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Students learn best when they’re having fun! Each grade level has suggested Art appreciation activities and games to teach art in an engaging way.
The PTA Art Appreciation program enables all DSE students to experience the joy of learning art and art history. The hands-on, creative-based activities are organized by PTA volunteers who guide students monthly within the classroom. Presentations run October through March.
The PTA led Book Fair is an opportunity for students to purchase books, meet guest authors and experience an overall excitement for reading. The Book Fair also serves as a fundraiser, garnering free materials and a percentage of the sales revenue for our school.
A variety of volunteers are needed to set up, guide students and decorate.
Box Tops gives back to DSE through your purchases! Once you download the Box Tops app you will start earning cash for DSE. Download the app from Apple or Google Play.
There are a lot of Box Top Products – food, snacks, pens, cleaning products…so scan away!
The PTA is in charge of maintaining the messaging on two of the school’s bulletin boards. Bulletin Boards can be a creative way to send a message to all the kids, teachers, and staff. Have fun and let you creative skill be seen as soon as everyone enters the school. The Bulletin board can be done at any time while the school is open.
A perennial favorite, family events are a great way to celebrate our school community while also enjoying time with your own student.
Events can be family movie night, talent show, culture fair, Fall Fest, or Thanksgiving Lunch. Help plan and execute these events!
Financial Reconciliation Committee
The Financial Reconciliation Committee is formed in April or May to audit PTA financial records for the past year. Accounting or bookkeeping experience is preferred, though not necessary. An audit is conducted over the summer months after July 15, and results are shared at the first general membership meeting of the new school year.
DSE would love to obtain grants and funding from various organizations. We need a volunteer to identify and develop options based on the school’s current needs. Grant coordinators may seek grants to address educational priorities or provide assistance to the staff.
Graduating Senior Scholarships
Volunteers will promote the DSE PTA scholarship opportunity to our local seniors and the community. Applications will be distributed and a committee will review all applications to select scholarship recipients.
PTA is responsible for keeping up-to-date information on the marquee each week. This position can be shared and requires a small weekly time commitment.
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 committee facilitates morning runs, coordinates parent volunteers, and sets the running schedule for the school year.
Mileage Team is from spring to fall on Friday’s from 7:00 – 7:30 am. There is a winter break. Check calendar of events for dates.
Saturday, November 5th
We hope your family will join us for our 25th year of games, food, fun, and much more!
For those new to Dripping Springs Elementary, Fall Fest is the largest event our PTA sponsors each year. It’s an afternoon of games, activities, food, and fun for the whole family from cake walks and public safety demonstrations to class baskets and silent auctions. All proceeds from the fair go to the wonderful PTA enrichment programs for all students at DSE. Our goal is to raise $20,000.00+ to continue supporting our teachers and students in the areas of science, math, art, music, health, and literacy.
Do you work at or own a local business? We are looking for sponsors and silent auction items. Our sponsors will be recognized at the Fall Fest, on our website, and all social media outlets.
Outdoor Classroom volunteers put their knowledge of nature to use by maintaining living laboratories for students. Science is brought to life as children learn hands-on about the habitats of plants, birds and butterflies.
Get some fresh air and help maintain the DSE container plants and outdoor learning areas.
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.
P.I.R.S. (Partners In Reading Success)
Through PIRS (Partner in Reading Program), 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.
No experience is needed. A Background Check is required. The background check form is easy to complete with quick turn-around.
Being a room parent for your child's class is a great way to support your teacher this year! You will help your teacher plan 2 yearly parties, at Christmas and at the end of the school year. Room parents also help communicate updates and info to other class parents throughout the year. There might be other things your teacher also needs help with throughout the year!
Reflections is a National PTA Program that encourages students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Students may gain local, district, and state recognition.
When you volunteer to help with school supplies you aren’t committed to hours and hours of work! You request revisions to prior year’s supply list from staff and then request quotes from vendors.
When the supplies are delivered you have amazing helpers from DSHS, DSMS, and SSMS students to organize the supplies. Lastly, you work with staff on a distribution plan.
DSES has two science labs for K-5th graders. Volunteers are needed to assist the teachers with the supplies, materials and creation of science excursions for our students.
Spelling Bee volunteers will have a variety of tasks leading up to the event so that students sign up and receive the word packet. Judges and MCs must be booked and should be provided the rules and score sheets. The rules must be reviewed with everyone involved.
After the spelling bee, a volunteer will need to chaperone the online test for anyone who is moving on.
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.
The PTA sponsors various staff appreciation events throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to donate food, assist with decorations, purchase door prizes and help with setup and cleanup.
The DSE PTA hosts a school Talent Show in the spring as a fun-filled way to showcase the amazing abilities of its students. Participation is open to children, as well as adults, and has included performances by musicians, dancers, cheerleaders, comedians, storytellers, magicians, and more.
Volunteers are needed to assist with try-outs, rehearsals and the performances.
The teacher workroom is always in need of volunteers throughout the school year to help prepare teacher materials (photocopying, collating, binding, cutting, pasting, etc.).
The U.I.L. committee supports the school coordinator in disseminating information regarding U.I.L. events and promoting student activities in U.I.L. programs.
Health & Nutrition
The PTA maintains a snack food vending machine in the staff break room. Volunteers are needed to purchase snack items, stock the vending machine, and refund monies, when applicable.
Who are Watch D.O.G.S?
Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or another administrator.
As a primary information source, the DSEPTA website plays a crucial role in the dissemination of PTA facts and updates. PTA volunteers are needed to assist the 4th VP of Communications in attending events and taking pictures, editing images, creating website pages, and assisting with maintaining a current site.
Work with a team to snap photos, arrange the content, create and publish the school's yearbook!