First General Meeting of 2020-21, Tuesday Sept. 8 @ 5pm

We will kick off our meeting with about 20-30 minutes of PTSA business and introduce our board members to the membership. After the business part of the meeting, we will be going into grade-centered break-out rooms to discuss grade-centric ideas. 6th-grade families will get a welcome and discussion on SEL and a teacher panel on navigating middle school in our current times. 7th and 8th-grade families will get any high school enrollment updates that are known at this time.  We are working on a panel of Denman alumni to let families know how their high school experience is going after Denman and any tips on what they wish they had known in middle school. Additionally, we will have an additional high school guest talking to families about math paths and sharing some resources.

Don’t forget to join the PTSA! JOIN!!

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Coming UP! General Meeting on May 22 at 9 am

Please try to make our fourth and final membership meeting, Friday, May 22nd 9:00am. Details to follow through membership email. We will be having some important discussions and votes. It’s not to late to JOIN!

  1. We will vote on our 2020-21 board slate, as proposed by our nominating committee: 

President: Danica Gittelman (second year)

Principal: Lisa Jovick

Secretary: Kerri Spruston (second year)

Treasurer: Kevin Rogers (new to position)

VP Community: Ryan Silvers (Second year on Board, new to position)

Historian: open

Parliamentarian: open

Fundraising Lead: open

Volunteer Coordinators: Linda Long and Simone Sebalo

Membership: Christie Lee Duffy (second year)

Grants Lead: Subir Hira (second year)

Auditor: Subir Hira (new to position)

Teacher 1: Drake Pillsbury (new to position)

Teacher 2: Lucy Hamilburg (new to position)

Please email the parliamentarian ( or any board members questions you might have or with interest about joining our Board for next year. As you can see, we still have three important positions to fill. 

  1. We will vote to adopt new amendments to the PTSA bylaws. Changes have been email to 

General Meeting Re-schedule!

We will be holding a brief General Meeting for our Membership at 8:30 am next Friday before Coffee with Admin (meeting on the third Friday this month). Please join us!


It is crucial to the PTSA’s continued success to form a nominating committee for next year’s board positions. We will also have a couple of other items to adopt and vote on, as well as discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities and update the Membership on our fundraising goals. Please feel free to bring your students if they are a current member. See below and the attached agenda for more information.


Looking for a Short-Term job to make an essential impact on your PTSA?


We are seeking 2 members and 1 alternate member to form the 2020-21 Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee plays a vital role in the life of Denman’s PTSA as its decisions shape the fabric of our executive board. The Nominating Committee will identify potential candidates for the elected positions on the PTSA Executive Board for the upcoming 2020-21 term. This Committee is elected by the general PTSA membership on February 21, 2020, at our re-scheduled General Meeting. The Nominating Committee until the annual election date on at our April General Meeting. 


If you are interested in this important role, please contact Ryan Silvers, Parliamentarian, 


As of now, we know that the positions of Treasurer, Historian, Volunteer coordinator, Fundraising Chair, and Parliamentarian will be open.