Dublin Times

May 16, 2016

Our Dublin Purpose:

The purpose of Dublin Elementary School is to develop academic and social LEADERS who are lifelong LEARNERS.

Important Dates

May 16 Zoo Presentation-Mrs. Roger's Class (3:00 PM) Media Center

May 16 Girls on the Run (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground

May 16 Comm. Ed. Theater Class (4:00-5:00 PM) Media Center

May 16 PTSA Installation and Awards Night (6:30 PM) CHS Middle School

May 17 STRIDE (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground

May 17 Cub Scouts (6:30-8:30 PM) Cafeteria

May 18 Zoo Presentation-Mrs. Squires' Class (3:00 PM) Media Center

May 18 Girls on the Run (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground

May 19 STRIDE (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground

May 19 Board of Education Meeting (7:00 PM) ESC Board Room

May 20 Field Day (K-2 9:10-011:20 AM) (3-5 1:30-3:30 PM) Playground

May 23 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Presentation (9:30 AM) Media Center

May 23 Zoo Presentation-Mrs. Brown's Class (3:00 PM) Media Center

May 23 Girls on the Run (4:00-5:15 PM) Gym/Playground

May 23 Comm. Ed. Theater Class Dress Rehearsal (4:00-5:00 PM) Cafeteria

May 24 Kindergarten Activity Hour (9:45-11:15 AM) Room 306

May 24 Cub Scouts (6:30-8:30 PM) Cafeteria

May 24 PTA Skate Night (6:30-8:30 PM) Rolladium

May 25 White Lake Librarian Visits Dublin (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) Media Center

May 25 Olive Garden Pasta Party-Mrs. Hopkin's Class

May 25 Zoo Presentation-Ms. Hamann's Class (3:00 PM) Media Center

May 26 Third Grade Mini Society

May 26 Kindergarten Activity Hour (1:00-2:30 PM) Room 306

May 27 Field Day Rain Date

May 30 No School-Memorial Day

May 31 PTA's Neal Levin Cartooning Workshop (4:00-5:00 PM) Media Center

May 31 Cub Scouts (6:30-8:30 PM) Cafeteria

Dublin Field Day 2016

Our Dublin Field Day will take place on Friday, May 20th. K-2 students will have their events in the morning from 9:10-11:20 AM. 3-5th grade students will have their events from 1:30-3:30 PM.

The PTA will preparing lunch for everyone that day and we will have our regular lunch hour at school. Lunch will consist of a hot dog, water, chips, and lots of veggies. If your son or daughter does not care for any of these items, they may bring a lunch. We will not be serving hot lunch that day from our Food Services Department.

We are in need of parent volunteers for the morning and the afternoon game events. If you can help, please click HERE to sign up.

We need help with set up, prep, and serving of lunch that day too! If you can help with lunch, please click HERE to sign up to help.

We are looking forward to a fun SUNNY day!!

If you have questions about any of the events, please contact Mr. Hohlbein at chrishohlbein@wlcsd.org.

Dublin 2016-17 Planning Form

We are busy planning for the 2016-17 school year. Please click HERE to print and complete our Dublin Planning Form if you WILL NOT be attending Dublin next year. This does not include students moving to middle school. The information you provide assists us in determining class sizes and the number of classrooms per grade level. Please complete this form as soon as possible and return it to us in our school office. Thank you for your help with this important task.

Kindergarten Activity Hour

We will be welcoming our new kindergarten students for the 16-17 school year with two Kindergarten Activity Hours on May 24th and May 26th. On May 24th the activity hour will take place from 9:45-11:15 AM. On May 26th, the activity hour will take place from 1:00-2:30 PM.

For both events, students will spend the first half hour on a bus ride, followed by an hour working with our kindergarten teachers. Parents will be invited to meet with Mr. Drewno for questions and to complete important paperwork for school. We look forward to seeing our new kindergarten students very soon!

Dublin Volunteer Tea

Please mark your calendars. We would like to show our appreciation to all of our volunteers at Dublin this year with a Volunteer Tea on Monday, June 6th starting at 9:15 AM in the Media Center. Light refreshments and entertainment from our students will take place during this Volunteer Tea. Please watch for an invitation and RSVP very soon for this event! Thank you!

PTA Ice Cream Social

Our PTA Ice Cream Social will take place on Friday, June 10th. from 6:00-8:00 PM. Please join us as we celebrate the end of an amazing school year! This event is for Dublin families.

Please mark your calendars and click HERE for full details.

If you plan to purchase ice cream, please RSVP HERE

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please click HERE

Questions? Please contact Andrea Kujala at kujala.andrea@yahoo.com

19th Annual K-12 Art Exhibition

Come experience the 19th annual Walled Lake Schools K-12 Student Art Exhibition!

This year the show will be located at the Commerce Township Hall located at 8600 PGA Dr. in Commerce Township (off Martindale Dr. between Pontiac Trail and Oakley Park Rd.).

The artwork will be available for viewing from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM the week of May 23rd-26th.

An artist recognition celebration is planned for Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM to recognize the work of represented student artists, as well as the curriculum of the Walled Lake Schools Visual Arts Department. This event is open to the public so come and enjoy an evening of fine art and refreshments. You can even cast your vote for the work you feel most deserves honorable recognition and professional framing for display in the ESC building for the 2016/2017 school year.

Don’t miss this spectacular event!

