November 7th Dana Update

November 7th Dana Update
Posted on 11/07/2021

Tuesday, Nov. 9th - ASB Spirit Day...Turkey Day

Next Tuesday, November 9 is Dana's next spirit day.  ASB students chose to make it "Turkey Day - Wear Fall Colors Day".  There will be 2 easels set up on the upper field during both lunches for some pin-the-feather-in-the-turkey fun. 


Nov. 9th - FODAC Meeting @ Dana

Friends of Dana & Correia Middle Schools holds monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.  The next meeting is on November 9th, 2021 and will be held at the Dana library.  You can attend via zoom. Please use this link.  Passcode = 938821. If you are not receiving the newsletter but would like to, please email fodac.president@gmail.com and request to be added to the email list.

No School November 11th

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.

November Dana Mariner Broadcast - Gratitude!

Hello Dana Family. Here is a link to the Dana Mariner Broadcast for November. This takes the place of the grade level assemblies for the month. It is 11 minutes long and covers the following information:

  •  School News
  •  ASB Minute
  • ASB Spirit Day & Halloween Recap
  • Word of the Month:  Gratitude
  • Lifeskill of the Month: How to practice gratitude
  • Principal’s Message
  • Fun Questions for Dana Students
  • Dad Joke - Bad Joke Challenge

The word of the month is “Gratitude”. Watch the video for tips and tricks for how families can have a conversation about this important topic.

“Home Alone” Movie Night November 12th - RSVP Today! Volunteers Needed For This Event!

Please RSVP for the event using this form

Download our informational flyer.

Friends of Dana and Correia would like to invite you to the first fun community event! Dana Movie Night!

When: Friday, November 12 at 5:00pm

Where: Dana Middle School Blacktop

What: Fun Family event! With movie snacks and socializing (at 6 foot distance, of course)

Important Note:  THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT.  CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. We ask you to limit 3 Children per adult.  We need kids to be supervised, please.

Food & Drink: Pizza (Gluten Free Option available), Popcorn, Candy, and Drinks will be available to purchase to support the Friends of Dana and Correia.  So, plan to join us for dinner!

Bring your chairs or blankets and come to enjoy a movie under the stars with your friends!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to make this fun!  We will be sending out a sign up genius later this week, but think about how you may be able to help!  We will break into shifts so you and a spouse/friend can trade off and volunteer for an hour and have fun for the rest of the time.  Kids can volunteer as well, if accompanied by a parent.

We will be looking for volunteer teams/individuals to own or volunteer in the following jobs Please let Colleen Cook or Elissa Hoehn know that you are interested in helping out! At colleenjcook@gmail.com or elissahoehn@gmail.com.

  • Set up
  •  Pizza
  • Lost and Found
  • Check in
  • Popcorn
  • Drinks
  • Perimeter and Bathroom monitoring
  • Lighting and signage
  • Spirit/Logo Wear
  • Take down/Clean-up

Dana Logo wear will be available for purchase at Movie Night. Correia Logo wear coming soon! 

Follow The News w/ the Monthly Dana Newsletter

Having trouble staying up to date on campus events? Students in our multimedia design class have developed a one page informational flyer for parents. Click here to download.

Please Leave Birthday Cupcakes At Home

We have noticed an increase in students attempting to bring trays of cupcakes and cookies to school as part of their own birthday celebration. Please do not allow your child to do this. Cupcakes and cookies are unhealthy and cause a substantial disruption on campus. In addition, COVID protocols prohibit this behavior. Staff will confiscate cupcakes and cookies brought to school

COVID Update

Please remind your student about the following layers of mitigation and send them to school prepared:

  •  As the weather cools down, students should bring a jacket or wear appropriate clothes to school, as classroom windows will be left open.
  •  Wash hands or hand sanitize when entering school, before lunch, and after recess.
  • Facemasks should be worn over mouth and nose. Gators offer the least amount of protection and must be double layered, so they are not recommended.

Yearbooks For Sale Online!

Dana Middle has implemented a new online program for purchasing school-related items such as yearbooks and lost textbooks. The system is called School Cash Online and is approved by the SDUSD Finances Department. Parents must register for a School Cash Online account. The account will follow the student as they matriculate to Correia and Point Loma High School.

Dana families can reserve their copy of our 2021-22 yearbook using this system. Yearbooks are on sale for $32.00. Click this link for more information!

Parents wishing to use a traditional method for ordering yearbooks can contact Finance Secretary Theresa Jordan at tjordan@sandi.net for information on paying with cash or a check. Checks should be made payable to Dana Middle School ASB.

Students can also use this system to pay for lost textbooks. Please contact Theresa Jordan (tjordan@sandi.net) or Marta Thiele (mthiele@sandi.net) with questions.

Annual Giving Kick-Off Nov. 1st

Hello Dana and Correia Middle School Families! The Friends of Dana and Correia Middle Schools parent association is gearing up our annual giving campaign, and we hope this year will be our biggest fundraiser ever for our schools. The annual giving fundraiser kicks off Monday, November 1st and runs through Monday, November 29th and our goal is to raise $30,000! Click here for more information.


Dana Logowear Now Available!

Show your school spirit by rocking Dana t-shirts, trucker hats, and hoodies! Click this link to view our online store today. Purchased items will be delivered to your child through their ELA classroom. All proceeds go to support the Friends of Dana and Correia Middle Schools. Don’t forget every Friday at Dana is spirit day! Wear green or your favorite logowear! 

End of Semester 1 Progress 2 Nov. 19th

Progress report grades available in PowerSchool December 3rd. Click here to learn more.

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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