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