STEAM Family Night

Please join us on Wednesday, December 5th, for an evening of STEAM games, activities, student displays, robotics demonstrations, raffles for gift cards, and musical performances with fellow students, faculty, staff, prospective families and students, and community groups. Light snacks will be provided.

We will also be holding a toy drive for the San Francisco Firefighters’ Holiday Toy Drive. Please bring a new toy to receive an additional raffle ticket.

  • Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • James Denman Middle School

Denman Pride Fund!

Denman's PTSA Logo, a shield with JD, cypress garland, and a crown

Dear Denman Families,

Hope you had a wonderful Summer! As we start back to the 2018-19 school year, now is the time to engage in your student’s school community. Our goal is to build on Denman’s strengths, supporting the teachers and staff to make it the best public middle school in San Francisco. Middle school is just three short years. We have the opportunity to make a positive effect right now for your children and the community that surrounds them.

The PTSA has supplied teachers with College Reading and Writing Workshop kits for every grade, purchased $12,000 in books to ensure that every language arts teacher has a classroom library, bolstered the PE department’s fitness room, funded Finch Robots and other science material requests, subsidized field trips and funded completion of the Living Library project in the back yard in addition to making improvements to the blacktop. We have also purchased new uniforms for a variety of teams. Denman is an excellent school, but there is always room for improvement and no shortage of ideas from our amazing teachers and staff!

This year, after informally surveying our teachers and staff, the PTSA has decided to focus our efforts on supporting our science, technology and math departments with a goal of raising more than $30,000. This is significant, but it’s also achievable. And if we can raise even more, there are several exciting proposals circling around from other departments that would love to be able to expand or enhance their current programming.

Please consider making a personally meaningful donation to the Denman PTSA so that we can make these purchases as soon as possible. Unlike elementary school, there will be no auction, fun run or other subsequent ask. We ask that you give what you can and you give now, so that your children and their peers can benefit in the 2018-19 year from your generosity.




Donate online at www.DenmanPTSA.com or write a check to Denman PTSA, 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.

Thanks so much!

Meryl Bennan Denman PTSA President
president@denmanptsa.com

Denman PTSA is an IRS 501 (c)(3) charitable organization (Federal tax ID # 90-0914298)
www.DenmanPTSA.com

School Tours for 2018-’19

Prospective James Denman student? Come to a Tuesday morning tour!

  • Tours are held Tuesday mornings from October 16, 2018 through January 8, 2019 excepting the Thanksgiving and Winter holiday weeks.
  • Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. in the main office and last approximately one hour.
  • To sign up, contact our Family Liason, Ms. Rocio Soto, via e-mail at sotodemobleyr@sfusd.edu or by phone at (415) 469-4535.

2018 tour dates: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. One final tour will be held on 1/8/2019.

10/3: Back to School Night

5:30-5:45PM: Introduction in the Auditorium
5:45-7:30PM:
  • Classroom Presentations/Activities (about 10 minutes each)
  • Beacon Orientation (in English, Spanish, Chinese)
  • iPad Registration in the Library (or online at bit.ly/vilsipadform)
  • Synergy Gradebook (ParentVUE) Support
  • Lunch Application/Multipurpose Form (or online at https://www.schoolcafe.com)
  • Hallway hosts several tables (e.g. Breakfast in the Classroom, PTSA, First Graduates, and other Community Based Organizations)
* It is encouraged that your Denman student attends, but preferred not to bring siblings along if possible. Your student will guide you around school and to their classrooms.
** No food/drinks available.