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Here is a more detailed look at the many ways the Davis PTA contributes to the enrichment of the educational experience for both students and teachers at Davis.

PTA Hosts Community-Building Events and Fundraisers

  • Hosts our annual Ice Cream Social event to welcome Davis families
  • Raised more than $20,000 at DolphinFest to help pay for PTA activities and staff positions on our campus
  • Organizes and staffs an amazing Spring Fling for the kids, and The Big To-Do for parents that together raised over $21,000
  • Partners with local restaurants to raise funds for Davis through the Dine with Davis program
  • Skate Nights!
  • Helps host our Back to School nights
  • Staffs the Turkey Trot fun run with parent volunteers
  • Hosts a Welcome to Davis club for incoming kindergartners and hosts a ‘Boo-Hoo, Ya-Hoo’ for incoming Kindergarten parents on the first day of school
  • Coordinates and staffs a Book Fair that raises thousands of dollars for Davis and provides new books for classrooms and the library
  • Creates and sells spirit gear
  • Works with local community businesses through our Partners in Education program to build relationships between area companies and our school
  • Collects Box Tops and coordinates with retailers to make your shopping dollars count towards our children’s education

PTA Facilitates School/Parent Communications

  • Holds regular PTA meetings for the Davis community
  • Works with teachers and administrators to develop campus-wide education priorities and initiatives
  • Advocates for family and student concerns on our campus
  • Runs the Dolphin Digest weekly communication email
  • Regularly updates the outdoor message boards
  • Stuffs blue folders, makes copies, sharpens pencils, cover books, you name it!
  • Works closely with other volunteers at schools within the Anderson Vertical Team
  • Works with district officials to select school calendars

PTA Coordinates Volunteers for the School

  • Works hundreds of hours as classroom volunteers and works with teachers to meet grade-level needs
  • Coordinates parent volunteers for more than 100 different interest areas
  • Gets male role models involved with WatchD.O.G.S.
  • Helps in the cafeteria during the first few weeks of school
  • Staffs each of our classrooms with room parents
  • Helps with school picture days
  • Fills in for the front office staff
  • Volunteers in the library by shelving books, and preparing lesson materials
  • Reads books to the kids in the classrooms
  • Supports the work of the Davis Safety Patrol
  • Helps distribute textbooks to our students in each grade level
  • Coordinates school supply sales for each grade level

PTA Recognizes Teachers and Students

  • Organizes ‘Welcome Back to School’ breakfast for teachers
  • Hosts luncheons and special treats for staff on in-service and training days
  • Runs a scholarship program for Davis alumni who are graduating from high school

PTA Funds Classroom Instruction and Support

  • Dedicates more than $17,000 as stipends for the Davis school staff and new teachers to spend on classroom supplies
  • Supports the Davis Computer Lab with $36,000 in funds toward salary of a Computer Lab Specialist and supplies
  • Directs more than $7,000 to pay for the operation of the Davis Science Lab. Davis is one of the few schools in AISD to have a dedicated science lab and science lab instructor
  • Funded the Davis Robotics program with over $20,000 for robotics supplies
  • Donates funds to the library for books and equipment

PTA Organizes Student Enrichment

  • Helps students gain a love of math by coaching Math Pentathlon teams
  • Provides weekend meals for our students in need through Blessings in a Backpack
  • Provides spare clothes for the Nurse’s Office
  • Organizes and staffs the annual Science Fair for all grade levels
  • Funds and organizes the 5th grade Davis Players program
  • Helps with field trips in all of the grade levels
  • Coordinates the annual Reflections program at Davis and supports students to compete in district and regional competitions
  • Coordinates annual MARE/ Ocean Week program with teachers where students dive deep into learning about marine life
  • Does anonymous acts of kindness for needy students
  • Puts together over 70 pages for the school yearbook
  • Manages our grounds with a forward-thinking plan through a Beautification Committee
  • Works with students to promote safety and drug awareness
  • Works with students to recycle paper and cans across the campus
  • Recycles computer printer cartridges
  • Secured and refined a solar panel grant from Austin Energy