PTA News

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:11pm




The AES PTA extends a warm welcome to all 2019-20 AES families.  We have 179 members this year, but it is not too late to become a member (and receive a paw print PTA magnet as your membership gift).  We would like to invite all families to join us at our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm (please note the date change from October 8th). Jason McCoy, Performance, Equity and Community Response Director, will be our guest speaker that evening. Certified babysitters will be present to provide childcare.  More information about this and other PTA activities can be found on our website,; our Facebook page, Atholton Elementary PTA; or by following us on Twitter @aes_pta. Hope to see you soon! 


Register for the 10th Anniversary 5K by October 15th*!
*Register by October 15th to guarantee a long sleeve shirt!

Reminder, the 10th Anniversary Panthers Pounding the Pavement 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk presented by Hyper Kids Indoor Playground and Vanguard Orthodontics on Saturday November 2nd at 9am. Register by October 15th to guarantee a long sleeve shirt at or by paper registration form received in Friday Folders.

New this year! Reusable cups will be given at the finish line instead of disposable water bottles as an effort to reduce waste. Thank you to our generous community sustainability partner, Scott Spedden with Farms Insurance, for your generous donation.

Be sure to stay after the race for music, food and raffle prizes from LaPalapa Too, Hysteria, Goldfish Swim School, Adventure Park USA, Race Pace, ShadowLand, Feet First, Yoga Center of Columbia, Autobahn, Yoga Works & more. Grand prize presented by Hyper Kidz Indoor Playground.

Looking to support the event in another way? Consider volunteering as a course marshall (direct participants on the route) Atholton Elementary School Panthers Pounding the Pavement 5K and 1 Mile Run.


Race Volunteers Needed! The AES 5K/1 Mile fun run/walk committee is looking for volunteers on race day. We need volunteers to help with the water stop, direct runners on the route (course marshalls) and assist with race day packet pick up & registration. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other friends/family members are encouraged to help with these volunteer roles! Email with any questions.


AES SPIRIT WEAR FOR SALE! Show your school spirit and help support PTA with Spirit Wear!  
Order your Atholton Panthers gear to show your school pride on spirit days.  You can place your order online at, or using the paper order form coming home in Friday folders on September 27th. T-shirt samples will be available at school by the front office.  Come check out the colors, sizes, and styles.  Orders must be in by October 11th.


Seeking Sponsors for AES PTA 5K/1Mile Fun Run presented by Hyper Kidz Indoor Playground - Do you run a local business or know someone who does? Sponsoring the AES Panthers Pounding Pavement Fun Run on November 2nd, 2019 is a great way to show support for our AES community and to advertise to over 300 race participants! Sponsorship packages start at $100 with a variety of benefits. Please contact for more information. Thank you!


The Silver Knights Autumn Chess Tournament will be held at AES on Saturday, September 28th from 1 to 5 pm.  This tournament is open to chess players in grades K through 8th grade.  All the tournament details as well as online registration can be found here.   Good luck!


BOX TOPS-   It's coming! 11/1/19!
Many Box Tops have an expiration date of 11/1/19. Cut these and send all clipped Box Tops in as soon as possible!  

Keep clipping Box Tops! Keep scanning receipts. We are nearing $100 for our school with the Box Tops app.
Use the link below to download the app today.


Shop on Amazon and support the PTA! - Do you shop on  If so, you can now help out AES PTA while doing it!  Just use the link below and start shopping.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to AES PTA.  Go to and Amazon donates to Atholton Elem School.



By becoming a member of the Atholton Elementary School PTA you will be supporting many of the programs that enrich your child’s elementary school experience. Download the membership form here. Additionally, PTA membership offers special savings and discounts for PTA members.  You can access these by visiting

We have an active and supportive PTA. Thank you for your membership.  A portion of the dues directly supports many activities for your children.  Please join us for our meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of each month @6:30pm.



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10/15 - PTA Meeting 6:30pm (3rd Tuesday)
10/11 - Spirit Wear Orders Due
10/15 - Last day to register for 5K and get a T-Shirt!
11/1 - PTA AES 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run