Dock students (l to r) Leah Al-LatyPi`ikea FujitaAbigail Mellinger, and Ashley Lapp have fun together packing relief kits for Syrian refugees as part of Dock's recent All-School Service Project.Thank you to all who participated and helped meet basic needs for these vulnerable refugees. See more photos and video.
 
April 2017  Volume 49, No. 9
 
 
 
 
 
             Unto the least of these
 

Bronwyn Histand
Principal
EC to Grade 8 Campus
 
 
 
All-School Service Project
 
 
 
 
A HUGE thank you to all those who donated, collected, assembled and participated in other ways to make All-School Service Project and Family Service Night a great success!

We assembled 101 complete relief kits:
  • 450 bars of soap
  • 164 bottles of shampoo
  • 103 nail clippers
  • 178 combs
  • 107 boxes of band aids
  • 297 bars of laundry soap 
  • 472 bath towels
  • 142 boxes of sanitary pads

Mennonite Central Committee will distribute these items along with the 40 bags of coats, shoes & clothing that were collected. These donations will make life just a little more bearable for Syrian refugees!


 
 
 
 
Calendar
EC - Grade 8 Campus
APRIL
April 10-16 
Easter Break 
No school

April 17  
Classes resume

April 17-21
Spring Book Fair
Standardized Testing

April 19  
All-School Admissions Open House
4:30 - 6:30 pm

April 20  
All-School Open House
Middle School Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

April 26  
Early Childhood Spring Program

April 28  
Middle School Showcase!

MAY
May 2  
Inter-generational Art Show Reception
3:00 pm

May 3-5  
Outdoor Classroom
8th Grade Days

Grades 9-12 Campus
APRIL
April 10-16 
Easter Break 
No school

April 17  
Classes resume

April 24
Keystone-Miller Blood Drive

April 27-29
7:00 pm

April 29
12:30 - 3:00 pm

MAY
May 12  
Jr-Sr Banquet Prep
11:50 am dismissal

May 13  
Jr-Sr Banquet, 5:30 pm
 
 
 
 
2017-18 Calendar
Planning ahead?
Dock's 2017-18 framework calendar provides key dates for next year.
 
 
 
 
 
Junior-Senior Banquet
 
 
 
 
Dock Mennonite Academy's Junior-Senior Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. In an effort to help parents and students find acceptable dress wear for the Banquet this year, we suggest guidelines based on our school’s Appearance Code.
 
 
Dress Guidelines
 
 
Sign up for
Summer Camps
Our two campuses are THE place to be for summer learning and fun.

Camps fill up quickly,
so don't put it off!
 
 
 
 
Each morning in March, students came to the lobby of our EC-8 campus bearing bags of soap, toothbrushes, towels, and other relief items, and placed them in buckets around a mini-refugee tent. On Family Service Night, over 60 families streamed in, passing that refugee tent in the lobby, as they headed to the cafeteria for a fun night of packing relief kits, tasting foods from around the world, playing games, sorting clothes, and learning more about the refugee experience.

Our 2017 All-School service project was a chance for students, faculty and families on both campuses of Dock Mennonite Academy to collaborate and collect relief kits and warm clothing, all destined for refugees around the world.  Read more
 
 
 
 
 
Spring Open Houses
Now is the time to invite a friend to these Open House events on both campuses!
 
 
 
 
Early Childhood to Grade 8
 
 
 
 
Grades 9 to 12
 
 
 
The CFA needs YOU! 
 
 
 
 
The Country Fair & Auction is May 19 - 20!
We are looking to fill 591 volunteer slots.

Volunteer participation is extremely critical to the success of this event. There are many areas and time slots to serve in – there is a spot for everyone! Middle School and High School students are able and encouraged to help this weekend, too! There are specific spots designated for “student helpers” or they can choose to serve in other areas, too. Please consider how your family can help to fill two or more time slots. The Auction Committee has a fun weekend planned and we can’t wait for you and your family to join us!
 
 
Click here to sign up!
 
 
Dock's Spring Drama
 
 
 
 
April 27 - 28 - 29 at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Window on the
Classroom
The top happenings from the EC to Grade 8 campus this month
 
 
 
 
Mrs. Quirk's Kindergarten students spent time with Miss Slemmer's 3rd grade students reading the Easter Story and sharing Jelly Bean prayers together! See what else is happening in this month's EC-Grade 8 Window on the Classroom. Read EC-Grade 8 reports
 
 
 
 
Window on the
Classroom
The top happenings from the Grade 9-12 campus this month
 
 
 
 
Dock's Touring Choir has begun its spring itinerary. Read about where they've been—and where you can see them next, plus lots more in this month's edition of Window on the Classroom.  Read Grade 9-12 reports
 
 
 
 
 
From the Guidance Office

Save the Date: PTF Senior Recital May 30
A Senior Recital will be held in the Longacre Theater on Tuesday, May 30, beginning at 7 p.m. Seniors will showcase their gifts in music, art, and design. Refreshments will follow.

Student Support Team (SST)
Dock Mennonite Academy's Grade 9-12 campus has a program that helps to identify students who are having school-related problems and provide help for teenage students who are believed to be at risk emotionally or behaviorally. This is an intervention, not a disciplinary team or treatment program. It is the Student Support Team's desire to foster wholeness and healing by having school, family and church work together to support, encourage and provide guidance to students.

If you are concerned about your child or are aware of other students who are struggling, please contact one of the members of the Student Support Team. The information you share with team members will be held in strictest confidence. Serving on the Student Support Team for the 2016-17 school year are: Martin Wiens, John Stoltzfus, Darla Bergey, Anabella Clemmer, Dana Gehman, Cathi Hunsberger, and Ken Kabakjian.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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