Lyons Mill Elementary School PTA

Explorers Believe, Explorers Achieve!

About Us


The Lyons Mill Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (LMES PTA) is comprised of parents, grandparents, care givers, school administrators and educators.  Our PTA strives to support educational success for all, enhance student learning and enrich the lives of our students.  We are committed to working collaboratively to close the gap between home and school.  As a member of the PTA, you will have the opportunity to discuss issues that are important to families and school staff, advocate for all students and have your voice heard. We look forward to partnering with you to make this school year great!
About Us

Executive Committee


Angela Hamm

President

Tasha Moore

Vice President

Sheena Ogee

Treasurer

Rubina Collier

Secretary

A Message From Our President


Greetings Lyons Mill Family,
The first part of our school year is almost over. I can’t believe how fast this semester has gone. While it has been a challenging school year, I commend you all for your perseverance. Thank you to our teachers for your time and patience with our children during this difficult time. Parents, I sincerely ask that you would continue to be patient with our teachers, check your emails that are sent, keep the lines of communication open, and every now and then take the time to say “ thank you” to our teachers and staff. Although our school building is closed and we are not able to meet in person, the PTA would like to let our families know that we are still here doing all that we can to support you and advocate for our children.

So far we were able to have our “ Candy Drive Through”, in lieu of our Trunk or Treat event, and we sponsored a “pumpkin carving contest”. Congrats again to our winners! We had our first virtual family night, with our very own Coach K, an evening of exercise and meditation. For Thanksgiving we collected food donations for Thanksgiving baskets that were given to a couple of our families. Thank you to all who were able to donate to that cause.
We have more activities that are coming up before this year closes out. Information will be posted in our newsletter and on our PTA website which can be assessed through our school website. Special thank you to our first grade teacher Alicia Cagnolatti for updating our monthly newsletter and website!

Lastly, I would like to send my condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one this year. Our children have been affected mentally, and emotionally this school year. Please take the time to talk with your child to make sure they are ok. Check their social media pages for any conversations or posts that may not be normal for your child. Outside of the PTA I work in a pediatric emergency room and I’ve been seeing first hand the mental and psychological effects of this challenging year on our children. If you feel your child may need someone to talk to please don’t be afraid or ashamed to reach out for help. We also have our school counselors, Mr. Menikheim and Ms. Arrington, who are also available to assist.

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns please feel free to contact us at lyonsmillpta@gmail.com. Also, we will be sending more information regarding our membership drive which will start at the beginning of the year. Please email the PTA so we can connect you to Mrs. Rubina Collier, our secretary and membership chair.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone during our next virtual PTA meeting.

Join us on Zoom

Meeting ID: 5499907598


Have a great rest of the year!

Angela Hamm
PTA President


Membership


Why join?

Select the link below to learn about 10 great reasons why you belong in PTA. 

10 Reasons to Join the PTA (English)

10 Reasons to Join the PTA (Español)

Annual Membership Dues
The annual cost of dues for the LMES PTA is $10.85 per person.  To join the P.T.A., select the following link to access the Member Hub website.

Member Benefits

Did you know that P.T.A. members have access to thousands of discounts and rewards? Visit the Benefit Hub for more information.  Be sure to use the referral code: W9ZL3F. 



Events


October

Pumpkin Carving Contest pictures

November

This month we will have a door decorating contest.  To participate, decorate a door in your home or your front door and send us pictures to post on our website.  Winners will be announced on November 20 and we will have gifts for all who participate. 

What are you grateful for? Email the PTA and tell us what you are grateful for.  We will post your responses on our website and Facebook page. 

"Let's Get Physical"-Join us for a night of physical activities and meditation exercises with Coach K.  The event will be held on November 20th at 6pm.  If you would like to participate, please email us.

December

Jingle and Mingle with the PTA pictures

January

Membership Drive Class Contest

Calling all families, staff, friends and co-workers...the P.T.A. will be hosting a membership drive from January 4 through February 12th.  


