It’s #GivingTuesday! Your gift can be matched.

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to charitable giving, and we want to remind you that the Denman Pride Fund is the easiest way to financially support our students and teachers. This year, you have the opportunity to double your impact through our Giving Tuesday Matching Grant! Donations from today going forward, up to a total of $6500, will be matched by our generous donors.

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Your gift today will help provide school supplies to students, give teachers opportunities for professional development, and support the creation of new student clubs. Over the past four years, the fund has provided over $60,000 in teacher-requested grants, enriching the educational experience for all the students in our community.

P.S. When shopping this holiday season, be sure to use our shopping partner links and codes as you take advantage of Amazon deals or shop for your winter/ski gear at Sports Basement (and enjoy 10% off!). Learn more about these partners and how they give back to Denman here


Questions? Visit DenmanPTSA.com or email us at fundraising@denmanptsa.com

Denman PTSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax ID #90-0914298

STEAM Family Night 2020

Please join us for an evening to celebrate the amazing student work from our STEAM classes and student groups.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students during Distance Learning. 

    • Where: James Denman Middle School
    • Date:  Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    • Time:  5:00 – 6:00 PM
    • Zoom Link: Check your email, family bulletins, and Google Classrooms or ask staff for the Zoom info!

Únase a nosotros pora una noche para celebrar el increíble trabajo estudiantil de nuestras clases STEAM y grupos de estudiantes. Será una oportunidad maravillosa para celebrar a nuestros estudiantes durante el aprendizaje a distancia.

      • Donde: Escuela Intermedia James School
      • Fecha:  Miércoles, 9 de Diciembre, 2020
      • Hora:  5:00 – 6:00 PM

請參加我們在這個晚上,以慶祝我們STEAM課和學生團體的出色學生作業。 這將是一個在遠程學習中慶祝我們的學生的絕好機會。

  • 哪裡:James Denman Middle School
  • 日期:2020年12月9日,星期三
  • 時間:下午5:00-6:00 

 

 

First General Meeting of 2020-21, Tuesday Sept. 8 @ 5pm

We will kick off our meeting with about 20-30 minutes of PTSA business and introduce our board members to the membership. After the business part of the meeting, we will be going into grade-centered break-out rooms to discuss grade-centric ideas. 6th-grade families will get a welcome and discussion on SEL and a teacher panel on navigating middle school in our current times. 7th and 8th-grade families will get any high school enrollment updates that are known at this time.  We are working on a panel of Denman alumni to let families know how their high school experience is going after Denman and any tips on what they wish they had known in middle school. Additionally, we will have an additional high school guest talking to families about math paths and sharing some resources.

Don’t forget to join the PTSA! JOIN!!

To find out more about the Denman PTSA or to donate, visit our website: http://denmanptsa.com  

Welcome New and Returning Families!

Welcome to Denman, returning and incoming families!

We are about to begin a school year unlike any other, and understandably, there are still many uncertainties about what lies ahead. Let me assure you that our Denman community consists of dedicated teachers, staff, and administrators who will work together—albeit remotely, at least initially—to help make this year productive and engaging for our students. Denman administrators have been working all summer in preparation for this unprecedented situation.

We intend on building a strong virtual community, and one of the best ways to stay connected and informed is by becoming a PTSA member. Our first PTSA general meeting will be held virtually on September 8th at 5:00 pm. We will send out Zoom registration links closer to that time. Please join us! PTSA board parents will be available to answer any questions you might have as a new family to Denman. 

We are excited to share with you the new PTSA membership system (Totem) that we implemented last year. To join, please use the following link. 

https://jointotem.com/ca/san-francisco/james-denman-ptsa/join

Other ways you can stay connected are by liking our Facebook page and joining our email group by emailing here: DenmanCommunity+subscribe@groups.io 

The Denman PTSA aims to positively impact the lives of all children and families in our community. Our current PTSA was founded in November of 2012 and has continued to grow each year. In the last couple of years, our fundraising goal has been $40,000 a year, which has been used, in part, to support the following:

  • Funding our “Teacher Grants” program
  • Purchasing technology for our students
  • Volunteering at the school and photocopy station 
  • Building classroom libraries in ELA and science
  • Supporting new teachers 
  • Funding professional development for teachers

In addition to our fundraising goals, our emphasis for 2020-21 is to grow our membership, to support the staff and teachers of Denman as they encourage our students to explore STEAM and literacy, and to continue growing this vibrant, diverse community. For more on how the PTSA supports the Denman community, take a look around our website at www.denmanptsa.com. It’s never too early or too late to make a donation, use the donate button to the right on this page to give now. 

