November Family Newsletter


Dear Marthasville Students and Families,

Happy November! This year just keeps rolling right along and our Blue Jays are learning and growing more each day. We had a wonderful turnout at the Pumpkin Palooza! Lots of great designs and ideas were carved and it was so nice to have families together having fun. I also want to give a HUGE shout out to all the parents who donated items for our teacher luncheon on Parent Teacher Conference Night. The staff and I appreciate each and every one of you!! Halloween parties were a big success! I loved seeing all of the parent volunteers. Thank you for supporting our teachers and students. Second quarter is sure to bring many more opportunities for families to be together in our building. Mr. Logan has been working super hard to prepare our students for the Veteran's Day program and our 1st-3rd graders have been busy getting ready for their special Christmas musical in December. The character ed word for this month is Gratitude. I hope every single one of you know that I am extremely grateful for the partnership you have with us to ensure your Blue Jay is taken care of, welcomed, and loved while they are in our school. Thank you for sending us your Blue Jays each and every day! I hope your November is full of gratitude and joy!

Most Caring,

Mrs. Kristen Daffron


Marthasville Elementary

#MarthasvilleRocks #SDOW #BlueJays

Popcornopolis Delivery!

You may pick up your Popcornopolis items on these dates at the following times:

Tuesday, November 1st through Friday, November 4th before school (7:20-7:45).

You may also pick up your order Tuesday, November 1st through Friday, November 4th between 2:45-3:00 p.m.

If these days and times do not work, please contact the school office at 636-231-2650 to make other arrangements.

Thank you for your family support!

Marthasville Buzz with Journalism Club and Book Character Pumpkins

Please click on the link to enjoy our first Marthasville Buzz of the year!

Click this link to view a video from our Book Character Pumpkin Contest

Social Media Communications

Currently, we are using Facebook as our main social media tool for our school. We share weekly in regard to student celebrations, classroom activities, and events.

We will continue to maintain our Facebook account for our school, while also adding a new Twitter account for our school.

Check out our new Twitter handle!


Kephart Communications October 2022

Dr. Kephart Communication

Visit the district's homepage to view monthly communication from our Superintendent, Dr. Kephart.

PTG Meetings

PTG Meetings are held once a month at 6:00 (except January and May) in the conference room. We are always looking for new and fresh faces and ideas to support our school!

Here are the dates:

November 22, 2022

NO December Meeting

January 24, 2023

February 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

April 25, 2023

NO May Meeting

June planning meeting (TBD)

No July Meeting

PTG Meeting Minutes

Marthasville PTG Minutes October 25, 2022

Attendance: Lea Welter, Elizabeth Voss, Stacie Chapman, Mrs. Daffron, Mrs. Pate, Sarah Brewe, Cassy Timpe (on phone)

  • Call the Meeting to Order - 6:02pm

  • Approval of Sept 27th 2022 meeting minutes

    • 1st: Elizabeth

    • 2nd: Mrs. Daffon

  • Approval of Financial Report

    • 1st: Lea

    • 2nd: Mrs. Daffron

  • Fundraisers-

    • USAgain

      • Last picked up in August

      • Received check for $34.28

    • Dine To Donates

      • November 10, 2022 - Cori’s Twin Gables

      • February 16, 2023 - Moe’s

    • Craft Fair

      • Took place on Oct 15th, 2022 from 8am to 2pm

      • We raised $1008.43

      • All but 3 vendors showed

      • Comment cards

        • Several comments about extra/more advertising wanted

        • We put posts on facebook, put signs at 47 and hwy d as well as reached out to a person in washington that posted to a page with access to over 300 vendors

        • Will need to brainstorm on other ways to advertise more in the future

      • Feedback received that it was slow, but other vendors around the area that were at other craft fairs stated that theirs were slow too

        • Nice weather may have affected this

        • Not having more outside vendors may have hindered people from stopping

      • Next year may look into merging Marthasville Pumpkin hunt and craft fair.

      • Spring/Summer craft fair opinions?

    • Movie Night

      • November 4th. Doors open at 6, Movie at 630pm.

      • Movie: Free Birds. Elizabeth ordered the movie and it is at the school. Movie will be raffled off at the end of the movie.

      • Concessions: popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, candy, water and capri suns

        • Will get Sam’s Club order together to get these items.

      • Admission is $2 and Concessions are $1 each.

      • Student Leadership to help with set up, concessions and clean up.

    • Randy’s Laundry Soap

      • Forms will go home Dec 12th, 2022.

      • Forms and money will be due January 11th 2023.

      • Orders will be submitted January 13th, 2023

      • Delivery Date will be set up with Lana for late January/early February.

    • Trivia Night

      • The Marthasville Community Club has been secured for Trivia Night on April 22nd 2023.

      • We need to form a committee for the event

        • Trivia Chair- main event coordinator

        • Fundraiser Chair

      • Theme: Hollywood Stars

      • Will start working on this in further detail at the January 2023 meeting.

      • Payment will not be made to the community club until closer to the event. Lea has been working with Bryan Burns, the Community Club director for details on payment.

    • Spirit Wear

      • All items were delivered to students the 3rd week of October.

      • Profit: $272.02

      • Tumbler profit $57.00

  • Teacher Requests

    • A change request form was created and will be used for teachers requesting change for book fairs, etc.

    • Sun Shades- do we have enough for 2? Or 1 this year and work towards another one next year?

      • Cost of sunshade at the website previously mentioned: $3033

        • Does this include delivery?

        • Does this include installation?

      • Teacher(s) who is/are requesting it will need to fill out the request form. Need more information from the requesting teacher (s).

      • Mrs. Daffron informed the PTG that the school is getting a grant from MFA Oil for $3000, which will help cover the cost of the Sun Shades. They may request additional financial help from PTG if the grant does not cover the entire cost.

    • Option of new picnic tables with adjustable umbrellas? Wood is breaking on current ones and the tables need to be replaced.

      • May potentially look into octagon shaped picnic tables as they can fit more people and could be used by classes.

      • Lea will look into prices.

      • Going to try to steer away from wood and maybe look at the rubber coated metal ones.

  • Outdoor Classroom

    • Actual cost of the pavilion was $5315.

      • Deposit of $903.55 was paid by debit per Elizabeth Voss.