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Help fund teacher grants

Thank you for your support of PTO coffee sales and direct donations for teacher grants.  We are still in need of further funding to fulfill all requests.

Elementary School 
Maria Studen, 2nd grade – classroom globe, $205
Jennifer Hansen, 4th grade – educational games, $235
Nicole Knox, ES TAG – 2 Breakout EDU boxes, $300
Debra Hoehn, 5th grade – Throwable wireless microphone and board games, $300
Autumn Crosby, IB Coordinator – Apple TV’s for 5th grade, $500
Crystal Medina, 3rd grade – iPad/Projector connectors, $149

Middle School
Mary Brennan, 7th grade science – 3 Breakout EDU boxes, $450
Rebecca Mayes, math intervention – 7 pairs headphones, $110
Shawn O’Toole, Gateway to Technology – entry fee for National Sea Perch competition, $500
Jessica Eaves, MS Principal’s secretary – calculators, $500
Alyssa Miller, Choir – vocal festival fees, $500
Marla Dowdy, Spanish – games, flashcards and puzzles, $235
Laurel Camarano, TAG – table top timer, $75
Licette Smith, MS Science – large display classroom timer, $50
Emily Heinrich, MS Science – 3 triple beam balances, $462
Marchell DeLange, MS Literary Intervention – headphones, $157
Charlie Mathews, MS Band/Orchestra – cello rack, $500

High School
Becca Craver, HS Photo room – color printer, $300
Brandy Noonan, HS Science – classroom set of headphones, $190

Loni Doan, HS Special Education – bus fees to Olympic Training Center, $132
David King, HS AP – Sky ceiling tiles for English classrooms, $500
Sam Melendrez, HS Strength and Conditioning – Electronic Speed Timing System, $449

Multi-level
Tye Prater, 1st & 8th grade Mother’s Day heart project – wood, $325
Stacie Reed-Bessmer, 6-12 ELL – interactive whiteboard system, $150
Christa Lundberg, Canyon STEAM Investigators club (K-6, 9-12) – CSI badges, $500

To donate funding for any of these requests, please go to PayForIt  or bring a check to the DCC business office.
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PTO MEETING TONIGHT

6:30pm in Green III, the library though the middle school entrance. We will have a presentation by Dr. David Peak, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, to discuss the process to hire the next Principal of DCCHS.  Also speaking will be Ron Sukle, HS Assistant Principal and Athletic Director; Mario Romero, MS Principal; and Andie Ruskin, ES Principal.  We will also discuss and vote on the PTO bylaw revisions recommended by the review committee as was announced at the September meeting.  There will be DCC coffee, homemade holiday cookies and door prizes.

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Polar Express movie night in the elementary Friday, December 8

Please join us for Polar Express movie night Friday, December 8th in the cafetorium. Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and make sure you wear your holiday jammies. (Parents are welcome to bring lawn chairs to set up on the perimeter.) Check in will begin at 5:30pm and we are planning to start the movie at 5:45pm. You can order a pizza by completing the order form and sending it in to school by TODAY. Cookies, milk, and popcorn will be provided. Feel free to pack extra snacks and drinks.
Sign up to donate cookies
We could also use volunteers to help this event run smoothly
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PTO meeting Tuesday, December 5

The next general PTO meeting will be Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30pm in Green III, the library through the MS entrance.  We will have a presentation by Dr. David Peak, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, to discuss the process to hire the next Principal of DCCHS.  Also speaking will be Ron Sukle, HS Assistant Principal and Athletic Director; Mario Romero, MS Principal; and Andie Ruskin, ES Principal.  Lastly, as announced in September, we will discuss and vote on the PTO bylaw revisions recommended by the review committee.  There will be DCC coffee and homemade holiday cookies.
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DCC coffee!

DCC now has custom branded coffee available!  We are proud to have Serrano’s Coffee partnering with the PTO for this fundraiser to offer TWO BLENDS!
Dark Roast: Incline Dark Blend
Light Roast: Monument Hill Blend

Both are available ground or whole bean for $13/bag.  Ground is available in the Thunder Store or use the form below to order ground or whole bean delivered to your student.  This is an ongoing fundraiser.  Orders received to elementary teachers or any attendance office by the last Wednesday of the month will receive their coffee the first Wednesday of the next month.  Order today for delivery November 1.  All proceeds will benefit teacher grants at all three DCC levels.

Coffee fundraiser

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Teacher conference meals

We could use a few more soups and casseroles to ensure all our teachers will be provided dinner during conferences tonight.

Please sign up here.

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Thunder Store news

The Thunder Store will be closed this week for inventory before we open next week with our new computer scanning system.

