Note from the president...
Dear Parents, Teachers, Faculty, and Administration:
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Pinecrest Elementary. It is an honor to serve as your PTA President. I am a proud parent of a fifth grader and a first grader, and my family is going into our sixth year at Pinecrest Elementary School. Pinecrest Elementary School is an amazing school. It would be difficult to find better teachers, faculty, and administration elsewhere. Our parents are likewise the best of the best. Working together, they make Pinecrest Elementary School one of the best schools in the county.
I challenge new and returning parents to get involved this year with their child’s elementary education by attending monthly PTA meetings. I also encourage interested parents to volunteer their time to one or more of our 30+ PTA committees. The PTA has numerous opportunities, whether you have a few hours a week, or a few hours for the entire year. Any and all help is encouraged and appreciated. You can make a difference, be a great role model for your family, meet other wonderful parents like yourself, and create great memories at PTA sponsored events throughout the year.
As a new PTA President but third year board member, I have seen first hand what a difference parents have made in their children’s education. With parental support, the PTA has been able to put Smartboards in every classroom, purchase much needed materials for the classroom, upgrade our technology and media capabilities and raise funds to operate our ACT (Assistant Classroom Teachers) program, which provides assistant teachers in every grade level, which otherwise would not exist. The PTA also supports after-school clubs, and new committee initiatives such as the Wellness Committee and Green Initiatives, including award-winning participation in the Fairchild Challenge. The PTA is also responsible for our amazing Carnival that occurs annually and raises much needed funds for our school.
Please be sure to check out our web site for important PTA information and event dates. On this web site you can also register for our Parrot Talk e-newsletters. They are full of information, including a calendar of events, contact information, PTA Help Wanted ads and important announcements from the PTA and Principal Zaldua. Additionally, please download our school app, available on iTunes and Google play, by searching for Pinecrest Elementary. I look forward to working with all of you this year. Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have any questions or concerns.Have a wonderful school year!
Pinecrest Elementary PTA President
2015-2015 PTA Board members
President: Elyssa Lewis
1st VP/Administrative: Fabriene Prudencio
2nd VP/Fundraising: Davenie Faber
3rd VP/Programs & Activities: Mackie Jones
4th VP/Communications: Andrea Carneiro
Corresponding Secretary: Jaysri Castro
Recording Secretary: Jenn Gould
Treasurer: Martiza Shapiro
Parlimentarian: Katie Abbott