School Supply Pick up is Tuesday 8/18

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If you ordered school supplies, you can pick them up at Davis on

Tuesday August 18 from 8 -11 am.

Volunteers will be distributing them outside the main school doors.  You can use the main driveway entrance to circle around for pickup.

 

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Davis School Supply Sale Ends June 5th

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Davis PTO School Supply Sale (2020-2021)

The School Supply Kit sale for next school year is starting now.  These supply kits are a one-stop-shop for your kids’ supplies, very easy to order and helps you avoid long lines at a store. The kits are available for purchase (online only) from now through June 5th. Kits will NOT be available to be order after June 5th. The kits will only include items in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade supply list. Kits do not include electives (such as ELL, Reading Intervention, Foreign Language, Art, Band, Orchestra and Choir. etc).  Parents will need to purchase these elective items on their own.

This year the sale is online only. Order online at www.shopttkits.com, use code 9625.

**New this year, 6th grade kit includes the calculator needed for all 3 years at Davis. (this is why kit for 6th grade is more expensive) There is a calculator that can be ordered separately for 7th and 8th graders who lost their calculators**

When you place your order, the school supplies (enclosed in a small cardboard box with your child’s name on it) will be delivered to the school, so there will be no need to carry a load of supplies to school since it will be conveniently delivered to the school.  The kits are typically available for pick-up on your student’s back to school walk-thru day in August. Usually, if the kit is not picked up on walk-thru day, it will be placed in your child’s homeroom class. Given the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to modify our usual distribution process.

Thank you for your support and patience as we explore new ways to improve the PTO and volunteer services.

Please contact Leanne Evans (evansL6@att.net) with any questions.

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Last Davis PTO Meeting Minutes

Davis MS PTO Meeting

May 13, 2020 at 7:00PM

Meeting Minutes

 

Attendees:

Tiffany Marr, Tiffany deSilva, Noreen Marando, Ann Perez, Marty Assman, Ann Starnes, Jason Snyder, Asch Mikhail, Holli Berry, Ginger Kockentiet, Leanne Evans, Elain Spielberg, Nasha Williams, Jennifer Talley, Jeff Timmons, Craig Haywood, Mark Matter

Secretary’s Report—Noreen Marando

  • Noreen presented the April PTO meeting minutes
  • Ann made a motion to approve, Jason seconded, All were in favor

President’s Report – Tiffany deSilva

  • Thank you to the Board and everyone that stepped up to help out. A special thanks to the following people:
    • Maria Dishop – 6th grade mom – super huge help for the danceathon
    • Kim DeAngelo – great photos this year!
    • Amy Starnes – great volunteering
    • Leanne Evans – walkathon volunteer
    • Melanie Gamez – for doing spirit wear for many years
    • Tamie Snyder – library and store coordinator for many years
  • Board Member Elections
    • Jennifer Talley was presented as the slated Secretary for next year. Vote was taken, all were in favor.
    • Vice President / President Elect Board position is still open if anyone is interested.
  • Review of Executive Board and Committee Leadership Status:

 

President/Co-President Tiffany Marr
Vice President/President-Elect OPEN
Secretary Jennifer Talley
Treasurer/Co-Treasurer Aschraf Mikhail
Co-Treasurer Ginger Kockentiet
Past President/Advisor Tiffany deSilva
Academic Boosters Tiffany Thum, Justi Morse
Beautification Ann Perez/Jill Polchow
Box Tops OPEN
8th Grade Celebration Amy Starnes
Hospitality Coordinator (SA,CO) Tiffany deSilva
Staff Appreciation OPEN
Community Outreach Amy Starnes
Library Volunteer Coordinator OPEN
Scholarship Committee Tisha Rinker, Tiffany Marr et. al.
PERC Representative Leanne Evans, Jennifer Talley
School Store Robyn Shay
School Supply Sale Nasha Williams
6th Grade Dance Club Jennifer Landrine
Spirit Wear Melanie Gamez
Walkathon OPEN
Fall Fundraiser OPEN
Give Back Week Jennifer Talley

 

  • Transition to take place by June 30
  • Any interest in open positions – please reach out to PTODavis@gmail.com.

