<<April 2015>>


Upcoming Events 

4/3 – Student/Teacher Holiday

4/6 –  First Makeup Day for Inclement Weather

4/9  – General PTA Meeting @ 6 PM and Dennis Lee 

4/10 – Deputy Store

4th  10:30 AM

  2nd 10:55 AM 

 1st 11:20 AM 

 3rd 11:45 AM 

4/20-24 – STAAR Testing/Volunteer Vacation

4/23 – Spirit Night @ TBD


Volunteers of the Month



Jenny Fang

Jill Rashdi

Audrey Wagner 



Amy Gremillion

Saee Kulkarni

Amy Lu 



Weimin Mao

Brandi Pocsik

Kereny Villanueva



Julio Mota and Gabriela Beltran

Karen Mathias

Elissa Reed



Sarah Lueb

Jenny Sideris

Jill Studley



Chad Prochaska



Fran Carsner

 Jessica Harper


Welcome to Daffron Elementary PTA


General PTA Meeting and Dennis Lee (Thursday, April 9 at 6 PM)

PTA will host a quick meeting to announce and approve the PTA Executive Board for 2015-2016 followed by Dennis Lee's performance.

He's back - and this time, he's seeking a real treasure!  Come join us to see Dennis Lee and Nana Puddin'!


     Daffron 2015-2016 Executive Board

The Nominating Committee includes Kathy Kokal, Jessica Harper, and Connie Prochaska. This committee submits the following nominees for the 2015-2016 school year.  

  • President: Michael Grant
  • 1st Vice President - Programs: Shari Hopkins
  • 2nd Vice President - Membership: Cecilia Haksar
  • 3rd Vice President - Ways and Means: Eugenia Sideris
  • 4th Vice President - Communications: Lavina Kayyal
  • Secretary: Open
  • Treasurer: Carol Jennings 

The nominees will be presented for approval on April 9 at the General PTA Meeting. If you have any questions or comments, please contact please contact Michael Grant at president@daffronpta.org


The Daffron Spring Food and Money Drive (Friday, April 10) 

Daffron's 5th Grade Students Thinking of People are sponsoring the Daffron Spring Food and Money Drive. Minnie's Food Pantry will be the beneficiary of all the food and money collected. Minnie's is located in Plano. It is the largest food pantry in Plano and provides healthy meals, red carpet treatment, and encouragement to every person they serve.


Minnie's is in urgent need of grocery store gift cards! They also need healthy, non-perishable, non-expired food items with intact packaging. Money is also appreciated! The most requested items include the following: peanut butter, jelly, kids snack items (Pop Tarts, Jello cups, granola bars), canned meats (tuna, stew, and chili), boxed mashed potatoes, pasta, pasta sauce, beans, rice, bleach, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies.


The founder of Minnie's Food Pantry, Cheryl "Action" Jackson, was the winner of Good Morning America's "HOME" Hometown Contest. In addition to the recognition, DreamWorks donated 50,000 meals to Minnie's Food Pantry. See Minnie's website at www.minniesfoodpantry.org for additional information.


Please bring your food items, money, or grocery store gift cards to school on Friday, April 10th!.



  Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art is a unique fundraiser that celebrates your child's creativity. Select the logo to access the Square 1 Art website. Orders will be delivered soon. You can also contact Square 1 Art at 888.332.3294 to access your child's artwork from a previous year.


Daffron Senior Reception and Senior Scholarship 

The Daffron PTA invites former Daffron students from the Class of 2015 to celebrate their graduation by visiting with old friends and former teachers at Daffron. Please join us on Wednesday, May 13 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at the Daffron Elementary School Library. Please select the graduation cap to see the invitation.

To be considered for the Daffron Senior Scholarship, the application must be received by May 1, 2015. Please select the picture above for additional information on the Daffron Senior Scholarship.  


      Box Tops for Education - Earn Cash for Our School!

Thanks for bringing in your Box Tops and Label for Education. Please contact Jill Rashdi at jillmarigold@gmail.com if you have any questions. 


2014-2015 PTA Life Member Award Recipients   

For over 90 years, Texas PTA has made available the honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award as one of the highest honors that may be presented to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth. Daffron is extremely proud and honored to award a Texas PTA Life Membership to the following individuals.

Coleen Difiglia, Kathy Kokal, and Andy McDowell

If you have any questions, contact Celeste Latham at membership@daffronpta.org . 



You can still order your yearbooks online by selecting the photo above. If you do not see the link to order the yearbook, please look at your previous orders to see if you have already purchased a yearbook.

Please email pictures for the yearbook to daffronyearbook@yahoo.com within two weeks following the event. 


Registration Forms  

It isn't too late to join the PTA. Please complete the following for the 2014-2015 school year. 

1. Daffron Elementary PTA Online Registration opens August 1 at 5 PM - Click Here to Start

If you updated your information on daffronpta.org after 7/1/14, please revisit the site and confirm your information as new forms are available now.

  • Join the Daffron PTA and pay for your membership
  • Make a donation to the Daffron PTA
  • Complete your mandatory student directory release forms
  • Sign up to volunteer (We need everyone's help!)
  • Note you can pay for your online purchases using PayPal (You do not need to create a PayPal account. Any questions regarding PayPal should be directed to PayPal, as we can NOT access your personal information.

2. PISD Volunteer Application - Click Here

  • Complete your volunteer application
  • This needs to be completed every school year 

3. Daffron eNews - Click Here

  • Register for Daffron eNews
  • Receive email updates throughout the school year 

If you have any questions, please send an email to questions@daffronpta.org 


Daffron's New School


Between Spring 2013 and August 2014, Daffron went through extensive remodeling that increased the school size by over 10,000 square feet.  Enjoy your new school!  



If you have any questions, please send an email to questions@daffronpta.org