May Updates

MULAN!
On Friday, May 4th the whole school will take a field trip to see the East Samford School Drama Club production of Mulan. The production will be at AJHS at 9:15.

GREAT BREAK AND DUNK AND DANCE FUNDRAISER
The last Great Break of the year will be on Friday, May 11.  We need your help!  Please sign up below if you can send a needed item for Great Break.  We need the items by Wednesday, May 9.
GREAT BREAK SIGN UP

BASH AND SPLASH
On the last day of school (Tuesday, May 22) we will have Bash and Splash.  A letter will come home with students with details about this fun day!

PTO
Thanks to all who have volunteered or sent items this year.  We could not do it without you!  Be on the lookout for the 2018-2019 ESS Facebook group for updates next year.  If you are interested in serving on the PTO at East Samford School next year, please contact Jennifer Clegg at jenniferjclegg@gmail.com.

SUMMER DATES
– Camp Drake (for rising 6th graders): June 11-15
– ESS Team Letters: Mailed May 23
– Tiger ESSentials (for rising 7th graders): June 19-21
– ESS Meet Your Teachers: August 6
– ESS Curriculum Nights: August 14-15

March Updates

THANK YOU!
With the money raised in our Fall Butter Braid sale and on our restaurant nights, we were able to help DMS purchase much-needed technology.  Mrs. Armstrong has purchased new microphones and stands, 10 teacher iPads, music for our new music exploratory and 3 Google Cardboard virtual reality glasses.  Thank you for all your hard work on our fundraisers!

BUTTER BRAID DISTRIBUTION
Butter braids and cookie dough will be distributed on March 21 from 1-3 p.m. in the DMS Gym.  We need lots of help!  If you are available to help with distribution on March 21, please sign up below:
BUTTER BRAID VOLUNTEER

RESTAURANT NIGHT
Our next restaurant night will be ALL day, Tuesday March 27, at Niffer’s on Opelika Road.  Head over for lunch or dinner, sign the bottom of your receipt and write “Drake” on it and we’ll get 10%!  (Pick up lunch before heading to the Lunch & Learn at Drake – see below!)
NIFFER’S FLYER

LUNCH & LEARN
We will have two lunch & learn sessions on March 27 and March 29 at noon in the DMS library to learn about East Samford School from Dr. Barlow.  Bring your lunch and join us! (The meetings(s) will be recorded and a video of the presentation will be on the website.)

UPCOMING DATES
Mark your calendar for some important events coming up:
– Restaurant Night at Jack’s on College Street: April 17
– Performance Series Testing: April 17-19 and 24-26 (more information on specific team testing days later.)
– Dunk N’ Dance: May 11
– Bash N’ Splash: May 22
– Camp Drake (for rising 6th graders): June 11-15

February Updates

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher Appreciation Week is February 12-16.  Thank a teacher for all they do!

BUTTER BRAID SALE
Butter braid order forms will come home on February 14. (We have attached a copy to this email in case the form does not make it home with your student.)  The spring sale includes butter braids AND cookie dough! The sale will run from February 15 through February 28 with delivery on March 21.  This sale helps us purchase needed technology and other items for DMS!
BUTTER BRAID FORM
COOKIE DOUGH FORM

We need lots of help on distribution day!  If you are available to help with distribution on March 21, please sign up below:
BUTTER BRAID VOLUNTEER

SPRING BOOK FAIR
Our spring book fair will be February 26 – March 2.  We need lots of volunteers to have a successful book fair.  Please sign up below if you can work a shift or two!
BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEER

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
3/27 – Restaurant Night at Niffer’s
3/27 & 3/29 – Lunch and Learn meetings at 12 p.m.at DMS.  Come and learn what to expect at East Samford School! (If you are unable to attend, a video will be available on the website after the meetings.)

