The purpose of the Teller Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is to raise funds, promote volunteering, support our faculty and teachers and foster a sense of community.
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.
Our goal is to raise $150,000 this year. Most of the money we raise during the year is given to the school as an annual grant, and the Collaborative School Committee (CSC) decides how that money can best benefit our school and its students. Like other top-ranked schools we raise significant additional funds to keep our student/teacher ratios low and fill any deficits in public funding to make our school the best it can be.
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 organizing the Halloween Carnival, the Spring Dances, Staff Appreciation Week, Scholastic Book Fairs, organizing social events such as “Teller After Hours,” supporting the Teller Garden and so much more!
PTA Membership dues are $10 per year. A portion of membership fees are paid as dues to the Colorado PTA under which we are organized, and the rest is used for administrative expenses and to cover the PTA membership dues of our teachers. Membership is strongly encouraged, but not required to attend PTA meetings.
There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Teller PTA. Why Join the PTA?
For less than 3 cents a day, you can become a PTA member, joining more than 4 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone—parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association.
|President Elect||Julie Johnstonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President||Jennifer Kressemail@example.com|
|Vice President Elect||Kari Hotchkissfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary Elect||Jill Kessleremail@example.com|
|Treasurer Elect||Kristin Howardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communications Chair||Amanda Nealemail@example.com|
|Fundraising Committee Chair||Leah Boucherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Media Chair||Jody Schimmelemail@example.com|
|Social Committee Chair||OPEN||TBD|
|Room Parent Coordinator||Lynn Kutnerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Halloween Carnival||Heidi Gartlandemail@example.com|
|Teller Garden||Jennifer Baptistefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tutoring Program||Jen Shepardemail@example.com|
|Book Fair Committee||Joann Diaz Soto||Contact Office|
|Box Tops for Education||Cassidy Mondaloufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gift/Grocery Cards||Lisa Aikenemail@example.com|
|Totally Teller Auction Items||Cassidy Mondaloufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Backpack Friends||Sandy Parker, Amy Morawa, &
|Teller Spirit Day & Cookies for Kids Cancer||Denise Michelson||Contact Office|
The Teller PTA meets during the regular school year, generally on the Third Tuesday of every month, with the exception of November and February which will be on the second Tuesday. There is no meeting in December.
The meeting is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the school library.
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 above after each meeting.
|November 14 (2nd Tues)||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 13 (2nd Tues)||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 15||Agenda TBD||Minutes TBD|