PTA Leadership Team
Parents, we need your help for our open positions for our 2022-2023 school year. Please review the positions that are open and let us know how you would like to help.
You do not need experience to be a PTA team member, you just need some extra time and dedication to improving our student’s education. Volunteering at any level in the PTA is a great way to get to know your child’s school, learn how our education system works, suggest ideas, connect with parents and make a difference.
Complete the Interest Form and turn it in to your child’s teacher
OR Complete the Electronic Interest Form
Terms of Office begin July 1st every year.
New 2022-2023 Board Members:
Board of Directors
President: Kathy McCreary
Vice President: Justina Powell
Treasurer: Mike Donovan
Secretary: Melanie Mottershead
Audit Committee Chair: Meisha McGeorge
Membership Chair: Emily Murphy
Nominating Committee Chair: Anna Cole
School Principal: Dr. Denise Tillery
Teacher Representative: Ginny Poulsen
At-Large Board Member: Joanne Galofaro
At-Large Board Member: Melissa Austin
Book Fair Committee: Michelle Massey
Book Fair Asst: Nicole Broadnax
Hurricane Hustle Committee: OPEN
Fun Run Asst: OPEN
Community Partnerships Committee: Chelsea Allshouse
Communication Committee: Liz Coldagelli
Spirit Night Committee: Kathryn Schwartz
Yearbook Business Committee: Sandra Russo
Yearbook Club Advisor and Editing Committee: Jacklyn Obiedzenski
Spirit Wear Committee: Ashley Laver and Brooke Demoret
Staff Appreciation Committee: Kirby Neal and Brooke Demoret
Cultural Arts Committee: Liz Coldagelli
Reflections Committee: Liz Coldagelli
Reflections Asst: OPEN
Birthday Lunch Committee: Jenna Minton and Mary Gibson
Communications Chair: Anna Cole
Volunteer Coordinator: Mike Donovan
Facebook Committee: Anna Cole & Liz Coldagelli
Webmaster: Adam Bergren
Bulletin Boards: Sandra Russo
BAC Coordinator: Melanie Mottershead
Fall into Fun Festival: OPEN
Family Dance Committee: OPEN
Food Drive Committee: OPEN
Grounds Committee: OPEN
Wake Up and Read Committee: OPEN
The HES PTA partners with the school’s Principal /Teachers, School System and Community to communicate with parents important information about what is happening in and around our school. This communication is presented in several ways and every effort is made to ensure that students and parents are well informed and that information is updated and easy to find.
PTA General Meeting Minutes – July 26, 2022
Heritage Elementary School PTA Meeting conducted via Google Meet hosted
by President Kathy McCreary
Present Board Members
Kathy McCreary President
Justina Powell Vice President
Melanie Mottershead Secretary
Emily Murphy Membership
Anna Cole Communications
Mike Donovan Nominations
Ginny Poulsen Teacher Representative
Joanne Galofaro Teacher Representative
Denise Tillery School Principal
Absent Board Members
Meisha McGeorge Auditor
General Membership Attendance (not exhaustive list)
1. Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 by President Kathy McCreary.
2. Quorum Confirmation:
Secretary Melanie Mottershead confirmed a quorum (39 members).
3. Approval of Minutes:
Kathy reviewed the minutes of the Board meeting on July 21 and summarized each point. The minutes were approved as written.
4. Board Reports:
a. Treasurer: Kathy reviewed the budget for the 2022-23 school year
b. Vice President: Justina updated us on the Fall Festival. The date has been changed to
Friday October 21 4:30-7:30. There will be lots of new events inside and outside. Food trucks for purchase. A sign-up be sent to parents volunteers.
c. Communications: Anna has been working hard on social media. The PTA is now on
Twitter @wfheritagepta and Instagram (HESPTANC).
d. Principal: Dr. Tillery is excited and thankful for the support of the PTA this school year.
She is pleased at the energy of the PTA.
5. Committee Reports:
a. Book Fair: Michelle Massey reported that setup will begin on Friday August 12 and 6-8
volunteers are needed. The book fair is no longer tax exempt. All purchases will be
charged a sales tax which will take some adjusting. All money given to the kids will need
to account for sales tax.
b. Sponsorship: Chelsea Allshouse reported that she has reached out to several local
businesses to solicit donations. Fall Festival vendor tables are $100. For food vendors
the $100 fee will be waived in lieu of a 10% donation to the Ronald McDonald House.
c. Spirit Night: Katie reported that Thursday July 28 is Lumpy’s Ice Cream (early release
day), Mod Pizza (not Mellow Mushroom) on August 16 which is a change from the
d. Year Book: Kathy reported on behalf of Sandy and mentioned the emphasis this year
will be on room parents to help contribute photos for the year book throughout the
year rather than scrambling at the end.
e. Spirit Wear: Please get the word out for spirit wear. Room parents should share this
with their classes. Spirit wear will be delivered the week before Labor Day. The
website is now up-to-date on ordering information and links.
6. GoPlaySave Fundraiser:
Kathy reported the books will be available during the Book Fair and Open House. It has deals from all over the Triangle. You can buy an actual book or a virtual copy. The profits will help to fund the Fall Festival and a water filtration system for the school.
7. Bike Rack:
This proposal is underway. A, Wake County approved, vendor has been selected. There is also a sponsor to help fund this project.
8. Next General PTA Meeting:
August 25, 6:15
9. Upcoming PTA Board Meetings:
August 18, 6:30
Meeting adjourned 6:59 due to technology failure.
Respectfully submitted by Melanie Mottershead, Secretary
Income and Expenses
Financial Reports are presented each month at our PTA meeting.
For information, contact Scott Coldagelli.