Greetings Deerfield Parents!
As the newly elected PTA president, I would like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning students and families! To all of you, I look forward to making 2013-2014 a fun and productive year with the help of our amazing volunteers. Contact me anytime about PTA events and activities.
We are off to a great start!
Pledge Totals as of 12/5/13 – Just over $400 per lap
At 30 laps, that would be $12,000
Every student gets a T-Shirt so don’t forget to log in to the FunRun website and update your T-shirt size. www.apexfunrun.com
FunRun Date & Times
- Thursday, December 12th
- 8:10 – 9:10 am (4th & 5th grades)
- 9:25-10:25 am (6th grade)
- 10:40-11:30 am (Kinder)
- 12:35-1:35 (2nd & 3rd grades)
- 1:40 – 2:25 (1st grade & PM Kinder)
- You are all invited to come and watch or help out. Contact Terri Gilboy if you would like to volunteer to help mark laps for the runners. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here for More Information
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We are so excited to introduce you to this trimester’s only major fundraiser, the Apex Fun Run! The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks. The kick off began with a fun-filled Pep Rally this afternoon.
Please look for your child’s pledge kit lanyard that they will have received today. This year’s character theme is Apex Power Up! Students will go into space to learn what it takes to be a truly powerful and effective leader. The 5 Power Up qualities include:
- Positive Attitude
- Others First
- Work Together
During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run next Thursday, December 12th, to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or any other amount for each lap students run. All participants received an access code that allows you to enter pledges online at www.apexfunrun.com
The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving. All students receive an Apex jersey, are part of Team Days and participate in the Fun Run itself. We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event! Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!
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This year’s talent show is going to be very exciting! Tryouts are this Thursday after school in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Talent Show Dates to remember:
- 12/5 – Tryouts at 2:30 pm in the MPR (click here for a flyer)
- 12/16 – Rehearsal at 2:30 pm in the MPR
- 1/15 – Rehearsal at 1:30 pm in the MPR
- 1/22 – Rehearsal at 1:30 pm in the MPR
- 1/24 – Talent Show starts at 6:00 pm in the MPR
Any questions: Please contact Farrah Kahn at email@example.com
‘Have Your Voice Heard’
Deerfield PTA Survey
Dear Deerfield parents, teachers and staff,
We are now in our 10th week of the school year. We want to hear from you about your experiences with the Deerfield PTA, learn about your needs and consider your suggestions. The PTA is an organization that is set up to serve the needs of parents and teachers in our community.So, please take this opportunity to have your voice heard and influence future programming by the Deerfield PTA. You can also enter a raffle drawing to win one of two gift baskets.
Your responses will be completely anonymous. The contact information that you provide to enter the raffle drawing will not be associated with your survey. This information will be electronically recorded in a separate document.
As PTA board members, we look forward to hearing your voice!
“Lifetouch” is back as our vendor for Yearbooks this year.
Prices start at $20
Order forms went home today
Order Deadline: November 22, 2013
Order online at
with yearbook ID code:
Our first of two Book Fairs is coming to school next week. It will be in the MPR before, during and after school for three days.
- Tuesday – November 12th (7:30am – 3:30pm)
- Wednesday – November 13th (7:30am – 2:30pm)
- Friday – November 15th (7:30am – 4pm)
Volunteers desperately needed! To sign up, click on the link below:
Online orders can be placed November 10-27th
Orders are being accepted October 31-November 15, 2013 for our all new Spirit Wear!
- $15 – Navy & White Baseball T-shirt
- $10 – Gold, short-sleeved T-shirt
Click Here for a PDF of the Order Form
(Note: Order deadline has passed)
The winners for the 2013-2014 Reflections Art Program were announced today! Congratulations to all the winners as well as all of the participants. There were 6 different art categories and 3 divisions. Entries were judged by artists from Irvine Fine Arts Center and Irvine high school teachers. The winners are now moving on to the next Council level.
- Winners should come to the MPR on Friday, Nov. 8th @ 7:45 am for a Group Photo for the Yearbook
- Pizza Party with the Principal Winner – Mrs. Schmitz’s class (Grade 5) with a total of 9 entries
2013-2014 Theme – “Believe, Dream, Inspire”
Thank you to all the families and staff members at Deerfield that have participated in our Membership & Direct Donation Drive so far this year.
- 280 members
- $13,020 raised
It’s not too late to participate. Click here to print out a membership form or click here to pay online now. Your generous support helps pay for so many wonderful things that benefit all our children at Deerfield.
Who: 6th grade boys & their fathers or adult male role model
What: “Guy Stuff” Night
Where: Deerfield MPR
When: October 23rd @ 6:00pm
Coming up this Wednesday, October 23rd is a special night for all 6th grade boys and their fathers. Click here for a flyer with more details. Pizza will be served!