The McDonald PTA: Who We Are
The McDonald Elementary Parent Teacher Association is an inclusive organization of enthusiastic parents, teachers and community leaders. We are dedicated to supporting our school through volunteering, community-building, and fundraising.
There are lots of ways to contribute. Whether you donate financially or volunteer your time, you're making McDonald International School better for our kids.
McDonald Elementary PTA is an inclusive organization of McDonald parents and teachers that supports McDonald International School through volunteering, community-building and fundraising. We believe that an active, involved and effective PTA makes a crucial contribution to our community and to the academic success of our children's school.
National PTA Mission
The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
PTAs serve as a forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.
2019-20 Executive Board
These positions are elected each school year by the PTA membership.
Secretary & Membership Chair
Cindy Jed & Vanessa Laughlin
Additional Board Members
The following positions are appointed by the Executive Board.
Aaron Armstrong & Sara Downing
Building Leadership Team (BLT) Liaisons
Tia Paganelli & Kathleen Rankin
Dual Language Advocacy & Support Chair
Kate Koester & Chiaki Weatherford
Events & Community Building
Mary Kachel & Danely Landeros
Kristin Hoffman & Michael Strazzara