PMES PTA PRESS

August 2022

Welcome Back, Hawks!

We are so excited to welcome all of our PMES Hawks back to the building! We hope that you have had the opportunity to rest, relax, recharge and spend time with family and friends over the summer. If you are new to PMES, WELCOME! We look forward to connecting with you in the coming weeks. We have lots of great events coming up this school year, so stay tuned to the PTA Press to keep up to date on all of the fun happenings our PTA will be hosting. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/PMESPTA to get the latest announcements, updates, and pictures. Wishing everyone a wonderful start to the new school year!

Upcoming Events

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Georgia PTA will be transitioning the PTA’s E-commerce platform from MyPaymentsPlus to MemberHub starting this school year. MemberHub will operate just like MyPaymentsPlus has in previous years for all PTA fundraisers and payments, offering parents the option to purchase PTA memberships, pay for spirit wear, PTA events and several other school and fundraising initiatives.


Please note that this platform will be replacing MyPaymentsPlus for PTA related expenses only as MyPaymentsPlus will still be used for lunch account balances, field trips and other school related expenses that are separate from the PTA.


The site is now LIVE! Hop on over and take care of SEF contributions, PTA memberships and staff appreciation donations today! Be sure to add it to your favorites!


https://puckettsmill.memberhub.com/

Join the PMES PTA Today!

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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/!

First PTA Meeting of the Year!

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Join us for our first PTA meeting of the year! The meeting will be held on Friday, August 19th at 10:30am in the PTA Room. See you there!

Student Enrichment Fund

What is the Student Enrichment Fund (SEF)?



As the school year gets started, you will probably hear a lot of talk about the Student Enrichment Fund, or SEF. This fund is a one time $30 donation made to your child's classroom to aid in the funding of various celebrations and classroom activities throughout the year. From class treats, parties, educational materials and teacher needs, this fund covers the majority of each class' necessities throughout the school year. When you contribute to SEF, you are helping your student's teacher and room moms as this provides a budget from which they can work with during the school year to cut down on the amount of requests sent home to parents.


As an ADDED BONUS, if you contribute before Friday, September 2nd, your student's class shirt is included with the $30 contribution. The class shirt is used throughout the year for Field Day, class field trips, and other events. Contributing to your child's class SEF account ensures that your child will receive their class shirt promptly.

Why is 5th Grade's SEF contribution more expensive?


Fifth grade is kind of a big deal! With 5th grade being the last year in elementary school, there will be several special events throughout the year to celebrate.


The $60 will cover Field Day (usually held at Mill Creek High School), and classroom celebrations (winter party, spring party, Milestone treats). This money will also cover your student's end of the year Achievement Day festivities. Held during the last week of school, Achievement Day is a special day for 5th grade students. There will be a catered lunch, ice cream bar, and other fun entertainment activities.


If the $60 contribution is made before Friday, September 2nd, your child's Field Day/class shirt will also be included. The 5th grade class shirt is different than other grades. The 5th grade shirt is designed by a fellow 5th grade classmate and the name of all 5th grade students are listed on the back.


We can't wait to celebrate the class of 2030!

How do I contribute?


To contribute, simply visit our MemberHub platform at https://puckettsmill.memberhub.com/, choose your student's grade level, and make your contribution today!

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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Thank You To Our 2022-2023 Business Partners!

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