Park Glen
Elementary
PTA

Nov 1st - 30th: Pajama Drive

Nov 5th: ALLSTARS mtg  3:15pm (gym)
Nov 5-
Nov 5-16th: Food Drive

Nov 8 & 9th: Annie Performance at PGE  6pm

Nov 12th: Veterans Day Parade
 
Nov 14, 15 & 16th: LIVE Spirit Stick Sales

Nov 15th: 2nd Grade Program  6pm

Nov 15th: PTA General Member Mtg 


Nov 19 - 23rd: NO SCHOOL

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.
Park Glen PTA Bylawys
Park Glen PTA Standing Rules

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 $7 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 most school events 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 

2018-2019

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!
Kristen Reaves,
1st VP Programs and Parent Education
Aleshia Fryar,
2nd VP Membership
Sherry Fox,
President
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Sherry has been a vital part of the PTA for several years, having been the former  VP of Membership!  This is her third year on the Board.   As President, she directs the affairs of the PGE PTA in cooperation with the PTA Board and PGE Staff.​​
 
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Curious about joining PTA? Aleshia is the lady with the answers!  As 2nd VP Membership, she implements programs that help to recruit and establish an informed and involved PTA membership. 

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This is Kristen's third year on the Board, serving as our previous Environmental Chair.  As 1st VP Programs and Parent Education, she will plan the
educational programs for the PGE Membership meetings.  

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Holly Coker,
3rd VP Fundraising
Michelle Kelley,
4th VP Volunteers
Hannah Lloyd Riddle,
Secretary

Michelle 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 classroom representatives with the organization of class parties and much more.  If you are interested in volunteering, 
please contact Michelle!

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This is Hannah's second year as Secretary.  The Secretary is another vital Board role.
Hannah will be our record holder as she keeps the minutes of the PTA proceedings and present the Executive Board Report to the General Membership.

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Kym Nguyen
Treasurer
Daniela Wood,
Parliamentarian
Joni Smith,
Historian
The Park Glen PTA is a very active and award winning association.  As Historian, Joni will maintain record of the
PTA-sponsored events and activities throughout the year by creating a scrapbook of our photos and awards.   This will be Joni's fifth year on the board, having previously been the Yearbook Chair and Newsletter Chair.

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Kym is in her third year serving on the Board, previously serving as Secretary and with our student All-STARS. The position  of Treasurer 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.  

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As Parliamentarian, Daniella advises presiding officers on parliamentarian law and matters of procedure.  The Parliamentarin also keeps records of governing documents, like the bylaws and standing rules.   This is Daniella's third year on the board, previously serving as Treasurer!

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Lisa Wust
Newsletter/Media
Sarah Borg
Math Enrichment
Melissa Chase,
Yearbook
Being informed is the first step to a productive and positive PTA!  Lisa 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 the PTA Website.  

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This is Melissa’s first year on the board.   This position compiles, creates and distributes the PGE Cheetah yearbook.  Some responsibilities include capturing special events at PGE, collecting orders, creating the yearbook, dedication sales, and distributing the yearbook at the end of the year.  If you have pictures from the 2018-2019 school year, send them her way!

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Ralene Hall,
Hospitality
Tamy Heimbach,
Spirit Sticks
Leah Whorton
​​ Projects
As the Hospitality Chair, Ralene will host 
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the Back to School Teacher Luncheon, Grandpal's Day Breakfast and numerous teacher appreciation events.

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Mindi Walker,
PAWS Publishing House
Jen Logan,
Arts in Education
Adeline Castleberry,
PTA  ALLSTARS

PTA All-Stars (Achieving Lasting Leadership Skills Through Advocacy
Responsibility and Service) students 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 Adeline’s guidance, we will spend the year working passionately alongside our students to impart long lasting leadership skills in a fun and positive learning environment

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The goal of the PAWS Publishing House is to encourage students to develop their written and creative skills by submitting to our student newspaper, The Park Glen Press.  Students are encouraged to turn in short stories, comics, jokes, math problems, poetry, puzzles, codes and more for publication.  Writing prompts are provided for each edition in case students need “an idea” to get started.  The Park Glen Press is published four times per year and Valentine Grams are produced and delivered in February.

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This position introduces students to various art forms to cultural literacy and promotes the Texas PTA Reflections Contest.
 PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition art program! Using the theme this year, Heroes Around Me, 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! 

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Amy Norris,
Reading Enrichment
Candace Vincent,
Rewards & Incentives
Catalina Leon,
Environmental
As a former middle school Reading teacher, Amy is an awesome choice to take over the Reading Enrichment duties this year! This position organizes voluntary academic reading enrichment programs for the students. Each month there are rewards given to those individuals who complete the monthly tasks. Later in the year, students can earn a Six Flags ticket just by reading! 

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  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!

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Ali Nimitz
​​Health & Safety
Brad Fox,
Dad's Club
Krystyn Laughter
Advocacy
  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).  This is Ali's third year on the Board, previously serving
as VP of Volunteers.

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As Chair of Dad's Club, Brad will coordinate all the great "Dad's" activities throughout the school year such as Pizza Nights and the Homecoming Float!  Not to mention, this position is so special it gets its own VIP Parking Spot!!!

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  The Chair of Advocacy informs 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.

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Marcia Formby,
Principal
Stacey Brewster,
Teacher Liason
Nicole Hill,
Assistant Principal
Nicole Hill is in her third 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 is a great asset to the school and a welcoming point of contact for your questions and concerns.

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Principal Formby comes to KISD from Fort Worth ISD, where she served as the Director of Policy and Strategic Support. Formby has also served in campus leadership – working as an assistant principal for three years and principal for nine years.   She may be new to PGE, but we are looking forward to partnering with her!

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As a new staff memeber at  
Park Glen Elementary and former volunteer, Stacey brings great insight into the needs of our students  and acts as a liason between the teachers and the PTA.

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