First TPES PTA Meeting of the 2019-2020 School Year

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

This will be a meeting to approve the budget and let you know about open PTA volunteer opportunities and after school enrichment sign ups.

Location: TPES Cafeteria/All-Purpose Room

Time: Pizza and childcare available starting at 6:45; meeting begins at 7:00


7:00 Welcome

Introduce Small Things Matter

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

Mon, Sept 30: No School 

Tues, Oct 1: PTA Meeting + Coat Drive and Halloween Costume Swap, 7-8pm

Wed, Oct 2: Walk To  School Day

Fri, Oct 4: Early Release for all students; TPES dismissal @ 1:20pm

Wed, Oct 9: No School

Tues, Nov 5: PTA Meeting  – Power Tools for Power Struggles by PEP

              Thurs, Nov 7: Literacy Night


7:10 Present and vote on the 2019-20 budget  – Kelley Skelton, Treasurer


7:20 Before and After School Enrichment  – Virginia Davis, After School Enrichment committee chair


7:30 Keeping up with PTA news and opportunities  – Lauren Greenberg, VP Communications


7:40 Lunchroom expectations – Dr. Gadsden


7:50 Get Involved!

Open volunteer opportunities, big and small:

Health & Wellness committee Lunch & Recess volunteers

Cultural Arts Assembly coordinators Social Services committee

Teacher Appreciation committee Equity committee

Readathon committee Room parent coordinator

After-school enrichment committee


Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year

The school has prepared these lists of requested supplies for each grade level. If you ordered a supply kit through the PTA at the end of the last school year, this is what will be waiting for your child in their classroom when they start/return to school.

Key Dates for Back-to-School, 2019

While some details of back-to-school activities are still being finalized (and will be updated here as they are available), please keep in mind the following dates for back-to-school, fall 2019:

July 28 & August 11: Summer playdates for TPES families (new and old!)

August 29 (7 PM): Back-to-school night for KINDERGARTEN only (this event is designed for adults- come meet your child’s teacher and hear about what to expect from their year in kindergarten!)

August 30 (3-4 PM): Open House, all grades. Bring your child to meet their teacher and classmates!


September 5 (7 PM): Back-to-school night for FIRST and SECOND GRADES (this event is designed for adults)

Join the PTA and other TPES families for a summer playdate!

We hope everyone is having a great summer! With less than 2 months left until school starts again, we’d love to have TPES families (especially those with students new to the school) join us for one of two SUMMER PLAYDATES at the TPES playground on:
Sunday, July 28 from 10 AM – noon
Sunday, August 11 from 2 PM – 4 PM

Come see old friends and meet new ones before the start of the new school year. (And meet some current PTA officers and members, hear more about what the PTA does, and consider joining us!)

While this event is a great chance for rising kindergarteners and families new to TPES to come to the school and meet, all TPES students and families are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Any questions? Contact

Blair Cluster & MCCPTA Info

Blair Cluster + MCCPTA Info

Montgomery County Public Schools represent one of the largest, most influential school districts in the nation.  It is important for each school’s PTA to work with their counterparts throughout the county and as part of the larger Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA).  In our area, we have the Blair Cluster, a group of 13 PTAs associated with Montgomery Blair High School and the elementary and middle schools that feed into the high school.  Below is a brief explanation of the various roles associated with the Blair Cluster and MCCPTA. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Blair Cluster newsletters, records of testimony, and other key documents.

Which Schools Are Part of the Blair Cluster?
The Blair Cluster of PTAs includes Montgomery Blair High School, three middle school feeders, Takoma Park, Eastern, and Silver Spring International; and nine elementary schools, Piney Branch, Takoma Park, Oak View. New Hampshire, Pine Crest, Montgomery Knolls, Sligo Creek, East Silver Spring, and Rolling Terrace.
What is the Role of a Cluster Coordinator and who are our Blair Cluster Coordinators?
Each cluster may have up to three coordinators.  For more information on the specific responsibilities of a cluster coordinator please see the pdf file posted at the bottom of this page. You may email Blair Cluster’s three representatives at: Shruti BhatnagarBladimir Duenas, and Kathy Larin
What is the Role of a Cluster Representative?
Every local PTA has a cluster representative. You can find the name and contact information of your PTA Cluster Rep on your school’s PTA web site. For more information on the specific responsibilities of a cluster representative please see the pdf file posted at the bottom of this page.
What is the Role of a MCCPTA Delegate?
information coming

Election Day Bake Sale

An election day bake sale is a classic PTA fundraiser, and gets our kids engaged with our election system.