Dublin Times

September 19, 2016

The purpose of Dublin Elementary School is to develop academic and social LEADERS who are lifelong LEARNERS.

Upcoming Important Events

September 2016

  • September 20 Half Day Students/Professional Learning PM Teachers
  • September 20 STRIDE (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym
  • September 20 LAYA's Taste of the Lakes (5:00-8:00 PM) Edgewood Country Club
  • September 21 Tornado Drill Practice (10:00 AM)
  • September 21 PTA Fundraiser Permission Slips Due
  • September 22 STRIDE (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym
  • September 22 Girl Scouts (4:00-5:00 PM) Media Center
  • September 23 Cookie Dough Fundraiser Drawings During Lunch Hour
  • September 24 Middle School Curriculum Night (6:30-8:00 PM)
  • September 26 Picture Day (Media Center)
  • September 26 Community Ed. Musical Theater Class (4:00-5:00 PM) Media Center
  • September 26 High School Curriculum Night (6:30-8:30 PM)
  • September 27 Lockdown Practice 2 (2:30 PM)
  • September 27 STRIDE Practice (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym
  • September 29 STRIDE Practice (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym
  • October 3 No School
  • October 4 Fire Prevention Presentations
  • October 4 Fire Drill Practice Drill
  • October 4 STRIDE Practice (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym
  • October 5 Student Count Day
  • October 5 Fire Prevention Presentaations
  • October 5 Bright Smiles Tooth Fairy Visit
  • October 6 STRIDE Practice (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym
  • October 7 Community Youth Basketball (6:30-8:30 PM) Gym


Welcome to Dublin Elementary

Half Day of School on Tuesday-September 20th

Our first professional learning half day will take place Tuesday, September 20th. This will be a District designated professional learning half day for all Elementary Schools in Walled Lake. Remember that students will be dismissed at 12:09 PM on Tuesday.

Prime Time Care will continue to take place for the afternoon and until 6:00 PM.

District-Wide Open House-Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Walled Lake Open House - Oct. 23, 2016

District Wide Open House


Families with children seeking premier preschool through high school educational opportunities are cordially invited to visit any of the 19 Walled Lake Schools from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.

Bring your family to visit Walled Lake Schools so you can meet our world-class teachers, speak with members of our administrative team, meet our students and parents, get an up-close look at our facilities, and most importantly, experience our every child, every day philosophy personally.

For more information on the District Wide Open House, view the promotional flyer!

Why Walled Lake Schools?

Because we serve every child, every day!

Great Video Clip on Growth Mindset! Shared at Curriculum Night.

Growth Mindset for students - Episode 1/5

Taste of the Lakes Event

The 16th Annual Lakes Area Youth Assistance - Taste of the Lakes will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Support our Lakes Area Youth Assistance Program by attending this fun event. There will be foods from around the lakes area for tasting and a silent auction to benefit Lakes Area Youth Assistance.

Thank you to our Dublin PTA for donating a silent auction item.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at:

  • LAYA 248-956-5070 - 615 N Pontiac Trail
  • Commerce Twp 248-624-0110 - 2009 Township
  • Village of Wolverine Lake 248-624-1710 - 425 Glengary

The Taste of the Lakes will take place at Edgewood Country Club

(8399 Commerce Rd., Commerce, 48382) from 5:00-8:00 PM.

PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our PTA Cookie Dough and Entertainment Book Fundraiser is going on NOW! Your child participated in a kick-off assembly on Friday and received a packet of information for our PTA fundraiser.

Click HERE to view all information about this fundraiser on our PTA web page.

There will be special drawing on September 23rd during all lunch hours for those students who have returned their Fundraising Permission Slip by September 21st.

Below are all of the details:

Dublin Elementary Fall Fundraiser

Our goal is to raise $15,000!

Please participate in this year’s Classic Recipes® Cookie Dough and Entertainment® Book*fundraiser to raise money for Field Trips, Classroom supplies/Books, and Scholarships and more for ALL of our students!

**Our goal is for each student to sell at least 5 items!
If everyone participates, we will meet and exceed our goal!**

Grand Prize Drawing: $500 Target Giftcard or Kalahari Vacation Package!!

Kalahari Vacation includes: $350 Kalahari Gift Card, $100 Visa & $50 Gas card! Receive entry for every 5 items sold.

Sell 50 or More Items: Receive $50 cash

Sell 25-49 Items: Receive $25 cash and everything below

Sell 20 or More Items: Receive VIP seating at the BMX Show and everything below

Sell 15 or More Items: Receive a $50 CJ Barrymore's VIP Pass and everything below

Sell 10 or More Items: Receive a Zap Zone Pass AND a Detroit Piston Ticket and everything below

See 5 or More Items: Receive an awesome Plush Tiger with a $1-$100 bill inside. Each plush will contain a $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100 bill! Multiple $50s and Big Winners!

