April 23rd Dana Update

April 23rd Dana Update
Posted on 04/23/2022

Dana Dash Jogathon April 28th - FODAC Event - Volunteers Needed!

Jogathon volunteers needed. Click this form for more information!

Our Dana Dash Jog-a-thon is the biggest FODAC fundraiser of the year. The money you donate will support your child’s education for the next four years.


ATTENTION MARINERS: Dana Dash is back on! We have confirmed Thursday April 28, and we STILL NEED YOUR HELP! 

This year we would love to bring back the spirit of community and make this event as collaborative and energetic as possible!


1. Community partners who'd like to advertise their business and support our students by hosting an activity session at this year's jog-a-thon!

2. Parents/aunts/uncles/cousins/friends/pets (ok not your pets): any human who is able to volunteer their time and patience to make sure this event is a success for our students!

Please consider sharing your time and talents by helping to make this the best jog-a-thon yet!

Click on the link below to sign-up or edit your original sign-up!! 

Jog A Thon Volunteer Form

UPDATE - Standardized Testing Dates

Our standardized testing calendar has been adjusted due to state-wide technical challenges. Click this link to learn more.

End Of Grading Period April 21st

P4 Progress Report grades available in PowerSchool April 29th. How are grades calculated? What is a citizenship GPA? What is the difference between a progress report and a report card? Click here to learn more.

New Mural Installation Complete

We are excited to announce the completion of a series of murals. Each staircase at Dana contains a series of quotes and murals associated with one of our five Point Loma Cluster Pointer Way Pillars. The quotes were selected by students in our ASB program. Artwork was provided by students from our art program. In order to celebrate spring, the artists hid a bunny in each mural. We would like to thank Victoria S, Miles M., and Sailor M. for donating their creative talent!

View partial examples from two staircases below.

Reward Activities & Eligibility Requirements

We are excited to announce an upcoming series of in-person reward activities for students:

  •  May 12th - 12:30 - 2:00 - Spring Dance in the Center Courtyard
  •  May 19th - Spring Musical in the Jackson Theater
  • May 31st - BMX assembly
  • June 14th - 6th Grade Field Day

These activities are put in place to reward students for making positive choices throughout the school year. Reward activity eligibility requirements can be found in the student planner or by clicking this link.

Save the Date Dana Math Night For Parents May 11th

This in-person event scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00 PM in the Dana library will give parents an opportunity to learn how to interpret their child’s DEMI math score. Parents will:

Learn about DEMI math assessment administered twice a year

  • Explore problems students are asked to solve
  • Gain an understanding of their child's math ability
  • Learn how they can support their child’s mathematical skills

We will provide your child's most recent DEMI scores and discuss best practices for supporting mathematics. Parents MUST pre-register for this event. Click this link to pre-register prior to May 6th. A digital version of this presentation will be made available to parents who cannot attend this in-person event at a later date.

Incoming Parent Breakfast May 24th

Come have fun at our informal in-person breakfast! Principal Irwin, Vice Principal Perkins, and Friends of Dana and Correia (FODAC) Directors will share all of the exciting ways Dana parents are involved with their child’s experience at the middle level. Refreshments and meet and greet starts at 9:00 AM. The presentation begins at 9:20 AM. Please sign-in at our front office. Click here to learn more about Dana Middle.

The Parent Breakfast is scheduled for May. The Friends of Dana and Correia Foundation meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5 PM. Visit the calendar for details.9:00 the meet and greet starts and 9:20 the meeting starts. At Dana - include the logo.

Save the Date Dana In Person Open House May 25th

Our In Person Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Parents and students may visit classrooms, check out projects, and chat with teachers during our free-flowing Spring event. Students will be performing in the center courtyard. An informational flyer will be distributed shortly. Join us for a fun Open House and show your support for Dana Middle School.

Join the FODAC 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!

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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