Letter from the President...

Happy New Year!  I hope the holidays were restful and that most people are staying well during this awful flu season!  Remember to help educate at home about washing hands and covering our coughs!

I want to thank each and everyone one of you for the ways in which you supported Dripping Springs Elementary and our fundraising goals to replace the upper elementary playground!  WE DID IT!  The playground will be installed in March of 2018.  We are all very excited!

I know that fundraising is sometimes difficult to swallow because it is yet another thing to ask of our community but it is so incredibly important.  I know people assume that our tax dollars can cover it all and they do cover quite a bit but it is also important to recognize that fundraising along with volunteer support is necessary to help enrich our school.  The PTA is not just a group of parents and community members that have a lot of extra time to donate.  In fact, the people involved in the PTA are juggling quite a bit but they do this because they feel passionate about giving back to our school and our children.  If you feel passionate about our school then come to a meeting.  Our next meeting is February 22nd at 8am.  If you are like most parents, this time conflicts with work or you have small children at home but you still have a heart for our school.  There is still a way you can help.  Please reach out to me at I’d love to hear from you and there is always a way to help our school.  

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.  We are grateful to those hearts that care!  Thank you all for everything you do to enrich our children’s lives.

GO TIGERS!                                                          ~Shelly Dennison, DSEPTA

THURSDAY at 6:30pm, DSE, FEBUARY 8th, 2018 

This is our PTA's 4th year to host a free family science night for our community of learners.
Please come out and see the awesome Mad Science presentation, followed by hands-on, interactive scientific displays with our very own DSHS students. If any families or communities would like to share a science aspect with our families, we have lots of tables and you can exhibit something too (contact
The DSE Science Vocabulary Parade will also take place this same day (during school), so don't forget your student's science themed ensembles for this special parade!

BOOK FAIR is coming!

February 12th-16th at DSE

VOLUNTEER sign up here



purchase here

February 14th, 2018

Link here for party times



Teacher Appreciation 
February 16th, 2018!/showSignUp/20f0e44a8ad2ea3f49-youare
Congratulations Participants!!!

Primary Photo
Excellence: Abigail Hugo, "Nature"
Merit: Rylan Dennison, "A Mirrored Heart"
Intermediate Photo
Excellence: Kolby Dennison, "Adventure Ridge"
Merit: Lana Hargraves, "Big Grasshopper, Small World"
Merit: Kolby Dennison, "Globe of Lights"
Primary Visual Art
Excellence: Annika Revill, "The Lifesaver"
Merit: Abigail Hugo, "To Teach"
Merit: Zora Dziak, "Imagining My Dreams"
Intermediate Visual Art
Excellence: Evan Witherspoon, "Art Country"
Merit: William Tait, "Reach for the Stars"
Merit: Kyra Tilley, "Grasp of Personality"
DSEPTA hosted the Apex Jingle Run in December of 2017. Due to the generous donations and indefatigable running of our students, we raised enough money to replace the upper grades playground at DSE. There have been some modifications to these designs, but generally, this is what the playground will look like after a planned Spring Break 2018 install. Thank you parents and community for pulling together to make this goal a reality. The students are so excited for a new place to play!
To donate to DSEPTA, click here!
To JOIN PTA click here!

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