Money and order forms due by Friday, September 30th

** Turn in the permission slip for selling 5 or more items by Wednesday, September 21st in order to be entered in the lunchtime drawing that will take place on Friday, September 23rd. A second drawing will take place in October.***

Order Pick up: Tuesday, November 8th, beginning at 12:30 pm

Make Checks Payable To:
Dublin PTA

You have spoken and we have listened! We understand not all families want to sell cookie dough, for various reasons. If you would like to donate money instead of selling cookie dough, please do so.

If you donate $30, the approximate profit from selling 5 items of cookie dough, and complete the form below by 9/21, your child will be able to draw a plush tiger.

*Please note if your family chooses to give a cash donation and not sell cookie dough, the ONLY prize available for your child is the plush tiger with money. The other awards are from the entertainment book company for selling of cookie dough.

** Please make checks payable to Dublin PTA and include child’s name and teacher on the check.

Please contact Leslie Szalk at lap4@comcast.net

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STRIDE Begins this Week!

Our new Dublin STRIDE running team will start their practices this Thursday, September 22nd. All STRIDE boys in grades3-5 will report to the gym every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for the next 10 weeks. These boys will practice in the gym and outside on the playground. The boys will NOT have a practice on Tuesday this week due to the half day of school.

STRIDE is a running group and program developed by the YMCA. The boys will practice running each time they practice and also participate in lessons helping them to be confident, yet respectful young men. The boys will run a 5K race at the end of the fall season.

If you have questions about STRIDE, you can find out more on the YMCA website or contact Kathy Barber, Tia Kreps, and Leslie Szalk, our parent coaches.

Registration for STRIDE takes place online through Carl's YMCA in Milford.

For full details and information about STRIDE, please click HERE.

Inspiring Moments - Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch Dogs and Lunch Moms


We are looking for Dads to help at school each day. Last year we began our Watch Dogs Program for dads. Watch Dogs is a program in which we involve dads at school. We are asking that Dublin Dads volunteer one whole day or half day this year. If you can volunteer more days, that's GREAT! When you volunteer, you will be involved in AM and PM Dismissal, lunch, recess, and also help in your child's classroom and other classrooms. We really need your help!

To find out more about what Watch Dogs is, please click HERE.

Click on the video above to find out more about Watch Dogs!

To sign up to be a Watch Dog at Dublin sometime this year at Dublin, please click HERE.


We are also looking for moms to help in our cafeteria every day from 11:15 AM-1:45 PM. Students need help opening items in their lunches, transitioning in the lunch line, moving lunches from the hallway into the cafeteria, help with cleaning up, etc. You can volunteer one time or many times. We need you!

To sign up to be a Lunch Mom at Dublin, please click HERE.

Community Education Classes

All Community Education classes across the District begin on Monday, September 19th.

Community Education classes are a great way to develop special skills and build friendships though a variety of activities.

Click HERE for a Community Ed. Brochure of classes this fall at Dublin and other WL schools.

Tornado Drill Practice

We will have a tornado drill practice on Wednesday, September 21st at 10:00 AM. It is important that all staff and students understand the differences in the different kinds of practice drills at school, especially right at the beginning of the year.

Our teachers will be preparing students for this important practice drill. Please talk with your child about the importance of this and other safety drills at school. Thank you.

Picture Day

Picture Day is Monday, September 26th.

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Picture Day ID: LM726064YO.

Picture Day information was sent home with every student last week.

Please order online! It is fast, easy, and saves collecting forms.

All students and staff will have their pictures taken on Monday. Pictures will be used in our yearbook and for staff ID cards and student ID cards for the library.Parents can choose from a variety of picture packages.

Join and Support the PTA

Don't forget to join the PTA asap! We would like to increase our membership this year. If you have already done so THANK YOU!!

Membership forms are always available on the PTA web page.

Click HERE for a PTA Membership Form to complete. Print it, fill it out, and send it in to school with your child!

For a list of all of the PTA events, click HERE.

Click HERE to sign up to volunteer for a PTA event!

Office Hours

Our school office is open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Mrs. Weaver and Mrs. Harthun are available to help visitors and volunteers every day. If you have questions, please call our secretaries at 248-956-3800.

Communication is Key at Dublin!

Communication is important to us at Dublin. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year. The majority of information for parents will be available on our school and District website and through email.


It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Dublin utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents.Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance, and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


Our Dublin Times newsletter will be sent electronically to parents. An archive of newsletters will be posted to our school website. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites and blogs from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


Please follow us on Twitter @DublinWL to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


In an effort to have great communication from school to home, we also offer Remind 101 to all Dublin parents. How does it work? If you would like to receive a quick text message on your cell phone or device, just sign up with us and you receive a quick text to remind you of important school events, deadlines, time frames, etc. at Dublin. You can unsubscribe at any time, and we promise not to over use this communication tool either!

To receive messages via text, text @dublinp to 81010.

You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @dublinp'.

Trouble using 81010? Try texting @dublinp to (248) 809-4032


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Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal jeffreydrewno@wlcsd.org


Wanda Weaver

Principal's Secretary wandaweaver@wlcsd.org


Patti Harthun

Building Secretary patriciaharthun@wlcsd.org