Dranesville PTA Newsletter

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Happy New Year! Welcome back to school. We hope you had a relaxing break….and now for the fun stuff!


Save the Date for Science Night, February 22!

Science Night


On February 22nd, join us for a fun-filled night of hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, art activities and more! Students will have the opportunity to complete their Science Night Passport and win prizes.

Date: February 22, 2024
Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Dranesville Elementary School

Stay tuned for more details!

Science Experiment Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help lead experiments (and of course with the general set up and registration). Each experiment station needs 1 lead volunteer and 1-2 helper volunteers. Helper volunteers can be middle-school aged and up.

Have a former Dranesville student? Invite them to come help with an experiment at their alma mater.  Take a look at the sign up sheet and help us put on this great educational event for the school!

Volunteer here!

Coming Up! Stars on Stage, from NextStop Theatre Company

Lion King


Stars on Stage, a collaboration between Dranesville PTA and NextStop Theatre Company, presents Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS.” Students will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a full musical production. No experience required! Join our Pride and become a Star on Stage!

Who: Grades 3-6

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 27 – May 23, from 4:15 – 5:30 pm.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

Performances: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.

Cost: Free*

Registration opens January 11!

*Space is limited. If more participants register than spaces are available, students will be selected to participate using a random drawing. You will be notified of the selection outcome by February 1, 2024.

Chess Club Starts January 16

Open to students in 2nd-6th grade. Fun, low-pressure chess instruction and play in a controlled scholastic environment. Interactive lessons taught by a US Chess Federation experienced adult chess teacher.


Dates: Tuesdays, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 & 3/12

Time: 8:05 – 9:015 a.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary Library

Cost: $79


Register here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/chess-club

Skate Night, January 12th

Skate Night

The Dranesville PTA is thrilled to announce our upcoming Skate Night at SkateQuest on January 12, 2024! Get ready to glide, twirl, and have a blast on the ice with friends and family. We're teaming up with the Armstrong PTA to make this event even more incredible!

  • Date: January 12, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: SkateQuest, 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA

Registration is a fantastic deal at just $10 per skater, and skate rental is included in the price! Don't miss out on this affordable and fun opportunity to enjoy a night of skating with your loved ones.

Registration is now open at dranesvillepta.com.

Hurry, spots are limited, and they're filling up fast! Grab your skates, bring your friends, and let's create unforgettable memories together.

Therapeutic Arts Science & Growth Mindset Workshop Starts Jan. 10!

Designed for ages 6-12, this unique program offers a diverse curriculum focusing on self love, power poetry, mystery science, manifesting vision boards and gracious gratitude!

  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 10-February 7, 2024
  • Time: 4:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Dranesville Elementary Cost: $180

Register today at: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/tasgm


New to school? Join the Facebook Group

New Dranesville Elementary Parents are encouraged to join the Dranesville PTA Facebook Group to get the latest updates (between emails!).

Upcoming Events

  • January 12: Skate Night
  • February 7: PTA Meeting
  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night

See the full calendar here: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/events

Questions? Email drake@dranesvillepta.com or visit our website at www.dranesvillepta.com.