Calling all Volunteers - Dickinson Elementary Needs You. Find out how you can become involved with the PTO and our school at the Volunteer Breakfast this coming Friday, September 4 at 7:45 am in the Science Room.
You can join online at any time, simply click through to the Membership page for more information.
Your contribution will help fund field trips, new technology, playground equipment and other programs for our students and staff. There are a variety of levels with different benefits including free dress days, yearbook tickets to breakfast with Santa and more.
Join before 9-30-15 and your child could win these awesome prizes:
- 100% class participation—homework pass!
- Grade level with highest % of participation – free dress day!
- 1st class to 100% participation – ice cream with Dr. Mumphord & Sue the Dolphin!
In 2014-15, the Dickinson PTO collaborated with school administrators and local law enforcement, and purchased orange cones to help ensure a safer, more efficient "commute" for the morning car rider drop-off line. A big thank you to the Dickinson Cone Club (or the parents and their kids who spent a few minutes each morning, rain or shine, making sure the cones were set up and put away): The Akins, The Carrolls, The Cummings, The Fitzgeralds, The Selfs, The Shahins, The Thompsons, The Woodruffs and The Williams families. A special thank you to Coach Rice who was always on hand to award lots of Sports Dollars to those children who lent a helping hand setting up the cones with their parents.
For the past seven years, Sharon Doelling has served as Dickinson Elementary School’s Teacher Appreciation Chair. She brings creativity and thoughtfulness to every activity she plans, to include breakfast buffets, luncheons, weekly snacks and daily acts of kindness for Teacher Appreciation Week. She coordinates homemade breakfast casseroles, soups, salads, sides, desserts and more—and to top it off, she transforms the teacher’s lounge with her creative flair and beautiful decorations…one time she brought in a surf board to use as buffet table!
Thank you Dickinson families for your investment in the Dickinson PTO—you have gone over and beyond this year. Two very successful PTO fundraisers--the PTO Membership Drive and Monster Mash, along with spirit nights, box tops and more--raised approximately $40,000.
One of the primary goals of our PTO is to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Dickinson Elementary that are not otherwise provided for in the school corporate budgets. Dickinson PTO surveyed teachers and staff for a comprehensive school-wide "wish list"--and thanks to parents and business partners' participation in PTO fundraisers--wishes were granted! Dickinson PTO had the necessary funds to approve the entire $33,000 wish list and more!
Read more about the amazing purchases that were made, courtesy of your investment in the Dickinson PTO, by clicking through to 2014/15 Fund Disbursement.
In 2014-15, 250 Dickinson families joined the PTO and more than 4,000 volunteer hours have been logged. It's been a busy year at Dickinson...a big thank you for the support from the wonderful parent volunteers who make Dickinson teachers and faculty feel loved all year long through delicious homemade snacks, making copies, counting box tops, planning events and fundraisers and more!
To read more about the many teacher appreciation events, increased budgets, Volunteers of the Month and Year, and more..... click through to the Volunteers page.
Special Thanks to our 2014-15 event sponsors and business partners…through monetary and in-kind donations, spirit nights and fundraising programs, their generosity was an investment in the future of all Dickinson Elementary students!
The entire list of business partners for the year can be viewed by clicking through to the Business Partners page.
SCHOOL SUPPLY ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION
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Starting Now thru June 25th!
1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
2. Enter the school ID, DIC010 (3 letters/3 numbers)
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.
Orders will be charged tax and a $9 shipping fee on the 1st pack and $4 for any additional pack at checkout. School supplies will be shipped to your home, not the school, the week of August 12th. For questions, please contact Stacey Richards at email@example.com
Dickinson teachers inspire our children to love learning. Each month, Dickinson PTO recognizes one teacher who has gone above and beyond as nominated by a Dickinson parent. Teachers receive a $20 gift card, courtesy of Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro and Latin Grill and a front row parking space in the teacher's parking lot. During the school year we received lots of heartwarming nominations. Below is a list of teachers recognized during the 2014-15 school year:
September 2014: Coach Rice
October 2014: Mr. Ford
November 2014: Ms. Blair
December 2014: Ms. Tinker
January: Ms. Hopkins
February: Ms. Odom
March: Ms. Carver
April: Ms. Marlow
May: Ms. Wehring
Don’t miss the Dickinson PTO End of the Year Party! See the Sugar Land Skeeters take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Tuesday, June 2nd, starting at 7:05 p.m. at Constellation Field
$8.00 Discounted Field Box Tickets for Dickinson families
Hear Coach Rice sing The National Anthem
Teacher of the Year Ms. Love will throw out the 1st pitch
And following the game, all Dickinson kids in attendance have the chance to run the bases!
To purchase tickets complete the ticket order flyer that was sent home in your child’s folder or visit www.SugarLandSkeeters.com and use promo code “Dickinson.” Ticket sales are Monday, May 18-May 29th
Congratulations to the 2015-16 PTO Executive Board:
President - Stacey Richards VP 1 - Shannon Woodruff
Secretary - Heather Lovell Volunteer Coordinator - Paige Ruiz
Treasurer - Kelly Fitzgerald Reporter - Rhonda Randolph
If you, or someone you know, is interested in making a valuable contribution to our school, then one of the following positions might be just the right fit:
VP 2 – Spirit Wear
More details regarding each of these positions can be found on our website or contact Jill Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
“Thanks a Billion!” .... Target Kicks Off A New Teacher Appreciation Campaign ... As part of the social campaign, guests are encouraged to share a message of appreciation through Target’s Facebook page or the Thanks a Billion website, honoring a teacher who has made an impact on their life. When a guest submits a note of gratitude (certain terms & conditions apply), Target will donate $25 to the teacher’s school with the opportunity for each school to receive up to $25,000. But here’s the best part: Target won’t stop until it’s given away a grand total of $5 million.
Say Thank You to your teachers and earn $25 for Dickinson Elementary by clicking through to: