May 3rd Update

May 3rd Update
Posted on 05/03/2024

Preparing for the End of the School Year

  • If you have an AT&T hotspot checked out and no longer need it, it may be returned to the school library. Please return it in the box it came in. 
  • All textbooks and library books should be returned by May 31. 


  • Students keep laptops and chargers over the summer. They will be transferred in Destiny to the appropriate SDUSD school.
  • IF your child will not be attending (Dana or a) 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. 
  • 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. 

District Only Laptops for Testing 

Parents, please remind your student that they need to make sure their district issued laptops are charged and ready to go for state testing which will take place from 4/29 – 5/24.

2024-25 LCFF Income Survey 

San Diego Unified is launching the 2024-25 LCFF data collection on April 19 and will be using PowerSchool Parent Portal and SurveyMonkey. Parents may submit a response via either method, and note that an email from “[email protected] via” is legitimate. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

Purchase your Yearbook!

Parents!  Please register with School Cash Online using this link Welcome

SchoolCash Online is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children’s school fees. Now, with a few clicks, you can pay for your child’s yearbook, class trips and so much more from your own home.  All you have to do is register an account, attach your children’s names and in no time you will be able to make payments online.

From our Counselors

Dana Counselors are visiting English classrooms in May for an SEL presentation. The 5th graders will receive a lesson related to the May life-skill which is empathy and being accepting.  The lesson includes what makes a healthy friendship, practicing empathy skills, and dealing with bullying.  The 6th graders will be using the Xello platform for a career exploration lesson.  The lesson includes a survey that assesses student interests, provides students with an overview of their strengths, and lastly, a list of career matches.  We encourage you to have conversations with your students about their experiences with these lessons!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Dana School Counselor, Ms. Cox, is hosting an after-school counseling group, "Talk & Take Care," for Dana students during the month of May.  Students can choose to be in the Tuesday or Wednesday small group and are required to attend all four sessions.  The session topics are self-esteem, family, coping skills, and anxiety.  After four sessions, students will have practiced active listening skills, communication skills, empathy, self- care, mindfulness exercises, self-reflection, and self-awareness. At every session, students will earn a fidget toy and snacks will be provided!

Parents, please complete this form if your student is interested in participating in Talk & Take Care Counseling Groups and Ms. Cox will reach out to you with more information.  Limited space available.

Tuesday Sessions (Group A)

Session 1: Tuesday, May 7 @ 2:45-3:45

Session 2: Tuesday, May 14 @ 2:45-3:45

Session 3: Tuesday, May 21 @ 2:45-3:45

Session 4: Tuesday, May 28 @ 2:45-3:45

Wednesday Sessions (Group B)

Session 1: Wednesday, May 8 @ 2:45-3:45

Session 2: Wednesday, May 15 @ 2:45-3:45

Session 3: Wednesday, May 22 @ 2:45-3:45

Session 4: Wednesday, May 29 @ 2:45-3:45

Upcoming Dates in the Next Month

May 6 - 10,  Math Testing Window

May 8,  SSC School Site Council Meeting at 3:00 pm

May 13 - 24,  5th grade Science Testing Window

May 14,  FoDaC  Meeting at Dana Library at 6:00 pm

May 19 - 31,  Science Testing Window

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 4:00 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

From our Friends at FODAC

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