Treasurer’s Report– Ginger Kockentiet, Asch Mikhail

  • 2018-19 FY Audit took place (Jennifer Talley was the volunteer auditor) – huge task, very much appreciated. She provided recommendations.  She will do the audit again this summer for this past fiscal year – should be much easier.  Asch and Ginger will be reviewing the financial procedures for next year.
  • Current Balances: Checking – $13,333.83, Savings – $31,427.64
  • A few outstanding checks that were recently written
  • Due to current situation we were not able to fund raise at the end of the year (e.g. Walkathon – anticipated Income $6000).At the same time, anticipated expenses did not take place (e.g. $5000 to support the DC trip).  Current anticipated net income is roughly $20,000 under budget, and current anticipated net expense is $21,000 under budget.
  • We are going to have to review budget for next year based on what we think will happen with events for in the fall.

Committee Reports – Committee Leaders

  • Arts and Music Festival (Canceled)
  • Walkathon (Canceled)
  • Staff/Teacher Appreciation (5/4-5/8)
    • We held a virtual luncheon for staff providing $10 meals to Sunny Street Café (51 staff members participated out of 137)
    • We created and sent out a thank you video
    • Staff really appreciated both
  • School Supply Sale
    • Leanne set up sale – can order now through June 5 – school code is 9625 – already have 30 orders
  • Academic Boosters
    • Signs were ordered and order forms did go into mailbox, however this was right about the time in person school was closing. Some orders may have been sent back in to school.  Administrators will look for any orders that might have come in and will report back.
  • Summer Reading
    • If there is a need for PTO to help kids get summer reading books, PTO would like to help. Marty will forward information on what might be needed to PTO to see if there is a way to help.
  • 8th Grade Completion Celebration
    • 8th grade completion signs available for $6 – not a fundraiser – if you are interested you can contact ambarr77@yahoo.com.

Principal’s Report – Dr. Ann Perez

  • End of year completion
    • 4 Middle schools have collaborated to find the best way to honor our students
      • In lieu of 8th grade completion ceremony – a handwritten card will be sent to every student. In addition, a tribute video is being created from teachers, adminsitrators (including Tracey Deagle) and Bob Scott from Scioto.  Plan is to send out next week.
      • Principal awards – typically party of assembly – these will be mailed
      • NJHS certificates and membership cards will also be mailed
      • Awards assembly for the legacy awards will take place via zoom/google meet call.
      • Living the Irish Way awards – video has been completed – will go out the same day they are getting their awards in the mail
      • Each grade is also trying to do some activities with the kids at the end of the year.
      • All grading ends on the 19th – Almost all students are passing
    • Irish Challenges have been really fun
  • Tshirts for incoming 6th graders will come in the fall. This is great because we get quite a few move in students over the summer – no one will be missed.  We anticipate 371 6th graders next year.
  • Ann expressed gratitude to everyone for welcoming her to the building / district this year, and for supporting the administrative team. “We are so lucky we have such a vibrant pto that supports our school.”
  • Staff has a Wellness program in place that involves earning healthy points that go towards a Kroger Gift Cards. Cards were just announced and 75% of those staff members at Davis that received a card donated it to families in need.  Just short of $5000 donated!
  • Please reach out at any time to the Administrators with any questions or concerns.
  • Question raised – Does PTO do anything for retiring teachers? We do not have anything formally established for that.
  • Picking up and dropping off items
    • Monday May 18th for books (library or classroom). Place items in a bag with the student’s name and the teachers name on it.
    • Music teachers have reached out to those with instruments that need to be returned.
    • All lockers have been emptied out and those with items have been put in bags and people have been contacted.
    • Artwork to be returned for 8th graders (they have been contacted).
    • All 6th and 7th grade artwork will be returned in the fall.
    • Lost and Found items are being handled on an ad hoc basis – contact the office.
    • If a 2nd dates is needed after May 18th, it will be communicated via email.

