January 2016 PTA Newsletter

Your PTA Newsletter

January 6th, 2016

A Message From the President

Happy New Year!  We’re looking forward to a great Spring semester. Things are back in full swing at DSES and our wonderful volunteers are hard at work. Inna Boren is the January recipient of the PTA front row parking spot for her dedication to the PIRS program, (Partners in Reading) which helps facilitate our students’  love of reading. We thank you, Inna Boren, for all your time and volunteer work this year!

Awards ceremonies are this Thursday and Friday and a trial spirit stick sale will be this Friday morning from 7-7:40 (1/8/16). Spirit stick sales go towards purchasing Math Stars, Box Tops incentives, and birthday sticks to name a few. Please continue to send in box tops, as well, as it has raised over $1200 so far this year to support our PTA enrichment programs!
We have recently lost two of our PTA board members, due to them leaving the school district. We welcome Julie Lightfoot to the position of VP of Communications, and Rachel Douglass to our PTA Council Liaison position. Thanks so much for quickly stepping up and filling these positions.
Have a fabulous January!
Your PTA President,
Melissa Herweck
MATH STARS is still going strong.  Continue to encourage students to participate in this voluntary math enrichment program.  Volunteers are working diligently to provide and grade Math Stars weekly, and the math puzzles are interesting and provoke thinking about math in different ways than your student may have thought of before. Keep up the good work!BOOK FAIR IS COMING Be on the lookout for opportunities to volunteer during the Fair coming soon. Anyone interested in helping to plan, decorate and volunteering to work the actual event, please come to a brief meeting next Wednesday, January 13th at 8:00 in the PTA workroom. Contact Alicia Putman at alicia@putmanweb.com with any questions.

OUR PTA HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE visit our page to stay abreast of updates, events, and volunteer opportunities.  Thanks for staying connected.

The PTA needs your assistance with beautifying out PTA room next Wednesday, 1/13/16.  Please arrive at 9-11am to help us put away fall fair materials and holiday decorations left over from Fall semester.  Many hands make light work, so please show up and help us out. Thanks very much!OPEN COMMITEE CHAIR POITIONS: Family Events and UIL both need committee chairs. Please reach out to volunteers@dsepta.org, if you can lend a helping hand. (For other volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer Opportunity page.)FUNDRAISING CORNER
We are just shy of our fundraising goal for our DSES playground addition. It is scheduled to be installed over Spring Break, so our time is short and we are still $2,000 away from being able to pay for it.  If you can help us reach our goal, please DONATE here.


Scholastic Book Fair February 8-12

Science NighFebruary 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PTA General Meeting February 26, 2016 @ 8am