What We Do
Ever wonder how DCSCO spends it's donations?
Take a look at some of the programs sponsored by DCSCO:
Did you know that DCSCO is funding $40,000 this year towards a new sports program and recess for DCS students? Coaches will be teaching sportsmanship, Leadership, and more during 1st-8th grade recess.
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. See our volunteer resource here.
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 2019-2020, DCSCO is bringing a variety of assemblies to campus including STEAM, Wildlife, sport themes and more.
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!
Murals and Campus Development
Have you seen the new murals by Paul Gonzalez? We are working to improve campus inside and out!
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!