earbooks are now on sale for May 2016 delivery!! Yearbooks will ONLY be sold online so don't miss out on this special keepsake for your child! Price and deadline:
Early Bird Special $25 until 10/30
Price increase to $30 on 10/31
Deadline to order March 31
Click through to the Yearbook page
for full details on how to order, how to submit your love notes and photographs and the cool cover contest for 5th graders!
For those of you who missed out on the exciting announcement at Parent Night, the new fall fundraiser for the 2015-16 school year is Boosterthon. This is a fun and exciting in-school fun run that teaches kids about leadership and character. The event kicks off on November 18th with a pep rally, followed by week long lessons that are interactive and hands on, and ends with an in-school, pledge based fun-run on December 4th. Kids can win fun prizes throughout the week, minimal volunteer power is required, and it offers huge money raising potential for the school. The best part is all students get to participate regardless of the fundraising efforts. Sponsorships
Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for Boosterthon and Dickinson Elementary PTO would be honored to feature your company as a Dickinson PTO sponsor. Details regarding sponsorship opportunities can be found by clicking through to the Boosterthon
To learn more about Boosterthon at Dickinson click through to the Boosterthon
To learn more about Boosterthon, click on this link: boosterthonoverview.com.
Got Stuff…? Do you have extra stuff around the house? Sell it and make some extra cash by signing up to participate in the community-wide FALL garage sale sponsored by Dickinson Elementary PTO.
What: Dickinson Elementary PTO Tag Sale
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Dickinson Elementary Parking Lot
Click to download the Application Form
. Proceeds from the tag sale spaces benefit educational efforts at Dickinson Elementary school.
The Teacher Appreciation Committee coordinates the provision of snacks for the teachers' weekly team meetings on each Tuesday throughout the school year. There are 8 teams: K-5th, Specials, and Special Education.
Snacks can be cookies, brownies, cheese and crackers, fruit, chips, etc...nothing big just something easy. Sign up below to Bring Snacks for the Weekly Team Meetings
Simply select your team and sign up via the Mealtrain links below. Plan for 4-6 teachers, drop off your snack at the office on Tuesday morning by 8:30. Please remember to label with the team name and your name. Mealtrain snack sign-ups
Kindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th GradeSpecials
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. FUND DISBURSEMENT
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
SCHOOL SUPPLY ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION
Save time and money with EPI School Supply Packs. Avoid shopping hassles--no crowds or guesswork!Order Securely OnlineStarting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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