PTA Committees

Below are descriptions of selected committees and events of the MES PTA. If you have any questions or would like to join a committee or volunteer for an event, please feel free to email the committee chair or the MES PTA president.
We would appreciate having your help!

Tara Clark
Tara Clark

Fundraising Committee 
Chair: Tara Clark
This committee provides guidance on standards for PTA fundraising, including selecting appropriate activities, seeking corporate sponsorship, and understanding the legal implications of fundraising.

Arts Committee
Chair: Dave Bowers

The MES Arts Committee is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment, appreciation, participation and knowledge of the arts. We try to foster a creative environment to include the performing, literary and visual arts. Local artists from all venues are sourced from our surrounding community and families to teach our students and children what they love to do. The Arts Committee decides on the programs for the year and holds various fundraisers to support the programming.

Membership Committee
Chair: Bethany Dennin

The membership committee is responsible for developing recruitment and retention strategies, collecting and tracking membership dues, distributing membership cards and encouraging online card activation and providing membership reports.

Melissa Skillman

Finance Committee
Chair: Melissa Skillman

The finance committee has the responsibility of developing a budget for the PTA. The budget is an outline of estimated income and expenses for the year.

Wellness Committee

Provides information and education to students, parents, and staff regarding the benefits and values of a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as the means to attain them. The committee will serve as a source of information for the Marbletown Elementary School Community and a leader in these efforts in the Rondout Valley School District.

Garden Committee
Chair: Bethany Dennin

The overall mission of the garden committee is to facilitate garden education at MES while creating an opportunity for experiential outdoor education. The Garden Group meets in May & June and is open to students in grades K-3. Students work in the school’s garden learning about planting and maintaining a garden.

Katy Weber
Katy Weber

Yearbook Committee
Chair: Katy Weber

The annual MES yearbook illustrates the important part each child plays in the community of their school. This committee helps to plan, sell, design and distribute this annual keepsake.



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