Puckett's Mill Elementary School PTA Website
Puckett's Mill Elementary School PTA Website
We are so glad you are here! Check back here regularly to find out all there is to know about what's going on at PMES!
** The below events/activities are tentative and will follow the Gwinnett County School Board's health and safety guidelines at the time of the scheduled event. Dates may change. Please follow Puckett's Mill Elementary School PTA on Facebook for up to the minute updates and announcements.
Upcoming Events/Deadlines - Mark Your Calendars
Monday, March 13th-April 14th
Got Sneakers Campaign
April 1st-April 9th
April 10th & 11th
5th Grade Night Out at TreeTop Quest
Thursday, April 13th
Culver's Spirit Night
Friday, April 14th
PTA Meeting @ 10:30pm
April 17th, 19th & 21st
PMES Penny Wars Collection Days
April 28th-May 3rd
Kids outgrown their shoes? Looking for a way to get rid of them? DON'T THROW THEM AWAY! Donate them to PMES' GOT SNEAKERS CAMPAIGN and help raise money for our school's PE program!
All reusable sneakers from our sneaker drive fundraiser program are recirculated to secondhand markets so people can access quality, pre-owned footwear at affordable prices. All heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or to convert waste into new energy. In return, PMES will receive compensation for each pair of shoes we donate to Got Sneakers.
How can you help? We need your old sneakers and footwear! Collection bins will be set up in the front lobby for each grade level starting March 13th and there will be a school-wide competition to see which grade level donates the highest number of shoes!
THINK YOUR KIDS' SHOES ARE TOO FAR GONE? Think again! Check out the images below to see just a few of the many types of shoes that can be donated! Stay tuned for more information on our Facebook page as this campaign approaches!
Join us on Thursday, April 13th from 5-8PM for Spirit Night at Culver's Mall of Georgia! Bring your family out for dinner and custard. As one of our generous business partners, Culver's will donate a portion of all proceeds back to PMES PTA. What a SWEET deal!
Join 5th grade friends to climb, zip and swing through the trees at Treetop Quest!
When: Monday, April 10th OR Tuesday, April 11th (your choice)
Arrival times: 4:15 pm OR 4:45 PM (please be prompt as they start as a group)
Where: 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519
Treetop Quest is located just inside the entrance of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Price: $35 per child. Cost includes chips and a drink. All tickets must be purchased via MemberHub. https://puckettsmill.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true&category=PTA%20Event%20Tickets
Due to the limited number of time slots available, this event is limited to 5th grade students and teachers only. A parent or guardian must be present at this event.
Each time slot is limited to 40 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The course takes about 2.5 hours to complete with a 20-30 minute briefing to learn how to use the equipment and gain confidence on the course. This activity will take place rain or shine so please dress appropriately!
Face coverings are recommended while on the ground but are no longer required.
Gloves are required for our activity. You will be provided with gloves when you get harnessed in the rest of our equipment! Closed toe shoes are required.
250-pound weight limit (everyone ages 12+ is weighed at check-in)
Comfortable clothing is recommended (no skirts/dresses without shorts underneath)
WAIVERS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE FOR EACH PARTICIPANT- FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY A LEGAL GUARDIAN PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
WAIVER LINK: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5e4ac2e282971/web/
Please note this is a NOT a school sponsored event. A parent or guardian must be present with their 5th grader. Parents or guardians are responsible for their transportation to and from the event.
Please contact Carrie Smola at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The PMES Penny War is coming soon! This will be a continuation of our One Track Mind Fundraiser to build the track around the lower playground. More information to come. In the meantime, break open those piggy banks, shake out those pockets before you do the laundry, and scrounge around in those car cupholders for any loose change! Let's build that track!
Yearbook orders are due soonl Yearbooks are $45 and will be distributed in May. Don't miss out-order yours today!
Buy a Papa John's Coupon Card and support PMES! Cards are $10 each and pay for themselves in 1 use! Buy as many as you want!
Cards are good for online ordering only and include $10 off, 4 buy one-get one free and 4 30% off coupons! Total of 9 coupons that can only be used once and are good through 2023.
We hope that in the coming year, you will help us continue giving our school incredible support by volunteering your time and talents, contributing financially or both.
Here are some of the ways you can play a role in our school’s success:
Join the PTA. This is a simple step that you can take on MemberHub. It only costs $7 per child, parent, or family member to join, and you are not required to attend meetings. As a PTA member, you can serve on one of our committees, vote on matters brought before the PTA, benefit from several discounts, or simply show that you support our school. Click on the Membership tab to learn more and become a member today!
Volunteer. Our programs are only successful because of our volunteers! We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from those that can be done at home to those that require a few hours at school and those that require lots of time at school. In your child’s classroom at Open House, you will see a form where you can sign up to volunteer in a way that works for you.
The goal of the PTA is to enhance the educational experience for all students at Puckett's Mill. Thanks to a lot of generous support from families like yours, the PTA sponsors and provides:
~Father Daughter Dance
~Scholastic Book Fair
~Dads on Duty
~Class holiday parties (Student Enrichment Fund)
~Staff Appreciation Week
~Bus Driver Appreciation Day
~And much more...
At the end of each school year, any remaining PTA funds are donated back to PMES. While the PTA does make donations to the school throughout the year for very specific uses (music program, media center, etc.), the end of year donation is to be used exclusively for educational materials and support.
At the November PTA meeting, the members in attendance heard a report on how last year's PTA donation to PMES has been spent. To date, the school has used the funds to purchase the following:
`$5,900 has been used to purchase subscriptions to Scholastic News, Storyworks and Dynamath
`$11,800 has been used to purchase digital licenses for programs such as RazKids, Learning A-Z, Freckle Math, Brain Pop and Starfall
~$3,000 has been used to purchase classroom supplies such as STEM toy building blocks for 1st grade, LEGO chain reaction kits for STEM and color sorting animals for the self contained classrooms
The school will continue to purchase educational materials throughout the year as needs arise.
We're grateful for the community we have at PMES to be able to support our teachers, staff and students this way. We truly believe PMES is a special place and it wouldn't be the same without all of you!
Yes, we encourage you to purchase a PTA membership for each parent and all students who attend PMES as our PTA bylaws do not allow "Family Memberships." To join, click on the Membership tab above or visit our MemberHub site at https://puckettsmill.memberhub.com/. Please select the appropriate member type (either "Parent/Guardian" or "Student"). We appreciate your support!
Each membership helps strengthen our community as we strive to enhance student learning and enrich the lives of ALL of our students.
Members are able to vote on matters that help support our students, staff, and school-while also receiving PTA perks, such as discounts on event tickets, coupons from our Business Partners, monthly drawings to win prizes, and much more.
Join us on Friday, April 14th at 10:30am in the PTA room for our April PTA meeting! We will discussing all of the exciting end of year activities we have coming up. We'd love for you to join us and learn more about all of the fun events we have planned!
2442 South Puckett Mill Road, Dacula GA 30019