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A Message from the PTA President:

Welcome new school year at Grand Oak Elementary School!

This is my second year as PTA President and I am so excited to wrap up some projects from last year, as well as take on new initiatives to continue to make Grand Oak the BEST elementary school there is!

If you haven’t joined the PTA yet, I encourage you to do so here.  Joining the PTA does not mean you will be required to volunteer (although we would love for you to do so if you’d like!)  Your membership means we can provide resources to our teachers, students, staff and parents.  The PTA is an integral part of the Grand Oak community.  We are able to give every teacher a $200 stipend, provide programs and training, and upgrade playground equipment. We decorate the school for book fairs and coordinate family events.  We help in the classrooms and help our amazing teachers feel appreciated.  We need YOUR support to make that happen!

One of our big projects for the year is designing and completing the outdoor classroom that we raised money for at Boosterthon last year.  We are picturing a place where students can go to read and where teachers can go to have lessons outdoors.  Also on the agenda – Book Fair (Fall and Spring), Family Fun Nights, family outings to the Charlotte Checkers and Charlotte Hornets, Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Events, Dad’s Days throughout the year, Boosterthon, and more!

If you’d like to get involved, we’d love to have you.  There are so many ways – both big and small – and we’d love to help you find your place.  Please reach out to me anytime at and let’s work together to help our Owls reach their full potential.

Thank you!

Kristina Magnuson
Mom of Parker, 3rd grade and Wes, Grand Oak graduate/6th grader at JM Alexander
PTA President

Kristina MagnusonPresident Grand Oak PTA
  • Leads the PTA

  • Presides over Executive Committee meetings, Board of Directors Meetings & General PTA meetings

  • Serves on the School Leadership Team (SLT)

  • Works with the Principal and PTA Treasurer regarding allocation of money

  • Responds to information requests from parents & staff

  • Publicly represents Grand Oak PTA

  • Works closely with Advocacy & School Mates committees

  • Maintains PTA Calendar

Claire BarreraSecretary
  • Records, compiles & distributes minutes of all PTA Board meetings

  • Maintains all PTA organizational documents

  • Coordinates efforts of Membership committee

Tiffany O'ConnellTreasurer
  • Receives and disburses all monies as prescribed by the by-laws

  • Maintains accurate and detailed financial records to present to the PTA board and at general PTA meetings

  • Prepares an annual financial report, submits the financials for monthly audit, files tax return(s) as required, prepares budget

Kristen PleasantsVP of Communications
  • Coordinates efforts of Communication committees

  • PTA Website

  • Weekly PTA newsletter

  • School Publicity

Jennifer SimmonsVP of Fundraising
  • Coordinates efforts of Fundraising committees

  • Box Tops & Grocery Links

  • Spring Boosterthon Fun Run

  • Spirit Wear & Supply Packs

  • Restaurant Spirit Nights & Family Sporting Events

  • Invest in the Nest Direct Giving Campaign

Jocelyn MayVP of Parent Involvement
  • Coordinates efforts of Parent Involvement committees

  • Room Parents & Volunteers

  • Hospitality/Welcoming

  • Grand Oak Dads

Julie SlabyVP of School Support
  • Coordinates efforts of School Support committees

  • Interior & Exterior Beautification

  • Yearbook

  • Staff Appreciation

Vacant PositionVP of Family Events
  • Coordinates efforts of Family Events committees

  • Welcome OWL Families Breakfast

  • Father/Daughter Dance and Mother/Son Event

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