<<April 2014>>


Upcoming Events 

3/31-4/4 – STAAR Testing / Volunteer Vacation

4/10 – General PTA Meeting / Dennis Lee (6:30-8:00 PM)

4/11 – Bank Day

4/13-4/19 – National School Library Week

4/17 – Deputy Store 

3rd – 11:30 AM

 1st – 11:55 AM

2nd – 12:10 PM

 4th – 12:45 PM 

4/18 – Student/Teacher Holiday

4/21-4/25 – STAAR Testing / Volunteer Vacation

4/21-4/25 – Administrative Professional's Week

4/24 – Spirit Night @ Chick-fil-A


Deputy Highlights

Deputy Star

April 2014

April 2014 - Spanish



Volunteers of the Month


 Whitney Dombroski

Connie Prochaska



Carol Jennings

Audrey Wagner



 Michelle Ederi

Laura Trees

Christa Welboren



Gabriela Beltran

Eileen Korrie



Beth Parks

Sharon Roth



Sylvia Garza de Romero

Susan Murphy



Hilary Hetzel

Jenifer Mozelak


Welcome to Daffron Elementary PTA

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Square 1 ArtSquare 1 Art  

Square 1 Art is a unique fundraiser that celebrates your child's creativity. Select the logo to access the Square 1 Art website. Place your order online. You can also contact Square 1 Art at 888.332.3294 to access your child's artwork from a previous year. 



General PTA Meeting and Dennis Lee Program     

Please join us for a great evening of fun and laughs with Dennis Lee and the Funky Monkey Bunch on Thursday, April 10. There will be a short PTA meeting at 6:30 PM followed by Mr. Lee's great new show, Army of One! This free performance is for all Daffron students and their families and is brought to you by your PTA.


     Daffron 2014-2015 Executive Board Nominees 

The executive board nominees are listed below. They will be elected on April 10 at the General PTA Meeting. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Kathy Kokal at president@daffronpta.org.

  • President: Michael Grant
  • 1st Vice President - Programs: Whitney Dombroski
  • 2nd Vice President - Membership: Celeste Latham
  • 3rd Vice President - Ways and Means: Coleen Difiglia
  • Secretary: Holly Slotkin
  • Treasurer: Carol Jennings


Daffron PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules      

Texas PTA has updated their bylaws template. All amendments took effect February 9, 2014 and approval from our membership is not necessary. The list below provides an overview of the amendments made to the Texas templates. 

  • The PTA and PTSA bylaws templates were merged into one document.

  • The Policy on Local PTA Bylaws is incorporated into the bylaws and; therefore, the policy is no longer necessary.

  • A section was added referencing Standards of Continuing Affiliation for good standing.

  • Language was clarified within the bylaws about withdrawal of charter due to harm to brand or name, with notice.

  • The membership year was changed to August 1 – July 31 to align with the membership reporting year and the school year. Members joining between March 16 and July 31 are members for the remainder of the current membership year and the following membership year. 

  • Historian position is no longer included in the template. PTAs wishing to have a historian may add this position as part of the Executive Board.

  • Due to district policies prohibiting employees from serving in certain PTA officer positions, language was added (unless prohibited by employer) to the president regarding the duty to sign on bank accounts and tax documents and the ability to sign on bank accounts was added to the treasurer’s duties.

  • A duty to serve as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee was added to the Treasurer’s responsibilities.

  • Language for removal of an Executive Board member was changed.


Daffron PTA is required to update our bylaws and standing rules every five years.  Any changes must be voted on by the general membership.  Please select the links below to view the summary of the proposed changes, the Daffron PTA Bylaws revised in 2014, or the Daffron PTA Standing Rules revised in 2014. The new standing rules will be voted on during the General PTA Meeting on April 10.

Summary of the Proposed Changes

Daffron PTA Bylaws

Daffron PTA Standing Rules


If you have any questions, please email info@daffronpta.org.



    Thrill of the Grill (Saturday, May 17, 2014)  

Stick a fork in your run at the Central Market Thrill of the Grill 5K benefiting the Plano ISD Foundation! Select the logo to the left to access the Thrill of the Grill website. Select the logo to the right to see the flyer with pricing information.

  • Good Vibrations!
  • Run/Walk
  • Grill & Chill! Hot breakfast provided by Central Market
  • Swag!
  • Backyard BBQ party and live jams


Daffron will have a group at this year's run. Sign up for the Daffron group and use the coupon code DAFFRON (all caps) at checkout to receive $5.00 off until May 6th. Come join the fun!


Select the link below to learn more about the Plano ISD Education Foundation.


PISD Calendar 

Plano ISD has adopted the 2014-15 school calendar. The coming year includes a week-long break for Thanksgiving and bad weather makeup days are planned before the last day of school. Please select this link to view the calendar.


Senior Reception and Daffron Senior Scholarship         

The Daffron PTA invites former Daffron students from the Class of 2014 to celebrate their graduation by visitng with old friends and former teachers at Daffron. Please join us on Wednesday, May 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Daffron Elementary School Library.  Please select the graduation cap to see the invitation.

To be considered for the Daffron Senior Scholarship, the application must be received by May 1,2014. Please select the picture for additional information on the Daffron Senior Scholarship. 


Texas PTA Life Membership    

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.

Beth Brown, Silvia Garza de Romero, and Sherry Whitfield



Bank Day 

North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. is please to once again offer Minor Savings accounts for all students of Daffron Elementary School. Please select the logo above for additional information. 


Yearbook Photos 

You can still order your yearbooks online by selecting the following link: Order Yearbook.


Registration Forms 

You can still complete these forms for the 2013-2014 school year.

1. Daffron Elementary PTA Online Registration - Click Here to Start

  • Join the Daffron PTA and pay for your membership
  • Order spirit wear, and yearbook
  • Make a donation to the Daffron PTA
  • Complete your mandatory student directory release forms
  • Select your child's t-shirt size
  • 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 Opens July 1 - 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 Renovation

Daffron ElementaryStarting in spring 2013, Daffron will undergo extensive remodeling that will increase the school size by over 10,000 square feet. The renovation starts March 8, 2013 and will be complete in fall 2014. Phase 3 is now in progress.

There are new arrival and dismissal procedures due to construction.  Please select the English or Spanish link to view the information.  All visitors must enter through the main entrance. 

Click here to see some photos for the planned renovation.


Please see the attached map for information on where the classrooms are located. You can click on the map to see a larger image. Note the large numbers on the map are the construction phases. You can see the grade levels on the map by looking at the larger image.


Daffron Map



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