Dublin Times

January 11-18, 2016

Upcoming Important Events

  • January 11 LEGO Club Celebration (4:00-6:00 PM) Cafeteria
  • January 11 Community Ed. Theater Class (4:00-5:00 PM) Media Center
  • January 11 Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:30-8:30 PM) Gym


  • January 12 Glee Club Rehearsal (8:00 AM)
  • January 12 PTA Hungry Howie's Pizza Day
  • January 12 Practice Lockdown Drill
  • January 12 Ski Club Parent Information Meeting (6:00 PM) Media Center
  • January 12 Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:30-8:30 PM) Gym
  • January 12 Cub Scouts (6:30-8:30 PM) Cafeteria


  • January 13 Kindergarten Field Trip-Marquis Theater
  • January 13 Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:30-8:30 PM) Gym


  • January 14 Girl Scouts (4:00-5:15 PM) Media Center
  • January 14 Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:30-8:30 PM) Gym


  • January 15 End of Second Marking Period
  • January 15 Family Access Closes on Skyward
  • January 15 PTA Family Bingo Night (6:30-8:30 PM) Dublin Cafeteria


  • January 18 NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (5:00-8:00 PM) WL Northern HS

PTA Family Bingo Night

Please join us for our annual PTA Family Bingo Night on Friday, January 15th. This fun event takes place in our cafeteria from 6:30-8:00 PM. The doors open at 6:00 PM and games begin at 6:30 PM. Concessions will be available for sale that evening. This is a free family event for our Dublin families. Hope to see you there!


Interested in helping that evening? We could use your help. Please sign up HERE!

Dublin Ski Club

The Dublin Ski and Snowboard Club is forming now! Mrs. Chapp will be our staff sponsor for this club again this year. Mrs. Chapp will be holding an informational meeting for parents on Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00 PM in the Media Center to give parents information about Ski Club. Information will be available in our main office if you cannot be at this meeting, and information will be sent via email too. If you have any questions related to Dublin's Ski-Snowboard Club, please contact Mrs. Chapp at bethchapp@wlcsd.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2016

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District invites the community to the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Walled Lake Northern High School (6000 Bogie Lake Road, Commerce, MI 48382) starting at 5 p.m.

The evening's events will include at a Multicultural Dinner complete with ethnic food from around the world prepared by different local restaurants from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an exhibition of student work from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The program will feature keynote speaker Reverend Faith Fowler, Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. Reverend Fowler will speak on the evening’s theme, “Seeing the World Through Different Eyes: A New Vision for Action.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will also include performances by student choirs, presentations by several students about their “Seeing the World Through Different Eyes” projects and recognition of this year’s Friend of Diversity Award recipients.

This event is free and open to the entire community to attend; however, we encourage everyone to bring donations of canned and boxed food for the Cass Community Social Services Food Pantry.

For more information, please call Alec Bender, Principal at Wixom Elementary, 248-956-3432.

Please click HERE for a fun video presentation of this event!

PBIS Stakeholder Survey

Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) has been thriving at Dublin for the past three years! We have also spent a lot of time teaching and learning Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.


It is important to us to continue to reflect and improve upon our work on behalf of our students and community. We have reached a point where we would like to solicit feedback from our families in order to move forward.


Please click HERE to provide your feedback about traits and mottos that are important to you.


Please complete this survey by Monday, January 18th, 2016.


Thank you for your input.

Hungry Howie's Pizza

Help support our school by buying pizza at Hungry Howies on Union Lake Road. Dublin will receive 10% of all sales on the following Tuesday dates:


January 12th

February 9th

March 8th

April 12th

May 10th


Call to order at 248-363-2050 or pick up.

Skyward Family Access and Report Cards

The second marking period officially ends on Friday, January 15th. Skyward Family Access closes for parents on Friday so that teachers may begin their work on report cards for the second marking period. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 18th for Records Day and MLK Jr. Day.


Report cards will be available for viewing by parents on Wednesday, January 27th. Please remember that report cards will not be printed for parents from school, so it is important for parents to view report cards on Skyward Family Access. If you have questions about your child's grades/progress, please contact your child's teacher.

Watch Dogs Update

Thank you to all of the dads who have already signed up and have volunteered at school as part of our Dublin WATCH Dogs Program. Please click HERE if you are a Dublin Dad and would like to volunteer.


If you are interested in helping sometime this year at Dublin or would like more information, please contact Diana O'Keefe at 248-982-2675 or di_okeefe@yahoo.com. You can also contact Daniel Hunter at 248-342-2163 or dhunter@lakeorion.k12.mi.us. You can also contact Mr. Drewno at school any time to talk about this exciting opportunity to become involved at school. WE NEED YOU!

