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Fall Update

Hello Dahl Families,
We are almost into the fall season as fall is starting next week. Here are a few updates about some fall events:

- Wednesday, September 29th - School Picture Day: Instead of wearing their school uniforms, we are now allowing students to wear free dress for picture day only as long as it appropriate and within school dress code guidelines. Flyers will be sent home with more information on picture day.

- October 11th - October 15th- Fall Vacation: Please mark your calendar for fall vacation. There will be no school from Monday, October 11th - Friday, October 15th. Please consult the attached FMSD calendar for more information on vacation and non-school dates.

Also, in the Panda Post is a flyer for Dahl's Family Resource Center (FRC) virtual moon festival on September 24th. Our Dahl PTA is working on some other upcoming fall events that we hope to be able to share in the future. We hope you are able to join in on the fall festivities. If you have any questions about these or other school related items, please call our front office at (408) 363-5650 for more information.

Thank You,
Mrs. Quilantang

21-22 Dahl Welcome Letter

Welcome Back Pandas! See the attachment to learn more about the start of the new school year and join us for a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, August 12th at 5:30 p.m. (The QR code above is a direct link to Company Nurse)

Zoom Meeting Information:

Meeting ID: 589 173 2808
Passcode: Dahl

Saturday!! New Student Enrollment

Your Brilliant Future Begins Here! Our Staff will be processing New Student Enrollment this Saturday, August 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come visit our new Enrollment Center at 645 Wool Creek Drive.

Company Nurse

Daily Health Screenings with Company Nurse for 21-22 school year

Mrs. Sumida says Goodbye after 39 years

I wanted to take this opportunity to say goodbye to all of the students, parents, and staff members who have helped to make my 36 years here at Dahl such a rewarding experience. I have truly been blessed by all of the students who have been in my classes. Through these many decades, I have had the privilege of teaching the children and even one or two grandchildren of my former students! We truly became a family. I have become a better person thanks to you.
( continued.... click headline above for full letter and photos)

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

Bring a friend or family member!
Anyone age 12* and older can get vaccinated.
No appointment is needed. 
You don't need health insurance,
Everyone is welcome regardless of immigration status.

End of the Year video message and Important dates

Please click the headline above for the video.
Important dates:
Ongoing- Please return all hardcover books and unused curriculum to the school. ( Journey's, Science books, etc)

June 14th- Kindergarten Graduation.
June 15th- 6th grade Promotion and Last day of School.
June 16th-18th. Device Drop off in front of Dahl between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. (please remember to bring chromebooks, mouse, ipads, chargers, hotspots (and their chargers)
Summer School - June 21-July 16th.
Welcome Back Outdoor Fair - August 13th
School Resumes- August 16th, 2021

May 2021 events plus our PTA needs you!

Remember to Check the Panda Post for all informational flyers / Zoom Links from school and community.
We are starting our Month with a Virtual Spirit week for Teacher Appreciation. (Principal Appreciation day was May 1st!)
School Site Council is May 6th at 5:00 pm.
Coffee with the Principal on May 11th.
Help Our Kids- Get Involved with Dahl's PTA. May 19th-Urgent meeting. Please click the headline above or see the flyer in the Panda post for more information. The meeting link is in both the slideshow and calendar for your convience.
Student Talent Show May 27th at 6:00 pm.
We have a Healthier Kids Essay Contest Due May 28th. We have a virtual Book Fair, Look for the button on this page!
Family Resource Center and Open Door Flyers are also in the Panda post for this month. Don't forget Music & Movement and Storytime with San Jose Public Library is still happening too.

Summer School 2021 Information

FMSD will be offering Summer School to interested families June 21-July 16, 2021. We are offering two options: in-person summer school or distance learning. In-Person classes will be no more than 15 students and we will continue to follow Health and Safety procedures according to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
Spaces are limited and enrollment is first-come, first served.
Applications are due by May 15th.

Coffee with the Principal April 13, 2021 slide show-click here

Questions about the upcoming State test? (and see a video about how to take the test remotely) Curious about next school Year? What special days are coming up? Click the Headline to see the Coffee with the principal presentation. English, Spanish and Vietnamese slides are included.

Dahl April Update

Click the headline above for our Newsletter. :). Don't forget to see the latest online classes and community resources in our Panda post for all the flyers! New Food Truck, Classes, Story times and more.

