Category: Events

Event announcements and information

DTYCTS Day! – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DTYCTS (aka Dads Take Your Child to School) Day is upon us! Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19, is the official day. Your Drew PTSA is proud to partner with our new school counselor, Mrs. Nadine Allen, to organize and sponsor the event. Please join us for doughnuts, coffee, and activities with your children in the All-Purpose Room at 8:25 AM before school starts. Last year's celebration witnessed more than 100 father figures, and we expect this year to top that.  Fathers and other male role models/guardians (e.g. grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, big brothers, etc.) are invited to attend.  See you first thing in the morning!

To find out more about the Dads Take Your Child to School event, visit

BOGO Book Fair – April 24 to April 28, 2017

Our annual Buy-One-Get-One Spring Book Fair is coming to the Media Center the week of April 24-28!  Daily hours are from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day.  We will host evening hours from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, for parents to join their children at the fair!  The fair will be open that evening during our 3rd annual Dolphin Dance in the all-purpose room.

Note: Outside visitors to the book fair are not allowed during the school day.  Please encourage your children to bring home wish lists after their class's preview and send the right amount of money with them when they return for purchases.  You can also take advantage of the Friday evening hours to shop with your child.  Thank you for your cooperation!

We are recruiting volunteers to help make our fair a success!  Please sign up here!  It takes a village!

March Madness Fam Jam – March 11, 2017

We've partnered with 5 other PTAs to bring you a fun, free basketball family event on Saturday, March 11. As a recent idea, it's taken a lot of work in a short amount of time, and now we really need your help the day of the event! Please sign up here to help with concessions and PTA tables and as referees or even an announcer/play-by-play MC!

We're also scouting for basketball players of all ages--students, parents, and staff! Each school will feature 4 teams (4 players per team) that will compete in an exciting friendly tournament against other schools! Want to see your child shoot 3s? How about our parents and staff members dunk? Are you itching to put on your Lebron jersey and show us your king-sized moves? Sign up HERE and now! Space is limited! See the official flyer below!

March Madness Fam Jam Official Flyer

International Night and Silent Auction – March 10, 2017

Showcase your culture and share your multicultural talents at our annual International Night and Cultural Talent Show on Friday, March 10, from 7-9 p.m. at Drew! Decorate a table with a project board display of national icons, costumes, literature, photos, and more!  You may also serve food and drinks, but please remember to provide serving containers, utensils, and napkins.  And, if you or your children would like to sing, dance, or display a cultural talent during our talent show in the all-purpose room, please sign up by clicking here!

Please consider donating items for themed baskets that we will auction off to raise money for playground shade structures.  Check out our flyer below for grade level themes and suggested donations! Then, look for the Silent Auction table during International Night!  You can bid on gift baskets and experiential items.  Experiential items will feature lunch bunches, crafts, and other exciting activities with teachers.

03-10-17 - International Night and Silent Auction Flyer

Clothing Drive- Jan. 6th through Feb. 3rd

Monday, January 9th through Friday, February 3rd

Clean the closets, organize the house and support Drew! The Clothing Drive is beginning soon! Bring clothing, bedding, shoes, kitchen items, games, books and more to Drew! Collection boxes will be in the main hallway. Drew PTA will be paid per pound for items. Value Village and Unique Thrift Store Items will resell the items with all proceeds donated to the National Children’s Center.

See the Clothing Drive Flier for collection details.

General Membership Meeting – December 6

Please join us for our second General Membership Meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 6, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Media Center. We are delighted to welcome MCPD Officer James McLain to speak about cyberbullying and Internet safety. Please click here for the official flyer.

Light refreshments will be served. Child care will be provided by our very own Academy Child Development Center for potty-trained children aged 5+.

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