National Teacher Appreciation Week!

Hello Dimmitt Community!

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week!  PTSA has planned special activities every day for our great Dimmitt staff:

Monday, May 6th – Grab & Go Snacks, plus Thank You Cards & Buttons from students

Tuesday, May 7th – Sandwich Bar, plus Thank You Cards & Buttons from students

Wednesday, May 8th – Thank You Cards & Buttons from students

Thursday, May 9th – Sweet Treats

Friday, May 10th – Continental Breakfast plus massages

We hope you’ll sign up to “To Bring” or “To Do” something, using this link to VolunteerSpot –  Please respond as soon as possible since it’s less than a week away!

Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, please encourage your student to stop by our table during their lunch to write a free thank you card to their teacher(s).  They also have the option of purchasing custom-made buttons to give to their teacher(s) – 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00.  The teachers loved it last year!

Thanks so much!

PTSA Teacher Appreciation Committee

Kelly Hamamoto, Monica Yee, Jennifer Conus & Denise Elliot

Advertising helps supplement this free website by | Disable Ads Here

5th Grade Family Night April 23rd

5th Grade Family Night
Tuesday, April 23rd
Dimmitt Cafeteria
6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Meet the administrators, teachers and staff
  • Tour the building and classrooms
  • Gain an understanding of 6th grade academic expectations
  • Learn about ASB activities
  • Learn about PTSA
  • Snacks provided

McTeacher’s Night ~ Tuesday, April 30th

Our 7th grade counselor, Claudia Paul-Hergert, is organizing a McTeacher’s Night on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the McDonald’s at 73 Rainier Avenue South! 

It is a benefit for blood cancer patients and their families; everything we earn that evening will go toward “Pennies for Patients.”  There will be raffle prizes, special guests, and more!  Let’s get together as a community and celebrate our commitment to “Pennies for Patients,” as your teachers cook up some meals for YOU!

Advertising helps supplement this free website by | Disable Ads Here

Bullying is a “people” problem

Bullying has become a huge topic of discussion among families, at schools, and in the media. The news media tends to showcase the most sensational stories involving victims of bullying because it gets people to watch their programs and buy their magazines. Unfortunately, this doesn’t help address the problem; it only increases the anxiety and fear of those of us who want to protect our children.

Bullying isn’t just a school problem, it’s a people problem, and not just young people. We adults know that bullying can occur throughout our lifetime in many settings: at home, in relationships, at work, in the community, and elsewhere. Because of this, it’s important that we are proactive in teaching the young people under our care to be resilient, strong, and good problem solvers.

If you’re interested in how you can encourage your child to grow into an independent young adult, I suggest you check out Dr. Thompson is a great resource for anyone who cares for children and wants to promote their healthy development.

~Message from Principal, John Schmitz

Advertising helps supplement this free website by | Disable Ads Here

Career Day – June 13th

We are planning our annual Career Day for Thursday, June 13th.

We would be honored if you would be a part of our Career Day this year.  It will be from 8:15-11:25 am.  Please let us know if you are interested and available on this date.  We have approximately 60 speakers each year and it is an exciting event for our students and the presenters.  It consists of four short (25 minute presentations/question answer sessions)  the presenters talk about their profession, why they like it, how they chose it, and,  generally what education is required for their position.