d.tech Download 2017-2018

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June 21 - Last regular issue of 2017-2018. Sam Trans updates, furniture removal from Rollins, d.lab concert and culminations and Commencement ceremony information. Congratulations to the Founding Class of 2018!

June 13 - Thank you for extensive volunteer work by parents and guardians, introducing the new directory, reminders and summer reading list.

June 6 - A Multicultural Celebration featuring dance, song and poems - with recordings - Dragon Day & Founders Dinner, an epic cake depicting the legend of the koi fish, the waterfall and transformation, volunteer opportunities and pointillism in physics. A joyful week all round.

May 30 - Paper Plate & Pizza Awards with video snippet, last chance for TEDx tickets for 'Imagine That' event, final call for Grad Party Early-bird tickets, Request for intersession and community service drivers, student drives for shoe/clothing/books/pet items and old mascara tubes (the brushes are useful for caring for orphaned animals...), new student lead Diversity Club an Multicultural Event, d.tech dragons make state cycling competition, and more!

May 24 - Preliminary College Results, Sailing culmination, Book and Shoe Drives, last days to purchase d.tech TEDx tickets at the Oracle Conference Center, last days to purchase Founders Tickets, recruiting open for parent grade/advisory representatives, more kudos to Maker's Fair and Moonshot projects.

May 16 - Important message from the SMUHSD regarding controversial TV drama, Baseball Team Victory, Graduation Reminders, Introducing new Parent Coordinator, and her Invitation for Parent Advisory Representative volunteers, Student Book Drive, Congratulations to Daniel S. for being among 9 finalists in the global  De Yewno Artificial Intelligence Research Competition - and winning in 9th and 10th grade category!

May 9 - Asian American Heritage Month, WASC Accreditation Visit, 'Imagine That' - Save the Date for d.tech student TEDx Talk May 25, Founders Dinner Tickets, Neighborhood Meet-Ups, Community Fundraisers, 9th grade MoonShot VR Drivers Ed project, Senior Retreat, book drive for 8 - 12 year olds.

May 2 - Work deadlines, Prom photos, College and Career Advisory opportunities, Founders Dinner Early Bird Tickets offered today, Seniors Graduation Night, students recognized in the San Mateo County Office of Education News

April 25 - Parent Volunteers being recruited for new Development Committee, Baseball culmination with senior send-off, LCAP survey being processed, College night events for Sophomores and Juniors, sailing and field trip photos, last parent community fundraiser tickets of the year, summer internship opportunities and events.

April 17 - India Service Trip photos and story, LCAP parent/caregiver/guardian survey, graduation ticket survey, senior retreat, College events and opportunities, last 3 days of Prom Sales, Volunteers needed for food rescue drive, internship opportunities, local events.

April 10 - Insights into mentoring adolescents around self-regulation, Year Book sold out! Sharing projects: Senior Service continues to make a difference: d.tech senior and student team present to educators in Puerto Rico, Prom Information, Special 9th grade d.Lab project to Avoid Food Waste and help students, April Internship Showcase.  

April 3 - No issue due to April break.

March 27 - Measures of Success Research Findings;  El Pueblo Unido fIrst exchange program with Puerto Rico; Deadline for Founders Dinner program, Parent Ed Night on graduation requirements, Year Book and Prom Ticket Sales ('A Magical Night on the Red Carpet'),  Congratulations to FRC Robotics Team, Intersession Photos and Senior Graduation Update.

March 20 - 17 Minutes Commemoration of Lives Lost in Florida, d.Lab and Intersession Message,  College and Career Advisory event for Junior & Senior parents, Carrying the Torch Town Hall - New Paths to Parent Engagement, 'A Magical Night on the Red Carpet' prom night, Year Book Sales, and Lost and Found deadline and Canned Food Drive - deadline tomorrow! 

March 13 - Awareness message, 'Gaucho Regatta' success at the SF Sailing Club,  Southern Colleges event, student milestones: hip hop presentation, writing awards, journalism, poetry, ropes course. Many local events posted for spring.

March 6 - Japanese visitors, Notice of anti-gun violence in schools activism, welcoming new board member Maurice Goodman, Robotics newsletter and launch video, more on Model U.N., congratulations to Ellie V. on writing, phone-a-thon to wrap up annual fund, drivers needed for March intersession. Shuttle updates.

February 27 - Black History Month - Exhibit, Field Trip, Videos, Posters, Stories and Biographies; Sailing Success, Passing the Torch Town Hall (for currently enrolled families only), College and Career Advisory events, 11th Grade Ropes Course leadership photo album, and Model UN and thanks to the Robotics Team for their work moving from Rollins! Good luck to 'Baguette' at FRC 2018!

February 20 - College Comments, More Varsity Senior Celebrations and photos, 11th Grade Pacific Leadership Institute trip needs drivers, Last week to purchase of Spring Social tickets, d.tab Luna New Year calligraphy photos, College and Career Advisory Notices, Parent Board Member Candidate Statements now open.

February 13 - Senior Athletics Celebrations, Junior Community Building Trip, Junior College Orientation and visiting colleges , Senior Graduation Update, School Calendar 2018-19 with dates for New Student Orientations August 22 & 23, Celebrating our first month on the new campus. 

February 6 - Travel Program Fundraiser, Meeting of AIA at d.tech, Media, College Advisory, Transit Updates, Photos and Events.

January 30 - Empathy Museum, d.Lab projects, Reenrollment message for current parents/guardians, transit updates, Financial Planning for College Event, Sports updates, Spring Formal.