February

"Let's Get Physical"-Join us for a night of physical activities and meditation exercises with Coach K.  The event will be held on February 19th at 6pm.  If you would like to participate, please email us.

PTA Spirit Store-Our store will be open from February 1-15.





Announcements


The P.T.A. will have a membership drive which will run from January 4th until February 12th. See the flyer on our events page for details. 

Our spirit wear store is now open!! Choose from a selection of items that come in various styles and colors.  Visit https://uniformateam.com/collections/lyon-mills-explorers to order your spirit wear today.  Sales will end on February 15th. 





Our next virtual meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6pm.  

Join us on Zoom

Meeting ID: 5499907598


Check our our NEW Lyons Mill Elementary School PTA Facebook page!  Please be sure to use this link to connect as we are no longer using our previous Facebook page. Spread the word! We look forward to connecting with you soon!


Volunteering and Fundraising


Volunteering and Fundraising
Volunteering
Are you interested in volunteering with the PTA? If so, you must complete the online training for Baltimore County Public Schools. This training must be completed each school year prior to volunteering at any event where children are present. Some examples of events where PTA has needed volunteers include: Trunk-or-Treat, American Education Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, providing support in the carpool loop and monitoring students in the cafeteria.

BCPS Volunteer Application
Instructions for BCPS Online Volunteer Orientation
Safe Schools Training-New User 
Safe Schools Training-Returning Users


Fundraising
Do you shop on Amazon? If so, designate our P.T.A. as your charity of choice through Amazon Smiles.  We will receive a donation of 0.5% of each eligible purchase.  To find us, search for "Lyons Mills Elementary PTA".  

Newsletters




2020-2021 School Year

The P.T.A. wants to hear from you! Each month our newsletter features titles of books for students at various grade levels.  If you have a favorite book you would like to share, tell us about it.  Use this link  to share the title and author of your favorite book and it may be featured in one of our newsletters.

Welcome Letter

October Newsletter

November Newsletter

December Newsletter

January Newsletter

February Newsletter

Online Resources


Online Resources
Educational Resources
  • Circle Time with Miss Monica-This wonderful YouTube channel is hosted by Miss Monica Sutton.  She providea educational videos for younger children and has a wealth of resources for parents as well. 
  • DOGOnews-Free online current news articles created with children in mind.  Each article is leveled, contains a video and content rich vocabulary.  
  • Brightly, pbs.org, and Diverse Book Finder-Looking for new books for your child? Check out these sites to find titles of books with diverse characters. 
Health and Well-Being
  • Go Noodle-Does your family need a brain break? Visit Go Noodle's website for free movement and mindfulness videos.  
  • United Way of Central Maryland-Visit this website to learn more about how to access resources for food, healthcare, housing, child care, rent/mortgage and other essential services. 













*LMES PTA is not affiliated with or profiting from any of the organizations or companies listed on this page.

Helpful Links


F.A.Q


Why is there a cost for membership?

Membership dues are used to provide services, resources and training for our national, state and local PTA.  Monies gained from membership dues and fundraisers allow us to support our school community in many ways including but not limited to: funding visual arts assemblies, supporting before/after school clubs, hosting events and showing our gratitude for school staff on designated staff appreciation days. 

How much does it cost to join?

The cost to join the PTA is $10 per person.  Membership dues must be paid each school year.  

Do I have to volunteer if I become a member?

LMES PTA loves our volunteers and could always use a helping hand, however, members are not required to volunteer. 

How can I become a member?

Information regarding membership will be available soon.  Be sure to check out our "Membership" page for membership forms and payment information. 

LMES PTA wants to hear from you


LMES PTA wants to hear from you
Do you have ideas about what types of things you would like to see added to our website? If so, complete the form on our "Contact Us" page or email us directly at lyonsmillpta@gmail.com.  We look forward to working with you this year!

Contact us


  • Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
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