Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Friday, November 17, 2017

With our staff in the midst of parent-teacher conferences, we always try to ease the stress of long days with an appreciative meal. Membership Co-Director and Staff Appreciation committee chairperson, Vicky Christos, has organized a simple sandwich-and-salad treat for Friday. Please consider donating items to make this lunch happen by signing up here: goo.gl/eo9Bfn. Drop off items in the main office no later than 10:00 AM on Friday. Thank you so much for your support!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Forms Due Friday, November 17, 2017

Our Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Fall Fundraiser is already under way! Order a dozen or two doughnuts and get them right before the Thanksgiving break! If you haven't already found the form in your child(ren)'s Thursday folder(s), then print out the copy below and get your treats!

Forms and payments are due this Friday, November 17. Remember that Friday is an early release day (classes let out at 1:20 p.m.). Orders can be picked up on Tuesday, November 21, or Wednesday, November 22, in front of the school. Look out for our PTSA fundraising table!

Box Tops – 1st Collection Results

Our first Box Tops collection was on November 1st, and the results are in! Drew students and families amassed 1,232 Box Tops labels! That’s $123.20 for our school! Way to go, Dolphins!

The top classes were:
Ahmed-Morton​ ​(1st grade)​ ​-​ ​217
Leichtling​ ​(4th grade)​ ​-​ ​207
Terry​ ​(Kindergarten)​ ​-​ ​165
Smith​ ​(4th grade)​ ​-​ ​135
France​ ​(3rd grade)​ ​-​ ​116

Students in the top class, Mrs. Ahmed-Morton’s, will receive certificates and pencils.

There are two more collections this year on Friday, February 16, and Friday, June 1. Thanks for your support!

Fall Book Fair – October 16-20, 2017

Co-chairs Angela Johnson and Consuelo Goodwin need a posse of volunteers starting this Thursday, October 12! Sign up for a shift or two at goo.gl/gvBazB. We really cannot do this without you! Thanks in advance!

Reach for the sky, varmints! The sheriff's coming to town with a stagecoach full of books! The saloon doors will open daily from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with parent/guest access from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Doors will also open on Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This fall features a pre-sale order of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, "The Getaway." Use the form below to secure your copy, which is expected on November 7, 2017!

Please limit your visit to the book fair only. The administration also strongly suggests that you do not disrupt instruction by taking your child(ren) out of class. If you are struggling to understand your child(ren)'s book wish list, please review their choices with them via our Scholastic site at goo.gl/VYtRLZ. You may also time your trip during your child(ren)'s classroom visits. Check the classroom visit schedule here.

Big Learning: FLES & S&E – Registration Extended to September 29

Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations' (MCCPTA) signature after-school programs are back at Drew for a 2nd consecutive year. Would your child like to learn French or Spanish? Do Science & Engineering (S&E) courses appeal to your child(ren)'s creativity? If so, then register for our upcoming course offerings by clicking here!  You can also contact Big Learning at 301-592-0861 for more information.

FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary School)
Classes begin October 9 (start date delayed)

  • French Beginner: Grades 2-5 (12 weeks)
  • French Intermediate: Grades 3-5 (12 weeks)
  • Spanish Beginner: Grades 2-5 (12 weeks)
  • Spanish Intermediate: Grades 3-5 (12 weeks)

S&E (Science & Engineering)
Classes begin October 12 (start date delayed)

  • Anatomy: Clue Club: Grades 3-5 (8 weeks)
  • Anatomy: Featured Creatures: Grades K-2 (8 weeks)

 All classes run weekly from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Availability depends on enrollment.  If you have any questions, please contact our Big Learning programs parent coordinator, Mrs. Irada Isayeva, at irada.isayeva@gmail.com.  See the full details by clicking the flyers below.

Pump It Up Fundraiser Recap

We had a ton of fun with everyone that joined us at Pump It Up on Thursday.  Thank you for your support and enthusiasm!  The kids bounced around, played Tug-o'-War, cooled off in the Cyclone Blast, and even had a snowball fight!

Your Drew PTSA hosts spirit nights and restaurant fundraisers approximately once a month.  Keep an eye out for flyers in your child(ren)'s Thursday folder(s) for upcoming events!

Pump It Up Fundraiser – Thursday, September 21, 2017

There will be no classes this Thursday, September 21, in observance of Rosh Hashanah.  If you're looking for a way to entertain the kiddos during this day off from school, join us at Pump It Up at 12210 Plum Orchard Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20904, from 4:00-5:30 p.m.  The cost is $8.50 + tax per child, and your Drew PTSA will receive 50% of the proceeds!  Please register and fill out a safety waiver in advance via www.pumpitupparty.com.  Review the official flyer below for all the details.  We've provided the safety waiver for your convenience, but you may also fill it out online.  See you there!

DTYCTS Day Recap

Drew dads rock! We had 125 father figures and their children registered for Drew's Dad Take Your Child to School Day! Your Drew PTSA provided the breakfast goodies and pitched in with the setup.

It was a heartwarming hour of bonding over breakfast and activities. Through our counselor's, Mrs. Allen's, activity sheets, kids had the opportunity to learn more about the male role models in their lives. One activity had both students and their role models tracing each other's hands and attempting to write messages while blindfolded! There was also a questionnaire to quiz students and their loved ones on facts about Drew and its staff.

We sincerely thank our male role models for showing their school spirit and commitment to Drew.  So many kids were also thrilled to be escorted by their dads to their classrooms.  Our students love when family members visit them in their classrooms, and dads make a special impression.

So, we know you're out there, dads!  If you find yourself struggling to volunteer or contribute to our school as much as you'd like, please reach out to us anyway and we'll do our best to find somehow for you to do it in a way that fits your schedule.

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