Principal’s Message for October 2010

October 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We’re in the news!   A wonderful article about our school written by Jonathon Dobrer was published in the Daily News.  In it he describes Dr. and Mrs. Pearl’s visit to our schoolThis inspirational piece can be found at

What does it take to make a great school?  The support of every individual!  You can help make ours a great school by becoming a member of the Daniel Pearl Magnet High School PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association).

Our first PTSA meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 20, in the MPR from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  PTSA is a strong advocate for schools at the state and national levels and offers many services to families, educators and students.  Support our school by attending this meeting and becoming a member for only $6 per person.  (Plus, you’ll get a sneak preview of our new school choir under the direction of our choir director, Jacqueline Gorski!).

On Friday, October 22, we will hold our first Daniel Pearl World Music Day, Harmony for Humanity, an event that is sponsored each year by the Daniel Pearl Foundation.  The program will include songs performed by the DPMHS choir as well as poetry and readings by students.  There has been such a high interest in this program that we are looking at another date to schedule a performance just for families and community members.  We will keep you informed.

On Friday, October 29, the senior class will be sponsoring an Oktoberfest from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  The students are working hard on a wonderful and festive event for our school.

Parent Conference Night will be scheduled in late October or early November.  We are trying to schedule a date and time that is convenient for parents/guardians and coincides with the 10 week report cards which will be printed during the last week of October.  Detailed information is forthcoming.

Yes, student lockers ARE coming!  Over 450new steel lockers are being constructed and will be installed during the winter break.  The lockers will be set against the entire south side of the main hall.

Back to School Night was a great successdue to all of the parents and students who attended.  Thank you for showing your support.  School staff members enjoyed meeting their students’ families and the refreshments provided by student clubs, organizations and the PTSA were a hit with everyone!

As always, please feel free to email me at or call our main office at 818-654-3775 if you have any questions about school matters.

Janet Kiddoo