elcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

As a mom of an incoming Dual Language 3rd grader, I have absolutely loved our time at Deer Park and am looking forward to the years ahead for not only my learner but yours as well! I am honored to serve as your PTA President for the 2023-2024 school year alongside our incredible PTA Board. On behalf of the Deer Park PTA, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Deer Park family.

What is the PTA and why is it important? PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering, funding, and fun events! Our learners are our #1 priority!

To meet these important objectives, we fundraise. Here are a few programs that we have supported in the past: Ranger Walk, Book Fairs, Sweetheart Dance, Boys’ Night Out, Veterans’ Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, Grandparents’ Day, the Great American Teach In, Pumpkin Drive Through, Dress Down Days, 5th grade events and various other fundraisers throughout the year.

The main way to help us achieve our dreams this year is for your family to join the PTA and become involved in our school! Please consider joining the PTA to help us exceed our goals for this year. You can join the PTA at https://dpe.memberhub.com/store. Your support allows us to enhance each child’s experience here at DPE and we would love for you to be part of our success! When you join the PTA, you are not obligated to attend meetings nor volunteer; you can participate as much or as little as you’d like, and please know a little help goes a long way.

Another way that you can help our school is to volunteer! By volunteering with the PTA, you’ll be able to connect with other families who share the same desire to make our learners’ experience a more robust and enjoyable one. To become part of our volunteers, please reach out to our VP of Volunteers Teresa Rivers at volunteers@deerparkpta.org

We are always looking for sponsorships from local businesses that believe in our mission. If you have a local business and want to be part of our family, please reach out to our VP of Ways & Means Meghan Dolan at waysandmeans@deerparkpta.org

Please join us on September 6th@8:30AM to learn more about the PTA and how we can utilize your talents to support our students, teachers, and staff. Always remember Rangers Lead the Way!

Respectfully yours,

Ashley Coxwell, President