About PTA

The Purposes (Objects) of the PTA are:

a. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;  b.  To raise the standards of home life;  c.  To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;  d. To promote collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;   e.  To engage the public in untied efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and  f.  To advocate for the fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public educational funding.


What does PTA do with our fundraising dollars at CHES?

  • PTA contributes $57 per child in programs and grants.
  • $14,000 in yearly grants to Cheatham Hill Elementary teachers to spend in the classroom.
  • Grants given to the Clinic, Media Center, Music, Spanish, Art, and PE.
  • In addition to planning fun family events such as Fall Festival, Turkey Trot, Holiday Shop and Back to the 80's Party.  
  •  The Cheatham Hill PTA also sponsors the Reflections Contest, Rocket Reader Program, Art Show, International Night, our Visiting Authors Program,  ASP Kilometer Kids, Red Ribbon Week, and the Science Fair.
  • PTA purchases agendas for every student in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at Cheatham Hil Elementary. 

2019-2020 PTA Board

Executive Committee: 

President-  Leigh Ann Soublis                                                                        

678-365-6747     Chesptapres@gmail.com   

Vice President- Kim Keene Davis                                               

404-921-7399       kimkeene222@yahoo.com

Vice President- Jenna Belfanti                                                              

803-309-1758         jmbelfanti@gmail.com

Secretary- Wendy Dyson                                                                         

404-509-2479         dysonwen@gmail.com

Treasurer- Cyndi Godwin                                                                       

770-856-7761          cyndigodwin@gmail.com

Parliamentarian- Dana Davis 

678-517-4303           Davis5379@bellsouth.net

Principal-  Dr. Carpenter                                                                            

678-594-8034           Kevin.carpenter@cobbk12.org


Board Teachers and Administrators:


Board Committees      

Art Show

The Art Show showcases artwork from every student in the school.  This show is held during the March PTA general meeting and parents are invited to attend and purchase student artwork.  Volunteers help prep the art work and staff the Art Show.

Susan Brough           678-371-9780             Lsubrough@gmail.com 

Cash for Trash 

A fundraiser of items normally thrown away.  Parents collect Box Tops for Education, Little Bites Muffins and Go Go Squeeze pouch logos.  Volunteers help collect logos and  process the items.     

Amanda Petersen       678-439-9450         cheathamhillcash4trash#gmail.com

Community Outreach

We reach out, through the help of the school social worker and counselors for our Cheatham Hill families in need. PTA holds The Champion Giving Tree in December, Food Drive for the holidays and other drives as the need arises.  Volunteers help promote and carry out various food, school supplies and clothing drives.

Jennifer Cowan          404-217-3473              jennifer@thecowanconnection.com   

Fall Festival

This is one of our biggest fundraisers!  A family event with inflatable’s and interactive games that you can win tickets for prizes.  We have many local business vendors with games, giveaways and product for sale.  Our local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts provide services. We also have our famous Team Cowan from Keller Williams Realty Pumpkin Walk, balloon artist, face painter, cotton candy, popcorn, sand art, and Pumpkin Coloring Contest. This committee does planning, publicity, ticket sales, decorating, and game preperation and is staffed by parent and local middle and high school BETA Club volunteers.

Kim Keene Davis    404-921-7399                  Kimkeene222@yahoo.com

Jenny Roach            678-488-5115                  jroach@stocorp.com

Family Spirit Nights

PTA holds Family Spirit Nights at Freddy's, Chick-Fil-A, Otter’s, Zaxby’s, Bourbon Ice of Kennesaw, Mellow Mushroom, Yogli Mogli, Sparkles,  Xderaline, Bounce U,  Skyzone, and other local businesses.  Volunteers help with planning and publicity of each activity.

Zach Schellhase        678-672-8812                zschell1984@gmail.com

Fifth Grade Party

This is our  End of Year celebration for outgoing 5th graders as the move on to Middle School.  Volunteers help with planning, publicity, baking food items and decorating.

Contact PTA President if your interested in joining committee Leigh Anne Soublis chesptapres@gmail.com

International Night

A night when we showcase our CHES students own heritage presentations. A fun filled evening with entertainment and food tastings from around the world.  Volunteers help with planning and publicity of the event.

Alejandra Constantino  678-594-8034        aleconstan@hotmail.com

Karina Reynolds  

Holiday Shop:

A time for the students to purchase holiday gifts for friends and family at resonable prices.  The students learn to shop on a budget and choose from a large array of products. Volunteer help with planning, set up and publicity of event.

