NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2019-20 Officers (President, VP (x3), Secretary & Treasurer). 

All Positions are open and available. Current officers are not eligible to return to their current positions due to term limits. Individuals may self-nominate.  

2018-2019 Board of Directors (*Officers)

 President* TJ Willis Nominating Chair OPEN
 Vice President - Communications*
 Betsy Beaird Audit Chair Debbie Harbin
 Vice President - Programs* OPEN Advocacy Chair Beth Royall
 Vice President  - Fundraising* OPEN Principal Kim Short
 Secretary* Amy Bailey  Teacher Rep (voting) Kathy Wall
 Treasurer* Kristin Campbell Teacher Rep (non-voting) Tony Coolbaugh
 Member At-large Nicole Guistwite Teacher Rep (non-voting) Michelle Nendza
 Member At-large Stephanie Lake Teacher Rep (non-voting) TBD
 Member At-large OPEN 


Standing Committees

Committee Descriptions

 Audit Committee Ruth Nash
 Ashley Roesch

 Debbie Harbin
 Assist with audits, and monthly and year end financial reviews per NCPTA bylaws. 
 Nominating Committee Chair OPEN Leads a team of 3 individuals to nominate a slate of officers for the next year (November-May)
 Advocacy Committee Chair OPEN This committee is tasked with improving communications and relationships between school staff and families; educating families and caregivers on important issues related to the health and educational success of their children; and helping to make each child’s potential a reality


 Communications  Committee Descriptions
 Memberhub & Online Directory
 Amy Bailey - Secretary Compiles and publishes the annual directory of family contact information.
 Newsletter OPEN Gather articles, create and email the newsletter every other month.
 Marquee Sign OPEN Updates the sign at the front of the school with upcoming events and dates.
 Website OPEN Maintain and update the PTA website.
 Room Parents OPEN Help coordinate Room Parent Volunteers and answer questions related to the PTA.


Committee Descriptions

 Beautification/School Garden  Heather Rollins
 OPEN Co-Chair
 Coordinate and organize our school garden planting and clean-up days.
 Bookfair Kelly Smith Coordinate volunteers for the Bookfair (October).
 Cultural Arts & Residencies  Beth Royall
 Ruth Nash
 Attend August Cultural Arts Festival in Wake County and work with teachers to choose and schedule five   performances a year.
 5th Grade Celebration  OPEN  Organize the 5th grade celebration in conjunction with 5th grade teachers.
 Hospitality & Staff Appreciation  Paige Randolph 
 OPEN Co-Chair
 Plan and organize Staff Kickoff Breakfast, Early Release Luncheons, Staff Appreciation Week, and Ice Cream   Social. 
 School Improvement (Decorating & repairs)     Stacy deVente
 OPEN Co-Chair
 Decorate the lobby and spaces as needed for themes throughout the year.
 Pumpkin Night   OPEN Co-Chair
 OPEN Co-Chair
 Coordinates our annual family pumpkin carving night in late October.
 Reflections  OPEN Co-Chair
 OPEN Co-Chair
 Schedule and coordinate Ballentine's participation in the National PTA Annual Arts Program.
 Seuss Night (Week) Kelly Cole Celebrating Dr Seuss (March 2nd) and reading. 
 Spelling Bee  Paige Randolph  Coordinate Ballentine's participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning with a local spelling bee.
 Talent Show  Stacy deVente  Coordinate annual talent show that includes a Visual Arts showcase.
 Yearbook Sales & Marketing     OPEN Coordinate sales, marketing and distribution of the yearbook
 Yearbook Production  Ellie Puente &
 Ashley Roesch

 Coordinate annual yearbook production, photographers and student cover art design


 Committee Descriptions

 Fun Run                                                       Stephanie Lake Coordinate our large fundraiser, a fun run. 
 Box Tops  Katey Humrighouse Responsible for collecting and redeeming General Mills box tops, and Tyson labels. Organizes  the incentive program for classrooms.
 Firefly Cards & Spirit Wear  OPEN  Solicit businesses to be represented and produce the annual discount card.
 Ordering and selling t-shirts and other items with the Ballentine logo.
 Firefly Festival  OPEN Co-Chair
 OPEN Co-Chair
 Coordinate a fun filled carnival for Ballentine families.
 Spirit Nights OPEN Coordinating with businesses and advertising for 4 spirit nights
 Loyalty Programs OPEN Assist with linking Grocery Loyalty Cards, Amazon, and more.

To contact the PTA, send an email to:

Ballentine Elementary School

Principal                                    Kimberly Short

Assistant Principal                    Greg Hackmann

1651 North McLaurin Lane
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Office Number                            919-557-1120
Fax Number                               919-557-1144


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