<<December 2014>>


Upcoming Events 

12/11 – Bingo Night - TBA at a later date

12/19 – Winter Classroom Parties

K 9:00 AM 

 1st 11:00 AM 

 2nd 9:15 AM 

3rd 9:30 AM 

4th  10:15 AM

5th  10:00 AM 

12/19 – Early Release (12 PM)

12/22-1/2  – Student/Teacher Holiday

1/5 – Student Holiday 


Volunteers of the Month



Julio Mota and Gabriela Beltran

Karen Mathias

Elissa Reed



Sarah Lueb

Jenny Sideris

Jill Studley



Chad Prochaska



Fran Carsner

 Jessica Harper


Welcome to Daffron Elementary PTA



                  Reflections Deadline is December 8            

Reflections is presented by the National PTA through the Texas PTA chapters. The theme for this year is "The World Would be a Better Place if ..." Students may enter more than once in a single category or in multiple categories. An entry form must be provide with each submission. Select the logo to the left above to access the English form and select the logo to the right to access the Spanish form. Submission forms and guidelines are also available at http://www.txpta.org/programs/reflections/participate/. Please contact Mindy Dember at mindy.dember@pisd.edu or Whitney Dombroski at whitney.dombroski@pisd.edu if you have any questions.  


Daffron Fundraiser - KidStuff Coupon Book   Daffron Coupon Book 

We have sent home a family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Book for you to see the hundreds of valuable coupons! Use just a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book. Daffron earns 50% or more profit for every KidStuff book sold.

  • To purchase one book, keep the book sent home with your child and pay $25 by sending cash or a check payable to Daffron PTA in the envelope sent home. You can also pay online by selecting the KidStuff logo above. All payments are due by Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
  • You can order additional books by filling out the order form sent home. You can earn free KidStuff Coupon Books too. For every five books your child sells, they receive a free KidStuff Coupon Book
  • The book is NOT a sample book to keep. If you do not with to participate in the fundraiser, please immediately return the KidStuff book in a bag labeled with your child's name to your child's teacher.


If you have any questions, please contact Coleen Difiglia at coleenhd@verizon.net. Thank you for supporting the Daffron PTA!


  Daffron Coat Drive is December 10 (7 AM - 3:30 PM) 

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but recycling is delightful.

If you don't need last years coat, let it go, let it go, let it go.

 We need used, clean coats for men, women, and children. Coats will be donated to the less fortunate around the metroplex area. Boxes will be set up all around the school to collect the coats. Thanks for supporting this drive by the Daffron Environmental Group! 


If you have any questions, please contact Kereny Villanueva at kerenyvillanueva@gmail.com.




Daffron Elementary's 4th Annual Jog-A-Thon

Thanks to the Daffron students, parent, teachers, and staff for making the Jog-A-Thon so successful.  We truly appreciate everyone's support!


      Box Tops for Education - Earn Cash for Our School!

Thanks for bringing in your Box Tops and Label for Education. Together, we raised $836 from Box Tops. We also collected 1,092 Labels for Education points, which can be traded in for supplies and games for the school. Keep saving for the next Box Tops drive. Please contact Jill Rashdi at jillmarigold@gmail.com if you have any questions. 


Life Member Nominations 

It is that time of year, when we honor a few individuals for their hard work and continued support of the Daffron PTA. It is time to accept nominations for the 2014-2015 PTA Life Member Award. The person(s) you nominate should have "contributed significantly to the development of the work of the PTA." The nominee can be a parent, staff member, or community volunteer. This is meant to honor anyone who supports the PTA and gives that extra to make the difference. 

All nominations are kept confidential. Please select the link above for the form. You can email the completed form to Celeste Latham at membership@daffronpta.org or drop it in the PTA box in the office. The deadline for nominations is December 5. 


      Daffron 2014-2015 Executive Board

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

  • President: Michael Grant
  • 1st Vice President - Programs: Shari Hopkins
  • 2nd Vice President - Membership: Celeste Latham
  • 3rd Vice President - Ways and Means: Coleen Difiglia
  • 4th Vice President - Communications: Lavina Kayyal
  • Secretary: Holly Slotkin
  • Treasurer: Carol Jennings



You can still order your yearbooks online by selecting the photo above. Please email pictures for the yearbook to daffronyearbook@yahoo.com within two weeks following the event. 


Registration Forms  

It isn't too late to join the PTA. Please complete the following for the 2014-2015 school year. 

1. Daffron Elementary PTA Online Registration opens August 1 at 5 PM - Click Here to Start

If you updated your information on daffronpta.org after 7/1/14, please revisit the site and confirm your information as new forms are available now.

  • Join the Daffron PTA and pay for your membership
  • Make a donation to the Daffron PTA
  • Complete your mandatory student directory release forms
  • 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.


2. PISD Volunteer Application - Click Here

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


3. Daffron eNews - Click Here

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


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


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