Originally delivered on 5/1/2023 9:21 am

SUBJECT: May Dragon's Breath Newsletter

Dragon's Breath Newsletter
May 1, 2023
Important Dates


5/3 - Cultural Arts Assembly (Prakriti Dance)

5/4 - Talent Show

5/8 - 5/12 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/10 - Last Day to Order Yearbooks

Tuesday, June 6th is our next PTA meeting at 7:00 pm on Zoom. 


Meeting ID: 729 623 5187

Passcode: dragons

Are you interesting in serving on the PTA Board next year?

Click on this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/X4Xud9i9vCDbaKYx5

Cultural Arts Assembly

Prakriti Dance is an innovative performing company that showcases the Indian Dance form Bharata Natyam.

Check out their website to learn more about them.

This is a PTA funded school assembly.

 Come see the talent of our amazing DuFief Dragons!

When: Thursday, May 4th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: APR

Pizza will be served starting at 6:00PM, $2/slice.

For more information, please see the Talent Show website.

Dear DuFief Families,

National Teacher and School Staff Appreciation Week is May 8th-12th. We have planned a bunch of activities for this appreciation week and we need your help to make it a success. 

We especially need your help with:

1.  Donating Gift Cards:
Donating gift cards -(Link)-- we need 70 gift cards to ensure that each DuFief staff member receives one.

2. Volunteer opportunities to help make the week run smoothly (link)

3.  On May 9th, students will be asked to bring a flower or two for their teacher or a DuFief staff member.

4.  On May 11th,  students are asked to write your teacher and any other DuFief staff members a note or draw them a picture telling them how much you appreciate them.

**Please see the flyer above for the full schedule of DuFief Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week activities.**

Thank you for helping us make this a special Appreciation Week for DuFief staff.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

DuFief PTA Sunshine Committee

karentsarev@gmail.com, bobbiwgardner@gmail.com, jacqui.bardill@gmail.com

May 10th is the deadline to order your yearbook!

Use this link to order your copy.  

Questions?  Please email Betty Ball: ball.betty@gmail.com

To all of you who came out to Dogfish Head Ale House!  Collectively we raised over $1500!  Thanks to Brandy Miller, who organized this amazing Dining for DuFief event.

To all of the volunteers who came to our 2nd Beautification Day and those who donated their snacks and time.  

We planted two trees, planted flowers, trimmed, pulled weeds, and laid out 20 cubic yards of mulch, all before the rain came! 

To all of the families who contributed to the First Grade Family Earth Day Breakfast! 

Thanks to the Sunshine committee for helping coordinate all of these great events for DuFief staff.

Jacqui Bardill, Bobbi Gardner, and Karen Tsarev make up this great team!

Thanks to Leilani Micalizzi for organizing DragonFest. The kids had a wonderful time. 

A Reminder from our PTA Treasurer!

Dear Parents and Teachers,

We would like to remind you that the PTA fiscal year ends in June. Please submit your reimbursement request prior to June 15th in order to receive your reimbursement on time.  Thank you!

Valentina's family recently posted an update on her journey:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-valen-beat-the-c-word.

Dragon Swag

These two spiritwear shirt designs can be found on our membership website: https://dufiefpta.membershiptoolkit.com/store/9813

MCPS - Free, On-Demand Online/Virtual Tutoring Available for All Students, K-12


Seasonal Roots

Welcome DuFief Elementary School! Scroll down to join for just $25 + earn a $20 donation for DuFief ES students

Website: https://www.seasonalroots.com/DuFief/

It's time to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to start earning $$ for DuFief Elementary School. VIC cards can be linked to up to 5 schools, but you must sign up each year. 

Last school year, 22 families earned $217.91 for DuFief just by linking their VIC card and shopping at Harris Teeter. 

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Parent Resources
Contact Your Board

President Dan Kaiser - dufiefpta@gmail.com

VP Ed. Programs Wendy Eldred - dufiefscience@gmail.com

VP Comm. - Open

VP Social Events - Open

Secretary Kristinza Giese- kristinza23@gmail.com

Treasurer Jean Wang - jeanwang.pta@gmail.com

Social Media Brandy Miller - brandymiller.pta@gmail.com

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