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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)Helke PTA

Welcome to the Helke Elementary Parent- Teacher Association!

We hope that you will join us for an exciting 2018-2019 school year. It is our mission to support the school’s level of excellence while enriching the lives of Helke Students. Helke PTA is an organization consisting of parents and teachers, who are dedicated to planning, funding, and implementing many of the school programs your student will participate in this year.

It is our pleasure sponsor several programs throughout the year. These programs/events include the Scholastic Book Fair, Holiday Shop, Mother/Son Night, Father/Daughter Dance, Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, staff appreciation luncheons, and monthly birthday luncheons. The PTA also hosts family events in conjunction with the school, such as Skateworld nights, Walk-a-Thon, and the Fall Festival.

Through all of our fundraising efforts, we are able to financially support the care of the wildlife in the Media Center, staff appreciation events, field trips, and class parties.  A yearly donation is made to the Mary Ann Wetzel Foundation and the Helke Scholarship is awarded yearly to a senior from Butler High School. We also strive to contribute to a number of educational and character-building programs throughout the year.

In addition to all of the above, during the 2017-2018 we were able to provide funds to add a Sound Garden to the playground, add outdoor picnic tables, sponsor the first grade Muse Machine performance, bring in Chris Rowlands from Aullwood Audubon Center to our school, where each grade was able to create a song(s) to perform for the school, parents, and other families. In the past few years, Helke PTA funds have added a computer lab to the school and purchased smart boards for all of the classrooms, and added a bridge to the playground. We hope to continue the level of support we have been able to provide and add more new and exciting programs as we go.

All of this being said, none of what we do as a PTA would be possible without you! We would love to have you join our PTA for the 2018-2019 school year. Please accept this as an invitation to participate as much as you are able to this year in whatever way possible. We hope to meet you at our upcoming events and meetings this year. This year we are excited to offer an incentive to help offset the cost of the required background check that must be done in order to volunteer at Helke. Please look for our flyer which will be sent out the first week of school and will contain more details about the above-mentioned incentives as well as other valuable information. Our Facebook page serves as a great tool in finding out about meeting dates/times and PTA events, the link is included here  https://www.facebook.com/helkepta/.   We thank you in advance for your consideration. 


Amy O'Ryan

President, Helke PTA


Helke PTA 2016-17 General Meetings

Helke PTA 2018-19 General Meetings

Meetings are Mondays in the Media Center @ 3:45 p.m.

September 10
November 12
January 14
March 11
April 8

Hope to see you there!               
Light snacks served. Babysitting provided.

2018-2019 Helke Elementary PTA Calendar


  • 20th – Meet the Staff Night @ 5-7:30 pm; Fall spiritwear sale begins
  • 28th – Spirit Night @ Chipotle 4-8pm
  • 31st – End Fall Spirit Wear Sale


  • 6th – Skateworld: 6-8pm
  • 10th – PTA General Meeting @ 3:45 pm
  • 7th – Scholastic Bookfair Teacher Preview Breakfast @ 8am
  • 10th-14th – Scholastic Book Fair (11th – Bookfair open until 7pm)
  • 28th– Family Fall Festival from 6-8:30pm


  • 4th – Skateworld: 6-8pm
  • 16th  - Spirit Night @ MOD Pizza
  • 15th- 26th – Christy’s Vouchers Fundraiser
  • 26th – Donuts with Dad @ 8am
  • 31st – Halloween Parties and Parade


  • 1st – Skateworld: 6-8pm
  • Heart of Helke - Movie Night - TBD
  • 12th – PTA General Meeting @ 3:45 pm


  • 3rd-7th – Holiday Shop


  • 14th – PTA General Meeting @ 3:45 pm
  • 15th –  Spirit Night @ Red Robin from 4-8 pm


  • 7th  – Skateworld: 6-8pm
  • 15th – Mother/Son Event from 6-8pm


  • 7th – Skateworld: 6-8pm
  • 15th – Father Daughter Dance: 6: 30 -8:30pm (No School)
  • 11th – PTA General Meeting @ 3:45 pm
  • 12th -- Spirit Night @ Skyline from 5-9 pm


  • 4th – Skateworld: 6-8pm
  • 8th – PTA General Meeting @ 3:45 pm – Elections
  • 1st-12th – Spring Spiritwear and Field Day Shirt Sale


  • 2nd - Skateworld 6-8 pm
  • 6th-10th  – Teacher Appreciation Week
    • 8th – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
  • 10th
    • Muffins with Mom @ 8:00 a.m.
    • Walk-a-Thon @ 9a - 3pm


Helke PTA 2016-17 Executive Board

Amy O'Ryan 

Vice President
Stacey Worrell

Elizabeth Zirpola 

Dagny Fetters

Council Delegate
Christa Lucas 

Sarah King