Virtual Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair is virtual this year! When: February 22- March 7 th Where: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=dingeman     Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Come help us earn books for our library. Up to 50% of the total sales comes right back to our school!     ... read full article
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Shannon Kellogg 
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Pledge Drive
Pledge Drive  YOU make the difference!  So that we can continue to fund all of the programs that are so important to our school, please consider supporting the FFC.  100% of your support goes directly back into the school.  Every penny helps and no amount is too small. Pledges $300 and over receive a free YEARBOOK!  Pledges $500 and over receive a free YEARBOOK for each Dingeman student in the household. Every pledge will be entered in a drawing to win one of the following: Free Flippin' Pizza slices, $10 Rubio's vouchers or $50 Amazon gift cards.  More than a dozen ... read full article
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Shannon Kellogg 
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Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation   Our spotlight video of our 5th Grade team is here!! Please click the below link to learn about little more about Mrs. Becker, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Morioka and Mrs. Shemer as they answer questions submitted by their students.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PW468wUA2vFe9gf6R1hID2D0OWmDVZ_x/view   If you missed our celebration and spotlight of the 2nd Grade team, please take a few minutes to get to know them as well.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1txlWsGNas8IVKf6T3U9GW5csnjeXAv8O/view   And here’s the 4 th Grade team, for anyone who missed that:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bint2UQiEyBH_8PVY-4dY_xwmb6EkJXd/view?usp=sharing    And be on the look out for our 1 st Grade Team video COMING SOON!! ... read full article
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Shannon Kellogg 
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Virtual Book FairShannon Kellogg2/18/20213/8/2021
Virtual Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair is virtual this year! When: February 22- March 7 th Where: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=dingeman     Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Come help us earn books for our library. Up to 50% of the total sales comes right back to our school!     ... read full article
Family Art NightShannon Kellogg2/5/20212/11/2021
Family Art Night
Dingeman Elementary FFC Presents:   Family Art Night   Spend a fun evening with your child creating beautiful art together in the comfort and safety of your home!   Wednesday, 2/10/21 6:30-7:30 pm (Log in by 6:25) A Live Virtual Event   There is no fee to attend!   Join us online for a Valentine-themed art project Led by Dingeman Art Corps Coordinator Dr. Lisa Shadburn   Share the love and create some beautiful hearts inspired by Famous Artist Jim Dine   Bring your own simple supplies: Paper, pencil, pen/marker, scissors, something to color with (crayons, markers or colored pencils), ... read full article
FFC Meeting Shannon Kellogg2/4/20212/10/2021
FFC Meeting
The next FFC Meeting is tonight Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m. Please use the following link to sign up for the meeting. FFC Meeting Sign Up < https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FxiHs9poxXLWqZaww9&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Ce112999fe3be43715a9008d8c623851c%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637477203141461613%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=UR%2B4mQPOjME2KxANZ%2B%2F0YaCD3jq7cqVxY3usVk5mftI%3D&amp;reserved=0 >   Here is the link to the meeting's agenda: https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Agenda FFC Feb 9 2021 And here is the link to the minutes from January's meeting: https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Minutes from Jan 2021 FFC Meeting   ... read full article
Family Dinner Night Chipotle POWAYShannon Kellogg1/6/20211/14/2021
Family Dinner Night Chipotle POWAY
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FFC Minutes and AgendaShannon Kellogg12/8/202012/9/2020
