Important DASH PTSA Dates



  • 01/13/2022 GENERAL MEETING #2
    • 7 PM
    • All parents and students welcome. Only PTSA members may vote.
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 8 42 18 85 45 38 // Passcode: 7 9 1 4 5 0 (no spaces)
  • 1/19 Wed: Parents Preview Night for DASH Portfolio Day
    • 6 pm, $10 donation
    • Despite rumors, this event is NOT CANCELLED.
  • 1/20 Thu: DASH Portfolio Day (students-only event at school)
  • 1/22 Sat: National Portfolio Day (at MDC)


  • 2/25 – Multicultural day (bring your costume! hot dish! music!)


  • 3/3 – PTSA General Membership Meeting #3
    • We begin the process to open nominations for empty board seats
  • 3/9 – Freshman Pin Ceremony
  • 3/10 – Sophomore Patch Ceremony
  • 3/14 – Spirit Week March 14-17
  • 3/18 – Field Day


  • 4/1 – Grad Bash
  • 4/5 – Ring Ceremony
  • 4/21 – Incoming Students Orientation


  • 05/19/2022 GENERAL MEETING and ELECTIONS #4
    • Elect a new slate of board officers
  • 5/20 – Prom
  • 5/25 – Awards Ceremony
  • 5/26 6 pm – Phantom Film Festival


  • 6/8 – Last Day of Classes

PTSA BOARD MEETINGS (open to board members only)

  • Tue, Jan 11, 2022 January Board Meeting 9am
  • Thu, Feb 8, 2022 February Board Meeting, 9am
  • Tue, Mar 8 March Board Meeting, 9am
  • Tue, Apr 19 April Board Meeting, 9am
  • Tue, May 17 May Board Meeting, 9am
  • Friday, June 10 Board meeting (off site, 7pm)

    note — July 1 New Board officially takes over


  • next opportunity is to be determined.


  • 1/17 – Federal Holiday (MLK Day)
  • 1/21 – Teacher Planning Day
  • 2/21 – Federal Holiday (Presidents Day)
  • 3/21 to 3/25 – Spring School Recess
  • 4/15 – Teacher Planning Day
  • 5/30 – Federal Holiday (Memorial Day)
  • 6/8 Wed – Last day of classes
  • 6/9 Thu – Teacher Planning Day
  • Graduation – to be determined.

MDCPS calendar 2021-22 (PDF)

Minutes for PTSA meetings are posted on upon approval by the board at its next meeting. (more…)

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year with DASH PTSA

Dear Parents and Students –  

Welcome back to school and to the 2021-22 academic year!  Please take a moment to learn about the PTSA at DASH, a powerful ally and unique resource in your educational experience. 

Here are some of the student-centered activities we supported last year –

  • CLEAN AIR:  Bought 49 high-power, long-duty air purifiers for DASH classrooms
  • SAFE SPACE:  Supplied gear to support safe distancing at lunchtime  
  • SCHOOL BOOSTERS:  Supported student and faculty in-school events, celebrations, activities


The PTSA School Store (located near the cafeteria) is your source for hoodies, tees, bags, stickers and gear.

  • It’s easy to shop here any time: … Pick up gear at the store.
  • We also sell gear at the school courtyard. This depends on volunteers so we’ll push out a schedule soon.
  • If you’ve ordered DASH hoodies, stickers or other merchandise, PTSA will contact you as soon as your order is fulfilled and can be picked up.
  • Pick up your paid orders at school. PLEASE make sure that FULL contact information is on your order. 🙏
  • If you need additional help, contact the merchandise director, Patricia Mahecha, via


Marisol Zamora is our Volunteer Coordinator. If you have some time to help with events, or if you’re good with audits or communications, drawing, decorating or baking, then we NEED YOU!  Email with your email and 


PTSA NEEDS YOU to support this mission – please join and please donate if you are able.  

  • Membership dues can be paid by sending a check of $10 per adult or student plus donations.
  • There are two easy ways to join or renew.
    • Join with the form attached to this letter. Then mail or drop off at the school, with a check made out to “DASH PTSA.”
    • Join ONLINE via the Memberhub Store – the easy online way to support PTSA.  Look for “Membership – Parent” for $10. 


We have four general membership meetings planned for this school year. The first is coming in October. If you’re interested in serving on our PTSA Board, please let me know (

On behalf of the 2021-22 PTSA Board, thank you for supporting DASH!


Robertson Adams, 
DASH PTSA 2021-22 president





2021-22 DASH Student Services

The Student Services Team members provide assistance to students and families with counseling, academic advisement, academic support, community resources, mental health referrals and resources, college assistance, crisis intervention counseling, mental health screenings, and more.