PFSO President's Welcome Back Letter
Dear DHS Community,
Summer just flew by and the first day of school, Thursday Aug 11th, 2022, is almost here. The DHS PFSO Board would like to welcome all of you to a wonderful school year!
First, I would like to say thank you for another FANTASTIC year!! We appreciate your continued support in volunteering your time and effort at PFSO events, as well as all your monetary donations. These donations help in the organization of events, provide enrichment programs, and build school spirit. It was nice to see everyone in person last year, and together we accomplished so much:
Last year, in addition to our existing events and special funding programs, the PFSO Board updated our Bylaws, and established an Audit Committee. With your support, we successfully completed our first fundraiser of this school year - the Fireworks Fundraiser. Our second fundraiser is the A Dollar A Day campaign during registration, which is now under way.
Please keep in mind that many companies match charitable contributions made by their employees, dollar for dollar, so contact your employer to ask about their corporate matching program. Also make sure to check out our other silent fundraisers Amazon smile and eScrip. PFSO is recognized by the IRS as a publicly supported 501(c)(3) organization. Tax EID # 94-3174460 all contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
We look forward to seeing you at our first PFSO General Meeting on Monday August 22nd, 2022.
Shazia Nomani -- DHS PFSO President
VIA Heart Project
VIA Heart Project coming to DHS on September 18. This non-profit offers free heart screenings to young people ages 12-25: any young person regardless of school is welcome.
Registration with QR Code
Gael Gazette Mailing List Update
If your child graduated from DHS in 2021 or earlier, your address will be removed from the Gael Gazette mailing list on August 15, 2022. If you have a child who is currently in DHS, please sign up again here.
Gael Gazette Signup Link for Class of 2026
Please help to share this link with incoming DHS freshmen families so that they can sign up for our weekly PFSO newsletter, the Gael Gazette.
Class of 2023 Updates
This will be a busy year for our students, and for us as parents, so stay informed as much as possible by visiting the Senior Class Website.
Senior Portraits for Yearbook
Please be sure you have made an appointment at Studio One for your senior's Yearbook portrait!
Click here for the information! Get it done early if you can, appointments are filling up quickly. Again, this is for the Yearbook - Senior Portraits outside of Studio One can be done at your leisure since they do not impact the school schedules.
Senior Apparel Information
Registration closes August 19th.
Please see the following links for more more information:
Senior PJ bottoms
Senior apparel combo
Class of 2026 Updates
Message from the Parent Reps of the Class of 2026
We are thrilled to be kicking off a brand new school year and our kids’ first year at Dublin High! We, Kathy Rantz, Shaheen Parkar, and Rabia Babar, your parent reps for the Class of 2026, are excited to work with you all to assist in ensuring a fun, exciting, and busy year filled with lots of great activities and events for our kids!
The first big event coming up at the end of September is Homecoming Week (Sept 26-30). Lots of details surrounding that exciting event to follow, but in preparation for the big parade and the float competition between classes, we are looking for a 12’-16” foot long open-bed trailer on which the kids can build their Freshman float. If anyone has a trailer or knows of how we can get one, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The sooner we can secure a trailer, the better!
If you’re interested in donating to the PFSO: Class of 2026 account, please click here. The funds collected will allow the Class of 2026 to budget and plan for numerous class activities and fun events throughout the next four years.
*Corporate Match - a friendly reminder that many employers will match donations made to non-profit organizations. Check with your employer to see if they will match your donation!
Don’t forget to join our Facebook Page or follow us on Instagram:
Raise Your Class Gaela - Save the Date!
