Dranesville's PTA Newsletter

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Happy snow days! What do you call a musical in the North Pole? Snow business. That’s all I got this time, folks. Until next week!

Is your child ready to be a “Star on Stage?” 

Registration for NextStop Theatre’s The Lion King Kids open until January 29!

Lion King


Stars on Stage, a collaboration between Dranesville PTA and NextStop Theatre Company, presents Disney’s “The Lion King KIDS.” Students will 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!

Join the PTA Board


Join the PTA Board!

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.

Skate Night


Hey there science heroes!  Can you help with a science experiment at Science Night? Each experiment station needs 1 lead volunteer and 1-2 helper volunteers. (We also need help with set up, registration and clean up). We will provide all the materials and instructions.

Experiments range from measuring your reaction time, visualizing how a bee transports pollen from one flower to the next, and making a soda pop geyser (without shaking the bottle!). 

Volunteers can be middle-school age and up - and get volunteer hours!

Volunteer here!


RSVP for Dranesville Science Night, February 22

Don’t miss 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, 2024Time: 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!



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

  • February 7: PTA Meeting 
  • February 9: Chick-fil-A Spirit Day
  • 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.