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Upcoming Events

June 20

Elsmere Pit Party, 6-8 p.m.

June 24

5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, 1:30 p.m.

June 25

Last Day of School for K-5, Half Day, 12:10 p.m. dismissal

Backyard Movie Night, "Bee Movie" (G), 7:30 p.m.



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Elsmere PTA

PTA Board

President: Melanie Kvam

Treasurer: Erin Reilly, 439-7840

Secretary/ VP for In School Programming: Kathie Dubin

Vice Presidents:

Fundraising: Kim Jada, 423-9775

Volunteers: Meg Noonan, 475-9359

Playground: Robyn Holstein, 729-5032/Amy Cohen, 439-4731

In-School Programs: Kathie Dubin, 253-8434


PTA Updates

Sign up for PTA email updates by contacting Kathie Dubin 


PTA Forms

Membership Brochure [PDF]

Volunteer Opportunities/Form [PDF]

Cash box request form [PDF] 

Check request form [PDF] 

Deposit form [PDF] 

Request for PTA Funds form [PDF] 

Welcome to the Elsmere PTA

The 2013-14 school year has arrived and the PTA is ready for a great year. We have an impressive calendar of activities for the year and we can’t wait to get started!

Click here for the 2013-2014 PTA Membership Form [PDF]. Please return the completed form to the school by September 20 to be included in the School Directory.

Want to get more involved in your local school? The Elsmere PTA is a great way to get started.

For more information and to become a member of the Elsmere PTA, please contact Melanie Kvam.

PTA News

Elsmere Playground Project

During the fundraising process for the Elsmere Playground Project, we will be asking for help and support. Please check our Facebook Page and our website www.elsmereplayground.com to learn more about the project, our progress, upcoming events and how you can help!


How to get involved

Join the PTA: It's simple. The form is right here on our web page [PDF]. Just print it out and send it in with your check. (The cost is $10 for one-parent families and $20 for two-parent families.) PTA Dues pay for state dues, Insurance, and support ongoing PTA projects and events.

Volunteer: The PTA coordinates events and activities to enrich the learning and social experience of Elsmere students. PTA Events are run by parents on a purely volunteer basis and we need your help to make it happen. There are volunteer opportunities that accommodate all schedules and many can be done at home in your own time. Take a look at the Volunteer Opportunities Form [PDF]. If you have any questions about how you can help, please contact Megan Noonan.

Attend the Meetings: Join us at our monthly PTA meetings. The meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Elsmere Library. Help the Board and Event Leads plan programs to enrich our children’s education.

Participate: Don’t forget to join us for family events throughout the year. Take a look at the 2012-2013 PTA Events Calendar [PDF] so you can bookmark these dates. Is there an event not listed that you would like to organize for the school? Do you have any questions or comments on any of the upcoming events? If so, please contact Melanie Kvam. We welcome all fresh new ideas!


Five Easy Ways to Contribute

Campbell's Labels for Education: Please send in your Campbell's Labels for Education to help us earn supplies for our school. For a complete list of products with Labels for Education, click here; for more information on the Labels for Education program, click here:

Box Tops for Education: Look for Box Tops on many of the products you purchase. Clip them and sent them to school to help us earn money for Elsmere. For a complete list of products with Box Tops, visit: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx
and for more information on the Box Tops program click here:
http://www.boxtops4education.com. Shop the Box Tops Marketplace to earn money for Elsmere. Before shopping online, check the stores available at the Marketplace and a percentage of your purchase will go directly to our school (after you register).

Hannaford Helps School Dollars: Hannaford sponsors this during the months of October and November. Place collected dollars in the pillar at the store or send them into Elsmere School. We were the top earner for the Delmar store for the last three years and received an additional $1,000. Let's do it again! Learn more at www.hannaford.com

Sign up for Price Chopper Tools for Schools: Sign up at www2.pricechopper.com/toolsforschools/single.shtml (The Elsmere School number is 15747). You must re-enroll your card EVERY YEAR (it only takes a minute)!

Donate your used ink jet cartridges, cell phones, laptops -- working or broken! Protect the environment and help our school by donating used cell phones, ink jet cartridges, laptops, digital cameras, MP3 players, GPS devices, radar detectors, and digital video cameras at school.


2013-14 pta meetings

All meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Elsmere Library

September 17, 2013

October 15, 2013

November 12, 2013

December 10, 2013

January 14, 2014

February 12, 2014

March 11, 2014

April 8, 2014

May 13, 2014

June 10, 2014


how pta dues and volunteers enrich our schools

The staff, the students and the entire school community benefit when we have active parent participation through the PTA. Here's just a sample of how PTA dues and volunteers support Elsmere students:

Literacy Programs: RAZ Kids, Jumpstart, One School One Book, author visits, the Book Fair, CAPER, 1,000 Book Club

Math/Science Programs: Scotia Glenville Museum, Math/Science Nights, School Garden, Science Fair

Social Enrichment: School Assemblies, Grade Breakfasts, School Socials, Halloween Happenings, Community Day, Lip Sync

Physical Education Enrichment: Field Day, Playground Replacement/Maintenance

School Improvements: New smart boards, equipment repair/replacement, school grounds cleanup and planting

School banking

After-school enrichment programs

Family activities (ice skating, bowling, river rats, winter fun day)

In-school programs to enhance curriculum

School art show

School store

Staff recognition luncheon



helpful links

New York State Education Department

US Department of Education