January 24th 6-8 pm, Wednesday | First Auction Meeting
Are you interested in helping with the Auction at school? Each year Parmalee has an Auction and Carnival at school. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year and our most spirited event of the year! Do you have some great ideas to bring to the table? Please come join us at Jen Martino’s house for our first Auction meeting. Kids are welcome and we will have pizza and beer/wine. Everyone is welcome, no matter your experience!  Some ideas we will be discussing and looking for help on are:
* the Store (selling new Parmalee gear and donated gently used items and clothes for a ‘rummage’ sale)
* the Jail and Bail fundraiser 
* the Gift Card Pull & Wine Pull
* Some kind of Raffle
* Getting Donations
* Donated Parties
* Any idea you bring to the table! 

If you are interested in coming please email jen@portfoliositez.com and let me know how many kids are coming so we order enough pizzas.


January 25th 5-8 pm, Thursday | Parent Meet & Greet and Wine Drop

We are starting to collect wine for the wine pull at the Auction. Patty Pinsonnault is hosting a parent meet & greet and wine drop off from 5-8 pm on Thursday, January 25th.  Please bring some wine to donate for the wine pull and then stick around for a glass of wine, some hors d'oeuvre and conversation with Parmalee parents! There will be a movie on for the kids and a comfy room so they can enjoy some screen time on their own device if they prefer. Show up to enter our free door prize drawing!

We are in need of wine, and a lot of it, for the auction Wine Pull. Any and all wine would be great! The wine pull will sell for $25/ticket. We need some true 'winner' wines including: 

1. A 5L Magnum bottle
2. A nice Champagne 
3. Multiple bottles worth $40 or more
4. A Ultimate prize bottle worth $100 or more

We will have tax slips for this tax deductible donation for the value of the wine! 

This is a perfect time for some highly coveted screen time for the kids! We will have a kids movie playing or kids are welcome to chill and enjoy some time on their personal devices.We will also have some pizza for the kids. 

Come meet some other parents and stay for as short or as long as you'd like! We will have some food and drinks to enjoy and door prizes. We hope to see you there! =)

*** address and evite link are in the Monday Messenger, or feel free to email jen@portfoliositez.com for the information ***



We need 10-15 parents/grandparents/highly motivated neighbors to help us solicit items for the Spring Auction. This is perfect for any parent who still needs to do their required 3 hours of volunteering but have jobs preventing them from helping during school hours. This is a volunteer opportunity that allows you to volunteer from home, work or anywhere with cell service including the lobby of your child’s after school activity. This would be a team of parents, not just an individual, who split the load. If we can get just 10 parents to volunteer that would be ~15 calls each. If we get 15 – just ~10 calls and you’re done!

PTA volunteering is a big game of chicken.... who can outlast others as the positions fill up. Why play that silly game? There are benefits to just taking the plunge and joining this team right now:

  1. Good Karma. Why not start off the new year with a little good mojo on your side?
  2. Flexible hours. Volunteer for a job that can be done over the next 2 months, on your schedule, from anywhere
  3. Ideal for introverts. You can keep track of who has been called, who needs to be, and donations acquired through a website and do NOT need to have any face to face contact with us if you don’t want to. Calling around will also help you feel accomplished by stepping out of your shell ;-)
  4. Enjoyment! Okay, so calling around may not be your idea of fun. However, if you volunteer for this auction job you get to relax and enjoy the auction and festivities in April guilt free since you’ll have already done your part!

If you are willing to join this awesome go-getter A Team (you can work on a non-copyrighted name later) please email jen@portfoliositez.com.

A La Carte – If you would rather volunteer for a different auction job down the road BUT you frequent a few places each week that you wouldn’t mind asking for a donation from please email jen@portfoliositez.com with the names of the businesses- It takes a village to run an auction and every request to a business is greatly appreciated– thank you!


King Soopers Card Chair

The king soopers card give 5 percent of what you spend to the pta. As the chair all you have to do is send out a flyer (probably should be updated) in the fall. When the forms come back they should have $20 with them. You then add up all the cards and call into king soopers and request the right number of cards for the school with $20 on each of them. It is usually takes a couple of days and you can pick them up wherever. You need to turn all the money into the pta, they write you a check for king soopers. Then you pick up the cards, bring them to school and deliver them. When we have earned enough money we will get a check from kings and you just turn that into the pta. 



It will really help the parents at PTA if you could take a moment and fill out the form below :-)


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PTA builds bridges between homes and schools, integrating the efforts of parents with those of principals and teachers. When you get involved in PTA, the child who benefits the most is your own. You also are taking a major step toward improving your child’s school, your community, and your state and national education and health policies. PTA promotes the education, health, and safety of children and families. 


Parmalee is a small school and we'd love all the help we can get to ensure our kids get the most out of their school experience! We are like a normal PTA... except WAY cooler! ;-)





The kids say it best!




  VOLUNTEERS: We need every parent to volunteer at least 3 hours a year. I know, we are all so busy! It can be really hard to volunteer on top of a full time job and all the after school programs for the kids. The good news is that we have PLENTY of volunteer opportunities at all times and days! If you haven't signed a physical volunteer interest sheet at Back to School night or Boo-Hoo Breakfast please fill out the form below.  Dads- please consider volunteering for Watch Dogs (the kids will love seeing you there!) and/or 'Man'-ual labor. PARMALEE PTA Volunteer Interest Form Committee Descriptions