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APEX FUN RUN is on Thursday, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Deerfield Elementary PTA is happy to announce that we have partnered with Apex once again for our Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. The kick-off rally for all Deerfield students will be on Friday, February 10, and the actual Fun Run will be on Thursday, February 23. The amazingly fun and inspiring Apex team leaders (led by Jere Bear!) will be on campus through February 24, making daily classroom visits for leadership and fitness lessons and playing with the students at lunchtime. 

We use a 52:48 (Deerfield Elementary PTA: Apex) profit sharing model, and had an amazing Fun Run last year with a net profit of over $20,000. We are counting on your participation once again in this year’s Fun Run. The money raised will fund important enhancing programs/activities such as school assemblies, technology improvements, classroom teacher support, etc. Please review the attached parent letter and pledge information. Students will also bring home the on-line pledge codes. Please spread the word to family members and friends anywhere in the world to help to sponsor your student for this event! We will accept on-line, check and cash payments. 

Please sign up on your kids grade slot to help out on that day for Lap counting or Water passer. Thanks for your support & help. Parents are welcome to cheer up too!!!!!! Click here to sign up on the SignUpGenius website.

For more info, please email PTA Fun Run chair, Rosy Pradier, at rosyjesu@hotmail.com.

Click here for parent letter and pledge information:  APEX Info / APEX Pledges

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WE NEED YOU on our PTA Executive Board

Deerfield Elementary is a special school because of the incredible support and involvement of our community and, in particular, our PTA.  Simply put, we cannot run an extraordinary school without YOU!

This is the time of year when we begin to put plans into place to support our students and priorities for next year.  Specifically, we are looking for parents who are willing to step up to serve on our PTA Executive Board.

Serving on the PTA is an important and wonderful way to provide service to our community that directly supports your children and improves our school.  Our PTA Executive Board works closely with our staff to prioritize needs and support programs at Deerfield.  Our current PTA Board has built  positive momentum in propelling Deerfield to advance safety, technology and academic support to our students…let’s keep this going!

If making a difference for our kids is important to you, please consider stepping into an Executive Board position.  Whether you stay at home full time, or work full time, we need your support and can find a place for you to serve!

If you would like to help by serving, or would like to recommend someone, please email us at info@dfpta.com.

Click here for more information:  PTA Executive Board

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Deerfield’s extraordinary Green Team is moving forward in its efforts to promote environmental awareness through a new recycling program.  Over the break, a Recycle Bin was installed in the front of our school next to our advertising banners.  Community members are encouraged to drop off any unwanted shoes/clothing/textiles for recycling.  The bin is available for drop-offs every day/all day…just place items in the bin and they are picked up at the end of the week!  Deerfield will receive a percentage of money back to the school based upon the number of pounds collected.  Please limit items to cloth textiles (no toys or other household items please).

Click here for information:  Going Green Recycling 

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Send a message to your child in the Deerfield yearbook!!! Shout Out Messages are available for purchase in this year’s yearbook for only $5!!! Please see the attached sample of our Shout Out Message page. If you would like to purchase a Shout Out, please turn in the attached order form and payment into the office. Please contact Jennifer Schmidt, PTA Yearbook chair, at katchmar2001@yahoo.com with any questions.


Yearbook Shout Out Example

Shout Out Order Form

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President’s Message

Presidents’ Message
Dear Deerfield families,
Welcome back to all of our returning Deerfield families and a warm hello to the
new families who are joining us. I hope you’ve had a fun and relaxing summer and
look forward to a new school year! Along with Principal Dr. Julie Hatchel, Assistant
Principal Amber Smith, and our super star teachers and staff, the Deerfield
Elementary Parent Teacher Association (Deerfield PTA) is excited to kick off
another unforgettable year.
The Deerfield PTA is looking forward to continuing our long tradition of providing
enriching and vital support to the Deerfield community at large. Many of our
favorite programs will return this year, including the Reflections, Yearbook, Jog-A-
Thon, assemblies, Book Fairs, Dine Out Nights, and several Family Fun Night events.
In addition, the Deerfield PTA will continue to render classroom support through
teacher grants and salary supplements for selective classified staff.
In order for all of these wonderful things to happen at Deerfield, we need your
support and assistance, especially via fundraising and volunteering. Thank
you to all of you who have already and continue to share your resources and
volunteer hours to our organization, our teachers and most importantly, our
students! If you’re new to Deerfield or haven’t yet joined our efforts, please make
this year the year you make a difference and get involved! For starters, please
visit the PTA Welcome Tent during the first week of school to sign up for
membership and volunteer opportunities, and to simply say “hello!” We’d love to
meet you! We’ll also be selling the Deerfield Yearbook at a discounted price at the
Throughout the school year, please be sure to check our PTA website
(www.dfpta.com) which will be updated with the latest and greatest in PTA news,
programs and various sign-ups. Also, if you’re a Facebook user, please like our page,
Deerfield Elementary PTA (https://www.facebook.com/Deerfield-Elementary-PTA-
1450082448556787/), and you’ll be connected to PTA updates.
Thank you for all your advocacy efforts on behalf of the Deerfield PTA. Without
you, we would not be able to serve Every Child with One Voice. Best wishes to all
of us for a fun and productive school year! Go Falcons!
Laura Lodin
PTA President

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