The purpose of the PTA is to promote the welfare of children and
youth in the home, school, community, and place of worship; to
raise the standards of home life; to secure adequate laws for the
care and protection of children and youth; to bring into closer
relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may
cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth; and
to develop between educators and the general public such united
efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest
advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education
A complete list of PTA committees and contacts may be found in
the front of your child's Agenda Mate.
Are You New to Nolan?
If you have questions or need assistant, please contact our New
to Nolan Committee Chairs, Lindsey Frost (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Stacey White (email@example.com). Please feel free to
contact them if you have any questions.
More information for New to Nolan parents here.
2016-2017 PTA Executive Board:
Harwood 423-886-0898 firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Jennifer Schleger
Atchley 423-290-4637 email@example.com
Past President: Marla
McDaniel 423-432-5619 firstname.lastname@example.org
Owens 423- 544-4331 email@example.com
Marleah Alpers 423-475-5265 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP-MEF: Michelle Dotson
Bailey 423-710-3075 email@example.com
Hensley 903-239-1879 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Treasurer: Amy Gill
Corresponding Secretary: Emily
Cooper 423-779-7335 email@example.com
Recording Secretary: Danette
Tonkin 423-240-3787 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parliamentarian: Sarah Bernard
Historian: Julie Hogue
Mountain Education Foundation (MEF):
There are several ways to donate to M.E.F:
Donate online at meftoday.org
Mail donation to M.E.F. P.O. Box 81 Signal Mountain, TN
If you are a federal employee, you can donate to M.E.F. through
the Combined Federal Campaign at your office.
Check with your employer to see if your company has a matching
For more info, contact M.E.F. Executive Director Katie Hanners
While our goal each year is to raise $200 per child, please know
that every amount helps! See more MEF information below.
How You Can Help Throughout the Year:
Check our Facebook page for updates on events and
activities, and see the various ways you can help below:
Earn Money for Nolan!
Send in your product labels, box tops, box ends, and lids; use
your Target RedCard when you shop, log your Coke Rewards, and help
our school earn money and supplies.
Box Tops for Education
We raise thousands of dollars for Nolan through our Box Tops
program. We have earned over $44,000 since 2003, so this program is
a HUGE help!
These funds help provide supplies for Art, Music, Library, P.E.,
Computers, and Writing to Read, and more!
For a complete list of Box Tops products go to: www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx
Labels for Education
As of June 2016, the Labels for Education program has ended.
Please continue to save other box tops/labels/lids from
participating promotions. Thank you!
Don't forget those Tyson Project A+ Labels. They are worth 24
cents a piece! Clip the entire box ends on box products, or the
black square label portion on bagged products. More information
Publix Partners Card
Pick up a keychain card in the front office and use at any
Publix in the tri-state area, to earn money for Nolan!
Food City School Bucks
Click on this link to download instructions on how to
help earn money for Nolan from Food City.
My Coke Rewards
Get free stuff for Nolan Elementary by saving your caps and
labels from Coca-Cola products. Enter the codes in and donate them
to our school! Sign into My Coke Rewards here to
start earning points towards supplies for Nolan!
Contact Nicki Kent for more information on how you can help
raise money for Nolan (email@example.com).
Kids First Coupon Books
The annual Kids First Coupon Book Sale is held at each Hamilton
County elementary school during the month of September. Each coupon
book offers a variety of money-saving coupons for local stores,
restaurants, and services. The cost per book is $10 with $7 of the
cost going directly to Nolan. This sale is very important to our
overall student offerings as the primary focus for these funds is
technology acquisition and upgrades.
Thanks in advance for your support of Nolan through Kids First
coupon book purchases. For more information, or to place an order
during the month of September or throughout the year, please
contact the office at 423-886-0898.
Mountain Education Foundation
The Mountain Education Foundation was formed to provide ongoing
financial support to achieve and maintain excellence in the Signal
Mountain Public Schools. The foundation was created by the merger
of two volunteer led community groups, the Mountain Education Fund
and the Founders Fund. The foundation does not provide programming,
only financial support and a network of volunteers ready to assist
the Signal Mountain public schools. Annual financial support will
is provided to: Nolan Elementary, Thrasher Elementary, and Signal
Mountain Middle/High School. Your contributions to MEF are
greatly appreciated as our schools are able to provide so much more
to our students with this assistance.
Learn more by visiting the MEF website here.
School sportswear will be available at registration and for the
first month of school. Contact Trisha Koontz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Sally Ratterman (email@example.com) for more
Scholastic Book Fair
The Book Fair gives our school the opportunity to bring
families, teachers, students, and books together. It is a great way
to raise funds while encouraging kids to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is an annual event that gives you
and your child the opportunity to buy carefully selected, quality
books and products at affordable prices. Our Book Fair also offers
you the opportunity to give the gift of reading. You can help your
child's classroom expand its library with the Classroom Wish List
program. Each teacher will complete a "wish list" of books that can
be purchased at the Fair and donated to the classroom.
Thank you for partnering with us to encourage our children to
To learn more about the bookfair, visit
Contact Cara Rock (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alison
Smiley (email@example.com) for more
Signal Mountain Social Services
The Signal Mountain Social Services (SMSS) organization meets
the needs of Signal Mountain residents at times of financial or
emotional emergencies. They are totally funded by private
donations from Signal Mountain residents and gladly accept
financial contributions of non perishable food and hygiene
items for the food pantry located at 633 Mississippi Avenue.
