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April 24th Col. Bob Dingeman Day and Reggie White Day
On Friday, April 24th, Dingeman students, staff, and community members were honored to help celebrate Colonel Bob Dingeman's 93rd birthday with Bob himself, his wife Gaye, and their daughter here at our school. What an amazing man!  County Supervisor Dave Roberts personally presented two Proclamations from the City of San Diego for Col. Bob Dingeman, and also for Reggie White, who saved a child's life here at Dingeman, designating April 24th as Col. Bob Dingeman Day and Reggie White Day throughout the County of San Diego.  Other visiting officials included Kevin Beiser, our Area 6 Superintendent Fabiola Bagula, our Area ... read full article

Scripps Poway Eyecare at Dingeman Elementary
Our Dingeman 4th and 5th graders were treated to an informative presentation by Dr. Wan of Scripps Poway Eyecare.  Dr. Wan discussed the use of electronic devices and the effects they can have on our eyesight.  The students learned what is a safe amount of time to use electronic devices, and how much distance to put between the device and their eyes.  He also discussed photoreceptors and the anatomy of the eye so the children understand how important eye health is. To make the assembly not just about learning, but also about fun, he quizzed the students and gave away ... read full article

Audits Help Our School Become Greener
3rd graders in Mrs Church’s class have been busy working with San Diego Unified School District's Recycling and Waste Management Department to complete a trash and recycling audit for our school! It was important to the children and the school to make sure we are doing a good job separating out trash and recycling, especially as we are the school districts ‘model recycling school’.  We are also taking part in the National Wildlife Federation's Eco Schools Award, and the Green Team must complete a number of reviews and implementations in order to win this coveted award.   This Eco School ... read full article

Delivering a Message of Music to Others
10 year old Malvyn Lai from Mrs Lee’s 4 th grade class wowed the entire school during a recent Tiger Rally with his amazing piano skills. The performance highlighted Malvyn’s participation in the Super Dentists Talent Competition which had a 1 st place prize of $10,000 for the winner's school.  Malvyn easily made the top 10 but didn’t quite get enough votes during online voting but we are VERY proud of him, not only for his musical ability but also his school spirit. Malvyn began playing piano at age 4 when his feet didn’t even reach the piano pedals! He ... read full article

Sock Hop Fun!
This year’s Father Daughter Sock Hop was a great success.  Dingeman girls and their dads came dressed up in their poodle skirts and leather jackets.  Everyone had a wonderful time dancing the night away to music from the 50s as well as some new favorites.  DJ Tim did an incredible job keeping the party going! The photo booth was a great hit as the girls were able to capture incredible memories with their fathers and their friends. Thank you to TKS, The Kebab Shop for catering great food at no cost, and supporting our school.  Delicious desserts were provided by ... read full article

STEAM Open House 2015
The first year of the STEAM program at Dingeman was showcased at the Open House on March 19. The event, spanning an hour, drew a packed crowd at the school auditorium. It provided demonstrations of the STEAM lessons in all grades from Pre-K to 5. Each grade had its table displaying the lesson plans, along with interactive demos using Bee-Bots and Pro-Bots - the devices used in our classrooms to teach programming. Parent volunteers and students were on hand to explain and demonstrate sample lessons to the visitors. Children and parents were able to try the devices hands-on, guided by ... read full article

Family Art Night 2015
We had 3 great nights full of art and family fun!!   Students, along with their families created their own masterpieces!!    This year, our choices were:  Gustav Klimt’s Poppy Field where artists used paint;  Cezanne’s Still life using chalk and Matisse’s Cutout’s using construction paper.  Families went away with wonderful works of art and a night of family fun! ... read full article

Dingeman’s Scholastic Bookfair – Under the Sea!
In recent years, Dingeman has sold $37,968.12 in books through Book Fairs. We have been successful in putting approximately 7,593 books into kids’ hands!!!!  Last year alone, we raised almost $10,000 in scholastic dollars, money that goes directly back into our classroom and school libraries.  Our book fair raises money only for books.  This year, Family night welcomed over 100 families to watch our honor choir perform and enjoy Mrs. Morioka and Mrs. Grobosky’s classroom’s dance performance.  Thank you to Rita’s for providing their tasty treats to all who attended.  What a fantastic night! Many thanks to the volunteers who ... read full article

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