March Madness and Community updates

Don't forget our Lexia drive and special raffles held each Friday during Panda Hour! Please remind friends, neighbors about registering for Kindergarten for 2021-2022. To find out about our wonderful program, they can see the trilingual pdf from our Kindergarten Orientation we held last month. We have lots of new flyers, Our Parent Newsletter from Mrs. Q and community information in our panda post section of the website. There is a new A La Carte truck meal program delivering delicious free meals to our community every Monday from 2:00-3:30 PM. Bring a bag to make it easier to carry home your meals.. (Refrigerate promptly and reheat food to 165 degrees before consuming) We have updated dates and times for the School Pantry. See the Family resource center flyer for all the March fun. There is also zoom information for family support hour with an early childhood specialist. Una flyer para Abriendo Puertas.
Panda Post newsletter for April. (or click the headline above)
Dear Captain Jason M. Dahl Families,
This month we have a new character education theme of self-discipline. One key skill in attaining self-discipline is making a desired goal a habit. Studies say that it takes at least 21 days to make a habit. As we continue into the portion of the year in which students take the English Learner Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) later this month and start the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), I would like to encourage families to take the time to review your child’s study habits and set goals for the end of the school year. More information about testing will come in next month’s newsletter and from your child’s teacher. I know that this year has caused our homes to also be our schools and workplaces and your support in your child’s education is much appreciated. Thank you for all that you do to help your child with schooling.

ELPAC Testing: If your child is learning English as a second language, please note that later this month, Dahl will be administering the ELPAC assessment. This is a test composed of reading, writing, listening and speaking tests. Your child’s teacher may send you more information on how ELPAC testing will be conducted.

Lexia: All Dahl students should be completing their weekly Lexia minutes. The Lexia program helps students with their foundational reading skills. This month, we are having a Lexia March Madness contest. Students who meet their weekly Lexia minutes (15 minutes for primary grade students and 20-30 minutes for upper grade students) will be entered into a raffle and winners will be announced at our Friday Panda Hour. Winners will then be able to pick up their prize from the front office.
This month is also Read Across America and we are celebrating with a Spirit Week from March 1st - 5th. The flyer will be sent via REMIND. Reading is a great family activity. If you are in need of new reading materials, Dahl has a little library in front of the school and last December, we also sent out information on how you can access digital reading books through the San Jose Public Library.

STEAM Night on March 25th at 6:00 p.m.: In addition to our Monday and Friday Panda Hour at 1:00 p.m., we will also have another great student socialization opportunity. Students are invited to participate in our STEAM night to do Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities involving butterflies.

Mrs. Quilantang

Mural Contest!

Hello Dahl Students,
We are getting ready to hopefully have you all back on campus in the 2021-2022 school year and we want to make the campus beautiful and ready for your arrival. We are looking to you, our talented artists to create a mural for our school!
If you are interested in this contest, please submit your entry by Friday, April 2, 2021. Our committee will vote on murals and if your design wins, we will let you know and you may be able to get a prize for your hard work. We might even be able to have you come help with the design and creation of the mural! We are looking for inspiration and motivational designs. If you have questions, please ask your teacher or me.
Please submit your 1 entry to the Dahl Mural Contest (February - March 2021)
Google form no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2nd, 2021.

Thank You,
Mrs. Quilantang

February Newsletter & Community resources

Dear Captain Jason M. Dahl Families,This newsletter in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, First 5, San Jose Public Library Storytimes, Zumbini with BabyCare, Virtual Baby and Me, Valentine Distribution, *new* Lunar New Years flyers with full information are all available under the Panda Post link at the top right of this page.

The school year is progressing along.This month, we will celebrate the 100th day of school,
which is always a major milestone in the school year which typically has 180 days total. This year, we have a lot to celebrate in terms of the growth of our Dahl students. They all adapted and learned to use new technology rather quickly. They have learned to communicate and collaborate with one another online as well as manage their school work, home life and other responsibilities. At the same time, they have shown great resilience during this pandemic.I look forward to another month of new learning! Additionally, this month’s theme is motivation and we also have some fun activities related to fitness and health during this month’s Panda Hours and Assemblies.
February 15th - 19th:
In observance of the President’s Week Holidays, there will be no school from February 15th - February 19th. School will continue on Monday, February 22nd at 8:00 a.m. with our online Zoom classes.
All Dahl students should be completing their weekly Lexia minutes. The Lexia program helps students with their foundational reading skills. If you have questions about Lexia, please ask your child’s teacher. Next month, I will be sharing information on Dahl’s March Madness Lexia student contest.
Panda Hour:
We have Panda Hour every Monday at 1:00 p.m. for fun art and other activities for students.
Every Friday at 1:00 p.m., we also have our weekly Dahl Student of the Week ceremony to recognize the hard work that our student scholars have done.
Valentine’s Day Distribution:
This month, we will hold distribution days so that families can pick up all the student workbooks and textbooks for the remainder of the school year as well as a Valentine’s Day treat and jump ropes to participate in our Jump-a-thon at our Friday, February 12th Panda Assembly. Please see the dates and times for our Valentine’s Day Distribution:
Monday, February 8th from 10 am -12 pm Wednesday, February 10th from 1-3 pm Thursday, February 11th from 10 am -12 pm
If you are not able to make it during our distribution time, please call our front office and arrange a time for pick up. Sincerely,
M. Quilantan