FFC Minutes and Agenda
Please see the below links for the November FFC meeting's minutes and the agenda for the December 8th FFC meeting:   https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Meeting Minutes from November 2020 https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Meeting Agenda December 2020 ... read full article
Family Dinner Night Luna GrillShannon Kellogg12/1/202012/12/2020
Family Dinner Night Luna Grill
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Dingeman Community CookbookShannon Kellogg11/21/202012/5/2020
Dingeman Community Cookbook
Delicious, wonderful smells of food fill the air in our homes and can surround us with wonderful memories of our traditions, our cultures, and our experiences with family and friends!  Let's share our recipes with one another and unite with our Dingeman Community.  Let's learn about one another and enjoy great food!!! Dingeman  Community Cookbook  We are thrilled to launch the  Dingeman  Community Cookbook!!  Please share your favorite recipe (using the link below) and let us know why this recipe is important to your family and if it has any cultural significance.  Pictures or drawings of either the finished dish or of ... read full article
Shopping with AmazonShannon Kellogg11/19/202012/31/2020
Shopping with Amazon
If you are shopping please either go to www.dingeman.net and click on the Amazon button on the left before checking out and we will get various % back of your purchase. OR if you think you may forget - make sure to designate Family-Faculty Connection of Dingeman Elementary as your charity on smile.amazon.com  It's easy and Dingeman will receive 0.5% back of your eligible purchases every time you shop at no extra cost to you. So far we have received $2,300.58! The more people who participate the more we will earn!   Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile 1. ... read full article
FFC Meeting Minutes October 2020Shannon Kellogg11/10/202011/13/2020
FFC Meeting Minutes October 2020
Please see the minutes from our October 13, 2020 meeting here: https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Meeting Minutes from October 13th, 2020 ... read full article
FFC Meeting Agenda November 2020Shannon Kellogg11/10/202011/18/2020
FFC Meeting Agenda November 2020
Please see the agenda for the November 2020 FFC Meeting here: https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Meeting Agenda November 2020 ... read full article
FDN @ Panera Nov 12thShannon Kellogg11/9/202011/13/2020
FDN @ Panera Nov 12th
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Teacher Appreciation - 4th GradeShannon Kellogg11/3/202011/17/2020
Teacher Appreciation - 4th Grade
The FFC has launched a monthly teacher appreciation initiative with the goal of strengthening our community even more by getting to know our teachers a little better -- keeping us together while we're distance learning. Each month we’ll be selecting a grade level (at random) and families of those teachers will be sent an email with a request to have their student submit a question or two for their teacher.  The teachers will then answer some of those questions (either in a video or written down) and we’ll share the answers with the school.  Our 4th grade teachers rose to ... read full article
Rubio's Family Dinner NightShannon Kellogg10/26/202011/1/2020
Rubio's Family Dinner Night
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FFC Meeting Zoom Link 10/13Shannon Kellogg10/13/202010/14/2020
FFC Meeting Zoom Link 10/13
Topic: FFC Meeting Time: Oct 13, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsandiegounified.zoom.us%2Fj%2F89482842273&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C05d9086ef34b4285120708d86f2844b7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637381566021717425%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=gnyZm9p8Gvy%2BzrQXvys0R%2B%2BauROQukRH4hZ6kncq%2FoA%3D&amp;reserved=0 Meeting ID: 894 8284 2273 Password: ffc ... read full article
Family Dinner Night Flippin' PizzaShannon Kellogg10/5/202010/7/2020
Family Dinner Night Flippin' Pizza
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Family Dessert Night! SomiSomiShannon Kellogg9/29/202010/2/2020
Family Dessert Night! SomiSomi
