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November 5, 2017


Dear Dana Middle School Families and Friends,


Thank you to our entire community for a very productive, fun-filled, and action-packed 1st Quarter.  Students should have received their report cards last Friday and there are instructions for families on signing and returning the report card.  Note that teachers will also send information regarding our upcoming parent conferences in the report card envelope.  Any questions regarding student grades and/or parent conferences should be directed to the teacher(s).  We ask that you send an email to teachers with any questions and/or requests for a conference and not just show up for an unscheduled meeting.  These impromptu visits make it difficult for our teaching staff to complete other assigned duties.


It is also important for families to become familiar with Canvas.  Many of our families have started monitoring their students’ progress using Canvas, but our data report is still showing a significant number of parents/guardians not yet signed up as observers.  Therefore, we have decided to host a parent tech/Canvas night to support those who need help getting started.  The details are as follows: 


WhatDana Canvas Parent Education Night


When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:30-7:30 pm

6:30-6:45 - Setting up Observer Account

6:45-7:30 - Canvas Parent Education


WhereWiseburn Family Community Makerspace at Dana in room 201


Why: Come learn how best to use your Dana Parent Canvas login information to gain access to your student’s courses. Your access allows you to view any posted resources, web links, assignments, discussions, etc. available to your student.  Your account is connected to your student’s enrollments, allowing you to also view your student’s posted work and related grades if the teacher uses Canvas grading tools. If you have multiple students, you will see all your students’ Canvas courses in your Dashboard.


How: Come and join us for a night of information on being part of your child’s education.


We also provide ongoing Canvas support.  The details are as follows: 


What: Hands-on assistance with Canvas registration and navigation


When: Every weekday from 8:30 to 9:30 am


Where: Wiseburn Family Community Makerspace at Dana in room 201

Why: Parents can get assistance with Canvas Learning Management System and other family technology questions and needs throughout the year at the community center.


Using Canvas, students and parents can closely monitor academic progress. We strive to be your partners in education.  


Also, please remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday and note that next Friday is Veteran's Day and school will not be in session.  


Have a great week! 


Blake Silvers, Ed.D.


Jr. Chargers Training Camp

WUSD Students Grades 2-8

Friday, November 10th




This is a no-cost event for the first 100 Wiseburn Unified School District enrolled Grades 2-8 students who return this registration form to their school office. (Return them ASAP, this is a first come first serve event)


Pre-registration required. No registrations accepted once spaces are filled or on the day of the event.


Students must arrive 30 minutes prior with their parent/guardian to fill out a release form. Students WILL NOT be allowed to participate without a signed Chargers release form.


Parents should stay and watch.


All students must have a parent/guardian sign them out prior to leaving this event immediately after their session.


Note - This is not a Wiseburn USD Sanctioned Event

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Please support our community partner, Wiseburn Education Foundation (WEF), during their Annual Appeal Pledge Week from November 6-10. Donations to WEF support visual and performing arts education, healthy lifestyle programs, and teacher grants. Donate today or make a pledge payable by June 30, 2018.www.memberplanet.com/campaign/wef/2017-18

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activities, sports, spirit days study trips, after school events, and more! 

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Parents please stop by the Makerspace Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-9:30am.  Come chat with us about Canvas, have a cup of coffee, meet some new people and explore & enjoy the Makerspace!


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