Davis Hill PTA Needs YOU!
This school year is going to be super exciting! We are bigger and better than ever and we are looking forward to this 2016-2017 school year! Now that we have an all new Board set into place, these creative minds are already working with fellow parents and teachers to grow our school and community even more. There are lots of fun events coming up so please be on the look out for volunteer sign up sheets and the electronic Sign-up Genius. It’s a great way to be active in your children’s lives, meet new parents and be an intricate part of your community. Not to mention it is a lot of fun and create lasting memories.
Interested in finding out who the other parents are in your kid’s class? Post on our Davis Hill family FB! This is a group created and run by a DH parent. It is not an official DH PTA group, but has a lot of info and is usually pretty up to date. Plus the chatter is always welcome as it is a laid back and friendly community for our parents to get to know one another! Feel free to search out your child’s classmates. Set up after school play times or plan to meet up during vacations! If you’d like an event created message the admin, I’m sure she’d be happy to accommodate ; )
This is a great source of info at your fingertips! I’m always amazed when I see a question posted and within minutes there is a helpful answer from another parent!
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PLEASE BE ADVISED: Social media is NOT the place to vent about assignments, teachers or ANYTHING that is directly related to schoolwork or incidents that happen during school hours. Please see your child’s teacher or Principal Norton for all such type grievances. Thank you!
Want all the info with none of the chatter? Check out our official DH PTA page…
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What does the Davis Hill PTA do, exactly?
- Community Events sponsored by the PTA include: Our 3rd Annual Dragon Dash, Fall Festival, Holiday Fair, Family Movie Nights, Arts & Crafts Night, Teacher Appreciation luncheons, Our Spring Celebration, and more!
- Student Fun like The School Store, Spirit Wear Sales(adding some exciting new items), Food Pantry donation collections.
- Our PTA pays the busing costs for all field trips.
- Our PTA provides Enrichment programs for each of our grade levels. This past year, we were able to provide three programs per grade – the highest supplemental programs of all Holden elementary schools! Examples of Enrichment programs have included: Birds of Prey, “Physical Changes of Matter” and “Rocks & Minerals” by The Discovery Museum, The ZooMobile, ImprovBoston, and many more!
- Our PTA supports student programs like “Bullying Prevention,” Autism Awareness, and others.
- Our PTA supports our teachers and staff with classroom equipment where requested.
Please consider volunteering
in order to keep these great traditions alive at
Davis Hill Elementary School!
Days Until Last Day of School!
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YOUR 2016-2017 Board Members Are:
President: Sherry Skeen
Secretary: Kirsten Smith
Treasurer: Elizabeth Dionne, CPA
Director of Enrichments: Kate Connor
Director of Volunteers: Michela Sarcia
You may contact us in any of the following ways:
Post: Davis Hill PTA, 70 Jamieson Rd, Holden, MA 01520
Or call the school and ask school secretary, Mrs. Pat Johnson, to please leave a message in the PTA mailbox: 508-829-1754.
The final date for the 2016-2017 PTA Meetings
- in Room 237
Dates will be determined in September.
Babysitting is provided during the meeting free of charge.
We support the Wachusett Food Pantry by taking food donations on the first Wednesday of every month, September – June. In fact, our school is the biggest single donor to the pantry, after their main fundraiser The Holden Road Race.
We collect non-perishable, non-expired food items of any kind but for fun, we have a “Theme” each month with a corresponding fun theme for the kids that participate. It is an excellent opportunity for our students to contribute to our greater community and have fun at the same time!
If you are available on Wednesday mornings, please consider helping collect & transport the food from Davis Hill to the pantry’s West Boylston location! Email us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection Date / Food Collection Theme / Fun Theme
May 4th / “Cake-Brownie Mix” / Spirit Wear Day (Students wear their favorite “Davis Hill” shirts, shorts, or pants.)
June 1st / “Drinks & Drink Mixes” / Crazy Hat-Crazy Hair Day
Once each month, thanks to a dedicated volunteer, Ms. Andrea Olson, the “School Store” is open with items available for purchase to the students. A table is set up outside the cafeteria during lunch times and after eating, students are allowed to peruse and shop for various items. Folder, pencils, erasers, “grippies,” bookmarks and the like are available. This year, Ms. Olson is excited about adding new items to the store, so keep your eyes out for some cool new things for sale!
The FINAL School Store will be open on May 6th.
Please see the calendar for School Store Dates and reminders and updates will gladly be posted on our Facebook Page.
Note: This service is referred to as the “School Store” in order to differentiate it from the “Spirit Wear” sale where items of clothing (Tshirts, flannel pants, sweatshirts, etc.) with the Davis Hill logo are available for purchase at separate times.
Simply have your child bring clipped Box Tops for Education Labels to the school. Volunteers will submit the counted labels to General Mills, who in turn give us ten cents for each Box Top! This may seem insignificant, but with all of us working together it adds up quickly.
For every submission of 25 box tops (in zip-lock bags or on the downloaded sheets), your child will be entered to win a Raffle drawing that is held on the last Friday of every month and announced during morning school announcements!
The final dates of the 2015-2016 Box Top Raffle Drawings are:
(Fridays) May 27th, and June 17th.
Or you can do your online shopping through their website and our PTA gets a donation every time!
Special Events Planned for Our School, Sponsored by the PTA:
Saturday, June 4th – FORE! THE KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT