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<<May 2016>>


Upcoming Events 

4/24-30 – Administrative Professionals Week

5/2-6 – Staff Appreciation Week/FANS Week

5/7 – Bond Election

5/9-16 – STAAR Testing/Volunteer Vacation

5/19 – Field Day


Volunteers of the Month




Gabriela Beltran & Julio Mota

Mirutska Wheat

Mariela Zavala



Julia Almaguer

Wendi Hart

Valerie Mayo



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


Daffron Summer School Drive for Kindergarten 

Thanks for supporting the Daffron Summer School Drive for Kindergarten! Donation boxes will be out this week at the main entrances if you are still interested in donating. Daffron is hosting Summer School for incoming Kindergarten students; STOP students and Mission Possible Kids students are working together to collect supplies and clothing for Daffron.

New or used supplies needed for the classroom include the following:

  • Crayons
  • Glue/Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Kleenex
  • Wipes
  • Collage Materials
  • Paper
  • Construction Paper - white/manila
  • Markers (all kinds)
  • Erasers
  • Paint (water colors and tempera)
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Sensory Materials (unopened) - e.g., beans, rice noodles

Nurse Christy needs the following clothing for the girls and boys:

  • New or used pants (sizes 4-8)
  • New or used shorts (sizes 4-8)
  • New underwear (sizes 4-8)
  • Socks

Thanks you for your donations!


2016 Bond Election (May 7, 2016)

(Early voting is scheduled April 25-30 and May 2-3.)

Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of the informational meetings to be hosted this spring about PISD's May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Binggeli, will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM at the district's high schools on the following dates:

  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093


Please go to the PISD website for additional information, including FAQ, video, presentation, and voting dates and locations.


On May 7, 2016, Plano ISD voters will decide on a $481 million bond proposal to fund initiatives recommended by the Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Task Force. Appointed in August, 2015 by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, the task force was comprised of citizens, business leaders, teachers, and parents. During several meetings conducted this school year, the task force reviewed enrollment trends and projections, established construction and renovation needs, and validated costs before making recommendations to the school board. On February 2, trustees approved the order calling for the May 7 bond election.   


Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will benefit from district-wide security updates, renovations, and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Reroofing projects and construction of permanent classroom space to replace portables will be funded from a combination of surplus funds generated through the 2013 Tax Ratification Election (TRE) and unissued bond funds from the 2008 bond program. The bond includes major renovations at Robinson Middle School and construction of a Performing Arts and Multipurpose Facility. For additional information about the bond election, select the Vote graphic above.


Daffron Senior Reception and Scholarship 

The Daffron PTA invites former Daffron students from the Class of 2016 to celebrate their graduation by visiting with old friends and former teachers at Daffron. Please join us on Wednesday, May 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Daffron Elementary School Library. Please select the graduation cap to see the invitation.

Thanks to the former Daffron students who submitted scholarship applications. The winner will be announced at the Senior Reception.


 Buy a Brick Fundraiser (Deadline May 16, 2016)  

The Buy a Brick Fundraiser is back. Create a lasting legacy while supporting Daffron Elementary PTA. The Daffron PTA is selling commemorative brick pavers that will be installed at Daffron. Each 4"X8" brick paver can be personalized with up to three lines containing 18 characters per line. This fundraiser is open to Daffron families, Daffron alumni, teachers, and staff. Select the brick icon above to access the Daffron PTA Bricks R Us website.


The cost of the brick is $100 and that includes personalization, delivery to the school, and installation. With a brick purchase, you can also purchase a souvenir brick for $25 or a donor certificate for $10. You can make a payment via cash, a check payable to Daffron PTA, or credit through PayPal. If you pay by cash at the payment screen, put the word "CASH" into the blank that reads "Check #". Any cash and check payments must be placed in the PTA mailbox in the Daffron office. Please include your name on any payments placed in the PTA mailbox. Please contact Michael Grant at president@daffronpta.org if you have any questions.


