Please save the date of May 22nd 6-7:30 pm for the culminating cultural event brought to you by the amazing parents on the Multicultural Committee!
The Cultural Diversity Show will feature dancers, performers, poets, artists, & musicians from our own Dodge community with an international dessert potluck to follow. We hope you can attend!
If you are interested in bringing a taste of your country, it's not too late! Performances can last up to 5 minutes. Performers and attendees are free to wear their country's native costume and bring a dessert to share. We will end our show with a parade of countries.
Please click here to sign up your show performance.
Please join us next Wednesday for our general PTA meeting at 7 pm in the library. We will be hearing from our very own librarian, Mr. Morrisey, on Technology in our Lives prior to the general agenda.
Childcare is available in the gym by Amherst YES.
We are running another Dodge Merchandise sale over the next two weeks. The green short sleeve shirts, gray long sleeve shirts, and orange Unity Day shirts are for sale. Orders can be placed on the MySchoolAnywhere store or you can print this order form and return it to the main office with payment.
Questions? Contact Christy McCarthy
Unable to attend this week's meeting? Catch up with the minutes.
All meeting minutes from this year are available on our Forms/Documents page.
There will be no PTA meeting in February. Mark your calendars for the next meeting on March 21st.
Questions, comments or ideas always welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Celebrating Culture Committee invites you to join them November 21st from 6-7:30 pm for an evening to discover culture from our very own Dodge students and families!
Short presentations will be given every 30 minutes on various countries featured.
This months' spotlight is the Sault St. Marie Chippewa Indian Tribe! With 44, 000 members, they are primarily located in the state of Michigan and in the lower part of Ontario Canada across Michigan's border. This Indian Tribe originated from a group of native people dating from 3000 B.C. living in the Great Lakes region. They are divided into clans including - Crane, Loon, Bear, Fish, Marten, Deer and Bird. Stop by the map and learn some more interesting facts!
The map is continually updated throughout the year. If you have yet to hand in your green form please do so!
If you are interested in joining the Celebrating Culture Committee or in presenting about your country, contact GinnyHemmer at 716-688-8418 (home) or email@example.com.
Please mark your calendars for our next PTA meeting on November 15th at 7 pm in the Dodge library.
PTA meetings have been streamlined to allow for various speakers on relevant topics for parents. At the November meeting, we will be hearing from child psychologist, Dr. Justin A. Naylor.
Justin A. Naylor, PhD, Licensed Psychologist will present on building self-esteem in children. Parents will take away key building blocks on how they can help their kids develop a healthy sense of self and have the tools to be able to manage many common challenges that occur in childhood. Dr. Naylor is a practicing psychologist in Williamsville, NY who specializes in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, anxiety, and Autism. He is the father of two children and enjoys spending time with family, sailing, and learning new things.
After Dr. Naylor's brief presentation, the general PTA meeting agenda will be discussed including an important budget and fundraising update.
We hope to see you there.
The annual National PTA Reflections Program is accepting entries now through December 1st.
Not sure you have enough time to help your child complete reflections entries? There are two more after school reflections creativity sessions!
November 6th 2:30- 3:30pm
November 13th 2:30- 3:30pm
Send a note in with your child to stay after school and work on a reflections project. Supplies are provided by the PTA and all students with an entry receive an emoji bracelet!
Students at Dodge are a talented bunch; last year several students placed top three in regional and state level judging. We can’t wait to see what our students come up with this year!
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
All committee chairpersons are asked to attend a brief meeting directly preceding the general PTA meeting in the cafeteria.
New technology, procedures, and information will be discussed and it is important for everyone to attend.
See you there!