Parents' Association

Parents' Association

Welcome! As a parent of a PDS student, you are a member of the Parents’ Association. The Parents’ Association is a volunteer support group for the school and our strength lies in the support of our parents. There is no charge or membership fee to belong to the Parents’ Association.

There are many ways to “plug-in.” We host numerous events throughout the year – some are service functions and others are fundraisers for the school.

Parents' Association

Community Rewards

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box topsBox Tops are collected the first Thursday of each month. Help yor child’s class win the quarterly Box Tops challenge while earning money for PDS! Turn them in a ziplock bag with your child's name on it.

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Parents' Association

Parents' Association Officers 2018-2019


President – Emily House

Vice President – Melinda Liles

Secretary – Sarah Watkins

Treasurer – Sara Madasu

Vice Treasurer – Susan Patterson

Nominations – Jenny Haddad

Accelerated Reader Chair – Carrie Benitone

Accelerated Reader Vice Chair – Amy Dudek

Annual Fund EC Chair – Chavanne McDonald

Annual Fund Elementary Chair – Jackie Peters

Art Appreciation Chair – Stephanie Hughes

Art Appreciation Vice Chair – JJ Keras

Band Support Chair – Suzanne Mariencheck

Band Support Vice Chair – (5th grade mom TBA once band starts)

Berclair Partnership Chair – Amanda Ray

Berclair Vice Chair – Jennifer Hobson

Book Fair Co Chairs – Allison Pace and Carrie West

Book Fair Vice Chair – Joy Sharpe

Community Rewards Chair – Amanda Farmer

Community Rewards Vice Chair – Deede Sherman

Crusaders Care Chair – Krista Tadlock

Crusaders Care Vice Chair – Katie Moore

EC Connections Chair – Missy Perkins

EC Connections Vice Chair – Chavanne McDonald

Elementary Division Chair – Lindsey Tayloe

Elementary Division Vice Chair – Molly Taylor

Faculty Appreciation Chair – Ashley Frazer

Faculty Appreciation Vice Chair – TBD

Father/Son Dinner Chair – Christy Yarbro

Father/Son Dinner Vice Chair – Laura Russell

Hospitality Chair – Dupree McDonald

Hospitality Vice Chair – Lydia Norfleet

Library Volunteer Chair – Amy Lindeman

Library Volunteer Vice Chair – Amy Wilhite

March Mania Auction Co Chair – Maggie Lovell

March Mania Auction Co Chair – Krista Tadlock

PDS Buddy Chair – Dudley Rhodes

PDS Buddy Vice Chair – Paula Sansom

Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet Chair – Bethany Owen

Spirit Sale Chair – Caroline Conrad

Spirit Sale Vice Chair – Palmer Smith

Spring Luncheon Chair – Heather Stemmler

Spring Luncheon Vice Chair – Kristi Carmichael

PDS Parents’ Association Liaison – Cynthia Cross


Phone Numbers and Email Addresses

Look up phone numbers and email addresses in the Student Directory (login required).

Parents' Association

2018-19 Parents' Association Events and Volunteer Opportunities

We hope that you will take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with our upcoming events, mark them on your calendar, and use the Volunteer Form to plug yourself in. A committee member will contact you for your help as the event date approaches.

Volunteer Opportunities

Accelerated Reader Auction (Chair – Carrie Bentione, Vice-Chair – Amy Dudek)  Volunteers are needed to assist with trimester prize distribution, collecting prizes for the AR Auction (Apr. 26, 2019) and working the AR Store (April 30 – May 1, 2019).

Annual Fund Class Volunteers Volunteers will work with the Advancement Office and Chairs (to be appointed) to help increase parent participation in the Annual Fund.

Art Appreciation Volunteers  (Chair – Stephanie Hughes, Vice-Chair – JJ Keras) Volunteers will work with PDS art department helping with general projects, art show, and Artsonia.

Band Support Volunteers  (Chair – Suzanne Mariencheck, Vice-Chair – TBD) Volunteers will provide support to the band program and facilitate band performances throughout the year.

Berclair Elementary School Partnership (Chair – Amanda Ray, Vice-Chair – Jennifer Hobson) Volunteers are needed to gather/deliver school supplies throughout the school year, help with Read for the Record (Nov) and the Angel Tree (Dec).

Book Fair  (Chairs – Carrie West and Allison Pace, Vice-Chair – Joy Sharpe) Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of Book Fair – decorations, set up, sneak a peek, teacher wish list tables and sales. Volunteers are needed Oct. 19-Oct. 26.

Community Rewards (Chair – Amanda Farmer, Vice-Chair – Deede Sherman) Volunteers are needed to help collect boxtops from classrooms and to assist in promoting the various community rewards programs. Great opportunity to volunteer outside of school hours!

Crusaders Care (Chair – Krista Tadlock, Vice Chair – Katie Moore) Volunteers are needed to help provide meals, prayers and support to PDS families going through a difficult time due to accident, illness, or injury.

Faculty Appreciation (Chair – Ashley Frazer, Vice-Chair – Laura Lee Jones) Volunteers are needed to help provide for and set up for special lunches and birthday celebrations each month for the PDS faculty.

Father/Son Event (Chair – Christy Yarbro, Vice-Chair – Laura Russell) Volunteers are needed to assist in all aspects of this dinner for 3rd - 6th grade boys and their fathers. This event is currently scheduled for February 26, 2019.

Hospitality (Chair – Dupree McDonald, Vice-Chair – Lydia Norfleet) Volunteers are needed to serve and/or provide food and drinks for various school events.

Library Volunteers (Chair – Amy Lindeman, Vice-Chair – Amy Wilhite) Volunteers are needed to provide additional help in the library with processing books, AR searches, birthday books and other general library duties.

March Mania (Co-Chair – Maggie Lovell, Co-Chair – Krista Tadlock) Volunteers are needed to solicit donations and sponsors for March Mania auction, pick up donations, contact winners, help with data entry, and more.

PDS Spirit Sale (Chair – Caroline Conrad, Vice-Chair – Palmer Smith) Volunteers are needed to help set up and work the PDS Spirit Sales held throughout the year.

Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet (Chair – Bethany Owen) Fifth grade parents are needed to help with this event for sixth grade boys and their parents. The 2019 Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet will be held May 23, 2019.

Spring Luncheon (Chair – Heather Stemmler, Vice-Chair – Kristi Carmichael) Volunteers are needed to assist in hosting (floral arranging, set-up/clean up, registration, etc). This luncheon for 6th grade boys and mothers will be held in April

Treasurer/Cash Register Help (Treasurer – Sara Madasu, Vice-Treasurer – Susan Patterson) Volunteers are needed to assist with taking in money for various events held throughout the year.

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