Thursday, August 28, 2014

Carpool Auction Winners

The Carpool Auction Winners have been announced on the Carpool Auction Page.

Congratulations to the winners.

Please be respectful of those reserved parking spots starting Tuesday.  Front carpool open spots will start at spot #4; back carpool open spots will start at spot #3.

Thank you, PPA President

Friday, August 22, 2014


Just a few reminders:

  • When making online payments, please be sure to continue to add to your cart and only check out once not multiple times.
  • ALL PPA money & forms are due on or before September 5th.  If you pay online, please do not send your forms to school.
  • If you paid your PPA Membership at the Open House, please do not send your Membership Form to school.
  • The PPA is not selling DES sweatshirts or jackets.  Please speak with someone in the DES office if you have questions.
  • The Carpool Auction ends August 28th at 2pm.  Please email your bids to PPA President include Bid/Front or Bid/Back in subject line.
  • Please continue to check the Calendar page to stay up to date on all DES and PPA events and deadlines.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fundraising Opportunities without selling door to door

Check out the Fundraising Opportunities available to Dalraida Elementary School that doesn't require your or your child to sell anything.

BooHoo to Yahoo Breakfast!

This morning the PPA hosted a BooHoo to Yahoo Breakfast for Kindergarten Parents.  This event was held in the school library and the parents were treated to donuts, coffee and juice.  Mrs. Willingham spoke the parents about how the school library works and various volunteer opportunities in the library.  We also read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Thank you to all the Kindergarten Parents that attended this event and we look forward to hosting this event again next year.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome Back Packet Update


If you wish to pay online for PPA Membership Dues, T-shirts & Snacks please click on the links below.  Please continue to add items to your cart, do not check out until you know your order is complete.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PPA at

Thanks, PPA

The Winner Is...

 The Winner of the Open House Gift Bag is....
Cara Pugh!  
Congratulations Mrs. Pugh you won a DES shirt, car magnet and black and white tote bag.

The following individuals each won a black and white tote bag:
  1. Laura Rylant
  2. Becky Morrison
  3. Martha Postell
  4. Bethany Lawson
  5. Antiwan Reuben
  6. Tiffany Cantrell
  7. Brittney Morrison
  8. Shaunda Latimore
  9. Bonita Peters

Sunday, August 10, 2014

PPA Welcome Back Packet

During the first week of school expect your child to bring home the DES PPA Welcome Back Packet.  This packet contains information about the PPA, Membership Registration, Room Parents, Library Volunteers, 2014-2015 shirt pre-order, September-December Snack pre-order  and Volunteer Opportunities available during the school year.

We ask that you fill out and return these forms and money to school in the PPA envelopes provided by September 5th.

Don't forget ALL PPA announcements and newsletters will be printed on GREEN paper.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Principal Survival Kit

Every Principal needs a survival kit to make it through the year.  This is the survival kit that the PPA will be presenting to Mrs. Harris before the official first day of school.

Principal Survival Kit
Animal Crackers for when your students act like they are in a zoo.
Band Aids for when things get a little rough.
A Candle to remind you to never let them see you “melt.”
Crayons to color your day bright and cheerful.
Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes.
Pencils to help “write” your wrongs.
Rubber bands to remind you to be “flexible.”
Smarties because that’s who you’re helping.
Tissues to wipe away the tears…yours and theirs.
Toothpicks to help you “pick” out the good qualities in others and yourself.
Peppermints to remind you that you’re “mint” to be here.

Peanut M&M’s to remind you that we’re all a little “nuts.”

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Children's Harbor Thank You Letters

The students of Dalraida Elementary School donated $1000 to Children's Harbor in Honor of Mrs. Elise Keith.

Thank you to all the students who participated in Spirit Shirt Days the last week of school.

Your money will go a long way to help children in your community.


Dalraida Open House is Friday, August 8th

Kindergarten & 1st Grades:  9 am

2nd & 4th Grades:  10 am

3rd & 5th Grades:  1 pm

Monday, August 4, 2014

Are you tired of being at the end of the Carpool Line?

A year of Carpool Freedom!

No more arriving at school early to be the first in line!  You can bid for your own personal carpool spot for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Arrive anytime between 2:30 and 3:00 and breeze through afternoon pickup!  You will also have reserved parking for ALL DES events and reserved seating at your child's program nights.  

Auction ends at 2pm on Thursday, August 28th.  Please subscribe to see who wins.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2014-2015 PPA



  August 11th marks the First Day Back to School and the First Day students at Dalraida will call Mrs. Michelle Harris "Principal."  As you know, we lost 9 staff members at the end of the 2013-2014 school year and Mrs. Harris has been worked tirelessly to fill the vacant positions.  With new staff and students brings new changes within DES and PPA.   

NEW staff changes this year:
  1. Jennifer Griffith, Assistant Principal
  2. Danielle Butts, Counselor
  3. Keione Collins, Secretary
  4. Dana Pettway, 2nd Grade Teacher
  5. Ben Walker, PE Teacher
  6. Tammy Crane, BIP Teacher
  7. Susan Clayton, Gifted Teacher
New PPA changes this year:
  1. BooHoo to Yahoo Breakfast for Kindergarten Parents
  2. NO Fall Fundraiser for PPA (moved to Spring)
  3. New Spirit Nights starting in September
  4. New Recognition Program:  PAWsome Students, Teacher & Volunteer of the Month
  5. Monthly Duty Free Lunches for Grade Level Teachers
  6. Chips & Water Snack Pre-order
  7. CARPOOL AUCTION for 1st and 2nd spots in front and back!  
  8. Courtyard Cleanup
If you would like to volunteer for any of the above PPA programs, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (Subject line:  Volunteer Coordinator).

The Staff and PPA Board Members look forward to a successful year at DES.