Announcing Your New PFSO Board Members & Event Chairs for 2022-2023
President - Shazia Nomani
Co-Secretaries – Samriti Singh & Priyanka Sharma
Co-Treasurers – Christy Li & Linda Lu
Email Editors, Webmaster & Facebook Administrator – Barna De & Lindy Chia
Class of 2023 Parent Representatives- Diana Hernandez, Kristy Lijesen, Amy Collins & Lorna Becker
Class of 2024 Parent Representatives- Anyee Chen, Renee Wheeler, Ursala Richardson & Grace Drinkwater
Class of 2025 Parent Representatives- Felicia Leopold, Minnie Duong, Maria Gomez & Mardalena Turpel
Class of 2026 Parent Representatives- Shaheen Parkar, Kathy Rantz & Rabia Babar
Raise Your Class Gaela Co-Chairs- Diana Hernandez & Kristy Lijesen
Staff Appreciation Luncheon Chair – Swati Chopra
Scholarship Committee Chair – Susan Lee
Fireworks Booth Co-Chairs - Dolores Middleton
Chess Club Parent Advisor– Eric Lai & Bhawana Jain
Audit Committee Co-Chairs – Peggy Chook, Wai Tim Woo & Susan Lee
The following PFSO positions are still OPEN
Class of 2026 Parent Rep
Gael Force Robotics Parent Advisor
If you are interested, please fill about the attached nomination form and email to email@example.com
Gael Tutors Needed
If you have a background in math/science and are looking for a job 2-3 days a week, consider applying to be a Gael Tutor at DHS. Tutors help students of all levels with their homework, as well as with study and organizational skills. We are currently interviewing for tutors to start in the 22/23 school year. Apply through edjoin at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1432040. If you have questions or would like additional information, email Jean Josey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Close Up Election Week - November 2022
The Close Up trip will consist of an exciting and inspirational week in Washington, D.C. as we experience our nation’s capital and examine government “close up”. It will be a week of interacting with people who make policy, observing the government in action, and recognizing, perhaps for the first time, our rights and responsibilities as citizens. The trip is open to Juniors and Seniors for the 2022-2023 school year.
Trip Dates – Saturday November 5, 2022 - Friday November 11, 2022
Trip Tuition - Cost of trip: $1862.00 – includes all transportation, hotel, meals, activities & security.
PAYMENT DEADLINES – Enrollment Forms and $500 non-refundable enrollment fee due: 9/1/2022 Final Payment Due: 9/15/2022
Attached is the Program Information Flyer with more details. If your student would like to participate, review the Intent to Participate form and submit to Ms. McCort Link to Flyer & Intent to Participate form
Class of 2022
Email – email@example.com
PFSO Webpage - http://www.dhspfso.com/2022.html
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1601385456657515/
Senior Class Website: https://dhsseniorclass.com/welcome
Class of 2023
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Webpage - http://www.dhspfso.com/2023.html
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/2230395273714166/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dhs_pfso_2023/
Join the Class of 2023 in our Fundraising efforts!
We have some new options to share with you; please note that due to the Pandemic, our Fundraising efforts have not been very effective, and we need your help to make up for some lost time (and funds!).
Class of 2024
Email - email@example.com
Webpage - http://www.dhspfso.com/2024.html
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1607805326043096
$24 on the 24th for '24!
We are the Class of 2024 and wanted to ask for $24 each month on the 24th! Of course you can always donate more:) We want to make fundraising easy and give our students hope for the future! This will be an ongoing fundraiser to help build our funds to cover the cost of Junior and Senior Year activities such as Proms, Grad Night, and other fun events not paid for by the school. Senior Ball, Senior Awards Banquet, baccalaureate just to name a few, are paid for through fundraising efforts and ticket sales to each event. The school does not pay for any of these events. We are choosing creative ways and outside the box thinking to bring you fundraising opportunities! The more we fundraise, the less we have to charge for tickets to the above mentioned events. We thank you in advance for your time and generosity! Donate here. See flyer here .
Farm Fresh Fundraiser
Support your Health, Support Class of 2024!! We would love for parents, families and friends of Class of 2024 to support this campaign. To support class of 2024 and begin receiving organic and locally sourced farm fresh food delivered straight to your door click here for new customers and here for current customers and type in promo code: DUBLINHIGH. With over 800 items to choose from including organic produce, meat, dairy, eggs, you are sure to have your grocery needs met by Farm Fresh. Support your health, Support Class of 2024 with this fundraiser beginning January 2021 through May 2024!! 10% of the proceeds supports our class. Please see the flier here.
Mask Fundraiser - Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!
Parents can continue to purchase DHS face masks online while supplies last. Choose between three designs. Please be sure to pay by credit card only. A portion of the proceeds benefit Class of 2024. See the flyer here.
Class of 2025
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Webpage - http://www.dhspfso.com/2025.html
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/151369217014983
Donate $25 on the 25th of every month for the Class of 2025!
Parents of the Class of 2025!! We have a new and easy way to help meet our goal, especially if you have not been able to participate in other fundraisers. Mark your calendars and donate $25.00 on the 25th of each month! All to go towards our students' future activities and Prom. Thank you for helping our students have the best high school experience. Please donate here.
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