The 2016-17 yearbook design is under way!
Yearbooks are now on sale for $10 each! Dedication pages are $25 each. These pages are a great opportunity for shout outs and special recognition of your child, a group of children, team sport or the entire 5th grade class! Please see the order forms that were sent home in Thursday's take-home folders.
Orders are due by March 3rd.

Our Drew PTA sponsored a back-to-school staff breakfast during our educators’ pre-service week training.  This is part of our year-long staff appreciation efforts.  Many thanks to our Staff Appreciation chair, Mrs. Susan Milner, for coordinating the welcome back.08-24-16 - Staff Breakfast Spread

One of our major fundraising projects last year was to add to our 1st-5th grades’ current playground. Thanks to dedicated funds from the previous year’s PTA and this year’s efforts, we managed to procure several addons for the current playground structure. The play area is limited and perhaps deserving of a larger future campaign to improve its offerings, but we hope our investment brings joy to many, many children for years to come. The new structures were added on August 3, 2016.

Our staff is amazing, so when they submitted classroom wish lists, we had to deliver! We were able to honor the requests of 10 classrooms. Two are not pictured–$150 gift card for Ms. Bohlinger’s classroom and a rainbow rug for Ms. Park’s classroom. We hope this helps to alleviate the out-of-pocket costs our teachers shoulder year after year and that our children enjoy the exciting new resources.

The 2015-2016 graduating 5th graders were treated to yearbooks courtesy of the PTA. Our plan is to establish a yearbook gift in perpetuity to all graduating classes as a treasured memory of their time at Drew. We highly encourage students and parents of all grades to pitch in. When your time comes, you’ll have plenty of experience to make your class yearbook a smash!

The keepsakes were designed by the following group of determined 5th graders, parents, and teachers:

Students: Nina Allen, Sydney Allen, Alexa Avila, Nathan Cho, Samantha Jaffe, Joseph McCudden, Yas’Lyn Muhammad, Anushka Poddar, Afreen Reza (cover artist), Hermela Sebhat, Cristal Solomon, and Hisham Virk.

Parents: Savena Allen, Kristy Cho, Farzana Huq, Julianne Jaffe, Anne Pulja, and Humaira Virk.

Teachers: Ms. Barry (5), Ms. McKiernan (5), Mrs. Schlueter (5), and Mrs. Schneider (5).

Congratulations on a beautiful yearbook, and happy trails in middle school!

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