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To promote the welfare of the Damascus Elementary School students by providing and facilitating academic and family-oriented activities which promote learning and strengthen the overall community.
To continue to build a strong parent-teacher partnership through a spirit of cooperation and open communication.
To continue to encourage parental involvement in all aspects of our students' education.
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Mission: We will develop excellent students at DES by respecting each other as learners and striving to do our best.
Damascus Elementary School
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Clip Box Tops - earn cash for our school!
Ink Cartridge Recycling
Plastic grocery bags
Help Our School Get Free Stuff By Saving Proofs From The Campbell Brands
Parent Helping Teachers Group is a drop-in volunteer opportunity, and you are welcome to come when you can.We meet from 9:30-11:30 am on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month when school is in session. We hope that you can join us!
2014: 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, and 6/5
The following can be dropped off in the lobby by the front office anytime:
Campbell Soup Labels
Mr. William J. Collins
10201 Bethesda Church Road, Damascus, MD 20872
Phone (301) 253-7080
Fax (301) 253-8717
PTA Email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 3-14 MSA Testing
March 12th - Wednesday Extended
Ordering for SPIRITWEAR due!
March 12th - Thursday
Order your no-sew poodle skirts and
50's greaser kits! Orders must be in by THURSDAY!
Our first Sock Hop is going to be a
And, don't forget - our silent
auction will also be going on!!
March 16th - Sunday
SCHOOL SKATE & ROY ROGERS Night
Skate Order Form
March 21st - Friday
1st Annual Sock Hop
(***ORDER your no sew costumes!)
March 28th - Friday
Box Tops are such an easy way your family can help raise money for our school! Lots of items, everything from pencils to playground equipment, can be purchased using Box Tops! Box Tops can be found in many products your family is already purchasing! Some popular products are General Mills, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Ziploc, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Hefty, Progresso, and Nature Valley....and many more!
Just a reminder:
All vounteers and visitors to Damascus Elementary are required to be scanned in. Please don't forget to bring Photo ID’s (Driver’s license) when visiting the building. Thank you!
DES PTA will be sponsoring our 1st Annual Sock Hop and Silent Auction on Friday, March 21, 2014.
In the past the Silent Auction was held with the Fall Festival and was a very successful fundraiser for our school. Proceeds are used to fund a variety of activities throughout the school year to enhance our students education and school community including:
Reading Incentive program
Technology for the classrooms
Staff appreciation events
Funds to offset field trip costs
Summer School Scholarships
We have begun to collect auction items from the community, but we need your help! We are asking the DES community for donations and would appreciate anything that you or your small business can donate to support the silent auction. We will also be putting together classroom baskets for the silent auction and a letter with more information will be coming home later this week.
If you have any questions, or would like to donate please feel free to contact Beth Walter at email@example.com Thank you for your support!
Girls on the Runis a nationwide, not-for-profit after-school program that combines training for
a 5K running event with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts. The
program is open to students in 3rd-5th grade. Space is limited.
will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30
- 4:45 , beginning March 4th. There is a 5K fun run
at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda on Sunday, May 18th.
Buddies (family/teachers/friends) can participate in the 5K for a $25
fee. Fun run registration for family and friends will be available on the
GOTR MOCO website after the program is underway.
Cost: The fee
for the program is $163. All families are encouraged to register regardless of
ability to pay the full fee. During registration, different payment levels will
be listed based on FARMS and household income. Full scholarships are available
for families experiencing financial hardship. The fee covers program
costs, snacks, program t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5K fun run, and 5k
is now online! Please visit www.girlsontherunofmoco.org to sign up your
Fridays at DES -Show your School Spirit!
Samples are in front of the office (as pictured above). All items are
brand and t-shirts are made of cotton.
Please find attached order form to
purchase DES Spiritwear. The sale
ends this Friday, March
This year we are offering the
The items will be in the last week of
March and will be sent home with your
- light pink t-shirt
- lime t-shirt
- green tie dye t-shirt
- kelly green hooded sweatshirt
black hooded sweatshirt
student. If the order
is too large to be sent home with your child, a phone call
will let you know that it is available for pickup.
Please contact Megan McFarland if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-482-0033.
Last Chance to Order DES Spiritwear!
Show your school spirit every
Friday and wear DES spiritwear!
If you haven't had a chance to get your DES Spirit Wear
order in, you're in luck!! The Spirit Wear sale has been extended through
Wednesday, March 12th.
MSA help for Thursday, 3/13th of this week
Hi all - we have an immediate need
for two volunteers to cover our hall monitoring on Thursday of this week.Please follow the link below to
signup for these spots. We are VERY grateful for your help! To view the sign up, go to:
Girls on the Run at DES by Melissa Flynn
Please send us your photos of the DES 13-14
We are looking for your photos of school events,
playground fun, Jump Rope for Heart, Classroom parties, Halloween parade,
Valentine parties, Bus stop shots, Movie Night,
Bingo Night Band and Chorus concerts, etc.
Ken likes to include as many candid photos of
many children in the yearbook as possible!
Especially for the 5th grade - we'd love to
at least one candid of each 5th grader.
So, look through your photos and send us
some of your great shots! Send them to Karmakvisser@yahoo.comor email@example.com
Also, if you take photos of the upcoming Ice Skating
event and Sock Hop & Silent Auction send us those too!
**Please just send us your best shots** - not 200
photos of the same event. It takes us quite a while to weed through all
the photos and layout the yearbook. Thanks for supporting our school!