Country Fair!!!

Picture2The Country Fair is a Deer Run tradition and one of our school’s largest fundraisers.  It’s a social event for students as well as parents & staff.  Everyone enjoys a carnival-like atmosphere with games, activities, great food and prizes!

When: Friday, April 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where:  Deer Run Elementary
Receive this Deer Run bag when you pre-purchase admission online…
RAFFLE PRIZES – Buy tickets at school April 17-21.

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How You Help Make This Event a Success!

Donate Your Time!  Please sign-up as soon as possible.  It takes over 200 volunteers to run Country Fair & we can’t do it without you!

Adults Sign Up Now: 

Students Sign Up:       

Bake for the Cake Walk:

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Deer Run Teacher Raffle

Deer Run Elementary students LOVE the opportunity to spend special time with their favorite teachers and staff SO MUCH….

We have made the Teacher Raffle its OWN EVENT (separate from the Country Fair)!

Once again this year teachers and staff of DRE have donated their time and creativity with unique activities for your students!

All funds raised help the DRE PTO support ongoing programs, purchase new equipment and supplies for the classrooms and library, and much more. Please enter to win one of the 16 priceless experiences. There will be approximately 40 student winners.

How to Buy Raffle Tickets

  • Complete the Raffle Ticket Form & return to School with a check payable to “Deer Run PTO”
  • The PTO will sell Raffle Tickets during Lunch January 30th-Feb 2nd.

Raffle Ticket Pricing
$1 – 1 Ticket
$10 – 12 Tickets (1 sheet)
$20 – 24 Tickets (2 sheets)

View Time With Teacher Prizes here

Need More Tickets?
Print & complete more sheets here.

Would You like to sell raffle tickets at lunch?
Volunteer here.

Time with Teacher Timeline
-January 24-February 2nd : Purchase & Return Raffle Tickets
-January 30th-Feb 2nd: Raffle Ticket Sale at School
-Feb 3rd: Ticket Drawing at School

And the Deer Run Run Award Winners Are…….

DRAWING FOR SILLY STRING PRINCIPAL – Will be done at an Assembly with all of the students there

SCHOOL EXCEEDED FUNDRAISER GOAL of $10k- so there will be music at a lunch of a Friday

Top Grade For Pledges
First Grade with $3,477.50

Top Class For Pledges
Mrs. Shalek – $1353

Culver’s Ice Cream Party

Zaid Abaza
Avery Casey
Austin Check
Jeremy Chen
Lauren Cleary
Alyssa Davitt
Hayden D’Onofrio
Evelyn Gates
Molly Grimm
Ryder Halpin
Charley Howe
Liev Joseph
Celia Joyce
Tia Kandola
Max King
Akshath Krishovan
Sophia Lakeman
Jake Lloyd
Addison Lucus
Margaret Mallue
Cayden McClure
Lyla Mihocik
Wesley Mlicki
Arshiya Mohamed
Grayson Mooi
Emma Morrell
Brody Murphy
Desmond O’Neil
Elyse Patel
Isabella Patel
Eva Resnik
Reagan Rish
Ella Rupp
Declan Shinnick
Ainsley Shinnick
Sonya Singh
Aryan Singh
Mary Beth Siston
Nicholas Smith
Tag Smith
Rian Strickland
Zach Thomas
Hadley Tyler
Graham Tyler
Kyle Wardrip
Nathan Wardrip
Ella Watson
Leah Wilden
Jeff Wilden
Ella Wynk
Judah Zawilla

Buffalo Wild “Wings” PartyAbriella Rhoden
6 Free Visits to Play at Rec OutletZaid Abaza
6 Free Visits to Play at Rec OutletArshiya Mohamed
Nothing Bundt Cakes For A year Ashley Navarro
Nothing Bundt Cakes For A year Jeremy Chen
Nothing Bundt Cakes For A year Isabella Patel
$5 Smoothie King Gift Card Ella Wynk
$5 Smoothie King Gift Card Tia Kandola
$5 Smoothie King Gift Card Dylan Cavanaugh
Garmin Alyssa Davitt
Garmin Declan Shinnick
Garmin Cristian Kavishe
Garmin Liev Joseph
Garmin Wesley Mlicki
Garmin Zach Thomas
Garmin Nick Smith
Garmin Sophia Slater
Garmin Abby Ottenweller
Garmin Avery Casey
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Leah Wilden
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Ella Wynk
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Meadow Ahijevych
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Hannah Yonak
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Reagan Rish
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Catie (Catriona) Hackett
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Evelyn Gates
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Judah Zawilla
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Luca Bianchi
Donut Breakfast w a Friend Ryder Halpin

Deer Run RUN Lap Results!

