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March updates

At our March PTO meeting, we adopted a few changes previously proposed to our bylaws.  You can read the new updated bylaws below.

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We would love to hear your feedback regarding fundraising and family events.  Please complete the survey at the following website:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TKSJN7N

We have a lot of exciting events occurring before the end of the school year that you don’t want to miss!  It’s hard to believe that there are only 11 weeks of school left!

Don’t miss out on the following:

March 24th:  Dunks with Dads (RSVP’s due March 17th)

March 28th:  Hoss’s & Fuddrucker’s Restaurant Fundraisers  (don’t forget to bring your fliers)

March 29th:  Isaac’s & Two Cousin’s Restaurant Fundraisers (don’t forget to bring your fliers)

March 30th:  Parma Pizza Night (just like every Thursday)

April 6th:  PTO meeting at 7 p.m. in the library (2017-2018 PTO officers to be announced)

April 21st:  Nature Walk with Mom at Riverfront Park 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

May 4th:  PTO meeting at 7 p.m. in library

May 12th-19th:  Spring Scholastic Book Fair

May 12th:  Family Night at the Book Fair 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

June 1st:  PTO meeting at 7 p.m. in the library

Please plan to join us!



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February PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the DIS Library.  We would love for you to join us as we have a lot of information to share.  We will be giving updates on our most recent fundraiser (chocolate, coffee & tea) as well as where we currently stand with our budget and upcoming expenses.  We will cover information on upcoming family nights, our partnership with Parma Pizza, and potential changes to our bylaws.  We will be presenting proposed amendments for discussion with final voting happening at our March meeting.  You can view the current bylaws by clicking on the link below.

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The agenda for this month’s meeting can be viewed on our Facebook page under Notes or here:

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The partnership between PTO, parents, and faculty at DIS is essential for our kids and the enrichment of their education.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  -Helen Keller



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New Fundraiser!

The 3rd of our 4 planned fundraisers is going on now!  We are offering selections of Wilbur Chocolate buds and various teas & coffees from Giving Bean.  And delivery will be just in time for Valentine’s Day! The PTO will earn 50% on each chocolate order, and we will earn 40% on each tea/coffee order.  All money raised will go towards upcoming field trips, family activities, and other budgeted items.  All orders are due by January 26th, and delivery will be February 9th from 4-6:30 p.m. in the DIS Lobby.  Click the links below or on the Fundraising page to learn more!

chocolate fundraiser

Chocolate order form

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Creative Cafe

Students participated in our first Creative Cafe on Wednesday, November 2nd.  The cafeterias were transformed into a festive fall atmosphere with table decorations and the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie.  Each student was encouraged to write on a leaf something they are thankful for or something they like about DIS.  So many heartfelt messages were written and some that are sure to put a smile on your face.  When you come to school to pick up your child or for conferences, please take the time to read what our students are thankful for.

Thank you Dr. Reich, Mr. Crowther and Mr. Stralo for promoting Creative Cafe. Thank you River Road Produce for donating the gourds. Thank you to the Cafeteria Aides and to our volunteers for helping students enjoy this special lunch.

And coming soon…check out the turkeys at conference time to see what our teachers and staff are thankful for.  ;)oct-creative-cafe-1 oct-creative-cafe-2 oct-creative-cafe-3 oct-creative-cafe-4 oct-creative-cafe-5 oct-creative-cafe-6 oct-creative-cafe-7 oct-creative-cafe-8

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our website!  We are excited to be able to connect with you another way.

DIS PTO is organized for the purpose of supporting the education of Donegal Intermediate School by fostering relationships among the school, parents, and teachers.  Any parent or guardian of a student at DIS is a member of the PTO and has voting rights.  Any teacher employed at the school is also a member of the PTO and has voting rights.  We encourage parents/guardians and teachers to be involved in the PTO and attend meetings, where voting happens most often!

PTO meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, September through June, at 7 p.m. in the library.  Please mark your calendars!

We have a lot of ideas for building community at the school between students, parents/guardians, and teachers.  Our goal is to have an event each month outside of school hours to help this initiative.  We hope to have these events on various nights of the week to allow for more people to be involved.

We are also going to try some new fundraising activities this year.  We hope you will partner with us to raise the funds necessary that aren’t included in the school building budget, such as field trips.  Please visit our Fundraising tab to learn more.

Thank you to everyone that completed the volunteer contact form!  We cannot be effective without our volunteers, so THANK YOU!!!

Check back often for more information and updates!

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