May 17th Update

May 17th Update
Posted on 05/17/2024

SAVE THE DATE for Dana’s Open House,

Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00-6:30 pm

Our last concert performance of the year is coming up!  

Spring Concert: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

6:00 PM

Dana Auditorium 

We are looking forward to showing you the work we have done as a department this year.   Please invite any who may be interested in seeing the awesome things our students have done.   

Student Call Time: 5:30 PM 

Dress Code: 

  • Advanced Band, Beginning Band, Guitar: Dress white top, black dress bottom, black shoes, black socks
  • Orchestra: Black dress top, black dress bottom, black shoes, black socks 

Please share with anyone who may be interested in hearing the wonderful music your students have been making!

End of the School Year Reminders!

  • Students: login to Destiny and click the My Info tab to see what items have been borrowed from Dana Middle School. checked out items to the library!
  • Return ALL textbooks and library books to the Library from May 28 through May 31.
  • Students: If you have lost a library book or textbook please go to the library to receive a printout and directions on how to make a donation to replace a lost item. Donations will be accepted with the assistance of our financial clerk. 
  • If you have an AT&T hotspot checked out and no longer need it, please return it in the box it came in to the school library. 


  • Students keep laptops and chargers over the summer. Laptop assignments will be transferred in Destiny to the appropriate SDUSD school.
  • IF your child will not be attending Dana OR another SDUSD school next year, please return the laptop and charger upon withdrawal from Dana at the end of the year. If not returned, the device will be locked / disabled. 

End of Year Activities and Privileges

As the 2023/24 school year comes to a close, we want to remind parents to share with their students the importance of showing up as “their best selves” every day at school. This is important as we move into the tail end of the school year and students begin to prepare for the summer.  We have a number of end of the year activities that students have access to as privileges within the school. Any consistent disruptive behavior, or consistent lack of appropriate school citizenship may result in the loss of these privileges. 

  • May 28, 2024  Staff vs Student Dodgeball Game
  • May 30, 2024 12:45-2:15 End of School Year Dance
  • Last Day School, June 6th: 
    • 6th Grade Field Day Activities- Parents/Guardians- there will be a google form emailed to on Monday. Please complete the form so that your child (if eligible) can participate in the Field Day Activities. This form closes on May 30. Your child will not be able to participate in certain activities if this form is not completed. 
    • 5th Grade End of Year Games, Yearbook and Community Activities 

Musical Theatre Camp at Dana Middle - June 12 through July 12 

Join La Jolla Playhouse in a fun and exciting summer of creating a musical theatre performance together! Diving into the fun and exciting tale, Junie B. Jones, JR, students will participate in ensemble-building theatre exercises to act, sing, dance, and even help create the sets, props, and costumes to perform in a show at the end of summer for friends and family.  

Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones in this hilarious adaptation of Barbara Park’s beloved series.  Through this engaging exploration of theatre, students will collaborate, develop empathy through the magic of storytelling, and grow confidence in a safe and supportive environment!  June 12-July 12, M-F, 12:00-5:00 pm.

General registration opens Monday, May 13th and space is limited.  To register, visit:

Important Dates for Next School Year 2024/25

6th Grade Orientation:

August 9th 8:30-10:00

5th Grade Orientation: 

August 9th, 11:00-12:30

First Day of School: August 12th

  • 7:30 Campus Opens
  • 7:55 - First Bell
  • 8:00 - School Starts

Back to School Night: 

Wednesday, September 4 4:30-6:30

School Picture Day

Wednesday, September 18th

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 9, 10, 11- Minimum Days

Upcoming Dates in the Next Month

May 22,  Dana Open House at 5:00 pm

May 22,  School Site Council Meeting at 3:00 pm

May 22,  Site Governance Team Meeting at 3:00 pm

May 27,  Memorial Day, NO School

May 29,  Spring Concert in Dana Auditorium at 6:00 pm

May 30,  Spring Dance from 12:45 - 2:15 pm

May 31,  Spirit Day - Tropical Beach Day

June 1,  Soapy Joe’s Fundraiser, see flyer below

June 6,  Last Day of School!  Minimum Day

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