Welcome DASH for 2019-2020 School Year

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Dear Incoming & Current Members:

Design Architecture Senior High DASH PTSA

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! We are starting the year early with many activities.  First of all if you have not joined or paid your membership dues, please do ASAP so we can get you in our new Memberhub communication system for vital school communication. Membership dues can be paid by sending a check of $10+donations to the school made out to the DASH PTSA or our easy online payment system through Memberhub!


GENERAL BODY MEETING:  Thursday October 17 – 8:00am-10:00am  – Come Support the School and Students.  Meet the Principal for Coffee for updates. 


We are launching our successful SNAP RAISE Fundraiser on Oct 1st

Click Here to Donate:  SNAPRAISE

Hi DASH Fall Fundraiser 2019-20 parents and supporters!
We’re kicking off our fundraiser with Snap! Raise, the nation’s leading fundraising platform for groups,
clubs and teams.For the past five years, Snap! Raise has helped more than 35,000 groups in the U.S.
raise more than $400M in funding! I’m excited to get started and have one vital request.
I ask that you help your student identify at least 20 people they will reach out to via Snap! Raise, and
gather their email address prior to our team meeting on Thursday, September 26.
The list of 20 people should include many of your child’s biggest fans and needs to be completed in
full to ensure our campaign is set up for success. It is my hope and expectation that each student will
have a major impact on our program. Here are next steps:
• Help your student select at least 20 potential supporters
• Enter their names and correct email into the NOTES feature on your students’ phone
• Avoid using emails of teachers, peers of your students, or strangers
Here are 20 examples of people your student should consider adding at a minimum.
1. Parent(s)/Guardian #1 12. Family friend #1
2. Parent(s)/Guardian #2 13. Family friend #2
3. Grandma 14. Former coach
4. Grandpa 15. School alumni
5. Cousin(s) 16. Local business that knows you
6. Uncle(s) 17. Neighbor(s)
7. Aunt(s) 18. Parent co-worker(s)
8. Family doctor 19. Friends of parent
9. Orthodontist/dentist 20. Adult sibling(s)
10. Church/Social leader
11. Scout/troop leader

Thank you for all of your continued support of our program!





We are excited to announce a new and energetic PTSA Board:


President –  Sunil Ishairzay    intued@gmail.com
VP Fundraising –  Lynne Graubert  lgaubert@aol.com
Treasurer – Phyllis Kerr Quevedo  sofiaphyyl@yahoo.com
Recording Secretary –  Susan Toepfer  susantoepfer55@gmail.com
VP Membership –  Sema Alpaytac  semaalpaytac@gmail.com
 VP Volunteerism –  Cheryl Murillo  clmurillo35@yahoo.com
  VP Hospitality – Maria Byrd maria.f.byrd@gmail.com
  VP Communications & Social Media – Mely Vazquez de Ritter  melygabyvaz@hotmail.com
  VP Merchandise –  Kay Seymour kay@theprintdocs.com
  Student Wellness Committee –                       Karen Gonzalez
Thank you for your support  of DASH.

Warm regards,

Sunil Ishairzay


Coffee With a Cop

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Your PTSA members not only meet to discuss how to enhance your student’s experience at the school, but we also meet with various members of the community to discuss matters very important to our children as members of the community at large.

October 3rd was “Coffee with a Cop” day. Various members of the community came together to discuss matters which they wanted to discuss with the police present. Our parent member discussed security with the officers and discussed how best to prevent crime and stay safe both in and out of school.

Miami Dade

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DASH PTSA members Sunil and Sema were warmly received at a recent visit to Miami-Dade College. Our Board has been noticing that some of our equipment for our students is outdated and we were lucky enough to be able to see what the college is using and get some great ideas to bring back to school.

PTSA members were able to tour the MAGIC division, which is MDC’s animation design and game development area. In addition, the tour included the Fashion division, an EnTec – CIS Technology & Programming presentation and a tour of the Architecture and Interior Design division. We are so excited to be able to be exploring opportunities that our own local MDC has to offer to DASH students.