Support from our Graden PTA helps make many school activities possible for our students and family members.

There are a number of ways to stay connected.....

To sign up to receive PTA email information or to volunteer, please email
To stay current on the happenings at Graden and the Graden PTA, join our Facebook site.
All school and PTA sponsored events can be found on the building calendar.

The following outlines the multiple individuals that serve the Hornet community through the PTA:

2017-2018  PTA Board Officers

President: Erin Hladik ( Jolayne Gorman (
Secretary: Julie Vaupell (
Corresponding Secretary: Tara Garcia (
Treasurer: Kim Luken (
Fundraising: Kelli Pryor (
Parlimentarian: Shannon Windmeyer (

2017-2018 Committee Positions

Hospitality Coordinator: Erin Hladik
New Family Breakfast-Juli Vaupell, Tara Garcia
Staff Breakfast-Erin Manley
Bus Driver Appreciation-April Kruse
Teacher Conference Dinner-Susanne King
Student-Led Conference Dinner-Megan McNeal
Staff Appreciation Week-Jill Kells
Field Day Staff Lunch-Heather Wenta
Field Day Popsicles-Heather Wenta

Outside Events Coordinator: Kris Morris
Parents Night Out-Blake Pryor
Trunk or Treat at Graden-Kris Morris
Mercury Gymnastics Night-Kris Morris
Culver's Night-Kris Morris
Papa John's Night-Kris Morris

School Involvement (In School Events) Coordinator: Jolayne Gorman
Book Fair Fall/Spring-Megan McNeal
Talent Show-Katie Redburn
Carnival-Juli Vaupell
Breakfast Buddies-Tara Garcia/Kevin Ringo
Science Fair-Kelly Goodfriend

School Involvement (Project Commitments) Coordinator: Ann Havelka
Back Snacks-Jolayne Gorman
Box Tops-Betsy Sylvester
Scrips-Erin Hladik
Clothing Center-Mary Listrom
Room Parent Coordinator-Amy Baker
Buzz Book-Ann Havelka
Newsletter-Ann Havelka
School Supplies-Hannah Irving
Yearbook-Krissy Ringo

Leadership: Dr. Halverstadt
Parent Lighthouse-Jolayne Gorman
WatchDogs-Kevin Ringo

2017-2018 Meeting Minutes and Handouts

PTA Membership Form (PDF)
Carnival Order Form (PDF)
Month PTA Minutes Additional Documents  
August  MINUTES (Word) PTA Membership Form (PDF)
September   Carnival Order Form (PDF)
October  MINUTES (Word)  
November  MINUTES (Word)  
January  MINUTES (Word)  

PTA-Sponsored Activities

Books Fairs (Fall and Spring)

Box Tops

Trunk or Treat


Cultural Arts Assemblies

Breakfast Buddies

Gymnastics Parties

Culver's & Papa John's Nights

Parents Night Out

Science Fair

Skating Party

Talent Show

Program Information

The Box Tops for Education Clip Program is an excellent way to help our school earn cash. Clip Box Tops from hundreds of General Mills products that you buy at the grocery store. Bring them to your classroom teacher and help Graden earn extra cash!

Shop at Amazon for Graden! If you are an Amazon shopper, start your shopping here or the PTA site.  Just click on the link to Amazon Smile and you will be earning a percentage of your purchase amount for Graden!  Isn’t that easy!?

Need gift cards?  Buy through our Scrips program. No extra cost to you and Graden gets a % back for every card bought. Just click this link

Graden code # C269B48434551 Or contact Erin Hladik (