Tiffany Marr – a big thank you to Tiffany deSilva!

7:52 Meeting adjourned

 

 

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PTO Docs for Meeting

Below please find the minutes from our last PTO meeting and the agenda for PTO tonight’s meeting.

Davis MS PTO Meeting Minutes – April 2020

Davis MS PTO Meeting Agenda – 2020May

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Davis PTO School Supply Sale (2020-21)

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Davis PTO School Supply Sale (2020-2021)

The School Supply Kit sale for next school year is starting now.  These supply kits are a one-stop-shop for your kids’ supplies, very easy to order and helps you avoid long lines at a store. The kits are available for purchase (online only) from now through June 5th. Kits will NOT be available to be order after June 5th. The kits will only include items in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade supply list. Kits do not include electives (such as ELL, Reading Intervention, Foreign Language, Art, Band, Orchestra and Choir. etc).  Parents will need to purchase these elective items on their own.

This year the sale is online only. Order online at www.shopttkits.com, use code 9625.

**New this year, 6th grade kit includes the calculator needed for all 3 years at Davis. (this is why kit for 6th grade is more expensive) There is a calculator that can be ordered separately for 7th and 8th graders who lost their calculators**

When you place your order, the school supplies (enclosed in a small cardboard box with your child’s name on it) will be delivered to the school, so there will be no need to carry a load of supplies to school since it will be conveniently delivered to the school.  The kits are typically available for pick-up on your student’s back to school walk-thru day in August. Usually, if the kit is not picked up on walk-thru day, it will be placed in your child’s homeroom class. Given the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to modify our usual distribution process.

Thank you for your support and patience as we explore new ways to improve the PTO and volunteer services.

Please contact Leanne Evans (evansL6@att.net) with any questions.

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Save the Date – Last Davis PTO Meeting of the Year

Save the date for next Wednesday May 13th at 7:00 pm for the last Davis PTO meeting of the year.  The meeting will be held virtually – details will be sent out from the school on how to join the meeting.

We hope to see you there!

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Thank You Davis Teachers & Staff

Hello Davis Parents,

The Davis PTO is happy to present a heartfelt “Thank You Tribute” to our awesome Davis teachers and staff! Please take a moment to watch it here:

https://www.tribute.co/davismiddlethankyou/#

Thank you, teachers and staff, for guiding our students, inspiring them to be their best, and always working to make sure their learning needs are met, no matter the environment or circumstances. You have made the impossible possible over the last few weeks. Thank you for your uncompromising service!

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the creation of this video! Thank you for expressing your gratitude in such a heartwarming way!
Sincerely,

Davis PTO

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Happy School Principals’ Day to our amazing @DMSIrish Principals

Happy School Principals’ Day to our amazing @DMSIrish Principals @mccartyann @JasonSnyder1 @AssmannMarty Thank you for all you do for Davis MIddle School! #thedublindifference #IrishNation #nationalschoolprincipalsday #SchoolPrincipalsDay

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April 15, 2020 PTO Meeting Minutes

Davis MS PTO
April 15, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Begin – 7:00PM Via Zoom

Attendees:  Tiffany deSilva, Noreen Marando, Asch Mikhail, Ginger Kockentiet, Dr. Ann Perez, Jason Synder, Marty Assman, Craig Haywood, Amy Starnes, Tisha Rinker, Ashley Oliver, Fatma Aykan

Welcome – Tiffany deSilva

Secretary’s Report – Noreen Marando

  • Noreen presented the November minutes for approval. Perez made a motion to approve, Mr. Snyder seconded.  All were in favor.
  • Noreen presented the January minutes for approval. Perez made a motion to approve, Mr. Snyder seconded.  All were in favor.

