PTF Meeting Highlights

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Eat at The Trails, Help a Dailard Family

Happy summer, everyone.

Dailard student Danika Shick is fighting brain cancer, and The Trails Eatery (by Keil’s) is hosting a week-long fundraiser to help her family. Dine at The Trails any time during the week of July 15 to July 21 and present the flyer below, and Stacey Poon-Kinney, The Trails owner and a Dailard parent, will donate 20% of your transaction to the Shick family.

The Trails has breakfast and lunch every day, and dinner Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Enjoy your meal–and don’t forget to bring the flyer! Download it here: Dine Out at The Trails

Thank you for your support.

The Last Dailard PTF Weekly Update of the Year!

Wow! We’re at the end!

Tonight–Friday, June 7–is our last Friday Night Lights on the Dailard back field. Bring your blankets and chairs for a picnic; the movie Wreck It Ralph starts ~7:30 PM. Subway will be selling sandwiches, too!

Tuesday, June 11 is the last day of school. Don’t forget there will be early dismissal at 12:15 PM.

It’s not too late to register for Dolphin Summer Day Camp! Email us if you have any questions.

Thank you, everyone, for all your support this year. It has been a pleasure serving you. Have a safe and happy summer!

Wednesday Update–May 29

We can count the remaining number of school days on our fingers now… but we’ve still got stuff going on at Dailard!

This week, Beverly Fitzpatrick officially steps in as Dailard’s new principal! Be sure to say hello!

If you missed the PTF Wrap-Up Meeting last week, check out the slides from the presentation. You might find the survey results especially interesting. And if you haven’t filled out the survey yet, please do so! We are still interested in your thoughts and will take all input into our summer planning and budget meetings.

Friday, June 7 is the last Friday Night Lights of the year! Bring your chairs and blankets to a picnic on the back field and watch Wreck It Ralph with all your friends from Dailard. Download the flyer for more details.

The Volunteer Tea is Thursday, May 20 (tomorrow) at 10:00 AM in the Multipurpose Room. Thank you, volunteers, for your hard work, your help, and your interest in our children.

Friday, May 31 is our last Friday Flag right after drop-off in the quad. Wear your blue!

Weekly Update–May 9

The latest issue of Dailard Days has been published. Download all the news here.

The PTF wants your input about how to best serve the Dailard community. Take the 2013-2014 planning survey online here. If you have already taken the survey, you’ll probably want to come to the PTF Wrap-Up meeting on May 21st to see the results.

Don’t forget! Elections to the PTF Board are next Tuesday, May 14th, at the PTF Board meeting at 5:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room. If you are interested in filling a position next year, be there!

Open House is next week Thursday, May 16th. Come out to visit the teachers, see student work, catch a student show, shop at the book fair, and have dinner. It’s a wonderful way to spend an evening.

Registration for Dolphin Summer Day Camp is picking up speed. Pre-registration prices are in effect through Friday, May 31st; book your student’s session and reserve your space before general registration prices kick in! For more information about session dates and topics, and how to get started, visit the Dolphin Summer Day Camp page. You can register, enroll, and pay entirely online if you want. It’s never been easier!

Weekly Update–May 2

Can you believe the end of the school year is upon us? Does your mind whirl when trying to remember all the things we’ve done since September? Come to the PTF Wrap-Up Meeting Tuesday, May 21st, for our year-end review. We’ll have pizza and someone to watch your children if you need it. (Download the flyer for your refrigerator so you don’t forget!) Until then, if you just can’t wait to speak up about the PTF to the PTF, we’ve thoughtfully provided an outlet for your feedback about our programs and services. Take the 2013-2014 Planning Survey online here.

The Dailard DADS Golf Tournament is Sunday, May 5th–that’s this weekend! Sign up yourself and a friend at the event webpage here.

PTF Board Elections are Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room. Several positions (Activities & Events, Secretary, Technology, Visual Arts) are up for re-election; want one? Make your case and make your mark! Contact President Cherie Slinger at if you are interested.

Open House is Thursday, May 16th. Come by, have dinner, watch a show, meet the teachers for the next grade level… Everyone will be there!

Weekly Update–April 25

Friday Flag! Wear your Dailard shirts on Friday, April 26th, and stick around after drop-off for our monthly school meeting.

Saddle up for Spring Fling this weekend! Western Days await you Saturday, April 27 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM! Get your tickets for games, food, and the raffle and don’t forget to check out our silent auction baskets–if you haven’t heard what our biggest auction item is yet, be sure to ask around!

The PTF survey is now online. We use your input in our planning decisions for the next school year. Please take a moment to fill it out and let us know what you value and how we can help you better.

And if the thought of the survey has piqued your interest… Have you thought about really speaking up and joining the PTF Board? Several positions are open for next year. Contact President Cherie Slinger at and let her know you are interested, or join us at the next PTF meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 PM in the teacher’s lounge. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday Updates–April 17

Spring Fling is here! Lots to look forward to, and lots to do…

  • Come help assemble silent auction baskets Friday, April 19th at 6:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room. Pizza! We’ll have pizza.
  • Bring your cake walk donations and student decorating contest submissions to the Teachers’ Lounge before school on Friday, April 26.
  • PLEASE sign up to volunteer at the Spring Fling itself. We need your help to make this event a success!

