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Tonight! Funding for College Workshop

September 19, 2017 at 11:05 am

Hello Parents,
You are invited to take the 1st step in understanding how to pay for your child’s college education. There is so much to learn about and so many questions to be answered. At this workshop, you will learn ways to start planning early, as well as what you can do if your student is already a senior. All grade levels and guests are welcome.

Presented by Cyndi Menegaz, Smart Track College Funding
DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Doors will open at 5:30 with light refreshments)
LOCATION: Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Spanish translation will be available.

REMINDER FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS: The financial aid application window will open on October 1, 2017.

Hola Padres,
Se le invita a dar el primer paso para comprender cómo pagar por la educación universitaria de su hijo. Hay tanto que aprender y tantas preguntas para responder. En este taller, usted aprenderá maneras de comenzar a planificar temprano, así como lo que puede hacer si su estudiante ya es mayor. Todos los niveles de grado y los invitados son bienvenidos.

Presentado por Cyndi Menegaz, Smart Track College Funding
FECHA: martes, 19 de septiembre de 2017
HORA: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Las puertas se abrirán a las 5:30 con refrescos)
UBICACIÓN: Sala Multiusos (MPR)

Habrá traducción al español disponible.

RECORDATORIO PARA PADRES DE SENIORES: La ventana de solicitud de ayuda financiera se abrirá el 1 de octubre de 2017.

Weekly Update

September 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Good evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. Thank you to all of the parents who attended the PTSA meeting last night. We appreciate all of your support!

Monday, September 18: All “Class of” Meetings will be held in Advisor rooms at lunch.

Tuesday, the 19th: Picture Make Up Day for all students, seniors this will be for ID’s only. At 6:00pm, the Smart Track College Prep App will be held. This is an excellent tool for families to support the college process. It is also a shortened day, dismissal at 1:42pm.

Thursday, September 21st, there is NO SCHOOL!

Friday, the 22nd: All students will participate in House Lunches in House Courtyards!

Looking ahead: Senior Portrait Make-Up Day is on Tuesday, Sept. 26th, 8:15am – 11:00am. You should have a scheduled appointment.
Wednesday, 9/27 at 8:15am, the Parent Center is offering a class, “Parent in Control”, led by Joanne Tuell, our Psychiatric Social Worker! This will be an informative session for all parents!
Thursday, October 5th: Families Potluck Dinner, 6:30pm – 7:30pm!
Sunday, October 8th: The Encino Family Festival will be from 10am – 4pm and DPMHS will host an information table to recruit new families! Join us at our table and spread the good word about our school!

Student Clubs/ Meet-Ups being held this week:

  • LGBTQ+ Pride Club will meet for the first time on Monday at lunch in Room 7
  • Harry Potter Meet-Up
  • Fandom Club
  • Game Section of Anime and Gaming Club
  • Interact Club
  • UNICEF Club
  • Writing Club
  • Drawing Meet-Up

That’s it for this week, we’ll see you tomorrow!

Pearl Preview September 18

September 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm

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Progress Reports Delayed

September 12, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Attention Students, Parents and Families!

We had a delay and progress reports will be sent home tomorrow, Wednesday. Thank you for your patience.

Weekly Update

September 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Good evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. Parents, please make sure we have your correct phone number of emergency contact and remember to log in to JupiterEd to view your students online grades. Your student received your temporary password from their English teacher. If you need help logging in, stop by or call the school.

The front parking, driveway area continues to be very congested. Please remember to drive safely and with caution! All students are “our kids” and we want everyone to arrive in class safely! Patience is a virtue, so let’s be patient with each other! Also, we are still looking for parent volunteers to help in the lot both in the morning and after school.

Tuesday, September 12th students will bring home their 5 week progress report. Parents, please sign it and students return it to their Period 1 teacher. Tuesday is also a shortened day with dismissal at 1:42pm.

On Thursday, September 14th, Period 5, the LA Times High School Insider will speak with students about contributing their work to their website.
PTSA Board meeting at 6:30pm, Room 13

Friday, September 15th is Fiesta Friday! All students will gather at lunch time on the lawn for picnic style lunch, sports, and music!

