The purpose of the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is to unify parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, and staff to enrich the spiritual and educational growth of our students. The PTF provides support to the school by raising funds through various activities and events throughout the year. These funds are allocated towards classroom enrichment, campus enhancement, parent education, and teacher development.

If you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact our PTF President, Erin Hartman at ehartman2008@gmail.com or our school Superintendent, Ben Elliott at 760-747-3029 ext. 7105 or belliott@gracelcms.net

The PTF supports a number of annual projects and events including:

  • Sponsors and Hosts the Uniform Resale
  • Sponsors and Hosts the Harvest Festival
  • Sponsors and Coordinates the Christmas Parade Float for the Annual Escondido Jaycees Parade
  • Sponsors and Hosts “A Grand Day at Grace” (Grandparent/Grandfriend Day)
  • Supports Father-Daughter Dance hosted by Grace Lutheran Church
  • Supports Parent Information Meeting hosted by the school
  • Sponsors and Coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Sponsors and Hosts the End of Year BBQ and Field Day
  • Sponsors and Hosts the End of Year School and Church Staff Appreciation Dinner
  • Support and Coordination of Room Parents
  • Funds 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Partial Scholarships
  • Funds referees for middle School sporting events
  • Sponsors the attendance of our educators at the Lutheran Educators Conference.  This is a three-day conference hosted by the Pacific Southwest District School Ministries.

Additionally, funds raised by the PTF have paid for the following in the 2018/19 school year:

  • Drinking fountain in the middle school area/ field (funding approved)
  • New nets for volleyball and soccer (funding approved)
  • New microphones for the sound system in the church (partial funding)
  • Gym improvements including new paint
  • Electronic Sign In & Out for families (partial funding)
  • Repair of lighting in the lunch area
  • Addition of an electronic gate at the back of the preschool area.
  • Purchase of school safety equipment

 

Schedule of Upcoming PTF Events:

  • August 9, 2019 – Uniform Resale & Registration
  • August 27, 2019 – Preschool Back to School Night
  • September 14, 2019 – Revved Up for Grace Car Show
  • October 25, 2019 – Harvest Festival
  • December 14, 2019 – Christmas Parade Float in Escondido Jaycees Parade
  • January 31, 2020 – A Grand Day at Grace (Grandparent/Grand-friend Day)
  • February 15, 2020 – Father/Daughter Dance
  • Spring 2020 – Parent Information Meeting
  • May 4-8, 2020 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • June 2, 2020 – End of the Year BBQ & Field Fun Day
  • June 5, 2020 – End of the Year GCS/GLC Staff Dinner

 

Schedule of Upcoming PTF Meetings:

  • August 5, 2019 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • August 26, 2019 @ 5pm – Room Parent Meeting
  • September 9, 2019 @ 5pm – PTF Meeting
  • September 9, 2019 @ 6pm – PTF Forum Meeting
  • September 30, 2019 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • October 14, 2019 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • October 21, 2019 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • November 4, 2019 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • December 2, 2019 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • January 13, 2020 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • February 3, 2020 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • March 2, 2020 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • March 30, 2020 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • April 20, 2020 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting
  • May 11, 2020 @ 5:30pm – PTF Meeting

 

Links to Important PTF Documents:

Room Parent Documents

PTF Bylaws and Standing Rules

Meeting Minutes:

 

PTF executive board and members:

          • Erin Hartman – President
          • Christie Elliott – Vice-President
          • Gaydine Spiess – Treasurer
          • Kristi Snell – Secretary
          • Helena Isbell – Member
          • Mari Cragun – Member
          • Mary Schuster – Member
          • Katie Brumfield – Teacher Liaison
          • Christina Van de Wiele – Teacher Liaison
          • Aerielle Zabinsky – Teacher Liaison
          • Kara Warner – Administrative Liaison