Dublin Times

November 30-December 4, 2020

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Hang in there Dublin families.....You're doing a GOOD JOB! Jeff Drewno

Alicia Keys - Good Job | Cover by One Voice Children's Choir | A Tribute to Covid-19 Heroes

Upcoming Important Dates...

December 2020

December 2 1/2 Day of School (Dismissal @ 12:25 PM)

December 3 Board of Education Meeting (7:00 PM)

December 9 Return to In-Person Learning

December 10 Full Day of School (Conferences Rescheduled)

December 22-Winter break begins at end of school day

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2020-2021 WLCSD CALENDAR

Click Here for a District Calendar PDF for printing at home.

Welcome to New Dublin Staff

On behalf of the Dublin staff, I'd like to welcome Mrs. Mary Austin-Harris to our Dublin staff and family. Mrs. Austin-Harris will be our new Building Secretary at Dublin. She is excited and eager to meet and greet all of our Dublin families very soon! Welcome Mrs. Austin Harris!


I would also like to welcome Mr. Zachary Carter to Dublin! Mr. Carter will be our new travelling PE teacher. He will be at Dublin on Tuesday afternoons to work with our first graders and two of our kindergarten classes. We are excited to get to know Mr. Carter, and I know that he is so excited to begin his teaching journey in Walled Lake Schools. Welcome Mr. Carter!

Half Day of School

Just a friendly reminder that Wednesday, Dec. 2, is a half-day of school for students.


Dismissal is 12:25 p.m.


Teachers will be engaged in professional learning sessions in the afternoon.

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December Breakfast Menu

Click here for a PDF Breakfast Menu to Print at Home

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December Lunch Menu

Click here for a PDF Lunch Menu to Print at Home

Dublin Spirit Wear

It is time to order your Dublin Spirit Wear! Our Dublin PTA has set up spirit wear for purchase with a new company this year.


You can order with the order form below OR online all year long!!


Please see the flyer below for ordering and details, and also visit the Dublin Spirit Wear Store below.


FREE SHIPPING goes into effect NOW through December 14th. If you would like items in time for Christmas, your order must be placed by December 7th.


Face masks are also available.


The spirit wear flyer and web store will always be on our Dublin web page for future orders under the FOR PARENTS tab and placed in our Dublin Times newsletter. Please watch for monthly coupons too!


Here is the information flyer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d2uVRVZvlX3UD2E1tSNpfRNt-35By5Q5/view?usp=sharing


Here is the direct link to our Dublin Store.

www.dublinschoolspiritwear.com

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School Breakfast and Lunch Information

School breakfast and school lunch will be served FREE to all students that are attending in person learning starting November 10th.


Parents may pick up breakfast & lunch for Saturday, Sunday and all closed school days every Monday from 12:00PM – 1:30PM at each of our high schools.


For our virtual learners and children under the age of 18 who are not being served daily in our buildings, we will continue to provide 7 days of meals, through pickup at our high schools every Monday from 12:00PM – 1:30PM until further notice.

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IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION FOR IN PERSON LEARNING

Please click here for a tremendous amount of information for parents.

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences Changed to Jan. 28, 2021


After much consultation with staff and to ensure parents receive accurate and complete information about children’s progress, we are rescheduling the Dec. 10 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences to Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.


With the change in staffing and classes that just took place with our in-person transition, we believe Dec. 10 is too soon to give substantive feedback to parents. As always, parents can contact and check in with teachers at any time via email using the District Staff Directory.


December 10th will now be a full day of school and January 28th will be a half-day for Elementary Schools ONLY.

FFE Testimonial Jen Weckstein

WLCSD Foundation for Excellence-Be Inspired!

Choose K-12 Walled Lake Students for Year-End Giving


The Foundation for Excellence’s support for Walled Lake Schools’ 13,000 students is needed now more than ever for such critical areas of education as literacy and social and emotional learning.


Don’t miss out on making your one-time tax, deductible donation of $300 to the Foundation, as provided by the CARES Act. Vital diversification for an entire classroom’s literacy library can happen with $300. You make the difference for our children-future employees, business owners and leaders.


Be inspired to continue or begin your Foundation support and hear from our community leaders why they prioritize support for our District and from Jen Phillips-Weckstein; Dublin teacher, WLCSD parent and longstanding FFE trustee, regarding how FFE changed the trajectory of her teaching.


