Accelerated Reader:  Accelerated Reader is an individualized reading program. Teachers set goals for each student. Students are encouraged to work toward their personal goal- this is not a competition between students. It is designed to promote individual success in reading.

Book titles: 

*If students reach their goal, they will receive small incentives and an award at the end of year. 

Chair: Becky Bitsko


Adopt-a-Book:  The Adopt-a-Book committee identifies books to "sell" at Open House which are then donated to the Evansdale Media Center Library. Each book is labeled with a nameplate honoring the donor. 

Chair: Becky Bitsko


Book Fair:  The Book Fair committee schedules and organizes a fall, winter and spring book fair to promote literacy and raise funds for the school.  The committee serves as the liaison with Scholastic.

Chair: Sandi Waters


Box Tops/Free Fundraising:  The Box Tops/Free Fundraising committee promotes the collections of Box Tops by the students and their families.  The committee collects and counts the box tops and raises funds for Evansdale.  The committee also manages the fundraising programs offered through Publix and Kroger.

Chair: Angelina Jeffers


Budget Ways and Means:  This committee is charged with reviewing and making recommendations regarding the PTA budget.

Chair: Nancy Morgan


By Laws:  This committee ensures the PTA abides by the prescribed rules.

Chair: Tracy Queen


Communications:  This committee maintains the communication between the PTA and the school as well as the PTA's social media presence.

Chair: Susan Hudgins


Cultural Arts:  The Cultural Arts committee works to bring the arts to everyone at Evansdale Elementary. We do so through a variety of programs, assemblies and fundraisers.  We encourage parents to participate in as many ways as possible to help inspire your children with a lifelong love of all of the arts: music, theater, dance, visual arts and more.

Co-Chairs: Lauren Shankman and Melissa Sanders


Directory:   The Directory committee organizes the documents for Open House and (traditionally) formats/distributes the hard copies purchased. This role has evolved to organize the Open House documents and assist with the Evansdale website and online directory. 

Chair: Cari Lichtman


Eagle Trek:   Eagle Trek is a Walk-A-Thon hosted by the Evansdale Education Foundation. Proceeds from the event and sponsor contributions benefit both the Evansdale PTA and Education Foundation.   These organizations invest in teacher training, classroom technology and resources, enrichment materials, and additional staffing not provided by the county.  The benefits of these investments are felt by Evansdale students each and every school day.

Co-Chairs: Susan Easom and Julie Grier


EvansDads:  The EvansDads committee plans and organizes the yearly Father/Daughter Valentine dance.

Co-Chairs: Jerry Appleman and Scott Foerst


Fantastic Friday:  The Fantastic Friday committee plans and organizes the yearly Evansdale Fall Carnival.

Co-Chairs: Tom Van Valkenburg and Robert Payne   


Fifth Grade Chair:  This chair (and committee) works with the Evansdale administration and faculty to organize the special fifth grade events- overnight trips, graduation, etc.

Chair: Jen McGaughey   


Green Team:  The Green Team helps to make Evansdale “greener” and to educate children on healthy and sustainable habits. They promote recycling, walking, biking, taking the bus, or sharing a ride to school.

Co-Chairs: Dawn Laney and Diane Matesic


Grounds Beautification:  The Grounds Beautification committee helps to maintain and improve the grounds on our campus by coordinating two clean up days during the school year.

Co-Chairs: Jerry Appleman and Scott Foerst


Hospitality:  The hospitality committee provides meals and treats to the faculty and staff on special days when they will be working additional hours.

Chair: Jessie O'Neil


International Night: An event to celebrate the many countries and cultures that are represented at Evansdale. This event takes place in the spring and allows children to learn about cultures, customs, and foods from around the world. 

Chair: Abigail Carlton


Kilometer Kids:  This is a running program for kids ages 7-12. At Evansdale it takes place before and after school and is run by volunteers. Parents can enroll their children for fall or spring. The program includes running, games, drills, stretching and education on eating healthy.

Co-Chairs: Brett Broussard and Juliette Rose


Legislation: This committee is responsible for making, enacting, and following PTA laws. 

Chair: Lucy Foley


Literary Guild: A special reading program that helps children discover literature of different genres. 

Co-Chairs: Juliette Rose and Jemekia Thornton


Membership: The PTA Membership committee works diligently to engage parents in joining the PTA. 

Chair: Diana Flanagan


Olympic Day: A field day where children compete in races and events like tug-of-war. Classes are grouped together to represent different countries.

Chair: Sylvia Flower


Room Parent Coordinator:  The Room Parent Coordinator acts as a liasion between each classroom, the PTA, and the school administration.

Co-Chairs: Natalie Culpepper and Lucy Foley


Run 4 Fun:  The Run 4 Fun is a communitiy 5K held in the spring to promote healthy living among the Evansdale students, faculty, staff, and parents.

Chair: Joe Earnest


School Pictures: The School Pictures committee works with the administration and vendor to secure the date(s) for School Pictures. They also assist with day-of activities. 

Chair: Christ Ralls


Special Luncheons: The Special Luncheons committee works with the administration and nutrition staff to organize the Grandparents' and Holiday luncheons. 

Co-Chairs: Denise Robinson and Kathy Stancil


Spirit Night:  The Spirit Night committee schedules and organizes special dining events at local restaurants to promote school community.

Co-Chairs: Rachael Fogleman and Kate Mount 


Spirit Wear:  The Spirit Wear committee selects and sells items such as t-shirts, hats, car magnets, etc. to help promote school community and pride. 

Chair: Laura Sauceda


Square 1 Art:  The Square 1 Art committee works with the art teacher to coordinate and promote the Square 1 Art fundraiser in the fall.  The committee collects the art completed by the students and distributes the ordered products when they arrive.  The committee acts as the liaison with the Square 1 Art company.

Chair: Natalie Culpepper


STEM Night:  The STEM Night committee plans the Evansdale STEM Night held each spring.  The committee locates members of the community in careers related to STEM to participate in this special event.

Chair: Ben Kupronis


Teacher Appreciation:  The Teacher Appreciation committee organizes monthly lunches hosted by a grade-level for the Evansdale faculty and staff.

Co-Chairs: Sylvia Flower, Jenine Gathany, and Diane Hershner


Teacher Representative:  The Teacher Representative acts as a liasion between the PTA and the faculty.

Chairs: Melissa Bachman


Welcome Committee: The Welcome committee works with the community, administration, and room parents to identify and welcome new families to Evansdale. 

Co-Chairs: Milke Ababiya, Cesia Ruiz, and Lauren Shankman


Yearbook:  The Yearbook committee publishes, sells and distributes the Evansdale yearbook.  They attend or appoint others to capture photos at school events and then do a final review of all submitted photos to determine yearbook content.

C0-Chairs: Jennifer Arnberger and Jamie Manangan

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