<<April 2015>>


Upcoming Events 

4/3 – Student/Teacher Holiday

4/6 –  First Makeup Day for Inclement Weather

4/9  – General PTA Meeting @ 6 PM and Dennis Lee 

4/10 – Deputy Store

4th  10:30 AM

  2nd 10:55 AM 

 1st 11:20 AM 

 3rd 11:45 AM 

4/20-24 – STAAR Testing/Volunteer Vacation

4/23 – Spirit Night @ Pluckers


Volunteers of the Month



Whitney Dombroski

Ceci Haksar

Connie Prochaska



Jenny Fang

Jill Rashdi

Audrey Wagner 



Amy Gremillion

Saee Kulkarni

Amy Lu 



Weimin Mao

Brandi Pocsik

Kereny Villanueva



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


General PTA Meeting and Dennis Lee (Thursday, April 9 at 6 PM)

Thanks for attending the General PTA Meeting and the Dennis Lee performance!


The Daffron Spring Food and Money Drive (Friday, April 10) 

Thanks for supporting Daffron's 5th Grade Students Thinking of People with your donations to the Spring Food and Money Drive benefiting Minnie's Food Pantry in Plano. The STOP Students collected and delivered 1,100 cans of food and over $400 in cash and grocery store gifts cards. Thank you for your generosity!


The founder of Minnie's Food Pantry, Cheryl "Action" Jackson, was the winner of Good Morning America's "HOME" Hometown Contest. In addition to the recognition, DreamWorks donated 50,000 meals to Minnie's Food Pantry. See Minnie's website at www.minniesfoodpantry.org for additional information. 


  Square 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. Orders will be delivered soon. You can also contact Square 1 Art at 888.332.3294 to access your child's artwork from a previous year.



Field Day (Thursday, May 21, 2015) 

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 access the Field Day Volunteer Form and select the morning shift, afternoon shift, or all day. You can also fill out the form that was sent home in the Thursday folders. For more information contact Ashley Mallard at ashley.mallard@fsgi.com or Liz Vargas at lizgvargas@hotmail.com. We are looking forward to a great day with the kids! 


Daffron Senior Reception and Senior Scholarship 

The Daffron PTA invites former Daffron students from the Class of 2015 to celebrate their graduation by visiting with old friends and former teachers at Daffron. Please join us on Wednesday, May 13 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, 2015. Please select the picture above for additional information on the Daffron Senior Scholarship.  


      Box Tops for Education - Earn Cash for Our School!

Thanks for bringing in your Box Tops and Label for Education. Please contact Jill Rashdi at jillmarigold@gmail.com if you have any questions. 


     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: Cecilia Haksar
  • 3rd Vice President - Ways and Means: Eugenia Sideris
  • 4th Vice President - Communications: Lavina Kayyal
  • Secretary: Open
  • Treasurer: Carol Jennings 

The nominees will be presented for approval on April 9 at the General PTA Meeting. If you have any questions or comments, please contact please contact Michael Grant at president@daffronpta.org


2014-2015 PTA 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.

Coleen Difiglia, Kathy Kokal, and Andy McDowell

If you have any questions, contact Celeste Latham at membership@daffronpta.org . 



You can still order your 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.


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