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!
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 email@example.com. You can also contact Daniel Hunter at 248-342-2163 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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!
Teacher of the Year
Spring STRIDE and Girls on the Run Registration
- 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?
Student Council Hat Day and Canned Food Drive
Help Build a Library
Dublin's Annual Winter Sing-Along and Holiday Celebrations
Talent Show 2016 Information
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.
Kalahari Weekend Deal for Dublin Families
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!
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
Principal's Secretary email@example.com
Building Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org