Dublin Times

June 2, 2016

Our Dublin Purpose:

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

Important Dates

June 2 Board of Education Meeting (7:30 PM) ESC

June 3 Retirement Open House (4:30-7:30 PM) Cafeteria

June 6 Glee Club Rehearsal (8:00 AM) Music Room

June 6 Volunteer Appreciation Tea (9:15 AM) Media Center

June 6 Community Ed. Musical Theater Performance (4:00 PM) Cafeteria

June 7 Third Grade Field Trip-Cranbrook Science Museum

June 9 Fourth Grade Field Trip-Greenfield Village

June 9 Third Grade Wax Museum (2:30-4:00 PM) Cafeteria

June 9 Girl Scout Meeting (4:00-5:15 PM) Media Center

June 10 Fifth Grade Field Trip-Wave Pool

June 10 PTA Ice Cream Social (6:00-8:00 PM)

June 13 Fifth Grade Graduation Celebration (2:30-4:00 PM) Cafeteria and Gym

June 15 Last Day of School-Half Day (12:18 Dismisall)

June 15 Dublin Closing Ceremony (11:30 AM-12:00 PM) Car Rider Loop Area

June 16 Final Day for Teachers

June 20 Report Carts Available for Parents to View-Skyward Family Access

Congratulations Dublin Retirees!

We would like to thank and congratulate the following teachers at Dublin that will be retiring after this school year:

Mrs. Maxwell-Third Grade

Mrs. McCowan-Fifth Grade

Mrs. Loveland-Kindergarten

Mr. Yuhn-P.E.

Mrs. Vella-Music

Mrs. Theriault-ECSE Paraeducator

We will miss all of them and wish them the best of luck in their new retirement journey!

There will be an open house on Friday, June 3rd from 4:30-7:30 PM in the cafeteria for any teacher, former student, or others that would like to stop by and say good luck! Thank you teachers for your dedication and hard work for our Dublin students and school.

Dublin Volunteer Tea

Our Volunteer Appreciation Tea will take place 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. We look forward to celebrating our great volunteers on Monday, June 6th!

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

Students should plan to bring a pair of socks if they plan to use the bounce houses that evening!

We are asking for donations from students for sundae toppings. These toppings are being collected now! You may send them in with your child.

Kindergarten - Strawberry Topping

1st Grade - Chocolate Topping

2nd Grade - Carmel/Butterscotch Topping

3rd Grade - Sprinkles

4th Grade - Whipped Cream

5th Grade – Oreos

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

Fifth Grade Graduation Celebration

Our fifth grade graduation celebration will take place on Monday, June 13th from 2:30-4:00 PM. The ceremony will take place in the cafeteria, followed by a reception in the gym afterward. Our fifth graders will be singing at the ceremony and receiving awards. Some of our fifth grades will be reading their D.A.R.E. essays as well. Seating is limited, so we ask that you keep this in mind when inviting others to this event.

Siblings of fifth graders will be invited to the ceremony part of the celebration from 2:30-3:00 PM. We will make an announcement to have them come down from their classrooms. They will go back to their classrooms at 3:00 PM.

We look forward to a great afternoon celebrating our fifth graders and wishing them well as they enter middle school next year.

If you are a FOURTH grade parent, and would like to help with the reception part of the celebration, please click HERE to sign up to help. This is a great way to see how the event works for your fifth grader next year!

Dublin Closing Ceremony

Our last day of school for the school year is Wednesday, June 15th. This will be a half day of school and dismissal will be at 12:18 PM.

We will be having our Dublin Closing Ceremony from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM that morning. Parents are invited to attend this event. We are hoping to have this event outside in our car rider loop area. The Glee Club and fifth graders will be singing. Our retiring teachers will be honored.

From 12:00-12:18 students will be returning to their classrooms to spend the last few minutes together with their teachers and classmates.

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.

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

Summer Swim Classes

Walled Lake Community Education is offering terrific summer swim classes for our students! The pools at Walled Lake Northern High School and Walled Lake Central High School are competition style pools perfectly suited for use when teaching young students to swim. CLICK HERE to view a PDF copy of Page 27 of our Spring Summer Brochure that lists the available classes and locations.

If you would like further information, please contact our Aquatics Supervisor, Carole Meyer, at 248-956-5009 or via email at carolemeyer@wlcsd.org.

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See you at the pool!

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!

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Elementary Lunch Menu

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

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

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