PTSA General Meeting

Tuesday 4/9 at 6:00 pm in the Library

Please join us to vote on the slate for your 2019-2020 PTSA executive board.

We would love for you to join us in that vote along with some other PTSA business. We would also welcome the discussion of what the membership would like to see from the PTSA board in the coming year.

Proposed Board Slate

President: Danica Gittelman

Vice President: Marlena Tang

Secretary: Kerri Spruston

Treasurer: Natalie Krelle-Zepponi

Historian: Amy Reticker

Nominating Committee: Saly LaSan (Chairperson), Shae Brown, Lisa Jovick and Deb Burdulis (alternate)

Please consider joining the board in another capacity! We have some open board positions which can be appointed and don’t require a vote. Please see more information on that below.

Positions we still need to fill:

Volunteer coordinator – recruit volunteers for garden/schoolyard clean-ups, photocopying, book fair, etc…

Membership chair – promote PTSA membership, manage our database of members and collect dues.

Parliamentarian – attend all meetings and review the bylaws when necessary, form a committee to update/rewrite the bylaws (needs to be done every 3 years), and oversee formation of nominating committee for next board elections.

Give to the Denman Pride Fund!

Thank you Denman community! We made our fundraising goals for the year! Please see below how we were able to help our community grow and thrive this year.


With creative ideas and enthusiasm, teachers and staff are supporting our students via numerous Denman PTSA Teacher Grants this ’18-’19 school year…take a look at how our students benefit!

Literacy/ Classroom Books

Expanding classroom book options so students can pick a book right where they are. Teachers hand-pick a broad scope of reading materials including themes around social justice, gender spectrum, empathy for differences, multi-cultural and relatable lead characters, and other thought-provoking and appealing reads for all reading levels.


Comic Book Subscriptions to offer a wider variety of enjoyable reading options


STEAM Night raffle prizes; expansive Science Literacy Libraries in each science classroom; materials for STEAM-based projects including Arduino controllers and Miniature Golf at STEAM Night, Makerbot Extruders, and various supplies. 


Lunchtime Soccer Club; Black Student Union outing


Teacher & Staff Breakfast and Counselor Appreciation Week Coffee/Bagels

Student Events/ Activities

Wilderness First Aid Training (two teachers) to support the Outdoor Club and 7thgrade camping trip; Athletics Awards Ceremony

Denman Clean-Up Days

Supplies for volunteer corps to enhance the yard and classrooms – fall and spring

Teachers and Staff

Professional Development including lunches for monthly meetings/ trainings for new teachers; new teacher welcome $; Readers/Writers Project at Teachers College in Columbia (one teacher) 


Simple items that support students’ work: Pencils, graph paper, pencil sharpeners, white boards, classroom incentives, art materials, hands-on projects for Special Ed.