2nd Annual DRAGON DASH 5K Road Race

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For a second year, we bring back a neighborhood 5K race that begins and ends at Davis Hill Elementary School.

Everyone is welcome – avid runners, couch potatoes, walkers, strollers, leashed pets, even bicycles!

Prizes to top runners in each class!

  • Before October 4th: $25pp (includes shirt) OR $20pp (no shirt)
  • After October 4th: $30pp, No shirt included

Registration/Sign-In / Tshirt Pick Up at Davis Hill

Either Friday, October 16th @ 4-6pm OR Sunday, October 18th @ 10:30-11:30am.

To volunteer to help us run the event, please see our SignUpGenius link here.

To register to run, please go online here.  Or to save online fees, please print out this form (both sides) and send it in by TOMORROW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH to receive a Tshirt with registration.

Any questions can be emailed to us at davishillpta@gmail.com.

See you at the starting line!



The 2015-2016 Board Members Are:

President: Christina Soderman

Vice President (Enrichments): Deanna Yahres

Vice President (Volunteers): Allison Lowe

Treasurer: Lisa McCarthy

Secretary: Sajel

You may contact us in any of the following ways:

Post: Davis Hill PTA, 70 Jamieson Rd, Holden, MA 01520

Email: davishillpta@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davishillpta.ma?ref=hl

Website:  www.davishillpta.com

Or call the school and ask school secretary, Mrs. Pat Johnson, to please leave a message in the PTA mailbox: 508-829-1754.

The dates for the 2015-2016 PTA Meetings

  • are different nights of the week
  • on alternating months,
  • at different times
  • in Room 237

 Wednesday, September 23rd @ 7pm

Monday, November 9th @ 3:45pm

Tuesday, January 26th @ 7pm

Thursday, March 2nd @ 3:45pm

Monday, May 16th @ 7pm

Babysitting is provided during the meeting free of charge.

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Days Until Fall Festival!








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 davishillpta@gmail.com

Collection Date / Food Collection Theme / Fun Theme

October 7th / “Cereals & Fruit Juices” / Pajama Day  (Students wear their pajamas to school.)

November 3rd (Tuesday) / “Holiday Dinners” / Backwards/Inside Out Day  (Students wear their clothes backwards or inside out!)

December 2nd / “Soup’s On!” / Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal to School Day

January 6th / “Canned Fruits & Veggies” / Crazy Hat-Crazy Hair Day

February 3rd / “Bunches of Lunches” / Mismatch Day

March 2nd / “Quick Dinners” / Sports Day (Students wear shirts from their favorite sports team.)

April 6th / “What’s for Breakfast?” / Pajama Day

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!

This year, the School Store will be open on the first Friday of the month, October – May:

October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th,

January 8th, February 5th, March 4th, April 1st, and 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.

See Box Tops For Education’s latest contest to easily win up to 5,000 free boxtops for our school here!

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 dates of the 2015-2016 Box Top Raffle Drawings are:

(Fridays) September 25th, October 30th, November 20th, December 18th,

January 29th, February 26th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, and June 17th.

For more information about Box Tops for Education and eligible products, please see their website.

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:

Sunday, October 18thDAVIS HILL DRAGON DASH 5K ROAD RACE (Register)

Friday, October 23rdFALL FESTIVAL

Fridays, November 13th, January 15th, and March 11thFAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS

Saturday, December 5thWINTER SPORTS SWAP

Wednesday, December 9thHOLIDAY FAIR

Friday, February 26thGIDDY UP GALA

Friday, April 8thARTS & SCIENCE NIGHT