What is pods?

PoDS (Parents of Datzyk School) is a volunteer parent organization formed to enhance cohesive communication between Datzyk parents and staff. The members of the PoDS group organize numerous enrichment programs, the student fair day, the art auction, the yearbook, food drives, and they serve as fundraising liaisons.

There are meetings held every six weeks at which upcoming school events, as well as PoDS-sponsored events, are discussed and planned. There is an enrichment program for the parents at each meeting. The meetings usually run for one hour. A typical agenda looks like this:

6:00 PM - Introduction
6:05 PM - PoDS Elections (Treasurer, Secretary, Social Coordinator)
6:20 PM - Discussion/Demonstration of Classroom Learning and Daily Activities
6:40 PM - Volunteers needed for 2014/15 School Year

  • Classroom liaisons (2s, 3s, 4s and 5s)
  •  Morning drop-offs
  •  Fundraising (KidStuff Books, Book Fair, Art Auction, Clothing Sales, Discovery Toys, Giant Food Bonus Cards, Campbells Soup Labels, Box Tops for Education) 
  • Yearbook

6:50 PM - Upcoming Activities

  • School pictures
  • Guest speaker ideas
  • Food drive

What is the Art Auction?

PoDS hosts the Annual Art Auction where parents may bid on art pieces created by each classroom throughout the year. The funds raised by PoDS directly benefit the students, and the school. The funds raised last year enabled PoDS to purchase the new mosaic installed on the North side of the building. Please feel free to visit Datzyk’s Facebook page to view pictures from previous years' events.

How to Become Involved with PoDS

If you are able, you are invited to come to the first informational PoDS meeting on September 12, 2016. Even if you are unable to attend PoDS meetings, you may certainly still be involved in the PoDS activities. After the meetings, a debrief will be sent to the parents. If you are able to volunteer to help at an event, the contact information will be next to the event. Please contact the appropriate liaison.

For more information about day-to-day activities, procedures, and other common concerns, please see the FAQ page.