Details about the event and how to help available here.

To celebrate Earth Day, Dailard DADS are collecting aluminum and glass recyclables before school Friday, April 19. Bring yours by and they’ll cart it off. Win-win!

Thank you, everyone, for clipping and submitting all your box tops! They add up in a big way to help our students, and now the Box Tops 4 Education program has added even more services to fund our school. Visit their website for more information about their online programs. Just a click away!

The 2013 PTF Survey is live! Please take a few minutes to fill it out; your feedback influences what programs we plan for the next school year, and we hope to hear from as many parents and teachers as possible. Survey results will be announced at the end-of-year meeting May 21st. Thank you for your time.

Activities and Events Meeting April 2013

A&E Meeting Notes – April 9, 2013
7:50 AM, Multipurpose Room

  • F&E – Waiting on check to be received
  • Friday Night Lights – Next movie night June 7th? (Friday before school ends)
  • Box Tops – Waiting on check to be received
  • Run Club – Status quo
  • Holiday Bazaar – Looking for new Co-Chair
  • Jogathon – Awards assembly this Friday the 12th. Classroom winner was from participation/total laps. T-shirts being picked up from Dlux today. Getting poncho from Dicks Sporting for McDade to wear.
  • 5th Grade – Made $1670 in UT sales. 5th Grade Parent Meeting this Thursday at drop off. Announcement will be made in Wed. updates.
  • Arts & Culture – looking for new chair for Art Wall etc
  • Yearbook – Front office already resigned Lifetouch for next year. Future years will need to coordinate with office if we want to change vendors. Deadline for yearbook orders is this Friday. May have a 2nd co-chair.
  • Spring Fling- Ticket packets due by April 25. Always Bouncin – owner is a Dailard DAD offering an amazing deal for us including insurance coverage. BBQ Food Truck is giving back 10% under $750 sales and 15% if over. Teachers to encourage site. We are under budget ($7,000) and will have spent $3,100
  • Auction – All classroom basket donations need to be in by April 19th. We will be putting the baskets together at Dailard on April 19th from 6pm.You can give basket donations to Danielle Lourey (or drop off in parent room marked silent auction classroom basket)
  • Raffle tickets will be sold Monday April 22- Friday April 26th before and after school. American Girl Doll, Keurig, and Legos
  • Everyone please get the word out about Comic Con Passes (two 4 day passes worth $175 each, priceless since they are completely sold out)

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 14, 7:50 AM, Multipurpose Room

Wednesday Update–April 10

YEARBOOKS are for sale, but not for much longer! Get your orders in! You can order online through PaySchools or you can download a printable form and submit it with payment to the PTF mailbox in the front office or to your child’s teacher by FRIDAY, APRIL 12. Please do not delay!

Purchase your yearbook online here.

Download your yearbook order form.

Jog-a-thon Awards Assembly
The Jog-a-thon Awards Assembly is Friday, April 12 at 1:30 PM in the quad. Find out who won the Jog-a-thon prizes and see if your name is pulled in the raffle! Special Guest Mr. McDade is coming, too. Did we meet our fundraising goal? Will he be turned into a giant ice cream sundae? The suspense! It burns!

Spring Fling
The Spring Fling is in full swing! Western Days is the name, and the Rodeo is our game! Flyers were sent home with presale ticket information for food and games, and for raffle tickets. We’ve got some great prizes this year, and our silent auction items are not to be missed! There’s a super secret special item up for our silent auction that we can’t even put on our website, so ask around to try to find out what it is. We are dying to tell you!

We’ve also got pressing needs for volunteers to assemble the silent auction baskets and staff the event. Our basket assembly party will be Friday, April 19th at 6:00 in the Multipurpose Room (pizza will be served). And please visit our sign-up page and pick a time to volunteer at a game or booth during the Spring Fling itself. We want this event to be a success! With your help we know it will be!

The latest issue of Dailard Days has been published! Click here to read the April edition.

Weekly Update–March 28

Happy first night of Spring Break! You all deserve this break from school; make the most of it.

Wednesday, March 27th, parent in the Dailard community met with Area 4 Superintendent Dr. Marian Kim-Phelps regarding the process for selecting our next principal. The parents discussed what professional and personal qualities and experience they would value the most, and chose a committee to participate in the candidate interviews and selection latClick here for a copy of the expected selection process timeline. Dr. Kim-Phelps invites you to email her at if you have any questions or comments about this significant transition for Dailard families.

We’re at the tail end of Yearbook season! The absolute last day to purchase a 2012-2013 yearbook is Friday, April 12. You may order one online at Dailard’s PaySchools page (click on the PaySchools image to the left on this screen to visit that page), or you may download an order form and submit it with payment to the front office or your child’s teacher. Email if you have any questions.

Registration for the 2013 Dolphin Summer Day Camp is now OFFICIALLY and good and truly open! We have four different tracks for each of six sessions (Grade Levels 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and Sports), and each session has its own theme. Spots are limited, so don’t delay! Enjoy a pre-registration price of $180 per student per week (with a sibling discount of $25 per week!) now through May 3. Saturday, May 4, prices rise to the general rates of $200. You’d absolutely hate to miss it.

Visit the Dolphin Summer Day Camp page for more information, and to register. Email if you have any questions.