DES Science Fair Rescheduled for Monday February 9, 2015

UPDATE: Due to another meeting affecting many of our DES families that was rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 2nd due to the snow day Jan. 27, our science fair will now be moved to Monday, February 9th.  Set-up will take place on Friday, February 6th.  More details about specifics will be coming home later in the week. 

The science fair is an opportunity for your child to work on a science project at home and then share this project at school.

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Bingo Night Rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Chase away those winter blues with a fun evening of bingo at Damascus Elementary School. There is no charge to participate in bingo night – all supplies and prizes are provided by the PTA. Pizza, soda, water, chips and candy will be sold by the 5th grade to help raise money for their end of year celebration.

You can pre-order a whole pizza for your family and save $6 off the per slice price. Just complete the form and return with payment by Thursday, January 29th. If you already submitted an order, it will be filled for this Friday unless you contact Megan McFarland to cancel it. Megan can be contacted at

Print the Pre-Order Pizza Form

We hope to see everyone there!

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Clean Off Your Book Shelves and Donate to the DES PTA Book Sale!

In the beginning of February students will receive a packet to participate in DES PTA’s first annual Read-a-Thon. The Read-a-Thon will take place February 6-20. As an additional fundraiser and to give children some new inexpensive books to read, we will also be holding our first annual used book sale. The book sale will be held for students during recess on February 9-11. On Wednesday, February 11 the book sale will be open to the public from 5:30-8:30pm. Please watch for more information coming home about both events.

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Come Up…Up…and Away…With the Damascus Elementary School PTA!

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Find out about important school events and issues through PTA meetings, emails, and newsletters!

Support DES teachers and staff –
The PTA provides funding for classroom resources and staff appreciation events to support our teachers and staff!

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New Staff for 2014-2015

Please help us in welcoming new members of our Damascus family – we are thrilled that they are joining us!

Bree Barrick – Third Grade Teacher
Jenny Blakely – Third Grade Teacher
Brad Warner – Fifth Grade Teacher
Robb Wainwright – Reading Specialist
Marcella Williams – General Education Paraeducator
Kathleen Drosdzal – School Community Based Paraeducator

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Hello Damascus Elementary School Families!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful, relaxing summer. I know that school is the farthest thing from everyone’s minds right now. Believe me, I’m right with you, but I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the PTA board and share a little bit about ourselves. My name is Laurie Murtaugh and this is my second year as PTA president. I have a 5th grader and 1st grader at DES and a 7th grader at Baker Middle School.

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