PMES PTA PRESS

September 2022

Back in the Swing of Things!

What a great start to the school year our Hawks have had! Our PTA has enjoyed meeting so many new faces. Things are just starting to gear up with our PTA events, business partnerships, and reminders. Be sure to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/PMESPTA to get the latest announcements, updates, and pictures. Read on to find out about all of the fun happenings coming up!

Upcoming Events

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Papa John's Spirit Night, 9/1

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Supporting our school is as easy as pie-PIZZA PIE that is! Kick your feet up and let our Business Partner, Papa John's, take care of dinner on Thursday, September 1st. You may order from any corporate Atlanta location. Be sure to mention or enter our exclusive Puckett's Mill Elementary coupon code, PMES20, when placing your order. In return, our school will receive 20% of the profits from all orders placed that night.

September PTA Membership Drive

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For the month of September, the PTA will be holding a membership drive to encourage participation in our school's PTA program. The class with the highest percentage of enrolled members will be awarded a popsicle party at the end of the month.


What does membership mean?

We hope that in the coming year, you will help us continue giving our school incredible support by volunteering your time and talents, contributing financially, or both.


Join the PTA. This is a simple step that you can take on Memberhub. It only costs $7 per child, parent or family member to join and you are NOT required to attend meetings. As a PTA member, you can serve on one of our committees, vote on matters brought before the PTA, benefit from several discounts, or simply show that you support our school. Click on the MemberHub link below to become a member today!


Do I need to purchase a PTA membership for parent(s) and child?

Yes, we encourage you to purchase PTA memberships for each parent and all students who attend PMES as our PTA bylaws do not allow "Family Memberships." To join, visit our MemberHub site at the link below. Please select the appropriate membership type (either Parent/Guardian or Student." We appreciate your support!


What will I get out of having a PTA membership?

Contribute to your child's school, stay informed, make new connections, give back and have some fun along the way! Each membership helps strengthen our community as we strive to enhance student learning and enrich the lives of ALL of our students. Members are able to vote on matters that help support our students, staff, and school-while also receiving PTA perks.


We can't wait for you to join us!


Join today at https://puckettsmill.memberhub.com/!

Student Enrichment Fund Contributions Due 9/2

Don't forget to make your SEF Contributions before Friday, September 2nd to ensure your child's class shirt is included! Class shirts are worn for field day, field trips and various other events throughout the year.


After purchasing the class shirt, the remaining money collected through Student Enrichment Fund contributions will stay with your child's individual class to be used by the class room parents to plan class parties and purchase any supplies needed for the classroom.


Contributions can be made at our MemberHub link below:

https://puckettsmill.memberhub.com/store

Spirit Wear Orders Due 9/2

Looking to rock some Hawks Spirit Wear this year? Check out our MemberHub site to purchase all of the latest Hawks spirit wear. https://puckettsmill.memberhub.com/store


You can also visit the PTA website to print a paper order form and return it with your payment to your child's teacher. Orders are due by September 2nd. https://puckettsmillpta.org/


***Please note that Spirit Wear orders are separate from Class Shirts which are purchased through SEF contributions.***

Yearbook Club Applications Due

We're excited to announce our 2022-2023 Yearbook Club! Yearbook Club is for students in 4th and 5th grades. Club meetings will typically be held on the third Thursday of each month. The first club meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th. Members selected to participate will have the opportunity to learn basic photography skills, design/layout of yearbook pages, and will have an active role in the creative design of the 2022-2023 PMES Yearbook.


If your 4th or 5th grade student is interested in joining the club, please complete the form sent home in your child's Friday Folder no later than Thursday, September 15th to your homeroom teacher. Our club has limited space and only 16 applicants will be selected to join. Once selected, there is a $25 fee to join which will cover materials for various projects, as well as a Yearbook Club t-shirt which will be designed by club members!

Book Fair Is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair will take place Tuesday, September 13th through Friday, September 16th. Classes will visit the Book Fair during their assigned times that week. Details about your class' date and time will be communicated by your homeroom teacher. A sidewalk sale will also be held in front of the school on Friday, September 16th which is also a Digital Learning Day. Take a brain break and stop by!

National Grandparents Week

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National Grandparents Week is September 12th-15th and PMES grandparents are invited to attend lunch with their students to celebrate! Our book fair will also be open during this time in order for grandparents to have the opportunity to shop with their students. Invitations will be sent home on Friday, September 2nd with your class' date and time. Names of those attending will need to be provided with your RSVP. All visitors should be prepared to show a picture ID upon entering. Lunches will be $3.75 and should be paid in cash at that time. Grandparents should enter through the front entrance to sign in and head to the cafe!

ONE TRACK MIND Fundraising Initiative

Ready, set, GO....Our Fall Fundraiser is ready to kick off September 23rd! This year we will all have a ONE TRACK MIND as we raise money to install a track around the lower playground for use by all of our students. We have a huge goal this year, so start planning your bake sales, garage sales, extra chores-whatever creative ideas you can come up with! Materials will be sent home with all students beginning Friday, September 23rd. Collection days will be held 9/26, 9/28, 9/30, 10/3 and 10/5.

September PTA Meeting

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Come join us and get involved with all of the events we have going on this fall! The meeting will be held on Friday, September 23rd at 10:30am in the PTA Room. All are welcome! See you there!

Class Directory


If you did not complete the class directory form at Open House, please fill it out now using the link below so you can stay in the know on all your class happenings!



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Yearbooks are on sale!

Yearbook orders are now open! Yearbooks are $35 from now until December 31st, 2022. The cost will go up after this date. All yearbooks will be distributed in May. Don't miss out-order yours today!


To order, visit: https://www.balfour.com/georgia/dacula/puckett-s-mill-elementary


Want to submit photos for this year's yearbook? We love receiving photos from school events featuring your child and it helps out our yearbook committee so much! Send an email with your pictures to pmeshawksyearbook@gmail.com with the event/activity, children's names featured in the photo, and teacher name.

Calling All Business Owners!

Do you own a business? Are you interested in partnering with PMES to create stronger community connections? Then our Business Partner Program is for you!


We offer various levels of sponsorship which include sponsorship of Cultural Arts programs, teacher appreciation lunches, Spirit Nights, logo advertisement across our social media platforms, distribution of marketing materials to our entire student population, and more!


If interested, please visit https://puckettsmillpta.org/business-partners to download our Business Partner Program Packet.


Have more questions? Please email Heather Troy and Stephanie McKenna, PMES PTA Business Partner Chairpersons @ pmesbusinesspartners@gmail.com or the PMES PTA Executive Board @ pmesptaexecutiveboard@gmail.com. We look forward to your support!

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PMES PTA Executive Board

2022-2023 Executive Board Members

President: Cary Krueger

Co-Vice President: Amy Mikan

Co-Vice President: Jessica Sparling

Secretary: Mikelle Betanzos

Treasurer: Courtney Cannon