The DSHA Parent Education Committee has organized several opportunities for parents to discuss the themes presented in Small Great Things. The book lends itself to a provocative discussion on differences among us and how we might build understanding.
The first PFAA meeting of the year will be held in the Board Room tonight at 7 p.m. We welcome back returning members as well as any parents interested in learning more about how they can support students in their DSHA Fine Arts endeavors. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting but wants to be involved should contact PFAA President
DSHA’s annual Welcome Back Dance will be held in the gym on Saturday, September 9 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. All students must arrive by 8 p.m. and may not leave before 10 p.m. Admission is $5 and all students/guests must show a valid high school ID to enter. All grades are welcome to attend!
Support Dasher athletes at the only Parent Athletic Association sponsored event of the year! Join us for the Dasher Golf Outing & Dinner on Friday, September 15, 2017 at The New University Club of Milwaukee (formerly known as Tripoli Country Club). All funds go to support our athletes. Click here to register for golf and dinner and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.Freshman Social Event (Saturday, September 23)
Student Council is excited to sponsor Disney Channel Throwback Night on Saturday, September 23, 6:30-9 p.m. The event is for DSHA freshman only and was planned by members of the freshman class. Click here
for more information. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor (414-721-2914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
) with questions.Parent Phone-a-thon for the Annual Fund (October 15, 16, 17)
We are looking for parent volunteers to help make phone calls for the DSHA Annual Fund. It’s fun, easy, and does not require any experience!
Sunday, October 15 (5-8 p.m.)
Monday, October 16 (5-8 p.m.)
Tuesday, October 17 (5-8 p.m.)Click here to sign up
and see who else is making calls! For questions, please contact Nikki DeGuire, Parent Chair of the Annual Fund, at 414-803-8492 or email@example.com
or Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, at 414-721-2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
.Upcoming Parent Education Programming
The parent education committee of the Parent Association is pleased to announce the full schedule of parent education programming for the fall 2017 semester. Please mark your calendars for the following events:VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We Need You – Volunteer!
Would you consider sharing your time and talents with DSHA? Many volunteer opportunities are available this fall, including assembling Dash-A-Thon packets, assisting at the Dasher Golf Outing & Dinner, helping with set up and greeting guests at Open House, and more much! Online volunteer sign-up is just as easy as ever – click here to sign up
Thank you in advance for your support – we could never accomplish what we do without your help. For more information, contact Lisa Bozic
, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, or Sheila Dunne
, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator.Chaperone the Welcome Back Dance (September 9)
We are in special need of parent volunteers for the Welcome Back Dance on September 9. Click here to sign up
or contact Mrs. Marsch at 414-721-2920.NEWS & NOTES
Please make sure that your daughter’s uniform skirt is the proper length. Girls should not roll their skirt, and if skirts are hemmed they should be at least as long as the fingertips with arms fully extended at the side. Demerits will be issued if skirts do not meet this requirement.Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form
The deadline is past due for Student Handbook acknowledgement form submissions. Please make sure that your daughter submits this form online
with one parent/guardian no later than Monday, September 5.Civil Rights Pilgrimage (Applications Due September 22)
Applications are now available for members of the Class of 2019 & 2020 to participate in this opportunity to delve into a chapter of our shared American history, that of the Civil Rights Movement, through the lens of faith, prayer and Catholic Social Teaching. Students will explore the impact this history has on our current life together in Milwaukee. Partnering schools include Dominican High School, Marquette University High School and Messmer High School. This is a weeklong bus trip taking place May 30 - June 5, 2018. The cost for DSHA students is $1,080. Applications are due to the main office by Friday, September 22. Click here for the application
and contact Mrs. Metz with any questions.Fitness Department UpdatesThe Fitness Department
would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! Every student’s fitness & wellbeing is important to us. To help us do our job effectively, we ask for your cooperation with the following:
- Please provide an up-to-date medical excuse if your daughter has restrictions. The students who work on their PT exercises during class are considered participating and will not need to make up missed classes. The more detail about limitations and modifications from your doctor/physical therapist, the better!
- Students should always be in proper athletic shoes and in fitness uniform.
- All students are required to have a gym lock and locker. The fitness locker room is used by visiting teams after school. It is not a supervised area so important belongings should always be locked up.
- Encourage your daughter to use the fitness center! We have a dedicated staff ready to help assist! Click here for fitness center hours.
- Ask your daughter about what they are doing in our classes! What have they enjoyed so far?
- Get active as a family and talk about making good life style choices!
If you were not able to make it to Back to School Night, please click here for our handout
. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (@DSHAHeath&Fitness) and Twitter (@DSHAFitPerform).Grandparent Contact Information
Please remember to share your daughter’s grandparent contact information with the Advancement Department for DSHA’s Annual Grandparent Liturgy, taking place on May 2. You can mail in your completed form
to DSHA or send it to school with your daughter. Please contact Leslie Dietz
, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.The USCCB'S National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities and the Feast of St. Peter Claver
Please join your Catholic sisters and brothers from across the Archdiocese for a special Mass to pray for peace in our communities, something for which our city so desperately yearns. Mass will be held Saturday, September 9 at 5:15 p.m. at the Mother Church - Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Click here for details
.100th Anniversary Essay and Art Contest
It is the 100th year anniversary of the Wisconsin State Capitol, and an invitation has been extended to our students to take part in helping celebrate. The State Capitol Commemorative Commission is sponsoring an essay and art competition. For more information on the 100th anniversary, click here
.Woman of Faith Event hosted by the Sisters of the Divine Savior
The Sisters of the Divine Savior invite DSHA parents and students to join us in honoring Linda Pischke as our 2017 Woman of Faith. Linda’s longtime service with St. Dismas Jail Ministry inspired her Joyful Souls aftercare program for women released from incarceration and her 2011 book, “The Women of Block 12.”
The award presentation on Thursday, September 21 will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to DSHA. A reception with refreshments will follow. This event is free, but registration is requested by September 16. We hope you can join us for an inspiring evening of faith sharing and fellowship.
RSVP and read more about Linda online
. Recyle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. All you have to do is have your daughter bring those items to school and drop them off at the library. UPDATE: Printer Toners no longer qualify for fundraising. Please do not send to school. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele
at 414.462.3742 or ThieleM@dsha.info.