December Updates

DMS FACULTY AND STAFF CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST!
On Friday, December 15, the PTO Hospitality committee is hosting a breakfast for our wonderful DMS faculty and staff.  If you would like to provide an item, please click the link below:

DMS BREAKFAST

TACKY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY! 
On December 19, teachers and students can wear their funniest and best holiday attire (dress code appropriate).

GREAT BREAK!
On December 20th, we will have our second great break of the year.  Tickets go on sale on the Learning Earnings website on Monday, December 11.  PLEASE NOTE: Check your holiday plans carefully before purchasing a great break ticket. If your student will not be at school on December 20, they do not need to purchase a great break ticket. There are no refunds.

If you would like to help provide supplies for Great Break, please click on the link below to sign up.  Thanks in advance for your help!

GREAT BREAK SUPPLIES

November Updates

VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM!
We will have a program to honor our Veterans on Thursday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m.

BUTTER BRAID PICK-UP!
Butter braids will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the DMS gym.  The butter braids are frozen.  If your child has an after school activity, a parent should pick them up.  Large orders of 12 or more braids: These should be picked up by a parent because they are too difficult for a student to carry.  Please contact Bobby Hackett if you need to make other arrangements.

Can you help on pickup day? Contact Bobby Hackett at bhackett751@hotmail.com or 334-319-1542 OR sign up below to volunteer:
BUTTER BRAID PICK UP VOLUNTEER

RESTAURANT NIGHT!
Thursday, November 16 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. join us at Panera Bread on Opelika Road for a yummy dinner and 20% goes back to our school!  A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering. Click below for the flyer:
PANERA RESTAURANT NIGHT FLYER

CLUBS AT DMS!
Just a reminder that there are lots of opportunities to participant in clubs at DMS.  We’ve included the upcoming club meeting dates in the sidebar on the left.  If you have any questions about any of the clubs, please contact the sponsoring teacher.  A list of clubs and sponsor teachers is included below:
CLUB LIST

Butter Braid Forms Due October 25!


The LAST day to submit Butter Braid order forms is THIS Wednesday, October 25.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year so please get those forms in!

PRIZES!!!

  • Sell 5 or more items – Large Hershey bar
  • Sell 10 or more items – Outside lunch
  • Top seller – $25 gift card and 300 LE bucks
  • Most participation in each class – 50 LE bucks per student and the teacher receives a prize as well!

BUTTER BRAID PICKUP
Pick up will be Wednesday, November 15 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the DMS Gym.  If you are available to help pack & distribute the butter braids to students, please click below to sign up.  If you have questions, contact Bobbie Hackett at bhackett751@hotmail.com or 334-319-1542.

BUTTER BRAID VOLUNTEER

October Updates

DMS PTO – October Updates

GENERAL PTO MEETING – TONIGHT!
The fall general PTO meeting is tonight – dinner at 5:30 (pre-ordered pizza meal) and meeting at 6:00 p.m.  The program will cover technology at DMS including topics such as Schoology, Digits, Parent Portal, Learning Earnings, and an explanation of how to interpret ACT Aspire scores.

TEAM T-SHIRTS – LAST CALL!
Students wear their Team T-shirts on Thursdays for LE Bucks.  If you need to purchase a t-shirt (or an extra t-shirt), send in a t-shirt form and $10 cash/check (payable to DMS PTO) for each shirt.  We will do our last sale for the semester on Wednesday, October 11.
TSHIRT FORM

SPIRIT WEEK
October 16-19 we will have spirit week, followed by a Pep Rally on October 19. Look for more information from your team teachers concerning daily themes and help needed with the pep rally.

