Committees

Community Outreach
This committee helps our local community by implementing several outreach drives to assist our neighbors in need.
Chair Person(s):
Email: outreach@graysonelementarypta.org

Communications
This committee maintains a volunteer contact list and communicates information about PTA events and volunteer needs.
Chair Person(s): Rachel Reed
Email: communications@graysonelementarypta.org

Education
This committee works with school faculty/staff to provide resources to advance educational practices and enhance the curriculum.
Chair Person(s):Brandee Appling
Email: education@graysonelementarypta.org

Environmental Education
This committee will educate the students, parents, and community on the importance of preserving our environment. This committee will monitor recycling programs in our school as well as provide landscaping and work to our outdoor classroom
Chair Person(s): Hilary Chen
Email: environmented@graysonelementarypta.org

Father/Daughter Dance
This committee organizes the annual Father/Daughter dance.
Chair Person(s): Danyelle Lynch
Email: fatherdaughter@graysonelementarypta.org

Fifth Grade Activities
This committee works with fifth grade teachers to organize special activities for fifth graders including quarterly events with other schools and end of year party.
Chair Person(s): Robin Culver
Email: fifthgrade@graysonelementarypta.org

Fundraising
This committee implements the various tasks associated with PTA-sponsored fundraisers. The Fall Fundraiser is the major fundraiser for all PTA programs and projects during the school year, therefore supporting educational enhancements at all grade levels.
Chair Person(s): Danyelle Lynch and Asa Skaggs MacRae
Email: fundraising@graysonelementarypta.org

Health/Red Ribbon
This committee presents information and programs on health-related issues to parents, students and staff at Grayson. These events include Red Ribbon Week (Drug Free) and Anti-Bullying Week which take place in October/November.
Chair Person(s):
Email: health@graysonelementarypta.org

Membership
This committee actively promotes PTA membership, beginning at the start of the school year during Orientation and the PTA Open House Nights and continuing throughout the year. It encourages all Grayson Elementary faculty, staff, and parents to join our PTA.
Chair Person(s): Kathy Meredith
Email: membership@graysonelementarypta.org

Mini-Fundraisers
This committee handles all mini fundraiser projects (Click here for more information).
Chair Person(s): Neha Kothari
Email: minifundraiser@graysonelementarypta.org

Mother/Son Event
This committee organizes the annual mother/son event.
Chair Person(s): Rachel Reed
Email: motherson@graysonelementarypta.org

Orientation
This committee recruits and organizes volunteers to work in teachers’ classrooms during back to school orientation day.
Chair Person(s):
Email: orientation@graysonelementarypta.org

Publications
This committee publishes a monthly newsletter that informs parents about school activities, projects and important dates.
Chair Person(s): Shari Cushion
Email: publications@graysonelementarypta.org

Reflections
Reflections is an annual contest sponsored by the national PTA. Students use various creative arts to interpret a theme. Volunteers are needed to collect and judge the entries and to coordinate the regional and state entries. Meetings and Deadlines occur in August, October and November often during the day.
Chair Person(s): Neha Kothari
Email: reflections@graysonelementarypta.org

Room Parents
This committee gathers a list of homeroom parents and communicates with them about school-wide class parties (winter holidays and end-of-the-year activities). The volunteer coordinates with homeroom parents on class donations for school events and recruits volunteers for hospitality events, including fall festival, book fair, staff appreciation events and field day.
Chair Person(s): Allyson Sivley
Email: roomparents@graysonelementarypta.org

Spirit Wear
This committee plans, purchases, sells, and distributes clothing and other items that promote school spirit within the school and raises awareness of the school in the wider community.
Chair Person(s): Allyson Sivley
Email: spiritwear@graysonelementarypta.org

Staff Appreciation
This committee plans and implements staff appreciation events throughout the year including Bus Driver Appreciation Day (3rd Monday in October), School Counselor Day, School Nurse Day and Teacher Appreciation Week (1st full week in May) along with other events.
Chair Person(s):
Email: staffappreciation@graysonelementarypta.org

Website
This committee updates the PTA website to include communications (such as school calendar, directory, volunteer opportunities), links, pictures, meeting minutes, etc. and ensures that the website contains pertinent information for the Grayson community. School-wide event fliers and other PTA information are added during the year.
Chair Person(s): Duncan MacRae
Email: website@graysonelementarypta.org