On behalf of the D-B PTSA, I would like to thank you for the incredible support you have and continue to offer to the students and staff at Dobyns-Bennett High School. Parents and guardians play a crucial role in the success of our school community and we thank you for being among the very best!
The purpose of this email is to make you aware of several opportunities sponsored by Kingsport City Schools, Dobyns-Bennett High School and the D-B PTSA. These include parent/teacher conferences, our annual open house event, our annual membership drive and the ribbon-cutting event for our new science and technology wing and front entrance.
Dobyns-Bennett teachers will conduct parent conferences from 3:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, 9/12 and from 8:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m. on Friday 9/13. Please contact your child’s teacher via email if you would like to schedule a specific time to meet. Many parents elect to “drop-in” for their conferences. Teachers will work these visits in between appointments as efficiently as possible, but dropping in could result in a wait. You may schedule conferences via phone if email access is unavailable. All email addresses can be accessed via the school website.
Most teachers and parents find it beneficial for students to attend conferences as well. Having the student present often provides the opportunity for dialogue that will best support student learning. Please bring a copy of your child's schedule if your child is unable to attend.
We will have our annual D-B PTSA Open House on Tuesday, 9/17, from 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. This is a good opportunity to meet your child's teachers if you don't need an actual conference or are unable to make it to the school on our conference days. This event is intended to be a drop-in event for meeting teachers. It is not ideal for an actual conference, but you can use the time to schedule a future conference. Please bring your child or their schedule with room numbers to open house with you.
PTSA serves as the largest student advocacy organization in our country. Your membership supports this effort. We know our parents/guardians are incredibly active in many of our booster organizations and those organizations could not flourish as they do without you. We also know you give in many ways. For that reason, the annual membership/partnership drive is the only fundraiser the D-B PTSA conducts. Partnership donations fund teacher and staff grants to help offset some of the expenses of educating your children above and beyond what is covered by the regular school budget. 100% of the partnership donations go to classroom projects/activities and are tax deductible. We invite you to consider joining for a member of your family and making a partnership donation above and beyond that if you are inclined to do so.
The membership form is attached to this email. You or your child can return the completed form to the D-B front office or at our membership drive table at open house. You may also make a donation or join via PayPal this year. The information is on the membership form. PayPal payment may be remitted to DobynsBennettPTSA@gmail.com
Science and Technology Ribbon-Cutting:
For the sake of efficiency, we will conduct our Science and Technology ribbon-cutting event in conjunction with our PTSA Open House on Tuesday, 9/17. Our PTSA Open House event is scheduled to end at 5:45 p.m. This will give visitors an opportunity to transition to the front of our school for the 6:00 p.m. start of our ribbon-cutting celebration. We will have our ribbon-cutting program from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and community members will have from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to tour the new addition and to interact with teachers and staff.
As always, please know you are appreciated for all that you do to support our students, faculty, school, school system and our community as a whole.
President - DB-PTSA
Please register your Food City Value Card as Dobyns-Bennett supporter the next time you visit Food City. 100% of our Food City School Bucks are used for classroom grants for Dobyns-Bennett classrooms. You can click here to register you card on the Food City website. You can also ask the cashier to link your card to D-B at the time of check out.
Please encourage your friends and family members who are not connected to other schools to connect to D-B. Every dollar and opportunity counts. We awarded over $6,000 in classroom grants last year alone.