What does our PTA do?
OUR MISSION...to make every child's potential a reality by engaging our families and communities to advocate for all children.
We want to involve you in your children's education. Our goal is not to simply fundraise but to support Mary Lin and our teachers by providing our students with the best learning environment possible. Check out a few highlights of past years HERE!
Our PTA Board
PTA Elected Officers are President (or co-Presidents), VP, Secretary, and Treasurer. They are elected at the April PTA meeting and their one-year term runs from last day of school to last day of school. All other positions are appointed. A full description of PTA roles can be viewed HERE. Below is our 2023-2024 Board:
PTA President: Patrick McGrath
Treasurer, Rachel Weinthal Frank
Secretary, Mike Rethinger
VP, Communications, Christina Hodgen
Co-VP, Education – Saskia Owoade-Bryant o Co-VP, Education - Michelle Kotheimer
Co-VP, Fundraising -Suzanne Eisenberg
Co-VP, Fundraising - Anjali Kastorf
VP, Operations – Katrina Fuller
VP, Parent Involvement – Sarah Perlin
Principal - Sharyn Briscoe
Join our PTA
Membership is annual and needs to be renewed each new school year. Each individual membership is entitled to one vote. PTA dues include a portion for the state and national offices. In return, our local PTA and members receive access to many valuable resources, information and training programs.
What Does the PTA Do?
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in
the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
It only costs $5 to join the PTA! That five dollars goes a long way toward helping keep Mary Lin strong. Parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators are all valuable to a successful PTA. With your membership and involvement, we ensure that our families and government officials keep focused on excellence for Mary Lin Elementary.
LISTENS to parents' concerns and ideas for a better Mary Lin
RAISES FUNDS for new programs, teacher improvement, needed school supplies and grounds beautification that school budgets don't provide (computer equipment, science lab materials, class garden project, grounds beautification, etc.)
TALKS TO LEGISLATORS to make sure that educating our children is a top priority in the City, County, State and National budget process
WORKS with volunteers to make Mary Lin a beautiful and safe environment for kids to learn