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Sept 21, 2018

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Save the Dates


Sept 27              Family Science Night
Oct 01                Tiger Rally
Oct 10                FFC Meeting       
Oct 05                BoxTops Collection
Oct 26                Fall Boo Bash 2018

 Dingeman Upcoming Events


Family Science Night - 5th Grade, Thurs Sept 27th 

Come join us for a "Spooktacular" Family Science Night on Thursday, September 27th at 6.30pm at the MPR. Spots are limited so hurry and sign up now!! (See Flyer)

Sign up here!!

Message to Grade 4 Parents From our Family Science Night Leader:

Dear Grade 4 parents,
My name is Priya, I coordinate the Family Science Night events at Dingeman. I am looking for a lead for Grade 4. We have parent volunteers signed for all grades except grade 4. 
The time required is only about 4  hrs for the ENTIRE year. Student volunteers from SRHS will help setup the experiments but they need direction. Grade 4 children will benefit from this excellent science program funded by the FFC only if we have someone to help lead the event.
Oct 15th has been ear marked for Grade 4 FSN. Please contact me and I can help you get up to speed. My email is npriyarao@gmail.com 



Box Tops Collection - Friday Oct 5th


Hello Parents!

This year our goal is to raise at least $2,200 by collecting Box Tops For Education.  Please turn in baggies to your classroom teacher any time throughout the year.  Remember that Box Tops expire :(  So turn them in regularly.  We will be collecting and counting the first Friday of each month starting on October 5th.  Each time a class reaches $50 collected the whole class will get a prize!  Please go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products to see participating products.  Please get and use the Box Tops app for ios and android.  It will make a huge difference!  
If interested in volunteering to collect and count email cutewendy@gmail.com and sign up on dingeman.net volunteering. 
Thank you! 


Fall Boo Bash - Friday, Oct 26th 5.30pm

Join us for a fun filled evening of music, good food and much more at this year's Fall Boo Bash presented by Dingman FFC on Firday October 26th from 5.30pm - 8.30 pm. We will have food truck, Live DJ, SD Fire Truck and many more fun things for you to enjoy with your family. And don't forget to wear your favorite costumes!! 

(See Flyer)


Dingeman News




Dingeman FFC Pledge Drive for 2018-2019


Dingeman Parents,

It seems like a long time before Pledge Drive ends, (October 26 th ), but before you know it, it’s our Fall Boo Bash. Right now our Pledge Drive thermometers, is only at 19% of our GOAL. We count on you support and generosity to provide events and programs, classroom grants and school services, which we cannot do without your help. We are looking for 100% participation, regardless of the amount, just the participation! And for the NEXT 50 DONATIONS from today 09/21/18 will get FREE Dingeman Magnet!!!! At the end of our pledge drive we will celebrate together!
Take a look at our thermometer, let’s have a fever!!! (Click on the thermometer for the flyer.)

Click here for More information on the pledge drive and our goals

Check out our Video on facebook!!

Paula Kublinski and Lynn Ekaireb
Dingeman FFC Pledge Drive Co-Chairs

email: dingemanpledgedrive@gmail.com



Art Corp Volunteers Needed

Get involved in your child’s class by volunteering for
Art Corps!
Thank you to all of the parents who attended Art Corps Orientation! What wonderful parent volunteers we have here at Dingeman! If you haven’t signed up yet, please consider volunteering. Many classes are still in need of
Art Corps Volunteers to help teach and assist with art lessons in the classroom. Even if you don’t want to teach a lesson, helpers are very important as well! The parent workshops are a lot of fun, and your children will love having you be a part of their art projects! Please talk to your class’s Art Corps liaison or your child’s teacher if you would like to volunteer for Art Corps. We are looking
forward to a wonderful year of Enrichment for our kids.


Questions? Please email Art Corps Program Coordinator Lisa Shadburn at Dr.Lisa_Shadburn@yahoo.com



Family Science Night (FSN) is coming soon!!

Family Science Nights are coming back!! This is one night of hands-on fun science experiments that each child will conduct with their parents. You will experience a fun-filled evening where families can comfortably explore, experiment and talk about science. We have science nights for each Grade level!! Our First Science Night is for the Fifth Grade and is on Sept 27th. See above for more details and sign up link.

Help Wanted:

We are looking for a parent lead for Grade 4. We have parent volunteers signed for all grades except grade 4.  The time required is only about 4  hrs for the ENTIRE year. Student volunteers from SRHS will help setup the experiments but they need direction. Grade 4 children will benefit from this excellent science program funded by the FFC only if we have someone to help lead the event.

Oct 15th has been ear marked for Grade 4 FSN. Please contact Priya :  npriyarao@gmail.com 

Cardio Club is back !

Cardio Club is a great way for students to get energized for the day! We walk, jog, or run every morning from 8:10-about 8:22, weather permitting. We are on the grass, so shoes can sometimes get wet or dirty. Many students bring shoes to change into afterwards. Most teachers also have brushes available to clean shoes off before entering the classroom.

If you would like to access your child's data, please email me at jschumacher@sandi.net<mailto:jschumacher@sandi.net>. I will need the student name, your first and last name, and your email address.



PE News

Please send your child to school with shoes and clothes appropriate for running, moving, and sweating. As it gets cooler, layers are good. Students may bring water bottles with them, but we do stop at the water fountains at least twice during the hour.

PE homework: practice tying shoes, buttoning buttons, zipping zippers, and getting at least 60 min. of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

Check out the new Dingeman P.E. website!   tinyurl.com/DingemanPE



Shopping on Amazon.com

While you are shopping on Amazon.com (throughout the year) please go to www.dingeman.net and click on the Amazon.com image on the left side of the screen.  You will be taken to the Amazon.com site and Dingeman will receive various % of your

purchase depending one what you buy and there is NO added cost to you. Thank you! 


Did you know that the Dingeman FFC is on Facebook?

Please click on this link and LIKE our page: https://www.facebook.com/DingemanFFC


Volunteer Opportunities


School Improvements - Message From our President

Are you interested in seeing a better, more beautified, updated Dingeman? If the answer is, yes, then we need your expertise! Looking for volunteers who have experience in construction, architecture, design, or engineering. However, not limited to just those areas as everyone’s input is welcome. Just like our homes, our schools need regular attention and upkeep. Think about the hundreds of students, staff, and visitors that have gone thru Dingeman which can cause a lot of wear and tear. This is exactly why we need this sub-committee and volunteers to help potentially make Dingeman even a better place. Dingeman parents have a lot of talent, so let’s utilize each one of our individual talents and come together to create even a better environment for our children. This committee will not involve a great deal of time but looking for some motivated individuals who have an interest in making some change around the school. We need your advice, ideas and experiences. If interested please contact me at President@dingeman.net or 619-368-3061.

Thank You!

Nilesh Patel, FFC President







STEAM Volunteers needed!

Help students learn programming at a young age!  All classroom needs at least 1 STEAM leader.  There are 6-8 lessons, we provide training, lesson plans and materials.  You will be amazed with what the students can do.  STEAM helpers also needed for each classroom to make the lessons run smoothly.  We are also forming a STEAM committee.  Please go to www.dingeman.net to sign up for all of these important roles.  Questions: steam@dingeman.net

You Make A Difference at Dingeman!

Be a volunteer!! Without the help of FFC volunteers like you, we would not be able to provide such a rich, exciting, and meaningful school experience for our children. Click here to see all possible ways you can help us.


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