Your Drew PTSA partnered with the school administration to identify areas of need for technology resources. After Mrs. Means-Harris informed us that the School-Community Based (SCB), speech pathology, and media center staff could benefit from upgrades to their communications technology, we immediately decided on iPads. We hand delivered 6 iPads and protective cases to a very ecstatic bunch of educators. We sincerely hope that these tools will help to improve communications and enhance instruction for our children with special needs.

The PTSA elf has struck again!  Eighteen staff members were greeted by gift cards, supplies, teaching manipulatives, and even furniture on Thursday morning, August 24, along with a personalized card.  We had many more requests this year than last year, but we were still able to procure substantial resources for all recipients.  We are helping to offset out-of-pocket costs that many staff members include in their annual budgets to make their classrooms educational and fun for our children.

We also managed to stay just under budget by spending $1,497.48 of our allocated $1,500.  While it may be simple to donate money or in kind on your own, your Drew PTSA coordinates the effort to ensure that staff members' needs are addressed, funds are allocated appropriately without sacrificing other budget requests, and gifts are delivered on behalf of our entire PTSA community.

Check out the pictures of all the resources courtesy of the 2016-2017 PTSA administration.  The Dewalt power drill kit for Mr. Macías and his building services staff is not pictured.

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.

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