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Dana Blast

Dana Blast

April 16, 2017


Dear Dana Families and Friends:


I hope everyone had a restful and exciting week off and that you are ready for the final push to the end of the school year.  As we enter this phase of the year, we are only a couple of weeks away from state testing and, on May 27, we will host our annual Student Led Conference culminating event.  Stay tuned…


I am including in this email some information regarding the State of California’s new educational accountability system, known as the Dashboard.  This multi-measure approach to accountability is in its pilot year and as we move into next year, you will receive more information.  However, feel free to peruse the attachment and the California Department of Education website that has some good information. CA Dashboard Parent Bulletin 4-2017.docx 

Food Services Newsletter - APRIL NEWSLETTER.pdf 


Have a great week!


Blake Silvers


Here are some announcements for the upcoming weeks. 


Summer Camp 2017 – Da Vinci Schools
Da Vinci is offering six camps this summer for students entering grades 1-9. Join us for hands-on activities and exciting exploration in Robotics, Art Studio, Computer Programming, Graphic Design, Speech & Debate, and Board Games. Registration is now available for all camps, July 10-14 and July 17-21. All camps will take place at Da Vinci Science, 13500 Aviation Blvd.

Week 1: July 10-14
Week 2: July 17-21

Cost is $150 per session. Lunch supervision will be offered at no cost for campers who attend both AM and PM sessions. All campers should bring water bottles and snacks.

Click here for more information and registration:


Dear R.H. Dana Middle School PTA Association Members:

 Please join us for our annual Association Election Meeting,

                          **30 Day Notice**

April 20th 2017@ 6:30pm Dana Middle School Community Room


2017-2018 R.H.Dana Middle School PTA  Executive Board Slate for Election

PRESIDENT - Felicia Villareal

1ST VP – Gayle Waller (continuing)

MEMBERSHIP – Irena Costello (continuing)

VP WAYS & MEANS – Marilyn Comitz

SECRETARY – Liza Somilleda

AUDITOR – Anne Tittle

TREASURER – Laura Heredia

HISTORIAN –  Open and Actively Seeking someone to fill this position


Future Business Leaders of America

Join us at our next FBLA meeting at Dana Middle School. The meeting will be in Room 201, Thursday, April 20th, 3-5pm.


This Week at Dana


Monday, April 17- Periods 1 thru 6 - 2:45pm dismissal

3:00pm- 4:00pm - 6th grade ELA Dolphin Workshop in room 404 

3:00pm- 4:00pm - 7th grade ELA Dolphin Workshop in room 805

3:00pm- 4:00pm - 7th grade Math Dolphin Workshop in room 504

3:00pm- 4:00pm- Student Success club for selected students in the Student Services Room

3:00pm- 4:30pm- FLEET- 604

3:00pm- 5:00pm- Boys Soccer Practice- field

3:30pm- 5:00pm- Boys Volleyball practice- gym

Tuesday, April 18- Periods 2, 4, 6 - 2:45pm dismissal

3:00pm- 4:00pm- Choir- Burnett

3:00pm- 4:00pm- 8th Grade ELA Dolphin Workshop in room 701

3:00pm- 4:00pm- JC Bible club- 705

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Girl Soccer Practice- field 

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Engineering with Legos- student services

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Art Program- 202

Wednesday, April 19- Periods 1, 3, 5 - 2:45pm dismissal

10:19am- 11:44am- Play Production Spring Rehearsal- MPR

3:00pm- 4:00pm- Student Success club for selected students in the Student Services Room

3:00pm- 5:00pm- Boys Soccer Practice- field

Thursday, April 20- Periods 2, 4, 6 – 2:45pm dismissal

3:00pm- 4:00pm- 7th/8th grade Math Club- 501

3:00pm- 4:00pm- 6th grade Math Club- student services

3:00pm- 4:00pm - 6th Grade ELA Dolphin Workshop in room 601

3:00pm- 4:00pm - 7th Grade ELA Dolphin Workshop in room 802

3:00pm- 4:00pm - 8th Grade ELA Dolphin Workshop in room 807

3:00pm- 4:00pm- Watch Me Sculpt- lunch tables

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Play Production Spring Rehearsal- MPR

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Girls Soccer Practice- field

3:00pm- 5:00pm- FBLA- 201

3:10pm- 4:10pm- Urban Ecology- 705

3:30pm- 5:00pm- Boys Volleyball practice- gym

6:30pm – Dana PTA Open Association meeting in the Community Room. Election of officers/board members for 2017-2018 school year.

Friday, April 21- Periods 1, 3, 5 – 2:45pm dismissal

All Eighth grade Community Card fundraiser orders are due today. Bring them to Mrs. Ory in the library.

7:00am – All Catalina trip students and chaperons must meet by the flagpole in front of school. Students will be checked in and loaded onto buses.

10:19am- 11:44am- Play Production Spring Rehearsal- MPR

12:32pm- Friendship Circle- student services

3:00pm- 4:00pm- Chess Tutors- student services

Saturday, April 22

Good luck to the Dana Middle School Sea Perch ROV—Remonte Operating Vehicle teams competing this Saturday at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  Go Dolphins! 


Yearbooks – don’t wait!

Time for a little Math, there are some 46 yearbooks available for sale and about 400 students who may still want to purchase one.  Bring orders to the Dana library, or order online at