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May 15, 2015

A Message From the President

Only three weeks of school left and so many activities and deadlines to remember!!  I’d like to start by congratulating the newly elected school board members; our own DSES parent Mary Jane Hetrick, Carrie Kroll and Shannon O’Connor.  Thank you for wanting to serve our students and community.

Next week will be the final General Membership PTA Meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at 8am, in Room 310.  We will be making final budget changes, along with adopting the budget for next year.  Please plan on attending this important meeting.  Immediately following, will be a Fall Fair planning meeting (save the date, Nov. 14, 2015)

Thursday, May 21, from 8-10am, will be the Leadership Day, highlighting The Leader in Me skills implemented this year for community members and parents.  Mrs. Murray is looking for six (6) volunteers to help her that morning, if you are available.

And Friday, May 22, will be the 3rd Grade Market Days.  Please remember to send $2-3 in coins, for your student to shop.  All funds raised by 3rd grade will go towards their cost for Camp Champions as a 5th grader.

May 22 is also the PAPER DEADLINE for ordering school supplies.  These prepacked supples are offered at cost to us, without sales tax, and will be available for pick up at Meet the Teacher night in August.  Online orders can be placed through July 15.

Attention 5th Grade Parents:  watch for a 6th grade school supply order form come home in a Thursday Folder soon, as well as the DSMS PTA Membership form.  As a member of DSMS PTA, you will receive a weekly email blast, beginning in August.  And since there will no longer be Thursday folders, I hear it’s a great way to keep up with events and deadlines, that you might otherwise miss.

The Cool Cat Cash Store will be open for the last time on Wednesday and Thursday, May 27-28.  Watch for volunteer sign ups or come by the store if you have time to spare.  All cash earned this school year must be spent and cannot transfer to next year’s shopping.

Please remember to submit any receipts needed for reimbursement by May 29 to allow our treasurer time to close out the books for this school year.

Thanks again to the many volunteer hours given by our PTA members this year.  None of our programs would be possible without you or your support.

See you in the halls – Ricci

Cool Cat Cash Store Needs Donations



May Newsletters

May issue of “Inside DSISD”

CL&I Newsletter

PAW Pride News

First Fall Fair Committee Meeting


Are you thinking about Fall Yet?

Well it’s that time…..  Fall Fair is kicking off with its planning!
Would you like to be a part of great team?
Would you like to help with the PTA’s largest fundraiser?
Would you like to bring some new ideas to the committee?
Well here is your chance!

The Fall Fair Committee will be holding its first planning meeting for the 2015 FALL FAIR, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
The meeting will take place immediately following the General Membership PTA meeting.

Stick around and see what we have planned!
The committee will be looking for volunteers to help, creating committees and looking for some great ideas for the BEST Fall Fair yet!

Have You Turned in Your PTA Receipts?

Please submit any receipts for reimbursements owed by PTA no later than FRIDAY, MAY 29.  We will be working to close the books on this year’s financials in June.  Any receipts not received by the last day of school, may not be reimbursed.

Calendar Dates

MAY 2015

15 Pre-K Field Trip – Thinkery Excursion de Pre-K al Thinkery
15 4th Grade Field Day 4th Grade Dia de Campos
20 PTA General Meeting 8AM Junta General de PTA 8AM
21 Leadership Day Día de Liderazgo
22 Third Grade Market Days
27 Cool Cat Cash Store
28 Cool Cat Cash Store
29 Kindergarten Field Trip – Thinkery Excursión de Kinder al Thinkery
29 Coffee with Principals – 9:00 AM Café con la Directora – 9:00 AM

JUNE 2015

2  Fifth Grade Founders Park Celebration
4  Last Day of School
5  Bad Weather Make-Up Day

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

Looking Ahead to District Events

Kinder Kamp 2015

DSISD Community Education Summer Camps

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win


I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for Third Alternatives.