get-involved

The success of Garden Hills Elementary is dependent upon the efforts of involved parents and dedicated teachers working together. We encourage every family and faculty member to join our Parent Teacher Association. Through dues collected from it’s members, and through efforts of our parent and teacher volunteers in fundraising throughout the school year, our PTA provides a myriad of great social events for the students and our school community, and contributes to supporting curriculum and program improvements.

Our goals include providing the funds for additional teacher training in IB and other educational programs, field trips, in-school field trips, Georgia Shakespeare, High Touch High Tech, and support for our teachers for classroom wish lists and projects. We also reach out to the community businesses to create partnerships that benefit GHES, such as those with our local restaurants that donate to Garden Hills through our Spirit Nights.

You can join the PTA when you sign up (or update your profile each Fall) for our School Directory. When signing up/logging in for the Directory, use code gardenhills. You’ll be able to make your membership payment via Paypal. You also have the option of downloading a Membership Form– please return it to the school office with your dues, which is $10 per member.

What joining the PTA can do for you:

Joining the PTA opens the door for becoming better connected with what is happening at school, making friends and networking with other parents, and using your talents through volunteerism for the benefit of our children.

The National PTA and Georgia PTA offer a variety of PTA Member Benefits from local businesses and organizations. Benefits may vary by season or event. Some of those benefits include:

  • Alliance Theatre offers tickets at a 20% discount for certain events in which tickets are purchased in groups of six or more.
  • The Atlanta History Center offers a 10% discount for new members on Student/Teacher, Individual, and Family Membership Levels.
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center offers a 10% discount on Family Memberships.
  • ZooAtlanta invites PTA members and their families to the biannual Educator Appreciation Day.

You can find more information by clicking Georgia PTA Perks.

Together we are a powerful voice for our children. With your membership and financial support, we can continue to work toward PTA’s goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.

Our Board Members are nominated and voted upon by the general membership each Spring, and begin serving their terms for the upcoming school year in the month of May.

THE PTA BOARD 2016-2017

Co-Presidents
Jennifer McCarthy | president@gardenhillselementary.org
Jennifer DeSimone


Co-VPs-Fundraising
Tavia Underwood |  fundraising@gardenhillselementary.org
Shannon Moran


VP-Marketing & Prospective Parent/New Parent Liaison
Jenni Rainwater | marketing@gardenhillselementary.org


Co-VPs, Enrichment
Gwendy Johnston |  enrichment@gardenhillselementary.org
Lupita Zurn


Treasurer
Keith Woodbury | treasurer@gardenhillselementary.org


Secretary
Joan DeMarco | ptasecretary@gardenhillselementary.org


Parliamentarian
Kristy Weathers |  parliamentarian@gardenhillselementary.org


VP-Communications (Friday Flyer Newsletter/Constant Contact/Website)
Kirsten Neufeld |  communications@gardenhillselementary.org