The PTA encourages parents to become engaged in the school community by providing opportunities to get involved, communicating about upcoming events and news within the school community, and fundraising to supplement the funds Teller Elementary receives from Denver Public Schools. We hope the following information helps you find out more about ways that you can get involved and support our wonderful school.
President Jennifer Kresse email@example.com
President Elect OPEN firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Caroline Allen email@example.com
Vice President Elect OPEN firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Brent Ratliff email@example.com
Secretary Elect Kristin Mearini firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Nadia Kinney email@example.com
Treasurer Elect Kathy Price firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Committee Chair Kelly Bruen email@example.com
Membership Chair OPEN TBD
Communications Chair OPEN TBD
The Teller PTA meets during the regular school year (September through May), generally on the First Wednesday of every month, except for January, which is the second Wednesday.
The meeting is from 6:10pm to 7:00pm in the school library.
Free Childcare and Pizza are provided.
All are welcome and you do not have to be a member to attend the meetings.
Meetings are not mandatory for PTA members.
Minutes are available in the below links after each meeting.
The PTA’s fundraising goal each year is to raise $150,000 to fund programs, reserves, and our annual $115,000 gift to Teller. The annual gift from the PTA is approximately 50% of the school’s operating budget. The school administration in partnership with the Collaborative School Committee (CSC) decides how that money can best benefit our school and its students. Without these critical funds, Teller would need to cut teachers, paraprofessionals, important enrichment programs (art, band, PE, library), and/or critical curriculum (math, socio-emotional, restorative justice math, reading). Our community contributes significant additional funds beyond the allocated DPS budget which makes up for the public funding deficit and contributes to Teller being a top ranked school of choice.
Primary fundraising activities include: Simply Giving, School Supply Drive, Totally Teller Live & Silent Auction, and Tellerpalooza. Additionally, money is also raised through support programs including Gift Cards, Amazon Smile, Shop Back/Restaurant Nights, and other community fundraising events. Volunteering opportunities both large and small are available throughout the year, as are community-building events that let our community spend time together. The PTA proudly supports our school’s community culture by supporting various school events, including the the Teller Block Party, Staff Appreciation Weeks, the Spring Dance, Scholastic Book Fairs, organizing family/parent social events, supporting the Teller Garden, and so much more!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved or with suggestions.