Dublin Times

October 22-26, 2018

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Upcoming Important Events

This Week...

Monday, October 22nd.

  • Dublin Superintendent Building Visit (1:30-3:00 PM)
  • STRIDE (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground
  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym
  • Scouts (6:15-8:15 PM) Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 23rd.

  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym
  • Scouts (6:15-8:15 PM) Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 24th.

  • Fifth Grade TEAM
  • iReady Diagnostic Window 1 Ends
  • STRIDE (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground
  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym
  • Scouts (6:15-8:15 PM) Cafeteria

Thursday, October 25th.

  • Junior Girl Scouts (4:00-5:00 PM) Media Center
  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym

Friday, October 26th.

  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym
  • PTA Boo Bash (7:00-8:30 PM) CHS Middle School

Next Week...

Monday, October 29th.

  • STRIDE (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground
  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym
  • Scouts (6:15-8:15 PM) Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 30th.

  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym
  • Scouts (6:15-8:15 PM) Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 31st.

  • Halloween
  • Half Day of School (12:00-12:09 PM Dismissal)
  • Professional Development (1:00-4:00 PM) Media Center

Thursday, November 1st

  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym/Playground
  • Board of Education Meeting (7:00-9:00 PM) ESC Board Room

Friday, November 2nd.

  • Community Ed. Youth Basketball (6:15-8:45 PM) Gym

For the Walled Lake District Calendar, please click HERE

For a Yearly List of Major Religious and Other Holidays, please click HERE

For a list of middle school delayed start dates, please click HERE

For middle school late start dates and high school PLC dates, please click HERE

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PTA Boo Bash

Our second annual PTA Boo Bash will take place on Friday evening, October 26th from 7:00-8:30 PM. This event will take place at Clifford Smart Middle School in their cafeteria.

Dublin students, parents, and siblings are invited to attend. All family members can wear a costume. The PTA will have games, and a DJ will supply music for dancing.

Please click HERE for full details of the event, how to sign up to volunteer, and needed donations.

Halloween Plans

We will celebrate Halloween at school on Wednesday, October 31st.

October 31st is a HALF-DAY of school with dismissal from 12:00-12:09 PM.

Classroom parties will take place from 10:45-11:45 AM with dismissal following.

Students may bring an appropriate school costume to wear during their classroom party. Please make sure costumes are safe and appropriate for elementary school children and for school.

Please check with your child's teacher for party plans and food needs. Please also remember that several of our classrooms are allergy alert classrooms and have special restrictions apply. Your child's teacher will have details for you about this.

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October Box Top Contest

Our October box top contest is coming to an end. Please continue to send in box tops to school now through October 29th. The class that brings in the most box tops will receive cider and donuts compliments of the Dublin PTA. Thank you for supporting our school and our PTA.

Picture Retake Day

Our Dublin Picture Retake Day will take place on Friday, November 9th. If you would like to have your child's picture retaken, please return your picture package with your child on November 9th and we will have their picture retaken.

Third Grade Reading Retention Law

Being a good reader is critical for children to be successful in school. In 2017, the Michigan Legislature implemented the Third Grade Reading Law to ensure that students exit third-grade reading at or above grade level, which will impact the current 2018-19 second grade students by the time they are in third-grade.

In accordance with this law, and as a means of better informing classroom instruction, districts will be providing K-3 reading assessments to students across the state. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention, and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.

Half-Day October 31st.

October 31st. will be a HALF DAY OF SCHOOL with dismissal from 12:00-12:09 PM. Our teachers will be involved in professional development that day. Thank you for planning ahead. Prime Time Care services will be available that afternoon. There will be NO EVENING EVENTS on October 31st.

Cookie Dough Pick Up

Parents may pick up orders from our PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 6th. Parents may pick up orders from 3:00-6:00 PM in our Dublin Cafeteria.

