PTA News Splash 10/4/18

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:06pm

We had a wonderful turn out at our first PTA General Membership Meeting last Wednesday 9/26!  Thank you to everyone who came out in the storm to support the PTA.  We were able to approve our budget for the year, which can be viewed on our website at  


Our next General Membership meeting will be held on November 28th!  The mission of the PTA is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  We would like to make sure that every family at Dayton Oaks feels welcome and included!  Please reach to out to our president, Ellen Sowry at with any questions, ideas, or concerns you may have!


Join the PTAGo to the membership link on our website: to print the form or join online using PayPal.


FUN RUN: The DolFun Run fundraiser kicked off today! Check the Thursday folder for all the information. Please get registered online. Donations in checks/cash are encouraged. Please remember to fill out the PTA PARTICIPANT’S WAIVER so your child(ren) can participate.


FOOD ON THE 15TH:  Please help us stock up the shelves for our first delivery! Please send in your donations to school with your children or whenever you come into the school.  Collection bins will be in the front lobby. These are suggestions.  We will accept any item:

Kindergarten - grains - pasta, rice, mac & cheese, (no ramen noodles) 

1st Grade - soups - canned or dried (low sodium)

2nd Grade- proteins - canned chicken, tuna, peanut butter, beans

3rd Grade - vegetables - canned peas, corn, mixed veggies, etc.

4th Grade- fruit - canned peaches, pineapples, oranges, fruit cocktail, etc.

5th Grade- breakfast items - low sugar cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars

RECC- grains - pasta, rice, mac & cheese, (no ramen noodles)

* We need drivers to deliver food on October 11th. Contact Lorie Brewer at if you are willing to help out! This is a great volunteer activity the whole family can be a part of! 


Box tops/cashback for schools 2018:

Congratulations to the following winners from September’s 'Back to school' box tops contest!!! These students won a $10 giftcard to a store of their choice:

  • RECC- Haleigh Boothe and Mia Morgan
  • K- Alaylah Jefferson and Logan LeBlanc
  • 1st- Erena Pickens and Kaiden Kowalski
  • 2nd-Kya Siperko and Eli Schreiber
  • 3rd- Raina Ruby and Liam Olson
  • 4th- Ashley Rodell and Suriya Kalirai
  • 5th- Jack Willets and Nathan Williamson


We had such great success that we decided to hold another drawing for all box tops collected during October and November.  Check out the updated October "Ghouls for Schools" Form on the PTA website under the “FORMS” tab .


Please turn in your completed Sheet (or put your box tops in a baggie and return) for a chance to win a DOES t shirt, gift cards and more!  One winner will be drawn from each grade!  The drawing will be held Friday November 30th! Please be sure to put your name, teacher, and grade on the form or on the baggie with your box tops. If you have any questions, please email:


sMILE Trackers (Golden Sneaker walk/run program): The grades have started their race across the map of the U.S with several leaving the state of Maryland.  Ask your child or check out the map in the school's front lobby to see the progress.  5th grade helped adult volunteers test out the "EZ Scan 2" app to track laps & sMILES.  After ironing out the kinks, we are excited to start implementing the program with all the grades.  Want to get in on the action?  Come help and cheer for your child on Thursdays during their recess.  Take the opportunity to enjoy lunch with them beforehand/afterwards. Click here for more info or to get involved!  


Dayton Oaks Spirit Wear:  is available year-round through our online store,  Check out all the fun t-shirts, shorts, pants, hoodies, sweatshirts, polos, bags, and much more! 


DOES PTA AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES: Fall after-school classes at DOES are beginning! Go to “After School Activities” on the PTA Website for a complete listing and to register.


SPECIAL EDUCATION: Check out these resources, community support groups and activities for families and students. Go to “SECAC” on the DOES PTA website. 

MEMORY BOOK: Please send photos from the first day of school, the Ice Cream Social and any upcoming events to labeled with the event and your child's name and grade.