Parents, friends, and families,
We know this is last minute, but we are
doing a last minute food drive to benefit those impacted by the storm in
Oklahoma. We are accepting donations of canned goods, non-perishable items,
personal Health care items, gift cards. Anything that you can donate, so we can
include it in the Power 96 food drive. We will be collecting until Friday, as
everything is being delivered then.
We are counting on your help!
We are looking for non perishable items, animal food, personal
Pre-K is looking for dress-up clothes and costumes. Please clean-out your closet and donate!
Please check out Donor's Choose Projects for our school-this one just posted by Mrs. Poletto!I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. So I've
created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning
I'm asking for donations of any size to help my kids. For the
next week, any donation you make to my project will be doubled! If you know
anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation
will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous
from our class.
Here's my classroom request:
Winning the Pencil
To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the
match code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through
May 22, 2013!!!!!
My students and I greatly appreciate your support!
8th grade promotion June 5th 9am
Spring Concert May 21st in the media center
Muffins for Moms May 20 9:00am in the cafeteria
LAST PTSA MTG MAY 15TH AT 5:30pm in the media center! Come ALL!!
The entire team from
Aventura Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and The Dental Care Group
enjoyed meeting you Saturday at the David Lawrence K-8 Center Spring Carnival.
We hope you enjoyed your photo with Spiderman and the pop-a-shot basketball
At The Dental Care
and Aventura Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (http://www.aventurapediatricdentistry.com/), our
number one goal is to provide the absolute best dental care possible in a
comfortable hygienic setting using the latest in dental technology. Because you
made our table so popular, we are offering all David Lawrence K-8
students, family members and staff these special offers:
Whitening (Regular fee $595)
and X-rays (Regular
$89 Kid’s Healthy Smile
Special**Traditional Orthodontic Braces as
low as $99 a month**
CARNIVAL GOOD TIMES! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!
Come out and have fun at this years DLJ Annual Carnival May 4th!!
Congratulations on our new PTSA Board!!
Slate of Officers 2013 - 2014
Date: April 26, 2013
To: All DLJK8 PTSA MEMBERS
All DLJK8 PTSA Executive Board Members
From: Andrea Blencowe, Chair
Re: DLJK8 PTSA 2013-2014 Slate of Nominees
The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate of nominees for the 2013-2014 Executive Board Officers of the David Lawrence Jr. K8 PTSA:
President..................................................................... Linda Nae
Executive Vice President...........................................Heather Zaitz
Vice President of Advocacy and Legislation..............Wendy Wallberg
Vice President of Fundraising.....................................Audra Berman
Vice President of Programming..................................Patricia Wood-Prevatel
Vice President of Volunteers......................................Sandra Gandy
Vice President of Membership………………………Vianca Yvanov
Corresponding Secretary............................................Paula Dorfman
Recording Secretary................................................... Dinah Gay Dorvil
The Council bylaws, Article VI - Officers and their Election, provide that only members of DLJK8 PTSA in good standing (membership dues paid) shall be eligible to hold office or serve on a Committee. In addition, only members of a local unit whose dues have been received by Council at least thirty (30) days prior to the election meeting may vote in the annual election of officers.
Candidates planning to run from the floor shall submit a letter of consent to serve, and a resume, ten days prior to the election to the Nominating Chair. The deadline is May 5, 2013. The chair will acknowledge the receipt of the nomination in writing. In the event that the nominating committee is unable to identify an eligible candidate for an office, nominations from the floor will be permitted without prior notification.
The Annual Election meeting is being held May 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm at David Lawrence Jr. K8 Center in the Media Center. We need your assistance in getting as many members to attend the election meeting as possible; we want the members to take an active part in the election process. Please make sure that each member brings along a current PTSA membership card.
Presenting award winning concert and recording artist pianist,
at Saint Martha - Yamaha 2012-2013 Concert series.
April 27th at 7:30pm
For tickets contact Nieves Seoane at email@example.com.
click here for more information.
Volunteers needed!! Friday, May 3rd is Picture Day- Volunteers are needed to help organize the students for their photos! Please contact Sandy Gandy, Volunteer Coordinator in the morning in the Dolphin Depot.
DLJ LOVES SCIENCE!!!!
On Friday April 12th 8th grade students were immersed in Science activities, lessons and even a presentation by the
Museum of Discovery and Science! Thank you so much to the PTSA Mini-Grant Committee!! The students had an amazing day of discovery!
Pre-K loves science! They took a trip to the 3rd floor to learn about dinosaurs, fossils and more!
Even Univision came to observe DLJ science in action!
Lego-robotics by Mr. Escobar!
Sports Grill Fundraiser!
Thank you for supporting DLJ!
GREAT JOB to The Odyssey crew for winning in Orlando!
and good luck in Michigan May 22-25!! Go Ms. Lantsman!!!!
MATH BOWL 2013
DLJ Math Bowl Results (DLJ competed against other dade county schools)
Owen Chbani - 2nd place individual!
2nd/3rd grade team ( Julio Lara, Luis Torrens, Sarah Wang, Kaley Reinhartz)-2nd place
4th/5th grade team(Kira Reinhartz, Evan Wang, Owen Chbani, Dalex Gonzalez)-2nd place
2013-2014 PTA nominating committee form
If you are interested in participating in next year's PTSA board,
click here to fill out form.
Lower academy had eggstra special event!!
The DLK8 kayak teams have finished their basic course and are now onto the Florida History and Ecosystem GPS guided kayak scavenger hunt.
