Next PTA General Membership Meeting - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7pm in the DOES Media Center. Interested in learning about the PTA and what it does? Do you want to get more involved but aren't sure how? The Dayton Oaks PTA holds 4 general membership meetings throughout the school year. They are a great opportunity to learn more about important topics from the administration, hear about upcoming plans from the PTA, and participate in the decision-making process. We will be providing more information about the open board and committee positions for next year and voting on a few budget amendments.
DolFun Run Purchases: The PTA is working together with the administration to complete the purchase of the alternative seating options and the books to create more culturally diverse classroom libraries. In
addition, we have decided to devote some of the money, in conjunction with funds received by the school, to purchase an electronic LED sign for the entrance to the school. This will allow more effective and timely communication updates for our school community! We will be presenting the
options for this sign as well as a budget amendment to allow the PTA to contribute these funds at the next general membership meeting 2/27.
PTA Open Positions Next Year, 2019-2020: We would like to get a jump start on filling open positions for next year's PTA. This will ease the transition by allowing those interested in the officers or chairperson positions to learn the ropes from the person currently in that position!
For more details see Job Description of PTA Executive Board Positions and Committee Chairs in the PTA Website under “Publications” and/or contact Ellen Sowry at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the board or committee of interest. We will also be discussing and providing information about any unfilled positions at the next PTA General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 27.
JA (Junior Achievement in a Day) - Tuesday, February 26. Please show your support by volunteering in your child's classroom or by assisting the PTA with contributions to the volunteer breakfast and lunch that day. A sign-up will be coming out soon.
Reflections Reception for all participants - Wednesday February 27, 2018 from 6:30-7:00pm (prior to PTA General Membership meeting) - Congratulations to all the students who participated in the PTA Reflections program. We are very excited that two of our students won at the county level and are now moving on to the state contest. Liam Olson came in second at the county level in the Intermediate Division for Literature and Alec Sun came in third at the county level in the Primary Division for Music Composition.
Culture Night – Wednesday, April 3, 6:00-8:00pm: Save the Date! Mark your calendars for this evening of cultural food, entertainment, and enrichment! Families are encouraged to wear the traditional clothing of their culture. We invite families to represent their culture by sharing food, a short performance,or cultural items. Please contact Hailing Zhang (email@example.com) if you are
interested in representing your culture at the event or if you have any questions.
DolFun Run Dance Party – Let’s give a big shout out to Carissa Bayer, Ginger Picker and the volunteers for a fun and unforgettable dance party on January 25! Thank you to all our DOES students, families and staff! Our successful fundraising campaign would not have been possible with your help and involvement.
Join the PTA: Go to the membership link on our website: https://daytonoakspta.org/membership/ to print the form or join online using PayPal.
Earn Cash Back for DOES:
Thank you to everyone who brought in box tops and helped make our contest a success! Keep bringing in boxtops (please check expiration dates!) Stay tuned for the next contest!!
Food on the 15TH: Thank you to all the wonderful students and parents that have made the last several months of Food on the 15th such a success!! We are so thankful for our Dayton Oaks Families!! As we go into the winter months, we would love it if you could send in some extra non-perishable foods with your kids as donations tend to drop during these next few months. We will accept any items but here are some suggestions:
Grains: Pasta, Rice, Mac and cheese, soups- dried or canned (no ramen noodles)
Proteins: canned chicken, tuna, peanut butter, beans
Vegetables: canned peas, corn, mixed veggies etc., Fruit: canned peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail, oranges, pears etc.
Breakfast Items: low sugar cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars
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: is available year-round through our online store, http://www.daytonoaksspiritwear.com/. Check out all the fun t-shirts, shorts, pants, hoodies, sweatshirts, polos, bags, and much more!
Special Education: Make sure to follow Howard County SECAC on Twitter and Facebook as well as check the website for updates.
Under law, Howard County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) advises the school system on the needs of students with disabilities.
Memory Books: Call for Photos! There were and are lots of fun activities during January & February- chorus concert, band concert, dance party, kindness challenge spirit days, lunar new year celebration, fit family event, and Valentine's Day activities. Please send any pictures from those events to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include grade level and description. We will do our best to include as many photos as we can but there is no guarantee that every photo sent will be included in the memory book. Thank you!
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.
YOGA Develops focus, flexibility, strength, and coordination through yoga poses, stories, songs, drawings, and games. Classes enhance energy while teaching children how to remain calm and centered. Children learn basic movements in a fun, relaxed setting. Benefits increase patience, posture, confidence and self-esteem. Poses are learned individually, with partners, and groups. To register for classes, please visit www.KaizenFitnessUSA.com