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DMS PTSO Weekly Update, Week of 9/11/17
Week of September 11th

Monday 11th

Tuesday 12th

Wednesday 13th
Soccer Season Opener. AWAY @ Woodward Park, 4pm.
Volleyball Season Opener. AWAY @ Woodward Park, 4pm.
Music Boosters Meeting. Band Room, 6pm-7pm.

Thursday 14th
Curriculum Night. 6pm-8pm. Parents follow their student's schedules and meet their teachers, who will discuss the upcoming 2017-18 individual course curriculum.
Mandatory Parent DC Trip Meeting. Library, 8pm.

Friday 15th

Save the Date
Tuesday September 19th. First PTSO meeting, 7pm-8pm, DMS Library. Come meet your fellow parents and see the many volunteer opportunities that await you.
Tuesday September 19th. Performing Arts Skate Party. Skate Zone,6:00pm-8:30pm. Proceeds benefit the DMS Performing Arts.
Friday September 22nd. Professional Development Day. No school.
Friday September 29th. School pictures.

Important Eighth Grade DC Trip Info (Fall 2017)
Interested and Registered Eighth Graders 2017 DC Trip. Please go to Prodigy Student Travel and make sure you're paid up. Again, all money must be paid by the FIRM DEADLINE of Friday September 8th (WHICH WAS YESTERDAY). It looks like one bus has been filled and the second bus is ALMOST full. ​Limited scholarships based on financial need and academic qualifications are again available this year​ and the PTSO is doing its best to make sure all who want to go can go. Go to this DMS link for info and required forms. Questions about the trip​? Email Mr. Hysell.

Exciting News From DMS Librarian Ms. Kelley
The Dominion Library has 500 New Books! Come check them out. Literally!
New Online DMS Library Book Search
. To look up books that you may want to read at the DMS Library: (1) Go to
, (2) Click on Middle Schools, (3) Click on Dominion Middle School from pull-down. Yes it's that simple.
Check-Out Books. Students can check out books even when Ms Kelly's not there (she's there Mondays and Thursdays) by using the white clipboard. Just record your name, homeroom, title of book and barcode. The barcode starts with 31607, you fill in the remaining 9 digits.
Reserve Books. Use the blue clipboard to reserve books by recording your name, homeroom teacher, and book title.

Whetstone PTA Raffle
Win Two OSU/Penn State Tickets (10/28) plus Faculty Club Tailgate: Go to this link to buy tickets. Drawing is halftime @ the 10/13 Whetstone Homecoming game. And you don't need to be present to win!

From BalletMet: Soar on Saturdays
Thanks Ms. Whittaker! The Education Department at BalletMet is excited to once again offer Soar on Saturday, a dance access program specifically for children ages 8-12 not already enrolled at BalletMet. Soar on Saturday gives young students the opportunity to explore movement over the course of a free six-week dance class. All classes take place once a week on Saturdays from 2:30pm – 3:30pm at the BalletMet Dance Centre.

Five different six-week sessions will be offered throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, each featuring a unique style of dance. At the end of each six-week session, students are given the opportunity to share what they have learned with parents, friends, and family at an in-studio demonstration.

Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students should complete the attached Registration Form and return to BalletMet via mail at 322 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, email at, or fax at 614-224-3697. No registrations will be taken over the phone.

For more detailed information about the program, please take a moment to review the attached FAQ sheet. It is important to note that the first session begins on September 9, 2017 and registration is currently open for all sessions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact BalletMet is committed to providing the community with meaningful and accessible arts programs, quality curriculum, and healthy dance instruction for all students. We look forward to sharing this program with your students.

CCS Parent Resources
Dominion Website. Check out all things Columbus City Schools by visiting the
Dominion CCS website.
CCS Website. Check out all things Columbus City Schools by visiting the CCS website.
Spirit of CCS App. Many parents in the know may already have this, but for those who don't, check out this CCS App you can download from your app store and get connected. Just search on Columbus City Schools.
CCS Transportation Questions? Visit this
CCS FACTline. Question about CCS? Call the CCS Factline, 614-221-FACT (3228) Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm and a real person will answer your question or direct you to the proper people who can. You can also email the FACTline anytime.

Easy Fundraisers
Box Tops. Box Top Diva Debbie says keep on collecting box tops and she'll keep sending them in. The collection container is outside the office. Questions? Email Debbie Staggs.

Do you shop at Kroger and/or Giant Eagle? Then you too can earn money for Dominion every time you shop. Don't forget everyone must re-enroll so check your status, usually at the bottom of your receipt? Also, new parents don't forget to change to your new middle school, aka Dominion. See directions below:

Kroger Community Awards. Click on
Kroger Rewards and sign in if you've already got an account (if not you can quickly sign-up). Use #81381 (or search on DOM) and select Dominion Middle School PTSO. Hit enroll and you're done. Thank-you Kroger shoppers and DMS supporters.

Giant Eagle's program (which now gives cash too). Click on
Giant Eagle Rewards, use code# 3613 (of search by name) and do the same thing. Or call1.800.634.1267, talk to a real person, and give the Giant Eagle Rep Dominion's #3613.

Contact the PTSO/Facebook/Submissions
Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions/concerns/submissions! Email DMS PTSO. Submissions received before Friday will receive preference. And we reserve the right to edit for space. And please, please indicate Update in subject line so it doesn't become lost forever in the million or so emails we get daily, thanks! We also have a Facebook page. Search for Dominion MS PTSO and request to join (it's a closed group).

Spread the Word
Do You Know Someone Not Getting the Update That Would Like To? Have interested parents/guardians email the DMS PTSO and we'll add them to our list!

That's all for now folks! Have a great weekend and keep up the good work...

Aaron Andrews. BRAVE. 2015. Acrylic on brick. Dominion Middle School Lobby, Columbus Ohio.
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