Connect with the DESPTA! 
 
 Register to receive PTA e-mails. Log-In to see additional DES Parent tabs.
Complete your PTA Membership at SchoolDirectoryUpdate where you:
  1. Verify your spiral bound printed directory data
  2. Provide your grocery store loyalty card numbers, and
  3. Pay for your PTA dues!
  4. Then . . . .
Get the Directory App! The most up to date directory information accessible via your mobile device!
  1. App Store
  2. Google Play 
 
  If you prefer to pay your annual dues via check, please use this form: 2017-2018 Membership Form
 

STEP 3:  Enjoy the Benefits of Joining the PTA
 
Voting Rights:  As a member, you will have the right to vote on every important issue affecting the PTA and your school.  Your voice will count!

Directory:  You will receive a Darnestown PTA Directory, which includes a listing of student names, addresses, and telephone numbers; the class list for each grade; and a list of teachers, staff, PTA Executive Board and Committee Chairs.  This is an invaluable tool for obtaining homework when your child is sick, sending out birthday invitations, and scheduling play dates.  Only paid PTA members will receive a spiral-bound copy of the PTA Directory and access to the password protected on-line Directory App.  
 

STEP 4:  See your membership in action!
 
 
SOCIAL EVENTS:  Back to School Picnic, Reading Night, Bingo Night, Movie Night, Donuts for Darnestown, Muffins for Mustangs, Variety Show, and Spring Picnic.
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Adopt-A-School Drives for Gaithersburg Elementary School (Back to School Supplies, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Book Collections, Healthy Snack Drive) and Holiday giving for The Dwelling Place, which supports homeless families with transitional housing.
 
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS:  Science Expo, Science All-School Assemblies,  after-school Mustang Clubs, International Night, Music & Arts Night, Group Piano Lessons, Foreign Language Instruction, Instrumental Music Programs, Science & Engineering Workshops, 4th Grade Darnestown History Day, 5th Grade Colonial Day, 5th Grade Class Trip, Author's Workshops, and Cultural Arts Assemblies.
 
SCHOOL SUPPORT:  Contributes substantial funds each year for educational materials for each classroom; books and technology for the media center; and resources for the music program.  Supplements the cost of print cartridges for computer printers throughout the school.  Coordinates parent volunteers for media center, school office, specialists, and all school events.
 
ADVOCACY:  Organizes with Montgomery County, Maryland State and National PTAs to collective advocate for all school children, starting with your concerns and solutions.