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Dealey PTA Newsletter - September 22, 2022
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In This Issue:
  1. North Texas Giving Day - Today!
  2. Box Tops for Education
  3. Education Go Get It Week
  4. Accepting Donations for The Stewpot
  5. Gifted & Talented Nomination Info
  6. Dealey Family Day at Glen Cove
  7. Thirsty Lion Happy Hour
  8. Thirsty Lion Fundraiser
  9. Join PTA
  10. Garden Clean Up {NEW}
  11. Mardi Gras Ball & Auction {NEW}
  12. Tour Booker T
  13. Counselor Referral Form
  14. Attendance Month
  15. Fifth Grade Debate {NEW}
  16. MS Debate
  17. SMU "Student For a Day" Program
  18. InvestIN Career Exploration
  19. Dealey Family Businesses
  20. Dragon Wishes
  21. PTA Open Positions
  22. Amazon Smile
  23. DSF: Backyard BBQ
  24. DSF: Dragon Family Trail Ride
  25. Chess Club

Dear Parents,
As you know, our Dealey PTA is participating in NTX Giving Day TODAY Thursday, September 22nd. All the funds we raise during this event go toward supporting our faculty and students. We provide funding for continuing education and training for teachers and staff, supplies to enhance student engagement and learning, field trips, extracurricular activities and opportunities, funding for families in need, campus improvements (such as our playground shade, bike racks, awnings, etc.), and so much more! Communities Foundation of Texas’ NTX Giving Day gives us a chance to introduce our organization to a new audience and raise funds to keep our mission going. This year we are asking you to join us and show your support by:

  • Donating now thru Sept. 22nd in our Fundraising Page:

  • Spread the word and share our mission and cause to peers, family, colleagues thru social media, text, or email, etc!

For 2022, we have a goal of raising $20,000 during NTX Giving Day. Will you help us reach that goal? We hope that you will join us so that we can make a bigger impact on our school community and the North Texas community!

Thank You,
Dealey PTA 

Ends Tomorrow!!
Education: Go Get It Week

Thursday: Dress for Success!  

Wear your favorite elegant attire or dress as your future career.  

Friday: Your Future Starts Now!  

Wear your favorite Dealey gear with jeans to show we are excited about higher education!   

Girl Scout Troop 1605 Needs your help!
Now through September 23 - Tomorrow is the last day to donate.

We are donating to The Stewpot (a charity to help people who are experiencing homelessness). Please consider helping our cause.
We need:
Travel size: deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash
Regular size: toothbrushes, backpacks, raincoats and/or ponchos 

Please put all donations in the box in the front office.
Thank you for you help!

Contact Ms. Kiira Russell  with questions.
Gifted and Talented Nominations
August 29 - September 23 - Tomorrow is the last day to nominate.

Our amazing Dealey Gifted and Talented teachers are accepting nominations to the Gifted and Talented Program. Please contact these teachers if you would like your child screened:
Kinder & First Grade: Leah Chandler
Second - Fifth Grades:  Ashley Cole
Dealey Family Day at Glen Cove Swimming Club
Sunday, September 25th from 1 pm to 3 pm THIS Sunday

Join us for an afternoon of fun swimming, community, and laughter at Glen Cove benefiting Camp Grady Spruce (CGS) attendees for next year. Swim with us this year and help our current 5th graders go to CGS next year. Sign up and purchase information in the link below.
Camp Grady Spruce Fundraiser at Glen Cove
Thirsty Lion Fundraiser
Monday - Thursday, All September, Dine-in only at Walnut Hill & 75 location

Planning to eat out or meet up with some friends or colleagues? Head to Thirsty Lion Gastropub any Monday-Thursday in September and mention the Dealey PTA! They will contribute 15% of sales attributed to our organization from the whole month! You must dine-in for this to benefit us, so go check them out and earn us some cash. It's a win-win! Contact with any questions. 
Please consider *officially* joining the PTA to support our community. The first class in each hall to reach 100% participation gets to choose their own party! 
Join by September 30th to help your child's class win!
$10 Individual   |   $15 Family   |   $5 Faculty/Staff
Garden Clean Up
Saturday, October 8th  |  9 am to noon
The district is finishing up their work and giving us a clean slate for our garden bed area. Now we need YOUR HELP to finish this makeover project. We need help putting together new garden beds, putting down weed barrier, filling the spaces between the beds, and filling the beds with soil. Help us so we can get our kids back in the garden and mark your calendars!
Do you want to be a part of planning a SPECTACULAR event for Dealey parents that is our biggest PTA fundraiser and have a great time while doing it!! Well join one of the following Dealey PTA Mardi Gras Ball and Auction committees.  Please email April at with your committee preferences.

Solicitations // Dealey’s Favorite Things

    This committee will be the epitome of promoting who and what we love with our friends; creating an extension of our families within our Dealey community through community outreach and solicitation. Create loved experiences with the Dealey community by sharing and promoting local businesses with your Dragon family via auction donations and solicitation. An integral part of the auction success, this committee will be tasked to work internally and externally to find and qualify community sponsorship opportunities for auction fundraising. Included, but not limited to all categorical donations (food, experiences, trips, monetary donations, goods/services, etc). 

Sponsorship // Dragon Sponsors 

    Through the work of our community and beyond, this committee will work with larger businesses and corporations to donate and underwrite auction events, items, and experiences. As we tap into the plethora of small business, corporate, and personal contacts, this committee can generate event sponsors, big and small! 

Publicity & Marketing // Dragon’s Breath

    This person(s)/committee will work closely with the auction chairs to manage Auction communication, website updates, and social media. Key effort includes scheduling social media posts, working with Auction chairs to create media content,  and publicizing Auction info/updates on appropriate channels (website, e-blast, socials). Attention to detail, strong organization and technology skills required, but a lot of room for creativity and fun as we promote and market the event.

