DMS PTA News August 2022

Welcome Back Diamondbacks!   Your Downing PTA is so excited to be back in the swing of things and enjoyed our Kick off, Back To School Bash, bad weather and all!  Your DMS PTA loves being able to host functions and activities like this for the kids and staff throughout the year and we can not do it without you!  So if you are a parent, teacher, grandparent, guardian, or even a community member, we invite you to join our PTA to support us!

We already have some fun events in the works like the 6th and 7th Grade Socials as well as a new Dodge Ball Tournament!  In addition, we have already started spoiling the DMS Staff with a Welcome Back breakfast and some snacks to get them through all the work days and the first week of school.  The PTA will show our love to the teachers by funding teacher requests for classroom enhancements throughout the year. For our students, we are focused on helping them through our outreach program with motivational speakers and food and school supply assistance.  We are also working on bringing back our Binder Hospital to help select students with their organizational needs!  

We would love for you to be a part of the Downing PTA to help us do all we can to serve the students and staff this year!  You can join by going to the Downing PTA website and selecting “Join Now”!  We have 3 different membership options for you to choose from.  Don’t forget that if your student joins the PTA they get a FREE LATE HOMEWORK PASS!  This will allow your student to turn in one homework assignment late and not be penalized for it.  All they have to do is tell the teacher they would like to use their pass and the teachers will verify their membership and confirm it has not been used.  Simple as that!   

Thank you for your continued support and for joining the Downing PTA!     UPCOMING EVENTS:August 31st – Downing Dines Out Night- Dairy Queen on FM 407
September 2nd – Student Early Release
September 5th – Labor Day- School Holiday
September 12th – Damon West presentation (author of The Coffee Bean)
October 7th – Dodging Diamondbacks Dodgeball Tournament 12:00pm (see below)
October 19th – 7th Grade Social 4:10-6:00pm


Mark your calendars for the First Downing Dodgeball Tournament!

Friday, October 7th starting at noon.  
(this is an early release day)  
Sign-ups coming soon!  
Start forming your team of six and thinking of an awesome team name!

If you didn’t order Spirit Wear in July, Round 2 ordering is open now through September 5th at 10pm.  We’ve ordered a few new hoodie and color options, so check them out at 


The 6th grade social was a smashing success!  Thank you to Brittany Harmon, Lane McDaniel and Elise Brown for planning and executing such a fun event for our new Diamondbacks!


Downing students are kind, responsible, & respectful! This year, local businesses are helping thank our students for their Amazing Acts of Kindness! Students caught being kind will have a chance to win a gift card at the end of every 9 weeks. Downing PTA would like to give a big shout out to the wonderful sponsors below who have supported our DMS Kindness Initiative! 

If you need to contact us, please email Bevin Jacobs, PTA President at
[email protected]