  Come out Thursday October 1, 2020 for a sweet treat to beat the heat! Show the flyer (on your phone is fine!) and Somisomi will donate a portion of all sales to your Dingeman FFC. Desserts for dollars! The fundraiser will be from noon - 9pm. 9162 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126 ... read full article
Everyone's A Reader TrainingShannon Kellogg9/28/202010/2/2020
Everyone's A Reader Training
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Virtual Volunteer FairShannon Kellogg9/22/20209/23/2020
Virtual Volunteer Fair
Here is the link for the Virtual Volunteer Fair tonight at 6:30pm.  We hope to see you there!   Topic: Virtual Volunteer Fair Time: Sep 22, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsandiegounified.zoom.us%2Fj%2F88195119120&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C79ea08b360e24fdebf3608d85e9ccf86%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637363374870253335&amp;sdata=cXkG3herm%2BcbyZLLHHLHBrrJrtutVM4qMqur%2Ffs6mgE%3D&amp;reserved=0 Meeting ID: 881 9511 9120 Password: volunteers ... read full article
Virtual Volunteer FairShannon Kellogg9/18/202010/1/2020
Virtual Volunteer Fair
Hello Tiger Families! The FFC is hosting a Virtual Volunteer Fair on September 22nd at 6:30 for anyone interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities during the 2020-2021 school year.  We have many active committees right now, despite not being on-site, and the Fair will give us the opportunity to tell you a bit about each one.  We have always been lucky to have such an incredible, involved community and look forward to being able to accomplish some great things again this year! Positions include: Room Parent Tech Helper Box Tops/Amazon Smile Family Dinner Nights Teacher Recognition Committee Neighborhood Book Box ... read full article
Family Dinner Night Flippin' PizzaShannon Kellogg2/18/20212/25/2021
Family Dinner Night Flippin' Pizza
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Yearbook PicturesShannon Kellogg1/25/20212/8/2021
Yearbook Pictures
  YEARBOOK PICTURES!!    Yearbook pictures on January 30 th  were a success!  Thanks to all who came out!  The next yearbook photo sessions will be (weather permitting) on Saturday February 13 th  from 9am-1pm and Saturday, February 20 th  from 9am-1pm and will be  OPEN TO ALL !!   *Please come early to avoid waiting in line*   The photo ops will be set up on the white top (near the basketball courts) and will adhere to all necessary safety measures and social distancing.     We are asking that all participating students arrive with a 8x11 sheet of white paper on which ... read full article
Pledge DriveShannon Kellogg1/12/20216/26/2021
Pledge Drive
Pledge Drive  YOU make the difference!  So that we can continue to fund all of the programs that are so important to our school, please consider supporting the FFC.  100% of your support goes directly back into the school.  Every penny helps and no amount is too small. Pledges $300 and over receive a free YEARBOOK!  Pledges $500 and over receive a free YEARBOOK for each Dingeman student in the household. Every pledge will be entered in a drawing to win one of the following: Free Flippin' Pizza slices, $10 Rubio's vouchers or $50 Amazon gift cards.  More than a dozen ... read full article
Halloween Parade InfoShannon Kellogg10/26/202011/1/2020
Halloween Parade Info
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Teacher AppreciationShannon Kellogg1/21/20215/4/2021
Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation   Our spotlight video of our 5th Grade team is here!! Please click the below link to learn about little more about Mrs. Becker, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Morioka and Mrs. Shemer as they answer questions submitted by their students.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PW468wUA2vFe9gf6R1hID2D0OWmDVZ_x/view   If you missed our celebration and spotlight of the 2nd Grade team, please take a few minutes to get to know them as well.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1txlWsGNas8IVKf6T3U9GW5csnjeXAv8O/view   And here’s the 4 th Grade team, for anyone who missed that:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bint2UQiEyBH_8PVY-4dY_xwmb6EkJXd/view?usp=sharing    And be on the look out for our 1 st Grade Team video COMING SOON!! ... read full article
Dingeman Community Cookbook - Submit now!Wendy Gallagher12/9/202012/19/2020
Dingeman Community Cookbook - Submit now!
