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We’re one week into the 2021-22 school year, and while it is certainly far from what any of us might have expected or hoped for, we are starting strong together! For those I haven’t met yet, my name is Carissa White and I have the honor of serving as PTA president this year. (That’s me with the Cougar on the first day of school this year!) I was the interim secretary for the PTA last year and have served as the chair of the Cultural Arts Committee for the past three years. I also founded and chaired the PTA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee last year. I have two kids at AES, one in first grade and one in third grade. We love being a part of the Apex Elementary School family and can’t wait to get to know more of you this year! 
The Apex Elementary PTA is an integral part of our school community. We build connections through events like the Fun Run, Spring Fling, Muffins in the Mornings (with Moms & other family members), and Donuts with Grown-ups. We raise funds to provide much-needed and valuable programs to the school including software like Raz Kids; cultural arts programming like visiting authors and artists in residence; and curriculum funds for teachers to enhance their classroom environments. We also believe in advocating for all our children to have the best experience possible while at Apex Elementary School. This year, we don’t know what to expect with COVID still interrupting our regularly scheduled programming, but the PTA promises to be flexible, resilient, and supportive to our community no matter what, and that’s why we need YOU!
Please consider joining the PTA this year to add your voice and your energy to our big Cougar Family. The awesome folks on our PTA Executive Board and our Committee Chairs, are committed to advocating for and creating high-quality educational experiences for our kids, and we need many diverse voices to share in creating that vision. We’d love to welcome new folks into our volunteer ranks to join in the fun of putting on events and programming, and your membership dues and donations help fund vital programs and services to the school community. 

There are so many ways to be involved - please check out our website for more information. Ready to join? Click this link and join via memberhub. And please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at with any questions, concerns or great ideas for the PTA this year.


Let’s make it a great one, Cougar Family!


Carissa White
PTA President
 PTA Board 2021-22
President - Carissa White
VP of Fundraising & Communications - Avery Emery
VP of Hospitality & Programs- Gloriann Austin
Treasurer & Curriculum Funds - Tamara Cosgrove
Secretary - Joy Fulton
Bookmark our Calendar page to stay up-to-date on PTA events!

Our first general PTA meeting will be September 14th at 6PM.
We hope to see everyone there! 


Our GoPlaySave Fundraiser will take place through September 14th! 

Books will be sent home the week of August 23rd for 1st-5th graders and August 30th for Kindergartners! To start selling, create a personal URL by clicking here. AES will keep 50% of the profits from all sales.  Paper and mobile versions are available--or get the Paper/Mobile Bundle for just $45 and always have your coupon at your fingertips!
*To qualify for prizes, all orders must be turned in by September 14th. Questions? Contact Becky Muscaro at

Join us for spirit night at Fresh Local Ice Cream!

109 N. Salem Street Apex
Thursday September 2nd 5-9pm
Rent the Rock is Back!
Send a message for all to see! Wsh a student a Happy Birthday, show appreciation to your favorite teacher or staff member, celebrate a team win or let everyone know how much you love our school! The rock is available for weekly rental to families and staff of AES for their use and enjoyment. Click to Rent the Rock for only $20.00 per week! All proceeds will go directly back to AES through our PTA.  
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