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<<February 2016>>


Upcoming Events 

2/12 – Valentine's Day Classroom Parties

2/15 – Student Holiday

2/18 – Spirit Night @ Chick-fil-A

2/19 – Deputy Store

2/22-26 – Book Fair

2/24 - Classroom and Individual Pictures

3/3 – General PTA Meeting/Open House


Volunteers of the Month



Whitney Dombroski

Heidi Jostes

Holly Slotkin



Lara Orlic

Sandy Pajak 

Scott Pruitt



 Martheil Clanton

Rebecca Grant 

Laura Trees



Chad & Connie Prochaska

Jill Studley

Barbara Marks



Fran Carsner

Jessica Harper

Audrey Wagner 




Welcome to Daffron Elementary PTA


PISD Facilities and Technology Study Task Force Seeks Parent and Community Feedback  


The Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, assembled by the PISD Board of Trustees in August 2015, is gathering community input as they evaluate district needs with regard to a possible bond initiative. Let your voices be heard, as this will be an opportunity to provide feedback or ask questions related to the committee's work of reviewing enrollment trends and projections, as well as establishing construction, renovation, and technology needs. Note Robinson Middle School is being considered for renovation and PISD is considering building a performing arts center under this bond initiative. Opportunities for input are available at the regular school board meetings scheduled for January 12 and February 2, 2016, and via district email at askpisd@pisd.edu. For more information on the work of the Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, please visit the PISD website at: http://www.pisd.edu/news/2016bond/index.shtml  


Celebrate Black History Month  

Join us this February as we honor historic African American leaders or current leaders in our community by making a poster honoring them. Use a 12X18 piece of white construction paper to list and illustrate an inspirational quote or poem by an African American. The poster must include: the quote or poem (printed or with quality penmanship); the author of the quote or poem; and your interpretation/artwork. Students who turn in a poster will receive a Homework Pass! Ms. Curley will accept posters between February 1-12 in her classroom (B112), which is near the library. Contact Ms. Curley at joanne.curley@pisd.edu if you have any questions.


Around the World of Daffron (March 18, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM)

Spring Social/Cultural Diversity/Silent Auction  

Join us at "Daffron International Airport" for a journey around the World of Daffron at the Spring Social/Cultural Diversity/Silent Auction, one of our biggest PTA fundraisers! In addition to learning about different cultures, there will be a cake walk, dancing, face painting, balloon artists, and more! If ordering tickets in advance, kids will receive their very own passport. Parents can bid on some great items at the "Duty Free Shop" (Silent Auction). Select the logo above for the flyer that went home, or select this link for the Spanish flyer.


If you are interested in helping with the event, please send an email to springsocial@daffronpta.org.

  • Volunteer for planning, set up, monitoring the activities, and clean up.
  • Support an activity (e.g., balloon artist or photo booth) by donating and having your name added to these "gates".
  • Donate Items and/or help gather donations for the Silent Auction. Please see the attached donation letter and donation form if you are interested in gathering donations.
  • Donate dessert items for the cake walk.
  • If you are interested in helping with the country displays and activities, please contact Mariela Zavala and Gabriela Beltran at culturaldiversity@daffronpta.org,


2015-2016 Life Member Award Recipients   

For over 90 years, Texas PTA has made available the honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award as one of the highest honors that may be presented to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth. Daffron is extremely proud and honored to award a Texas PTA Life Membership to the following individuals: 

Lavina Kayyal and Chad Prochaska


In 1987, the Texas PTA Board of Directors developed criteria for awarding an Extended Service Award to those people who have continued to give outstanding service to the Texas PTA. Daffron is proud and honored to award a Texas PTA Extended Service Award to the following individual: 

Kevin Kennedy


These individuals will be honored on February 18 at the Life Member Banquet. Please send an email to membership@daffronpta.org if you have questions. 


World Wear Project  

Daffron Elementary PTA has partnered with the World Wear Project in a new fundraising effort. The goal is to make gently worn clothing and shoes affordable and available to people domestically and internationally who might otherwise be unable to afford new clothing. A shoe and clothing donation bin is located in the main Daffron parking lot near the basketball courts. Proceeds will benefit Daffron Elementary PTA. 

  • Students and parents are invited to contribute used shoes, clothing, belts, hats, purses, wallets, backpacks, hard toys, stuffed animals, pots, and pans for collection.
  • World Wear can NOT accept furniture, knives, kitchen appliances, appliances with cords or items made of glass.  


If you have any questions, please contact Jill Rashdi at environmental@daffronpta.org.



You can still order yearbooks online by selecting the photo above. If you do not see the link to order the yearbook, please look at your previous orders to see if you have already purchased a yearbook.


Submit your photos to the yearbook with the following options. Note, the yearbook staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.

