September Update

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Welcome to the Southeast Elementary PTA! I hope everyone had a great summer and are ready for 2019-2020 school year. We are looking forward to a SUPERSTAR year and have so many great things planned.

There are MANY new people involved in the PTA this year! Listed below are the board members and committee chairpersons.

PTA Executive Board Members:

President - Beri Edwards*

VP of Fundraising - Julie Sola*

VP of Membership - Daryl Terwilleger

VP of Communications - Stacy Mudd*

Treasurer - Erica Sheer

Recording Secretary - Jennifer Anthony

Correspondence Secretary - Sara Meinhard*

Teacher Liaison - Sue Ann Andrade

Committee Chairpersons:

Reflections- Jessi Corriston* & Ginger Weseloh*

Hospitality - Sara Meinhard*, Krystina Mannell*, & Stephanie Butler

Yearbook - Elizabeth McMahan* & Emily Farrow*

Spirit wear - Cori Darr*

Trunk or Treat- Stacy Mudd

Box Tops - Cori Darr*

5th Grade Celebration- Jessica Lea*

Clothing Center- Kathleen McCabe*

Spring SE Family Fun Night- Emily Farrow*

Cultural Arts - Meredith Suarez*

* denotes this person is new to the position. Please be patient! We have had a ton of turnover this year!

How can you get involved?

Attend a meeting! Childcare is provided (ages 2+)! There is a list of meeting below and I will send a reminder email the week-of. This is the best way to know about decisions being made and let your voice be heard.

We have a lot of committee chairpersons that would love some support or a team of people to contact when planning events. If any of the committees listed above interest you, reach out to and you can be connected to a chairperson. If you expressed interest in a committee when signing up for PTA, your information will be shared.

There will be numerous needs for donated food and time requested throughout the year. Sign-ups will be sent out throughout the year with these requests. We provide many meals for the teachers and it is always a big hit!

Amazon Smile is an extremely easy way to donate to our PTA. Visit the website and designate Southeast Elementary PTA as your chosen charity. A percentage of your purchase will be donated back to the PTA. You must shop through the website listed above for contributions to be made. The app and do not automatically generate income for us.

Save BOXTOPS! This is an easy way to support our school. The boxtop program will be changing soon. We will continue to run classroom boxtop drives during this transition. It is moving to an app-based program for scanning receipts instead of clipping from boxes. More information here:

Spirit Wear

The online spirit wear store is now open! Flyers will be sent home in backpacks this week. In addition to t-shirts, there are sweatshirts, water bottles, and key chains available! All orders will be delivered to the school. The online store is only available until September 18th so order soon!

Upcoming Events

September Skate Night
September 6th, 2019
5:30-7:30 pm
River Roll Skate Center
4720 NW Gateway

Riverside, MO 64150

We are currently looking for a couple of volunteers to help out 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after this event. Please email if you can help!

Early Release Day
September 12th, 2019
The school assembly will be live-streamed on the SE PTA facebook page
Students released at 1:30

PTA Meeting
September 16th, 2019
6:30-8:00 pm
Southeast Elementary Media Center
Childcare will be provided for children ages 2+
We will be approving the budget and hearing updates from most of the committees.

Donuts with Dads
Due to the safety concerns and parking lot logistics created by the Northwood construction project, we have decided to postpone Donuts with Dad, which was set for Sept. 24th. We will set a new date for later in the year. We apologize for any inconvenience.

October Skate Night

October 4th, 2019


River Roll Skate Center
4720 NW Gateway

Riverside, MO 64150

We will need a couple of volunteers to help for 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after this event.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 23rd-24th, 2019

PTA will be providing meals for the staff during conferences. A sign-up will be distributed closer to this date

Trunk or Treat

October 29th, 2019

More details to come but we will definitely be looking for people to host a trunk and for candy donations. Last year we handed out about 10,000 pieces of candy!

Other upcoming events (details to come):

11/1/19 - Skate Night

11/11 - PTA meeting

12/5 - Cookies with Santa

12/6 - Skate Night

12/20 - Breakfast for SE Staff