2019-20 PTA Committees
Committee Chair: Heather Joswick & Nicole Dombrow
Welcomes new families and provides guidance, resources, and information they may need. Hosts 'Cheers and Tears' coffee for new kindergarten parents and 'walk the halls' for high school senior alumni. Provides informational packets about Mountain View Elementary school.
Arts in Education
Committee Chair: Britt Herring
Enriches the curriculum with fine arts programs. Works with Art and Music teachers to highlight the importance of the arts (visual arts, music, theater, and dance). Assist with International Night.
Artome Art Show
Committee Chair: Jennifer Bright & Aleksandra Ignjatovic
Works with art teacher & Artome to coordinate 2 art shows per year.
Child Advocacy (Red Ribbon Week)
Committee Chair: Kim Marty
Provides awareness regarding issues which safeguard our children. Coordinates “Red Ribbon Week,” the longest-running and largest anti-drug campaign in the US.
Committee Chairs: Kimberly Brock & Laura Callard
Identifies, organizes, and completes service projects during the school year for the benefit of our local community. Sparks interest and enthusiasm and instills in our students the importance of helping others through various and diverse forms of service.
Committee Chairs: Tara Drew & Leah Lang
Works with teams of teachers, lead teachers from each grade level, and specialty teachers (Art, Music, PE, Target, Special Ed, Speech and Language, and Guidance) to provide instructional materials that support the curriculum. Coordinates with school staff to provide resources not funded by the district. These materials and resources are budgeted and funded by our local PTA.
Committee Chair: Seth Ramaley
Coordinates events and activities that encourage and promote fathers’ involvement.
Committee Chair: Tara Drew
Focuses on school grounds improvement, recycling, and environmental education.
Committee Chairs: Ebony Jones & Ashley Sewak
Responsible for coordinating the annual Fall Festival. This event is planned and executed by a group of committee chairs responsible for organizing ticket sales, publicizing the event, recruiting volunteers, arranging for food and beverages, activities and games, bounce houses and a rock wall, and tons of prizes to name a few.
Health and Wellness
Committee Chair: Lisa Kubes & Esther Stonick
Plans programs to encourage nutrition and healthy, active lifestyles. Monitors legislative issues that pertain to the health and wellness of children. Coordinates “Walk to School” days and engaging health and wellness events.
Heroes Essay Contest
Committee Chair: Mina Ivanova
Coordinates annual, school wide, written essay contest that celebrates everyday heroes.
Committee Chair: Courtney Driscoll
Monitors and communicates current legislative issues on education and information on voter registration.
Literacy/ Read Across America Week
Committee Chair: Lara Atalla
Hosts book exchange. Coordinates with the media specialists, also organizes various activities to celebrate Read Across America Week school wide.
Media Support/Book Fairs
Committee Chair: Angela Rash, Libby Anderson, & Christina Gregory
Hosts three book fairs throughout the school year. Coordinates with the media specialists, places orders for books and other items through Scholastic, and recruits volunteers to work shifts.
Committee Chairs: Cindy Bozza & Angie Chiodi
This committee is responsible for data input of PTA members, collating membership benefit packets and cards, and ensuring that they are distributed to all members in a timely manner. It also entails working with the Treasurer each month to submit appropriate forms to Georgia PTA.
Committee Chair: Kim Swenson
Organizes volunteers to capture candid photos at school events throughout the year, creates visual layout of the yearbook, and orders/distributes the final product at the end of the school year. Yearbook sales begin at Sneak-a-Peek and an up-to-date purchase confirmation list can be found on the PTA website.
Committee Chairs: Maria Fernanda Racz & Diana Solano
Coordinates and promotes activities that strengthen the connection between students, parents, and our school. Events include “International Night”.
Partners in Education
Committee Chairs: Jennifer Saboura
Solicits, organizes, and communicates with community business partners to provide support for our school at a variety of functions. Works closely with the school’s representative responsible for our Partners in Education. Promotes important relationships with our business community who support our PTA.
Committee Chairs: Donna Levine & Betsy Magato
This is a National PTA program that encourages artistic expression in dance, film, music, literature, visual arts, and photography. This committee promotes the program, assembles a panel of judges to select category winners for submission
Room Representative Liaison
Committee Chair: Holly Ratcheson
Ensures that all homeroom classes have a room rep, provides information packets to each room rep with both general information relevant to all classes as well as classroom specific information (such as teacher birthdays, favorite treats, etc.). Creates standard letters, approved by the school administration. Ensures accurate bi-annual accounting of classroom donations collected at the beginning of each new school year.
Committee Chair: Darlene Leistra
Promotes awareness and encourages participation in the Box Tops for Education program. Tracks classroom participation and distributes incentives. Submits collections to Box Tops for Education. Also coordinates other selected “free money” programs, such as the Publix Partners program.
Committee Chair: Aimee Ballenger & Stefanie Vagdes
Works with Fall Festival Committee to gather auction items, promote the auction and solicit support and volunteers for the event.
Special Student Services
Committee Chair: Stephanie Gardner
Supports the needs of diverse learning communities including Special Needs and the Advanced Learning Programs. Recognizes and promotes each student’s abilities.
Committee Chair: TBD
Encourages school spirit, primarily through spirit wear available for sale on Mountain View PTA Website. Responsible for selecting a company for production, placing orders, and distributing orders to students.
Spirit Wear (online website)
Committee Chair: Amy Duke
Encourages school spirit. Responsible for selecting an online company to host an online store for us and monitor orders.
Committee Chairs: Kristina LeDoux
Works with community partners to secure sponsorships.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation and Teacher of the Year
Committee Chairs: Teri Germany, Joanna Callis & Karen Devine
Through the help of a large committee, organizes events throughout the year to recognize the efforts of our teachers and staff. Also organizes volunteers to participate in events that recognize Mountain View’s Teacher of the Year.
Committee Chairs: Samit Thakker & Teri Germany & Cheryl Sameit
Provides updates and maintains the Mountain View PTA website and calendar as necessary. Assists with administration of the MVE PTA FB page. Compiles, edits, and distributes weekly email newsletter, “Pawprints,” which is published each Friday throughout the school year. Send your notices and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Chair: Patricia Martinez
Manages volunteer signups at Sneak-A-Peek and throughout the school year for PTA committees. Creates and maintains database for volunteer information. Assists with organization of volunteers for committee events using online sign-up services.