The Deer Run RUN – Huge Success!
Thank you to all who volunteered, pledged & cheered on our students!

As a school, our children did 8,610 laps!!!
=>Pledge money is due this Thursday, October 13th so we can calculate our prize winners. Winners will be announced in next week’s wake-up.

Lap Winners…
Most Laps for a Class
Mrs. Shalek with 657
Most Laps for a Grade
5th Grade with 2,350

Lap of Luxury Winners (Most Laps by Class)

Last Name First
Allen Lillian
Allen Trenton
Amir Ayaan
Basham Kate
Bavisetty Pranav
Bond Max
Campbell Connor
Cashman Rhett
Daniels Eloise
Davitt Alyssa
Dean Gavin
Edge Alexander
Ekici Deniz
Fluitt Tayvon
Hackett Catie (Catriona)
Hall Jameson
Hallermann Corinne
Herron Nick
Joyce Celia
Lee Mina
Lee Isla
Lloyd Jake
Martin Kellan
McClure Cayden
Mirfendereski Daniel
Navarro Dylan
Norton Andrew
Onami Kojiro
Oshida Ayuki
Rosier Anna
Rupp Ella
Sebastian Nikhil
Smith Simon
Stahl Nicholas
Stoner Delayney
Swaddling Johnathan
Taylor Oakley
Thomas Zach
Thompson Reagan
Thompson Jonathan
Thompson Kellen
Tyler Hadley
Vanik Warner
Wagner Alli
Waldron Austin
Wardrip Kyle
Watson Ella
Weslowski Gabby
Williams Meera
Williams Addy
Williams Brady
Witwer Lily
Wynk Ella
Yonak Hannah

Dudes and Donuts is coming up!

Please join us for Dudes and Donuts October 6 and 7 at 8:15 am in the Deer Run Gym. This fun event is open to all DRE families. Donuts, bagels, yogurt, fruit, milk, juice and coffee are provided. You also have a chance to have your picture taken with your student/s.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up at Many hands make light work.

We hope you can join us for this event!

Any questions, please call Julie Smith at 614-562-9415.

Welcome Warehouse Information

Welcome Warehouse Adopt a Family 2017 ProgramWelcome back to DRE! We are proud to be your committee chairs for the DRE Adopt a Family program run by Welcome Warehouse of Dublin. Our school has a long successful history of generously providing for families in need during the holiday season. Our goal is to continue in this tradition while making a meaningful experience for all of our students, giving them an opportunity to participate regardless of their family’s ability to donate. Adopt a Family is an optional program, for our students and all children are encouraged but not required to participate.

As November and December are busy months for families and schools, we are incorporating some new aspects of the Adopt a Family program in order to make the event more streamlined and less hectic. Please make note of the differences from previous years:

– We will have a program kick-off November 7th during the school wide leadership meeting. Children will meet Jean Griffith from Welcome Warehouse who will describe the Adopt a Family program and share a video
– In past years, individual DRE classes or grades have adopted families. This year, our school will collectively adopt 6 or 7 families. We will send one master signup list to the entire school where individuals may sign up to donate wish list items for children in need.
– All gifts will be wrapped and labeled by number at home, before going to school with children. Labels will correspond to the signup genius provided to families prior to Thanksgiving break.
– Parent volunteer representatives from each grade will monitor and collect items from donation boxes placed in each grade
– Look for a signup genius asking for family volunteers to deliver gifts in mid-December

We are thrilled to work with our Deer Run family and look forward to a great Adopt a Family event this year. We anticipate parent representatives will have a commitment of only a few hours per week in November and December with a kick off meeting in late October. If you would like to be a parent representative, please contact one of us. Sincerely, Claire Houpt (, Sara Guster ( and Kristen Lam (