Apr 12
8:45a Art Show Matting Workshop
Art Show Matting Workshop

Wednesday, April 15
8:45a - 9:15a
Multi-Purpose Room

The art show will be a little different this year so please spare us 30 minutes to go over the major changes. For those new to matting we’ll walk you through, step by step, once everyone knows the plan. Our moto this year is “many hands make light work” which we hope will make less work for us all. Come and find out how on April 15th. Please contact Pippa Mills with questions.

6:30p FFC Monthly Meeting
FFC Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, April 15
6:30p - 8:00p
Dingeman Elementary School
11:00a Family Dinner Night - PizzaRev
Family Dinner Night - PizzaRev

Thursday, April 16
11:00a - 10:00p
PizzaRev - 10393 Spring Canyon Rd, San Diego, California 92131

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Dingeman Third Annual Earth Day Fair
Dingeman Third Annual Earth Day Fair

Wednesday, April 22
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Dingeman Honor Choir and Hip-Hop Dance Group
Dingeman World’s Fair Update: Come out and support the talented students of Dingeman on Sunday, April 26 as the Dingeman Honor Choir and Dingeman Hip-Hop Dance Group showcase their latest numbers on stage at the World’s Fair. Under the direction of Mr. Garner Saguil, the Dingeman Honor Choir will be on stage at 2 p.m. The Dingeman Hip-Hop Dance Group, under the advisement of Mrs. Ashley Grobosky and Ms. Leigh Morioka, will perform on stage at 3 p.m. In addition to the Dingeman Honor Choir and Dingeman Hip-Hop Dance Group, attendees will also be treated to additional student performances throughout the day. Make sure to check back here regularly for additional details on all the activities taking place the upcoming World’s Fair. Advance ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, April 21!

World's Fair Guest Highlight: Kendama SD
With the World’s Fair right around the corner, we will be spotlighting a few of our special guests throughout the coming days to provide you a sneak peek at what everyone can look forward to on Sunday, April 26th. Today we’re going to spotlight Kendama SD who will be at the World’s Fair showcasing the latest and greatest Kendamas. Not only will attendees have a chance to purchase new Kendamas, but they can also look forward to receiving tips and tricks from the pros, and be treated to demonstrations throughout the day, including a special on-stage demo. So bring your Kendama, be ready to share your skills, and visit the Kendama SD booth at the Dingeman World’s Fair!

Not Too Late to Order from Square 1 Art
Have you forgotten a gift for grandma or grandpa? Or maybe a present for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? If you would like to place an order, it is NOT too late. Your child’s art remains on the S1Art website for the rest of the year, and you can still place your ORDER ONLINE ONLY at Please remember that your child’s art code is on their catalogue and on their sheet of stickers. Your order will be SHIPPED TO YOUR ADDRESS, and not to school. If you need to locate your child’s art code, or you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lamia Jemili (

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Fridays are Spirit Days
Every Friday is spirit day here at Dingeman, children, parents and teachers are encouraged to wear their Dingeman t-shirts on Fridays to show school spirit and unity. If your child does not have a Dingeman shirt you can purchase them you can purchase them online or near the staff lounge on the first Thursday of each month. It is also recommended to wear your Dingeman shirt to all field trips.

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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

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Drops of rain and dark skies didn’t dampen the spirit of Mrs. Hagan’s 3rd grade class, or Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Grobosky’s 4th graders who joined hundreds of students from Knox Middle School and six other elementary and high schools to ensure that Dr. King’s dream lives on. Knox Middle School did a wonderful job planning this event which has taken place for 38 years!!!  Dignitaries from the District, State Assembly and City Council spoke to the children along with Knox Principle Mr. Garry Rollins. We were entertained with cheers, ROTC demonstrations, band performances and skits by children who brought ... read full article

Dingeman Team Wins in Lego Championship Tournament
In December, the First Lego League (FLL) Southern California championship tournament was held at LEGOLAND, and fifty-six different winners all over southern California participated.  The tournament teams presented their project and robot. During two rounds of judging, as many as 10 judges quizzed each team on their robot design for hardware, software, efficiency, strategy, and innovation.  Our Dingeman team, Master Mindstorms, was awarded first prize for “Innovation and Strategy.”   The Robot Game competition was held at Legoland's showplace theater on stage where teams ran their robots to complete as many missions as they can in 2.5 minutes. Dingeman's team ... read full article

Dear Dingeman Families,      With the generous approval of FFC, we now have unlimited access to for the year. Founded in 1999, BrainPOP ®  creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include  BrainPOP Jr. ® (K-3),  BrainPOP ,  BrainPOP Español ™  , and, for English language learners,  BrainPOP ESL ™ . BrainPOP is also home to GameUp ™ , a free educational games portal for the classroom. In traditional, blended, and "flipped" learning settings, BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole-class learning. At school and in informal learning environments, our ... read full article

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