“Parents Serving Teachers Serving Our Children”

Parent Teacher Association News for 2016-2017

For the 2016-17 school year, a consolidated online calendar of events has been created. Shenandoah Events/Activities, Assemblies, Parent/Teacher Meetings and other school holidays (including meeting dates, times and details) can be accessed at the following links:


All Parents, Grandparents, Family, Friends, Shenandoah Alumni, Faculty/Staff are encouraged to join the private page on Facebook, Parents of Shenandoah Elementary

Executive Board:

Kristin Heaney - President
Kelly Bayer - Vice President
Molly Roberts - Treasurer/VP Finance
Amber Maroon - Secretary
Ashlie Ayoung-Chee - Membership /VP Friend-Raising
Chris Warticki - Communications Director

Additional leaders and committee chairs:

Fundraising - Amber Harper Maroon
Partners in Education - Lizzie Windham
Hospitality - Stacy Robinson, Christina Doolittle
Carnival - Lisa Bray Jenkins
Silent Auction - Lynne Rhea
Class Baskets - Amy Hulcher Dannemiller, Debbie Bridewell
5th Grade Activities - Amy Hulcher Dannemiller
Print Media - Kristina Pope Beis
Talent Show - Athena Melnicki
T-Shirts - Kelly Pike Bayer
Homeroom Parent Coordinator - Christina Bartenhagen
General PTA Needs Renee Szarapski-Cherowitz
Mini Grants - Kim Norris Boley
Bobcat Brute Squad - Benito Encinias
Spaghetti Dinner - Heather Jouett, Kim Capo
ASD Representative - Elizabeth Lynne
Yearbook - Jessica Oliver
Family Fun Night - Julie Encinias
Box Tops - Jenny Bauer

Every family member is encouraged to join the Parent-Teacher Association

Principal’s Club - $190 (2 parents, 3 children)

Includes: 2 memberships & tickets; 5 spaghetti dinner, 3 WinterDance, 3 Skate Night, 3 Bounce Night, 3 T-Shirts, 3 Carnival, 3 Magnets, 3 yearbooks 

President’s Club - $134 (2 parents, 2 children) 

Includes: 2 memberships & tickets; 4 spaghetti dinner, 2 WinterDance, 2 Skate Night, 2 Bounce Night, 2 T-Shirts, 2 Carnival, 2 Magnets, 2 yearbooks

Assistant Principal’s Club - $78 (2 parents, 1 child)

Includes: 2 memberships & tickets; 3 spaghetti dinner, 1 WinterDance, 1 Skate Night, 1 Bounce Night, 1 T-Shirt, 1 Carnival, 1 Magnet, 1 yearbook

Double Membership - $12

Includes: 2 memberships, 2 Magnets

Single Membership - $6

Includes 1 membership, 1 Magnet

For any questions, please contact Membership V.P., Ashlie Ayoung-Chee –

Board Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 PM. Board meetings are for board and committee members. To participate on the board please contact President Kristin Heaney at

General PTA Meetings are held 3 times a year and are open to ALL card holding members. These meetings will discuss budget spending and income, programs and activities. All are encouraged to attend. Please see the shared calendar for dates.

Fundamentals: Elementary/Middle School — PTAs serve as a type of forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.

The Mission & The Overall Purpose of Parent Teacher Association

  • A powerful voice for all children
  • A relevant resource for families and communities
  • A strong advocate for the education and well-being every child

PTA has been a driving force in:

  • Child labor laws
  • Kindergarten
  • Public health service
  • Hot lunch programs
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Mandatory immunizations
  • Seat belts
  • Bicycle helmets
  • And so much more…

School Enhancement (1994) The Florida PTA believes that local PTAs are service oriented organizations whose first and foremost goal is to be advocates for children. Fundraising activities should be secondary and their proceeds should be used to enhance their school’s educational environment rather than to purchase basic materials and services which should fall under state and local funding.