January Events & New Programs Available

There are some wonderful new programs getting ready to Start up by the end of this Month! Kindergarten orientation for 2021-2022 will be on January 28th at 5:00 pm. Tiny URL registration link is TriLingual Flyer with more information is in the Panda Post. Virtual Family Bingo night will also be on January 28th at 6:00 pm. Click on the headline above for active links and please see the Panda Post for the full informational flyers in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Registration information and dates are also on the flyers. Here are some of the offerings so far. After School Art class- The art of cartooning (grades K-4) Registration is at until January 28th at noon. STEM Workshops by Innoverge San Jose on Computer Science for grades 3-6. Sign up form is at Finally, The Girl Scouts are Back with their Discover Together Program. Virtual Zoom classes for Girls in Grades 2-5. Free materials will be Provided. Classes start January 21st and they will meet on Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Register at

Covid-19 Resources -County & City

Please click the headline above for information and resources available from the County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose in English, Spanish & Vietnamese.
Free testing for all: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or may have been exposed someone with the disease, you should get tested. To find a free testing location near you and make an appointment, go to 

Isolation support: If you or someone close to you tests positive, and you are directed to quarantine or isolate, please call the Santa Clara County COVID-19 Support Team at 408-808-7770. Santa Clara County provides a range of support services, including: financial assistance, meals, transportation, and mental health support. Interpreters are available.

Hazel Health Resources

Hazel Health: Weekly Blog & Ask a Doctor Webinar Series!

Our partner Hazel Health shares useful health tips for families in their Healthy Habits series. This week's blog topic: Seven Common Myths You May Have Heard About the Flu

You can learn more about this week's topic, or ask one of the Hazel Health providers a question during the upcoming Ask a Doctor webinar. Register to join or watch on Facebook Live on January 20th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m PST. 

Remember, families can sign up for Hazel or contact a doctor for students at

Noticias de Hazel Health: Blog semanal y serie de seminarios web Pregunte a un médico

Hazel Health comparte consejos de salud útiles para las familias en su serie Hábitos saludables. Tema del blog de esta semana: Siete mitos comunes que puede haber escuchado sobre la influenza

Puede obtener más información sobre el tema de esta semana o hacer una pregunta a uno de los proveedores de Hazel Health durante el seminario web semanal Pregunte a un médico. Regístrese para unirse o mirar en Facebook Live el 12 de enero de 2021 a las 10:00 a.m PST

Recuerde, las familias pueden inscribirse en Hazel o comunicarse con un médico para estudiantes en

Newsletter Content or Website Post for Families (Spanish)

Noticias de Hazel Health: Blog semanal y serie de seminarios web Pregunte a un médico

Hazel Health comparte consejos de salud útiles para las familias en su serie Hábitos saludables. Tema del blog de esta semana: Siete mitos comunes que puede haber escuchado sobre la influenza

Puede obtener más información sobre el tema de esta semana o hacer una pregunta a uno de los proveedores de Hazel Health durante el seminario web semanal Pregunte a un médico. Regístrese para unirse o mirar en Facebook Live el 12 de enero de 2021 a las 10:00 a.m PST

Recuerde, las familias pueden inscribirse en Hazel o comunicarse con un médico para estudiantes en

Drive Through Pantry Dates for 2021

Drive-Thru School Pantry. (click on above headline or see the Panda Post for more information and the flyer in English, Spanish, Vietnamese)
January 9 and 23 February 6 and 20 March 6 and 20 April 10 and 24 May 8 and 22 June 5 and 19
*Dates are subject to change*

FREE Fruits, Vegetables, Dairy & Meat
Distributed is pre-packed during Shelter in Place order.
Distribution will be until supplies last, please arrive on time.
This service is available to all low income families No need for any paperwork!

