Welcome! The mission of the PTA is to improve the education provided to DLS students by supporting the school and its activities. The PTA helps to fund a wish list of items from the school as well as many additional activities that make our school such a wonderful place. The success of the PTA is directly linked to the participation of parents, so we strongly encourage everyone to be involved this year.
- Chinese New Year, February 5 - Neither the Chinese New Year nor the amazing Spanish Heritage Event can happen without volunteers. We encourage parents to sign up to help out—it is volunteers that make these events so successful. This year, please consider helping out for the "other" language. Let parents watch their kiddos perform for the event in their language, and you do the same.
- Mandarin Families:
Chinese New Year Performance Help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-chinese
Rehearsal Day Help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-rehearsal
- Spanish Families:
Volunteer Help Needed: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-volunteer
- Staff Appreciation Week - February 8-12 - We will be celebrating all of our wonderful staff at DLS. The PTA has many fun events planned throughout the week, including a coffee cart, massage chairs, a lunch, and homemade cards created by the students. To pull off this exciting week, we need your help! Please click the below link to volunteer. There aren't many spots needed and all are between 30 minutes to two hours...so no big time commitment needed! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-staff
Thank you so much for helping to make this week a success. Your room parents will be asking for your child(ren) to bring in a homemade and heartfelt card on Thursday, February 11th to give to their teacher(s). Again, many thanks to our platinum sponsor Julie Bulatovic at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Cherry Creek, and to our PTA School Support Chairs, Johanna Garton and Jodi Burrows.
- DLS Green Team In Need of Lunchroom Help - We are so excited to have our compost and recycling programs back at DLS, but for the programs to succeed, we really need some parent help! It is only a 2-hour shift from 11:05-12:55 and you get to see your kid(s). If just 10 people sign up, we will have enough help to get us through the beginning of March! Please check out the sign up here to help out! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4fa5a82ba02-lunchtime
- We need volunteers for general help at both campuses. Stay tuned for sign-up opportunities, or please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming PTA-Sponsored Events
Keep an eye out for and share upcoming events and view past events through our Facebook page as well, at https://www.facebook.com/dlspta/events.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Friday, February 5 - Also not a PTA event, but save the date! Neither the Chinese New Year nor the amazing Spanish Heritage Event can happen without volunteers. We encourage parents to sign up to help out—it is volunteers that make these events so successful. This year, please consider helping out for the "other" language. Let parents watch their kiddos perform for the event in their language, and you do the same.
We will be celebrating all of our wonderful staff at DLS. The PTA has many fun events planned throughout the week, including a coffee cart, massage chairs, a lunch, and homemade cards created by the students. To pull off this exciting week, we need your help! Please click the below link to volunteer. There aren't many spots needed and all are between 30 minutes to two hours...so no big time commitment needed! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44ada92da57-staff
On Thursday, February 11, please join us at the DLS East Auditorium at 5:45 for a Parent Ed Night preceded by a very brief update from the PTA. This is an evening for all parents of K-8 immersion students. You will not want to miss it! While Dr. Met is visiting DLS, she will also be meeting with teams of educators, reviewing DLS curriculum and assessments, and providing feedback to the administrative team and Board of Directors.
Dr. Met is an independent consultant who works with K-12 language programs and teacher professional development. She was the Acting Director of the NFLC and a senior research associate prior to retiring. Dr. Met was also a supervisor of foreign language instruction for major urban and suburban school districts for more than 25 years. In that capacity and as a consultant to 2016educational agencies, she planned, implemented and evaluated language K-12 languages programs. More about Dr. Met: http://www.nflc.umd.edu/leadership/Myriam_Met
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511568929139041/
The Student Council will present Spirit Week February 22nd-26th. Here's the schedule:
Monday, 2/22: Free Dress Day
Tuesday, 2/23: Crazy Day (hats but not masks)
Wednesday, 2/24: Decades Day
Thursday, 2/25: Character Day (hats but not masks)
Friday, 2/26: Pajama Day
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/812888065505691/
It’s MARCH MADNESS!
Come join us for some skating fun on Thursday, March 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (no school Friday, March 4)! This is a private DLS event for all ages (including parents and siblings).
Arrive or drop off at 6:00 p.m. Pick up at 8:00 pm. A parent or guardian must be onsite if your child is in grades K-2. If your student(s) can’t rent and/or put on skates alone, or is learning to skate, please plan to accompany them, regardless of age.
Fees - $6.50/student (admission is $4.50; skate rental is an additional $2.00; a limited number of “skate helpers” are available at an additional cost). A portion of these fees are donated back to DLS!
NO bus transportation is being provided for this event because of the later start time.
There will be dribbling races and other fun activities.
Optional - wear your favorite sports jersey.
Skate City Tips:
http://www.skatecitycolorado.com/ 15100 E Girard Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
2016 Spring Art Show - Seeking Donations!
This spring the DLS Student Spring Art Show will be held on Wednesday, May 11th from 4-7 PM.at the Skylite Station Gallery at 910 Santa Fe in the arts district. Date will be announced soon! Similar to last year, select student artwork from our K-7 students will be on display at the gallery and all students and their families are encouraged to come enjoy this lively event whether they have work displayed or not.
This year’s art show will be a fundraiser for a Learning and Leadership Fund that will give DLS staff members the opportunity to apply for grant money to participate in conferences, classes, advanced degree programs, and other activities that will cultivate their talents, skills, and knowledge, making them more effective in their positions. We believe happy teachers make for joyous classrooms, and assisting them with continuing education pursuits is one way we can help our employees feel fulfilled in their work and in their lives.
We are looking for silent auction items for the event. Please contact Robin Bresnahan if you have something to donate to the silent auction. We will also be selling 2016-2017 student art calendars and other art pieces. While there is not ticket cost for this event, if you would like to make a donation to the Learning and Leadership Fund or learn more about the fund, or if you have questions about the show, contact Robin B at email@example.com. Thanks!!
February: Stay tuned!