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We are asking for any families who will not be attending our school next year or who have a RH Dana t-shirt or cardigan that they have outgrown to donate it to RH Dana.  We will place the gently used uniform clothes in the RH Dana Store to be recycled for the 2018-19 school year.  Your contribution would allow for our families that need assistance with purchasing uniforms to be offered these recycled uniform clothing items at a reduced price. Donated school uniforms may be dropped off at the front office.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 5/25/18




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Parents of graduating 5th graders are invited to attend a ceremony on Thursday, June 7 at 9 am in the MPR.  After the ceremony, cake and photos will follow.  Dismissal is at 11:55 am.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 5/25/18




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The last day of school for elementary students is Thursday, June 7.  RH Dana students will have a shortened day and be dismissed early at 11:55 am.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 5/25/18




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On Saturday, May 5th at 10 am, the PTA is hosting a cinco de mayo celebration. There will be food, games, inflatables, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.  See the attached flyer to purchase unlimited ride bracelets.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 4/13/18




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During the week of April 16-20, RH Dana will be promoting College and Career Week awareness. Each day, students will learn about the benefits of graduating from college and pursuing a career. Students will participate in lunch time events, classroom lessons, and dress up days. Tuesday will be college spirit day, Thursday is dress up career day, and on Friday, we'll have community speakers here to talk about their careers in Science and Technology.  See the attached flyers for more details.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 4/13/18




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A new session of Chess will begin on April 26. Classes are held on Thursdays from 12:55 pm to 1:55 pm from 4/26/18 to 5/31/18.  Cost is only $30 for the session.  To register, bring a completed registration form and the $30 fee to the office.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 3/26/18




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Join us this Friday, March 23 for family movie night at 6 pm in the MPR.  Food and drinks will be sold during the movie, and "Coco" will be playing.  Admission is free.  Remember to bring your chairs and blankets.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 3/21/18




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Join us on Saturday, March 31 from 7 am to 12 pm for a school garage sale.  There will be a variety of of items  for sale.  The event will be in the RH Dana parking lot.  If you have any gently used items to donate, they may be dropped off at the RH Dana office.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 3/13/18




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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/20/18




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The Dana Point Festival of Whales Parade is Saturday, March 3.  RH Dana's students will meet at 8:30 am at Strands Beach.  This year, we'll be carrying the shark balloon. Remember to wear your school colors for the parade.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/5/18




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All students at RH Dana will participate in our third annual Whale Watching field trip on March 1st. Students always enjoy riding on the boat and viewing the sea life. It's an amazing hands-on learning experience! We thank Dana Wharf Sportfishing for sponsoring our trip!

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/5/18




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We will celebrate Read Across America with several literacy related activities including students wearing their pajamas to school on Friday, March 2.  The attached flyer contains more details about several events planned for that week.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/5/18




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Parent Conferences will be scheduled from February 26 through March 2.  During that week, all grades will have an early dismissal of 12:45 pm each day.  If a conference needs to be rescheduled, please notify the teacher or call the office.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/5/18




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The PTA is hosting a free family movie on Friday, February 9 at 6 pm.  Dinner, drinks, and candy will be sold during and after the movie.  Join us for the fun!

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/5/18




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We are currently taking registration for the 2018-19 school year.  Kindergarten information regarding our full day program, immunizations, and the Parent's Toolkit can be found in the attached handouts. Please call the front office for any related questions.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/2/18




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The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus.  Please see the attached flyer for details about the activities planned for the week.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 1/16/18




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We are offering two School of Choice tours to visit our Science and Technology classrooms, Design Lab, and Science Labs.  The dates are: February 15 at 8 am and February 21 at 10 am.  Please meet in the office.  Children are welcomed to tour with parents. 

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 1/12/18




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School resumes on January 8, 2018. Enjoy the holidays!

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 12/18/17




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The PTA is hosting s special Popcorn Thursday on Dec. 18  after school to raise funds for the Torres family.  Treats and popcorn will be sold.  All donations will directly benefit the Torres family during their time in need.  See the attached flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 12/18/17




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Join us and celebrate the holidays with a celebration on Friday, December 15 from 5-9 pm in the MPR.  Santa will be here for photos. there will be food and prizes available. See the flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 12/5/17




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Join the fun and watch a free movie in our MPR on Friday, November 17 at 7:00 pm.  Food will be sold throughout the event.  See the attached flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 11/8/17




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Parent Conferences will be held during the week of October 30.    Students will have an early out dismissal of 12:45 pm that week. November 1 is a pupil free day. Parent conferences are an important opportunity for parents and teacher to discuss your child's progress, needs, ask questions of the teacher, and receive your child's report card.  If you must cancel or change your conference time, please call the front office.