Supporting Your Child with iReady

Speak with your child about how using i-Ready will help him or her grow in school.

i-Ready shows where your child is doing well and where your child needs some more review. It helps teachers understand how to give your child the best support, and it lets your child see the gains they will make throughout the school year.

  • Help your child prepare for the Diagnostic by explaining that some questions on the Diagnostic test will be hard and that it’s okay not to know the answer to every question. Questions on the Diagnostic get a little harder each time a question is answered correctly, and a little easier when answered incorrectly. The goal is to figure out the math or reading level that is “just right” for your child, so your child should expect to see some questions that are too hard—and that’s okay! It means the test is working correctly.

  • Encourage your child to take each lesson and test question seriously.Emphasize “thinking before clicking,” because just clicking through answers will not give teachers an accurate picture of what is understood and what requires further instruction.

  • Help your child identify and become familiar with the different parts of the student dashboard. Log in to your child’s account with them and ask them to give you a “tour” of what they see.

  • Encourage your child to use the tools that will appear at the bottom of the screen in some lessons. Your child will sometimes see tools, like a calculator or dictionary, that will be helpful for completing an activity or answering a question on a quiz.

  • Discuss your child’s results by looking at “My Progress” together. First, look at the number of lessons shown as completed in i-Ready and celebrate that number with your child, who should feel good about this achievement alone. Then, take a look at the percentage of questions your child answered correctly in the quiz at the end of each lesson. In discussing these results, you might say

  • “Let’s look at how well you’ve been doing on your i-Ready lessons!”

    “What do you notice when you look at this data?”

    “Can you identify strengths from this report?”

    “What is something you feel like you are doing well?”

    “What areas are challenging to you?”

    “Let’s look at your data to see where and how we can work together to improve in those more challenging areas.”

  • If you are unsure about the expectations your child’s teacher has for the use of i-Ready at home, and which lessons your child should be completing, contact the teacher to clarify them.

November PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 13th at 4:15 PM. We are trying a new time for this meeting right after school to help parents to be able to attend. Child care is provided, so please join us on November 13th at 4:15 PM in our Dublin Media Center.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Walled Lake Schools Special Services

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

What is the PAC?

PAC is a committee of parents whose children receive Special Education services. It's made up of parent volunteers from every school and program in the district. The group meets once a month with the Director of Special Services.

What do PAC Representatives Do?

  • Attend monthly PAC meetings to help plan events and help other families in the district navigate various issues relative to our Special Education community.
  • Ensure communication between schools, families, and Special Education staff.
  • Pass along Special Education information to other families and your school's PTA.
  • Publicize upcoming Special Services PAC events.
  • Donate their time and talent to help with various PAC events throughout the school year.

When does the PAC Meet?

Meetings are held once a month, typically in the evening. Everyone interested in supporting Special Services is welcome. Come as often as you can!

Take a Small Step


If you would like to join us or if you'd like more information, contact the Walled Lake PAC representatives. We are here to help!

Cory Hensley: knackcor@yahoo.com 248-225-7922

Kathy Mack: kathygm01@sbcglobal.net 248-342-6186

Please click HERE for an informational flyer with details and dates of meetings with topics.

Election Day-NO SCHOOL

Election Day will take place on Tuesday, November 6th. There will be NO SCHOOL on this day. Please mark your calendars.

Voluntary School Accident Insurance

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage. Information can be found on the district website or by clicking HERE.


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!


If you signed up last year, you will need to sign up again.

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PTA Reflections 18-19

This year's PTA Reflections theme is Heroes Around Me.

it’s a great time to start getting inspiration for our annual PTA Reflections Program projects! Start thinking about the people in your world who are heroes. Are they someone whose job is to help people? Are they someone who volunteers in the community? Are they kids helping grown-ups? Or grown-ups helping kids? Are they people helping animals? Or animals helping people?

We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website. More information to come! Get creative!

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal jeffreydrewno@wlcsd.org


Wanda Weaver

Principal's Secretary wandaweaver@wlcsd.org


Sarah Garcia

Building Secretary sarahgarcia@wlcsd.org