QUESTIONS? Email Foundation Executive Director MichelleBianco@wlcsd.org or phone 248.956.2116.


Checks can be made payable to Foundation for Excellence-Walled Lake Schools, 850 Ladd Rd., Bldg. D, Walled Lake, MI 48390.


Links:

You make the Difference: FFE video

Be Inspired: Message from Jen Phillips-Weckstein: WLCSD teacher, parent & FFE trustee

Choose WLCSD K-12 Students for Year-end Giving - FFE electronic newsletter (SMORE)

Need a Chrome Book?

How Can I Get a Chromebook for my Child?


Parents can still get Chromebooks for their children every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Educational Services Center located at 850 Ladd Road, Building D, Walled Lake.

Need Tech Support?

In an effort to help with technical issues that you may have at home while learning online, WLCSD has developed a STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT REQUEST FORM. To help with technical issues, this should be the first step in letting us know the issue you are experiencing with technology at home. We can then help you as quickly as we can.


This form is always located on our Dublin web page under the FOR PARENTS tab.

There is a button below too!

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Express Yourself Student Project

Dublin students are encouraged to participate in the annual MLK Day student project.


Express the theme, I matter because… I belong because... in your own unique way. There are lots of possibilities for creating a project. It can be a piece of writing, music, art, or other visual that shows how you want to make a positive change and/or impact in the world.


Read all about this exciting project at

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V5DXmGH4_NNpak0KGF4BAfdhZkrJOaZjD5R4hFpLKro/edit?usp=sharing

Seeking Recipes and Pictures!

Each year, the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (DEI), committee hosts a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Walled Lake Northern High School. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually, January 18, 2021.


One of the wonderful traditions of this event is the shared experience of a multi-cultural dinner that feeds hundreds of participants. In an effort to keep this 21-year tradition alive, we are planning to share a virtual meal, but we need your help!


The committee is seeking photos of a traditional dish enjoyed by the families within our community. Staff, students, and community members are invited to take a picture of a dish that they make and a picture of the recipe and send them to JulieAmann@wlcsd.org. We plan to create a virtual recipe book to share with those that attend the MLK Day Celebration, so that our community can continue to share in a multi-cultural meal. This is a great tradition that celebrates and honors the diversity within our community.

Attendance Hotline-248-956-3890

Please be reminded that our teachers will take AM and PM attendance as well as record tardies.


If your child will be absent or late, or will need to end the remote day early due to illness or a scheduled appointment, you must call the attendance phone line and leave us a message to tell us.


Every teaching and learning moment is crucial and we appreciate your partnership to ensure good attendance and participation.


We recognize that there will be a learning curve during these first few weeks and we promise to be flexible and understanding as we all become comfortable with the digital platforms of Google and Zoom.


Attendance Line: 248-956-3890

Google Login Information

Families - You can now access your child’s Google login information via Skyward Family Access. It can be found on the Report Cards tab as the very top report. If you still do not see it, please use the emails below to contact our school. If you are a parent of a new Kindergarten student and don’t see your student login, please check back on Skyward in a day as we are continuing to process enrollments. Thank you!

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Logging in: Chrome/Google Classroom
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DUBLIN PTA BOARD MEMBERS 2020-2021

Please click here for contact information!

Dublin PTA Web Page

Please click here to visit our Dublin PTA Web Page!

2020-2021 PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Please complete this form to join our Dublin PTA!

PTA Member Hub

Sign up to be a member of the PTA online HERE!

Support our School!

We all shop on Amazon, why not give back to Dublin while we shop?!

Dublin Elementary is now set up on the Amazon Smile program, which
donates 0.5% of eligible purchases straight to our school!

Here's what to do:
1) Log on to http://smile.amazon.com/
2) Select Dublin Elementary PTA as the organization you are supporting.
3) Shop away!
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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.


SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

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.


DUBLIN TIMES AND SCHOOL WEB PAGE

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.


TWITTER

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


OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

Please LIKE US on our OFFICIAL Dublin Elementary Facebook page! See the button below!

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal: JeffreyDrewno@wlcsd.org

248-956-3832


Diane Yanalunas

Principal's Secretary: DianeYanalunas@wlcsd.org

248-956-3829


Mary Austin-Harris

Building Secretary: MaryAustin-Harris@wlcsd.org

248-956-3841