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PTA Meeting Minutes

To review PTA Association meeting minutes please contact the PTA secretary for a printed copy.


Welcome to the Mariners PTA!


Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  We’re thrilled to welcome back all of our existing Marlins and to extend an official welcome to those who are new.

Mariners PTA has the primary goal of connecting families, the school, and our community. We raise funds that allow us to plan programs and activities that impact students, teachers, and families, and promote educational and emotional wellbeing.   PTA supports our students at every level - from our local unit here at Mariners, all the way up to advocacy at the national level. #getconnectedstayconnected

We look forward to partnering with you.  Go Marlins!

With gratitude,

Mariners PTA Board Members

What types of programs and activities does the organization fund?

The full Mariners PTA 22/’23 Calendar of Events is available here, with a few highlights below:

PTA Funded Events and Support:

  • Book Fair
  • Jog-A-Thon
  • Paint Club by Timree
  • Recess Art with Julie Haley
  • Imagination Machine Assemblies
  • Science Assemblies
  • Upper Grade Walk Through History
  • Good Choices Week
  • Family Fun Nights
  • BooFest Halloween Festival
  • Veterans’ Day Celebration
  • Teacher + Staff Appreciation Events
  • School Play and Talent Show
  • Yearbook Signing Party
  • Scholarships . . . and More

How can you get involved?
Mariners PTA would appreciate your support and there are a variety of ways in which you can engage:

  • Sign up for weekly Mariners Reminders to learn about the latest school news and events.
  • Let’s be Social. Follow us:
    • Mariners School Instagram @MarinersElementarySchool
    • MESF Instagram @marinerselementaryfoundation
    • Mariners PTA Instagram @marinerselementarypta
  • Join us for monthly PTA meetings on campus:
    • PTA: Fourth Wednesday of every month at 8:45am in the PFT
  • Attend Flag Deck on Friday mornings at 8:35 on the blacktop.  This is a great way to see Mariners Pride in action!
  • Participate in fundraising events
    • PTA fundraisers include the Annual Membership Drive, Charleston Wrap, Read-A-Thon, Jog-A-Thon, Winter Ski Gear Sale, Mabels Labels, and Popsicles in the Park, 
  • Register everyone in your family for a Mariners PTA membership here. It’s only $12 per person!  Joining PTA provides funds that go directly to student programs, but does not require any other commitment on your part.  #getconnectedstayconnected! 
  • Sign up to volunteer – Whether you’re available to be on campus or can organize something at home, there are opportunities for you! Volunteer positions are available through PTA, MESF, and in your child’s classroom.  Please reach out to us if you would like to get involved. 

A few points to note:

  • Both the Weekly Reminders (generally sent on Sunday evenings) and eblasts (sent as needed) will come from
  • They will always have "Mariners" in the title.
  • The communications are provided by the Mariners PTA as a service to the school community.   They are not sent by Mariners staff but rather by a PTA volunteer.
  • Your email will not be shared with anyone.  Only the administrator has access to the list. 
  • You may unsubscribe at any time - an unsubscribe link is included at the bottom of every Mariners Weekly Reminders and eblast.

Weekly Reminders and eblast Guidelines

Weekly Reminders and eblast communications are provided by the Mariners PTA as a service to the school community.   They are sent by a PTA volunteer parent, not a school employee.  For this reason, we ask that the following guidelines be followed for submissions:

  • Weekly Reminders are sent on Sunday evenings, with a few holiday weekend exceptions. Submissions for the Weekly Reminders should be sent only to, the prior TUESDAY.  This timeline is important and late submissions may be refused.

  • Individual eblasts (those that are sent out as needed rather than with the Weekly Reminders on Sunday evenings) will be approved on a case-by-case basis.  In general, they are restricted to those topics that directly pertain to Mariners Elementary school.

  • All e-blasts must be submitted with approval from Mariners front office 48 hours before the blast date. The amount of publicity will be decided by the Principal and Mariners Elementary PTA.  (Truly urgent issues will be sent as soon as possible.)

  • Specific placement within an email and frequency of distribution will be decided by the Principal and Mariners Elementary PTA

  • We are no longer able to e-blast fundraisers and events for other schools or organizations. Requests to promote fundraising which does not directly pertain to Mariners will be directed to PeachJar.

  • Online Flyers 

Join the PTA!

To join the Mariners Elementary PTA, please visit our online membership page.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Bethany O'Connor. 

Board Members·  

·Stacy Klase, President:

·  Beth Paglia, 1st VP Communication/Publicity & Outreach

·  Joanna Hutchinson, Secretary

·  Heather Maddock + Katie Danielson, 2nd VP Fundraising/Ways & Means

· Brittany Robinson + Jacquie Keefer 3rd  VP Membership & Teacher Support

·  Kelly MacBeth + Lindsey Boler, 4th VP Programs & Enrichment

·  Kevin Fairfax, 5th  VP Budget & Finance

·  Katie Holst, Treasurer

·  Brandy Offutt, Financial Secretary