Thank You to all of our 2016-2017 DMS PTSO Volunteers!
Congratulations to all of our DMS PTSO Volunteers of the Month:
Martha Blue (Aug 2016)
Michelle Moore & Suzanne Spagnolli (Sept 2016)
Caytee Hale (Oct 2016)
Teresa Kearney (Nov 2016)
Laurie Alm, Jill Webb, & Margie Wedinger (Dec 2016)
Laura Wassef (Jan 2017)
Shelley Nelson (Feb 2017)
Liz Carlton, Amanda DePingre, & Tracy Emmert (March 2017)
Jennifer Bloedow, Summer Farina, Lana Kelt, Lori Kester, Lorrie Terlingo-Knipper, Charla Thompson (May 2017)

And to the Dawson Campus Volunteer of the Year:
Bonnie Aughenbaugh
Spring Disbursements APPROVED!
As mentioned in previous DMS PTSO meetings, the PTSO has excess reserves from previous years.  This Spring Disbursements request of $19,700 will continue to spend down those reserves to benefit the Dawson students, staff, and campus. 

Note that if these expenditures are approved, the DMS PTSO will still end the current fiscal year with reserves well above the $7,000 required by the bylaws.  Also, these upgrades are not duplicative of anything related to the potential Bond projects.

DMS PTSO Members voted to approve the $19,700 DMS PTSO contribution toward several Dawson campus improvement projects, including a student study/collaboration space and teacher workroom upgrades.

Many of these improvements were recommended by the DAWSON ACTION TEAM, comprised of student leaders, faculty, and parents, who met monthly through the year.

See photos of proposed BKM furniture for the lunch retreat room below:
Now you can earn $ for DMS while shopping!  
Shop at Amazon via AmazonSmile (Amazon's Charitable Foundation) website.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to George Dawson Middle School.  To get started, click on the link to the AmazonSmile website ABOVE, register with AmazonSmile (using your current Amazon log-in), designate George Dawson Middle School PTSO as your charity and shop as usual (your shopping experience with AmazonSmile will be identical to  Be sure to use the AmazonSmile ( website EVERY time you shop! 

Thank you to our generous DMS PTSO Membership!  
We were able to approve more than $14,000 in teacher wish list items (disbursements) this fall.  Exciting items include 
squid and sheep eyes, 3D printer, cheerleading mat, 
digital walkie talkies, sugar gliders (yes, the animal!), 
and much more.  
See below for the complete list!
2016-2017 PTSO Registration
Pay dues and donations, make directory requests, and complete volunteer sign ups...all in one easy place.  

Directories have already been ordered and distributed
but you can still support the DMS PTSO by becoming a member!  A few extra directory copies are available.  
Contact with directory questions.
CISD Volunteer Application:

Don't forget to complete the annual CISD Volunteer Program background check and application.  You must complete this at the beginning of EACH year.  You only need to complete it once per person to cover all CISD campuses.  It's quick and easy!  CLICK HERE to apply.

Did you know DMS PTSO Has a Facebook Page?
Click on the Facebook picture 
(to the right) to go to the DMS PTSO Facebook page, or you can click on the Facebook link on the left of this page.  Share our Facebook page with all of your Facebook friends and tell any other parents who have kids attending Dawson.

It is a great place to go to get information about Dawson activities, Dawson information, and pictures of our Dawson kids!

Another Social Media Option-- TWITTER
Follow us on Twitter for another option of communicating information on our DMS and CISD community.

DMS Counseling  Department Blog

Parents & Students:
Did you know Mrs. Hurlburt & Mrs. Tatum update their blog with a lot of helpful information throughout the school year?  

Right now, they have helpful articles and information about the following topics: 
cyber-bullying, popular social media sites, study skills, study apps, stress, and suicide. Our counselors update the blog regularly, and want to make sure that you are aware of this resource! Here is the link: