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**A Decade of Excellence**

“Spirit of Excellence PTA of the Year 2010-2011”

“Pillar of Excellence PTA of the Year 2008-2009”

We are a “5 Star” School

15000 Bay Vista Boulevard, North Miami, Fl 33181

Phone 305-354-2600 Fax 305-354-2601



Dear Parents,

Welcome and congratulations on embarking on what is sure to be a very exciting school year ahead at DLJ K-8 Center!


I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  I’m the mom of two DLJ students and have been an active member of our PTSA since 2011.  I share with you many of the same feelings of excitement and apprehension about school starting.  I also know how challenging it can be to balance work life and home life.  I personally feel that the foundation of a child’s success rests with both parental involvement and community support.  For this reason, I strongly encourage you to find ways to be active and engaged in your child’s school.


We need parents to volunteer their time and donate resources to help support our amazing teachers and staff; but most importantly to create a learning environment that is both nurturing and allows our children to excel.  Sign-up to be a room parent, volunteer your time in the office, join our Adopt-a-Class program or contact us to donate items like garden supplies for our school garden, working tablets, custodial supplies, etc.   Many of you have unique skills and access to resources that would be a tremendous asset to our school.  Please let us know!


Some final suggestions to help stay informed and engaged. 


  • Register to become a volunteer.  All volunteers must be registered annually through Dade County Schools.  Information on registration is also under the Parents tab of the DLJK8 website www.dljk8.net.  All parents must renew their status each year. 


  • If you have not already done so please join our PTSA.  Membership is only $10 per parent/adult and $5 for students.  This year, we have introduced a family membership for 2 adults and 2 students for $20, representing savings. In addition, the first two classes with complete membership will earn an ice cream party and all students who sign up will get a homework pass.  You can find the membership pay pal link on the www.dljk8.net as well as other information about PTSA events and fundraisers. 


  • The first PTSA general meeting is Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the DLJK8 main campus library.  Please mark your calendar.


I look forward to meeting you and your children in the coming year.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or recommendations.




Heather Zaitz

DLJK8 PTSA President


Don't forget to become a member of the PTSA!