We will be open next week during Parent Teacher conference times with an extra location in the elementary if we can get enough volunteers.  Please take a look at shifts for ES & MS on October 18th & 19th. Sadly, if we don’t have the manpower for each location, we will not be able to open. Let’s try to get every shift covered because parents & staff really appreciate the store being available these days. Sign up here

We are also excited to announce a website to order additional sizes and styles of Thunderwear!  There is NO shipping charge and you order by CREDIT CARD!  We have samples at the Thunder Store for all the items being sold online.  Order by October 26 for delivery November 16. Orders can be picked up at the Thunder Store or we can hand deliver them to students.  See the site here

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It’s Homecoming Week!

Activities are going on all across campus this week.  The parade is at 2pm on Tuesday, Carnival 6pm on Thursday, tailgate and football game at D20 stadium on Friday.

See the schedule – Homecoming 2017 Schedule

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It’s National School Parent Group Day!

Thank you to all who have helped with PTO activities so far this year – desserts for new teacher lunch, chalk the walk, MS BOLT crew lunch, ES new parent coffee, eclipse snacks, ES picture day, ES field day, staff appreciation yogurt, MS Thunder Bucks, MS RAH, Thunder Store and concessions.
Please see the volunteer tab for more opportunities to get involved.
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September General meeting minutes posted

Minutes from the September 12, 2017, PTO general meeting are available here and on our Meeting Agendas & Minutes page.

Several bylaw revisions proposed from last May were voted on.  See details in the minutes.   The new bylaws are available here and on our About page.

A complete bylaw review required every three years is due by February, 2018.  As was announced at the September 12, 2017, general meeting, a review committee has been formed and will present their recommendations for a membership vote on December 5, 2017.

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Thunder Store will close at 3:30pm today

The Thunder Store will close at 3:30pm today because of the high school home football game.

Homecoming is the week of October 2.  Do you have your Thunderwear?

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Teacher appreciation help needed this Friday!

The PTO is organizing quarterly appreciation days for our teachers and staff.  Our first one is this Friday, September 22, when we will start their day with some healthy yogurt and fruit.  Sign up here to help with set up or clean up.
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Homecoming 2017 information

Homecoming week is October 2-7.  Get all the details here.

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Middle School Thunder Bucks update

Thunder Bucks spending day: The first Thunder Bucks redemption day will be Tuesday, September 26. There was a delay in the merchandise due to the Florida hurricane so to give you the full selection we are moving it out another week. Exclusive Thunder Buck merchandise will be available in the Thunder Store from 8:30am-3:00pm and then on the Thunder Bucks cart at the doors to the MS Gym from 3-3:30pm. There will also be special concession items available on the cart. The next spending days will be October 3 and October 17. Thank you for your patience. Keep earning those Bucks!

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September Staff Appreciation Day

The PTO is organizing quarterly appreciation days for our teachers and staff.  Our first one is this Friday, September 22, when we will start their day with some healthy yogurt and fruit.  Sign up here to help with set up or clean up.

 

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First general PTO meeting of the year TONIGHT!

6:30pm in Green III (the library through the middle school doors)

Hear from administration of all three levels, District Accountability, School Accountability, Parent Sounding Board, and about proposed district boundary changes.

Also we will vote on the proposed PTO budget and on proposed by-law changes from May.

Plus, we’ll have snacks and door prizes!

See the agenda

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Elementary Boxtop contest!

The elementary is having a Boxtop contest.  Print out this paper, attach Boxtops, and send in to your elementary teacher.  The winning classroom will have a popcorn party!

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The Thunder Store is open!!!

Our school spirit wear store is located just inside the middle school doors and serves all three levels.  We have clothing and hats from youth to adult plus water bottles, coffee mugs, umbrellas, spinners and tons of other items with the DCC logo.

Normal hours are Tuesdays 8:30am-3:30pm and Thursdays 8:30am-5pm.

We also sell concessions after school and at Middle School home sporting events.

We can only accept cash, check or PayForIt at this time.

Sign up here to volunteer (and receive 25% off one item!) –

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4aa9a62fa4f58-ptothunder

 

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Elementary picture day volunteers needed

Picture day for elementary students is September 6.  Volunteers are needed to direct students from their classroom to the cafetorium.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C49AEA62FA5F58-elementary

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Eclipse Day August 21 – sign up as a treat day volunteer

This coming Monday, August 21st, DCC campus will be viewing the solar eclipse.  In Colorado Springs at 11:47AM,  we will experience 90% sunlight loss due to this eclipse.  Solar glasses will be provided for every student, staff and treat day volunteer on campus!
DCC PTO and the DCC Science Departments will have Cosmic Brownies, Star Crunch and Moon Pies for sale for $1.00 per treat for all MS and HS students. The elementary school students will all be receiving eclipse treats. We need 6 volunteers for the middle school level and 8 volunteers for the high school.
6th grade in Proto Plaza
7th grade on bus parking lot
8th grade on back field
High school – in front of the high school near the flagpole and at the end of the math hallway

Sign up here as a treat day volunteer