PTA Business Partners


08/30 – Zaxby’s

09/20 – Chipotle

10/18 – Shane’s Rib Shack

11/15 – Cheeseburger Bobby’s

12/13 – Jason’s Deli


Support the businesses that support us by coming to Spirit Night at the following restaurants from 5-9 pm on the dates below : 




01/17 – Zaxby’s

04/18 – Chipotle

04/19 – Dairy Queen


*This schedule is subject to change. Double check with school or PTA website for changes and updates.*



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Did You Know?

Boxed offers PTA members a 15% off + free shipping on your first order so you can save even more for your PTA, school or home. Shop online at or on your phone or tablet using the free Boxed app for everything from Boxed.jpgpantry essentials, snacks, and drinks, to soap, shampoo, and sunscreen.  Save money, time and gas by shopping at Boxed

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Orlando Employee Discounts has entered a partnership with Georgia PTA, which offers advantageous pricing on hotels and vacation homes in nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando as well as discounts on tickets Orlando Employee Discount.JPGfor all Orlando Theme Parks (Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World) and Attractions (Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Eye)!  

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When you become a member of BLES PTA for just $7 you have access to all the discounts from the Georgia PTA and the National PTA Member Benefits Providers.

Hertz is proud to offer PTA members up to 20% off using discount CDP# 1929580 every time you reserve; a FREE Child Seat with every rental; FREE Hertz Gold Plus Rewards enrollment and other great benefits!Hertz.jpg

LifeLock is offering a special LifeLock 30-day free* trial plus 10% off membership. New enrollees can also add their children through the LifeLock Junior™ program at a 10% discount.* To learn more about these offers, please Lifelock.jpgvisit or call 1-800-LifeLock and use promo code: PTA.   

Papa John’s Papa John’s is proud to announce that PTA members get 40% OFF their online purchase when they use promo code: GAPTA.PaPa Johns.jpg

Staples offers individual PTA members and PTA units an exclusive year-round in-store discount which includes in-store 5% back in rewards, recycling rewards, free shipping on   Staples.jpg


Sylvan Learning and the PTA are teaming up to offer free and discounted educational resources for both students and parents. Among the initial benefits: All PTA members can receive 50% off a Sylvan Insight™ Assessment, Sylvan.jpgThe assessment is designed to help families and educators determine the right support a child needs to excel. In addition to the discount, for every student who takes an assessment, the local Sylvan center will donate $10 to the student’s local PTA. 



Zoo Atlanta Membership has extended its educator discounts to Georgia PTA members. Mention Georgia PTA when purchasing a Zoo Atlanta Membership by phone (404.624.5662) or in person to receive $10 off a Companion or Family Membership. Zoo.jpg



For more information on PTA Member Benefits:

National PTA: (click on “Member Benefit Providers”)

State PTA:

*Georgia PTA offers Member Benefits solely for our members’ enjoyment and does not endorse the services or products  of the providers. We greatly appreciate the participation of these providers and the interest of other organizations in supporting the Mission of PTA and increasing parent involvement.


Why Should You Join The PTA?

The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more advantages.  Here are just a few:

Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

Tap into a Network. Parenting is not easy-it helps to share ideas, concerns, and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind.

Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you gain valuable  experiences. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause—your child and all children in the community.

Speak Up. Because the PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively  suggest change at your child’s school.

Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events—all vital to a school’s success.

Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.

For less than 2 cents a day, you can become a PTA member, joining more than 5 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone-parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities are invited to join our not-for-profit organization.


Co-Presidents Letter

A word from your PTA Co-Presidents


Welcome BLES Community,

Welcome back!  We hope that you had a wonderful summer.  We have so much planned for this year starting with the Spaghetti Dinner on August 26th to the Charleston Wrap fundraiser kicking off September 2nd to the monthly Spirit Nights at various local restaurants to the Turkey Trot in November to Science Night to Bingo Night. There is something for everyone so check the “upcoming events” for the latest happenings.   

Your BLES PTA Co-Presidents,

Lisa Gordon and Emily Shih.






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Angela Schoenknecht:Parent Instructional Coordinator
Sandra Orci:Parent Outreach Liaison




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Laura Marantz (1,3,4,5)
Sara Penland (K, 2)




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Diane Shockley:Manager
Yolanda Quintana:Assistant Mgr.
Wanda DaSilva
Robertta Dolley
Kaia Gholar
Valerie Harris
Lauren Nix
Lennys Ramsour
Monica Smith-Harris
Candice Taylor
Clarissa Thompson



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Colette Bingham
Audrey Sanchez-Salazar

Sibyl Cowan
Eunice Wanalista

Jay Huskovic:Head Custodian
Kathy Fofana
Wen Liang
Brian Shiels


Ruth-Ann Butler
Parul Chudasama
Leslie Guerin
Anne Hanada
Pam Kurke
Mary Leddon
Deb Templeton


Susan Bearse:Principal
Sophia Barton:Assistant Principal
Jim Carter:Assistant Principal
Angela Schoenknecht:Assistant Principal
Pam Frey:Data Mgmt Clerk
Tammy Hart:Clerk/Registrar
Anne McCabe:Admin. Assistant
Sandy McQueen:Bookkeeper
Cathy Mettille:Receptionist
Gail Lenahan:Clinic
Rodrigo Maragni:Clinic



Elizabeth Barrett
Michelle Bell
Terry Hancharik
Jordan Hudson
Sarah McDonald
Shelley Parker
Bonnie Walsh



Brooke Blackburn 
Sara Clement 
Karen Dicks 
Berkley Fain
Kelly Jacobs
Cynthia McWilliams
Melissa Redner



Megan Crook
Debra Siegel



Sharon Hickmon
Jennifer Miles
Alison Pennington
Paula Smith
Maricruz Sosa
Ann Tiberghien 



Candace Beachum
Dawn Frazer
Joanna Jo
MK Lindsey
Lindsey Thomas
Alex Wright



Amber Blum
Kathy Boger
Elizabeth DiBauda
Leslie Evans
Laura Hiller
Angrett Holmes
Lynnette Rigg
Kathy Smith



Julie Asztalos
Ashley Barnett
Vaishali Gonsalves
Carol Herson
Cyndi Houser
Heather Parnell



Trina Ashadele:Resource
Susan Chung:Resource
Dominique Fewell:Resource
Ellen Sentell:Resource
Becky Smith:Resource
Anne Van Galder:Resource
Mardrey Worthy:Resource
Mel Bush:Steller Sub


Lori Van Buskirk:Art                          Renee Birozes:PE
Diana Diazgranados:ESOL            Mike Maier:Psychologist
Neeka Hughes:ESOL                      Matt Green:Music
Rosario Madison:ESOL                   Kathy Bentley:Science
Lori Newman:ESOL                         Jessica Hill:Technology
Marge Haders:FOCUS                    Clyde Burke:Technology
Kathy Mayorga:FOCUS                   Fakhra Zuberi:Technology
Molly Stanton:FOCUS                      Wendy Shaw:Writing
Debbie Richardson:Reading Recovery        


Leaquetta Algard:SLD
Liz Capobianco:PreK
Jane Kates:SLD

Jeanne Kosmala:SLD
Charlene Weir:MiID



Whitney Page:Media Specialist
Marie Fraser
Silvia Nielsen


Sign Up for 2017 Teacher and Staff Luncheon!

Teacher Appreciation Week May 1st –  May 5th.Click on a staff member’s NAME to access their Favorite List,
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