January 31, 2018
Dear Dickerson Parents:
One of our shared goals at Dickerson Middle School is to promote excellent character choices and sound safety practices with our students/children both in and out of school. Recently, several incidences have been brought to my attention that raise great apprehension for your child’s continued safety. It is unfortunate that as your child’s principal I must write a letter that asks for all drivers to enter our parking lot in the safest manner possible. Drivers are driving too fast, not pulling up to the end of the sidewalk to enable as many drop offs as possible, driving through the parking lot to avoid the carpool line thus having students cross the drive, not allowing staff members to cross safely to enter the building, and dropping off students on Woodlawn and at exits on Chestnut Lake Drive to avoid the carpool line.
This may be a good time to reflect upon morning routines so that if students want to participate in before school activities, time is put into morning rituals to ensure enough travel time to drop your child off safely at the school. Please do not put your child at risk by failing to provide the proper time in your plans to drop him or her off at the appropriate front entrance and adhering to sound and safe driving habits. As a reminder, students may not be dropped off before 8:00 A.M. If they do arrive or leave the school during any time of the day, this must be done at the front entrance. I will not compromise on our students’ safety. Please remember that the official start time for middle school is 8:45 A.M. The 8:00 instrumental practices, extra study sessions, clubs and so forth are not a part of the normal school day and I sincerely appreciate all staff members who donate their personal time to provide these for our students.
Again, I appreciate all the calls and emails I have received. I appreciate you allowing me to share my concerns as these are safety issues I simply cannot ignore. Let’s work together to share the road, the carpool line and model safe carpool driving habits for students who will be driving themselves in the near future.
Dr. Carole Brink
We are offering blue Dickerson Chorus garment bags for purchase!
Buy yours for just $5!
–Keep your formal attire clean and have everything zipped up together!–
Highly recommended for current or future 8th grade chorus students.
Payment due JANUARY 31.
The Greater Atlanta Girls’ Choir is starting a NEW satellite location in Cobb County!
This is a renowned ensemble open to girls grades 3-12. This is an excellent way to push yourself musically while having lots of fun and working at a much more advanced pace, with many travel performing opportunities. Click here for the flyer and more information.
There will be an informational meeting on TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, and auditions are the following week.
Happy Winter Break!
Eighth Grade students AND parents attending the spring trip, there is a mandatory online registration our travel company requires every participant (even Ms. G!) to complete. I cannot submit rooming lists until each person has registered online. It takes only about 2 minutes. Parents must be the ones to register their child–there are things you need to sign off on.
Please take a moment to download the document here and register online–do it now before you forget!
THIS IS DUE JANUARY 31, 2018
We have been given the official word that the 6th grade winter performance will now be TOMORROW at 2:50PM in the DMS theatre. This performance, like our concerts, is open to the public (please sign into the front office first). We encourage you to attend–the students have worked hard and deserve a great audience, “heedless of the wind and weather!” 🙂
Tis the season! All three grades have concerts and various performances over the next few days to look forward too. Below you will find all the details you need.
FRIDAY, 12/1: Seventh & Eighth Grade Carol at The Avenue
- students stay after school and get picked up from The Avenue at 6:15PM in front of Michaels
- crazy holiday attire is encouraged 🙂
TUESDAY, 12/5: Seventh & Eighth Grade Winter Wonderland Concert
- Dickerson theatre @ 6:30PM
- Students wear formal attire with one optional holiday accessory
FRIDAY, 12/8: Sixth Grade Caroling Concert at Sterling Estates
- field trip DURING the school day–all students must turn in green permission slip
- leave DMS at 2:30, return at 3:45PM
- crazy holiday attire is encouraged, OR blue Dickerson Chorus shirt
SATURDAY, 12/9: Walton Chorus Winter Concerts
- due to the size of Walton Chorus, they had to schedule TWO winter concerts and attendees had to reserve tickets–tickets are sold out!! BUT you are welcome to go and ask for “standing room availability” when you arrive, and they will place you in any empty seats
- Lassiter Concert Hall @ 2PM and 4PM
KEEP ON YOUR RADAR…Eighth graders going on the spring trip, your SECOND PAYMENT is due December 13 🙂