Dorothy Nolan Weekly Update

November 13, 2015

HSA

Our next hsa meeting will be Monday, Nov. 30th at 7pm.

CELEBRATE OUR BOYS DANCE: WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH SET UP AND SUPPORT DURING OUR EVENT ON NOV. 20TH. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BOY AT DN, PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING OUT AT THIS EVENT SO THAT PARENTS WITH BOYS CAN SPEND A SPECIAL NIGHT WITH THEIR SONS. CONTACT DOROTHYNOLANHSA1@GMAIL.COM TO HELP.

Registration forms for the Celebrate Our Boys Dance (Nov. 20th 5:30-7:30) are being shared via room parents. Please contact dorothynolanhsa1@gmail.com if you would like a hard copy sent home. Forms are due by Monday, 11/16.


Catalog Sale items will be delivered on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. They will be available for pick-up that day from 3:30-7:30 ​. You will need to use the entrances by the gym (not the main entrance). All items must be picked up on Tuesday unless other arrangements have been made via dorothynolanhsa1@gmail.com. We cannot store packages at school for later pick up.​

Golf Committee: Plans are in the works for an October 2016 DN Golf Tournament. Please contact dorothynolanhsa1@gmail.com if you'd like to help plan this event. We need lots of hands and no golf experience is necessary.


Book fair: The sign-up for Book fair volunteers will be coming out soon. Our book fair will be held the week of Dec. 7th. ​ If you are interested in volunteering please contact dorothynolanhsa1@gmail.com.​


Lego Club: Calling all Lego Lovers! Do you love to build with Legos? The Lego Club is in search of Parent Volunteers to run the Lego Club meetings each week for two 6 week periods from January - March. We are looking for two volunteers- one to run the first session for Grades 3-5 and another parent to run session two for K-2. Responsibilities would include running the theme based module and building with the children at each weekly Wednesday meeting. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Colleen Firehock at dorothynolanhsa1@gmail.com.

Parent University-Motivating Your Child For Success

On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 Parent University will be presenting "Motivating Your Child For Success" at the Maple Avenue Middle School. This event will take place from 7:00-8:00 PM.


Michael Piccirillo, superintendent of schools, will discuss ways to motivate students and support them in reaching goals and overcoming challenges.


In addition, all participants will be given a free copy of the book "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" by Daniel Pink and will be invited to participate in a book discussion on February 2nd.


Parents, staff and community members are invited to attend. Attendees are asked to sign-up online prior to the event at http://www.saratogaschools.org/motivation


For more information contact: Maura Manny, Director of Community Outreach and Communications, m_manny@saratogaschools.org

The Giving Tree

The Saratoga County Children's Committee is asking you to please help a needy child have a brighter and warmer holiday season. You can make this possible by placing new mittens, hats, scarves, socks and warm winter pajamas on The Giving Tree that will be "Planted" at your school.


The Giving Tree will grow through the month of November. The items will be distributed to children in Saratoga County through our Empty Stocking Project.


Taking part in The Giving Tree is a great way to teach our children about helping others in need. Thank you for your support. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


Sincerely,

The Saratoga County Children's Committee

Empty Stocking Project

SnackPack Food Drive

The SNACPack program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children on weekends, when other resources are not available. The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable, and easily-consumed. Bags are packed each week by volunteers and discreetly distributed to participating children every Friday afternoon.


The SNACPack program will be collecting goods at Dorothy Nolan. They are looking for 4 items which include:

  • Protein Bars
  • Mac & Cheese, Water Only type (Ex. Easy Mac, Velveeta)
  • 100% Juice Boxes
  • Pasta (any type)


Donations can be dropped off in the front lobby. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Upcoming Events

  • 11/17-Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference-Early Dismissal/Half Day
  • 11/18-Grade 2 concert @ Maple Ave, 6pm
  • 11/20-Celebrate Our Boys Event @ 5:30pm
  • 11/23-Theaterworks Performance @ Maple Ave, Gr. 4 & 5
  • 11/26-11/27-Thanksgiving Recess-No School
  • 11/30-HSA Mtg. @ 7pm
  • 12/8-Puppet Club Performance @ 5pm
  • 12/8-Book Fair Night
  • 12/14-HSA Meeting @ 7pm
  • 12/16-Gr. 4 & 5 Chorus, Chime Choir Concert @ 6pm
  • 12/24-1/1-Holiday Recess-No School