• Food distribution from 10:00AM-11:30AM • At the Captain Jason Dahl Family Resource Center: 3200
Water Street, San Jose CA 95111
(near cross streets are Southside Drive and Monterey Hwy)
• Must be older than 18 years old and be present to get a number in line and Sign In
• One number per family
• First come, First served

San Jose Public Library Student Card.

*See Panda Post for two flyers for more information about how to get a card and to access online information*

The San José Public Library is proud to partner with the Franklin McKinley School District to support your student’s academic success by providing FREE access to your public library through a new and exclusive digital San José Student Library Card (please disregard this letter, if you have opted-out of this program).
The Student Library Card provides:
• 24/7 free access to online learning and tutoring, eBooks, music and movie streaming
• Access to all 25 San José Public Library locations, and check out of materials and books
• Students can check out up to 5 physical items from any library in the San José Public Library system
• NO LATE FINES on any library items used by your student
We invite you to explore your library by visiting your nearest library location or If you have any questions, visit, ask your teacher, stop by the library, or call us at (408) 808-2000.
We hope to see you soon!

December 2020 Happenings!

* Join our Facebook page for updates and information over Winter Break. *
Click the headline above to see the 'This is Me' contest submissions'
Please see the panda post link to view the full flyers for information and zoom information. We have a winter book giveaway on the following dates. Monday, 12/14/20, Wednesday 12/16/20, Friday 12/18/20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Weds-12/16/20 also has extra hours from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ) See the Panda Post for the VSP- Very Special Panda hour on December 18th.. The Family Resource Center Calendar for December is posted. Some Events Happening include Music and Movement, Storytime and Crafts, Animal Science, and more!
Our Winter Break will be December 21st, 2020 to January 8th, 2021. Please contact the office (or your child's teacher on Remind) if there are any changes to your contact information, such as address or phone number. We hope everyone has a safe and joyous holiday break.

Online Book Fair December 2nd- 15th.

Our Book Fair is happening now! Scholastic Books will now ship directly to your home. (Great way to get some holiday shopping done and help support our school).

The Book Fair is completely online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It's a new school year... let's instill a new-found love of reading!

Click the Headline to be taken to the book fair link.

November Update

Happy November! Parent Teacher Conferences are around the Corner, November 16-20th. Please keep an eye out for messages from your child's teacher about scheduling.
School Site Council meeting minutes are now posted under student & parent resources.

Please check out the Panda post for our most recent flyers, Ipad & Chromebook rules- very important as we are having devices getting damaged, so please review with your child. Student Wellness week. Every day this week, we’ll spend 5-10 minutes doing activities that contribute to student wellness. We love our pandas and want them to feel taken care of and appreciated!

Girl Scouts is starting up, Family first activities for November,
other upcoming dates. Tuesday Nov 10- Coffee with the Principal at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11th - Veteran’s Day Holiday,
No School
Friday, November 13th - Dahl Drive Thru/Walk Up Flu
Clinic from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Parking lots will be used
during this time.

Student Wellness Week Nov 9th-13th

Every day this week, we’ll spend 5-10 minutes doing activities that contribute to student wellness. We love our pandas and want them to feel taken care of and appreciated!
Monday, Nov. 9th Drawing with relaxing music, joke telling
Tuesday, Nov. 10th Mindfulness: yoga, meditation, or deep breathing
Wednesday, Nov. 11th Veteran’s Day: No school
Thursday, Nov. 12th Show and Tell
Friday, Nov. 13th Kindness Day: give a compliment to someone

Oct 26-30th, Spirit Week

Monday- Wear Pink to support breast cancer awareness month.
Tuesday- Sports Day - Wear your favorite team or sports gear today
Wednesday. - Purple Day. Pledge to wear purple to take a stand against bullying of LGBTQ youth #spiritday
Thursday- Disney Day- Wear your favorite Disney Hat or clothing to celebrate your love of Disney storytelling. (ohh Mandalorian premires!)
Friday- Costume Day- Dress up as your favorite character or wear a costume today. (What might be fun. Have clues ready, and before sharing your video. have your classmates take 3 guesses as to what your costume is)

Virtual Parents Coffee with Mrs. Q & Monthly newsletter posted

Under the "our school" menu, there is now a section for the monthly parent newsletter. Additionally, you can find it under the panda post button.

