DASH family and friends,
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.
Looking forward to seeing you this week,
Membership, DASH PTSA
Dear Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the PTSA Board, it is with great excitement and privilege that I welcome you to a new year at DASH. The PTSA’s mission is to have a positive impact on students’ educational and cultural experiences at DASH, and as you will find in the attached, we do this in a variety of ways – most importantly – with your collective support.
High on our priority of deliverables is the sharing of key information with parents to help them and their children navigate the ‘twists and turns’ of high school – particularly a high-performance magnet high school with a national reputation for excellence.
Outside of the unmatched quality of our teachers and administrators (recently earning the distinction of “Principal of the Year”), this is what separates DASH from the rest:
- consistently top-ranked by leading national publications
- exceptional scholarship track record (nearly $20 million annually)
- private portfolio day and onsite visits from dozens of top colleges
- successful advanced placement, dual-enrollment and internship programs
- coveted fashion show and film festival
- one-of-kind summer pre-college program in New York
- architecture/industrial and graphic design competition and scholarship program
- collaboration with major corporations, brands and universities
- recipient of numerous prestigious student awards
- a strong alumni network
This type of success truly “takes a village” and like any accomplished organization, the PTSA is only as strong as its membership – please consider joining us today. We are taking a very innovative and passionate approach to funding and programing this year and I challenge each of you to think about how you can contribute to your school, as you review the attached materials.
Once again, welcome and please do not hesitate to contact our board members or myself for any reason.
William Sancho, President, DASH PTSA
P.S. Our Open House is on Thursday, October 4th, 6pm – 8pm. Please plan on attending!