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Away interactive trailer will be at the Commerce Township Hall May 24th-25th from 3-7pm. Come enjoy artwork on display and interactive hands-on exhibits to be enjoyed by all ages.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Brandy Carlson(brandycarlson@wlcsd.org), Andrea Novak(Andreanovak@wlcsd.org), Jessica Rohrhoff(jessicarohrhoff@wlcsd.org) or Tom Zoner (tzoner@commercetwp.com), Township Supervisor

PTA Skate Night

Our next PTA Skate Night will take place on Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Rolladium in Waterford. Hope to see you there!

Student Profile Form 16-17

If you would like to give us feedback on your child's placement for next year, please click HERE for a Student Profile Form. Please print, complete, and return to school by May 27th. This is an OPTIONAL form. Please do not indicate a specific teacher on this form.

Sunshine Academy 2016

Sunshine Academy 2016 Elementary Summer School

Presented by the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. July 6-August 2, 2016

Location: Hickory Woods Elementary 30655 Novi Road Novi, MI 48377

Literacy / Math Program For all learners who have JUST COMPLETED

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grades

Classes are taught by certified elementary teachers in small classes.

Students will receive instruction in both literacy and math.

Registrations start 4/11/16 and are open until spaces are filled.

Register at: https://wlcsd.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=Elem_Sun_Acad


$10 fee for cancelled enrollments

Questions may be addressed to Anne Roeser at 248-956-2091 or ESLandSunshine@wlcsd.org

Student Council Spring Clean Up!

Wednesday, June 1st is our 5th Annual Spring Clean-Up at Dublin Elementary School. The event is sponsored by our Student Council and will last for approximately 90 minutes after school on that Wednesday.

We ask that ALL Dublin Families come out to help! We will meet out in front of the Dublin building by the Dublin sign and flag around 4:10pm. (Remember, the event is run by staff, so we will do our best to get outside following the school day).

All students remaining after school will need at least one parent with them to help at the event.

Bring your rakes, gardening gloves, shovels, weed pulling tools and energetic families to help make Dublin look even better than it already looks this Spring!

We hope to see you there!

Please contact JenniferPhillips@wlcsd.org if you have any


Time to Register for Preschool

It is time to begin registration for Preschool for next year.

  • Our preschool curriculum (High Scope) builds the strong emotional skills that are needed for success in school.

  • Reading and writing are a natural, purposeful part of our school day.

  • Children are supported by trained staff to think, to try, and to wonder why.

  • Tuition programs are available around the district – Dublin, Glengary, Pleasant Lake, Twin Sun, Walled Lake and CEC

  • Free Grant funded programs are available for both 3’s and 4’s, 248-956-5089

Call to find out which program is right for your family!

248.956.5080 or go to www.wlcsd.org/preschool

Preschool for WLCSD 3 – 5 year olds


Incoming kindergartners must be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2016.
Exception: According to Michigan Law, a child may be enrolled in kindergarten
if he/she is not five years of age on September 1, 2016 but will be five years of
age not later than December 1, 2016 and parent or legal guardian notifies the school
district in writing (Kindergarten Waiver Form) that he or she intends to enroll the
child in kindergarten.

Research indicates that developmentally appropriate full-day schedules benefit kindergarten children academically, socially and emotionally. Our principals and teachers understand this and are well equipped to meet the needs of our kindergarten students.

Our kindergarten students begin to learn a whole host of reading, writing and mathematics concepts and learning strategies that give them the foundation for a successful elementary school career in Walled Lake Schools.

Kindergarten Vision Screen Available

Please call the Oakland County Health Department at 248-424-7070 to schedule an appointment.

Enrollment Information Hotline: 248-956-5250

Remind 101

In an effort to have great communication from school to home, we are offering 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!

At this time, 71 parents have signed up! THANK YOU!

To receive messages via text, text @dublinp to 81010.

You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @dublinp'.

Trouble using 81010? Try texting @dublinp to (248) 809-4032


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Watch Dogs Update


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!

April Elementary Lunch Menu

Please click HERE to access our Walled Lake Elementary Lunch Menu for the month of May.

Meet Up and Eat Up!

Walled Lake's Food Service Department presents its Meet Up to Eat Up Program this summer! The program starts on June 20th. We will be serving Breakfast at 8:15AM and Lunch from 11:00AM – 1:15PM. We will be operating Monday through Friday. We aren’t open on July 4th and our last day of the program is August 19th.

This program is available to all kids from the age of 1-18 years of age regardless of income (the do not have to be one of our students). Adult meal price will be $2.00.

This program will run at the Community Education Building in the lunchroom.

Please click HERE to find out more about Walled Lake Food Service Department's Meet Up and Eat Up! summer meal program.

Join Dublin on Twitter!

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

Important Dates to Know-Mark Your Calendars

Monday,May 30th-No School for Memorial Day holiday.

Friday, June 10th-PTA Ice Cream Social (5:30 PM) Playground

Monday, June 13th-Fifth Grade Graduation Celebration (2:30 PM) Cafeteria and Gym

Wednesday, June 15th-Last Day of School (Half Day with Dismissal at 12:18 PM)

Wednesday, June 15th-Dublin Closing Ceremony (11:30 AM-12:00 PM)

Dublin Contact Information

Jeff Drewno

Principal jeffreydrewno@wlcsd.org


Wanda Weaver

Principal's Secretary wandaweaver@wlcsd.org


Patti Harthun

Building Secretary patriciaharthun@wlcsd.org