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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!

 



APRIL DMS PTSO MEETING APRIL 1, 2015
JOIN US AT NOON ON APRIL 1 FOR THE DMS PTSO MEETING IN THE DMS LIBRARY.
DRAFT PROPOSED 2015-2016 DMS PTSO SLATE
The above slate is proposed and will be voted on at the upcoming April 1, 2015 PTSO Meeting.  Nominations will be taken from the floor if anyone is interested.
 
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

DMS WILL HAVE A SPIRIT NIGHT
RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE
AT TORCHY'S TACOS
SPIRIT NIGHT AT TORCHY'S February 24, HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED. 

DMS will be hosting a DMS Spirit Night at Torchy's Tacos (2175 E. Southlake Blvd.) where families can eat at Torchy's (from 5:00 - 9:00 pm) EITHER DINE IN OR TAKE OUT and DMS will receive 15% of  sales (excluding beer and wine).

A fun night out AND our school profits-- what a great reason to schedule a night off from the kitchen one night in February.
8th Grade Luau Graduation Celebration 
Scheduled for May 8, 2015 
Mark your calendars for Friday May 8th, DMS Cafeteria, 7:00pm-9:30pm!  We will host a Graduation Luau for our DMS 8th graders!  (Only Dawson 8th Graders will be allowed on the “island.”)

This Luau is meant to create unity for our DMS class of 2019 students and celebrate their success in middle school as they get ready to move onto high school.

We are seeking sponsors (multiple levels of sponsorships available) to help make this first-ever Graduation Luau event a fun event and wonderful memory for our 8th graders. 




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!
DMS PTSO MEETINGS 2014 - 2015
~~~All meetings held on Wednesdays at NOON in DMS Library~~~

September 17th - Budget Approval 
October 15th - Student Resource Officer Cory Rattan
presenting on Red Ribbon Week - Drug Awareness for parents
November 5th - Guest Speaker, Erin Smith, 
CISD Intervention & Support Counselor AND
Disbursements Vote on Teacher Wish List
January 28th -  Dr. Becci Rollins & 
CHS Principal PJ Giamanco
 to discuss High School registration for current 8th graders.
February 18th - Kathy Palmer & Amy Hurlburt, DMS Counselors
to discuss registration for current 6th & 7th graders.
April 1st - Present 2015-16 PTSO Board
Guest Speaker: To Be Determined
                             May 13th - Vote and Install 2014/15 PTSO Board
                                          VOLUNTEER TEA -  11:00 a.m.



DMS Counseling  Department Blog

Parents & Students:
Did you know Mrs. Palmer & Mrs. Hurlburt 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/