The Morningside Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (MES PTA) is a dynamic organization that includes caregivers, teachers, and administrators. Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Read more about our focus in the coming year below and use the links on this page to learn more details about the exciting things we have in store for our kids. The webpages for each our key committees are linked on the left hand side menu while links to our upcoming events and some PTA resources can be found on the right.
Have ideas? Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you!
Key MES PTA Initiatives for the 2023-2024 School Year
Partnerships & Philanthropy
The MES PTA will actively seek out and organize opportunities to give back not only within our own school community, but also support others in the Midtown Cluster and across the entire APS district. This will include family-friendly service projects as well as efforts to organize and support APS families together with other schools across APS. Additional information about this work can be found primarily on our Community webpage.
Teacher Appreciation and Support
We know how hard the faculty at our school works and the MES PTA will continue to look for innovative ways to appreciate, support and encourage our teachers and administrators throughout the year. Additional information about this work can be found primarily on our Teacher Appreciation webpage.
MES Culture and Experience
We're so excited to return to our newly renovated home campus on East Rock Springs this year. Throughout the year, we will work to build a sense of pride and unity for our MES Dolphins through grade-level social activities and school-wide events, including enrichment events like our Fall Book Fair and Family Science Night, culture and arts events like the new MES International Festival and the WAVES talent show, community building events like the Halloween Monster Bash and Parent University, and ongoing school service opportunities like campus clean ups and Dolphins Do Good initiatives. And of course, we will still be producing our much-loved yearbook.
Throughout the year, the MES PTA will find new ways to support and supplement our students’ curriculum. We continue to work closely with the MES Foundation, collaborating with our teachers to create and deliver tools and resources to enhance the classroom experience for all of our students. The PTA will also continue to fund innovative ideas for enhancing learning through our grants program and cultural programming.
Technology and Training
The MES PTA will also partner with the school and the MES Foundation to assist with technology, as needed, to continue to make learning an exciting and enriching experience for our teachers and students.
Join the MES PTA for the 2023-2024 School Year!
Becoming a member of the PTA requires purchasing an annual membership, which costs between $5-20. Memberships for the 2023-2024 school year will go on sale in August 2023 and can be purchased via the MES Square Site.
You can also learn more about volunteering with the MES PTA here.
MES PTA Executive Board 2023-2024
Co-Presidents Zach Juno and Dawn Rutherford
Parliamentarian Matt Fox
Treasurer Effie Antonakakis
Secretary Jane Myung Park
VP Operations Camille Richardson
VP Community Aisha Stith
VP Communications Kristen Cincotta
VP Fundraising Dayna Detro
VP Enrichment Anne-Marie DeBacker
VP SWAG Jackie Townley
Learn More About the MES PTA
To learn more about the MES PTA, you can review the budget, recent meeting minutes, and the current MES PTA Bylaws and/or the Georgia PTA Leadership Manual here.
Save the Date!
The PTA Executive Committee will host an orientation session for the 2023-2024 PTA Board of Directors on Thursday, August 31st at 8am in the MES Auditorium. More details about this important meeting will be sent via a Special Edition Digital Dolphin on Sunday, August 26th so please check your email!
Current PTA Volunteer Needs:
- International Festival Volunteers (Table Leads and Volunteers, Event Day volunteers, and more!)
- MES Arts Showcase Committee Chair
Click here for more details about each of these positions!