Elections and Events

A Weekly e-Newsletter

April 10, 2015

A Message from the President


Well, I think the warm weather is finally here to stay!  We’ve got lots of great happenings at our school in the month of April.  The new mobile app created by DSISD is a great way to stay up to date with all your interests.  Once you download the app, you can customize the calendar (click on Settings button in top right corner) to only see the school(s) of your choice; it’s a great tool.  If you haven’t downloaded it, I highly recommend it.  It can be downloaded for free in iTunes or Google Play.

I hope you made it to the DSES Art Show on Thursday, April 9.  If not, there are class collaborative projects that are being raffled, for only $1/ticket.  All funds raised, go directly back to Ms McFee’s art department AND you get an original piece of art!  Tickets will continue to be sold during lunches April 13-17, in the cafeteria, and all the art is out for viewing in the hallways.

Friday, April 10, we will be hosting the School Board Candidates at 8am.  They will introduce themselves and then take questions from the audience.  With all the changes in our district, this is a great way to meet those wanting to serve our students and the district.  Following, at 9am, we will have our principals’ coffee.

The next PTA General Membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 8am, in Room 310.  At that meeting, we will vote to approve proposed changes to our By Laws and Standing Rules.  A copy of the rules, along with suggested changes, can be found on dsepta.org, in the lower right corner.  We will also be electing the new board members for 2015/2016.  The nominating committee (Aubrey Munguia, Ricky Reid and Leslie Rhode) have found excellent candidates, but as always, floor nominations will be accepted the morning of the meeting, if you have not reached out to the committee to express interest in serving on the board.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped ready the art works to be hung throughout the school.  And a very special thank you to Melissa Herweck for the wonderful new mural in the foyer, that includes a “leaf print” of every student and faculty member currently at DSES.  It’s a beautiful piece of art that will grace our halls for many years to come!

See you in the halls – Ricci

2015/2016 PTA Board Elections

The nominating committee is pleased to present the following nominations for next year’s PTA Board.  As always, floor nominations can be made at the meeting on April 29, at 8am, in Room 310.

President – Melissa Herweck
1st VP Enrichments – Adrienne Kendall
2nd VP Ways and Means – Ricky Reid
3rd VP Volunteers – Shelly Dennison
4th VP Public Information – Leigh Ryan
Secretary – Heather Waller
Treasurer – Alison Ulrich

There are many coordinator positions available for next year as well. Please feel free to ask/email any current board member, or at the next meeting, for more information about a specific committee.  Several of these can be done from home, or require little time, once set up at the beginning of the school year.

More Opportunities to Meet the School Board Candidates

If you are unable to attend the Meet the Candidates on our own campus Friday morning at 8am;  there are two other opportunities at Rooster Elementary and at the Middle School.

RSES: Tuesday, April 14, at 8am, after general PTA meeting the DSISD School Board Candidates will be speaking and answering questions.

DSMS: Friday, April 24, at 8:45am, after general membership meeting the candidates will introduce themselves. Then, they’ll stick around for questions after update and Q&A with principal, Mr. Hays.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8 !!!

We are one month away!! I will make announcements closer to the date of all activities planned for the week, but, I need to start collecting for the luncheon boutique. The teachers love and LOOK FORWARD to this great day.

We have lunch from Verdes catered and tables filled with gifts for the teachers to shop from on Friday May 8.

Please consider donating either a unwrapped NEW gift or a GIFTCARD valued at $15-$25. We have 100 staff members to treat.   If you would want it as a gift, teachers would too!! This is not for their classrooms but for them personally.

There will be a donation box in the PTA workroom starting Monday!

Thank you for making this event the success it has been!

Jill Van De Walle
Staff Appreciation Chair

Attention Tiger Talent!

Talent show permission slips are due This Friday! This year’s theme is “Drippin’ with Talent!” Here is the schedule:
Tryouts- April 15-16th from  5-7pm
Rehearsals- April 30th at 6:30pm
Talent Show- May 1st at 6:30pm

Calendar Dates

APRIL 2015 
10 DSE PTA-Meet the School Board Candidates-8:00AM
10 Coffee with Principals – 9:00 AM
10 PTA General Meeting 10:00 AM
10 Fifth Grade Student Led Conference 1:45 PM
15 Author Visit – Scott Sutton (all classes)
15 Talent Show Tryouts (Music Room) @ 5:00 PM
16 Talent Show Tryouts (Music Room) @ 5:00 PM
17 Pre-K Field Trip – Sweetberry Farms
17 PTA Family Movie Night – The Lorax @ 6:30 PM
20 STAAR  Math Test – 5th Grade
21 STAAR Math Test – 3rd & 4th Grade
22 STAAR Reading Test – 3rd & 4th Grade
22 STAAR Science – 5th Grade
29 PTA General Membership Meeting @ 8 AM

*The PTA website calendar is now live at www.dsepta.org/events/  Please note that, for the most part, this will list PTA events only.  Dates are subject to change.  For a complete SCHOOL calendar, visit www.dsisd.txed.net/calendar.aspx .

Looking Ahead to District Events

Kinder Kamp 2015 

DSISD Community Education Summer Camps

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.