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We provide exciting and engaging school assemblies, Parent Ed meetings, beloved extra-curricular events like the Halloween Carnival and the Spelling Bee, hands-on community service opportunities and so much more.

Funding comes from membership dues, the Halloween Carnival, and the Spirit Store. Our strength and energy comes from YOU. Please contact us at carpenterpta@gmail.com to get involved. We encourage everyone to participate.

PTA Association Meeting Agendas (with minutes from previous meeting) can be viewed here.


President: Oliver Latsch (carpenterpta@gmail.com)
Executive Vice President: Alana Kode (alanajkode@gmail.com)
Vice President / Membership: Elisabeth Stassen (elisabethstassen@gmail.com)
Treasurer: Dina Dunn-Polot (dinathreeds@yahoo.com)
Secretary: Celina Chao (celina.lee@gmail.com)
Corresponding Secretary: LeAnn Aharonian (leannsark@gmail.com
Financial Secretary: Brad Zutaut (bradz@bigbluewave.com
Parliamentarian: Bethany Catlett (bethanyu2@yahoo.com
Historian: Stacey Zinman (staceylzinman@gmail.com)
Auditor: David Rubio (rubiodr@yahoo.com)

The PTA is solely operated by volunteers. Please refer to the list below to see where you can get involved. Please remember any of our committees are always in NEED of help. Please reach out to the appropriate Committee Chair(s) for more information.


Assemblies: LeAnn Aharonian (leannsark@gmail.com)

Carpenter Cares: Jenna Cherney (jennacherney@gmail.com)

Diversity Committee: Vidhya Pandian  (vpandian1@yahoo.com) NEED NEW VOLUNTEER CHAIR(S) contact carpenterpta@gmail.com

Beautification: Elisabeth Stassen (elisabethstassen@gmail.com)

Every Kid Counts: NEED NEW VOLUNTEER CHAIR(S) contact carpenterpta@gmail.com

Green Team: NEED NEW VOLUNTEER CHAIR(S) contact carpenterpta@gmail.com

Halloween Carnival: Alana Kode (alanajkode@gmail.com)

Movie Night: Elisabeth Stassen (elisabethstassen@gmail.com)

Haunted Shed: David Webber (david@rdscompany.com)

Hospitality: Lucy Fuss (licook@live.com)

Kinder/tk/1st grade liaison: Kelly Broida (kellybroida@gmail.com) TK/K ; Nic Nash (nicnash@gmail.com) 1st grade 

Langdon Toy Drive: Marcus Cox (marcuspeacecox@gmail.com)

Lost and found: Dina Dunn-Polot (dinathreeds@yahoo.com)

Membership: Elisabeth Stassen (elisabethstassen@gmail.com)

Parent Ed: Margie Mintz (elisabethstassen@gmail.com)

Spirit Store: Dina Dunn-Polot (dinathreeds@yahoo.com) & Stephanie Desai (desaistephanie@gmail.com)

Reflections: Neil (submit.carpenter.reflections@gmail.com)

Safety and emergency committee: Oliver Latsch (carpenterpta@gmail.com)

Spelling Bee: Alana Kode (alanajkode@gmail.com(NEED SHADOW)

Unity Fair: Vidhya Pandian (vpandian1@yahoo.com)

Teacher Appreciation: Bethany Catlett (bethanyu2@yahoo.com)

Bylaws: Stacey Zinman (staceylzinman@gmail.com) & Celina Chao (celina.lee@gmail.com)

Audit Committee: Dina Dunn-Polot (dinathreeds@yahoo.com) & Brad Zutaut (bradz@bigbluewave.com) & Jennifer DeRosa (jenniferderosa@hotmail.com) & David Rubio (rubiodr@yahoo.com)


PTA connects families and schools. By joining PTA you show your children that school matters, and that you are invested in their success. Three decades of research proves that students achieve higher grades, have better attendance and more consistently complete homework when parents are involved – and just the act of joining PTA is a great way to get involved.

PTA helps ensure that parents have a seat at the table when important decisions that affect schools are made. PTA works together to improve the education, health and safety of all children.

Become a member of the nation's largest and most powerful children's advocacy association in the country.


There are other types of parent groups out there, but there is only one PTA! Connecting families and schools for more than 115 years, PTA is the largest children's advocacy organization in the country. Here are just a few reasons to join PTA:

  • Get Connected. There's no better way to know what's happening in your school, or to develop a relationship with your child's teacher and principal.
  • Discover Great Resources. TThe PTA offers a variety of programs and materials for students, parents, families, schools and communities.
  • Speak Up. PTA gives you a "seat at the table" when important decisions are made about your child's school.
  • Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you'll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
  • Enjoy Substantial Benefits. PTA members enjoy exclusive member perks including discounts on school supplies, rental cars, wireless services and more.
  • Make a Difference! By working together, PTA members have helped advance local, state and national laws and policies to improve the education, health and safety of all children.


Add your voice to the more than 800,000 other parents, educators, students, community members and other caring adults who are committed to positively impacting the lives of all children.

August - agenda includes membership, board training, year end report and budget,
Release funds for committee groups, Approve PTA calendar, and mid year audit.
Ratify checks
Focus on membership drive

September - Halloween carnival, reflections, planning the year
Ratify checks
Release funds for committee groups

October - Halloween Carnival, reflections, taxes
Ratify checks
Approve bylaws (every 5 years)
Release funds for committee groups

November - Langdon Toy Drive, Audit, Workers Comp, planning elections
Ratify checks
Release funds for committee groups

December -
Ratify checks
Release funds for committee groups

January - Nominating committee for elections
Ratify checks
Release funds for committee groups

February - Nominating committee elections update, spring membership drive, and spelling bee
Ratify checks
Release funds for committee groups

March - Spelling Bee and  End-year Audit
Ratify checks
Release funds for committee groups

April - Working on a proposed unit budget /calendar of programs & fundraisers
Ratify checks
Release funds for committee groups

May - Training new officer and Ratify checks
Approve Audit
Approve Budget
Release funds for committee groups