We might not know what the future holds, but we want to be ready to support in any way we can. We can make it through this together.

Warmly,

Danica Gittelman & the 2020 Denman PTSA Board

Denman PTSA President

president@denmanptsa.com

Denman Pride Fund

Dear Denman Families,

The time is NOW! For what you ask? The Denman Pride Fund starts right now! 

It is the PTSA’s goal to build on Denman’s many strengths, supporting the teachers and staff who make our school a shining star among the middle schools in San Francisco. Middle school is just three short years and your donation makes a positive effect right now for your children and the community that surrounds them.

The PTSA’s support touches every aspect of school life with notably strong support in academic programming through our Teacher Grants Fund. STEAM and English Language Arts support remain a  focus for the PTSA. Included is a list of the ways your donations have directly supported our school, and we will continue to highlight the different areas in which your contributions are put to work. 

It is our goal this year is to raise $40,000. This amount is significant, and it’s also achievable.  Together we can do this. 

Consider making a personally meaningful donation to the Denman PTSA so that we can make our teacher’s and school staff’s ideas come to fruition. Unlike elementary school, there will be no auction, fun run, or other subsequent ask. We ask that you give what you can, and give now so that your children and their peers can benefit from your generosity during this 2019-20 school  year, and beyond. 

Donate online by clicking on our PayPal DONATE  link on the right or below , or write a check to Denman PTSA. You can mail your donation to ATN: DenmanPTSA 241 Oneida Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible and may be matched by your employer. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.Denman Middle School and the PTSA appreciates your support. 

Danica Gittelman     

Denman PTSA President

president@denmanptsa.com

fundraising@denmanptsa.com

YOUR DENMAN PRIDE DONATIONS AT WORK 

With creative ideas and enthusiasm, teachers and staff are supporting our students via numerous Denman PTSA Teacher Grants. Here is a summary of what we funded in the 2018/19 school year. 

  • Literacy/ Classroom Books

Expanding classroom book options so students can pick the right book right where they are. Teachers hand-pick a broad scope of reading materials including themes around social justice, gender spectrum, empathy for differences, multi-cultural and relatable lead characters, and other thought-provoking and appealing reads for all reading levels. Executive function classroom tools and supports. Sensory supplies. 

  • Library

Comic Book Subscriptions to offer a wider variety of enjoyable reading options

  • STEAM

STEAM Night raffle prizes; expansive Science Literacy Libraries in each science classroom; materials for STEAM-based projects including Arduino controllers and Miniature Golf at STEAM Night, Makerbot Extruders, and various supplies. 

  • Clubs

Lunchtime Soccer Club; Black Student Union outing; Fencing equipment

  • Appreciation

Teacher & Staff Breakfast Lunch (this year) and Counselor Appreciation Week Coffee/Bagels

  • Student Events/Activities

Wilderness First Aid Training (two teachers) to support the Outdoor Club and 7th grade camping trip; Athletics Awards Ceremony. Rock blockers for P.E. 

  • Clean-Up Days

Supplies for volunteer corps to enhance the yard and classrooms – fall and spring

  • Teachers and Staff

Professional Development including lunches for monthly meetings/ trainings for new teachers; new teacher welcome $; Reading & Writing Project at Teachers College/Columbia University

  • Supplies

Simple items that support students’ work: Pencils, graph paper, pencil sharpeners, white boards, classroom incentives, art materials, hands-on projects for Special Ed. Executive function support.

  • Community engagement

PTSA/Community connection and communication tools. Translation services.

 

Tuesday November 12th at 6:30 p.m.!

Join us November 12th, for our premier showing of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. This must-see movie follows the world famous Screenagers in a continued exploration of social media, screen usage and emotions in the lives of teens. Screenager NEXT CHAPTER takes a deeper look at the stress, anxiety and depression that teenager face in our digital age.
 
November 12th
Denman Auditorium
6:30 p.m.
Movie will be shown with Spanish subtitles
 
Brought to you through a partnership of the Denman PTSA and SFUSD Department of Technology.
 
Please let us know you are coming. 
 
Denman PTSA members, please join us before the screening at 5:40 p.m. for a brief PTSA general meeting. 
 
Please contact president@denmanptsa.com with any questions

Welcome!

