October & November Updates

PTA Meeting – Wed. 10/22 (7pm-8:30pm)

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US TO HEAR IUSD SUPERINTENDENT TERRY WALKER SPEAK ABOUT COMMON CORE STANDARDS at Deerfield PTA’s first meeting of the Year! All Deerfield Elementary families and friends are invited to attend so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this important topic. If you would like to register to for free childcare, go to this website http://www.evite.com/l/kNn4ubpUeK.

Pizza Party Challenge

The classes that have 100% PTA Membership by October 31 will WIN a PIZZA PARTY!!! We encourage every parent at Deerfield Elementary School to support our children by becoming a PTA member. Annual membership dues are only $15 per person!

Pizza Party Challenge Flyer

2014-2015 Yearbook Cover Contest

Entries are Due: 11/7/14

2014-2015 Theme: Deerfield Stars

Design this year’s yearbook cover. The contest winner will receive a FREE yearbook. Print the flyer below for more details.

Yearbook Cover Contest Flyer

APEX FunRun coming this November

We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in the Apex FunRun again this year as our major fundraiser!   The Apex program will be with our students from November 3, 2014 to November 14, 2014 teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school. We also want you to know that WE HEARD YOU and your valuable feedback regarding last year’s event, our first with Apex, and we are working closely with Apex to make improvements to the experience this year. Click here to read more about the APEX FunRun.


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Red Ribbon Week

On Monday, October 20th, we will kick off Red Ribbon Week at Deerfield Elementary School. We will be participating in Pennies for Prevention – so remind your children to look for pennies everywhere and bring them to school next week! Click here to open a flyer with the full list of the Red Ribbon Week’s activities.

This Wednesday, October 15th, is “Ruby’s Night” for Deerfield Elementary from 2pm to 9pm.  Dine at Ruby’s and a portion of all food and non-alcoholic beverages will be donated to Irvine Prevention Coalition for community and school-based prevention.  Click here to open a Ruby’s flyer that you will need to bring with you.

On Sunday, October 26th @ 5:00 pm – Anaheim Ducks will be hosting a Drug Free Family Night in celebration and support of Red Ribbon Week. Discounted tickets available. A portion of each ticket will be donated to the So Cal Region of the DARE officers Association. If interested, go to the webpage below for more info and to buy tickets. Enter the special code “REDRIBBON”.



Red Ribbon Week Flyer


“Ruby’s Night” Flyer

Posted in Red Ribbon Week

Fall Box Tops Drive

Our Fall Box Tops Drive is here October 13th through October 22nd!

Just bring at least 10 trimmed and current Box Tops in a zip lock bag labeled with the student’s name and teacher. Unlabeled Box Tops will go into a general fund.  Expired Box Tops will be discarded.


  • A small treat for every student that brings in at least 10 Box Tops
  • The K-3 grade student who submits the most Box Tops will receive a small gift
  • The 4-6 grade student who submits the most Box Tops will receive a small gift
  • The class with the most Box Tops submissions will receive a popcorn and popsicle party

Collecting Box Tops & the Box Tops for Education Program

Box Tops is all about the difference YOU can make.  Last year our school earned $1,200.50 through the Box Tops program, so let’s start clipping!

Contact Michelle with any questions.  Email to:  BoxTops@dfpta.com


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Pancake Breakfast & Yard Sale


Deerfield will be holding our 1st
Pancake Breakfast and Yard Sale on
Sunday, October 12th from 7 am – 12 noon right here at school.

Come support your school by purchasing a $5 Pancake Breakfast or donating items to be sold at our Yard Sale.

Donation items can be dropped off on Friday, October 10th at the front of the MPR from 2:45 pm until 6 pm. No drop off of items on day of event. Pancake BreakfastYardSaleBannerPlease only gently used items. And we can not accept mattresses, large furniture or large electronics (i.e. TVs, etc.).


Any questions, please feel free to contact Tina Baron:   tntbaron3@gmail.com

Print Flyer to purchase tickets with cash or check

Purchase tickets online and/or volunteer to join in the fun!

October 13th Update:  Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this a fun and successful event that raised approximately $1,200 for the school. 

Posted in Pancake Breakfast

Message from the President

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September Slime Challenge!!!

Help your child’s grade win a chance to SLIME Ms. McKeown!!


  • The grade with the largest total PTA contribution for the month of September gets to dump a bucket of slime on Principal McKeown in front of the whole school!!
  • Make your annual PTA contribution of $100 or greater during the month of September and get a free Deerfield Spirit wear T-shirt!

The Deerfield PTA Fall Direct Donation Drive is typically our largest fundraiser of the school year. This year, we are kicking the year off with our September Slime Challenge! Your PTA contributions pay for programs that enhance your child’s educational experience, enjoyment, and overall safety here at Deerfield Elementary. 100% of the money you donate will go toward the programs that directly benefit your child.  Click here to download a membership packet or click on the Join or Donate button on the right.  If you would like to help out with any PTA events, click here to fill out a volunteer form and a PTA representative will contact you.

 Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

November Update

4th graders are the winners of the September Slime Challenge with a total of $2,595 in direct donations!!  

Membership Banner

Click Here to Join or Donate Now.

Posted in Direct Donation, Membership