ASE PTA Newsletter

Welcome to ASE PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Newsletter!

What is the PTA?

ASE PTA is super excited to issue a MONTHLY Newsletter regarding ASE PTA News. Please note that in September we are providing ALL ASE Families the Newsletter. However, starting in October ONLY the families that have joined the ASE PTA will receive the newsletter.

Joining the PTA benefits your child. In doing so, you also help the school. But there are many more advantages of joining the PTA:

  • GET CONNECTED - There is no better way to know what's happening in your school!
  • DISCOVER GREAT RESOURCES - The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students!
  • TAP INTO A NETWORK - PTA Functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns and experiences.
  • WATCH YOURSELF GROW - By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause - your child and all children in the community.
  • SPEAK UP - PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child's school.
  • WITNESS IMPROVEMENT - By getting involved at your child's school you'll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTA's play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.
  • BE A ROLE MODEL - By becoming a PTA Member, you'll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
  • ENJOY SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS - Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA Membership including newsletters, leadership training and more.
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ASE PTA Executive Board (2018-2019)

The ASE Executive Board is very excited to work with all PTA Committee Members to make the 2018-2019 school year a success for our children and teachers. We could not be a successful PTA without the help of all members.

The Executive Board consist of the following:

Jennifer Bowlin, President

Nadine Skinner, Secretary

Shane Bowen, Treasurer

Angele Akle, VP Communications

Karla Aranda, VP Programs

Ashley Bodungen, VP Fundraising

Lopa Shah, Parliamentarian

Stephanie Stegemeier, Historian

Nehal Dave, VIPS Coordinator

Sheetal Patel, Room Reps

Fawzia Elsaadi, Gifting

The PTA Board meets the 1st Wednesday of every month. The Meeting Minutes will be posted within a week of our meeting.

Thank you to all who give countless hours to make the ASE PTA a success!!

Current PTA Events

Dalmatian Nation Drive

Friday, Sep. 21st, 9pm

We are excited to kick off our 3rd Annual ASE Dalmatian Nation Drive. The Dalmatian Nation Drive allows each ASE family to donate money directly to the PTA through a tax-deductible* contribution instead of having our children sell products door to door. The 3rd Annual Dalmatian Nation Drive kicks off NOW!! The Dalmatian Nation Drive is an annual fundraiser for ASE.

The Dalmatian Nation Drive has been chosen for the following reasons:

  • 100% of donations go directly to our PTA with no fees paid to outside companies (fees can be 65% of proceeds)
  • Positive feedback from parents, administrators, and teachers
  • No door-to-door sales by our children
  • No sales competitions for our children
  • Donations are tax deductible*
  • Donations are eligible for corporate matching
  • Dalmatian Nation Drive allows us to redirect volunteer efforts toward classroom and extracurricular support to better serve our students, staff, and families

Your donation to Dalmatian Nation Drive will go directly to the PTA’s operating budget this year, which includes:

  • Field Trips & Transportation
  • Grade Level Enrichment Funds
  • Literacy Library
  • Teacher Conference Funds
  • Arts Reflections Program
  • Music, Art and PE Enrichments
  • Math and Science Enrichments
  • Field Day
  • Family Events

PTA resources are essential to our children and our school. The PTA’s goal is to raise $60,000 this year through the Dalmatian Nation Drive. Again, these funds will go directly to benefiting the school. A donation of $125 per family amounts to approximately 62 cents per school day. While this daily amount seems small, it is amazing what we will be able to accomplish for our children. Please do not feel pressure to give more than your finances allow. Any amount, no matter how large or small will be received graciously and will directly benefit ASE.

We want the students excited about the Dalmatian Nation Drive too! The grade level raising the most amount of funds will receive a “Party on the Playground!” What more could a child want than extra recess, music, and popsicles with their friends? We will have the Fundraising Goals posted in the school so the students, staff, and parents can watch as we reach our goal.

Please submit the Dalmatian Nation Drive donation ASAP but no later than Friday, September 21, 2018.

  • $1,000 and Above: Fire Chief Supporter

Name in Directory, Student Lunch with Principal, 1 Water Bottle, Marquee Thank You, 1 Yearbook ($40 Value), 1 Spirit Wear Item and 1 Car Decal

  • $500-$999: Firehouse Station Supporter

Name in Directory, 1 Water Bottle, Marquee Thank You, 1 Spirit Wear Item, 1 Yearbook ($40 Value) and 1 Car Decal

  • $250-$499 - First Response Team Supporter

Name in Directory, 1 Water Bottle, 1 Yearbook ($40 Value) and 1 Car Decal

  • $100-$249 - Fire Engine Red Supporter

Name in Directory, 1 Water Bottle and 1 Car Decal

Dad's Club Kickball Game

Saturday, Sep. 15th, 10am

ASE Playground

Calling all Dads!!! Join the Dad's Club on Saturday Morning for a fun game of kickball with your child(ren)!! Weather permitting.

Bark After Dark - Family Movie Night

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 7:30pm

ASE Playground

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Casino Night Auction!

Friday, Oct. 12th, 6:30pm

Sweetwater Country Club

We are so excited about our 3rd Annual Auction Event! Tickets are NOW on Sale!! You can SPONSOR the event, purchase individual tickets, donate to our auction and help by bringing items in for the Grade Level Baskets.

Mrs. Whisonant sent an email on Tuesday, September 11th with the Grade Level Basket Donation Signups.

Again, we thank you in advance for your donations and involvement in our fundraising events!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Box Top Challenge!

Friday, Sep. 21st, 3pm


Have your child bring in Box Tops from NOW till September 21st!! Flyer was sent home on Friday, September 7th. Two prizes will be given - one to the student who turns in the most Box Tops and the class with the most Box Tops! Start COLLECTING TODAY!

Art Reflections!

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6pm


See Art Reflections Flyer for more information! Submissions will be due in October and the Awards Ceremony is November 8th. Save the Date!
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Additional PTA News

  • Save the Date for Chick-fil-A Spirit Night on Tuesday, September 25th!
  • Birthday Marquee - Forms were sent home on Friday, September 7th! Get your forms in to have your child(ren) birthday on the Marquee.
  • Spirit Wear - Visit our Spirit Wear Store at
  • Join our ASE PTA Facebook Page for special announcements, flyers and more information!
  • If you plan on volunteering at ASE, please make sure you have your Criminal Background Check completed.
  • Want to Volunteer with ASE PTA? Please enter your information in the following link and a PTA Board Member will contact you with volunteer opportunties!
  • If you currently volunteering, whether it is physically at school or during home/office hours, please log your hours to following website.
  • Own a local business or know a business that would love to sponsor ASE PTA?? See the following for more information!

What does ASE PTA FUND?

ASE PTA has funded various projects, teacher gifting requests and additional teacher continuing education, field trips, assemblies and so much more. Just to name a few are the following: