PTA News Splash

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:55pm

Next PTA General Membership Meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7pm in the DOES Media Center.  If you have any questions or concerns before then please reach out to Ellen Sowry at or any other member of the board.  


DolFun Run Purchases: In the last General Membership Meeting in November, the PTA presented the plan to purchase flexible seating options and multicultural classroom libraries in order to address the needs indicated by our teachers and families.  For more details, please read 1-10-19 PTA News Splash.


DolFun Run Dance Party - January 25, 2019: Save the date! We hope you can join us in celebrating our success!


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


PTA Waiver: This waiver is required to be completed once a year for each family and covers all PTA sponsored activities throughout the year. If you haven't had a chance to complete this waiver, please do print. it from  and send it in to the front office.


Earn Cash Back for DOES:


Food on the 15TH: Please help us stock up the shelves for our next delivery! Please send in your donations to school with your children or whenever you come into the school.  For more information, see 1-10-19 PTA News Splash


Special Education: Our January meeting will be Jan 14th (moved from the 28th) at the same location.  It will feature special education advocates giving 15-minute IEP/504 advice/review sessions.  There will be a sign up for times at the December meeting.  See 1-10-19PTA News Splash for more details.

For more resources, see  “Special Education” on the DOES PTA website. 


PTACHC (PTA Council of Howard County): Serves the 73 PTA groups of Howard County by creating a unified voice to advocate for children and education. The council meets monthly with members from each school to discuss important topics and monitoring upcoming legislative issues that can impact our quality of education. For more information go the DOES PTA website look up PTACHC under “Community”.


Dayton Oaks Spirit Wear: Check out all the fun t-shirts, shorts, pants, hoodies, sweatshirts, polos, bags, and much more!  To order, go to


Memory Books: Please send photos from field trips and school events to labeled with the event and your child's name and grade. 


DOES PTA After School Program: New Year, new after school activities- check out all the great options. Go to “After School Activities” on the PTA Website for a complete listing and to register.


Cricket League: Is your son or daughter interested in learning how to play cricket?  See 1-10-19PTA News Splash for more details.