Marthasville Family Newsletter

April 2021

I am so happy that this year we actually made it to April in person! Last year brought so many unexpected changes and challenges. I look forward to actually starting and ending 4th quarter with everyone. We weren't able to do so many fun things that were planned last year and I promise we will do some this year (following safety and health guidelines, of course). I am once again BLOWN AWAY at the support and participation our families and community gave during our last Dine to Donate at Moe's Pizza. They said it was the most participation they have EVER had. WOW!!!! Marthasville made $300, plus another $105 in personal donations. We seriously have the best families. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the support for our school. Your participation in events and fundraisers helps provide so many amazing things for our students and staff. I am the proudest principal on the planet!

Read below for new news and reminders too.


Mrs. Daffron

#MarthasvilleROCKS #BlueJayPride #SDOW

MAP Testing

Our MAP testing window is April 26-May 7 for grades 3-6. Attendance is extremely important during MAP testing. 3rd-6th grade students who are late on these days will not be allowed to enter the classroom if their class has already started testing. They will stay in the office until their class finishes the session. Please make sure your learner eats a balanced breakfast and gets enough sleep! We need them fully alert and ready to go each morning. Snacks will be provided to each MAP testing class. There may be days where a class has to take multiple sessions, so breaks will be built in throughout the day. Classes have started practicing using online tools and taking test prep questions. If your child is late or absent during a MAP test session, we have makeup days built in. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing our students show what they know!

Class Lists

I will be working with classroom teachers in April and May to create a rough draft of class lists. If your child will not be returning to Marthasville in August, please call the office and let Cheryl know, along with a reason (moving, switching to E-Learning, homeschooling, etc). Official class lists are not sent out until August, but we need a rough draft before leaving for summer vacation. Thank you!

Can Food Drive

We are collecting items for a local food bank in Washington.

Between April 7th-16th, we need macaroni and cheese, canned veggies, fruit cups, applesauce cups, and canned spaghetti and meatballs. Students can drop off donations to the tables in the cafeteria each morning. Thanks in advance for your generosity!


The next PTG Zoom Meeting is at 6:00 p.m. Zoom link is posted below.

Dine to Donate

Our next Dine to Donate will be on May 13th at Fazoli's AND Orange Leaf! We are excited to host 2 in one night. They are so close that you could have dinner and dessert while supporting our school!

Parent Teacher Conference Night

K-6 teachers have been reaching out to schedule conferences if they have concerns about your child's academic progress. If you haven't heard from your child's teacher and would like to schedule a conference, please send them an email or Remind message. We would like schedules to be finalized by 4/1.


Our new office is located near the end of the parking lot, by the mailbox. If you need to pick up your child early, drop them off late, etc. please buzz in at those doors and we will let you into the safety vestibule.

Bike Riders

For the rest of this year, remind your bike riders to park their bikes on the sidewalk by the ramp. Grass cutting season is back and we need to keep our front yard clear for the mowers. Our maintenance guys super duper appreciate the cooperation! We will also remind the kiddos in the morning when we see them.

Cellphones (upper grades)

If your child brings a cellphone to school, it has to be turned off during the school day. They are not allowed to call or text you during the day to ask for anything. If they need to contact you, our teachers allow them to come to the office to use the school phone. We have had some issues of students texting and using social media either in class, the halls, or the bathroom, and it is causing issues. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact the office for further explanation.

Face Covers- Running Low!

MANY students have been given more than 25 face covers this entire school year. We are having the same students come in, day after day, with no face cover- even after we just gave them one the day before. We are running extremely low and once we are out, I am not getting more in. If your child forgets their face cover, they will have to call you to bring one up. Please make sure they have a mask or gaiter before leaving for school each morning. I appreciate your support in this matter.

