January 7th Dana Update

January 7th Dana Update
Posted on 01/07/2023

Jan. 11th - 6-7:30 PM Parent Education Night - Helping Students With Anxiety

IMPORTANT: A previous communication listed the time for the event as 5-7 PM. This was incorrect. The correct time is 6-7:30 PM. We apologize for the confusion.

PL Cluster Parents are invited to attend a free informational presentation on January 11th from 6-7:30 PM. Andrew McPeak - co-author of Generation Z Unfiltered will share practical ways to help the most anxious generation of students navigate stress. See below for an excerpt from the presentation:

From school assignments and soccer practice, to school shootings and social media; today's kids are stressed out. For more than a decade, rising levels of anxiety and depression have led Generation Z into what today's psychologists call an "anxiety epidemic." In this timely session, we will uncover the greatest sources of stress for Generation Z and provide practical insights and proven techniques for helping them beat stress and take ownership of their life.

The event will be held at the PLNU Center located in Liberty Station.

 2600 Lanning Rd.

San Diego, Ca, 92106

The first 200 families will receive a free copy of the book. This free event is sponsored by various parent association groups in the Point Loma cluster.


RSVP for the event today!

January Character Education Focus: Organization and Initiative - Watch The Video

Our January character themes are organization and taking initiative. Watch our January student broadcast for more information.

Student Passwords To Be Reset January 10th

The SDUSD Information Technology Department will reset all student passwords as part of their work to address the cybersecurity incident that took place Dec. 1. The incident involves unauthorized access to San Diego Unified School District’s computer network. Dana students will receive their new password from their 1st period teacher on the morning of January 10th. The old password will continue to function until the night of January 9th. 

Jan. 10th - ASB Spirit Day - Dress Like Your Principal

Show your school spirit by dressing up like your Principal or favorite teacher. Costume contest on the upper field at lunch! Looking for costume hints?

  • Tie (green)
  • Flannels (like Mr. Irwin’s) shirts
  • Khaki pants
  • Maybe bucket hat

Congrats Way To Be Winners for December

Congratulations to the following Way To Be winners for December. Each student earned a free Kona Ice. Way to go!

  • 6th
    •  Kala J.
    • Johanna P
    • Dash M
    • Akira H
    • Gia S
  • 5th
    • Eliana A.
    • Bores D.
    • Cayden J.
    • Taylor C.
    • Janelle P.

2023-24 Budget Survey

Parents/Guardians, in preparation for our 2023-24 budget development,  we are requesting your input regarding the needs of our site that will help inform future budgeting conversations and decision-making processes. The site will use information from this needs assessment to develop budgets and strategies for the 2023-24 school year. All surveys received will be reviewed by the site.




Your time and input are appreciated as we consider our budgeting needs for the 2023-24 school year. Please complete this form by  Friday, January 13th at 3:00 pm. 

January FoDaC Meeting Canceled

The Tuesday January 10th FoDaC meeting has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will occur in February. Visit the FoDaC website for more information.

FODAC Fundraiser @ The Brigantine Jan. 11th

Help raise funds for Friends of Dana & Correia. Bring this flier or show it on your phone

at Brigantine Point Loma! Wednesday, January 11th, 2023. 3pm-9pm. 2725 Shelter Island Drive - 619-224-2871. 15% of your food & beverage purchase will be donated to Friends of Dana & Correia to support education funding. Download the flyer. Only complete parties will be seated. Flier distribution on or immediately outside of premises is not permitted.

Jan 18 - 6th Graders Tour Correia - Permission Required

All 6th Graders will be taking a field trip to attend the Correia Middle School Tour on Wed. Jan 18th.  Buses will depart Dana at 9:15am and we will return at 11:30am. Student permission slips

are due to first period teachers on Friday, Jan. 13th. Parents are welcome to attend, but must meet at Correia Middle School. Since this is a student tour, parents will report to the

library for a presentation upon arrival to Correia. 

Jan 20 - ASB Cookie Dough Party & Prize Distribution

On Friday, January 20th ASB will be having our cookie dough sales prize party. If you earned prizes from selling cookie dough you will be able to participate in it. It will be in 5th period for 5th graders and 6th period for 6th graders. Have a great day!


Jan 20 - End of 1st Semester

The end of the 1st Semester is Friday, January 20th. Report cards will be emailed to parents and grades will be viewable in PowerSchool after Friday, January 27th.

All student grades start over Monday, January 23rd. Please follow this link to learn more about the difference between a progress report and a report card and answers to other questions regarding grading.

Military Family Resources

Our military resource liaison Dr. Gilmore wanted to provide military families with some upcoming resource. MIC3 101 Training- Military Interstate Compact Commission is offering training on January 19, 2023 at 7 am. This is a great opportunity to learn about or brush up on what rules govern military-connected children. Here is the link to register. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns.

Dr. Nakeya Gilmore - [email protected]

Principal Coffee Update

We would like to thank the parents who attended our Principal Coffee on January 5th. We discussed our Honors program, after school programs, the role social studies plays at our school, school site budget, after school athletics, and the upcoming parent education night. Our next in-person Principal Coffee is scheduled for Thursday, March 2nd at 9 AM in Rm.103. Please join us.

New Dana Logo Wear For Sale Online

Just in time for holiday shopping, new Dana logo wear is now on sale! We have a new style of sweatshirt ($35) and have added basketball shorts ($20).

Join The Dana SSC

We are looking for a parent to join our SSC for the 2022-23 school year. Please submit your name to Principal Irwin ([email protected]). Our SSC meets in-person on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Click this link to learn more about this committee.

Keep Track Of Events - View Our Online Event Calendar

Use our online calendar to keep track of events and happenings on campus. Bookmark this link today!

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