Dear Murrayville Mariner Families,  

The Executive Board would like to welcome everyone to Murrayville Elementary School (MES).  We hope you are excited to play an active role in our school’s community. The MES PTA plays an important role in supporting this great school by working hard to provide the “extras” that enrich our children’s educational experiences.



Melissa Gillespie


Debi Pruitt

Co-Vice President

Jeff Sumrell

Co-Vice President

Ashlie Alexander


Tosha Willard


Jamie Green


Natalie Pond

Member At Large

We encourage you to join the MES PTA.  Your $8 membership does not commit you to volunteering any time; it simply assists us to provide yearlong support for your child’s classroom. The PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America.  Today’s PTA is comprised of members who share a commitment to making a difference in the education, health and safety of all children.  It is an organization that promotes collaboration among parents, the school and the community.  The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your child, but every individual who joins the PTA helps not only his or her own child but every child.  Your children are important to you and they are important to us!  Children will learn more and perform better in school when parents are involved in their education and of course our children all enjoy having the support of their family members. Your involvement is how our PTA stays strong and our children achieve success! 

It is because of the strong volunteer efforts of our parents and the dedication of our teachers that we are able to offer so many academic and cultural activities throughout the school year.  Our fundraising helps provide grants to each of our grade levels so our children can take enriching trips, attend assemblies, and participate in wonderful events.  Your PTA contributions help clubs, school events, provide technology grants, purchase supplies to support classroom instruction, increase technology, curriculum material, and other student activities.  In addition, the PTA provides funding for books for the library and improvements to the building and grounds. It is your participation and support that ensures a great PTA and builds our sense of community for MES students, parents, families, faculty, administrators and staff.

Our P.T.A. Meet and Share sessions occur monthly in the school Library and begin at 5:30pm. They are about an hour in length--give or take!  Please mark your calendars now, and come out to be involved and share your ideas--everybody is welcome

Our first meeting is on Wednesday, 1st September with food served at 6:00—Meeting begins at 6:30.  

The remaining meetings will occur on:  

9th Sept.

14th Oct.

11th Nov.

2nd Dec.

13th Jan.

10th Feb.

9th March

13th April

May TBD:  Elections and Spring Choral Event.

We welcome your feedback so please contact us if you have want to get involved or have any questions and/or comments.  We look forward to a wonderful school year.   The PTA needs you–and we always welcome new faces and new ideas!