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 Our Board has been noticing that some of our equipment for our students is outdated and we were lucky enough to be able to see what the college is using and get some great ideas to bring back to school.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.
Your PTSA is happy to report that 90 percent of families were able to attend the Open House held for parents at school last week. We all know how hard it is to come from all different parts of the county and beyond, but, then again, we know we have a smart group of parents who know how important it is to be involved in our children’s school. Why else would you have picked the greatest school for your child?
What a great segue to include a “gentle” reminder to join the PTSA and help us to offer your children the best education and high school experience possible! We are here to offer our collective talents and brainstorming, but without your participation both financially and physically we won’t be the best we can be. If you haven’t yet joined, here is the link.
Our teachers were awesome in their speed-dating style of trying to impart as much information about their class to the parents as possible in their allotted time. We know it wasn’t easy to do and appreciate the concise way they were able to impart so much in so little time!
It was fun to be able to put a face to the names which have already become familiar to us as parents!
Our school store did a great job of getting the sought-after DASH merchandise to our eager customer base. Please watch for new and exciting items to be available as the school year progresses.
We hope many of you were able to enjoy the beautiful pasta dinner put together for you by our hard-working hospitality arm of the PTSA. We know many folks come from work and we wanted to make sure you had a place to get something to eat.
DASH PTSA would like to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families. As you know Open House is scheduled for this coming Thursday October 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
The PTSA would like each of you to consider joining us this year and help us reach our goal of enrolling 90% of all families. Membership is $10 for each member including students. You’re welcome to enroll neighbors, Aunts, Grandparents etc. anyone who you believe may be of support to your child.
The PTSA has set a goal of communicating relevant dates for each grade level which will include pre-event notifications such as talking points concerning the event. This may be relative to applying for internships, scholarships to early college summer programs, tutoring assistance, mock interviews, upcycle events, SAT/ACT testing schedules and of course guidance for college and/or career goals.
But we can’t do this alone and to that end, neither can our students. We need your support and deeply encourage your involvement however small. Every parent learns so much just by being present and speaking to other parents.
This year, we are making it as easy as possible to join. We will have representatives greeting you as you arrive who will be capable of simply swiping your card or accepting your check or cash. No long forms to fill out taking precious time away from meeting your students teachers.
DASH, along with its faculty, have been recognized Nationally and by the State of Florida for its achievements and commitment to excellence. Join us as parents as we support their efforts.