The Dodge Dish
November 17, 2023
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL NELSON
We are quickly approaching the end of the 1st Trimester which will occur on Thursday, November 30th. Please be sure to find some time to check learning levels in Campus Portal. I have posted directions on how to do that below if you are in need of a refresher. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher.
We are nearly a third of the way through the school year. I am extremely grateful for our learners, staff and beyond supportive community. We believe in educating the whole child and I am proud of our learners academic, social, and emotional growth to this point. As a staff we are continuously reflecting on how to best serve our learners.
As a reminder, there will be no school November 22nd - November 24th because of Thanksgiving break. As a result of the break, there will be no Dodge Dish next week.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving break!
Andy Nelson, Principal
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SOUTH OF THE RIVER POWWOW ART CONTEST
TOYS FOR TOWN
Toys for Town is an annual toy drive organized by the Farmington Police Department to help make the holiday season special for children in our community. Dodge Middle School is a donation site for Farmington. If you would like to donate, please drop off a toy to the main office. Donations will be available until Monday, December 11th. In addition, monetary donations to the Toys for Town program will be accepted at the police department.
7 MINDSETS THEME - PASSION FIRST
Focus on Strengths – We all have things that we do well. When we do what we’re good at, we perform better and get better results, which benefits both us and those around us. It is critical to play to our strengths and spend our time doing what we’re best at in order to create the most value. It is also important to know that our strengths are much more than what we do well, as they also include the situations in which we thrive and the people with whom we’re at our best. Understanding all of these strengths will multiply our successes.
Explore Your Interests – We all have things we enjoy doing. When we like doing something, we do more of it, even in our free time. When we do things that energize and engage us, our focus is greater, we perform better and improve faster. Doing these things more often, with a greater degree of focus, allows us to become great at them. And when we’re great at anything, the world notices, and value to others increases, and more wonderful things flow naturally into our lives.
Make a Stand – It is very important to play to our strengths and interests whenever possible. It is equally important that what we choose to do is important to us. It must matter deeply, because there will inevitably be challenges, and this will allow us to persevere. We all have to do things we aren’t necessarily good at or enjoy, which is why we must understand our core values. We will always be strongest when we act from our values; this is when we wield our greatest power to overcome obstacles and challenges.
Be Authentic – Great dreams must start within. To do something extraordinary, a dream must leverage our strengths and interests, it must align with who we are (our core values), and it must matter greatly to us. When all this is in place, we perform at our best and are our most determined selves. The fulfillment of all great dreams involves a combination of performance and persistence.
AFTER SCHOOL AND EVENING MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Is your youth looking for an activity after school or in the evening? Intro to Origami, IGNITE Golf Squad, and Chess Club begin in November! The activity bus is available for students to take right after school. Register your youth today through Community Education at: https://bit.ly/CE192MiddleSchoolYouth23.
NEW this winter – Community Education is offering Ski & Snowboard Trips for middle school students to Buck Hill! Pricing includes options for a lift ticket, rental equipment, transportation and supervision. Registration opens October 23. Visit here for more information and to register: https://bit.ly/CE192SkiSnowboardTrips24.
In need of fee assistance? Youth on free and reduced lunch or who have extenuating circumstances are eligible to apply for fee assistance. Apply here: http://bit.ly/192CEyouthfeeassistance.
FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PLAY
Get ready for an evening of laughter and fun as our talented students bring you a Monty Python-style comedy retelling of the classic Robin Hood story!
Dates and Times:
November 17th and 18th at 7:00 PM
November 19th Matinee at 2:00 PM
Tickets are available online now. Secure your seats https://farmingtontigers.com/sports/2022/10/31/fall-play-tickets.aspx
Join us to support our students' artistic passion and dedication, considering they’ve been working themselves down to their funny bones making this an unforgettable experience!
We Sure Would like to see you in Sherwood very soon! 😊
EVERY MEAL - WEEKEND MEAL PROGRAM
How to access Every Meal at Dodge:
Stop at Dodge Middle School and pick up a food bags located in the west facing entry way, door 17 (pool doors). Enroll online for your Dodge student(s) to receive food bags in their locker(s) each week, typically on Fridays – sign up using the link below.
Contact Jen Hogan with any questions or to discuss other pick-up options at 651-460-1598 or email@example.com
- Free for all families
- No qualifications required
- No contact information collected
- Families may participate in the program at any time throughout the school year
ISD 192 FEDERATED MANAGED APPLE IDS
ISD 192 is preparing to use Federated Managed Apple IDs. This means that by mid-January 2024, only Farmington Area Public Schools will be able to create and use Apple IDs using email addresses with @isd192.org. IF your child is currently using their district @isd192.org email address for a personal Apple ID login, they will need to change the email address to a personal email address to continue to use this Apple ID. The individual’s data and purchases will remain with the Apple ID account. Only the email used with the Apple ID will be updated. This only impacts Apple IDs currently using an ISD 192 district email address.
Apple will be sending email notices with instructions to update Apple IDs using a district email letting individuals know they will need to change the email address used with their Apple ID. As a convenience, instructions are also available from the “iPad First Aid” web clip icon on district iPads.
Please know that Apple IDs are created and managed by Apple. ISD 192 is not able to recover or troubleshoot personal Apple IDs. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Apple allows children over the age of 13 to create an Apple ID. If a child is under the age of 13, Apple has a instructions on how parents/guardians may create and manage an Apple ID for their child.
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DMS WEBSITE AND DODGE DISH
Please take some time to visit the DMS Website where you will find an abundance of helpful information to support your middle school student. Dodge Dish is an electronic publication that you will receive via email every week from our principal Mr. Nelson and the Dodge Dish is always available on the DMS website under “Social Media”. It is very helpful to take time to read through this publication to keep updated on upcoming events and happenings.
INFINITE CAMPUS MOBILE APPS
Download your free app for Campus Parent app (parents/guardians) or the Campus Student app (students) from your device's mobile app store for real-time access to grades, attendance, schedules, announcements and more!
If a student will be absent, a parent/guardian must call Dodge Middle School’s attendance line at 651-460-1505 before 10:00 am each day of the absence. If the school does not receive a call from the parent/guardian the day of the absence, an automated phone call will be placed letting you know your student has been marked absent from school. To request a pre-excused absence, a parent/guardian needs to complete the online “Request to Waive Unexcused Status of Absence” form. This link can also be accessed by visiting the Dodge Middle School webpage under “QUICK LINKS” and “Pre-Arranged Student Absence”.
RevTrak is an electronic enrollment program and online payment system used by Farmington Public Schools (ISD #192). Parents need to create an account with RevTrak to complete the iPad loan agreement for their student; completed iPad loan agreements are required for students to receive a school issued iPad. To create an online account with RevTrak and complete the iPad loan agreement please click HERE. If you need further assistance navigating RevTrak you can click Step by Step Directions to Completing the iPad Loan Agreement.