Park Glen
Elementary
PTA




Nov 20-24 Thanksgiving Break-NO SCHOOL

Nov 29- PTA General Assembly Mtg 6p
2nd Grade Program​



About our PTA

PTA, or Parent Teacher Association, is a grassroots organization made up of parents, grandparents, and educators who want to provide a powerful and effective voice for all children here at Park Glen Elementary.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN??

​​Why join the PTA?? It's GREAT for your children!!  You are your child's most important role model and by joining the PTA you are showing them that you value their education and will teach them to value it as well.  As a member of the PTA, your voice can be heard as you become an advocate for our school as the PTA helps to create a positive learning environment.  By attending PTA meetings you get to have your say as a parent by having the opportunity to raise your concerns, suggest ideas and provide input to how funds are spent.  Most importantly, you will be in the know at what is going on within the walls of Park Glen Elementary by getting to know members of the faculty and staff!
​​As schools continue to lose state funding they are becoming more and more dependent on PTA's for fundraising revenue to help them supplement their tightening school budgets.  That is why your participation in the PTA is so important.  The money raised through our multiple fundraisers go directly to our school.  Past fundraisers have provided thousands of dollars to aid in technology, library, and the arts programs.
​​Joining the PTA is so easy and rewarding.  It only cost $6.50 and there are NO minimum time commitments.  Your amount of participation is up to you.  Whether you want to organize an event, join a committee or simply help out one day is completely up to you.  We have monthly General PTA Meetings in the evenings (and usually before another school event) that you can attend and be heard.  We will have membership sign-up available at our Back To School Bash on August 18 so you can learn more about how to join and how you can help make Park Glen Elementary the best it can be.
PTA BOARD 

2017-2018

The PGE PTA Board is comprised of elected volunteers who want to use their professional and personal expertise to help further the PTA through the various responsibilities that the position requires.  If you want to volunteer or help out with any of these positions,
the Chair would love for you to join them on a committee!
Mandee Clark,
President
Kristen Reaves,
1st VP Programs and Parent Education
Sherry Fox,
2nd VP Membership

Mandee has been a vital part of the PTA for several years having been the former Chair of Fundraising!  This is her second year as President, and she directs the affairs of the PGE PTA in cooperation with the PTA Board and PGE Staff.
 
mandeeclark@me.com


Maria Cornwell,
3rd VP Fundraising
Hannah Lloyd Riddle,
Secretary
Ali Nimitz,
4th VP Volunteers
Fundraising by the PTA is vital to our school to help aid them in providing our students with the best resources and technology they need when the budgets keep getting tightened by the state.  Fundraising also allows us to secure the funds the PTA needs tto put on great events for the students and show our appreciation for the PGE faculty and staff.  

cornwellmaria@ymail.com
This is Hannah's first year on the board. This school year, Hannah will be our record holder as she keeps the minutes of the PTA proceedings and present the Executive Board Report to the General Association.

hannah.dwinell@gmail.com
The PTA is nothing without the help and support of our volunteers!!  
Ali is our go-to when it comes to the recruiting and placement of volunteers for school and PTA activities.  As 4th VP,
 she will help to mentor and guide Homeroom Parent volunteers with the organization of class parties.  She also organizes the Volunteer Appreciation lunch.  If you are interested in volunteering,
please contact Ali!

alinimitz@yahoo.com
Tamy Heimbach,
Historian
The Park Glen PTA is a very active and award winning association.  As Historian, Tamy will maintain record of the
PTA-sponsored evetns and activities throughout the year by creating a scrapbook of our photos and awards.

heimbach.tamy@yahoo.com
Daniela Wood
Treasurer
Daniela is in her second year serving as our Treasurer. This position is vital to the PTA as it serves as the custodian of the funds and financial records of the association and receives and disburses all monies of the association.  

pgepta.treasurer@yahoo.com
Holly Wise,
Parliamentarian/
Council Delegate
Holly is a tremendous asset to this position as she has been the PGE President for the  two years and served as Parliamentarian for 2016-17 school year.  As Parliamentarian, Holly advises presiding officers on parliamentary law and matters of procedure.  
She represents our local PTA at
Council Meetings and acts as a liason between the two.

wiseh@hotmail.com
Milina Stoddard,
Reading Enrichment
This is quite a loaded position despite how humble the title!  This position provides assistance and support services to the librarian and organizes voluntary academic reading enrichment programs for the students (e.g. Reading Olympics, Six Flags Program).  

milina.stoddard@yahoo.com
Joni Smith,
Newsletter/Media
Being informed is the first step to a productive and positive PTA!  Joni will help keep everyone in the know through social media and publication.  This position oversees the compiling, editing, publishing and distribution of the Cheetah Chatter newsletter, as well as, maintaining  the PGE Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, and the PTA Website.  This will be Joni's fourth year on the board having previously been the Yearbook Chair and Newsletter Chair.

