April 2022 Newsletter

Hello, DSE Families!  The school year will be over before we know it.  It’s been a wonderfully hectic year and I am so proud of everything our PTA has been able to provide DSE.  Through your membership and support of fundraisers, PTA has provided:

  • Author Visits
  • School Assembly Presenters
  • Art Appreciation
  • Partners in Reading Success
  • Chicken Coop
  • Math Stars
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • DSHS Senior Scholarships
  • House Store
  • Recess Toys
  • Science Lab
  • Mileage Team
  • Spelling Bee
  • Plus some fun things like Talent Show, Movie Night, Culture Fair, Octoberfest, and so much more!

We were able to offer assistance in the teacher workroom plus provide appreciation snacks, meals, and gifts.  PTA was also able to grant staff plan of work requests which includes:

  • Staff Conventions
  • Clay for Art Class
  • Field Day Supplies and Basketballs    for PE
  • Scholastic News
  • Rocket Science Materials
  • Camp Champions Support
  • Osmo Kits
  • Caterpillar Larvae Kits
  • Butterfly Cages
  • Ladybug Larvae Kits
  • Trick Roper
  • Novels

Team work makes the dream work and together we’ve done amazing things for DSE because of the commitment of families and volunteers.  Your membership shows your support and volunteering is not required.  Think about the programs and what might work for your schedule and interests. Please consider donating your time in the coming school year – it can be once a week, once a month, or at one event.  We appreciate every minute!  If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Skyla at president@dsepta.org

Teacher appreciation week is 5/2-6 and we need your help spreading love to the DSE staff.  We want to gift every staff member with a gift card.  You can drop off your (suggested $20) gift card donation to the DSE office 4/25-5/3.  We also have an online donation option.

Want to be a Staff Appreciation Sponsor?  We have a corporate doughnut sponsor for one day and PTA is providing a Verde’s lunch. Plans include a queso snack, popcorn bar, and a nacho bar.  If you’d like to sponsor one or more days, please email staffappreciation@dsepta.org

April is our last House Store of the year! Check your calendar to see if you can help Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th. Slots are 30 min blocks and have the teacher’s names so you can signup to volunteer when your student is visiting the store. You can also drop off House Store donations to the DSE front office such as costume jewelry, sports equipment, stuffed animals, fidgets, outdoor toys, and summer toys.

If you are receiving this email, you have a vote!  You get to vote for the DSE PTA 2022-2023 Executive Board and review the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year as well. 

Our next PTA meeting is on April 28 and we’ll get an update from Principal Eubanks plus hear from the Director of DSISD Transportation and the Director of Dripping Springs Community Library.  We will meet in the cafeteria and we’d love to have you join us for part of or all of the meeting.  We will also be electing our 2022-2023 DSE PTA Executive Board Members.  

The Nominating Committee has submitted the following nominees for the DSE PTA Executive Board for 2022-2023:
President – Marna Pritchett
1st VP – Nichole Street
2nd VP of Enrichments – Kayla Wright
3rd VP of Ways & Means – Megan Lovelace
4th VP of Volunteers/Membership – Krystle Ramon
5th VP of Communications – Katie Dotson
Secretary – Katrina Moore
Treasurer – Laura Shaw

2022-2023 school supplies are available for online ordering now!  1st Day School Supplies has guaranteed that the teacher requested items will be available for our kits!  Student kits will be delivered directly to the school and labeled by child so no need for your little person to carry it all there. 

Our next mileage team is Friday, April 29.  See you on the DSE track!