Parent Teacher Association (PTA)   — Latest version as of 2016-11-02 13:55:00

Parent Teacher Association

The PTA of the Neighborhood School is a volunteer group made up of parents, guardians and teachers who consistently work toward a better school. All parents and guardians of children at TNS are automatically members of the PTA, and are strongly encouraged to be participating members. The specific configuration of the Executive Board of the PTA can vary but is typically made up of two Co-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a range of Committee Leaders. Board members work extensively on school events and projects, the School Leadership Team (SLT), and coordinates the efforts of parents who head various PTA committees. Board members are elected at the end of one school year for positions beginning in the fall of the following year. Monthly general membership meetings are held to discuss PTA committee business, as well as to provide an on-going forum of communication with parents regarding school policies and curriculum. Fundraising is a major aspect of the PTA’s mission and many of the special programs in the school are funded with money raised by the PTA.

Dates for the PTA general membership and board meetings are announced at the beginning of the school year. We encourage all families to take an active part in the PTA and attend the meetings - childcare is provided.

2014-15 PTA

PTA Contact:  tns-pta@googlegroups.

Our by-laws can be viewed here »

PTA Officers

Elected by PTA membership for 1 year terms

PTA Officers are responsible to and carry out decisions made by the PTA membership

  • Co-President - Timothy Tait and Elinor Tatum
  • Secretary - Andea Begel
  • Treasurer - Tamika Frye
  • Events - Lorraine Hutra

School Leadership Team (Parent Reps)

Elected by PTA membership for 2 year terms

Attend PTA/SLT meetings, provide PTA input at SLT meetings, vote at SLT meetings on behalf of parents, provide minutes & report back monthly to PTA


Responsible to the PTA, attend committee and PTA meetings, budget/decisions approved by the PTA, report back monthly & provide minutes to the PTA

  • Events -  Lorraine Hutra
  • Class Parent Coordinator  - Joan Beard & Victoria Reichelt
  • Advocacy -  Rachel Birdsall
  • Diversity - TBD
  • Echo - Joan Beard

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