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August 11, 2020

Dear Dapplegray Families,
On behalf of the PTA, welcome back to our returning families!  To our kindergarten and new families: we warmly welcome you to the Dapplegray community!  
What is the PTA and who can be a Member?
PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association.  The PTA consists of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students.  We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem and wellness, build community, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.  We work in partnership with the Dapplegray Booster Club.
The PTA Board is made up of several officers and chairpersons; the association membership is made of parents, teachers, and students of Dapplegray.  Who can be a member of PTA? If you’re a father, mother, protector, guardian, grandparent, student, and/or a person who teaches, instructs, or works at Dapplegray, Elementary, you can become a member!
PTA Programs & Fundraising
The Dapplegray PTA is an integral part of our school. Our primary objective is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. Here are a few programs that we plan, sponsor and/or support throughout the year: Welcome Back Event, Holiday Boutique, Red Ribbon Week, Yellow Ribbon Week, Multicultural Day, Arts Alive, Read Across America, parent coffees, Donuts with Dearest, Diversity and Inclusion events and activities, Sweetheart Dance, Mock Election, Capitol Convoy, and Teacher Appreciation.
We are able to provide these activities because of the support of our Dapplegray families.  We fundraise through our annual membership drive, donations, and other passive fundraisers throughout the year.  We encourage you to give what your heart and wallet allow and please consider that some of our Dapplegray families are struggling financially during this time.  To quote the amazing Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery:  “There is no such thing as other people’s children.” We are all in this together.  Every penny of your donation goes back to Dapplegray and its students and teachers.
Membership Drive
Right now, our Dapplegray PTA Membership Drive is under way! I encourage you all to renew or start a new membership for only $12 per person.  Your membership gives you a voice at PTA meetings, access to the bi-weekly PTA newsletter featuring Dapplegray news and events, discounts at various businesses and – most importantly – you are supporting the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the USA.  Please click HERE to register and join Dapplegray PTA.
Becoming a PTA member does not mean you are expected to give your time at school; however, for our community to be strong, everyone’s participation is essential.  Many parents feel they cannot participate in the PTA because of work commitments.  Please don’t let that discourage you!   Whether you have 30 minutes or a few hours, your time, your ideas, your talents, and your voice are truly needed and appreciated.  There are endless possibilities for mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to contribute on campus and off campus, and we can match your time constraints and abilities to needed tasks.  I promise that the time and effort you give to Dapplegray and PTA will be well worth your while – and fun!
As we are all intimately aware, this year will look very different from year’s past.  That said, it is the mission of the PTA to support the educational and recreational needs of all of our students whether they are in the hybrid program, Distant Learning Academy, or independent study.  We will promote communication between the administration, staff, parents, and the community.  Accomplishing this goal takes the volunteerism of many, and we are very lucky to have a strong PTA Executive Board in place ready to meet the challenges we find our community in today.  
And, we still have space for you if you’d like to join the PTA Executive Board!  We would love for you to show your support by participating in the events and activities planned throughout the year whether they are virtual or in person when safe to do so.  We are diligently working on firming up the calendar of events, and as soon as we have some concrete information, it will be posted to the website, Facebook, Instagram, and sent to you via email. This year in particular, the calendar will be fluid; so please make sure to check it often.  In addition to events, we invite you to attend all or as many PTA meetings as you can.  Typically, meetings are held once a month on the second Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. on campus, but for now our meetings will be held via Zoom.  It is most likely that many of our traditional events will look and feel differently this school year; nonetheless, your time and involvement is essential to a strong and vibrant community.
I am looking forward to a year of growth as we learn how to navigate this school year.  I look forward to meeting you all at the first PTA Association meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. via Zoom.  Please contact me anytime about PTA  events, activities, or questions you may have.
We know this is not an easy time for our Dapplegray Families.  We want to do everything possible to make this year special and memorable for all of our Dapplegray students.  We may not be on campus together, but together or apart, we are all Colts at heart! 
Holly Woesner
Dapplegray PTA President

Please click on the graphic to register for Dapplegray and join PTA and Booster Club!
Welcome back Dapplegray families, faculty, and especially our children. As the new Booster Club President at Dapplegray Elementary School, I would like to welcome you all to our newest endeavor; the 2020-2021 school year, it will definitely be one we all remember because of the perseverance we grow along side of our children and their teachers. I would like to invite all of our families to get involved with the Booster Club this year. There are many ways to get involved; You can join the Booster Club at any membership level comfortable for your family. Attend a meeting and see the difference our Booster Club makes on our school campus first hand. You can volunteer at any of our events, once we have the official go ahead to have them. We have many welcoming opportunities to get involved & be part of this wonderful Dapplegray family. I look forward to working with the Executive Board this year to make sure our Booster Club is answering all the needs that our school and families are having. While also pushing through this year with our kid’s educational experiences at the forefront of all that we attempt to do to continue to make Dapplegray the special, thriving, one of a kind school that it is. Thank you to all the parents that have given hours of time & also monetary support to the Booster Club in the past! Your continued support has made Dapplegray the school it is! Have a great last few days of summer and rest assured...we will all get through this together! We are all Colts at Heart!

Desaree Briles
DESBC President 2020-2021

​Please click HERE to register for Dapplegray and to join PTA and
Dapplegray Booster Club.
Click HERE to be taken directly to the Dapplegray Booster Club website.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The 2020-21 Back to School Registration information is now available. Families are asked to complete the following items through an online process: District Forms (mandatory) - Annual notifications, updates and confirmations.

Click here to begin registration for the district:

Thank you.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

25 – Staff Welcome Back Lunch (Brown Bag)
26 – First Day of School.  Minimum Day. 
7 – Labor Day.  No school.
8 – PTA Association Meeting – 8:45 AM – Zoom
11 – Minimum Day.
15 – Booster Club Meeting – 6:30 PM
22 – New Parent Coffee – 8:45 AM – Zoom
28 – Yom Kippur.  No school.

Give to PEF before Aug 21 and receive a chance to win a gourmet dinner at a private home in Hermosa Beach! ($1500 value) See details above. Because of you, our Palos Verdes public schools will remain strong! Donate at or through your school registration packet linked above. #PVStrong

It's not too early to start planning for the 2020-2021 Reflections program! This year's theme is "I Matter Because..." Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:
- Unleash creative talents and be inspired
- Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
- Experience the fun and joy of making art
- Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
- Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Music Composition
Visual Arts.
Now is the perfect time for students to create an entry (or two or three or more) to submit in the fall.

The California State PTA award recipients for the 2019-2020 program, "Look Within," can be seen by clicking here

For additional information on Reflections, please click here.​

Use your Roots App when visiting these stores and our school earns money back! 
Lamppost Pizza  • Good Stuff • Yogurtland • Rock N Juice • Burger City Grill • Y'Not Burgers • Vegas Seafood Buffet • Marvin Cleaners •  Rick's Lube • 3 Little Cupcakes Cafe 
Download on the App Store or Google Play.​

Sign up at:
Select: Dapplegray PTA    Group ID#: 6493964
You must register (or renew) by September 1st

Register at: Dapplegray’s NPO number is 82450
• Click on “Community Contributions” then click on “Enroll Now.” 
• Have your Ralphs Club Card number available and register your card.
• You can also call 800-660-9003 to get your Ralphs Club Card number.

Office Depot will donate a percentage of your back to school purchases.
At checkout specify Dapplegray’s Elementary ID: 70013115

Amazon donates .5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the PTA.
All you need to do is click HERE 
and select Dapplegray PTA as your non-profit of choice.

Dapplegray Elementary
Palos Verdes Peninsula
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
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