It’s time for the annual Clifton School Spring Auction!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
6:00 to 10:00 pm
Zone of Light Studio (1 mile from the Clifton campus)
Purchase Tickets Soon!
Please mark your calendars and plan to join fellow parents and teachers for an adults-only evening benefiting the Clifton School! Last year’s auction raised enough money to purchase 16 new computers for the school!
The event features a live auction of hand-made art created by our Clifton School classrooms, a silent auction, music, food and libations. Come prepared to find a fabulous new piece of art for your home, enjoy great company and support your child’s school.
PTA Meetings Schedule for 2016-17: PTA meetings are open to all families so we look forward to seeing you all there:
Want to Help? The PTA needs you! Have you ever wondered how you can help your child’s classroom teachers? Do you want to help make The Clifton School an even better place for our children to grow and learn? Are you jealous of all the fun your kids have at school (“Water Play Day” does sound like a lot of fun)? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, please consider volunteering!
|Amanda Raziano: President, Clifton Campus
||Amanda is in her 3rd year at Clifton. Her 6 year old son is a Clifton graduate and her daughter Iris is in the Hickory Class at the Clifton Campus. She has served as room representatives for both kids classes and has come to really appreciate the Clifton School family. Amanda works in health policy at CDC and spends her “free time” assembling lego sets and Ikea furniture.|
|Kate Johnson: President – Elect, Clifton Campus
||Kate and her husband Erik have a daughter in the Infant Village at the Clifton Campus. She is the Project Consultant to the Chief Operating Officer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and, in addition to her involvement with the Clifton School PTA, is a member of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Advisory Council. Kate enjoys being outdoors, travelling and is actively trying to raise a little adventurer with a similar sense of wanderlust.|
|Jesse Bowen: President, Clairmont Campus
||Jesse and his wife, Ginny, have two children–Jack and Abby. Jack, is a recent graduate of the school and Abby is in the Toddler 1 village at the Clairmont campus. Jesse works as a College Counselor at Woodward Academy.|
|Justin Burns: President – Elect, Clairmont Campus
||Justin and his wife Anna have two children at the Clifton School. Liam is 4 and in preschool and Cate is 1 in the Toddler I village. Justin works for Emory in the Office of Technology Transfer managing contracts and university intellectual property. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time outside with his family, playing golf, and traveling. Justin was previously the marketing/communications chair for the Clifton School PTA.|
|Kristen Herzegh: Treasurer
||Kristen is mom to two vivacious boys, Parker & Cooper. Parker is off to 1st grade this year while Cooper is loving his time in the preschool village at the Clifton Campus. When not working at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Kristen is at the Lake Claire park, trying to keep-up with the households baking requests, and wrestling with the boys.|
|Christina Mehta: Secretary
||Christina has two daughters – one in elementary school and another in the preschool village at the Clairmont campus. Christina has served as a room rep for both of her daughters’ classrooms and will be entering her 2nd year as PTA secretary.|
Harvest Festival (October)
The Harvest Festival is held every year in October and features activity booths, live music, food, and fun for all Clifton school families, teachers, and staff. The festival is held in the parking lot of the Clifton school’s Clairmont campus. Each classroom pairs with their sister classroom to create an activity booth that parent volunteers set up and staff during the festival. The Harvest Festival is organized by the PTA Board along with one or two parent co-chairs. A team of parent volunteers assist with ticket sales and general set up and clean up the day of the festival. Money generated from ticket sales goes directly to school improvements that benefit both campuses.
Teacher Appreciation Campaign-TAC (November/December)
The Teacher Appreciation Campaign (TAC) is an annual event that allows families to say “thank you” to all Clifton School teachers (part time and full time) and non-administrative staff for their daily dedication to the loving care and enrichment of our children. Each fall, money is raised from voluntary donations given by parents that is pooled and distributed to all non-administrative staff at the school as an end-of-calendar-year gift. The goal of the TAC is to have 100% of the Clifton School families give a monetary donation in any amount. One or two parent volunteer co-chairs work along with the PTA Board members to market the campaign, determine the amount paid to each teacher and staff member, keep detailed records of donation amounts during the campaign, prepare donation receipts for the parents, and compose the gift checks for the teachers which are distributed in December at the teacher holiday breakfast.
The Clifton School Art Auction (March/April)
The Clifton School Art Auction is held every spring and is the largest PTA organized fundraiser for the school. Each class at both campuses creates a unique piece of art that is auctioned off during a live auction lead by a professional auctioneer. There is also a silent auction which includes themed gift baskets donated by each classroom and other donations obtained from local businesses. A ticket to this fun and exciting adults-only event includes admission to the auction, a buffet dinner, and drinks. Babysitting during the event is provided at Clifton’s Clairmont campus for a small fee. The auction is organized by the PTA Board members along with three parent volunteer co-chairs that organize the venue and catering, silent auction donations, and marketing/finance. Money generated from the auction helps to fund school improvements made to both campuses.
Spirit Nights (throughout the year)
The PTA partners with various local restaurants for a “Spirit Night”. Families are encouraged to eat at a given restaurant on a determined day, and in turn, that restaurant gives the PTA a percentage of the sales.
Moms Night Out (throughout the year)
The PTA Board organizes Moms Night Out at a local restaurant where hard working Clifton School moms can meet for a relaxing evening of fun. This is an excellent way to meet other Clifton school moms in order to network, arrange play dates, and get valuable advice on any mommy/kid related topics!
How do I become a member of the PTA?
Any parent or guardians of children currently enrolled at The Clifton School are automatically members of the PTA.
Are there dues?
There are no dues associated with the PTA.
What does the PTA fundraising pay for?
The PTA funds are used to purchase various items “over and above” the general basic needs of the school. The items are meant to enhance the school environment and are chosen by a parent volunteer committee at each campus. Examples of items PTA funds have purchased: wifi for both campuses, new playground equipment, new furniture for staff lounges, indoor play equipment for the piazzas, courtyard gazebos, and a mosaic water wall.
Are the PTA Executive Board members paid?
No, all Executive Board Member are parents that have volunteered their time.
How can I contact the PTA Executive Board?
What do I do if I have an issue or concern?
The PTA is always available to be the conduit between the parents and administration. In some instances, it might be best to utilize your room reps or teachers for classroom issues. Any immediate safety concerns should go straight to administration.
How do I become a member of the PTA Executive Board?
Email us and let us know you are interested! Each position has a term limit of 2 years, so we are always looking for new recruits. Even if all of the Board positions are filled, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with various committees and projects.
What are the responsibilities of a room rep?