DMA Community Connection
Giraff-E-News Week 15 - November 30, 2022
Mission: Our mission is to foster the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the whole child by addressing the uniqueness of each in an authentic Montessori environment within a public school diverse educational community.
Vision: Our school will provide an authentic Montessori environment in an accredited Public Montessori School to meet the needs of the child through a commitment to the principles of Montessori education and full accountability to the public education standards.
Core Values: Love You, Love Others, Love Our World
DMA Giraffes are "Making A Tall Difference Every Day with Every Child!"
Love You means; taking care of yourself so you can take care of others.
Love Others means; We are the example of what we want. We define our Excellence!
Love Our World means; Build other leaders in the spirit of Excellence, and you are cultivating a lasting legacy of LOVE to nurture our world and be kind to our world.
I hope you and your family are well-rested from Thanksgiving Break and that you were able to spend quality time with family and friends. We are back in full swing with Montessori lessons, small group lessons, students growing to be more independent, and a buzz of joy around the building!
We have about three weeks of instruction until the end of the semester, which means about three weeks until our 3rd - 4th grade students show up and show out on ACPs. The semester's closing will help tell us whether we are on track with your children and where we need to tweak our plans for the spring semester.
We are also well into our recruitment season for 2023 - 2024! If you know of prospective families, please ask them to join our 2nd Virtual Open House this Thursday at 5:30 PM! They will have an opportunity to learn more about our campus and hear from the faculty and families of DMA. Please let me know if you are interested in participating in our upcoming recruitment opportunities by clicking on the link below to sign up!
We have a lot happening in the land of DMA! Please read through the Smore Newsletter to see and know all the great things that contribute to making Every Day A Great Day At DMA!
Congratulations to our DMA 2022 Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Cynthia Cuesta
Lower Elementary - Dual Language Guide
Discover DMA - The application for the 2023 - 24 school year is now open.
We are now accepting applications for new DMA students for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents can apply from November 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023, at choose.dallasisd.org or on our website www.dallasisd.org/downtownmontessori. If you already have a student at our campus and would like to apply for a sibling, you must submit an application for the new sibling. Please note sibling entry is not guaranteed. Feel free to contact the front office with questions at 972-749-2500.
Ahora estamos aceptando solicitudes para nuevos estudiantes de DMA para el año escolar 2022-2023. Los padres pueden presentar su solicitud desde el 1 de noviembre de 2022 hasta el 31 de enero de 2023 en choose.dallasisd.org o en nuestro sitio web www.dallasisd.org/downtownmontessori. Si ya tiene un estudiante en nuestro campus y desea solicitar un hermano, debe presentar una solicitud para el nuevo hermano. Tenga en cuenta que la entrada de hermanos no está garantizada. No dude en comunicarse con la oficina principal si tiene preguntas al 972-749-2500.
Help us recruit! Please share our recruitment flyer and information.
Click here for the 23 - 24 Admission flyer link
Click here for the Open House flyer link
If you are interested in participating in our upcoming recruitment opportunities, please sign up. Si está interesado en participar en nuestras próximas oportunidades de reclutamiento, regístrese.
Put this on your Calendar
12.01.22 - DMA 2nd Virtual Open House @ 5:30 pm
12.01.22 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
12.02.22 - Concert in the Park (if weather permits) Click Here for Flyer
12.03.22 - Esports 4th grade @ BOMLA & Virtual UIL A+ for 2nd - 4th grade
12.05.22 - Campus Perot Museum Field Trip PreK 4 - 4th grade
12.06.22 - SBDM @ 6:00 pm
DMA Goes to the Perot Museum. Click on picture for permission slip
New Start Time for Dallas ISD Elementary Schools
Our Instructional start time has changed to 8:00 am. Our dismissal time will start at 3:00 pm
- Arrival/Drop off will begin @ 7:15 am
- Students will be picked up from their waiting area @ 7:50 am
- Instructional learning begins at 8:00 am
- Dismissal/Pick up will begin @ 3:00 pm
- After school care begins @ 3:00 pm
Important Resources and Information
- 2022 – 2023 Base Calendar Click Here
Stay tuned to the City of Dallas news and upcoming events at https://www.dallascitynews.net/
Click here for the Food & Child Nutrition Services Forms
Link for Voly: https://dallasisd.voly.org/
November's Tea Talk with Tabitha Click Here for the Video
2023 SMU JUNIOR CHEERLEADERS
SMU Athletics is currently planning the 2023 SMU Junior Cheerleaders College Visit for K-6 grade students. Participants will have the opportunity to step foot on a COLLEGE CAMPUS to perform during halftime of an SMU NCAA basketball game vs
East Carolina on Sunday, February 19, 2023. Tip-off is 2:00 pm.
The program will feature the following phenomenal opportunities:
EDUCATIONAL WORKBOOK WITH ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM
Participation will provide physical exercise, develop coordination, and build self-esteem in a fun
and exciting educational environment.
If you are interested in having your students visit SMU, participate in this EXCITING event, and become part of the
SMU family, contact email@example.com for more information and details.
DMA Monthly Calendar. Click on the calendar below for English & Spanish
GT/TAG KINDER NOMINATIONS INFORMATION
5 Star Award given to our DMA Cafeteria Service for the 2021 -2022 School Year!
Thank you for making Every Day a Great Day at DMA!
A Word From Our DMA Safety Sideline Team
DMA Montessori Stewardship Moment by Ms. Miner
The Great Lessons begin at DMA!
Check out the included video of the Importance of the Prepared environment for the classroom and how it can extend to your home environment. There are other videos, 2 articles, and then a book that you can purchase to help support your own family growth with our Downtown Montessori School.
Learning made fun with our Librarian, Mr. Marvin
Just wanted to send a friendly reminder of this weekend’s events and activities around downtown this weekend.
Attached you’ll find a notice for the Dallas Holiday Parade (DHP) describing ALL road closures for Saturday morning. Please be advised that certain areas of Commerce Street have begun installation of bleachers for the DHP. Bleachers are being placed out starting today through Friday evening and will be taken down starting after the parade has concluded. The tear down of the bleachers should be completed by Tuesday (December 6th) 5pm.
Boys & Girls Club After School Program accepting new applications for DMA
ALL PRO DAD'S CLUB INFORMATION
Support our DMA PTO
· Downtown Montessori’s Amazon Smile Link:
· How to Change Your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization
To change your charitable organization:
1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
2. From your desktop, go to Your Account, Amazon Smile, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
3. Select a new charitable organization to support.
Search: Ida B Wells Dallas PTO
Click on SBDM icon to review November's Meeting Video