APEX FUN RUN IS TODAY
Today is the day for the big event, every student from ECE to 8th grade has a chance to participate. All of our friends and family have a chance to participate too by supporting our students with pledges. If you want to pledge today is the last day to do so. However, you can still make donations until Monday. Any donations should be turned into your students teacher. All the money raised will go to support technology and Field Studies at DGS. We hope everyone who is participating and supporting has great time today!
The parent workshop event has been cancelled for Saturday, January 28th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
DGS FAMILY DINNER NIGHT
When: Tuesday, January 31st
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mici Italian
ROUND 1 SCHOOL CHOICE CLOSING SOON
The choice process for 2017/2018 school year is closing soon. On January 31st before 4:00 pm is when all applications with appropriate paper work is due. Please note that applications can be done online with your parent portal account. ****Keep in mind that if your address has changed and you are now out of boundary, you will need to complete the choice process in order to have the opportunity to remain at DGS. Anyone interested in ECE and Kinder must complete an application.****
GET YOUR DGS GEAR
We now have an additional option for ordering DGS gear. It's an online store to get great DGS Sweatshirts, and T-shirts you want in the exact color and size you want. You can go online here to look at our options, Place an order and you can even pay online the website is secure. The online DGS Gear Store is now open and will remain open through Friday, February 10th. The merchandise will be available by late February. The school will also order some additional gear to have available throughout the spring. So check out the website and place your order before Feb 10th. Don't be left out!
There are two basketball games left for our Dragons! Today our game will be at Hamilton Middle School. On Thursday, February 2nd our final game will be at Place Bridge. Come by and cheer on the Boys and Girls Dragon Team!
Calling all 7th and 8th grade Football players.
If you want to play football in the spring tryouts are close approaching read more here.
If you have pre-ordered any of those cool DGS athletic shirts, they will be delivered in mid January. If you have any questions please email Ari Leventhal firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 DGS SKI CLUB
Ski and Snowboard Club still has space available and is looking for more participants. If you missed the initial deadline, but still want to participate in the next week’s trip on Friday, February 3, you can sign up today online in three minutes! This club gives students the opportunity to learn and enjoy skiing and snowboarding. This years trips to Loveland Ski Area will take place on Friday, Feb 3, Feb 24, and Mar 17. For more information click here. Direct any questions to email@example.com.
DGS AFTER SCHOOL SPANISH CLUB
Attention 3rd and 4th grade parents. DGS is re-opening our after school Spanish Elective to 3rd and 4th graders beginning on February 14th and ending May 18th. DGS teacher, Leah Kent, will teach this class from 3:45-4:40 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $3 per class for a total of $78. This sign-up sheet can be printed and returned to the main office with payment to sign up for the class. We will also have extra copies in the office.
SPRING DISCOVERY CAMP
Sign up for the Spring Discovery Camp on March 27th-30th. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Lunch will not be provided. If you have any questions regarding Spring Discovery Camp please contact Harvey Mccarthy.at Harvey_mccarthy@dpsk12.org.
DGS TOURS & SHADOW DAYS
Did you know that DGS offers tours and shadow days to families interested in DGS? Tours are on Mondays at 10:00 AM and Shadow Days are held on Wednesdays from 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM. To schedule a Tours and/or Shadow day, please contact the office at 720-424-7480.
This spring, Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) and George Washington High School are teaming up to install a brand new community garden! DUG operates more than 155 community gardens throughout the Denver metro area, including 40 school based community gardens. The GW Community Garden will cultivate gardeners, grow food, and nourish our community. A limited number of garden plots are available for community members to rent for $50 for the 2017 growing season and will rent quickly. Please contact Lisa Emerson at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to rent a plot.
DENVER URBAN GARDEN
The Denver Urban Garden Is Offering Free Seedlings To Families Who Qualify! Grow a Garden (formerly known as the Seeds & Transplants Program) ensures that in-need individuals, families, seniors and groups have access to the necessary seeds, seedlings, and know-how to grow a successful, productive vegetable garden. For more information click here and to apply by January 31st, see links. Para español haga clic aquí.
DGS PTA Budget has been approved. Thank you to our DGS Community for showing up and supporting our goals!
More opportunities for involvement: Do you want to join PTA but think you won't have time for meetings? Did you know that you can join us via video?! As per our bylaws, you can fully participate in our meetings electronically.
We need your input: Become a member: Pick up an envelope from one of our bulletin boards, enclosed payment and turn it into the PTA box in the main office or the middle school office.
Easy, Ongoing and EverGreen School Fundraisers (PTA's "EFS"): King Soopers gift cards are (always) here! The program is simple. We give you a gift card, you (re)load your card prior to making purchases with the money you already planned to spend. For example, if you were planning to spend $20 cash or credit, load your gift card instead then use it to complete your transaction. That's it! Funds are available immediately and our card comes preloaded with $5. DGS earns 5% for every $100 spent, so we ask that you spend at least $100 total per month.
Also, DGS is now a member of the Scrips Program which offers earnings from many other stores and includes an app with digital coupons.
STOCK SHOW TICKETS THROUGH DPS
Order National Western Stock show tickets through DPS and save $4. The National Western Stock show will also donate $2 to DPS per ticket sold. Click here for more information.
Some parents inquired about the days DGS does not have school. On most of these days, teachers are at school engaging in professional development and analyzing student work. At DGS, our calendar can sometimes differ from the district. As a reminder DPS will be off on Friday, February 3rd, while we are scheduled for a regular school day. However, we are scheduled to be off on Friday, February 17th, DPS is not. Please make sure you mark your calendars. To look over the DGS calendar click here.
DGS ATTENDANCE LINE
As cold and flu season kicks in, please remember to call the attendance line if your child will not be at school. Please leave a message stating the name and grade of your student, a phone number and the reason for the absence. Attendance line: 720-424-7499
DGS BACKPACK PROGRAM NEEDS YOUR HELP
Sandy Stewart, who is in charge of the DGS Back Pack Program, is in need of our help. Each Friday Sandy picks up, sets up and delivers fresh food to DGS families in need. She needs our help to keep this wonderful program up and running throughout this school year! Every Friday we need volunteers to help transport the fresh food, set it up in the science room, pack bags for families and deliver bags to some families that do not have transportation. Please click here to see volunteer slots below for details on dates, time frames and locations for the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year. Please note: When DGS Students do not have school on a Friday, there will be no fresh food deliveries. Thank you for your support!