Dranesville's PTA Newsletter

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Hey there Dragons! A famous person once said science is good for the heart! So we hope you take that to, ahem, heart and join us on Science Night next Thursday, February 22nd. 

In other news….this year’s book fair opens up on March 4th for purchases!

Scholastic Book Fair, March 4-8!

📚 Book lovers unite! This year’s book fair will be open March 4-8! 

Student preview days are February 29th and March 1st. Stay tuned for more details on shopping times!

Set up your ewallet! Visit the book fair homepage to set up your ewallet so your child can shop the Fair without cash.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Can you help? Take a look at the shifts needed and sign up to help make this book fair a success! 

Sign up here:Book Fair Volunteers

Book Fair

Science Night


RSVP for Science Night, February 22nd

Coming soon! Get excited for a fun-filled night of prizes, interactive experiments, engineering challenges and more!  🧪⚡ 

🌍🌟 Pick up your science passport at registration. Visit booths to win prizes! We will also be raffling off prizes throughout the night! Raffle prizes are sponsored by:



Date: February 22, 2024

Time: Registration opens at 5:45, activities will run from 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Dranesville Elementary School

Let us know if you can attend! 


Opportunity for service hours! 

If you have a student in middle or high school who needs service hours, we could use a few more helpers for Science Night! Most help needed from 6-8 p.m. Questions? Email secretary2@dranesvillepta.com. (and hey, if you have a sixth grader that would rather stand at registration or help with an experiment, we will put them to work :)

Volunteer here!

Therapeutic Arts Science and Growth Mindset begins 2/21

The Spring Session launches next week! 

When: Wednesdays starting Feb. 21 - March 20. 

Time: 4:15- 6 p.m.

Where: Dranesville Elementary

Cost: $180

The spring curriculum will cover the Art of Doodling, Gracious Gratitude, Science: Astronomy, Galaxy Quest, Power of Positivity, and Self Compassion.

Learn more and register: https://www.dranesvillepta.com/tasgm 

Join the PTA Board


Treasurer Needed for 24-25 School Year

We have one last position to fill. Our current treasurer has set up this position to run so smoothly. Our systems have been updated to QuickBooks online - and he will help show you the way for next year! So please consider joining us so we can continue to support you and your families!  

You can email any of us on the board with questions. Or contact president@dranesvillepta.com directly with 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

  • February 22: Dranesville Science Night
  • March 6: PTA meeting 
  • March 4-8: Book Fair
  • April: Run-a-thon

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

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