The Purposes (Objects) of the PTA are:
a. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community; b. To raise the standards of home life; c. To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth; d. To promote collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth; e. To engage the public in untied efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and f. To advocate for the fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public educational funding.
What does PTA do with our fundraising dollars at CHES?
- PTA contributes $29 per child in programs and grants.
- $14,000 in yearly grants to Cheatham Hill Elementary teachers to spend in the classroom.
- Grants given to the Clinic, Media Center, Music, Spanish, Art, and PE.
- In addition to planning fun family events such as Fall Festival, Turkey Trot, Holiday Shop and Back to the 80's Party.
- The Cheatham Hill PTA also sponsors the Reflections Contest, Rocket Reader Program, Art Show, International Night, our Visiting Authors Program, Junior Achievement Program, ASP Kilometer Kids, Red Ribbon Week, and the Science Fair.
- PTA purchases agendas for every student in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at Cheatham Hil Elementary.
2018-2019 PTA Board
President- Jenna Belfanti
1st Vice President- Kim Keene Davis
2nd Vice President- Jeffery Ryans
Secretary- Tracey Kirkland
Treasurer- Cyndi Godwin
Parliamentarian- Dana Davis
Principal- Keeli Bowen
Board Teachers and Administrators:
Nicole Meador- Academic Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Wagner- K Teacher email@example.com
- Lisa Bone- 5th Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art Show showcases artwork from every student in the school. This show is held during the March PTA general meeting and parents are invited to attend and purchase student artwork. Volunteers help prep the art work and staff the Art Show.
Cash for Trash
A fundraiser of items normally thrown away. Parents collect Box Tops for Education, Little Bites Muffins and Go Go Squeeze pouch logos. Volunteers help collect logos and process the items.
We reach out, through the help of the school social worker and counselors for our Cheatham Hill families in need. PTA holds The Champion Giving Tree in December, Food Drive for the holidays and other drives as the need arises. Volunteers help promote and carry out various food, school supplies and clothing drives.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to create a high-performing and productive association through an inclusive community environment in which each individual is valued for his/her unique skills, talents and contributions in order to capitalize on the innovation that results from the power of partnerships within diverse groups with diverse thoughts.
This is one of our biggest fundraisers! A family event with inflatable’s and interactive games that you can win tickets for prizes. We have many local business vendors with games, giveaways and product for sale. Our local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts provide services. We also have our famous Team Cowan from Keller Williams Realty Pumpkin Walk, balloon artist, face painter, cotton candy, popcorn, sand art, and Pumpkin Coloring Contest. This committee does planning, publicity, ticket sales, decorating, and game preperation and is staffed by parent and local middle and high school BETA Club volunteers.
Family Spirit Nights
PTA holds Family Spirit Nights at Freddy's, Chick-Fil-A, Otter’s, Zaxby’s, Bourbon Ice of Kennesaw, Mellow Mushroom, Yogli Mogli, Sparkles, Xderaline, Bounce U, Skyzone, and other local businesses. Volunteers help with planning and publicity of each activity.
Open Committee Chair Position
Fifth Grade Party
This is our End of Year celebration for outgoing 5th graders as the move on to Middle School. Volunteers help with planning, publicity, baking food items and decorating.
A night when we showcase our CHES students own heritage presentations. A fun filled evening with entertainment and food tastings from around the world. Volunteers help with planning and publicity of the event.
The PTA provides lunch and snacks to the support staff of Cheatham Hill Elementary School (Teachers, Office staff, Cafeteria Staff, Custodians and Bus Drivers), several times throughout the school year. This committee is the way the PTA says "Thank you!" Volunteers purchase or make items for these select days and also help with serving and cleanup.
Health & Youth Services
The Turkey Trot is a free event for our families, a run/jog/walk event on a Saturday to help promote health and fitness. Volunteers help with planning and promoting the event.
JA is a Free volunteer-driven program that teaches students to dream big and reach their potential. JA's hands-on approach teaches the students about entrepreneurship and understanding financial concepts. Volunteers use kits provided by JA with all the needed materials to teach classes that are approximately 1 hour per week for 5 weeks in the spring. It is a fun way to interact with kids and provide them with insight into how money works.
Cheatham Hill PTA provides the General Membership legislative information affecting the school and our students on a local, state and national level. Volunteers monitor state, local and national legislation regarding education and inform the general membership on important issues through monthly newsletter.
Open Committee Chair Postion
This commitee is the base of our fundraising for the year. Our membership committee promotes PTA at Sneak-A- Peek and Open House, keep accurate record of members and distribute membership cards, and they plan and execute the family fun nights for our CHES PTA members.
Eve Waage-Schmidt 773-896-7583 email@example.com
When parents are involved at home and school, children do better in school. All of our programs are open to parent involvement. We invite you to give us at least 3 hours of volunteer time for the year. Please look for opportunities monthly. Volunteers can help as a Room Parent or assist with other activities within the classroom. Volunteers can also help with any PTA sponsored functions.
Red Ribbon Week
A week long campaign for the students in October designed to increase awareness in drug, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use addictions. Volunteers help plan, promote, collect and distribute the activities daily to the students.
This event is Sponsored by the National PTA. Students submit works of art relating to the national theme "The Hero's Around Me" in 6 categories; Film production, Photography, Literature, Visual Arts, Music Composition, and Dance Choreography. School winners may go on to compete at the District, State and National level. Volunteers distribute information, honor participants and send entries to the council level during the fall.
A monthly reading program that encourages students to read more and rewards them for doing so which in turn instills in them the love of reading. Volunteers’ process completed “mission cards” monthly and help with the end of year awards reception.
This is an opportunity for the Kindergarten through 5th grade to become familiar with the scientific method. Student projects are judged, and winners are eligible to participate in the County Science Fair. Volunteers help coordinate the event, secure judges and ensure participants and winners are recognized.
Terri Clark 678-761-2891 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Back to the 80's Party"
This is a Febuary- Winter event for students and families with a 1980’s theme. There is a DJ with fun contests, Glow in the Dark Cupcake Walk, local Scout Pack 675 sell food, balloon artist, face painter, fun 80's photo booth, and more. Parent volunteers help with planning, publicity, ticket sales, and decorating.
The Chair works with Executive Board on planning, ordering, advertising, selling, and keeping inventory of the Spirit Wear. The Chair helps plan selling at the Sneak-a-Peek, Open House and periodically throughout the year.
Open Committee Chair Postion
This is the School Store that sells school supplies and recorders from 7:20-7:45 am one morning each week. This is an opportunity for the students to learn the value of a dollar. Volunteers keep inventory, order inventory and run the store on a weekly basis and orders supplies.
Yearbook (Production & Sales)
An annual yearbook for purchase that provides students with a record of the year at Cheatham Hill Elementary School. Volunteers take pictures or solicit pictures of school functions and compile them along with class pictures onto a yearbook template provided by the yearbook company. Volunteers also promote the yearbook handle sales and distribution of the yearbook at the end of the year.