PTA

A critical key to a successful education is the family. Austin Academy is a member of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Both parents and community members are invited to become integral members of the school "family," and serve in many capacities throughout the school.

Your involvement in your child's education is more important than you know. If you have talents or abilities that might provide support or assistance to our school, please let us know!

If you would like to stay up to date on PTA news and events, as well as ways that you can volunteer, please join the Austin Academy parents facebook page

Community project

The AAE PTA gives a focus to community, and each month hosts a community project. Just as PTA gives back to the school, they want the students at AAE to learn to give back to our community. 

The current community project for November and December is a book drive. 

AAE has partnered with a campus Girl Scout in the aid of creating a library, game, and fun center for the Family Place for both of their locations. The Family Place is a shelter for abused women, men and their children. It offers a secure location (for those who need it), job training, life skills, and counseling…all in a home-like setting with an after-care and mentoring program. This "center" helps families interact together, as well as start the healing process. When the families transition out of the Family Place, they take several books and games with them, so the family can continue to use them for family time and as a fun way to continue the recovery process. Please donate new and/or gently used books and games to be given to the Family Place to help build their inventory.

Important Dates 

Upcoming snack attack dates:

  • Friday, December 13
  • Friday, February 14
  • Friday, March 6

House day is Friday, May 15

2019 - 2020 PTA leadership

PTA Officers NAME EMAIL
PRESIDENT Stephanie Ingram spoulan@hotmail.com
1ST VICE PRESIDENT PROGRAMS Sharon Hogue sehogue@garlandisd.net
2ND VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP Marylee Lajoie mlajoie4@tx.rr.com
SECRETARY Jennifer McKelvey jgmckelvey@gmail.com

TREASURER

Tom Gallagher thomasgallagher@mac.com
PARLIAMENTARIAN/Legislative Action Jana Owen jana.m.owen@gmail.com

 

PTA Standing Committee Chairs NAME EMAIL
ARTS IN EDUCATION OPEN OPEN
CAREER SPEAKERS OPEN OPEN
CONCESSIONS/HOUSE PARTY Shirley Poulan hkpoulan@att.net
  Delia Mendoza brendansmom1521@gmail.com
COUNCIL DELEGATE Beth Harshman-Martinez balm3@verizon.net
EIGTH GRADE DANCE Betty Jetawo bettyjetawo1@yahoo.com
ENVIRONMENTAL Susan Nguyen-Thiem skittles4u@gmail.com
PARENT ED OPEN OPEN
PRINCIPAL John Fishpaw JRFishpa@garlandisd.net
SCHOOL SUPPLIES Donna Bailey bailey1992@verizon.net
COMMUNITY PROJECTS Cindy McBride fronteer1@msn.com
  Tonya Mitchell tonya.rose@risd.org
SPIRIT WEAR Beth Harshman-Martinez balm3@verizon.net
  Delia Mendoza brendansmom1521@gmail.com
STUDENT DIRECTORY Marylee Lajoie mlajoie4@tx.rr.com
TEACHER APPRECIATION/HOSPITALITY Jenny Terwilliger jenterwil@gmail.com
  Kim Grammer gramcookie3@gmail.com
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Beth Harshman-Martinez balm3@verizon.net
COMMUNICATIONS Jema Hill-Cook jkh.cook@gmail.com