Dublin Daddy-Daughter Dance

Save the date! The Dublin PTA Daddy-Daughter Dance will take place Friday, February 5th. Please click HERE to sign up for the event or for details.

Spring STRIDE and Girls on the Run Registration

Girls on the Run® and Stride are non-profit programs that encourage pre-teen girls and boys to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. These programs aren't just about finishing a race. They're about developing a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living. Every participant learns valuable life lessons that include:
  • nutrition and fitness
  • goal setting
  • communication skills
  • making a difference
  • working as a team
  • character development


Girls on the Run is for 3rd through 5th grade girls. STRIDE is for 3rd through 5th grade boys. There is no need to have any previous running experience and kids don't even have to consider themselves athletic to participate. The great thing about running is that anyone can do it! You don't need lots of money or time to get in shape and learn a new skill. Come join the fun and experience the positive rewards of finishing a race and stepping across the finish line!


The Girls on the Run program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 PM, and Stride will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:15 PM. Both programs will start the week of March 14th and will run through May 19th.


Registration for Girls on the Run and Stride are handled through Carl's YMCA in Milford. Please click HERE to register. We continue to look for coaches. If you are a Dublin parent that would like to coach either group, please let Mr. Drewno know as soon as possible.

Have you joined the Dublin PTA?

It's not too late to join the Dublin PTA! Please click HERE for membership information and forms. Thank you for being part of our Dublin community and supporting our students and the PTA.

Talent Show 2016 Information

Plans are underway for our annual Dublin PTA Talent Show.


The 2016 Dublin Talent show will be held on March 17th, 2016 at NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL from 6:30 – 9pm.


This year’s show is going to be a wonderful experience for our Dublin students. Check your calendars to make sure that your child(ren) will be able to attend and have them get started on their act.


Auditions : Dublin Cafeteria-Tuesday, February 2nd. 4:00-6:00 PM

Practice Workshop: Dublin Cafeteria 4 – 6pm – February 11th

Practice Workshop: Dublin Cafeteria 4 – 6pm –Voluntary, March 1st

Dress rehearsal Northern High School 6 – 9pm March 14th
Performance Northern High School – 6:30 – 9 pm March 17th

We are all looking forward to a great show and know that the Dublin Elementary Student’s have talents that they want to share with family and friends.


All Talent Show information, forms, etc. are now located on our Dublin PTA Website. Please click HERE to view all information and forms. If you have questions about the talent show, please give us a call in the main office at school or talk with Aimee Bednarz-Talent Show Director at:


aimeej83@hotmail.com


We are looking for a few parents to assist Mrs. Bednarz this year to direct/help organize our Talent Show. Please let Mr. Drewno know if you are interested in helping this year. We look forward to a fun show.

PTA Scrapbook Event! Save the Date!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

If you love to scrapbook and are interested

in helping us plan this event please contact

Dana at danasimons@comcast.net

Join Dublin on Twitter!

Please check us out on Twitter! Find us a @DublinWL for information and updates.

LEGO Club Updates

There will be a special LEGO Club Celebration for students and their parents on Monday, January 11th from 4:00-6:00 PM. Thank you to Mr. Gilliam for organizing and running this club for us.

Kalahari Weekend Deal for Dublin Families

Dublin Elementary School Annual Winter Getaway!

February 15, 16, 17, or 18, 2016: Only $159 per night!!


Mark your calendar to take a break!! Get away without going too far from home to America's LARGEST indoor water park and enjoy a special rate for families and friends! Rooms are ONLY $159 and feature 2 Queen beds and INCLUDE water park passes! BOOK EARLY to avoid being shut out. For reservations call: 1-877-525-2427.

Schools of Choice and Transfer Information

Below are the application dates for internal transfer requests and external schools of choice requests for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be posted on the district website right after winter break in early January when we return. It is imperative that people apply within these application windows.


· Transfer Requests (resident students requesting a different school than their neighborhood school): January 4th – 22nd


· Schools of Choice (non-resident students within Oakland county requesting admittance to Walled Lake Schools): January 11th – 29th.


If you have questions about this process, please contact our main office for more information.

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal jeffreydrewno@wlcsd.org

248-956-3832


Wanda Weaver

Principal's Secretary wandaweaver@wlcsd.org

248-956-3802


Patti Harthun

Building Secretary patriciaharthun@wlcsd.org

248-956-3800