The members of the Dripping Springs PTA – parents, teachers and administrators share a common interest to come together as a community and work with the school to ensure the success of our children.
Positions are updated for the 2017-2018 School year chairs and open positions.
If you find a committee that interest you, please consider volunteering!
Art Appreciation & Enrichment – Kelly Murphy
The Coordinator maintains education materials and supplies and helps train the classroom Art Appreciation volunteers. This Art Enrichment Program is a fun, creative and educational program that supplements DSE students’ already extensive art education with regular, parent-led projects throughout the school year. The PTA-funded art enrichment committee comes up with new and different projects every year, each of which first teaches students about a particular artist or artistic tradition (often connected to the curriculum or a local museum exhibit) and then leads students in a hands-on art project inspired by the same artist or tradition. The art committee provides all the supplies, and volunteers do not need any prior experience, just enthusiasm for the creative process!
Book Fair Committee – Victoria Pyles & Lauren Dechiro
This committee promotes a love of reading by organizing a two-day book sale in the fall as well. Volunteers organize, set-up, check out and clean-up after the event.
Bulletin Boards – Jackie Farley
Class T-Shirt Chair – Heather Daoust & Rachel Mouller
The majority of this role will be in the first few weeks of school. Facilitating class t-shirt orders with the t-shirt vendor and organizing t-shirt orders from each classroom.
Cool Cat Cash Store – Rachel Bell & Chelsea Faerber & Rachel Boyd
The Cool Cat Cash Store is a program created to promote positive reinforcement. Students earn Cool Cat Cash for their good behavior and achievements. The students then can use their Cool Cat Cash to purchase various items in the store four times a year. The PTA purchases and collects items for the store throughout the school year. We also provide volunteers to work in the store.
Fall Fair (OctoberFest) Committee & Sponsorship – Heather Daoust, Rachel Molleur, Lindsay Bauerle
The largest PTA fundraiser of the year, the Fall Fair is an afternoon of games, activities, food and fun for the entire family. From cake walks and public safety demonstrations to basket raffles and a petting zoo, the Fall Fair is an action-packed event that funds numerous classroom resources for our students.
The Fall Fair Committee offers many volunteer opportunities including publicity, sponsorship, basket raffle, games, food booths and much, much more!
Family Events & Assemblies- Amber Williams & Heather Daoust
A perennial favorite, family events are a great way to celebrate our school community while also enjoying time with your own student. New ideas are always welcomed and past popular ideas have included movie nights and daddy/daughter Valentine’s Day dances.
The Assemblies chairperson is responsible for determining what assemblies to have for the year and schedules them with the companies. They work with the office to select the best dates to hold the assemblies and notify the teachers of the details. They also work closely with the assembly company to determine what school resources are needed (microphone, stage, etc.) and to ensure payment to the assembly company. The chairperson must be available to attend assembly and help set up if needed. Typically there are 1-2 assemblies per year.
Health & Nutrition – Kindal Baker & Lindsay Bauerle
The PTA Health & Nutrition Committee should: • Promote healthy lifestyles in the home, school and community • Emphasize the connection between healthy lifestyles, behavior and learning • Promote parent and community involvement in helping develop healthier schools • Be involved with policy development to support a healthy school environment
Marquee – Jackie Farley & Deanna Bogan & Jennifer Baker
PTA is responsible for keeping up-to-date information on the marquee each week. This position can be shared and requires a weekly time commitment, in updating the visible board by the road in front of the school.
Math Stars – Jeanette Montgomery
This PTA enrichment program provides challenging, extracurricular math problems for students in K through 5th grades. Parent volunteers grade the worksheets, return them to students and reward participants for their efforts.
Mileage Team – Jennifer Wyatt
Newsletter – Adrienne Kendall
Outdoor Classroom – Amber Daniels Adams & Jessica Riddle
Outdoor Facilities/Playground Improvements- Skyla Badger
Volunteers interested in permanent, outdoor playground and structure improvements may be interested in serving on the Outdoor Facility Improvements Committee. PTA has been growing a dedicated account to help fund these improvements with community support.
PIRS – Inna Boren
Through PIRS, adult mentors are paired with a student in need of reading assistance for one hour each week. The mentor and student take turns reading aloud, helping to build the confidence and reading skills of the child.
Reconciliation – Collette Kraham
An Annual Financial Reconciliation (AFR) of the PTA’s books is required by the bylaws. The AFR is to be performed by an AFR committee of at least three members of the PTA. An AFR committee would perform an “internal annual financial reconciliation,” following Texas PTA’s recommended AFR procedure checklist.
Redemptions – Amber Daniels Adams
Reflections – (Co-Chair Needed!) Kindal Baker & Grant Tait
The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which include art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to their local PTA. Any PTA in good standing is eligible to sponsor a Reflections Program. The top four winners in each category and age group continue on to the county level.
School Supplies – Mary Linton & Jennifer Baker
Pre-Packaged school supplies are offered to parents for pre-order every May for the following school year. Supplies are grade-level/gender specific and available for pick up in the cafeteria at the Meet the Teacher night. Volunteers are needed to help receive & sort the supplies and distribute the week before school starts.
Science – Jessica Graffunder
Spirit Wear -Shelly Dennison
Spirit Sticks – Aimee White & Rachel Boyd
Spirit Sticks® are small custom-embroidered patches that students can earn, collect, and display on a Spirit Ring™, lanyard, or key ring. Spirit Sticks® are sold as a PTA fundraiser and promote school spirit and participation.
Staff Appreciation – Julie Lightfoot & Ashley Tullis
Talent Show – Amber Adams & Julie Lightfoot
UIL – Brittany Edwards
Vending – Dayna Boyd
WATCH Dogs – Katheryn Daniel
WATCH D.O.G.S. invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at their child’s school during the school year. The program underscores the importance of a positive male role model for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. In addition, the extra sets of eyes and ears enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Website – Adrienne Kendall
Workroom – Jessica Riddle
This position coordinates teacher workroom volunteers and provides assistance for teachers with making copies and doing projects for teachers. It’s a great way to see first hand what students are learning and free up our teachers to do what they do best—TEACH!!