January 23 - India Trip, Town Hall Report, Transit Updates, Updated YearBook purchase link, Intersession culmination.

January 18 - Internship Article, Transit Update, Family Bowling Fundraiser & Gala Parties, Spring Formal  - The Secret Garden. 

January 9 - New Campus Opens! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

December 19 - Last issue of 2017! Transit updates, calendar reminders, activity photos and special features. Goodbyes to and from the San Mateo Adult School staff - who have been incredibly supportive over the last few months. CarPooltoSchool.com sign up invitation and test.

December 12 - Campus Transition Information, Progress Reports and January Intersession Information, schedule reminders. Last days of holiday drive and early bird yearbook orders. Fall Survey Information.

December 5 - Parent/Guardian Town Hall, First Model UN Success, Academic/Progress Reports and Calendar reminders, Instructional Schedule for December 21, New Holiday Care Kits drive from d.leadership.

November 28 - Announcing final week for tickets to Del Oliva benefit, the CarPool and Senior Surveys, grand Pack-A-Palooza success, student Operation Christmas Child and veteran's toiletries drives thanks, girls Varsity Volleyball awards, photos of recent d.Lab and Intersession Internships. Save the date for June 2 Founders and the Pioneer Class of 2018 dinner.

November 21 - No Issue

November 14 - Dr. Montgomery on the importance of teamwork at the new campus, thanksgiving wishes (no download issue next week), final call for Pack-A-Palooza parents, student design teams request parent input for Oracle campus carpools and Senior Sendoff, photos of d.lab, intersession and explorations this week. Information on intersession culmination and next sign-ups for Continuing Education credits. Year book and student store links.

November 7 - Intersession & Internship photos, Oracle Campus Update, Calendar updates and Reminders, Save the Date for Dec. 7 Campus Move Town Hall, and the November 18 Pack-A-Palooza. Community Party openings

October 31 - Congratulations to Senior Girls Varsity Volleyball, our Cross Country Team and new Model UN Representatives! Photo albums, including the Spooktacular Halloween Costumes. Invitations for LCAP and Pack-A-Palooza parent volunteers and a great community party to support the students coming soon at Del Oliva for aspiring Foodies! Calendar reminders for juniors ACT practice test, November 3 half-day and more.

October 24 - Traffic-pattern/safety reminder, managing stress around test, PSAT/ACT test information, FAFSA workshop, parent volunteer drivers, last ten days of travel-sized toiletries drive, community parties (one is sold out!), half-day reminders. 

October 17 - Movin' On Up Gala Success! Photos, news and heartfelt thanks. Still room to participate in great community parties October through June. New section for updates on Oracle Move, Sophomore Trip permission slips and information, Town Hall October 28 - RSVP for operational and parent engagement updates. Photos from Falliday student dance.

October 10 - Freshman camping photos, article & video of d.tech students presenting at Oracle Open World, Gala Tickets Sold Out - invitation to bid remotely, raffle tickets for sale in office (need not be present to win!), PSAT information, Invitation for parent mentors for financial literacy intersession and more parent drivers, travel-sized toiletries drive, form to solicit help - if needed - with PowerLearning platform.

October 3 - Oracle World Preparation Photo Album, Operations Reminders, Help us sell out the Gala tickets, Freshman Camping Reminders, Intersession announcement and request for volunteers - each day helps, Falliday School Dance Announcement, a senior's American Legion October Toiletries Drive, Local Events, Oct 18 Town Hall RSVP, Download format feedback.

September 26 - PSAT and CWRA testing, Kudos to d.tech's National Merit Commended Students, call for Internship connections,
Last Early Bird tickets for the Gala, sibling enrollment, last week of trial of shorter format for Download: parent preference survey. 

September 19 - Sundae Sunday Photo Album, a message about cognitive and affective empathy, last six days of Early Bird Gala tickets, calls for Intersession driver sign-ups, parents to help organize internships through the Parents Internship Network, PowerSchool log in update, course name modifications, vote for Silicon Valley People's Choice Award, Girls Volleyball matches - to cheer on.

September 12   - Senior Sunrise Photo Album, a message about DACA, PowerSchool and Back-to-School night - the difference between Registration on InfoSnap and using the Unified Classroom, Buy GALA TICKETS! Introducing a trial of new linked format in response to feedback. 

September 5  - Important traffic safety information, New Student Orientation photos, Gala Tickets link and ways to support the Gala,  (see 'Giving Tab' on this website!), college events, the freshman camping trip in October - request for parent and student volunteers, information on the upcoming Sundae Sunday Social,  Back to School Night, the Adult School walkthrough, Mosaic Leadership training opportunity for students, and the New Parent Education Event "Competency-Based Learning."

August 29  - Senior college essay feedback session. Full details and reminder about the new student orientations. Announcing the Gala and Freshman camping trip, Senior Sunrise Celebration and  invitation to join d.tech sailing. New student athletes parents meetings. Announcement on event 'The Science of Viral Behavior' and free online digital class with Foothill College.

August 22  - Oracle bicycle survey, Carpool Survey, schedule clarification for first month of school and split campus. Camping trip update: revisions to the program by grade around the themes 'Community, Empathy, Challenge and Reflect'. Student daily schedules. Senior student essay workshops. Request for tech volunteers. Information on using the calendars and organizing events.

August 15  - Summer warm-up issue! Save the dates, Senior Sunrise, Sundae Sunday, invitation to parents to help build internships in the community, Mosaic Student leadership invitation, introduction of 'The d.tech Koi Pond' - the school's new annual fund theme. Signing up for smile.amazon and eScript to support student programs.