Monday, May 6, 2013

DMK PTA Family Fun Day - what a fabulous day!

What a fabulous Fun Day - the lovely baked goods from The DMK Bake off by Megan & Sarah, delicious International Food by Jam & Sunee, drinks for both adults and kids, BBQ, Crown Relocations' amazing carton maze, Messy Play, British School of Art, studio quality photos by High Jump Photography, Dragon Age castle by Jumping Castle, Face Painting and Balloon Art by MS Balloons, Fun-filled carnival games by Nicole, Marble painting by Sophie, Treasure Hunt by Claire, DMK Kids Concert by Mychelle and great shopping experience at the vendors stands.

A BIG THANK YOU from the DMK PTA Team to: 
Hemmingways for the beer bay, South Stream Seafoods for the sausages, Complete Deelite and Avon for the Bake Off prizes, Crown Relocations for their amazing carton maze; Birthdaypartyhk for the marble painting stand, all vendors present at the event, the 50+ sponsors to our raffle prizes, Discovery College, DB Management, and last but not least all our brilliant volunteers, teachers and absolutely everyone who came to support our event. It was awesome!

DMK Bake off competition
What creative entries we have received. Congratulations to the following winners: 

Large Decorative Cake:
1st place. Coconut cocktail cake Mioko Choi.
2nd - Sarah Chilcott Hello Kitty Swimming Pool cake
Baking with kids:

1st place - Chambar - seaside ABC cupcakes                      
2nd place - Jake and Julie Mexted - Chocolate and vanilla cup cakes and a chocolate slice

Here is a complete list of winniers to our fabulous prizes.  Congratulations!  Winners please email us at: for prize collection.  

All raffle proceeds will go to the Sunbeam Children's Foundation, further info, visit

Sunday, March 31, 2013

DMK PTA Family Fun Day

Come join us at our DMK PTA Family Fun Day - lots to do for kids and adults alike!

We are now calling for volunteers to help us make this Fun Day a success.  Simply sign up by visiting our on-line sign-up sheet or email us at:

Have you purchased your raffle tickets yet?  If not, hurry up.  You may stand the chance to win some of the fabulous prizes listed below. All raffle proceeds are donated to the Sunbeam Childrens Foundation, a charitable organisation helping children in need in Southern China.  For further information, visit their website:

The Bake Off competition is the first of its kind in Discovery Bay and we are asking all of you budding bakers out there to enter! This is fun event for everyone so please have a go!  There are 2 categories
1.  Large decorated cakes - theme - Summer!
2.  Baking with the kids - cupcakes/ cookies
Please submit your entries from 3 - 3.30 pm on the day.  We will judge the competition and announce winners during the event. Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place in both categories.  We will then sell off all entries.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dear Parents

After a very informative and helpful seminar about Communication with young children last year, the DMK PTA is sponsoring another talk by Marie Marchand. This year she will be discussing behavior in young children, offering insight and useful tips on how to prevent negative behavior and how to deal with it when it occurs.

The seminar will be held at the Kindergarten, Coastline on Saturday 16th March from 9.30-11.30am.

The semText Box: Marie Marchand presents;
A Seminar on Behavior and Young Children 

Saturday March 16th 9.30-11.30
DMK Kindergarten, Coastline
Free to Attend

inar last year was very popular and there are only a limited number of places available due to safety regulations at the school. As such, places will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

If you would like to attend the seminar please send an e-mail to the PTA account-, with the subject headed as Marie Marchand, stating your name and your child’s class. Any further communication about this event will be done by e-mail.

Many thanks


Jack & the Beanstalk

The performance held on Saturday 23rd February was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and attended on the day- everyone including the Chunky Onion cast had lots of fun.

Special thanks for Startrite for helping us distribute show tickets.

Look out for more performances in the future!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Coming in March!!!

Marie Marchand - Behaviour Management seminar.

After a very informative and helpful seminar last year, the DMK PTA has asked Marie Marchand to come back and this time hold a seminar on early childhood behavior. This will include tips on how to prevent negative behavior and how to deal with it when it does happen.

