Where has the time gone?

Update from Your PTA Co-Presidents:

We cannot believe that we’re three-fourths of the way through the school year! Where has the time gone? We want to thank our wonderful parents, faculty, staff and students for making 2015–2016 such a terrific year at Daniels. Because of you, the PTA has been able to support our students, school and community in many critical ways.

A lot has happened at Daniels during the third quarter! The Blue Jacket Jamboree committee organized a great family night, which raised approximately $17,000 for PTA programs that benefit all students at Daniels.Thanks to Sally Tanner, Alli Corsmeier, Katherine Connell and Missy Summerlin for chairing the Blue Jacket Jamboree. Thanks also to all of our parent volunteers who made the event such a huge success.

Our Teacher Appreciation committee did an excellent job providing treats for our teachers and staff. Throughout the week they were treated to breakfast, a snack bar, cookies and a hot chocolate bar and a delicious catered lunch from Jason’s Deli at the end of the week. The staff was so happy and appreciated all that the PTA did for them. Thank you to all the parents for making it possible!

Our Cultural Arts Committee arranged for a painter to come to the Blue Jacket Jamboree. Dan Nelson spent the evening capturing the spirit of the Blue Jacket Jamboree in a fabulous painting. This piece of art is displayed in our front entryway for everyone to enjoy. If you did not get to see Dan in action painting, come by the school to see the finished masterpiece!

Our Academic Boosters hosted a breakfast for 650 2nd quarter honor roll students. Krispy Kreme doughnuts were enjoyed by all. Third quarter honor roll students will be honored on April 22nd. Our Hospitality Committee will help to provide refreshments for our upcoming Honors nights. Our 6th Grade Orientation Team will host the rising 6th Grade Orientation on May 12th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The 8th Grade Celebration committee will sponsor fun celebration activities towards the end of the year including the 8th grade dance on Friday, June 3rd and a fun-filled day on Thursday, June 9th.

Lastly, our Nominating committee is hard at work recruiting volunteers for next year’s Executive Board. Please contact any of them – Sara Katherine Little (sarakatherine.little@gmail.com), Lindsay Mickle (lindsay.mickle@gmail.com), Pam Howard (pam@georgehoward.net), Amy Merriman (amytmerriman@gmail.com) or Nancy Bromhal (nbromhal@yahoo.com) – if you’re interested in serving Daniels in this capacity or if you know someone who would be a great addition to the PTA team.

In closing, we wish to extend a very special thank you to this year’s Executive Board. Amy Fullbright, Keena Katzenbach, Holly Camak, Tammy Peatross, Kathryn Hoover, Jennifer Elam and Beth Carey have worked tirelessly to accomplish our goals for the year. To the volunteers mentioned above and the many, many other PTA supporters, thank you for making our jobs so easy. It’s your commitment to our community that makes Daniels the fabulous place it is for our children! Have a wonderful rest of the year!

Julie Hardesty  (juliehardesty123@gmail.com) & Katie Lyon (katie_lyon@yahoo.com)

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