May 24th Update

May 24th Update
Posted on 05/24/2024

End of Year Activities and Privileges

As the 2023/24 school year comes to a close, we want to remind parents to share with their students the importance of showing up as “their best selves” every day at school. This is important as we move into the tail end of the school year and students begin to prepare for the summer.  We have a number of end of the year activities that students have access to as privileges within the school. Any consistent disruptive behavior, or consistent lack of appropriate school citizenship may result in the loss of these privileges. 

  • May 28, 2024  Staff vs Student Dodgeball Game
  • May 30, 2024 12:45-2:15 End of School Year Dance
  • Last Day School, June 6th: 
    • 6th Grade Field Day Activities- Parents/Guardians- Please complete the form so that your child (if eligible) can participate in the Field Day Activities. This form closes on May 28. Your child will not be able to participate in certain activities if this form is not completed. 
    • 5th Grade End of Year Games, Yearbook and Community Activities 

2024-25 LCFF Income Survey 

Please submit your LCFF Income Survey today!  Login to PowerSchool Parent Portal or use the link to SurveyMonkey found in an email from “[email protected] via”.  This is a legitimate email from San Diego Unified.  

IF you prefer submitting the survey using a paper document, please come to Dana’s front office and pick up one from Jackie.  

Questions?  Please contact [email protected].


LEARN: As our society continues to evolve and become ever more complex, there are likely elements of our lives that are impacting our mental health, whether or not we are aware. Here is a brief article on 4 things likely affecting your mental health and 4 things you can do about it (en español).

ACT:If you realize your mental health is negatively impacted, take a few minutes this week to build a coping toolbox (en español)! Choose any of the included resources, from coloring pages totips on dealing with a tough situation to guidance on building social confidence and connections, plus many more, to ensure you have what you need when things get hard. You can also check out the resources and guidance for helping yourself from the new

Return items to the library ASAP!

  • Students: login to Destiny and click the My Info tab to see what items have been borrowed from Dana Middle School. checked out items to the library!
  • Return ALL textbooks and library books to the Library from May 28 through May 31.
  • Students: If you have lost a library book or textbook please go to the library to receive a printout and directions on how to make a donation to replace a lost item. Donations will be accepted with the assistance of our financial clerk. 
  • If you have an AT&T hotspot checked out and no longer need it, please return it in the box it came in to the school library. 


  • Students keep laptops and chargers over the summer. Laptop assignments will be transferred in Destiny to the appropriate SDUSD school.
  • IF your child will not be attending Dana OR another SDUSD school next year, please return the laptop and charger upon withdrawal from Dana at the end of the year. If not returned, the device will be locked / disabled. 

Spring Concert: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

6:00 PM Dana Auditorium 

We are looking forward to showing you the work we have done as a department this year.  Please invite any who may be interested in seeing the awesome things our students have done.   

Student Call Time: 5:30 PM 

Dress Code: 

  • Advanced Band, Beginning Band, Guitar: Dress white top, black dress bottom, black shoes, black socks
  • Orchestra: Black dress top, black dress bottom, black shoes, black socks 

Please share with anyone who may be interested in hearing the wonderful music your students have been making!

Musical Theatre Camp at Dana Middle - June 12 through July 12 

Join La Jolla Playhouse in a fun and exciting summer of creating a musical theatre performance together! Diving into the fun and exciting tale, Junie B. Jones, JR, students will participate in ensemble-building theatre exercises to act, sing, dance, and even help create the sets, props, and costumes to perform in a show at the end of summer for friends and family.  

Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones in this hilarious adaptation of Barbara Park’s beloved series.  Through this engaging exploration of theatre, students will collaborate, develop empathy through the magic of storytelling, and grow confidence in a safe and supportive environment!  June 12-July 12, M-F, 12:00-5:00 pm.

General registration opens Monday, May 13th and space is limited.  To register, visit:

Yearbooks and End of Year

We have a limited supply of yearbooks left. These will be reserved in order of when the purchase was made online. Online orders will be ending on Tuesday 5/28 at 3:00pm so if you want a yearbook, please order them HERE.  If we have any other yearbooks left in stock, those will be distributed in person on the Dana Blacktop the following week (date TBD based on our online sales). If we have an in person sale on the blacktop, we will notify all parents.

The summer sale is an option given by Studio Source, by utilizing their online store feature over the summer. The online store will have its own site, and link for sharing once it is created..

The orders will go in directly to Studio Source, and parents pay the costs of production plus shipping. For our yearbook style, it would be $25.70 + 8.00 shipping for parents who may want a direct-to-home yearbook over the summer. By using this option for yearbooks over the summer, the parents are purchasing directly with Studio Source instead.

Upcoming Dates in the Next Month

May 27,  Memorial Day, NO School

May 29,  Spring Concert in Dana Auditorium at 6:00 pm

May 30,  Spring Dance from 12:45 - 2:15 pm

May 31,  Spirit Day - Tropical Beach Day

June 1,  Soapy Joe’s Fundraiser, see flyer below

June 6,  Last Day of School!  Minimum Day

Important Dates for Next School Year - 2024/25

6th Grade Orientation:

August 9th 8:30-10:00

5th Grade Orientation: 

August 9th, 11:00-12:30

First Day of School: August 12th

  • 7:30 Campus Opens
  • 7:55 - First Bell
  • 8:00 - School Starts

Back to School Night: 

Wednesday, September 4, 4:30-6:30

School Picture Day

Wednesday, September 18th

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 9, 10, 11- Minimum Days

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