What We Fund
DFES PTA works hard to raise funds that provide every child at DFES with the tools they need to reach their social, emotional, and academic potential. Due to COVID-19 and our unique virtual learning environment, this year’s project funding looks different. When we return to on-site learning, we will add additional support as those needs are determined.
Literacy Support Teacher. Our Literacy Specialist works with individuals in small groups to ensure equitable access to the curriculum, improved cooperative work in classrooms, and middle-school readiness.
Art for All Grades. Through school-wide art classes, students learn to express their creativity using various mediums and materials, transforming our art room and school hallways with their colorful artwork, which is showcased to the community on Art Night.
Funds for our Educators and Staff. We support our dedicated public school teachers and staff by providing funds they can use for everything from field trips to magazines, books, carpet cleaning, supplies, and more. We also support teachers’ professional development like National Board Certification.
Handwriting Tools. Handwriting without Tears helps children learn the basics of writing with joy – a foundation for learning and communicating in all grades! (On hold during distance learning.)
Learning Tools. In this time of virtual learning, DFES PTA’s support of online educational tools is more important than ever. The PTA pays for the DFES subscription – available to all students – for this amazing resource for science, math, grammar, social studies, and more!
Communications. We are implementing ParentSquare – an online communication platform for our community. You are also looking at our newly developed website!
Community Building. DFES PTA organizes and supports cultural and seasonal events celebrating our diverse community. We have also Invested in anti-racist and inclusive programming for our parent education nights.
Outdoor Education Program. DFES has beautiful school gardens and a state of the art outdoor classroom. In our hands-on environmental science program, children grow herbs and vegetables and learn to cook and dry herbs to make herbal teas. DFES PTA supports this program through supply funding.
Summer Planning. DFES PTA supports our teacher leadership and principal in strategic planning sessions in the summer to start the school year off in unity.