GREAT BREAK!
The students will celebrate the end of the first quarter with the Great Break on October 19th.  Please click the link below to donate supplies for the various activities.
GREAT BREAK DONATIONS

LEARNING EARNINGS
Our LE Bucks store continues to be popular with our students.  We have a few immediate needs as well as several continuing needs.  Please click the link below to donate!
LE BUCKS STORE

HOSPITALITY
Thanks to all who donated to the Teacher Tailgate on September 29 – the teachers loved it!  We will be doing a snack cart for the teachers soon – please click below if you would like to donate:
TEACHER SNACK CART

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
– October 11, 2017 from 6pm-7pm. – Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Applications led by Blount County DA Pamela Casey and Lee County DA Brandon Hughes.  Auburn Alumni Association (317 S. College Street)
– November 9, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. – Veteran’s Day Program

DMS PTO MEETING

DMS PTO MEETING

GENERAL PTO MEETING
Monday, October 9th we will have our Fall General PTO Meeting.  Dinner will start at 5:30 pm and the meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Click on the link below to order a family pizza meal for $5.  Orders are due by Monday, October 2.
PIZZA MEAL ORDER FORM

REMINDER – UPCOMING EVENTS

TONIGHT!!  Go visit TCBY on Dean Rd. from 3:30 – 9:00 for a yummy treat and 10% goes to back DMS!  Make sure you take a flyer or sign the back of your receipt!!  TCBY FLYER

TEACHER TAILGATE
Our teacher tailgate is tomorrow, September 29.  We could use a few more tailgate foods.  Thanks for helping us celebrate our fantastic DMS teachers and staff!
TEACHER TAILGATE SIGNUP

DMS FALL BOOK FAIR – OCTOBER 2-6
We still need volunteers for our book fair which starts Monday!  Please see the sign-up link below!
BOOKFAIR SIGNUP

Volunteer Opportunities

DMS PTO – Volunteer Opportunities!

TEACHER TAILGATE – SEPTEMBER 29
Friday, September 29th we are hosting a tailgate for our wonderful teachers and staff at DMS!  We need your help bringing in goodies for our teachers and staff!  Please click the link below if you can send something in for the tailgate.
TEACHER TAILGATE SIGNUP

DMS FALL BOOK FAIR – OCTOBER 2-6 (PREVIEW SEPT 28-29)
We still need lots of volunteers for our book fair – the preview days start NEXT Thursday!  Please see the sign-up link below!
BOOKFAIR SIGNUP

REMINDER – UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, September 28th will be our first Restaurant Night for DMS.  Go visit TCBY on Dean Rd. from 3:30 – 9:00 for a yummy treat and 10% goes to back DMS!  Make sure you take a flyer or sign the back of your receipt!!  TCBY FLYER

Monday, October 9th we will have our Fall General PTO Meeting at 5:30 pm.  We will offer a family pizza meal for $5 – informational flyers will be sent home this week.

DMS PTO – September Updates

BOOK IT FOR BOOKS 5K!
The Book It for Books 5K and Fun Run is at Town Creek Park on September 23.  The profits will be used to purchase book club books for language arts classes.  There are two ways to help:
Volunteer
We need lots of volunteers to make this a successful race!
VOLUNTEER SIGNUP
Sign up
Sign up your family to run/walk in the race.  The last day to sign up to guarantee a t-shirt is September 10.
RACE SIGNUP

TCBY DAY!
Thursday, September 28th will be our first Restaurant Night for DMS.  Go visit TCBY on Dean Rd. from 3:30 – 9:00 for a yummy treat and 10% goes to back DMS!  Make sure you take a flyer or sign the back of your receipt!!
TCBY FLYER

DMS FALL BOOK FAIR
The DMS Fall Book Fair will be held the week of October 2-6 with preview days on September 28-29.  We need lots of volunteers – please see sign-up link below!
BOOKFAIR SIGNUP

TEAM T-SHIRTS
Students wear their Team T-shirts on Thursdays for LE Bucks.  If you need to purchase a t-shirt (or an extra t-shirt), send in a t-shirt form and $10 cash/check (payable to DMS PTO) for each shirt.  Shirts will be delivered to the students on Wednesdays.
TSHIRT FORM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Our fall general PTO Meeting is coming up on Monday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m.  We will offer a family pizza meal for $5 – more information on ordering coming soon.