Justin Mar and Travor Mar

11/21    Rebecca Tsai

11/22   Hayley Luong and Charlie Wan

11/23   There are no birthdays today

11/24   Remy Phu and Kylie Yang

11/25   There are no birthdays today

11/26   Siya Lee, Justin Liao and Victoria Liao

11/27   Matthew Wang and Jenny Zhang

11/28   Elizabeth Chang and Julian Xi

11/29   Christopher Engl and Gavin Wong

11/30   Declan Miller and Tejas Patel

12/1     Aaliyah Omar


Have a Great Week &

Happy Thanksgiving Break!