  • Email pictures for the yearbook to daffronyearbook@yahoo.com.
  • Upload photos to the Balfour from your mobile device. Click this link to view the Balfour Flyer.
    • Search for the Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace.
    • Download the App.
    • Enter our project: (#618187) and password: (no password required).
  • Upload photos from your pc to images.balfour.com. Use the project number and password noted above.


Daffron Science Fair   

Congratulations to all of the Science Fair winners! Thanks to the students who participated in the Science Fair and all of the judges who helped judge the entries. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Stout at terri.stout@pisd.edu

  • Kindergarten
    • 1st Place - Caleb Jones
    • 2nd Place - Graham Vitry
    • 3rd Place - Jiya Shah, Mecca Atazada, Viswaja Valasareddy
  • 1st Grade
    • 1st Place - Sidharth Siva
    • 2nd Place - Daniel Chen, Manyukth Chukka
    • 3rd Place - Mary Manz
  • 2nd Grade
    • 1st Place - Dayana Cruz, Dafney Antony
    • 2nd Place - Rania Azizah
    • 3rd Place - Jaquelen Ruano & Evin Lopez, Yash Bhatia
    • Honorable Mention - Pooja Balasu
  • 3rd Grade
    • Grand Prize - Evie Sideris
    • 1st Place - Winnie Hu
    • 2nd Place - Landry Jobe
    • 3rd Place - Evelyn Ding
    • Honorable Mention - Julio Mota, Karishma Herrejon, Sven Liu
  • 4th Grade
    • Grand Prize - Tara Kamalakantha
    • 1st Place - Nathan Han
    • 2nd Place - Corey Slotkin, Prajna Krishnan
    • 3rd Place - Anushka Hande
    • Honorable Mention - Harshall Melugin, Zoe Rodas, Aarushi Kulkarni
  • 5th Grade
    • 1st Place - Sriharika Chukka, Hanna Kayyal
    • 2nd Place - Aditi Choudhury, Michael Han, Srinaya Vemula
    • 3rd Place - Rafi Arkana, Rio Raditya
    • Honorable Mention - Anele Saige, Mandisa Saige


 Buy a Brick Fundraiser   

Thanks for supporting Daffron PTA through the Buy a Brick Fundraiser. Daffron will hold this fundraiser later in the school year. Please contact Michael Grant at president@daffronpta.org if you have any questions.


 Daffron Mentors - Making a Difference    

Calling all Mentors! If you are interested in mentoring students, WE NEED YOU! Parents, Grandparents, and community workers are all welcome! Mentors are asked to meet with their students two to four times a month either before school or at lunch. We will provide you with direction, ideas, and activities. Please consider investing your time and making a difference in our community and our school. You won't regret! Please select the graphic above to access a presentation honoring the 2014-2015 Daffron Mentors. 

For more information:

  1. Visit PISD website at http://pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/mentor.program.shtml
  2. Complete the PISD Volunteer Application
  3. Contact Joanne Curley at 469.752.0917 or joanne.curley@pisd.edu

We look forward to having you as part of our team!


     Daffron 2015-2016 Executive Board

The executive board is listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Grant at president@daffronpta.org.

  • President: Michael Grant
  • 1st Vice President - Programs: Shari Hopkins
  • 2nd Vice President - Membership: OPEN
  • 3rd Vice President - Ways and Means: Eugenia Sideris
  • 4th Vice President - Communications: Lavina Kayyal
  • Secretary: Saee Kulkarni
  • Treasurer: Carol Jennings 


Registration Forms   

You can still register on the Daffron PTA website. Select the Join PTA graphic below. You can also complete your PISD Volunteer Application and sign up for eNews by selecting the respective graphic below.  


    • Join the Daffron PTA and pay for your membership
    • Order a yearbook
    • Make a donation to the Daffron PTA
    • Complete your mandatory student directory release form
    • Sign up to volunteer (We need everyone's help!)
    • Note you can pay for your online purchases using PayPal (You do not need to create a PayPal account. Any questions regarding PayPal should be directed to PayPal, as we can NOT access your personal information.) 


  • Complete your volunteer application
  • This needs to be completed every school year 


  • Register for Daffron eNews
  • Receive email updates throughout the school year 

If you have any questions, please send an email to questions@daffronpta.org  


     SKI Plano        

SKI Plano is the Plano ISD Education Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year. The Plano ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is helping all students in Plano public schools achieve their full potential by providing financial support to educators and academic programs. The Foundation generates private support for priority projects identified the by Plano Independent School District for which tax dollars are not available. All contributions stay in Plano ISD and are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. In the past, they have funded scholarships to 5th grade camp, grants to educators for classroom programs, 4th grade symphony field trips, and much more. To learn more about the Plano ISD Education Foundation, please select the apple logo above.


Daffron's New School


Between Spring 2013 and August 2014, Daffron went through extensive remodeling that increased the school size by over 10,000 square feet.  Enjoy your new school!  



If you have any questions, please send an email to questions@daffronpta.org