Spring Title 1 Family Night- Read Aloud by Mrs. Daffron

Join the zoom to watch Mrs. Daffron read "A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee"

Topic: Spring Title 1 Family Night

Time: Mar 31, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 853 1050 9834

Passcode: Pw7sgR

Important Dates

4/1 No School- Professional Development for Teachers and Staff

4/2 No School

4/5 No School

4/6 No School

4/8 Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

4/23 Virtual Relay for Life

4/26-5/7 MAP Testing

April PTG Zoom

Kristen Daffron is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: April PTG

Time: Apr 27, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 9346 3922

Passcode: ma2fp2

Marthasville PTG Minutes for 3/30

Marthasville PTG Meeting Minutes

March 30, 2021

Attendees: Cassy Timpe, Lea Welter, Elizabeth Voss, Amanda Meyer, Mrs. Daffron, Mrs. Siefken

  1. Call Meeting to Order @1802

  2. Approval of Feb 23, 2021 Meeting Minutes 1st. Amanda 2nd. Cassy

  3. Financial Report $10,192.92 in account currently

    1. I have a note that we need to file the 990-N by May 31st (tax exempt form) Lea to talk with Rachel

  4. PTG Yearly Nomination forms

    1. Handed out to go home to students on Monday 3/22/21

    2. Amanda Meyer will be resigning at the end of the 2020/2021 school year.

    3. Elizabeth Voss will be training with Amanda to help her and be nominated for Treasurer at the April PTG meeting.

  5. Library Kindles

    1. Payment has been made in the amount of $1200 for the purchase of 12 kindles and 12 cases by the school district and Mr. Doyon. (He is working with school district IT to get it up and running!)

  6. Neighbood Reads Fundraiser - still trying to figure out how it works

  7. Savers Fundraiser

    1. This will take place in June. We need to collect 200 trash bags full of clothes, shoes, purses, comforters, bedding, etc. PTG takes it to Savers and then they will tell us how much we make (they give us 20 cents a pound) Trying to find out logistics how we will get the bags to Savers. PTG will provide a bag and flyer attached at the beginning of May.

  8. Shirt Sales

    1. We ended up selling around 70 shirts. The last minute orders will be done this week. PTG made a $330 profit! Amanda is going to donate her Cricut that she doesn’t use to PTG for extra needs.

  9. Dine to Donate

    1. Moes

      1. Total profit was $405. $300 from Moes, $100 personal donation from the owners and a $5 student donation.

    2. Fazolis/Orange Leaf

      1. May 13 at both locations. 10% of all day sales. No flyers needed but we do need to mention Marthasville Elementary when ordering.

      2. Lea to make up flyer for the dine to donate.

      3. We will do stickers again!

  10. Outdoor Classroom

    1. Concrete work is complete. Final payment was mailed out 3/23/21.

    2. Next step to complete this phase is to place and secure benches onto the concrete.

    3. Next phase is for a pavilion. We will need to start pricing wood and materials needed and decide on a prospective date to complete.

      1. We need to come up with our final design.

      2. Price and maybe get donations from people/Marthasville Lumber

      3. Completion date goal

  11. Open Forum

    1. Trivia Night

      1. Kohls Cares they are the runners and we get $500

    2. Kona Ice Truck or Wash Mo Snow Cone in June or July

    3. Contacted by owners of Playtime Party Center and is interested in doing a fundraiser with them. They would donate 20%!

      1. Two separate events- one for the kids and one with adults night out

  12. Next Meeting: April 27th, 2021at 6pm via Zoom. Vote on officers this day.

Topic: April PTG

Time: Apr 27, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 9346 3922

Passcode: ma2fp2

a)There will be no May meeting and June will be a summer planning meeting.

  1. Meeting Adjourned @1838.

Friendly Reminders

Morning Drop Off

Friendly reminder to please pull all the way forward to the first cone when dropping your child(ren) off in the morning. If your child is not ready to get out when your car stops, please find a place to park and walk them over to the steps. This will help speed up the drop off process. Thank you for helping keep our parking lots safe and running smoothe!


School hours are 7:45-2:45 Monday-Friday

Our doors open at 7:20 every morning. Please make sure your child has their face cover, water bottle, and warm gear before heading to school every day. If your child rides the bus, please remind them that they have to wear their face cover until they get off at their stop.

Face Coverings

Since returning from Winter Break, we have had 83 visits to the office for students who have either forgotten or lost their face cover. Please ensure your child has a face cover that fits properly each morning before coming to school. We appreciate your support in this matter.

Parent Covid Exposure

If a parent, guardian, or caregiver in your child's household has been exposed to a Covid positive case and you are not sure if your child can come to school, please call the office at 636-231-2650 to talk to Nurse Annie.