• The PTA began the year with an energetic kick-off meeting. Attendance
    was high, and enthusiasm was evident as we established a Hospitality
    Committee with Melissa Cornwell as Chair, Susan Fowler volunteered as
    Yearbook Chair, and Shannon Vaughan volunteered as Field Day Chair.

    We were excited to share the award NES received for PTA membership for
    the previous school year.  After meeting our membership goal of 140 last
    year, our goal for 2014-2015 is 150!  We will be working to encourage
    all staff to join, and will be encouraging membership throughout the
    year for parents and grandparents.  We also need ideas for how Mr.
    Ttitsera will celebrate if we reach our goal!

    Our annual direct sales fundraiser continues to be a primary contributor
    to our funds, and we appreciate all the sales and purchases made by the
    students and parents.  Forty percent of each sale goes directly into the
    PTA's annual fund.  In addition, we continue to collect Box Tops,
    Campbell's Soup can labels, and Farm Fresh receipts at an increasing
    rate.  Every little bit helps, so keep them coming!

    The PTA has some exciting new goals for the upcoming year, including
    establishing the first parts of an agricultural community where students
    can collaborate on a project to establish gardens and grow vegetables,
    flowers, and herbs.  We also have determined that the playground
    equipment is somewhat outdated, and we would like to use some of our
    funds to purchase new equipment within the next few years.

    Important Reminders:

      * Tuesday, October 21st - PTA Meeting and Title I Schoolwide Fall
        Annual Meeting and Family Reading Night
      * Friday, October 24th - School Colors Spirit Day
      * Thursday, October 30th - Student of the Month Recognition at 2:30
      * Friday, October 31st - 1:00 dismissal, Fall Costume Day, No Cougar Care

    We look forward to a great year at NES, and we want the PTA provide the
    utmost support for the outstanding efforts put forth by the teachers and
    administration.  Thanks for your contributions, and let us know if you
    have any questions or suggestion.

    ***Anticipated PTA Event Dates for 2014-2015:

    Open House: September 9

    Title I General Meeting: October 21

    Math Night: November 18

    Night of Carols: December 16

    Author's Tea: February 17

    SOL Night: March 17

    Spring Chorus Concert: April 21

    AR Night: May 19

    2014-2015 NES PTA Officers:

    Mandy Hall - Co-President

    Brandy Hewitt - Co-President

    Melissa Cornwell - Vice President

    Angela Deskins - Treasurer

    Nichole Moore - Secretary

    Susan Fowler - School / Parent Liasion

    Rebecca Johnson - School / Parent Liasion