October 22nd Update

October 22nd Update
Posted on 10/22/2022

Minimum Day Oct. 26-28 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dana Middle will conduct parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, October 26th. through Friday, October 28th. We will follow a minimum day schedule during these days. School will end at 12:35 PM.


School staff will reach out to families regarding our meeting schedule. We place a priority on meeting with children experiencing academic difficulties. This is due to the logistical challenges associated with the large number of students any given teacher works with during the six period day. Families requesting a conversation should communicate directly with the teacher.

Join The Dana SSC

We are looking for a parent who is inserted in joining our SSC for the 2022-23 school year. Please submit your name to Principal Irwin ([email protected]) by Friday, September 28, 2022. Our SSC meets in-person on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Click this link to learn more about this committee.

Next Dana Parent Night Out is Wednesday, October 26!

Get to know your middle school community! Join us at Northside Tavern on October 26 from 5-7pm for a parent happy hour. See details and specials in the FoDaC newsletter and/or Facebook group. 10% of proceeds goes back to FoDaC! Visit the FoDaC website for more information.

Halloween Grams Oct. 25-26

ASB will have Halloween Grams for sale out on the blacktop in the morning before school from 7:30 - 7:50am on October 25th and 26th. Students can purchase grams to treat a friend, teacher, or staff member.  Grams cost $.50 cents each and include a note with a treat.  They will be delivered to students at the end of period 6 on Friday, October 28.  

Halloween Costume Contest Oct. 31

As for the main event, there will be a costume contest on Monday, October 31. Students can wear their Halloween costumes to school on this day, and there will be a costume contest at both lunches! Winners will be determined based on the most original, the scariest, and the best

overall costume, so keep these in mind while making your costume! 

Costume Guidelines

Avoid excessive gore

No weapons

Nothing that promotes the use of illegal substances or activities

Costumes may not be derogatory or disrespectful. Please follow this link to learn more about why culture should not be a costume. Unsure if your costume meets these requirements? Please see Principal Irwin or Associate Principal Simon.

Have fun and come to school dressed in your favorite Halloween costume!

Congratulations to Dana Middle School Girls Basketball for a GREAT season!

The Dana Middle school 2022 girls’ basketball team finished their season on Saturday. We are very proud of these 6th grade students for having the courage to play against 7th and 8th grade teams. Each girl contributed their own set of special skills, a positive attitude, and exhibited incredible teamwork under Coach Curtis from Point Loma High School. Great job to Addison Espenschied, Ava Southworth, Brooke Holmes, Jamie Burger, Jessica Rall, Julia Matherne, Kaia Jacoway, Lily Holmes, Maggie Conquest, Penny Reyes, Presley Hollister, Sakura Nozaki, and Seraphina Bush.

ASB Fundraiser 10/25-11/15 - Cookie Dough

The ASB class is responsible for conducting our monthly spirit days. Most recently they organized Western Day where students dressed up in their favorite western wear and participated in fun lunch activities such as horse racing, ring toss, and western dancing..all while listening to music!

These events are made possible by our ASB fundraising activities. The Dana ASB is conducting a Mrs. Field’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser. Proceeds will be used for upcoming spirit days, dances, field day, and other fun activities throughout the school year. You can even order online! Cookie Dough order forms will be sent home on Tuesday, October 25th. Ask your child for the form and purchase cookie dough for your friends and family. Orders are due Tuesday, November 15th. Orders will arrive in time for the winter holidays. More information to come!

Nov. 3rd Principal Coffee

We would like to thank the parents who attended our Principal Coffee on September 1st. We discussed after school clubs, COVID, volunteering, start times, and honors program. Our next in-person Principal Coffee is scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd at 9 AM in Rm. 103. We plan on discussing SBAC scores and supports for military families. Please join us on November 3rd.

Nov. 3rd School Tour

Incoming students and parents are invited to participate in an in-person school tour. Meet with Principal Irwin and other staff members during a Q/A session. Explore the campus and tour the library and classrooms. Dana Middle School conducts school tours on the first Thursday of the month. Our afternoon tour is held from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Reservations are not necessary. Tours start in the front office. Students are welcome.

Click this link to learn more about Dana Middle.

Save the Date: December 2 FoDaC Family Movie Night

Once again, we'll host a family movie night for the families of Dana and Correia. Bring family and friends, blankets, and lawn chairs. Refreshments will be on sale. More information to follow.

Join the FoDsC Private Facebook Group

The private Friends of Dana and Correia group on Facebook is run by FoDaC volunteers who share important information and highlight school events. Join us!

Raise $$ for FoDaC While Shopping on Amazon

Use smile.amazon.com to raise money for the Friends of Dana and Correia Association

(FoDaC) when you shop. Amazon donates .5% of all eligible purchases. Select

“Friends of Dana and Correia Middle Schools” as your beneficiary. All funds go

directly to Dana & Correia.

Keep Track Of Events - View Our Online Event Calendar

Use our online calendar to keep track of events and happenings on campus. Bookmark this link today!

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