Welcome to the Athenian Academy Parent, Teacher & Student Association (PTSA)

Our Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family and community involvement.

PTSA Board:

PTSA President
Levi A. Lingenfelter
Email: HeyPTSA@gmail.com

PTSA Vice President
Brandi McCullom Sumlin
Email: HeyPTSA@gmail.com

PTSA Secretary
Carlene Livengood
Email: HeyPTSA@gmail.com

PTSA Treasurer
Adi Martinez
Email: HeyPTSA@gmail.com

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What is the PTSA?

The AA PTSA is a local chapter of the national PTA. While we are an organized committee in our own right, we are governed by Athenian Academy.

We are a group of parents, teachers, students, guardians, grandparents, relatives, businesses and more who are interested in our children’s health, well-being and educational success. We do this through strong parent, family and community involvement.

We are all a part of the Athenian Academy Family.

Whether you are contributing through fundraising or donating items, you are welcome.

Whether you are attending county meetings or voting on advocacy issues, we value your support.

Whether you are volunteering in or out of the classroom, at the school or at home, at school events during the week or on the weekend, during the school day or in the evening, there is a place for you in our Athenian Academy Family.

So bring your ideas, your time and your donations. Let’s make our kids’ future great!

PTA Mission and Values

PTA Mission

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Values


We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.


We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.


We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family and community involvement.


We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.


We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.


We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

How Do I Become a Member and Volunteer?

If you are interested in becoming a member, pick up a membership form from the front office.

Who can become a member?  Anyone who is interested in improve a child’s life.  Parents, grandparents, relatives, guardians, friends, businesses, companies, etc.

Individual members are $5.00.

Businesses are $50.00 (Or $75.00 worth of goods/services.).

If you are interested in volunteering, please pick up a volunteer application at the front office.  This will qualify you as a level I (level one) volunteer.  To become a level II volunteer, contact Ms. Penny at the front office.

Once you have become a Level I volunteer and are interested in contributing in any way, contact us at HeyPTSA@Gmail.com

PTSA Committees and Chairs

This year, each major committee has a parent chair and also a teacher representative/liaison. The reason for this is to have a teacher who already has a direct contact with the workings of the school and can assist on liaising, helping to get volunteers (as they know the parents) and anything else that would help facilitate an excellent result in student advocacy, fundraising, parent communication, student involvement, etc.

Ways and Means Committee (Fundraising)
(Overseen by the President and Treasurer)
Chair person: Karey Whitfield
Email: PTSA.Karey@gmail.com
Teacher rep/liaison: Ms. Landes, 6th grade teacher
Committee oversees:
All fundraisers for PTSA
Grants for PTSA
Donations to PTSA
Sub Committee Chair – Kristin Alexander
Box Tops Committee
Labels for Education

Communication Committee
(Overseen by the Secretary)
Chair person: Victoria Perry
Email: ptsa.athenian.updates@gmail.com
Teacher rep/liaison: Ms. Barber, 8th grade teacher
Email: C.Barberc@pcsb.org
Committee oversees:
PTSA Web Page Content Social Media (Facebook)
Sign Up Genius (Volunteer Sign-up program)
Newsletter – Azurede Ross
Email: Azurede.Ross@gmail.com

Volunteers/Parent/Teacher Involvement Committee
(Overseen by the Vice President)
Chair person: Chelsey Holbrook
Teacher rep/liaison: Ms. Lee, 3rd grade teacher.
Email: c.leew@pcsb.org
Committee oversees:
Hospitality Committee
Chair: Adiary Martinez
Sub-Chair: Ms. Jeannie Troglen
Volunteer Liaison Committee
Chair: Ms. Penny
Memberships Committee
Chair: Levi Lingefelter
Email: getlevi@gmail.com

Student Representation/Student Programs Committee
Chair: Will be a middle school parent
Teacher rep/liaison: Ms. Mizzi, Dean Middle School
This Committee is very new and very exciting!
It will be wonderful to see how this committee grows and evolves
Committee oversees:
– Junior Honor Society Projects
– Movie Night – Middle School Fundraiser
– Dance Parties
– Student Volunteers for PTSA Activities and School events

School Events/Special Events Committee
Chair: Cheryll Kinney
Email: psta.CheryllKinney.aaevents@gmail.com
Teacher rep/liaison: Ms. Reiff, 4th grade teacher
Committee oversees/liaises concerning:
School Run events:
– Back to School/Orientation night
– Fall Festival
– Oxi Day/Veterans Day
– Latin American Festival
– Great American Teach In
– Trunk or Treat
– Middle School Dance Parties
– Quarterly House Reward Events
– Holiday Hot Cocoa and story with School Leaders
– Picnic lunches by school grades
– Field Day
PTSA Run Events:
– Astro Skate
– Book Fair
– Reflections Program
– Square 1 Arts
– Holiday Store

Student Advocacy Committee
Chair: Marcela Foster
Teacher Rep/liaison: Ms. Masters, Student Services Advisor.
Committee oversees:
Student Assemblies:
– Great American Teach In
– NED Show
– Health and Safety Programs
– Live Safe Assembly
– Red Ribbon Week
– Anti-Bully Assembly
Legislative liaison/Student Advocacy liaison
After School Programs/Before School Programs
Dad’s Breakfast – Matt Foster
Girl Scouts – Meagan Decker
OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livlier Souls) –
– Ms. Hinz
– Anna Garret
– Julie LeClair
Field Trips – Research, Liaison, Coordinator
Community Outreach
Ideas so far:
Holiday cards for the veterans
Beach Clean up
Projects to help those in need
Projects at the SPCA

Upcoming Events

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