This will be a PTA sponsored event and so free to DMK families. Look out for more information on this blog and in letters pack at the beginning of March.
Jack and the beanstalk- now sold out!!!!!!!!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jack & the Beanstalk 23 Feb 2013

We have yesterday spotted Jack and his mom walking around here in Discovery Bay - what can they be doing here?  It appears that Jack has to bring Daisy to the market ....... what will he get in return.......?  Well, our kids at DMK appeared to have had lots of fun interacting with them.

Get your tickets now and enjoy a fun Saturday afternoon at Jack & the Beanstalk.

Tickets available at Startrite Store, G/F Shop 29, DB Plaza.

Regular: HK$100/ticket
Early Bird:  HK$90/ticket (purchase on or before 18 Jan 2013)

See you then.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Marie Marchand- Parents course

After our successful PTA sponsored seminar with Marie Marchand last February many parents asked for information about her multiple session seminars. As such Marie has been back in contact with the DMK PTA and asked us to pass on the following information.
Any further queries please contact Marie directly!

VENUE: Discovery Bay International School Kindergarten
WHEN: Weekly sessions on Mondays: February 27th, March 5th, 12th, 19th,

26th, April 16th and 23rd TIME: 7:30P to 9:45PM
COST: HK$2350 per person HK$4500 per couple (Price includes manual, materials and refreshments)
To reserve a space or for more information call Marie at 9188-3241 or email 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Upcoming Event - Jack & The Beanstalk Show 23 Feb 2013

Jack & the Beanstalk Comedy Show
Saturday 23 February 2013, 3pm
Discovery Bay Community Hall

Happy New Year everyone! 
To kick off this new year of 2013, the DMK PTA is proud to present “Jack and the Beanstalk”, a live performance to be held in February 2013 here in Discovery Bay.  Chunky Onion Productions use theatre in education as a great way to foster creativity, encourage teamwork and inspire the use of English.  Funds raised at this event are donated towards educational and charitable causes.
Date & Time:            Saturday, 23 February 2013, 3:00pm

Venue:            Discovery Bay Community Hall (opposite DB North Plaza)

Language:             English

Price:             Regular HK$100/ticket, Early Bird HK$90/ticket (Purchases made on or before 18 Jan 2013)


You may purchase your tickets from 4 January 2013 onwards:

1.     From Startrite Store (G/F, Shop 29, DB Plaza) in person and in cash.  Startrite is our sponsor for this event, or

2.  By sending a cheque made payable to “Discovery Mind Kindergarten Parents and Teachers Association” via your child’s letterpack.
We look forward to seeing you all at the show.  Limited tickets available, book them NOW!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Play Centre Bake Sale 12 Dec 2012 - Thank You!

Thank you all Play Centre Parents, Teachers and Staff members for your generous support to the Play Centre Bake Sale.  It was a fun and successful experience. 

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gently Used Uniform - New Contacts

If you have some gently used uniforms to donate or need to get some for your children, here is the new person to contact:

Megan McIntyre
Phone: 6762 4085

We take this opportunity to welcome Megan as our new volunteer-in-charge for used uniform, and to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Micheline Stockton who has been doing such a wonderful job in the past.

Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Dec 2012 - Bake Sale @ Play Centre

Christmas Bake Sale Playcentre Wednesday 12 December 2012
Our next event is a fundraising Christmas-themed Bake Sale on Wednesday 12th December 2012. Money raised from the event will not only benefit our school but also the Sunbeam Children’s Foundation, through which we sponsor two children in Baiwan, China.
Date:  Wednesday, 12 Dec, 2012
Time:  9.30-10.00am, 11:00-11.30am, 12.15-12.45pm, 2.15-2.45pm, 3.50-4.15pm
Venue: Playcentre in the plaza
Playcentre parents, we need your help: we'd like to invite parents to donate baked goods and children's favourites for the sale - cupcakes, cookies, baked treats...Feel free to bake to the Christmas theme and add to the fun e.g. red and green icing, christmas trees & puddings, santas, reindeer etc.... (Remember: No nuts please). 
We would appreciate if you could pre-wrap or separate into $10 portion-sized treats, Please label your container with the name of the treat, your child's name and class if you'd like it returned. Remember to collect your containers at the end of your child's school day.
Please bring along your treats to DMK Playcentre Reception before 9:00am on the day of the sale or after school on Tuesday. Donations can be sent in with bus friends on the school bus.
Parents of bus-children or those who cannot be present at pick-up or drop-off for the sale can send $$ in with the children on the day of the sale. Teachers will accompany your child to make their purchases.
If you would like to volunteer to sell or organize goodies, please contact us at:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PTA Meeting - Thurs 4 Oct 2012

