2016-2017 Markham PTA Committees
|Art Show||Marcie Eberhartemail@example.com|
|Book Fair||Julie Seiffertfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Book Fair||Laurie Votaemail@example.com|
|Book Fair||Stephanie Incorvatifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communications Assistant||Erin Drozdaemail@example.com|
|Community Service||Moria Aulbachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporate Rewards||Erin Drozdaemail@example.com|
|Cultural Arts||Tracy Tinnemeyerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Election Day Bake Sale||Mandy Mitchellemail@example.com|
|Election Day Bake Sale||Ediri Montoyafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Environmental Concerns||Megan Millmanemail@example.com|
|Event Fund Manager||Mary Byrnefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Family Reading Night||Alyssa Jonesemail@example.com|
|Field Day 2017||Angie Borrisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gym Liaison||Julie Baychemail@example.com|
|Health & Safety||Sue Galeonefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Holiday Fair||Lynn Collins||Collins6@comcast.net|
|Holiday Fair||Teresa Donehueemail@example.com|
|Ice Cream Social||Lisa McCormickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ice Skating Party||Deb Gillemail@example.com|
|Kindergarten Orientation||Shelley Pieklikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Library Support||Sarah Miller||Sargarb@aol.com|
|Markham Circle Breakfast||Ann Bozickemail@example.com|
|Markham Event Photographer||Amy Baderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Markham's Got Talent||Amy Baderemail@example.com|
|Markham Magic||Alyssa Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Markham Messenger Co-Editors||Michelle Markowitzemail@example.com|
|Markham Messenger Co-Editors||Tracy Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Markham Messenger Co-Editors||Linda Harroldemail@example.com|
|Memory Book||Patrish Dobosh|
|Movie Night||Amy Spikulafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Newcomers (Human Relations)||Kristin Darcyemail@example.com|
|Odyssey of the Mind||Cara Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Picture Day||Amy Spikulaemail@example.com|
|Read for the Record||Amy Tetlowfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Reflections (Arts in Education)||Kelley Bowenemail@example.com|
|Spelling Bee||Tracy Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Spirit Wear||Marcie Eberhartemail@example.com|
|Staff Appreciation||Kari Reslerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Teacher Appreciation||Melinda Berdyckemail@example.com|
|Welcome Back Picnic||Kari Reslerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Grade Level Coordinators|
|K Class of 2028||TBD|
|1 Class of 2027||TBD|
|2 Class of 2026||TBD|
|3 Class of 2025||TBD|
|4 Class of 2024||TBD|
|5 Class of 2023||TBD|
|K - AM Coffee and Kleenex||TBD|
|K - PM Coffee and Kleenex||TBD|
At the end of winter we have a Scholastic Book Fair. Students can purchase or pick books during the day and come back in the evening to shop with the rest of the family and enjoy the Markham Ice Cream Social. Students also may purchase a book selected for the classroom by the teacher. All profit from the Book Fair is taken as Scholastic Books for the Markham Library and classrooms.
The PTA provides several cultural arts programs each year for the students. In addition, the District usually provides one program that is presented at all seven elementary schools. The programs may include music, dance, art or science-related activities. The Cultural Arts chairperson will meet with the PTA Council Cultural Arts Committee and then present ideas to the Markham Cultural Arts Committee for approval. The Committee consists of the Principal, Cultural Arts chairperson, Co-Presidents, the music teacher and a teacher representative.
Each year, the Markham PTA provides a Directory of students in each classroom. New to Markham this year is the option for an online Directory through your PTA membership tool called MySchoolAnywhere. The Directory is a great resource for getting to know other Markham families. You may choose to access the Directory online via MySchoolAnywhere or you can opt to purchase a printed copy of the Directory. Additional copies of the Directory are $5 each.
The Election Day Bake Sale is one of the few PTA fundraisers each year and we need your help to maximize the impact of this popular event!
We would greatly appreciate donations of baked goods, as well as volunteers to help set up the day before the bake sale or to take a shift working at the bake sale on Election Day. In the past, the following have been top sellers:
- Pumpkin rolls
- Brownies (no icing, please)
- Pepperoni rolls
- Quick breads (banana, cranberry, pumpkin, etc.)
- Bottled water
Thank you for your anticipated help!
This fun October event is designed to promote literacy and families reading together.
This is done through different family activities centering around reading and books. The school Librarian works with the committee to prepare for the evening.
Fifth grade students at Markham Elementary participate in a three-day field trip to Linsly Outdoor Center and a number of special year-end events. The funds for the field trip and events are raised by the fifth grade students and their parents, not the PTA. The school principal maintains those funds in a dedicated MTLSD account. Fifth grade is appreciative of any support for its fundraisers by the Markham community!
5th Grade Activities Coordinator/Treasurer
Luisa Beigi, email@example.com
Ice cream treats are sold on Fridays in the MPR for $1.25 each. Ice Cream Passes are also available for purchase. Watch the Messenger for information on how to order passes. Please do not ask Mrs. Miller for the passes.
