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. 

    The 2020/21 school year is off to a different start as we navigate uncharted territory by beginning the year with virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while we will not do some of the things as a PTA that we have historically done every year, we also have an opportunity to reimagine some of our initiatives as well as focus on new priorities as an organization.

    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! 

    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 Grady 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 look for innovative ways to appreciate, support and encourage our teachers and administrators throughout the year. Questions? Ideas? Contact us!

    MES Culture & Experience: Not only is our school year starting off virtual, but for the next two years MES has a new home - MES@Inman - while our building is being renovated. MES PTA will focus on finding community-building opportunities including grade-level social activities and school-wide events. 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. While we’re virtual, the MES PTA, with help from the MES Foundation, is collaborating with our teachers to create and deliver 'Dolphin Tool Kits' stocked with items each grade will need and some fun items to support our students' at-home 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 make virtual learning successful. 

    JOIN PTA: 2020/2021 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 2020-2021 PTA membership today.

    The first MES PTA meeting of the school year will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 16 at 6 pm. Our plan for the year and annual budget will be presented at this meeting. Mark your calendars and details for joining the meeting will be communicated closer to the meeting date.

    Co-Presidents Emily Fink and Susan Mapen
    Parliamentarian Nicole Burton
    Treasurer Jim Pursley
    Secretary Matt Fox
    VP Operations Carissa Quinn
    VP Community Marla Johnson
    VP Communications Jana Kovac
    VP Fundraising Fabricio Moraes
    VP Enrichment Kat Collins
    VP SWAG Joanna Kobylivker

    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.  

2020/21 PTA Org Chart

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PTA General Meetings

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    Zoom Meetng
    Link can be found in Digital Dolphin and on MES Dolphin Community Facebook Page

    Please check the MES calendar for Executive Team meeting dates