November 6th Dana Update

November 6th Dana Update
Posted on 11/06/2022

November Character Education

This month our Dana Mariner character education focuses on what it means to have gratitude and be grateful. Dana staff and counselors have been working with students to help them have gratitude for the things they have, not what they do not. We have shown students how gratitude leads to happiness. In addition, students will be filling out “Gratitude Grams” in their Language Arts classes during the month. They will think of someone they are grateful for, write a note to them, and deliver the gram, expressing their gratitude. Please promote gratitude at home. Focusing on all the positive things you have in your life will lead to a more positive outlook. Check out our student created broadcast for more information. Click here to watch the November Broadcast.

Congrats Dana Boys Basketball Team

Congratulations to the Dana Boys Basketball team who finished the season narrowly missing out to a team from another school consisting of 7th and 8th grade students. We are proud of you!

Tuesday, Nov. 8th FODAC Meeting

The Friends of Dana and Correia parent foundation is meeting in the Dana Library on November 8th from 6 to 7:00 PM. Please click this link for more information

Halloween Costume Contest Winners

We would like to thank the students who participated in our Halloween Costume Spirit Day on October 31th. See below for photos from our 1st and 2nd lunch costume contest winners!

Scary Molly

Padre Zombie

Heads In Jars

Edward Scissorhands

Pug in a Suit

Plague Doctor

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!

Save the Date Nov. 8th ASB Spirit Day - Opposite Day

Our next spirit day is Opposite Day! You can either wear clothes opposite from your style, wear your clothes backwards, wear opposite colors or patterns, etc. Interpretation of Opposite Day is up to you!

Friday, Nov. 11th - Veterans Day - No School

Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

Nov. 11: Community Dinner Night at Rubio's

Join us for a good cause with a side of tacos (fundraiser in support of FoDaC).

Come in and enjoy Rubio’s (Rosecrans location only) for coastal-inspired tacos, burritos, bowls and salads made with responsibly-sourced seafood, all-natural chicken or USDA Choice steak.


 Order online at or through the Rubio's mobile app, and enter coupon code "DONATE" at checkout or present this flyer for orders placed in the restaurant. Rubio's will donate 30% of the proceeds from your meal (alcohol & gift cards excluded) to FoDaC.

Elective Change Request Window Closes

The window for submitting an elective change request closed on 9/16/22.  Dana's Counseling Team will not be changing any student schedules for elective changes for the remainder of the 22-23 school year.  Students will be selecting their elective choices for the 23-24 school year in February. 

Friday, Nov. 18th - End of Second Grading Period

Progress Reports available December 2nd. Progress reports are viewed using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click this link to learn how to access and interpret a progress report.

Save the Date: December 2 FoDaC Family Movie Night

FoDaC invites Dana and Correia families and staff to this year's Winter Movieland featuring the movie Elf (rated PG). On the black top at Dana, and admission is free. Minors must be accompanied by an adult, with no drop-offs.


Doors open at 5:30, local middle school band Playing On the Freeway will take the stage at 5:45, and there will be a special appearance by Santa at 6pm. There will also be an ugly sweater contest, pizza, baked goods, hot cocoa, popcorn, and Dippin' Dots for sale.

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.

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 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.

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