DCMST Parent Group Blog is Going Away; 2019-2020 School Year News

As convener of the DCMST Parent Advisory Group, I’m writing with a few updates as we approach the end of the school year.

First, at the end of May 2019, the current DCMST Parent Group Blog, which is hosted by the district, will be deactivated. This is part of a district-wide change in the way the district supports parent group websites. This change only impacts the parent’s group blog; it will have no impact on your subscription to the school’s blog.

Second, I recently attended a meeting of the STEM PTA to suggest that their members who have eighth-grade students meet with Dr. Green and Mrs. Parks to talk about the possibility of starting a DCMST PTA next year. That said, please look for an update in the fall.

Finally, I want to apologize for doing such a lousy job facilitating Parent Advisory Group meetings this year. Much thanks to Dr. Green, Mrs. Parks, and the entire staff for their support, and thanks to everyone who attended one of our meetings this past fall.

Have a wonderful summer.

Sincerely,

Thomas Trimble

2018-2019 Kick-off Meeting

Dear DCMST High School Parents! Next Tuesday, September 11, the Parent Advisory Group will have its first meeting of the year at 6 pm in Room D177 (that’s Deena Parks’s room just off the west entrance). At our meeting, we’ll get an update from members of the school team on DCMST happenings and make an agenda for the year. Please join us!

Meeting: Thursday, Februrary 9 @ 5pm

Please join the DCMST Parent Advisory Group this Thursday, February 9 at 5pm in the main office conference room for our first meeting of 2017. We’ll get an update from our staff on school happenings and chat with physics teacher Eric Singley. Please contact Thomas Trimble at ttrimble6886@gmail.com with any questions.

First Meeting of 2017

The DCMST Parent Advisory Group is hosting a meeting on Thursday, February 9 from 5 to 6pm in the main office conference room. We’ll get an update from our staff and get a chance to meet and chat with new physics teacher Eric Singley.

If you have any questions, please email me at ttrimble6886@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Thomas Trimble

DCMST PTO Meeting: Monday, September 26 at 7pm

Welcome back to a new year at DCMST.

This first meeting of the new school year will take place on Monday, September 26 from 7 to 8pm in room D170 (“the orange room”). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the goals of our organization, choose officers, and identify priorities for the upcoming year.

All positions, including president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer are open to those who are interested. If you are interested in being an officer or if you have any questions or concerns you’d like to share, please feel free to email me at ttrimble6886@gmail.com or to call me at (313) 414-6277. Even if you have no interest in serving as an officer, I hope you’ll consider coming to our meeting on September 26 or another meeting or event sometime this year.

Sincerely,

Thomas Trimble
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Volunteers Needed: 2016-2017 Officers

Dear DCMST Students and Families,

In the Fall of 2014, DCMST family members met to form a parent teacher organization. With the guidance and support of DCMST teachers and Principal Green, the group formed a PTO, elected officers, and passed a set of bylaws that outline the structure and decision-making processes of the organization.

High school parent teacher organizations are very different than the PTAs many of us know from the elementary school years. Even as students become more independent and families invest their energy in other organizations like booster clubs and student interest groups, the DCMST PTO has attempted to be a source of information and support for our school community. We’ve offered snacks at teacher conferences, provided meals for our teachers and staff during teacher appreciation week, created a blog and Facebook page and hosted meetings where parents have received important updates on happenings within the school and district.

As I near completion of my term as president of the PTO, I feel good about what we’ve started and am extremely grateful for the support of the DCMST staff and the hard work of our vice-president Amal Ghazi, treasurer Louise Chadha, and secretary Jaleelah Ahmed.

With that in mind, I’m asking readers of this letter to consider being a PTO officer for the 2016-2017 school year. All positions, including president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer are open. Our first meeting of the new school year will take place in September and at that meeting, we hope to elect and seat a new slate of officers and set a meeting schedule for the upcoming year. We would hope to have four hour-long meetings throughout the school year.

If you are interested in being an officer or if you have any questions or concerns you’d like to share, please email me at ttrimble6886@gmail.com or call me at (313) 414-6277.

Sincerely,
Thomas Trimble
President