Dublin Times

December 21-25, 2015

Upcoming Important Events

  • December 22 Glee Club Rehearsal (8:00 AM) Music Room
  • December 22 Winter Sing Along (2:30-3:00 PM) Cafeteria
  • December 22 Classroom Winter Celebrations (3:00-3:45 PM) Classrooms
  • December 22 Cub Scout Pack 55 Meeting (6:30 PM) Cafeteria

  • December 23-January 3rd No School-Winter Break

  • January 4 School Resumes
  • January 4 LEGO Club for Grades 3 and 4 (4:00-5:30 PM) Media Center

  • January 5 Glee Club Rehearsal (8:00 AM) Music Room
  • January 5 Cub Scout Pack 55 Meeting (6:30 PM) Cafeteria
  • January 5 PTA Meeting (7:00 PM) Media Center

  • January 6 LEGO Club for Grades 4 and 5 (4:00-5:30 PM) Media Center

  • January 7 Third Grade Field Trip to Lansing
  • January 7 Teacher of the Year Board of Education Meeting (7:30 PM) ESC Building
  • January 8 Student Council Hat Day/Canned Food Item Drive

Scholastic Book Fair a Success!

Mrs. Entwistle, our school Media Specialist and CRT would like to thank all of our Dublin students and families for a successful book fair the week of December 7th-11th. Together we had over $10,000 in sales. The Dublin Media Center will be receiving a portion of this profit for the Media Program at Dublin. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped to set up, cleaned up, and spent time working at our book fair. We appreciate all of your support.

News from the Music Room!

On Friday, Dec. 11th, Mr. Bechler and the 5th grade students along with their classroom teachers and several chaperones headed down to the Detroit Opera House to attend the performance of “Too Hot to Handel” which has been described as “an exciting reinvention of Handel's Messiah, bringing this classic piece to life in a transformative way; fusing two of the most distinctly Detroit music styles - Jazz and Gospel - while weaving in Blues, Swing, Classical and even Scat.” The performance was made up of a 35 piece orchestra, 85 voice choir, and 3 soloists. Along with the outstanding musical production the students were able to experience the beauty of the historical Detroit Opera House. Prior to attending “Too Hot to Handel” the 5th grade students compared and contrasted the original music of Messiah that Handel composed in 1742 with the updated version. They also studied the concert etiquette that would be expected of them in this type of concert setting and then put that knowledge into practice at the performance.

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!

Physical Education Notes from Mr. Hohlbein

As the end of the first semester quickly approaches, your little ones have been working really hard in PE class. My Kindergarten friends have enjoyed learning about running and how we can do more at a comfortable pace. Ask them what happens to our energy tanks when we start off going too fast. We are also finishing up our underhand roll/throw unit. We discussed what the four steps are to roll/throw using the proper form (Face, Swing, Step and Throw). Turkey bowling was the favorite game before the Thanksgiving break.

My 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have been dedicated to improving their cardiovascular fitness and abdominal strength. Learning to change up our fitness routines keeps our bodies guessing what is coming next and also keeps us from getting bored. They did a great job on the soccer skills of foot dribble and instep kick (power kick). Since the weather was so great this fall we were able to go outside to practice our skills and play some fantastic soccer games. We are now working through overhand throw.

Have a fantastic holiday and a happy New Year!

PE News from Mr. Yuhn

“Ready, set…whistle”

First and second graders at Dublin have been working very hard and having lots of fun in Physical education class. First grade has learned about and been evaluated on galloping, under-hand roll and foot dribble. They will complete the instep kick before winter break! Second grade has finished the leap, instep kick, under-hand throw and foot dribble. Second grade now knows five different square dances. Both of these grade levels have had many opportunities to enjoy “free-choice” play in the gym. Look for first semester physical education report cards soon!

Making fitness fun!

Mr. Yuhn

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations again to Mrs. Loveland, our Dublin Teacher of the Year 2015-16. Mrs. Loveland will be honored for her award at the January 7th Board of Education Meeting at the ESC building in Walled Lake. The award ceremony is at 7:30 PM and last for about 20 minutes. It would be great to have many students, staff, and family members from Dublin there to support Mrs. Loveland and our school. Congratulations Mrs. Loveland and thank you Dublin community for your support!

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.

Student Council Hat Day and Canned Food Drive

Our Dublin Student Council is sponsoring a student and staff Hat Day on Friday, January 8th. If students or staff members choose to wear a hat at school on this day, they must bring in a canned food item or non-perishable boxed food item to donate to Gleaner's Food Bank. Our fifth graders will be visiting Gleaners and will deliver these items. Thank you for planning ahead for this fun day and supporting Gleaners!

Help Build a Library

This week will end our new and gently used book drive for Noah Kennedy's Build a Library Project. Thank you for donating used and new books for this very important effort. Noah and his brother Caleb are working hard to help others in the community to have a library full of good books to read. We will continue to collect books until Tuesday, December 22nd. Our final collection will take place after school on Tuesday. Thank you again for your help and support of others!

Dublin's Annual Winter Sing-Along and Holiday Celebrations

Our annual Dublin Winter Sing-Along will take place on Tuesday, December 22nd at 2:30 PM. We will meet in the cafeteria and sing songs together with our Dublin Glee Club. Classroom celebrations will follow the Sing-Along. We will have limited seating for adults because we have close to 600 students to seat on our floor. Thank you for understanding. Parking will take place in our parking lot and on the blacktop behind our building. Please do not park on the side of the road or in nearby neighborhoods. Do not park in front of a mailbox or driveway. The White Lake Police Department will be ticketing and towing these cars. Thank you for helping to create a safe and smooth final day at school before vacation.

Dublin Daddy-Daughter Dance

Save the date! The Dublin PTA Daddy-Daughter Dance will take place Friday, February 5th.

More information will be coming soon.

Winter Vacation

There will be no school starting Wednesday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 3rd. School will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2016.

Join Dublin on Twitter!

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

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.

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:


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.

LEGO Club Updates

The final sessions of LEGO Club will take place on Monday, January 4th and Wednesday, January 6th after the holiday/break. There will be a special LEGO Club Celebration for students and their parents on Monday, January 11th from 4:00-6:00 PM.

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.

Congratulations Maysie Gaulin!

Congratulations to Maysie Gaulin who is our Dublin School Spelling Bee champion. Maysie will participate in the Oakland County Regional Spelling Bee on February 7th at Oakland Schools at 1:00 PM. Congratulations also to Peyton Sabin our first runner up. We would like to thank all of the students that participated in this fun event.

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


Wanda Weaver

Principal's Secretary wandaweaver@wlcsd.org


Patti Harthun

Building Secretary patriciaharthun@wlcsd.org