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

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