New this year!! In November, 5th grade will be selling Mt. Lebanon spirit wear such as socks, shirts, shorts, stadium blankets and “game day” outdoor folding chairs. More details to come.
Chair: Amy Spikula, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send any pictures to Amy!
Chair: Stacy Dee, StacyD@ReifersonMiller.com
Several fundraising nights will be planned at local restaurants. Plan to attend with your friends to combine a memory with an opportunity to support 5th grade!
The Gym Liaison is available to help the Physical Education Teacher with any activities that may require parent volunteers or participation. A popular event is the Easter Seals fundraiser “Hop for Hope” jump rope event in the spring.
A chance for our Markham students to shop ‘til they drop. During the holiday season, we provide a store for students to purchase gifts for family and friends.
This chairperson coordinates the efforts of all the Grade Level Coordinators and Home Room Parents. They help them with the Grade Level Coffees and classroom activity lists from the teachers. They also supply treats for the three classroom parties each year.
This is a wonderful Markham tradition.Come in the evening to shop for books at the Book Fair and stop in the Multi Purpose Room to have some Ice Cream topped with whipped cream and a cherry!
In the spring of each year, the incoming Kindergarten students and parents participate in an orientation event at the school. We provide light refreshments and a craft favor for the children.
This chairperson assists the Librarian as necessary.
Start your day with your child at Markham! Students are invited to bring one special guest to school for a light breakfast and socializing with friends before they start their school day. Coffee, juice, doughnuts and bagels are provided.
This is our much-anticipated spring carnival to cap off another great year for the kids at Markham. It is a great evening for Markham children and their families and friends with games, entertainment and food!
All lyrics and costumes must be age appropriate (i.e., intended for an elementary school audience). Lyrics will have a final approval from Dr. Freil. We strongly encourage lyrics that do not include violence or adult content. Please remember that this is a show for children of all ages. Parents are asked to please review their child’s dance/music selection before returning the registration form.
In August, new Markham families are invited to attend an orientation to get to know our school and our
What's Odyssey of the Mind? "Odyssey" is a fun, international creative-thinking competition. Teams of 5 to 7 kids work together to problem-solve & develop their creative talents. Odyssey provides a positive atmosphere for team-work and competition and teams meet for approximately 1 ½ hours once a week from October through March. Think of it as a sports team for the creative side of the mind.
Teams are assigned a problem in the Fall and challenged to create an 8-minute presentation with their solution. There is no “right” answer, so the more creative the better. After deciding on the solution, the team writes the script, makes the costumes, props, set, and practices its performance. All this on a limited budget and without parental help. Each team presents at a tournament at Moon High School on the 1st Saturday in March.
Be a coach and assemble a team! We can provide names of interested kids who are looking for a team. If you can't coach, we'll provide your child's name to a coach who is looking for other team members.
Visit Odyssey's National website at: www.odysseyofthemind.com/learn_more.php
Calling all readers! Each year the Read-A-Thon takes place in the fall. Markham students in each grade will challenge each other to beat their grade level minutes read from last year. The Read-a-Thon has a 1,000 minute club, a top reader prize for each grade level along with a classroom competition to gather the most sponsors. This is one of the PTA’s BIGGEST fundraisers of the year so please encourage your child to participate in this important event for Markham!
The PTA, through generous donations from parents, supplies games for each grade level to use during indoor recess. Games have been collected and organized by grade. Many card games and board games are available. If you have a gently used game or would like to supply a new one, please place it in the bin in the front hallway of the school. The Recess Games chair will make sure it gets to the appropriate grade-level bin.
Reflections is an arts recognition and achievement program sponsored by the National PTA. Each year, students reflect upon a new theme and share their interpretations of that theme through several artistic categories, including:
- Visual arts
- Music Composition
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
The PTA believes all children deserve quality arts education and we encourage students to pursue artistic expression through participation in the Reflections program. Markham has historically sent students on to place at the regional and state levels. All participants are celebrated and recognized.
Markham Elementary School participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program each year. Classroom spelling bees take place at the teachers' discretion and grade level bees follow conducted by Dr. Freil in December. The top spellers in Grades 4 and 5 are eligible to compete in the Annual Markham Elementary Spelling Bee that is typically held in January. The winner of the Markham Spelling Bee or the alternate (if the winner is unable to compete) will move on to the Annual Western PA Spelling Bee. Finally, the winner of the Western PA Spelling Bee will receive an all-expense paid trip to represent the region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in the spring.
Markham Spiritwear comes in handy on “Wear Red Wednesday’s” and at any Markham event including the annual Steelers vs. Mt. Lebanon School District teachers. Order forms are available in the fall each year and items for sale typically include short and long-sleeved t-shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts.
The Technology/Website chairperson is responsible for the update and maintenance of our PTA Website. Remember to check the Website for the latest PTA happenings and news.
If you would like any additions or revisions to your committee's page, please email the Website Committee Chair.