Cindy Maslin           470-402-0233         cam5407@yahoo.com

Hospitality

The PTA provides lunch and snacks to the support staff of Cheatham Hill Elementary School (Teachers, Office staff, Cafeteria Staff, Custodians and Bus Drivers), several times throughout the school year. This committee is the way the PTA says "Thank you!"  Volunteers purchase or make items for these select days and also help with serving and cleanup.

Ana Alvarado          770-912-3931          ana.19832010@hotmail.com 

Bonnie Raines         404-276-9836           bonnieraines@icloud.com

 

Turkey Trot -Health & Youth Services 

The Turkey Trot  is a free event for our families, a run/jog/walk event on a Saturday to help promote health and fitness.  Volunteers help with planning and promoting the event. 

Penny Roach             678-886-2905               penpen155@yahoo.com

Legislative & Advocacy

Cheatham Hill PTA provides the General Membership legislative information affecting the school and our students on a local, state and national level.  Volunteers monitor state, local and national legislation regarding education and inform the general membership on important issues through monthly newsletter. 

Becky Peninger             256-483-0574                 

Membership 

This commitee is the base of our fundraising for the year.  Our membership committee promotes PTA at Sneak-A- Peek and Open House, keep accurate record of members and distribute membership cards, and they plan and execute the family fun nights for our CHES PTA members.

Molly Jackson        205-401-3945            mjjx2000@yahoo.com

Kristen Pittman                                        kristen.pittman@gmail.com

Room Parents

When parents are involved at home and school, children do better in school.  All of our programs are open to parent involvement. We invite you to give us at least 3 hours of volunteer time for the year.  Please look for opportunities monthly. Volunteers can help as a Room Parent or assist with other activities within the classroom.  -Volunteers can also help with any PTA sponsored functions.    

Dana Davis                678-517-4303        Davis5379@bellsouth.net

Tonya Annino           404-374-8768         Tonyaannino@gmail.com 

Reflections

This event is Sponsored by the National PTA.  Students submit works of art relating to the national theme "The Hero's Around Me" in 6 categories; Film production, Photography, Literature, Visual Arts, Music Composition, and Dance Choreography. School winners may go on to compete at the District, State and National level.  Volunteers distribute information, honor participants and send entries to the council level during the fall.

Bonnie Raines           404-276-9836          bonnieraines@icloud.com

Kristie Peterson        678-378-5652          kristieh124@hotmail.com

Rocket Reader

A monthly reading program that encourages students to read more and rewards them for doing so which in turn instills in them the love of reading.  Volunteers’ process completed “mission cards” monthly and help with the end of year awards reception.

Stacey Sheikh        678-592-4080       stacy121@yahoo.com

Science Fair

This is an opportunity for the Kindergarten through 5th grade to become familiar with the scientific method.  Student projects are judged, and winners are eligible to participate in the County Science Fair.  Volunteers help coordinate the event, secure judges and ensure participants and winners are recognized.    

Terri Clark            678-761-2891        terriclark11@yahoo.com     

OPEN CO-COMMITTEE CHAIR POSITION

"Back to the 80's Party"

This is a Febuary- Winter event for students and families with a 1980’s theme.  There is a DJ with fun contests, Glow in the Dark Cupcake Walk, local Scout Pack 675 sell food, balloon artist, face painter, fun 80's photo booth, and more. Parent volunteers help with planning, publicity, ticket sales, and decorating.

 Kelly Sheriff      404-468-4396        kelly_s95@rocketmail.com  

2 OPEN CO-COMMITTEE CHAIR TRAINEE POSITIONS

Spirit Wear

The Chair works with Executive Board on planning, ordering, advertising, selling, and keeping inventory of the Spirit Wear.  The Chair helps plan selling at the Sneak-a-Peek, Open House and periodically throughout the year.

Jenna Belfanti            803-309-1758        jmbelfanti@gmail.com

Spirit Store

This is the School Store that sells school supplies and recorders from 7:20-7:45 am one morning each week.  This is an opportunity for the students to learn the value of a dollar.  Volunteers keep inventory, order inventory and run the store on a weekly basis and orders supplies.

Crystal Massingill      678-575-7187        cmassingill@bellsouth.net

Amy Gomez               678-354-4033         amg6102@hotmail.com

Yearbook (Production & Sales)

An annual yearbook for purchase that provides students with a record of the year at Cheatham Hill Elementary School.  Volunteers take pictures or solicit pictures of school functions and compile them along with class pictures onto a yearbook template provided by the yearbook company.  Volunteers also promote the yearbook handle sales and distribution of the yearbook at the end of the year.

Tarez Mercer           770-855-3758       cheathamhillyearbook@gmail.com