MacArthur PTSA Contact Information

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Vivian VanHorn President
Rina Blackwood Vice-President
Mary Spencer Treasurer
Melinda (Mindy)Erner Secretary
Ingrid Ngale Membership Chair
Leah Travers BoxTops  Chair

Tabitha Camacho                                            Teacher
Liaison & Fundraising chair

Facebook page – @macarthurmiddleptsa

Facebook group- MacArthur Middle School Parents and Staff Sponsored by the PTSA

Twitter – @MacArthurPTSA






MacArthur Middle School PTSA

The MacArthur Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a non-profit organization that consists of parents, teachers and students who seek to offer support for students, families, and MacArthur Middle School. Membership in the PTSA is open to anyone concerned with the education and welfare of MacArthur Middle School’s students and issues pertaining to the school’s community. The PTSA is one of the best resources for parents and guardians to learn more about the school environment and become involved with various programs that benefit MacArthur Middle School’s students.


Why should I join the PTSA?

The number-one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help the school. There are many benefits to joining! Here are just a few:


  1. Get Connected.  There’s no better way to know what’s happening at MMS!
  2. Discover Great Resources.  The PTSA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
  3. Tap into a Network.  Parenting is not easy—it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTSA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.
  4. Watch Yourself Grow.  By volunteering with your PTSA, 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.
  5. Speak Up.  Because the PTSA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTSA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  6. Witness Improvement.  By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTSA’s play an important role in fund raising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events—all vital to school success.
  7. Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTSA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

How do I join?

For less than 3 cents a day, you can become a PTSA member, joining nearly 6 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.

Membership forms are available in the front office or print below.



Proposed Budget of 2016/2017:

Balance from pervious year ear 2015-2016 $2,079.00
Budgeted Actual Proposed Comments
Previous Year Previous Year Current Year
Membership Dues $580.00 $550.00 $1,100.00 Already surpassed last year’s memberships
Donations $1,500.00 $1,800.00 $2,000.00
School Dances $400.00
Candy Grams $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Chick-Fil-A $750.00 $6,000.00 $6,000.00
Spirit Nights $300.00 $265.00 $1,000.00 Chipolte, Ledos, Giant etc
EOY Carnival $1,200.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Other-MMPTSA $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Spirit Wear $3,000.00
Total Income   $4,980.00 $10,365.00 $14,850.00    
PTSA INSURANCE $200.00 $200.00 $201.00 PTSA Liability Insurance
PNC BANK FEES $33.00 $33.00 $33.00 Service Fees
MD PTA Dues $203.00 $203.00 $412.00 $4.25 per member
National PTA Dues $261.00 $261.00 $261.00 $2.25 per member
Council Dues $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 MD Council Dues
PTSA Objectives(Program services)  
Staff Appreciation $1,775.00 $1,775.00 $1,800.00 Appreciation Week/Staff Welcome back Brkfst
Classroom/Student Support $1,000.00
Vol. Appreciation $100.00 Appreciation Week
Candy Grams $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 Expenses for Candy Gram during holiday
School Support $2,475.00 $817.17 $1,200.00 Support for school activities
PTSA Events $250.00 $930.70 $1,000.00 Honor Roll Parties, PARCC test snacks etc
Spring Carnival $450.00 $2,964.13 $3,000.00 Expenses for carnival
Chick-Fil-A $3,969.00 $3,969.00 Biscuit Purchase
MISC             TBD
Total Disbursements $5,822.00 $11,328.00 $13,151.00
Balance to be carried forward to 2016-2017 wa2016-2017   $2,418.06 $1,699.00 Mininum carried forward is $850.00


For more information about the PTSA, visit the National PTA’s website at:


Thank you to everyone who has volunteered!