NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2018-19 Officers (President, VP, Secretary & Treasurer). 

All Positions are open and available. Individuals may self-nominate. Email your nomination to the current president.  

2017-2018 Board of Directors

 President TJ Willis Secretary Amy Bailey 
 Vice President of Programs & Fundraising OPEN Treasurer Kristin Campbell
 Member At-large Stephanie Lake Nominating Chair OPEN
 Member At-large Nicole Guistwite Audit Chair Jen Gertler
 Member At-large Heather Figueroa Advocacy Chair Beth Royall
 Teacher Rep OPEN Principal Kim Short


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 Beth Royall 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.
 Website OPEN Maintain and update the PTA website.
 Room Parents OPEN **New** Help coordinate Room Parent Volunteers


Committee Descriptions

 Beautification/School Garden  Heather Rollins

 Coordinate and organize our school garden planting and clean-up days.
 Cultural Arts & Residencies  Beth Royall
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, Decorating & Staff Appreciation  Week  Paige Randolph &
 Ruth Nash
Plan and organize Staff Kickoff Breakfast, Early Release Luncheons, Staff Appreciation Week, and Ice Cream Social. Decorate the lobby and spaces as needed for themes throughout the year.
 Pumpkin Night   Lyndsey Lile &
 OPEN Co-Chair
Coordinates our annual family pumpkin carving night in late October.
 Reflections  Colleen Baker &
 Ellie Puente
Schedule and coordinate Ballentine's participation in the National PTA Annual Arts Program.
 Suess Night (Week) OPEN Celebrating Dr Suess (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 &
 Alicia Veronesi

 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  Kristy Gajowiak  Responsible for collecting and redeeming General Mills box tops, and Tyson labels. Organizes  the incentive program for classrooms.
 Firefly Cards & Spirit Wear  Heather Figueroa &
 Betsy Beaird
 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  Travis Lile &
 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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