Field Day (Thursday, May 19, 2016)

Field Day is a fun-filled day for the children at Daffron Elementary! Games begin at 8:30 AM for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. 3rd through 5th Grade will begin at noon. Field Day fosters cooperation, skill development, decision making, and sportsmanship. Activities vary in format and reinforce sports skills learned during the year. Some activities will also purely be recreational. The kids will have a blast!


For Field Day to be successful, we need a lot of volunteers! Please remember, you must have completed the PISD Volunteer Application to help. Select the picture above to access the online Volunteer Form and select the morning shift, afternoon shift, or all day. For more information contact Ashley Mallard, Kenda Parrish, or Liz Vargas at fieldday@dafffronpta.org.


School Supplies (May 20, 2016 Deadline)

Select the picture above to order school supplies. They are available for purchase from April 14 through May 20, 2016. Don't miss your chance to order school supplies, as additional packs will NOT be available for purchase later. Please contact Sandy Pajak at schoolsupplies@daffronpta.org if you have any questions.



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 confirm if you have already purchased a yearbook.


Daffron PTA 2016-2017 Executive Board

The Daffron Elementary PTA Executive Board for the 2016-2017 school year includes the following:

  • President - Jenny Sideris
  • 1st Vice President, Programs - Carol Jennings
  • 2nd Vice President, Membership - Audrey Wagner
  • 3rd Vice President, Ways and Means - Sandy Pajak
  • 4th Vice President, Communications - Holly Slotkin
  • Treasurer - Shari Hopkins
  • Secretary - Saee Kulkaarni


The officer installation will take place at the May General PTA Meeting. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Michael Grant at president@daffronpta.org. If you are interested or know of someone who wants to serve in a chair position on the PTA for 2016-2017, please send an email to info@daffronpta.org.


Daffron Jogging Club for 2nd-5th Grade

Monday through Friday starting March 14, 2016

7:10-7:30 AM

Preston Meadow Park Pavilion

The Daffron 2nd through 5th Grade students are participating in four marathons this year. If you want to win marathon prizes, then here is a great way to get your marathon miles in with the Daffron coaches. This is optional.

  • If you drop off between 7:00-7:10, take your child to the gym. If you drop off after 7:10, you can drop off your child at the pavilion. Students will not be allowed to walk from the gym to the pavilion by themselves.
  • Students should check in with the coach and place their backpacks on the tables in the pavilion. At 7:30, the students will walk to the building with the coach.
  • If there is no coach or the weather is bad, there will be no running. Please go to the gym.


Corporate Partnerships - Earn Cash for Our School!       

Here are a few simple things you can do to support your school. Please select the Box Tops logo for additional information and the necessary forms.

  • Box Tops for Education Program - Collect Box Tops from participating products and submit them online or turn them into the Daffron PTA mailbox in the school office. Look for special contests twice a year to win prizes for your child's classroom.
  • Target Take Charge Education Program - Go to www.target.com/tcoe or call 800.316.6142 to designate Daffron, then use your REDcard whenever you shop. Target will donate up to 1% of the purchases to Daffron.
  • Good Neighbor Program at Tom Thumb - Fill out the Good Neighbor Program form and bring it to your Tom Thumb store. 1% of any purchase made with your Rewards card will go to Daffron PTA. Be sure to give them our ID #6135.
  • Community Rewards at Kroger - Shop at Kroger with your card, and Kroger will send money to our school. To get your account set up, go to this link: https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow. Our ID is #83351, or you can type in our school name.
  • Amazon Prime Smile - If you are already an Amazon Prime member (or want to become one), go to smile.amazon.com. When you are asked to elect the organization you want to support, type in Daffron. Going forward, .5% of the sale price will be donated to  our school.

Please contact Jill Rashdi at corppartners@daffronpta.org if you have any 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.


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


Please send an email to membership@daffronpta.org if you have 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   


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