May the best team WIN !!
Mr Osborn and Mr Gutierrez and Ms Cespedes were very brave to join us on our adventure.
DLJ K-8 MARCH FAMILY FUNDRAISER
click here for more info
DLjK-8 is looking for Dads!
Do you want to open the mind of your child and the lives of other children just by doing what you do best?
The teachers of David Lawrence Jr K-8 are looking for passionate dads - dads who can share their knowledge of carpentry, electric, medicine, business, automotive, banking, plumbing, computers, engineering, innovation and more.
If you are interested in being contacted by a teacher, please leave your name, profession, email and phone number.
We promise... you won't regret it!
DLJ would love to thank the FIU Engineering Dept and PAL Program for allowing our
STEM middle school students the opportunity to engage in their Engineering Expo field trip!
They learned about nanotechnology, wind turbines, solar power, and much more!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Odyssey Teams on your wins this weekend!!
NEW SAFETY PROCEDURES
Every parent coming into the building that needs to have access BEYOND the main office, must have their driver's license in order to be granted that access. Office staff will scan the license and our Raptor System computer program, that will scan and print the picture of the visitor. While scanning, the computer interfaces online with various databases to ensure that the visitor is not a sexual predator or wanted by the police. The printed ID badge is then placed on the shirt of the parent.
> It is also important to note that parents need to have a viable form of identification when visiting their child/children's school. This computer procedure is not done if the parent is just signing the child out for the day. However, they must have proper ID
Check out: Free Miami Brain Fair Miami Science Museum
March 23rd 10am-4pm for more information visit:
Please assist in making our school great!
Please see Sandy Gandy for volunteer details:firstname.lastname@example.org
From 7:30-8:30 Fridays in Dolphin Depot especially
please visit for proper procedures http://community.dadeschools.net/!svp/school-vol.a
Our teachers are always trying to attain resources for their students. Donor's Choose is a website that features items that teachers are requesting (And sometimes large corporations assist them!). Please periodically check and see the site. For example,
Here's the direct link to Ms. Sanchez's project:http://www.donorschoose.org/project/color-our-writing-part-1/895219/
Teacher of the Year : Ms. Maureen Thompson
Rookie Teacher of the Year and Region Finalist:
Ms. Alina Hernandez
We are a 5 STAR school again!!!
Chef Chris Struck visited Ms.Cagianello's class to make delicious
and nutritious Apple Pie Smoothies for EATEN!!
DLJ students participate in SECME engineering
Governor Rick Scott visited David Lawrence K-8 Center on Thursday October 11th.
Mr.Osborn and Governor Scott Mrs. Gilchrist, Mr. Osborn, Governor Rick Scott, Mrs. Cespedes, and Mr. Gutierrez
Mrs. Ackrish and Mrs. O'Connor held the Potato Olympics in the courtyard.
What an awesome event!!
The students each decorated a potato and researched an athlete.
They learned terrific math and science in the process!
Thank you Mrs. Ackrish and Mrs. O'Connor!
Check out the article with Mrs. Futterman and the satellite http://www.biscaynetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1266:satellite-campus&catid=73:north-miami&Itemid=239
Don't Forget! Tune Into DOLPHIN RADIO!!
Check out Mrs. Futtermans Wind Powered Radio station
at FM 101.3!!
WELCOME TO OUR NEW Assistant Principal --
Calling all volunteers >>>>>>>>>>>>for more info...
Please contact Sandy at 305-608-5352 or email@example.com
We are very pleased to announce that once again we are an "A" school!!!
Congratulations to our teachers, students and faculty for all your hard work and dedication!!!
We continue to ride the Wave of Excellence!
The DLJK8 PTSA would like to thank the administration, faculty and staff
for making this year a fabulous one at DLJ!!
Thank you to all of the volunteers that spent many hours at the copy machine, in the classrooms, and at all of our many events. Together we are making a difference in the lives of our children.
Ms. Sanchez, a 4th grade teacher at DLJK8 has 2 great projects up for funding on the Donors Choose website. One project is titled "Kicking it up a Notch with iPad" and the other one is titled "Exploring Favorite Novels."
If you would like to help Ms. Sanchez obtain these items please consider making a donation by visiting the website below...
Thank you in advance!
June 4, 2012
DOLPHIN RADIO GOES LIVE!!
TUNE INTO 101.3FM
Previously at DLJK8...
National Elementary Honor Society
Alicia Santucci Wood
National Junior Honor Society
Andrea Araica, Julibel Bencosme, Ian Cespedes, Julian Collazo, Max Correa, David Coteron, Alex Dorfman, Samantha Dorfaman, George Dotzler, Reunie Faustin, Tatiana Garcia, Jeremy Gettis, Eli Goodman, Christopher Jean-Baptiste, Danielle Link, Juliana Macedo, Dominique Pierre, Adrenne Pink, Alyssa Sheets, Breena Sheets, Raisa Stein, Philip St. Jean, Gabriel Vega, Patrick Wang
At the Dream in Green awards ceremony,
out of 160 DCPS participating in the Green School Challenge,
was the winner of
Best Green Facilities Manager Award!!
Mr Osorio's passion for the environment is demonstrated everyday in everything he does. He has worked hard and long and is very deserving of this award - which will be proudly displayed in his office.
Please congratulate him !!
Ms. Futterman won the
Innovation in Education Award!!
*************************At the Miami-Dade County Award CeremonyMr. John Escobarwon the Volunteer of the Year Award!!