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Denman Weekly Bulletin

Denman Middle School Weekly Bulletin

Wednesday, September 21, 2016



September 19- 23                                            Denman Pride Week

                                                                             PTSA Scholastic Book Fair

September 22                                                   Character Day

September 23                                                   Denman Pride Assembly

                  Beacon Dance 4-6 PM

September 26                                                   NorCal Fundraising Assembly

                   Early Release at 12:50PM

October 1                                                           iPad Roll- Out 9-1pm



Word Generation Words of the Week

Controversy, Justify, Perspective, Bias and Debate


The Denman Weekly Bulletin will be printed and distributed to ALL Students until the iPad Rollout on Saturday, October 1, 2016; it will be available only online from that point forward J


Thank you for a wonderful Back to School Night!  Excited to see so many families!  If you were unable to attend Back to School, please email your grade level counselor to schedule a parent meeting if needed.  If you have completed iPad paperwork, please send it with your student to submit to the Main Office.


Early Release on September 26, 2016 Parents/Guardians please make sure that you have arranged pick-up for that day.  Beacon will be available afterschool.




























iPad Roll-Out for ALL Denman Students on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9-1pm Families who have preregistered and completed all necessary paperwork, will be able to report to Denman at 9am.  If you have not preregistered, 6th and 7th graders can report at 10am and 8th graders at 11am.  Workshops and informative sessions for families; STEM Activities and Local Food Trucks!  Looking forward to seeing you J


NorCal Fundraising Cookie Dough Kick-Off Assembly on Monday, September 26th Please help raise money for student activities!  Students will be selling cookie dough until October 13th.   Prizes will be awarded for top sellers.  If families do not wish to participate, this is a voluntary fun activity.  Donations are always welcome J

Online Picture Order Forms You can now order your pictures online.  Go to mylifetouch.com and use Picture ID: BY416363Q0 to order your pictures.

Welcome Back Dance Beacon will be sponsoring Denman’s Back to School Dance for ALL students on Friday, September 23rd from 4-6pm.  VIP entrance for 8th Graders at 3:45pm.  Admission is FREE!  There will be no other Beacon programming scheduled for that day. 


Denman Pride Week Denman Student Leaders will be celebrating Denman Pride Week, September 19 thru 23, with Denman Spirit Days and lunchtime activities, including music in the yard and other events.  All students are encouraged to show their Denman Pride and participate in the following Spirit Days.

  • Thursday: Crazy Hair Day and Toilet Paper Game at Lunch
  • Friday: Denman Pride Gear Day and Doughnut Eating Game at Lunch


School Site Council Nominations Please email Principal Shipp, shippt@sfusd.edu if you are interested in joining the School Site Council; Denman positions that are open include: 3 student positions and 1 parent position.


PE Uniforms Reminder that all students receive one free PE uniform.  If a student would like to wear their own exercise clothes for PE they are more than welcome to.  No family or student is expected to buy a PE uniform.  It is an option if a family chooses to do so, but in no way is it mandatory.


Free Backpacks Brand new Backpacks were donated to Denman, if you are in need of a backpack, please see your Counselor or Ms. Soto. Start off the year organized- Get a Backpack!  Check it out!


Yearbooks on Sale! If you are interested in ordering a 2016-2017 yearbook, please following the directions listed below.  If you already have an account, you can use your previous login and password to purchase a yearbook.  If you order your yearbook by September 30th, you will get 15% off.  All yearbook sales will be online.  You can pay by credit card or check.  

  • To order your yearbook, go to the following website: http://www.treering.com/validate.
  • 2.  Enter code: 1013667416644714
  • 3.  Create your account by entering the requested information.

Emergency Cards are past due!  All students are required to have an updated emergency card on file.  Lockers and PE uniforms will only be distributed to students who have turned in their emergency cards.


Denman Club List for Fall Semester is now available on the Denman webpage.  Show Denman Pride and Check It Out!  ALL Clubs will happen during Lunch except Bike Club and After School Fitness Club- locations and times have been noted. Following is the link for the Denman Club List  https://jdms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/clubs


PTSA Sponsored Events: Read-A-Thon Planning Team Volunteers Needed to: create graphics & promotion items, tally reading minutes online, collect prizes & plan prizes. Contact Stephanie Goeke at president@denmanptsa.com


SFUSD VAPA Saturday Program Applications are due Friday, September 23rdIf you are interested in participating in the Saturday Art Lab, please see your counselor for an applications.  Classes will take place at Willie Brown Middle School or Everett Middle School.  Students can explore a variety of electives including dance, choir, sculpture, art, guitar, etc.  Wonderful opportunity for students!  Check it out!


Beacon News

Beacon After-School Programs Beacon classes will begin Sept 6th! Until then students will have daily drop in homework and enrichment. Next week, we will release the list of students accepted into Beacon. Those not accepted will be put on the Waiting List. You will be notified if your child doesn't make the Beacon list. MANDATORY Parent Orientation will be on Wednesday September 7th at 6 PM in the Denman Auditorium. Failure to attend may result in your child losing their spot in Beacon.  


Denman Farmers Market will happen every Thursday from 3- 4pm.  The Farmers Market is open to all members of the Denman Community.  Denman Farmers Market distributes FREE fresh produce, meat, bread and non-perishable food items weekly to families of youth who attend James Denman School.

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Dear students,


Please take this survey only when asked to by your teacher. The purpose of this survey is to help SFUSD support and provide the activities, programs and services that you are most interested in.

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Dear Parents,
You may have recently received a text message  " SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.schoolmessenger.com/txt" from the number 67587.
This is an official opt-in message from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger, our mass notification system for sending out phone calls, emails and text messages.
You have received this message because your mobile phone number was recently updated in our student information system.
We understand this message is alarming and not clear. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the way this message gets sent out from SchoolMessenger. 
We do encourage you to reply "Y" to this invitation to receive text messages from SFUSD, as it makes for much faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency.
SchoolMessenger does not share any of your information, and you will not receive texts from any third parties.

The 2016 - 2017 Yearbooks are on sale. 


1.  To order your yearbook, go to the following website: http://www.treering.com/validate.

2.  Enter code: 1013667416644714

3.  Create your account by entering the requested information.

If you already have an account, you can use your previous login and password to purchase a yearbook.


If you order your yearbook by September 30th, you will get 15% off.  All yearbook sales will be online.  You can pay by credit or check.  


Please see Ms. Gin in Room 223 if you have any questions.


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