What We Do
Take a look at some of the programs sponsored by DCSCO:
Lunch Time Sports (LTS)
Did you know that DCSCO is funding $18,000 this year towards a new sports program for DCS students? Coaches from One on One Basketball, Inc. will come to DCS campus 3 days per week and spend recess with our 1st-8th grade students teaching them the basics of sports and freeing up space on the black top.
Art In Action
Now in our second year, DCSCO is funding $10,000 towards the Art in Action program for Grades 1-6 and all the needed supplies and training. Through this curriculum, students learn about works of art from cultures around the world, and how to express themselves by creating their own masterpieces. This flexible program can be taught either by the classroom teacher or by trained parent docents.
Contact your child’s teacher if you would like to volunteer.
Stay tuned for more information on student art showings and displays.
Students in K-2 attend weekly choral programs where they learn classic songs from a dedicated music teacher. The program culminates in two chorale performances each year.
DCSCO also funded a songwriter to come to DCS in 2017 to write a school song. And this year our new middle school music teacher, Mr. O will re-record the song in a studio so the school can have a professional recording.
Scholastic News Subscriptions
Scholastic News brings social studies to life through current events, historical context, and features articles. DCSCO pays for this weekly periodical to be delivered to each student K-8 during the school year. The teachers requested this item and DCSCO stepped in. The budget is over $8,000 for the entire school and every student gets to take home their own subscription.
Manage After School Programs
Does your child love the lego class, Mad Science, Mandarin, or the many after school sports options? DCSCO makes sure these program are available for DCS students. We also offer gift cards to teachers as a thank you for volunteering their classrooms for this program.
Assemblies and Author Visits
In 2018, DCSCO is bringing a variety of assemblies to campus including STEAM, Wildlife, sport themes and more.
Together with the library and Hicklebees, DCSCO brings Authors to visit the school and talk to the students about their writing process. In April 2017, DAVID SCHWARTZ visited our school. He writes nonfiction books about math and science and his presentation for all grade levels is about how math, science and writing interact.
Teacher Wish Lists
Each year teachers have the chance to submit a wish list for DCSCO to fund. Some of the things funded this year are books for reading groups, classroom supplies, and more. Last year they purchased notebooks for all 7th grade students for English and Science classes, and a BrianPOP subscription for a middle school class. Each teacher can request $100 and new teachers can request a total of $200. We also donate on donorschoose.org and fund innovative projects.
DCSCO also funds mini-grants and passion projects for the teachers. We've paid for art conferences, expanded reading books for 1st grade, expanded classroom, storage, alternative seating, and more!
This year a muralist will be coming to campus! Paul Gonzalez will begin work on a beautiful STEAM themed art work to DCS.
Coming soon! We have an exciting addition to the technology at DCS. We'll be unveiling it once it is officially approved.
Each year DCSCO treats the staff to several luncheons to show how much the community cares. Each teacher also receives a gift of a school sweatshirt/tshirt for appreciation and school spirit.
Field Trip Subsidy
DCSCO helps fund the gap to make sure all students can attend a field trip with their class.
Annual events like Spring Fling, the Walk-a-Thon, Dances, Movie Nights and more bring us together as a community and help us raise money to continue to add to the school for all students.
- PBIS Reward Assemblies
- Library Books/Supplies
- Safety Patrol
- Sports Teams
- Whenever the school needs something, they turn to DCSCO to help fund!