About Parkway PTO
The PTO's main purpose is to raise money to benefit students and teachers. We reach out to the community for sponsorships to help us hold 2 main fundraisers every year. In September we have the Back to School Dance and Auction and in the Spring we have the Carnival. All funds raised are invested back into the school. The PTO sponsors a play to come to MPES and Science week each year where kids get the hands on interactive learning that they love! We assist teachers in purchasing items for the classroom and also fund field day and teacher appreciation events. The PTO has upgraded the water fountains and the sound system, covered the
playgrounds, purchased technology, PE equipment and books. We help supplement the cost for motivation speakers and field trips. We love giving our time to give back to the school and we welcome any help you can give whether it be a monetary donation or your time. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated! We look forward to seeing you soon, in the mean time, we would like to introduce our group to you below!
Chrishena Campbell, President
I’m delighted for my 3rd year as PTO President. I have a daughter in 6th and a son, Matthew, in 3rd grade at MPES. I would like to encourage all parents to take an active role in your child’s education. Volunteers are essential, whether you can give an hour a year, or a week, it all adds up and makes a difference in the lives of our children. MPES success not only depends on our administration and our teachers, but also on involvement from our students and families. Together we can make this year the BEST school year yet!
Katie Jean, Secretary
This is my 3rd year on PTO but my first year to be Secretary, I will also co-chair the hospitality committee. This is our third year at Magnolia Parkway Elementary. We have a girl in 2nd grade, a son in kinder and a 4 year old girl that attends Sherwood Academy. I also work in real estate and part time in oil and gas. In a child’s education, I believe it takes a village so I love being involved in our kiddo’s school.
Dana Pasket, Room Parent Coordinator
I am Dana Pasket and I am serving as Room Parent Coordinator this year. As Room Parents, we coordinate the classroom volunteers, class parties, Silent Auction Pottery & Baskets as well as any other items our Homeroom Teachers need assistance with. This is my 6th year serving on our PTO Board and my 7th year at Parkway. I have one daughter in 3rd grade here at MPES as well as 2 older daughters. I am looking forward to a great year!!
Catheran Smith, Fall Fundraiser
My name is Catheran Smith and this is my 1st year on PTO and I am co-chair of our Back to School Dance/Auction with Angela Buckwalter. My daughter Scarlett attends school here and is in the 2nd grade. This is our second year here at Parkway and I enjoy being a volunteer in the classrooms and at school events. We are ready for another wonderful exciting year here at Parkway!
Tammie Freeman, Hospitality
This is my 3rd year on PTO but my first year to be on the Hospitality Committee! This is our fourth year at Magnolia Parkway. I have two boys Jacob is in 4th grade at MPES, and Jason is going into 10th grade at Magnolia High. I am looking forward to an awesome school year!
Helga Lockwood, Carnival
Hi! I’m Helga Lockwood. This is our first year at MPES and my first year on the PTO board. I am co-chair, with Brooke in organizing the carnival! I have two sons, Braxton who’s 5 and will be entering K and Brooks who’s 9months. I am excited to be a part of the MPES family and to be a part of the PTO to make this year wonderful!!
Ashley Jolly, Partnering
Hi, my name is Ashley Jolly and I will be a co-chair for Spirit Nights and Boxtops this year. This will be our second year at Parkway. My son, Ethan, will be a first grader this year. I am looking forward to another great year at Magnolia Parkway!
Gina Patschke, Vice President
I love volunteering for such an amazing school. This is my 4th year on PTO but my first year as Vice President. I have a son in 8th, one in 5th and my daughter is in 1st grade. My family has had so many great experiences and teachers since we've been at MPES. PTO has lots of exciting events planned for this year. I can't wait to share them with you and get more parents and families involved!
Abbey Wesneske, Treasurer
This is my third year as PTO Treasurer. I have 3 kids, Avery is in 4th grade here at MPES, Jackson is in 6th grade at BBIS, and my youngest son, Jase, is 5. This is my 6th year at Parkway and my 4th year to be a part of the PTO. Looking forward to another exciting year!
Stacey Davis, Communications
This will be my 5th year on PTO as the Communications officer, I send out the newsletter, maintain the website and social media accounts and the bulletin board. I have 2 boys that attend school here, Quinn is in 4th grade and Zane is in 3rd grade and I also have a son in 7th grade. I am looking forward to working with everyone this year to help make 2019/2020 an awesome school year at MPES!
Melissa Hartwick, Celebrations
I am a mom of three. Maylee(9) and Emilee(7) are both students here at Magnolia Parkway Elementary. My youngest is a 3 year old little boy who is full of energy and keeps me on my toes! I work part time as a preschool teacher and have recently started teaching ESL on line to Chinese children all the way across the world. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and doing crafty projects. I look forward to a great 2018/2019 school year!
Angela Buckwalter, Fall Fundraiser
This is my 2nd year on PTO but first year serving as head of the Dance and Auction Fall Fundraiser. This will be our 6th year at Magnolia Parkway. I have a 4th grader, Brianna, here at MPES and my son Josh, is a junior in high school. I am excited about my new position on the PTO Board and look forward to another wonderful year at MPES!
Brooke Hargus, Carnival
Hi my name is Brooke Hargus, and this will be my first year on the PTO. I am so excited to be co-chair for the carnival committee! My daughter, Brenna, will be entering Kindergarten this year. I also have two older boys in college, one at SHSU and the other at Texas A&M..Whoop! I am looking forward to an awesome year!
Katie Andrews, Partnering
Hi! I am Katie Andrews, I am co-chair of Partnering/Box Tops with Ashley Jolly. This is my second year at Magnolia Parkway and my first year on the PTO. I am a mom of three boys! My oldest Jace is in the 1st grade and I have 3 year old twin boys! I am looking forward to an awesome 2019/2020 school year!