DANA MIDDLE SCHOOL
4/14/2021 - 4/16/2021
Attention all students: Habit 6: Synergize defines synergy as the result of people working together to achieve more. Synergizing is two people bringing their best ideas and then creating new ideas together. So, 1+1=3 or more! Sounds great, right? But what if there is a lack of trust? Without trust, synergy is not possible and relationships suffer. Think about the close relationships in your life. What is the trust factor of each? This week, commit to being more honest. See if that has an impact on your relationships.
In Person School starting next week: Welcome Back!!! We will have a staggered reopening next week for in-person students. In-person 8th graders will come back to campus on Tuesday, April 20th. 7th graders will join the 8th graders on Wednesday, April 21st. 6th graders will join the 8th and 7th graders on Thursday, April 22nd, and every Tuesday through Friday thereafter. In-person students will be allowed on campus no earlier than 8:15am, and must leave campus immediately at the end of the school day at 1pm (except for the Day Care students).
There will be two entrances open in the morning, one on First Avenue, and the other on Santa Anita Avenue. In-Person students will need to login for a daily pre-screening before leaving your homes (link: https://screening.ausd.net/); once arriving at Dana, you will go through a no-contact temperature check every morning before entering classes.
2021 Yearbook for sale: it's not too late! They are $35 each and can be ordered online through the Dana Webstore at dana.myschoolcentral.com. You can also drop off your payment at the Dana office during school hours. Don't miss out!!!
Dana’s Got Talent: Open to all interested students, take a picture or record your act at home and submit now through 4/18 to Talentshow@danaPTSA.com. Your act will be published to all student body on May 18th. One entry per student, and each entry is limited to 2 minutes.
Dana students! Don't forget that there are two upcoming virtual author visits at the end of April. On April 21st, graphic novel artist Jerry Craft will be with us. On April 28th, we are hosting John David Anderson, author of Finding Orion, Ms. Bixby's Last Day and a bunch of other great titles. This week I'll be sending out some links to your teachers about how to get a hold of their books so you can read them before the visits. If you want to RSVP and get the link for the Google Meets, just email Mrs. Tarsala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention 8th graders:
- AHS Science Olympiad (SO) is a team that competes in 23 events covering a wide spectrum of subjects such as astronomy, chemistry, physics, forensics, ecology, geology, earth science, computer science, etc. The competition includes written tests as well as hands-on laboratory exams, experimental design components, and building events, in which devices are constructed beforehand to complete given tasks.
If you're interested in joining a well-performing competitive team, a close community of science lovers, or are just interested in learning more science, please take a look at our info meeting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY9C5Rmbc_I) or check us out at our website (bit.ly/arcadiaso). We will also be holding a Q&A session on Monday, April 12, at 3:00 PM (https://meet.google.com/hjq-bxqr-jzr) If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
- If you are interested in trying out for Arcadia High’s Speech and Debate, please visit Google Classroom iwj7dfk for more information. The application process begins on April 1st. Speech and Debate Flyer
- If you missed AHS Dance information meeting, email Mrs. Young at firstname.lastname@example.org to get all of the important info you missed and to get put on the email list to receive upcoming information as well.
- For information about transitioning to Arcadia High, please visit their website, ahs.ausd.net, and click on the “Incoming Class of 2025” widget. Arcadia High’s Virtual Spring Preview Week will be April 12-16th from 3:00-7:00 pm. AHS Spring Preview Week Flyer
AEF Summer School: Arcadiaedfoundation.org
Registration is now open for all high school students.
Elementary and Middle School Registration will be open on Tuesday, March 30th at 9:00am.
Registration will close May 28th for Elementary, Middle, and High School (1st Session and 10 Credit Courses)
Happy Birthday to:
4/14 Dominic Benson
4/15 Nathan Chang
4/16 Nathanael Acker, Chantel Garcia, and Sebastian Torres
4/17 No birthdays today
4/18 Sheyenne Huang
Have a Wonderful Week!