Clubs that meet this week are:
Anime and Gaming
Truth Be Told
Meet-Ups this week are:
Drawing and Harry Potter

Yearbooks are on sale at www.jostens.com for $65. A $5 charge if you want your name embossed on your book.
Perfect Attendance competitions begin this month. Perfect attendance means no absences, no early leaves, and no tardies will earn you a raffle ticket for electronics, games, sports balls, and more!

Looking ahead: Tue., Sept 19th is Smart Track App training – this is a college prep app. The Potluck Mixer is October 5th, 6:30 – 7:30pm!

That’s it for this week, see you tomorrow!

Parent Center Workshop – Parent in Control

September 7, 2017 at 4:29 pm

As a follow up to Ms. Tuell’s email . . . Please join us for another valuable Parent Center Workshop arranged by our Parent Center Representative, Ms. Antonia Barajas. Led by our On-Site Psychiatric Social Worker, Ms. JoAnne Tuell, this workshop, named Parent in Control, will take place on Wednesday morning September 27th from 8:15 to 9:45. The attached flier contains additional information.


Como seguimiento al correo electrónico de la Sra. Tuell. . . Por favor, únase a nosotros para otro valioso taller del Centro de Padres organizado por nuestra Representante del Centro de Padres, la Sra. Antonia Barajas. Dirigido por nuestra Asistente Social Psiquiátrica, JoAnne Tuell, este taller, llamado Parent in Control, tendrá lugar el miércoles 27 de septiembre de 8:15 a 9:45. El folleto adjunto contiene información adicional.

Jack Tateel – DPMHS PTSA

Become a PTSA Member During Back to School Night

September 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm

For those of you who have yet to become a member of our PTSA this year, enrollment forms will be available in every classroom during Back to School Night. Please fill out the form, attach your $10 cash or check to it and drop it off at the front desk.


Para aquellos de ustedes que aún no han sido miembros de nuestro PTSA este año, los formularios de inscripción estarán disponibles en cada salón de clases durante la Noche de Regreso a la Escuela. Por favor llene el formulario, adjunte su $ 10 en efectivo o cheque a él y dejarlo en la recepción.


Thank you for your support!

Jack Tateel, DPMHS PTSA

Weekly Update

September 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Good Evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update! Remember, tomorrow is a school holiday for Labor Day! Tuesday, September 5th is a shortened day and dismissal is at 1:42pm.

Tuesday, September 5th is Picture Day! All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook, ID cards, and school pictures.

Wednesday, September 6th School Tours will be offered at 11:40am for all prospective families!
ROP Robotics begins this day at 3:30pm in Room 2! See MS. Torres for details and to register! This is a 5 credit class!

Thursday, September 7th is Back to School Night, beginning at 4:30pm with Title I and ELD Meetings in Room 15; the GATE meeting will be at 4:45pm in Room 12; class visits will begin at 5:00pm.
Class Delegates speeches will be made at lunch in the following rooms:
9th grade – Room 19
10th grade – Room 10
11th grade – Room 15
12th grade – Room 13
All delegates running for office should be prepared with their speech.

Friday Sept. 8th Class Delegate Elections will be held at Lunch in all English classes! Vote for your Class of Delegates!
Our Football team has a home game tonight, so come out and support our athletes!

Club Meetings this week:
Fandom Club – Room 15
Interact Club – Room 11
UNICEF Club – Room 10
Writing Club – Room 14

Drawing – Room 11

Perfect Attendance Competitions begin in September! Earn your raffle ticket by having perfect attendance! Prizes include electronics, sports balls, and more!

Yearbook Pre-Sales will be offered at Back to School Night. Pre-order your yearbook at www.jostens.com for $65!

Looking ahead:
Friday, Sept. 15th is Fiesta Friday

That’s it for this week! See you on Tuesday!

You’re Invited to the First Daniel Pearl Pot Luck Dinner

August 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm


The first of many Pot Luck Dinners is scheduled for 6:30pm on Thursday, October 5th.

Here is the link to your Evite. Please click on the link to RSVP for the event and to let us know what you will be bringing to share.


iiiWOO HOO!!!

La primera de muchas cenas de Pot Luck está programada para las 6:30 pm del jueves 5 de octubre.

Aquí está el enlace a su Evite. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace a RSVP para el evento y háganos saber lo que va a traer a compartir.


Jack Tateel – DPMHS PTSA

Pearl Preview

August 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm

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