parkglenpta@gmail.com
Jen Logan,
Arts in Education
This position introduces students to various art forms to cultural literacy and promotes the Texas PTA Reflections Contest.
And Jen is no stranger to Arts in Education as she chaired this position for 2 years in Illinois!  PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition art program! Using the theme this year, Within Reach, students can express who they are through visual art, music, photography, dance choreography, film production and literature. All students will receive an award for participation and will have the opportunity to advance through many levels.  Submit art in one category or ALL of them!  Contact Jen for more detailed information!

jnnfrlgn@gmail.com
Jennifer Pylant,
Environmental
This position provides programs, projects and services to promote local and global environmental awareness.  This position also coordinates and facilitates the Green Team to help maintain the student garden in the back of the school.  If you have a green thumb, this is definitely a committee to join!

jenniferpylant@yahoo.com
Lisa Wust
​​ Projects
This position is quite the fun one as it implements projects and events that are for the enjoyment and the physical edification of the students and families.  This position helps coordinate and facilitate the Back to School Bash, Reindeer Store and Movie Night.

lisawust@gmail.com
Cindy Gardner,
Spirit Sticks
If you already have a child in Park Glen Elementary, then you know what the Spirit Stick is!!! This fun fundraiser helps fund PTA events by selling seasonal spirit sticks that children can choose from to fill their Spirit Monkey Keyring!

cindyl.gardner@yahoo.com
Sarah Bridle
Legislative/
Council Delegate
  As Chair of legislative, they will inform the association of legislative issues affecting the familes and staff of PGE.  This position also represents the local PTA at Council meetings and acts as a liason between the two.

Sarah Bridle
Amy Norris,
Yearbook
As a former middle school English teacher and yearbook advisor, Amy is an awesome choice to take over the Yearbook duties this year! This position compiles, creates and distributes the PGE Cheetah Yearbook. Some responsibilities include collecting orders, creation of yearbook, dedication sales, and distribution at the end of the year. Send your pictures her way! 

parkglenyearbook@gmail.com
Kym Nguyen,
PTA  ALLSTARS
Kym has big shoes to fill as she takes over for the creator of this dynamic student leadership program!
The PTA All-Stars (Achieving Lasting Leadership Skills Through Advocacy
Responsibility and Service) will have the opportunity, with a paid PTA membership, to participate in and attend monthly meetings, provide service when needed, and have their voice be heard by the PTA
Board.  Through Kym's guidance, 

we will spend the year working passionately with students to impart long lasting leadership skills in a fun
positive learning environment.

knguyen.allstars@gmail.com
Stacey Brewster,
Hospitality
Stacey is our hostess with the mostest!
This is her second year in this position, as she will host
special appreciation events for teachers, students and staff of Park Glen Elementary.  This involves the coordination of
the Back to School Teacher Luncheon, Grandpal's Day Breakfast and numerous teacher appreciation events.

brewstermama@gmail.com
Kristyn Laughter,
Publishing House
This is Kristyn's second year on the PGE Board and  did a great job last year updating
the PAWS Publishing Program creating a student submission newspaper!  
This position helps to encourage students to develop their writing skills.  Her tasks will include editing and publishing the
PAWS issues several times
throughout the year, as well as,
Valentine Grams.

kristyn.laughter@gmail.com
Michelle Kelly
​​Health & Safety
  This position promotes the health and safety in our school (e.g. planning and implementing
Red Ribbon Week, WOW program and promote Casey's Kids).

OPEN POSITION
Candace Vincent,
Box Tops
You know those little pink boxes on your groceries like Old El Paso and Betty Crocker packages?  Each one of those little pink squares when turned in to Candace provide
10 cents to the school.  In past years, we were  able to get over $3000 for Park Glen Elementary to purchase new Chromebooks for the classrooms!  Save those box tops and send them to school with your children!

candace.harding@gmail.com
Sarah Borg
Math Enrichment
Brad Fox,
Dad's Club
As Chair of Dad's Club, Brad will coordinate all the great "Dad's" activities throughout the school year such as Mad Science Night, Pizza Night and the Homecoming Float!  Not to mention, this position is so special it gets its own VIP Parking Spot!!!

bradfox97@hotmail.com
Nicole Hill,
Assistant Principal
Melanie Gray,
Teacher Liason
Nicole Hill is in her second year as Assistant Principal and PTA Board member. Nicole brings a variety of teaching and leadership experiences to Park Glen, and previously worked in Irving ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and for the Department of Defense in teaching and administrative roles.  Nicole will be a great asset to the school and a welcoming point of contact for your questions and concerns.

Nicole.Hill@kellerisd.net
As counselor of 
Park Glen Elementary, Melanie brings great insight into the needs of our students  and acts as a liason between the teachers and the PTA.

melanie.gray@kellerisd.net
Craig Weston,
Principal
Mr. Weston has worked in education for 19 years.  The first eleven were spent as a middle school science teacher in 3 different districts.  He spent four years as the assistant principal for Hillwood Middle school and another year at Timberview Middle School.  Being Principal for the past two years at Park Glen has been "invigorating and every day is filled with joy."  He may be the principal of PGE, but he is an incredible asset to the PTA Board as he is an advocate for us as we are advocates for the school!

craig.weston@kellerisd.net