GHE Parent Teacher Association
The GHE Parent Teacher Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) made up of committed parents, guardians and teachers. The PTA works to support the staff and students at Green Hope Elementary by coordinating events, activities and special programs that make this an outstanding school. We also raise funds to help meet school needs that are outside the scope of the school's budget—everything from painting and remodeling to updating technology.
WHY DOES THE PTA NEED TO FUNDRAISE?
County and Statewide budget cuts continue to reduce what our schools can provide to students. Supplies, technology, facility upgrades and enrichment activities are no longer supported entirely by government funds. To keep our children’s educational opportunities at the level that they deserve, the GHE PTA steps in to raise money to fill the gaps left by budget cuts.
WHAT DOES THE PTA PAY FOR?
The PTA funds major projects like the K-2 playground, smart boards and projectors in every classroom, updates to the grounds and much more. The PTA also works to support teachers in all aspects of their jobs. We know that the key to retaining quality faculty and staff is to make them feel respected and valued. Grants, classroom support, specialist support, Treats for Teachers and Teacher Appreciation all help show our staff that we recognize and appreciate their tireless work for our children.
WHAT ABOUT FUN THINGS?
We think that kids should have a GREAT time at school! Ice Cream Social, Donuts with Grown Ups, Family Bingo Night, Field Day and Spirit Nights give GHE families a chance to connect, have fun and build school community. Teachers often attend and volunteer and the students love seeing their teachers having fun, too!
BUT SCHOOL IS FOR LEARNING!
We’ve got that covered, too! In addition to all the support we provide the teachers, the PTA funds online access to educational apps like Raz-Kids, Reading A to Z, Moby Max and more. We fund investments in books and learning materials, spelling bees and character education.
WE BELIEVE IN DOING GOOD.
We want to teach our children to take care of those around them. That’s why you’ll see efforts to collect food for charities, books, shoes and coats for kids throughout the year. In December we sponsor the Helping Families Holiday Gift Drive for Green Hope Elementary students in need.
Our PTA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year. Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions.
|Co-Chairs Membership||Suzanne Robottom, Lauren Mintz|
|Co-Chairs Communications||Mariahna Moore, Andrea Gatt|
|Chair Ways & Means||Kimberly Rost|
|Chair Academic Programs||Kelsey Burleson|
|Chair Social Programs||Steve Gursslin|
|Co-Chairs Hospitality||Carianne Davis, Amy Bates|
|Chair Advocacy||Marjorie Eastman|
|Chair Recognition||Prasida Ganagam|
|Audit Committee||Farrah Salim, Mel Acharya|
|Nominating Committee||Mariahna Moore, Tanya Hertel, Lauren Campbell|
We can never have enough parents and teachers! Interested in helping on one of the committees? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with PTA BOARD INTEREST in the subject line with your name, contact information and committee you are interested in.