Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Dan Mills! We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to working together to support the school. Our mission is to engage our talents, skills, interests and abilities to make Dan Mills an outstanding learning environment for all of our students.

We work to fulfill that mission by getting involved! The PTO raises funds to support technology in our classrooms, curriculum materials, professional development, school activities, school improvements and so much more. We also recruit the volunteers that support our wonderful teachers and administration by offering their skills and time to help the school thrive! Our volunteers help with everything from gardening and landscaping to reading with children to hanging student art on the walls to being a testing proctor to serving as “teacher for an hour” so our amazing teachers can go out to lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week.    

New for this year, we will only hold ONE major fundraising event - Dragon Dash. This is a school-wide fun run held in early October. For the past two years it has been our most successful fundraiser, bringing in nearly $50,000! So we will only ask for your financial support during this one event. After that, we are focused on community-building events for all families at Dan Mills. Be on the lookout for details on those events as they are planned.

We also raise funds through sales of Dan Mills E.S. "spirit wear," which can be worn as standard school attire every school day. Spirit wear can be purchased at school events, and is now offered online! Visit the Spiritwear tab on our website to view available products. New inventory is usually added each year by mid-September.

Watch for more detailed information about all events and spirit wear availability in your child’s communication folder, on our website, on our Facebook page and on Instagram.

Speaking of which, the Dan Mills PTO Communications Team distributes an email newsletter every month to help inform parents about everything to plan for in the month ahead. There are other periodic emails with important upcoming events that are emailed as well, so make sure you are signed up to receive these communications!

Together we can make this a fantastic year at Dan Mills E.S.! Please join us - and help make a difference!

With Appreciation,

Your PTO Executive Board:

Jen McCarter, President
Christine Pulle, Incoming President
Tommie Allen, Co-Vice President
Kate Blocher, Co-Vice President
Dan Benningfield, Co-Vice President
Jackie Whitis, Treasurer
Marisa Williams, Incoming Treasurer
Wendy Hinton, Secretary
Chris Billingslea, Past President

You may reach any of us by using our contact form.