 

On October 31, students are encouraged to wear orange and black spirit colors (no costumes.)

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 10/24/17




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The PTA and YMCA are teaming up this year to offer a fun "trunk & treat" event for our students on Friday, October 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm on the RH Dana Blacktop.  Students can come dressed in their costumes and food will be sold during the event. See the attached flyer for more info.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 10/11/17




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Nominations to serve on RH Dana's School Site Council are currently being taken through Oct. 13.  We have one parent opening available.  If there is more than one interested individual, voting ballots will be sent home. See the attachments for more information.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 10/8/17




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To further help our school be a safe and respectful place and in honor of National Bullying Prevention month, this October we will teach the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit. In the lessons, your child will learn specific skills to help stop bullying. Students will learn how to:

  • Recognize when bullying is happening
  • Report bullying to a caring adult
  • Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others
  • Be a bystander who stands up and is part of the solution to bullying

To watch videos about the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit and get information about what your student is learning, join www.SecondStep.org with the access key pertaining to your child’s grade level:

Activation Keys

  • Kindergarten – BPUK  FAMI  LY00
  • 1st Grade – BPU1  FAMI  LY01
  • 2nd Grade- BPU2  FAMI  LY02
  • 3rd Grade – BPU3  FAMI  LY03
  • 4th Grade – BPU4  FAMI  LY04
  • 5th Grade – BPU5  FAMI  LY05

 

If you have any questions about the Bullying Prevention Unit or the Second Step program, please contact Mrs. K, School Counselor. Thank you for helping us make our school a safe, respectful place where everyone can learn. 

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 10/3/17




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Our school will be participating in the Great California Shake Out on October 19 at 10:19 am. This will be an opportunity for all staff and students to practice our 2017-18 safety plan for how to proceed and ensure everyone’s safety during a simulated emergency disaster.  More info can be found at: https://www.shakeout.org/california/register/

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 10/3/17




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The PTA will host their first PTA meeting for this school year on October 10 at 8 am in the MPR.  Come hear about their plans for their budget, school events, and the various programs they are supporting.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 10/3/17




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All RH Dana families are invited to this Friday's football game at Dana Hills High School at 5:30 pm.  A special halftime toss is planned  and students are free with a paid adult. Please see the attached flyers for more detailed information.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 9/27/17




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Our fall picture day was Sept. 27, 2017.    The make up picture day will be October 4. Order forms have been sent home and are available in the office.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 9/21/17




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Join us for these monthly meetings where Dr. Christina Portillo shares about what's new at RH Dana and answers any questions that you may have. Meetings are held in the MPR at 8:00 am.  See the attached flyer for this year's dates.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 9/15/17




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The PTA is hosting the 2017-18 membership drive from September 12 through October 19.  The class which brings in the most memberships will be announced on October 26's unity Day and win a free pizza party. A PTA membership is only $15 yearly.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 9/7/17




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Join us for our first Principal's Coffee on September 19 at 8 am in the MPR.  Drop by for coffee and chat with Dr. Portillo.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 9/7/17




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The PTA is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair after school on September 11-14 in the MPR.  See the attached flyer for details.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 9/7/17




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Once a month, RH Dana partners with Second Harvest to host a Farmer's Market. The market is held on a Monday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.  All families are welcomed to come and pick up free fresh vegetables and fruit.  Just remember to bring a grocery bag.  Dates for Farmer's Market are:

 

  • August 28th  
  • September 25th
  • October 23rd  
  • November 27th
  • December 11th
  • January 29th  
  • March 5th
  • March 26th
  • April 30th
  • May 21st
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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 8/27/17




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See the attached order form to purchase your RH Dana t-shirt and cardigan.  Sample sizes are available in the office.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 8/8/17




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Classes will be posted in Parent Portal after 3 pm on August 21. Class lists will not be posted. Please make sure that your Parent Portal is current.  

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 8/8/17




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Published: 8/8/17




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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 8/8/17




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We are currently accepting registration for our full day kindergarten classes for 2017-18. Attached is a PowerPoint for information about our kindergarten program and immunization requirements.

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Posted by: Dr. Christina Portillo
Published: 2/21/17


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