Deer Park Elementary School

September Newsletter

Principal Jeanne Krapfl

Dear Families,

I want to thank everyone for their understanding and kindness during a very strange time. I had hoped to have a somewhat normal school year and go back to allowing an open campus full of community events and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will be able to happen this year. I pride myself in communicating information out to the families as well as my staff and I just want to remind everyone that there are multiple locations to get what you need. Please check out our website, our Facebook page, I make a weekly call home every Sunday at 5 p.m., which the script also gets posted to Facebook, and I email the script home as well. Please know that the system our district uses for the calls and emails only allows it to be sent to one primary phone number and one primary email address. My suggestion is for you to have 1 parent have the primary phone and the other parent to have the primary email and this way at least two adults get my weekly communications. If you need to update your primary contacts or check on what you have designated in our system, please call Mrs. Fowler at 727-774-8906. As we do every year we promise to focus on your child’s learning and their academic growth, while doing our very best to keep them safe each and every day.

Wishing everyone continued health throughout the school year!

Early Release Days

Early Release Day

Deer Park Elementary School

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Ending Time


Early Release

12:50 PM

This is the third year Pasco County Schools is utilizing a monthly, two-hour-early release time to allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned with student needs and district and school priorities.


For students - increase in effective instruction and decrease in learning disruption on substitute days.

For staff - increased opportunity to learn and grow built in to the work schedule .

For stakeholders - predictable schedule, fewer substitutes, higher quality, and more engaged staff.

Early release days will take place on the following dates:

  • September 8, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022

On each of the early release days, students will be released two hours early. The bell times, including the early release times for each school, can be found

Deer Park Elementary School Calendar of Activities

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Student Fall Pictures

Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 8:45am-2:30pm

8636 Trouble Creek Road

New Port Richey, FL

Picture Forms went home on 8/17/21

Retakes will be done on 10/13/21

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PTA Board Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 3:45-4:30pm

8636 Trouble Creek Road

New Port Richey, FL

PTA General Board Meeting

Monday, Aug. 23rd, 4:30-5pm

8636 Trouble Creek Road

New Port Richey, FL

Join PTA

Have you joined Deer Park PTA? It is only $5

I attached the flyer for you to fill out or use your cell phone on the QR code to join TODAY!!!!

We are looking for people to attend the general meetings. Our next meeting is on Sept 1 at 4:30 via zoom. So go home and click the link on Wednesday to hear about upcoming PTA events and ideas. Last year many events were canceled, and this year is not looking promising, we are looking for ideas that keep social distancing in mind. Why not share your ideas with us!!!

Here is the link, see you Wednesday!

Tonya Pinney

Tonya Pinney is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: PTA General Meeting

Time: Sep 1, 2021, 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 0499 9477

Passcode: 743324

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No School - Labor Day

Monday, Sep. 6th, 8am

8636 Trouble Creek Road

New Port Richey, FL

McBuck Family Night

Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 4-7pm

8937 Rancho Del Rio Dr, New Port Richey, FL 34655

All proceeds go to the Principal's Account.
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Early Dismissal Day at 12:50 pm

Wednesday, Sep. 8th, 12:45pm

8636 Trouble Creek Road

New Port Richey, FL

Early Dismissal starts at 12:50 pm. Please make the necessary arrangements for pick-up.

SAC Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 4pm

This is an online event.

SAC Ballot

Dear Families:

Our 2021-2022 School Advisory Council is in the process of being organized. We had several openings for parent and business partner voting memberships. All Deer Park Elementary parents and community members were allowed to submit their names for consideration through a flyer sent home with students.

According to Florida public school guidelines, parents serving on a School Advisory Council must be voted on and approved by all other parents. Therefore, you will be voting for 3 parents to represent the parent population and confirming the entire Business Partner group as a whole. Take a moment to look over the parent candidates and cast your vote at the bottom of this letter.

Scan the QR code below to cast your vote.

The Parent Candidates Are: (Please check 3 names)

_____Rachel Watson _____ Tabitha Marrero

_____Jena Baumgartner

Thank you very much for your participation.

Please send this back to school with your child by September 6th, 2021.

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Boy Scouts Meeting

Monday, Sep. 27th, 7pm

8636 Trouble Creek Road

New Port Richey, FL

PDQ Family Fun Night

Monday, Sep. 20th, 4-7pm

3154 Disciple Lane

Trinity, FL

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How will you use your superpower?

Deer Park Elementary is proud to partner with One Community Now Hunger Walk to raise money for the Pack A Sack Program.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to Adriana Danwing, school secretary, or click the link below.

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Great American Teach-In

Parents, and/or Business/Community Members,

This year we will have our annual Great American Teach-In Wednesday, November 17th! We invite parents and local community members to join us on zoom to talk with our students about their jobs/careers and hobbies!

Due to the Recent Pandemic, we are limiting volunteer involvement.

Speakers may choose to participate through Zoom, our online video chat platform, or by pre-recording a presentation, which will then be shared with the students.

If you are interested in joining us through zoom or pre-recording a presentation, please follow the link below to fill out our presenter form.

Mrs. Danwing will contact you to discuss the details of your participation. Thank you so much for being so interested.

Adriana Danwing

School Secretary

Great American Teach-In Presenter Form:

Become a Guest Teacher for Pasco County School District

HIRING for Pasco County Schools – No Experience Required – HS Diploma Required – Please contact Jenny Hacker @ 727-309-0038 (text or call) or to schedule an interview. Please apply at
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