Virtual Parents Coffee with Mrs. Q

Join Principal Quilantang each month for a Virtual Parents Coffee event to hear about upcoming events and talk about how distance learning is going. During distance learning, all meetings will be held via Zoom. See the calendar or click the headline for the Zoom info.

Café Virtual con la Sra. Q

Acompañe a la Directora Quilantang cada mes para un acontecimiento de Café de Padres Virtual para escuchar acerca de los próximos eventos y hablar sobre cómo va el aprendizaje a distancia. Durante el aprendizaje a distancia, todas las reuniones se llevarán a cabo a través de Zoom. Vea el calendario o haga clic en el título para ver la información de Zoom.

6 de oct. de 2020 09:00 AM 10 de nov. de 2020 09:00 AM 1 de dec. de 2020 09:00 AM

Cà Phê Trực Tuyến với Cô Hiệu Trưởng Q

Tham gia trò chuyện cùng Hiệu Trưởng Quilantang mỗi tháng trong Cà Phê Trực Tuyến về những thông tin sự kiện và bàn về việc học trực tuyến của các em, tất cả các cuộc trò chuyện đều qua Zoom.Xem lịch hoặc nhấp vào tiêu đề để biết thông tin Thu phóng.

Tháng Mười 6, 2020 09:00 AM Tháng Mười Một 10, 2020 09:00 AM Tháng Mười 12 1, 2020 09:00 AM

New Panda Post!

Click the button widget on the right for the latest flyers, workshops, SSC meeting notes, resources and more! Catholic Charities parent classes/workshops, First 5 family resource center September 2020 calendar, Drive thru Pantry just added.

Under the Our School tab at the site, you will find the Panda Post! Various Flyers, Our latest Workshops-like our August 25th one on Educational Apps, Agenda's, (PDF's) will be posted there to streamline our main page. (and keep those those homepage widgets down)

Parent Workshops- Family Support

Click the headline for a list of our Parent Workshops and Zoom Registration information
Tuesday- August 25-4:00-6:00 pm Learning Platforms and Common Applications - Zoom
Saturday August 29- 9:00-11:00 Computer Basic's -Dahl Parking lot
Tuesday September 1st 4:00-6:00 Supporting your child at home. Zoom
District workshops link.

Back to School Night Information

Click the headline for the flyers in all three Languages. Please join us Sept 8th at 5:00 pm for a school wide presentation. (zoom link is on the calendar to the right) TK - 1st grade will present 2 sessions September 8th at 5:30 & 6:00 2nd - 3rd Grade will present September 9th (same times) and 4th- 6th will present September 10th. (same times) Teacher's will send individual links to your for classroom presentations.

Supply Distribution Schedule Aug 26-28

Supply Distribution Schedule for this week.
Wednesday August 26, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TK-2nd
Thursday August 27, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 3rd- 4th, SDC
Friday August 28, 2020 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 5th - 6th
Also a request from the office, if you are having technical issues with logging in, zoom, clever, etc.. please let the office know so we can mark attendance accordingly.

Programa de distribución de suministros para esta semana. Miércoles 26 de agosto de 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm TK-2nd Jueves 27 de agosto de 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 3rd- 4th, SDC Viernes 28 de agosto de 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 5º - 6º
También una solicitud de la oficina, si tiene problemas técnicos para iniciar sesión, hacer zoom, inteligente, etc., infórmeselo a la oficina para que podamos marcar la asistencia en consecuencia.

Lịch phân phối nguồn cung cho tuần này. Thứ 4 ngày 26 tháng 8 năm 2020 11:00 sáng - 1:00 chiều TK-Thứ 2, thứ năm ngày 27 tháng 8 năm 2020 11:00 sáng - 1:00 chiều thứ 3 - thứ 4, SDC Thứ sáu ngày 28 tháng 8 năm 2020 11:00 sáng - 1:00 chiều 5 - 6
Cũng là yêu cầu từ văn phòng, nếu bạn gặp vấn đề kỹ thuật về đăng nhập, thu phóng, thông minh, v.v ... vui lòng cho văn phòng biết để chúng tôi có thể chấm điểm tham dự cho phù hợp.

Resources, How to's, and More!

Zoom, Clever, Seesaw, Google Classroom have you confused? Help is here, (or at least some good stuff we have created or found) There are also the new FMSD Parent handbooks for the 2020-21 School year available in all three languages. Click the headline above to go directly to the distance learning page. (you can see the handbook link to the right on that page)
Teachers, There is a new Teacher resource section for you, under Academics, third one down.
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