Volunteers are always welcome to staff the office, work in the
Clothes House, tutor children, or assist members of the Signal
Mountain Social Services with client needs. Professionals in many
areas of expertise may also volunteer their services to client
Each year, Nolan Elementary participates in various fundraising
activities to benefit Signal Mountain Social Services. These
include the Fall Coin Drive which goes towards the various programs
offered by our agency, the Food Drive which helps with our
Christmas Basket Program, Book Collections, and the Spring "Fresh
Start" Drive which aids in the need for household cleaning and
Contact Lindsey Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kami
Fowler (email@example.com) for more
Volunteer for the PTA! Here are the many ways our PTA helps
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a program designed to encourage and
help develop reading skills. Children read from a list of books
and, upon completion of each book, answer computerized
comprehension questions. Parent volunteers support the faculty with
this program by donating items for parties and organizing
Each year the Nolan PTA is proud to sponsor a Scholastic Book Fair
in the fall. The Book Fair offers the best books and educational
learning products while raising money for special school
Boxtops and More
One simple way to earn money for our school is through the Box
Tops for Education, and Tyson Project A+ programs. These programs
reward us with both cash and merchandise for our school simply by
redeeming labels and boxtops that your family saves from some of
your favorite products.
Classroom Enrichment enhances students' education and expands
minds by providing programs beyond classroom instruction. Many
align with core standards and curriculums, such as science-based
programs, history programs, creative writing, and storytelling.
Others involve play-acting, health, safety, and
orchestral music. Many are provided by local experts from the
Children's Discovery Museum, Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga
Nature Center, Chattanooga History Museum, Chattanooga Symphony,
Colleen Laliberte and Skwalking Heads Production, Ben Roy's Science
Zone, and "Dr. Shock" with the Electric Power Board. Some are
possible with grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Fifth Grade Coordinator
If you have any questions regarding our many fifth grade-specific
events and activities, please contact the Fifth Grade
Health/First Aid/Teacher Snacks
The PTA supports the school nurse by volunteering hours and
donating supplies to the Health and First Aid Room. Please contact
Nurse Betsy about donations at 423-886-0898. Each grade alternates
sending in healthy snacks for teachers throughout the year as
Holiday Cookie Contest
There is a holiday cookie decorating contest in December for all
Each year, Nolan's fifth grade participates in the SMMHS
Homeroom Parent Coordinator
Each classroom has a Homeroom Parent, who works closely with the
teacher to coordinate classroom parties and other special events
and activities. If you are interested in being your child's
Homeroom Parent (or Assistant HRP), please contact the teacher at
Nolan proudly participates in Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day"
each spring. We are currently looking for a PTA volunteer to head
this. You do not have to be involved with JA to participate in JA
in a Day. Training is provided.
Level Book Room
This specialized resource room allows teachers ito select
individual books for their classroom needs and/or each individual
child within the class.
The Library Volunteer program provides general assistance to the
New to Nolan
The New to Nolan group provides programs and services for families
who are new to our school.
The liaison works to help parents and students prepare for the
transitions between Nolan Elementary School and Signal Mountain
Parents Advisory Council
The Parents Advisory Council representatives attend monthly
meetings with the HCDE Superintendent to discuss issues and
countywide school objectives.
Our school photographers are PTA volunteers. If you do not want
your child's picture to be posted online and/or in school
publications, please contact the office at 423-886-0898. "Do Not
Post" forms are sent home with each student at registration, and
only need to be returned if you do not want your child's picture
Publicity handles all communication with the area news outlets in
order to promote the many events at Nolan and to highlight the
accomplishments of the staff and students at Nolan. In addition to
our website here, you may also visit us on Facebook here.
The Reflections Art contest is a National PTA program where
students compete in the areas of literature, musical composition,
photography, and visual arts. .
This committee coordinates all existing outside landscaped areas
and the creation of new areas. It also oversees any interior
School Supply Kits
Each spring, Nolan's PTA offers parents the option of
pre-purchasing the following year's supplies via a convenient
Signal Mountain Social Services
Nolan students have many opportunities to help less
fortunate families on the mountain throughout the school year. An
October Coin Drive, a December Food Drive, and a Spring Cleaning
Items Drive all help Social Service provide much needed assistance
to area families.
A variety of Nolan sportswear is available for purchase at PTA
meetings and throughout the year.
The Nolan directory is published in early fall. It includes all
pertinent staff and student information. Directories must be
To honor and show our appreciation to the Nolan staff, this
committee organizes special events throughout the year. Some of
these include dinners the first day of school, a Thanksgiving
luncheon, a cookie exchange during the holidays, and a week-long
celebration in May.
The PTA offers many opportunities for parents to volunteer their
time. Please use the Volunteer Log in the front office to record
any time spent volunteering for the school -- this can include time
spent outside school, as long as it is directly related to Nolan
events/activities. Please note: MEF-specific hours do not count
toward PTA hours.
The Nolan Website is designed to keep Nolan parents informed
and up-to-date on all of the many things happening at Nolan. Please
contact the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org to
submit information to be posted or with any input or suggestions
for making the site more informative and easy to use. You may also
contact our Webmaster or Publicity Chair through our Facebook
Please contact the PTA Workroom Coordinator for details on how, on
a very flexible schedule, you can assist the teachers with copying
and other workroom needs.