Dranesville PTA Newsletter

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Hey there Dragons! Skate Night is tomorrow at SkateQuest in Reston! ⛸️ You can still register online at https://www.dranesvillepta.com/

👏 We’re also excited to announce that registration for the Stars on Stage program opens today. More below: 

Register today for NextStop Theatre Company’s Stars on Stage program!

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*

Register here!

*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.

Dranesville Science Night, February 22

Skate Night


The Dranesville PTA is happy to announce Science Night, coming to school on February 22nd! This fun-filled night will include hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, art activities and more! All students will have the opportunity to get their science night passport stamped 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

We would love to know if you can attend. RSVP here!

Don’t go yet…

Bring on your inner science hero and volunteer! 

Can you help with an experiment - or setup and registration? Each experiment station needs 1 lead volunteer and 1-2 helper volunteers. 

Experiments range from measuring physical reaction time, using craft sticks to measure potential energy, playing with magnets, and visualizing how a bee transports pollen from one flower to the next.

Helper volunteers can be middle-school aged and up - and get volunteer hours!

Volunteer here!

Dranesville PTA

PTA Board Positions Open 

At the end of this school year, our Dranesville PTA president and several other board members will be stepping down, as they have reached their term limits. To ensure the Dranesville PTA continues to thrive and serve our community, we are seeking parents like you to step up and take on keyboard roles.


Currently we have openings for:

  • President
  • Communications Secretary
  • Treasurer

Our current board is committed to a smooth transition and is ready to offer the necessary support to set you up for success. But we need the active participation of new board members so that we can continue to support our community with events, scholarships, field trips and new software, as well as fostering strong connections between families, students and staff.

Your involvement is crucial, and we would be delighted to have you on board! Please email president@dranesvillepta.com with any questions, additional info, or to express your interest.


New to school? Join the Facebook Group

Dranesville Elementary parents and teachers 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.