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Don Juan Avila Elementary PTSA Annual Boo Bash Carnival - Friday, October 25th, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Permalink 10/11/13 14:32, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Schools




Principal:  Josh Wellikson

October  2013


School is in full swing Bronco families,  and our school is in need of copy paper!  Please bring your donations at drop off next Thursday, 10/17.  We will be collecting  in the drop off line.   Donations can also be brought in to the office anytime during the month of October!  Thank you for your continued support.

Red Ribbon Week Parent Education Night Presents “Overtaken”

Join DJAMS families as Jodi Barber visits our school to present Overtaken, a powerful program that speaks to parents about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco to our students.

When: Thursday, October 17th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Why: PAL will be holding Red Ribbon Week from October 21st-25th. This special appearance is for parents to hear Jodi's personal story about her son's addiction to drugs and the effects it had on her family's and her life.  It has great impact and parents are encouraged to be a part of this opportunity. For more information, please contact Mr. Wellikson, Mrs. Murphine, or Mrs. Anderson.  We hope to see you there.


Wear Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wear pink to school on Friday, October 18, to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Please make sure that all words and pictures on clothing are school appropriate. 


Traffic Flow

Parents please be careful when pulling into the parking lot for drop off and pick up.  In order to maintain the flow of traffic, it is important that you pull all the way forward before picking up or dropping off your child.  The middle lane is for pulling forward and exiting the campus.  Please do not pick up or drop off your child from the middle lane.


Don Juan Avila Elementary PTSA Annual Boo Bash Carnival

When:  Friday, October 25th, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rides, Rides, Rides, inflatables, games,  face painting,  balloon animals, crazy hair painting and much more!

Food Stands By:  Z Pizza, Dairy Queen, Chick-Fil-A, Tacos & Co, Front Porch Pops &our own Snack Shack.

Don't forget to visit our Pumpkin Patch too!!

Tickets available at the Entrance



CUSD Presents “How to Organize your Child’s IEP Binder

There will be a free parent training on Tuesday October 29, 2013 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the District Office Board Room at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.  The presentation “How to Organize your Child’s IEP Binder” is hosted by the Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC).  All participants will receive a three-ring binder and instructions to guide them in maintaining their child’s special education records.  Adults only please.  For additional information regarding this training please contact the CAC at CapoCAC@gmail.com.

Parents of English Learners

We are having our second ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 30th in the Library at 6:30 pm.  We will be meeting to discuss how our school and our district can best use our resources to support our students who are English Learners here at DJAMS. Please come be a part of our team here at DJAMS and this meeting and help us to make this school year a wonderful one for our students. It is the day before Halloween so we will have some Halloween treats as well, so come join us for some time to discuss this school year and have some yummy treats!

Bronco Pride: Adopt a School Planter

One way to earn 10 service hours, is to adopt a school planter for the entire school year! It's fun and easy. This year we are limiting each planter to only 2 students. Please see Mr. Backal in room 706 to sign up, or to get more information.



Would you like to save the environment?  Do you want to make a difference in this word?  Well now you can prove yourself by assisting DJAMS recycling team by bringing in recycling materials every Thursday for Bronco Bucks and Front of the Line Passes.  We hope to see you every Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:35 a.m..  Stay Green!  We will accept plastic bottles, cans, and glass bottles.  ASB will collect them in front of the Bronco Way gate.  For a small bag of recyclables you can get 5 bronco bucks, and a large bag you will receive either 10 bronco bucks or a front of the line pass.  Help us save the earth!



Eighth Grade Yearbook Ads

If you would like to purchase an ad to place in the yearbook for your 8th grader, please email Mrs. Olson at seolson@capousd.org for an order form.  The early bird prices end on November 14th.



Homework Club

Homework Club began on Monday, September 30, 2013.  Thanks to the generous donation of the City of Aliso Viejo we are able to fund this Homework Club.  Homework Club will operate four days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  There will be no Homework Club on Thursdays.  Homework Club is a place for students to go to and get assistance with their homework and also a quiet place to work on their homework if they arrive early to school.  The classroom locations are as follows:  Monday, Mr. McDevitt, Room 810; Tuesday, Mrs. Arambula, Room 707; Wednesday, Mrs. Arsala, Room 902; and Friday, Mrs. Riddle, Room 906.


DJAMS Bronco Novel Idea Book Club first meeting is in November

· First Meeting is Wednesday, November 6

· Meetings are only 1 hour, between 7:00-8:00 p.m.

· Only 3 Novel Idea Book Club meetings per year

· Students in charge of book discussions

· Both Parent and Students read books and attend meetings

· Treats at meeting

· Raffle Prizes!!!

· Information Flyer in the library

**Information and selected books will be available for purchase (discounted) in the library**

November 6, 2013 selected books are Matched by Ally Condle.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (recommended for 7th & 8th grade students) Film due out November 1st!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.


Ink Recycling Program

We are now collecting ink cartridges to help purchase school supplies throughout the year for our Broncos! Our school gets money for every cartridge we recycle! Businesses and neighbors are a great resource for extra cartridges. The collection box is in the front office.


Earn Money For PTSA!

Sign up online. It’s quick and easy.

Please be sure to renew each year!

Sign up for Ralphs Community Contributions:

· Go to www.ralphs.com.  Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

· Sign up for a Ralphs Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.

· You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

· Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

· Click on Edit Community Contribution information and input your Ralphs REWARDS card number.

· Update or confirm your information.

· Enter NPO number 91522 or Don Juan Avila Middle School, select organization from list and click on confirm.

· To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

· REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).

· Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-660-9003 to get your REWARDS card number.

· Members must swipe their registered Ralphs REWARDS card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Ralphs REWARDS card when shopping for each purchase to count.


Sign Up For Escrip

Go to www.escrip.com, click on sign up, Group Name: Don Juan Avila Middle School Group ID: 164757493, register your grocery club card and debit/credit card.  Now just shop at eScrip Merchants, dine at participating  eScrip restaurants and raise money for DJAMS.


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