Class Projects // Dragon Pride

The true heartbeat of Dragon Pride - our students! This committee will support classrooms and teachers with their yearly class project to be presented and auctioned off. Ideas and examples will be provided to the committee, as well as classrooms. Class projects are historically very popular items; imaginations, creativity, and ideas have no limit for teachers and students. Committee members will encourage participation, provide support/ideas, procure projects from classes to the event, and ensure classrooms/teachers feel supported throughout the process. 

 Auction Committee // Parents of Dragons

    The 2022-23 Auction Committee is fully committed and prepared to support all of the aforementioned committees. We all want to celebrate the successes of our school, the resiliency of our students, honor our teachers/staff, and support all of the efforts we as parents put in through this auction. We value your support, donations, time, and willingness to support this auction!

Thank you in advance!

Auction Chairs // Mothers of Dragons

April Ogboenyiya, Taylor Jacobs, Emily Kaczmarczyk

Tour Booker T Washington HS!
Ever been curious what Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is all about? All students and parents who wish to learn about the audition process and would like a tour of the school are welcome to tour. Please fill out the form and follow the instructions in the link.
Tour Booker T
Counselor Referral Forms
Please use the links below to submit a referral form to one of Dealey's School Counselors.
PK - 4 Form
5 - 8 Form
Wednesday Dress Up Themes
Fifth Grade Debate

Practices will be on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 in Room 118 (Mrs. Daroche's Room).
Saturday Events: 10/22, 1/21, 2/4, and 4/22

There is no debate option for students in PK-4.
Fifth Grade Debate Interest Form
Middle School Debate
Wednesdays afterschool

Always bring laptops and core files to meetings and competitions.
Business attire for all tournaments.

Contacts for Middle School Debate:
Head Coach - Ms. Smith
Assistant Coaches - Mr. Davidson  & Ms. Nguyen

Parent volunteers needed as judges for all debate tournaments.

SMU "Student For a Day" Program
Friday, October 14
SMU Athletics is currently planning the First Annual College Visit "Student For A Day” for K-8th students to have the opportunity to “step foot” on a COLLEGE CAMPUS for Friday, October 14, 2022 and attend the NCAA football game vs the Naval Academy in Dallas at Gerald J Ford Stadium!

The program will feature the following phenomenal opportunities:

  • Educational Workbook
  • "Student For A Day" Recognition
  • Self-Guided Campus Tour/Scavenger Hunt
  • Access to Mustang Walk
  • Early access to Ford Stadium for pregame warm-ups
  • Post-game field access

In addition, some students will have the opportunity to participate in the following GAMEDAY Experiences:

  • Hi-5 Tunnel
  • Halftime Tunnel Run

If you are interested in having your students visit SMU and participate in this EXCITING event, please contact for more specific information and details.

For information regarding SMU please contact

SMU Student For a Day Registration Form

Would you like your child to gain experience into future careers?  This may be just what you are looking for.

Career Opportunities For Ages 12-18
Live & interactive career masterclasses for your students Throughout November & December

We are delighted to share with you our autumn term career opportunities, which are available in 19 cutting-edge industries. Students will learn directly from some of the world's best professionals - doctors, lawyers, engineers, investment bankers and more - through a series of live, interactive simulations which provide tailor-made professional experience to ages 12-18.

Students can attend live online from the comfort of their own homes. We expect to be fully-booked for our most popular programs by 30th September so students should register as soon as possible.

Explore all the opportunities. The link is below.

InvestIN Career Exploration

Do you own a business?
If you own a business and would like your business to be included in a list of Dealey Family owned businesses that will be displayed on the Dealey PTA website please fill out the form linked below.

Dealey Family Business Directory Form
Dragon Wishes
A Great way to support our teachers and staff!
Let's make sure our teachers start the year with everything they need. Teacher Wish Lists can be accessed through the link below. Check lists regularly for updates throughout the year.
Dragon Wishes


Want to get more involved in PTA?  We have the following open positions: 
  • Dealey Dollars (Chair)
  • Healthy Lifestyles (Chair)
  • Nature Exchange (Committee Members)
Please email April at if you're interested or have any questions.
Amazon Smile
Shop at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to our Dealey PTA—no fees, no extra cost. Remember to designate "G. B. Dealey Montessori Academy PTA" as the donation recipient in your Amazon Smile account AND remember to use Amazon Smile when you shop for Dragon Wishes, so our school can benefit from your purchases in more ways than one!
Amazon Smile

For players of all skill levels Grades 2-8 Beginners through Advanced

Dealey Chess Club Fall 2022
Sessions will meet from 3:50-5:00pm on Tuesdays in the Dealey Library

Fall Session: September 13th to November 15th
Cost: $150
Please make check payable to Sahir Rifat or
Zelle to Please put Student’s name in the memo or note

Chess Club Registration Form
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September 19th - 23rd  Education: Go Get It Week
September 22nd North Texas Giving Day
September 25th Dealey Family Day at Glen Cove Pool
September 28th Thirsty Lion Happy Hour
October 6th Coffee with Principal Ibarra
October 7th No school - Fair Day
October 8th • Garden Work Day
October 14th No school - Fair Day  • DSF - Backyard BBQ
October 15th Fall Festival
October 20th Lunch at Eatzi's
October 24th - 27th • Parent Teacher Conferences
November 2nd Coffee and Convo
November 10th General PTA Meeting
November 11th Middle School Dance
November 12th  DSF - Dragon Family Trail Ride
November 21st - 25th Thanksgiving Break - No School
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