Teller PTA

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.

Join the Teller PTA today!

 

  • Fill out the PTA Membership Form
  • Payment ($10 per person annually):
    • Online: PTA Membership & Payment (Debit/Credit Card or ACH):
    • Cash/Check: “Teller Elementary PTA” (include “PTA Membership” in the memo)  Drop off cash or check in a sealed envelope to the office or PTA mailbox or mail to 1150 Garfield St., Denver, CO 80206 (Attn: “PTA Membership”)

For less than 3 cents a day, you can become a PTA member, joining others 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. Membership is strongly encouraged, but not required to attend PTA meetings. Explore all the benefits at https://copta.org/membership/

 

PTA Executive Committee 2019-2020

President                                                     Jennifer Kresse                                  president@tellerpta.org

President Elect                                          OPEN                                                      president.elect@tellerpta.org

Vice President                                           Caroline Allen                                       vicepresident@tellerpta.org

Vice President Elect                                OPEN                                                      vicepresident.elect@tellerpta.org

Secretary                                                     Brent Ratliff                                         secretary@tellerpta.org

Secretary Elect                                          Kristin Mearini                                   secretary.elect@tellerpta.org

Treasurer                                                    Nadia Kinney                                       treasurer@tellerpta.org

Treasurer Elect                                         Kathy Price                                           treasurer.elect@tellerpta.org

Fundraising Committee Chair            Kelly Bruen                                          fundraising@tellerpta.org

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. 
Meetings

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.

2019-2020 PTA Meeting Materials

Minutes are available in the below links after each meeting.

September 4th Agenda Minutes
October 2nd Agenda Minutes
November 6th Agenda Minutes
December 4th Agenda Minutes
January 8th Agenda Minutes
February 5th Agenda Minutes
March 4th Agenda Minutes
April 15th Agenda Minutes
May 13th Agenda Minutes

Archived PTA Meeting Materials

Fundraising Goals:

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 fundraising@tellerpta.org to get involved or with suggestions.

Funding Request Links

Teller PTA Check Request/Reimbursement/In-Kind Donation Request Form

Teller PTA Teacher Funds (Scholarship/Grant) Request Application

 

Social Media Pages

Teller Elementary School Page – Official School Updates

Teller Elementary PTA Page – Official PTA Updates

Teller Dad’s Club

Teller Backpack Friends

Teller Elementary Performing Arts