2017-2018 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

  • President – Iraida Bracero
  • Vice President – Janice Veal-Morris
  • Treasurer – Lisa Stowe
  • Assistant treasurer – Liz Pilecki-Doninger
  • Recording Secretary – Scott Magin
  • Correspondence Secretary – Amy Plattsmier
  • Members at Large – Joan Tally, Camille Prasad, Marybeth Keenley, Leslie Lopez, & Judy Davidow

School Leadership Team (SLT) parent members: Susanna Yurick, Christie Hodgkins, Jodi Harris, & Emily Dennis

Questions? Email the PTA Board: ptaboard@ms839.org

PTA Bylaws are here: BylawsRevision2017

All general and executive board PTA meetings and SLT meetings can be found in this calendar: MS839 School Year Calendar Handout 2017-18

The 2017-18 budget is here: 2017-18_Approved Budget-09-26-17

WHAT DOES OUR PTA DO?

If you are a parent or guardian of a current MS 839 student you are a member of  the PTA and will play a vital role in your child’s middle school experience.

  • We offer a competitively priced, local, & convenient way for you to purchase all the school supplies, from The Mülee company, specifically requested by your child’s teachers for the school year
  • WE PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THEATER AND VISUAL ARTS, SCIENCE, AND LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND SUPPLIES
  • WE HELP PAY FOR OUTWARD BOUND OVERNIGHT TRIPS
  • We HOST MOVIE NIGHTS, HAPPY HOURS, POTLUCKS, DANCES, BOOK FAIRS, AND ALL THE EVENTS THAT BUILD OUR COMMUNITY

math_logoANNUAL FUND
We can’t do any of the above without your generous donations. Please don’t forget the Annual Fund Appeal. Please consider donating today. Click HERE for a donation form and drop your donation off in room 420. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated. Please try to include the donation form so we can properly thank you for the donation. You can also donate with a credit card HERE or click the logo.

T-SHIRTS! These student-designed high quality soft cotton tees are $15 and come in several shades of green and sizes for kids and adults. Email ptaboard@ms839.org to order. (Sorry, no exchanges or returns.)

 

 

Subscribe to our weekly SCHOOL/PTA Tuesday News HERE.

Past Tuesday Newsletters:

November 14 #14

November 5 #13

October 31 #12

October 24 #11

October 17 #10

October 10 #9

October 3 #8

September 26 #7

September 19 #6

September 12 #5

September 5 #4

August 29 #3

August 22 #2

August 15 #1

PTA Committees:

Green Committee — There is a lot of potential for creativity and community on this committee. Past members of the green committee have researched and written grants in coordination with the science teachers and the Green Team, which is a group of students who choose to be on the team as their elective. Members have also discussed gardening projects for the plant beds in the front courtyard and the tree pits, and they have researched solutions for being able to use the outdoor rooftop space off the science labs. The green committee could potentially help with the Annual Mother’s Day plant sale, plan an Earth Day event, or just help maintain sustainable recycling and composting practices in the building.

Contacts: Pete Schoen, Science and Green Team Elective Teacher  pete.schoen@ms839.org Amy Plattsmier, 8th grade parent amyplattsmier@gmail.com

Hospitality Committee — This new committee will have 2 jobs. First, members will manage concessions for school events, stand-alone bake sales, and the many open houses MS 839 holds for prospective students. Open Houses this year are in the afternoons on 10/24, 11/2, 11/8, 11/15, and 11/28. This will include planning, soliciting donations and volunteers through Signup Genius, and coordinating funds raised with the Treasurer. Second, hospitality committee members will be the face of MS 839 to the rest of our district. This may include representing MS 839 at info sessions held by schools with high representation, eg, PS 321, or reaching out to and visiting D15 schools that are underrepresented in our district to get the word out about our school and encourage applications.

Contact: Janice Veal-Morris, 7th grade parent jvealmorris@gmail.com

High School Committee — This is a parent support committee for the high school admissions process. Committee members have managed the high school resources page on the MS 839 website, created a calendar of events to advertise school tours and auditions, worked with staff and arts teachers to help plan ahead with high school admissions requirements in mind, and helped organize parent informational meetings with the administration and guidance counselor. New members will take over website maintenance and continue to be active in helping parents and administration with this challenging process.

Contacts: Melissa Stampley, 8th grade parent mdstampley@earthlink.net Angie Pruitt, 8th grade parent pruittangie@gmail.com Frid Branham, 8th grade parent frid_b1@yahoo.com

Auction Party Committee — This committee will plan the annual spring auction party. Members will solicit and collect donations from families and businesses, plan the decorations and food, organize volunteers, and advertise for the event.

Contacts: Iraida Bracero, 8th grade parent ibracero74@gmail.com Angela Tiffin, 8th grade parent angela.c.tiffin@gmail.com

Library Committee — This committee’s direct library involvement is currently on hold until the school finds a new librarian. Past members have helped with reshelving, checking out books when classes visit, planning library tours, and general organization and maintenance of the space. Anyone interested in helping keep our library beautiful and organized is encouraged to sign up so we have a group of parents ready to help once the library is back in regular business. Committee members may also help with book fairs through fork + pencil or Scholastic. We are currently planning a book fair in January or March.

Contact: Amy Plattsmier, 8th grade parent amyplattsmier@gmail.com