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Dawson Middle School PTSO - WELCOME

 

Welcome to Dawson Middle School and welcome to the official website of the DMS Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (DMS PTSO.)  If you are new to DMS, hopefully you will find our website beneficial in discovering how you can take an active role in supporting our administration, staff and students. 

 

Check out our Community Partners to understand how your current neighborhood vendors of products and services can provide a financial benefit to DMS.  A portion of every purchase from Kroger, Tom Thumb, Box Tops, Target and Koalaty Cleaners will be donated to your PTSO.   

 

Please refer back to this website as we do our best to keep you informed of important information and events taking place at DMS.  Make it a GREAT year by getting involved and staying informed!

 


DMS Career Day, Friday January 29:  

Dawson Middle School has over 30 local professionals, business men and business women to participate in its biannual Career Day during the morning of Jan. 29, 2016. Career Day affords DMS students the opportunity to interact with experienced leaders in up to three professions from varied career paths, including medicine, law, sports, aviation, education, arts, law enforcement, manufacturing, and business enterprise.

 

Students receive "real life" information about careers in which they have an interest and an opportunity to ask questions.  


Thank you to our Career Day Chairs: Kristin H. Jain and Rebecca Hindman 


It is going to be a great day for our DMS students!



KENDRA SCOTT FUNDRAISER!!  (GREAT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS!  FEB 2, 
Kendra Scott Gives Back Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 2 from 
5-8 pm at the Southlake Town Square location.  Join us for a special fundraising event at Kendra Scott with 20% of the proceeds from that evening donated to Dawson.   Be the first to view Kendra's new Spring Collection!  It's also a perfect time to buy Valentine's Day gifts!  Refreshments will be provided during the event.

ATTN:  8TH GRADE PARENTS!!  IMPORTANT DATES FOR 9TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Important Dates for 8th Grade Parents:

2/2 (next Tuesday): High School Counselors at DMS to discuss 9th grade course selections with our 8th grade students
2/4 (6:00pm): Parent Meeting for 8th grade parents at Carroll High School cafeteria
2/10: High School Counselors at DMS to discuss 9th grade course selections with our 8th grade students
2/16 (9:00 am): Parent Meeting (Q&A for session with High School Counselors regarding course selections) for 8th grade parents at Carroll High School
2/17: High School Counselors at DMS to discuss On-Line Course Selection. (On-line Course Selection Opens)
2/28: On-line course selection DEADLINE for 8th grade students. All 4 year grad plans SIGNED BY A PARENT turning into Mrs. Tatum.
Check the DMS Counseling Blog for detailed information on high school registration
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New Box Top Drawing through Feb 22!
We have received over $1,000 this year from all of your hard work collecting them so far!   

A new contest starts Monday, January 24 through Monday, February 22.  All unexpired Box Tops must be submitted by Monday, February 22. for your student to be entered into the drawing for various gift cards!

 Download the form by clicking HERE.
 
DO YOU SHOP AT AMAZON.COM??
Now you can earn $ for DMS!  Amazon is Dawson's newest Community Partner!  


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  Amazon.com).  Be sure to use the AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) website EVERY time you shop! 
Any questions?  Contact Christy Trevino, DMS PTSO Community Partners Chair at CTREVINODFD@yahoo.com


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 PTSO MEETINGS 2015 - 2016
~~~Meetings held on Wednesdays at NOON in DMS Library (unless noted)~~~

September 16th - Budget Approval 
October 21st -  Cory Rattan, DMS School Resource Officer
November 4th - Guest Speaker, Tonya Allen (District 
Intervention/Support Counselor)  AND
Disbursements Vote on Teacher Wish List
January 20th -  Guest Speaker TBD
February 17th - Amy Hurlburt, DMS Counselors
to discuss registration for current 6th & 7th graders.
April 20th - Present 2016-17 PTSO Board
Guest Speaker: To Be Determined
                             May 11th - Vote and Install 2016-17 PTSO Board
                                          VOLUNTEER TEA -  11:00 a.m.



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 along with counseling resources for upcoming course registration. Our counselors update the blog regularly, and want to make sure that you are aware of this resource! Here is the link: http://dmscounselingdepartment.edublogs.org/