PTA News Flash

Indian Knoll Elementary School


Letter From the Principal

Welcome to Indian Knoll Elementary School, home of the Firebirds! I am excited to welcome you to our school family. I am honored to serve as your principal in a school filled with rich traditions, school pride, and high academic expectations. Our schoolwide priorities are to promote teamwork and enthusiastic teaching for our students, so they will continue to excel and become inquisitive learners. By empowering students through standards-based innovative lessons, we will give them the tools to succeed. In addition, we will continue to integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts across the curriculum and have added an additional technology class to our specials rotation this year to assist with this priority. Building relationships and partnerships within the community and school are also essential to a successful organization. I encourage you to join the IKES PTA and support our efforts throughout the year. There will be many opportunities to get involved and make a difference! We are all working together to provide the students of Indian Knoll Elementary School the finest elementary school experience. Thanks in advance for your active participation and commitment to OUR school. #IKESRocks #CCSDfam


Mrs. Kim Cerasoli

Back to School Bash

Friday Aug. 24th

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for our 8th annual Back to School Bash! Drop in anytime and grab some dinner (Johnny's Pizza) and dessert (Bruster's and Kona Ice), rock out with our DJ, shop for spirit wear, find out our Back to School Membership Drive PTA raffle winners, and paint a rock to add to our new IKES Rocks riverbed. If you're interested in helping with this event, contact us at

Introducing IKES Spirit Rock

This year’s theme is IKES Rocks!! Keeping with that theme, IKES PTA would like to introduce the IKES Spirit Rock. The Spirit Rock is a great way to send a message for all to see! Paint the Spirit Rock to celebrate birthdays, recognize achievements or offer well wishes and words of support! The IKES Spirit Rock is designed to be a fundraiser for our school and is sponsored by the IKES PTA. You can reserve the IKES Spirit Rock for one day for just $20—100% of the proceeds will go directly back to the school and our students. Please visit the IKES spirit rock tab on our new website here for FAQs, Guidelines and the Sign-Up Genius link. We can't wait to see how you decorate our Spirit Rock!!!!
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All Pro Dad's Breakfast

Monday, Aug. 27th, 7am

3635 Univeter Road

Canton, GA

Dads AND KIDS, join us for the first All Pro Dad's meeting of the year. Meet other families and start the week off right! We talk about different issues at every meeting but most of all we just have breakfast and spend time with our kids. Please come to the meeting and have a great time!

Grandparents Breakfast

Friday, Sep. 7th, 7am to Monday, Sep. 10th, 7am

3635 Univeter Road

Canton, GA

Grandparents and students come together to enjoy breakfast and pictures before school.

Last Name A-L Friday, September 7th

Last Name M-Z Monday, September 10th

Flexible Seating Classrooms

Every year we have students who do their best when they can get their wiggles out, students who do their best standing, kneeling, or in a number of positions that only little bodies find comfy. So, when Mrs. Cerasoli asked if PTA would like to sponsor some flexible seating rooms, of course we said yes! This year, PTA is furnishing 4 flexible seating rooms. With creative seating choices and unconventional classroom spaces, these flexible seating rooms provide students the environment they need to be their best. These rooms will allow for a fun, change of scenery for students allowing them to work around the room comfortably and focused. It can also provide a fun alternative when rainy weather calls for indoor recess. We plan to add to these spaces with funds raised throughout the year. We would also welcome your donations of new or gently used books, games, and flex style furniture items. We are so excited about these new flexible seating rooms and we hope the students and teachers will be too!

New IKES PTA Business Sponsorship Program

Do you own your own business? Our Indian Knoll Elementary School PTA is implementing a new business sponsorship program this school year with levels that allow businesses to invest in the approximately 1000 students in our school, demonstrating their commitment to education and touching the lives of every child at Indian Knoll Elementary School!

Each level of sponsorship includes varying benefits to your business, but every level includes exposure to our community all throughout the year! Your sponsorship is also tax deductible since PTA is a non-profit organization. If you own your own business or know someone who does, please consider investing in us! Please visit the Sponsorship tab on our website for more information here.

Check out our new website!

Our new website is up and running! Be sure to check it out at Please use this website to access current information about PTA events, volunteer needs, contacts, committee activities, and our wonderful sponsors. Printable forms to join PTA, newsletters, teacher’s favorite lists, and meeting minutes are also available here. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook for the most up to date information.


We love to hear from you. Please contact us with any suggestions, comments or questions!

Rachel Chapman Co-President

Jennifer Severson Co-President

Valerie Holman Treasurer

Alison Waites Secretary

Christine Dagostino Vice President

Sara Kirkpatrick Vice President

Andrea Ondeck Vice President

Brenna Pittaway Vice President

Jeanette Smith Vice President

Katrina Brown Parliamentarian