MORNINGSIDE PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
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 look for links on this page to learn more detail about the exciting things we have in store for our kids.
Have ideas? Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you!
KEY MES PTA INITIATIVES FOR THE 2021 - 2022 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 that can be done with safe physical distancing as well as efforts to organize and support APS families’ most pressing needs together with other schools across APS. Look for information in the Digital Dolphin, in the MES Facebook group and via email.
Teacher Appreciation & 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. Questions? Ideas? Contact us!
MES Culture & Experience: We're so excited to return to MES@Inman for in-person learning this year. MES PTA will focus on finding community-building opportunities including grade-level social activities and school-wide events, such as a Halloween event, the Variety Show, a book fair and Science Night. And of course, we will still be producing our much-loved yearbook.
Curriculum Support: 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 needed to keep students, faculty and staff safe as we return-to-learn in person. We've proactively reached out to teachers to determine items each grade will need to enhance the learning experience. As the year continues we’ll be exploring options for virtual field trips and other enrichment opportunities.
Technology & 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 PTA: 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR
The PTA is an annual membership and is $10 for teachers and parents, and $5 for non-certified paraprofessionals employed at MES. Visit the MES Online Store to purchase your 2021-2022 PTA membership today.
MES PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD 2021- 2022
Co-Presidents Susan Mapen and Tony Moore
Parliamentarian Matt Fox
Treasurer Jim Pursley
Secretary Dawn Rutherford
VP Operations Carissa Quinn
VP Community Marla Johnson
VP Communications Gina Coffas
VP Fundraising Cutler Andrews
VP Enrichment Jen Lieb
VP SWAG Sintra Constant
LEARN MORE ABOUT PTA:
To learn more about PTA, you can review the budget, minutes and the current MES PTA Bylaws and/or the Georgia PTA Leadership Manual here.