Welcome to Greencastle PTA!  We are parents, teachers and staff, who advocate for and support education for students at Greencastle Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD.  Welcome.


Tuesday, April 10: PTA Meeting

Please join us Tuesday, April 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 for a planning meeting where we will discuss our priorities for the next school year so that we can begin putting together a 2018/19 budget to be voted on at our Annual Meeting in June. We would like to hear from anyone who has input on what school activities or initiatives the PTA should participate in. 

Three volunteers are needed to form a Nominating Committee, which will present its nominees for next year's PTA officers to the general membership at least 10 days before the June elections. The current board will elect the Nominating Committee at the April meeting. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please email president@greencastlepta.org. 

We will also review the programs that PTA supports and the way we raise funds, and gather input about school needs so that we can adjust our activities for the next school year.

Childcare for elementary aged children will be provided in the cafeteria. 

PTA Meetings are open to all families and staff, not just PTA members. Please join us!

2017/2018 PTA Board and Program Coordinators/Liaisons

Thank you to the volunteers who have accepted a role on our PTA board or taken on a coordinator or liaison role with our PTA.

PTA Board:
Renee Katz, President
Jocelyn Chavarria, Vice President
Shirley Jones, Treasurer
Cat Savage, Secretary
Demetria Sewell, NAACP Rep and Membership Co-Chair
Estelle Moore, Membership Co-Chair
Mouna Ezzat Agha, Hospitality Chair
LaKeisha Carroll, Communications Chair
Collins Odongo, MCCPTA Delegate and Diversity Chair
Carol Shivers, Volunteer Coordinator
Alecia Naugle, Special Education Rep
Jenny Peckenpaugh, Fundraising Chair
Winifred Ekane, Outreach Chair
Dr. Ayesha McArthur Moore, School Principal

Box Tops: Ms. Hayden & Monica Patterson
Most Valuable Kids Program: Mr. Marroquin

Gifted and Talented PTA Liaisons:
Shaun Hankton
Gail and George Richards

Join and support your PTA today.  Scroll down for a membership application and send it in with your child to their teacher along with the $10 fee (cash or check made payable to "Greencastle PTA"). Learn more about PTA volunteer roles by viewing the "Volunteer PTA roles" file. Thank you for supporting your school community.

School Resources: Scroll to the bottom of this page for these helpful resources:  
FREE MCPS Homework Help Hotline (in English and Spanish)

School Volunteer Application




** School Volunteer Form **
Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the file called "Volunteer Application 2017.pdf" to access the form for school volunteers in the 2017/2018 school year, including field trip chaperones. The form includes instructions to attach a copy of a government issued ID and a completed certificate or email confirmation of completion of training on Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect, which can be taken online www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/. (Note: the online training is only required once every three years.)

Collect Box Tops!  Box Tops logo

Keep collecting Box Tops!  Don't forget to turn in your collection from over the summer to your teacher and keep collecting for the 2017 - 2018 school year! There will be prizes for the top three classes each quarter.  More Info.

Register your Giant or Harris Teeter bonus card today!

Visit our Fundraising page for you to link your bonus card to Greencastle PTA and earn CASH for our school! 
Community Events &
Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department
Keeping our Greencastle families, community and neighborhoods safe. Sponsor an annual Open House and Fair fostering our community. www.bvfd.com
East County Community Center (located on Gateshead Manor Road off of Briggs Chaney Road -- across the street from the Mercedes Benz & Metro Bus Loop) has lots of classes and events to celebrate our community. Stop by and visit today.
Eastern Montgomery Regional Services
Homework Help Hotline (FREE MCPS service)
MCPS provides FREE homework assistance.  Scroll down to the bottom of this page to access more information about this homework assistance servicer or visit: 
Send texts to 724-427-5445
(7244 ASK HHL)
Kik us! @AskHHL
Twitter @AskHHL
Instagram AskHHL
Impact Silver Spring
Our vision is a thriving, multicultural community where people of all backgrounds are engaged, connected, and exercise individual and collective power to bring about the changes needed for a full and quality life.

Our mission is to build and sustain community-based networks that support people who are creating social, economic, and civic momentum that contributes to strong local economies and vibrant communities.

Kids After Hours
Greencastle's onsite before and after school programming and camp provider.  Visit www.kidsafterhours.com
Manna Food Center
Fighting hunger and feeding hope in Montgomery County http://www.mannafood.org/
YMCA Youth & Family Services Parenting Programs: click for more information
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