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: Drop off items in the main office no later than 10:00 AM on Friday. Thank you so much for your support!

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!

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  See the full details by clicking the flyers below.

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.

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

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