Dingeman Community Cookbook  We are thrilled to launch the Dingeman Community Cookbook!!  Please share your favorite recipe (using the link below) and let us know why this recipe is important to your family and if it has any cultural significance.  Pictures or drawings of either the finished dish or of your family while you prepare the dish together are encouraged!  Submission deadline is December 18 th .  https://forms.gle/ dijRxcL75tpomYhV9   ** Please note that for the safety, security and encryption of the information collected, a Google Gmail account is required to access the above link.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  ... read full article
Square 1 Art Fundraiser --DEADLINE EXTENDED 12/1Wendy Gallagher11/5/202012/2/2020
Square 1 Art Fundraiser --DEADLINE EXTENDED 12/1
SQUARE 1 ART FUNDRAISER Not much is "normal" this year, but the tradition of creating art and having it made on a variety of fun items to support this year's 5th grade class remains. This year the fundraiser is 100% online. You download the paper template, your child draws the art, you upload the art and purchase what you want and it is delivered to your house! The holidays seem far away but you will be so happy you were smart enough to purchase items now.  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DEC. 1st Items are made and shipped as they are ordered.  ... read full article
Dingeman Halloween ParadeShannon Kellogg10/21/202011/3/2020
Dingeman Halloween Parade
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FFC Meeting -- SAVE THE DATEWendy Gallagher9/3/20209/9/2020
FFC Meeting -- SAVE THE DATE
Please Mark your Calendar for our first FFC meeting of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 6:30 pm on Zoom . We will be approving the budget, Principal Pedrotti will give a welcome back message and community groups will provide information. EVERYONE is part of FFC and are encouraged to get involved! More details coming soon about ZOOM link.  Please email president@dingeman.net  with questions. ... read full article
First Week Important Info from our principalWendy Gallagher8/31/20209/6/2020
First Week Important Info from our principal
FIRST WEEK IMPORTANT INFO from Mr. Pedrotti: This week teachers in grades preschool through 5th grade will be distributing essential supplies to their students. When you come to get your students materials you will pull into the  Dingeman  parking lot. In order to keep all of our families safe, please do the following: Have a sign with teacher and student name. Stay in your car. Staff will be wearing a mask and have on  gloves for safety, if you could please wear a mask as well.  If you are walking up to get your materials, please come down the stairs, line ... read full article
FFC Meeting Agenda and MinutesShannon Kellogg1/12/20211/13/2021
FFC Meeting Agenda and Minutes
Please click on the links to view the minutes from December's FFC meeting and the agenda for the January 12th meeting:   https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Meeting Minutes from December 8, 2020 https://dingeman.net/Page/FFC/Agenda for January 12, 2021 Meeting ... read full article
Welcome back, TigersShannon Kellogg8/29/20209/12/2020
Welcome back, Tigers
  WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL, TIGERS!                                               ... read full article
Some Ideas for Reading at HomeBowei Chi8/6/20208/31/2020
Some Ideas for Reading at Home
FFC PRESENTS:   Some Ideas for Reading at Home (Ideas compiled and created by: Jessica Craig-Huynh) (August 2020)    We are all continuously developing our language and literacy skills, so here are some ideas we hope will help with making reading and learning at home even more interesting, meaningful, and fun.    1. Make a fun, cozy reading area (or multiple reading areas)-- do this as a family. 2. Have DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time every day-- do this is as a family-- everyone should stop what they are doing and read for at least 20 minutes (either independently ... read full article
Family Dinner NightShannon Kellogg9/9/20209/23/2020
Family Dinner Night
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Family Dinner Night September 17thShannon Kellogg9/9/20209/23/2020
Family Dinner Night September 17th
Family Dinner Night Fundraiser Thursday September 17th, 2020 ALL Day! 50% of purchases go back to Dingeman FFC so everyone take the day off cooking and grab some yummy food. For the fundraiser, families may call in their order and show the flyer on their phone or a printout when picking up food. You may also order online through The Kebab Shop's website ( http://orderthekebabshop.com ) using code: TKSTigers for delivery or pick up/curbside pickup. Select the Mira Mesa location.    NOTE:**  The fundraiser will not include 3 rd  party services such as Grub Hub or Uber Eats. Only purchases made directly ... read full article
FFC Meeting Zoom LinkShannon Kellogg9/8/20209/10/2020
FFC Meeting Zoom Link
Our first FFC meeting for the 2020-21 school year is tonight, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. We encourage any ideas from families on ways to build our community and enrich our students learning while online. We will also be passing the budget for the 2020-21 school year. The agenda and previous meeting’s minutes are posted at Dingeman.net. We hope to see you there! Time: Sep 8, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting  https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsandiegounified.zoom.us%2Fj%2F92108214582&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C14b33dfaba004e935ea608d853667a51%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637351046895505168&amp;sdata=slIx3ukNC3Vc58mW3%2FBpQZwZMWxb1kQovNA6fi0fN%2F0%3D&amp;reserved=0 Meeting ID: 921 0821 4582 Password: FFC ... read full article