Calling all volunteers & class moms

Thank you all of you who offered to be DMK PTA Volunteers! 

We would like to invite all volunteers and class moms to a very special PTA meeting in which we will all discuss our fabulous events for this year and sign up for committees to help with certain events.  We will also all welcome Stephanie Abbott – our new Events Chair.  

The Event is Thursday October 4th at 7 pm at Zaks

To sign up for specific events, please sign up here:  Volunteer Sign up – Events  and be sure to note in comments if there is anything unique you can offer.

As we are trying to go paperless and limit the data input work we, as a PTA does, we would like you to click on the link below to register / reply if you can make it.

As you will be signing up for the committees / events you are most interested in, you may also want to go ahead and sign up for certain events.  If you are unable to make the event, please take a moment to sign up for a committee you may be interested in so you won’t be left out.

If, for some reason, you are unable to access the links above to register for the meeting and/or sign up for events, please contact

Date:  Thursday, October 4, 2012
Time:  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place:  Zaks

Sep 2012 Bake Sale - A Big Thanks!

Thank you all for your work in making this first bake sale run (relatively) smoothly and earn lots of cash for the school and our charities.    
Special thanks to the K2 class mums and parents - we have sampled many of the goods and they were YUMMY! 
The unofficial total for the day is over 3500 HKD and we had very few leftovers (we gave them to the teachers and school aunties)! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

We want your email addresses

Your contact details are important to us.

If you haven’t already done so, please provide the following details so that we can keep you up to date with future events. 

Email us at: 

If you are interested in helping out in our fun-filled events, please also email us.  We would love to hear from you.

Please state the following in your emails:
  1. Your name
  2. Your child(ren)'s name
  3. Your child(ren)'s class(es)
  4. Your mobile phone number
  5. A quick line to say how/if you wish to be part of our growing volunteers family, participating in our fun-filled events.

Gently Used Unforms - who to contact

If you wish to purchase DMK uniforms at a discounted price or have some to donate, please feel free to contact one of our volunteers who is responsible for stocking and selling:

Micheline Stockton
Phone:  9490 2649

Bake Sale this Friday, 21st September 2012

Our first event will be a Bake Sale to be held on Friday 21st September. 

We are asking all K2 families to bake and sell but the sale is open to everyone to purchase. 

Please support us by bringing some money to pick up/ drop off or send your child to school with some money. 

All baked goods will be priced at $10 each. 

See you at the Bake Sale!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

PTA AGM - Thursday 6 September 2012, 7.30pm

Hello and welcome to a new school year from the DMK PTA! 

We hope that you all have had a great summer and are returning refreshed and relaxed. To kick start the new year, we would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting which is being held at:

Hemmingway’s on Thursday 6th September at 7.30pm.

This is a chance to find out who the PTA are, what we are all about, what events we have planned and how you can get involved, as well as catch up with other parents of the DMK community.

We are also looking for parent representatives who can help out during the year so please consider getting involved. If you sign up during the evening, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a meal for two.....
As an added incentive to come along, there will be a free welcome drink and 20% off all drinks after that. 

So that we can plan numbers, please let us know if you can attend preferably by email at by Friday 31st August. This will also help us in our aim to go paperless by 2013. 

Hope to see you there,

Monday, August 13, 2012

End of Year Party - Fun Moments!

What a fantastic End of Year Party we had before our summer holidays.  Here are a few photos to recap that day's fun!