Originally delivered on 9/7/2021 8:48 pm

SUBJECT: September Dragon's Breath Newsletter

Dragon's Breath Newsletter
September 7, 2021
Message from the President

Dear DuFief Dragon Families,

On behalf of the DuFief ES PTA Board, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families. We hope you had a wonderful summer, and we are excited to get things back to normal after such an unusual school year.

Although this school year will be a little bit different than those in the past, please be assured that the PTA will find ways to support our students and teachers through these unprecedented times.

Lastly, the DuFief PTA would like to invite you to attend the Back To School Picnic on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm. It is located at the blacktop outside of the gym/cafeteria. Paisano's Pizza will be available for purchase and credit cards are accepted. Please bring your own water. The PTA will have a table set up and we will be available to answer questions.  Please consider joining the board.  We need you!  We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask outdoors on school campus in situations where social distancing cannot be guaranteed.

Dan Kaiser

PTA President

PTA Board

Please join me in welcoming the new incoming board members:

Dan Kaiser – President

Jean Wang – Treasurer

Wendy Eldred – 1st VP of Educational Programs

Kristinza Giese – Recording Secretary

Brandy Miller – Social Media Secretary

Allyson Mitchell – NAACP Parent Council Rep

A big thank you to the previous board members and volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make the 2020-2021 PTA sponsored events possible.  


The DuFief ES PTA is an integral part of the school. We are a non-profit volunteer organization which serves to support the students, teachers, and staff at DuFief Elementary School. I would like to encourage you to join our PTA. Joining the PTA does not mean you have to volunteer or serve as a board member.  This allows you the opportunity to participate in the decisions that impacts your child's education.

As a result of the incredible support from parents, teachers, staff and the community last year, we hosted DuFief’s Got Talent, fundraised for DuFief families in need through food drives, held coat drives for MCPS families, provided gift cards to show staff appreciation, and more.

This year we will be working hard to bring back all the wonderful events and activities while following MC/MCPS guidelines. With your support, we are considering the following events for this year:

Back to School PicnicCultural Arts Assemblies
Teacher AppreciationCoin Wars
Dudes & DonutsIce Cream Social
Book FairFamily Board Game Night
Talent ShowScience Fair
AuctionInternational Night

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Thank You

Thank you to Danielle Carrick, and to those who volunteered and donated to make the Welcome Back Breakfast a wonderful event. The teachers and staff appreciated and enjoyed it. This event would not have been possible without your help.

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