Principal’s Report – Dr. Ann Perez

  • E-learning is off to a good start. We had some early issues with Schoology but they have since added to their technology to improve performance. Teachers are using Google Meet and Zoom to connect with students. District and Davis is tracking which students have connected and which have not.  Davis is reaching out to those families to see what they can do to help the students.  We have about 30 out of 1100 that have not engaged.  A few were due to internet and the district remedied those situations by providing hotspots.
  • Grading email was sent out by the district today. Please see email for details. The group provided some feedback on the pros/cons of the district’s decision. None of the options considered were perfect.
  • End of Year award ceremonies will be limited – all Middle Schools agreed to this. Davis will focus on presenting the Patriot, Archie and Citizenship awards.  Living the Irish Way awards will focus on 8th graders only now.  The 6th and 7th graders will be honored in the fall upon returning to school.
  • 8th grade DC trip was cancelled. Refunds will begin to be sent out from the travel company on May 12th – this is due to the amount of refunds they are issuing to all of their customers.
  • The kids seem to be enjoying and participating in the weekly Irish challenges.
  • Wifi is coming to all school parking lots beginning with the high schools in the next 2 weeks. You can access Davis wifi from in the building just by sitting in the vestibule area currently.

Treasurer’s Report– Ginger Kockentiet, Asch Mikhail

  • Checking balance is $14,008.96. No change to Savings.
  • Our DMS Square was provided to Chapman for the use at their Carnival as theirs was not working. We then issued them a check for the funds.
  • We participated in the evaluation of the PTO Presidents Scholarships review process. Chun was the Scioto recipient. (Each high school has one recipient).  Ginger and Asch will look into if we made our contribution for these scholarships.
  • We provided 2 Irish Way scholarships for $1000 each – one to J. Chun and one to A. Woodberry. These are paid directly to the universities these students are attending.
  • Grant Requests – none have been received. Will look at this process and the forms over the summer.  Perez suggested having 2 grant windows for next year.
  • Perez mentioned that 6th grade tshirts will be purchased over the summer (instead of now). These will be giving to incoming 6th graders during their fall orientation.  We expect 371 6th graders next year at this point (the current class of 6th graders is 359).
  • Ginger and Asch to follow up with J. Talley regarding audit.

President’s Report – Tiffany deSilva

  • Review of Executive Board / Committee Leaders
    • Noreen to confirm with J. Talley regarding Secretary role
    • Still looking for vice president, library coordinator and fall fundraising
  • Group discussed ways to honor Davis staff for Staff Appreciation week. There are 137 staff at Davis.
  • 8th grade celebration discussed. Group agreed to postpone decision until we are clear about what is happening through the end of the school year.
  • School supply sale is to be determined as the company cannot guarantee delivery dates at this time due to current circumstances. Perez will have the lists completed in the next few weeks.
  • Hoadley’s next virtual coffee will take place on Facebook on April 21st at 7 pm.
  • Next Meeting- May 15 evening zoom meeting. Board elections will take place.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm

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Dublin ACT Youth Council 5K

Dublin Act Youth Council is a group of high school students who have advocated for teens living a drug-free lifestyle for several years.  This spring, they are aiming to raise money for Youth to Youth, another local organization that focuses on prevention.

 

Youth to Youth engages young people through activities and experiences that help develop and implement their own ideas to create positive change within their communities.  They reach out to youth all across the country and the world and strive to set the standard for youth development and prevention programming, and we are wanting to help them with their efforts.

 

On the morning of Saturday, April 4th, they are planning to host a 5k fundraising event.  At this event, they would allow runners of all ages and have several booths set up at the finish line for runners to get information about the dangers and prevention of substance abuse.  It will start and end at Karrer Middle School, and all runners will be receiving t-shirts and gift bags.  All proceeds will be going to Youth to Youth.

 

Dublin ACT 5K

 

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