Dear Denman families,
 
The 2019-20 school year is here and off to a fantastic start. The PTSA wants to extend to you the warmest welcome to James Denman Middle School. The Denman community is made up of amazing students, wonderful teachers and staff, dedicated administrators and hard working parents. I am excited to meet you as we grow this wonderful community together. Our first general meeting is on September 10th at 6:00 pm in the library. We will start with PTSA business and then break away into two groups: Sixth Grade 101 and the High School enrollment process. We would love to see you there! 
 
We are excited to share with you a new system for signing up for your 2019-20 membership (memberships must be renewed yearly). Please use the following link to sign up for your membership today (you can sign up for everyone in your family, including your student): 
 
 
The James Denman Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (JDMS PTSA) aims to positively impact the lives of all children and families in our community.  Our current PTSA was founded in November of 2012 and has continued to grow each year.  
 
Some of the ways in which the PTSA  supports the Denman community are:
  • funding our “Teacher Funds” program
  • purchasing technology for our students
  • volunteering at the school and photocopy station
  • renovating and maintaining the yard
  • building classroom libraries in ELA and science
  • Supporting new teachers 
By mid October-November we will be rolling out our Denman Pride Fund campaign, please stay tuned on how you can help us continue to be a valuable support and resource to Denman Middle school. Even though the drive has yet to begin you can give at any time. Visit our website and go to the donate page to give.
 
In addition to our fundraising goals, our emphasis for 2019-20 is to grow our membership, to support the staff and teachers of Denman as they encourage our students to explore STEAM and literacy, and continue to grow this vibrant, diverse community. For more on how the PTSA supports the Denman community,  visit our website at www.denmanptsa.com.
 
Sincerely,
 
Danica Gittelman
Denman PTSA President

Join the PTSA today!

The Denman PTSA wishes you a warm welcome to Denman! 

Join the PTSA today! 

The Denman PTSA is rolling out a new enrollment process. Please follow the link to enroll! Enrollment is a yearly process, so even if you enrolled last year you will need to do it again. Also feel free to enroll your student.

Please join our community group to stay up to date on all the latest happenings at Denman! 

DenmanCommunity+subscribe@groups.io 

Welcome Back!

The Denman PTSA wishes you a warm welcome to Denman! We will be hosting coffee for new families Monday morning from 8:30-9:30 please come say hello! We are happy to answer any questions. 

Join the PTSA today! 

The Denman PTSA is rolling out a new enrollment process. Please follow the link to enroll! Enrollment is a yearly process, so even if you enrolled last year you will need to do it again. Also feel free to enroll your student.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you to make Denman even more awesome! 

Please join our yahoo group to stay up to date on all the latest happenings at Denman! 

DenmanCommunity+subscribe@groups.io

Give to the Denman Pride Fund!

Thank you Denman community! We made our fundraising goals for the year! Please see below how we were able to help our community grow and thrive this year.

YOUR DENMAN PRIDE DONATIONS AT WORK!!  

With creative ideas and enthusiasm, teachers and staff are supporting our students via numerous Denman PTSA Teacher Grants this ’18-’19 school year…take a look at how our students benefit!

Literacy/ Classroom Books

Expanding classroom book options so students can pick a book right where they are. Teachers hand-pick a broad scope of reading materials including themes around social justice, gender spectrum, empathy for differences, multi-cultural and relatable lead characters, and other thought-provoking and appealing reads for all reading levels.

Library

Comic Book Subscriptions to offer a wider variety of enjoyable reading options

STEAM

STEAM Night raffle prizes; expansive Science Literacy Libraries in each science classroom; materials for STEAM-based projects including Arduino controllers and Miniature Golf at STEAM Night, Makerbot Extruders, and various supplies. 

Clubs

Lunchtime Soccer Club; Black Student Union outing

Appreciation

Teacher & Staff Breakfast and Counselor Appreciation Week Coffee/Bagels

Student Events/ Activities

Wilderness First Aid Training (two teachers) to support the Outdoor Club and 7thgrade camping trip; Athletics Awards Ceremony

Denman Clean-Up Days

Supplies for volunteer corps to enhance the yard and classrooms – fall and spring

Teachers and Staff

Professional Development including lunches for monthly meetings/ trainings for new teachers; new teacher welcome $; Readers/Writers Project at Teachers College in Columbia (one teacher) 

Supplies

Simple items that support students’ work: Pencils, graph paper, pencil sharpeners, white boards, classroom incentives, art materials, hands-on projects for Special Ed.