After the Storm…

I am happy to be back in town after a hectic couple weeks and to get back to PTA business! There’s been a few changes since the storm that we are trying to make everyone aware of.

The upcoming PTA events are as follows;

Fifth Grade Sponsored Teachers and Staff Luncheon will be this Thursday, September 21st upstairs in the media center. The theme is “Tailgate Party.” If you have already signed up via the Sign Up Genius link emailed to 5th Grade parents, THANK YOU 🙂 If you still would like to sign up, here’s the link

Next up… another Perkins Beautification Day! Saturday, September 23rd from 8 am-12 noon. Please join us, even only for an hour, to tidy up the school after the storm! Donuts, Fruit, OJ & Coffee will be provided in the Multipurpose Room.

Chuck E Cheese Night is Thursday, September 28th from 3-9 pm. Please join us to have a little fun and support the PTA! Chuck E will be in the car circle that morning at drop off (hanging out with Mr. Heller because they are BESTIES haha)

Our next and just so happens to be FIRST General PTA Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6 pm in the Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria. We may be having BINGO NIGHT because we were unable to before. Level II Fingerprinting will be available but you NEED TO SIGN UP via Sign Up Genius, to be emailed out by this Friday.

Fall Festival is Saturday October 7th from 10 am until 2 pm. Posters went up around the school today to let everyone know the date and time as well. Please mark your calendars! This is a fun family event you won’t want to miss. There are some great vendors like BondLove, Strands of Sunshine, Nail Art, Tracy has Lularoe, Snuppets, Succulents in the City, Lipsense, Pink Zebra and many more 🙂 We have face painting, a caricature artist, games, inflatable jousting ring, massive obstacle course, Kona Ice Truck and Food! Advanced ticket sales start this coming Monday. Watch for the paper coming home for more info. A Sign Up Genius will be going out this Friday (along with the PTA Meeting Fingerprinting one) so please be on the look out for those in your email.

Rolling Cabana Ladies Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 24th from 6-9 pm. Please join us ladies (and/or men with good fashion sense-buying for your ladies) for a private shopping experience with apps and drinks. Everything is hand picked by the owner and reasonably priced! A percentage goes back to the PTA, it’s a win win!

We hope to see you around 🙂 Thanks!





Welcome Perkins Families!

I hope everyone has had a great summer vacation!

Our fantastic teachers and staff are hard at work. On Wednesday the 2nd they had their PTA sponsored “Back to School Breakfast” that was catered by Munches. The food was great (as always) and everyone seemed happy, refreshed and ready to start another great year at Perkins.

PTA is taking the initiative this year to spruce up the campus. We had 88 plants donated from Kenny’s Lawn & Landscaping Inc. this year and Mike Phillips and his crew from Phillips Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping Service put in a lot of time and effort to help. We plan on having another “Spruce Up Day” on Saturday, September 9th. A Sign Up Genius link will be emailed to all of the Perkins parents. Be on the lookout for that 🙂

Our PTA will be out front, by the office, at a table with Perkins School Spirit Shirts at drop off and dismissal the 14th-18th. Child and adult sizes are available for $10.00. Become a member of the PTA for only $5.00 and help us make the school even better (if that’s possible, it’s so great already) or just stop by and say Hello!

The first event for us this year is the Fall Fundraiser. You may have seen the big white envelope, with red lettering, in with all the other school papers that went home on the first day. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a monetary donation towards the school. We ask, if possible, for a one time $35 donation per child or if you have multiple students at Perkins, a one time $50 family donation. We accept cash or check made out to Perkins PTA. I can accept credit card payments but only by appointment in the office. Thanks in advance for your participation in our fundraiser! It ends on September 29th.

Our Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday October 7th from 10am-2pm. Mark your calendars so that you can be part of a great annual Perkins event!

PTA will have a table out a Open House this Thursday August 17th, from 5pm until 7:45pm. We will have Perkins School shirts available for purchase, we can collect any PTA Membership forms, Adopt a Class forms or Fall Fundraiser donations at that time as well.

Our first General PTA Meeting will be BINGO NIGHT on Tuesday September 5th at 6pm. We will be in the cafeteria. Come and have fun to win Barnes & Noble gift cards for the family! Six games will be played, so there’s six gift cards to win! Pizza by the slice, lemonade and Ice tea will be available for purchase.

We can’t wait to meet all the new Perkins parents and see the familiar faces again in the hallways!

Busy End of Year

If you have been at Perkins for a bit, you know that from here on out, it’s very busy until the end of the school year. We have special performances and shows, highlighting your kiddos focus groups and musical talents. I always feel foolish to say that the year just blew by! I guess I say it every year at this time. PTA had a great general meeting on April 11th. If you missed it, the nominations for the 2017/2018 PTA Board Members are as follows:

President – Delora Croteau

VP of Communication -Colleen Hulse

VP of Membership – Erin Cadman

Treasurer – Heather Wyble

Secretary – Jennifer Herrick

Fall Festival Chairperson – Sara Weatherbee

The above nominations are only nominations. If you would like to be considered for any of the above positions, or like to shadow a position for the year, please contact us at

We are looking for more people to join our PTA Board. We have openings for a Social Media Chair, a Luncheon Coordinator and a Box Top Coordinator.

The PTA Board Election will be held at the last meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6 pm in the Multipurpose Room at Perkins. We will be hosting a BINGO NIGHT and have Pizza by the slice, Lemonade and Ice Tea for $1.00.

We hope to see you there!


April Showers…

April is such a great month! The weather is beautiful (after the much needed rain) and everywhere you look there are flowers and bright green leaves sprouting up. Earth Day is almost here to celebrate this wonderful place we live and are lucky to call home.

The Pre-K & Kindergarten Sponsored Teachers & Staff Luncheon is next Thursday, April 13th. If you are a Pre-K or Kindergarten parent, please sign up to bring something to let the teachers and staff know how wonderful we think they are for caring for our kiddos all year!

Thank you to everyone that came out to our BIG bi-annual Event “Jazz It Up” on April 1st at the Gulfport Casino. I know many of you that were unable to come to the event still helped with classroom art projects and gathering silent auction items. The PTA really appreciates all the help and hard work you put forth. We can’t do this without your help, the teachers dedication and the support we receive from all of you.

Our next PTA Meeting will be Tuesday, April 11th at Nueva Cantina at 6pm. Their address is 1625 4th St South, in St. Petersburg. It’s a great place to come for Taco Tuesday and I hope you can join us. This meeting will have PTA Board Nominations for next year and updates on our Budget, Jazz It Up and end of year activities.

Sneak Peek!!!!

Exclusive Live Auction Items for Jazz It Up!

Perkins “Principal for the Day” Do you think your child would like to be Principal for the Day? They would have full access to the school, help make important decisions and have the Master Key! This entire experience will be Priceless!!

Disney – Four Park Hopper Passes – Always fun for the Family! Value $620

Tampa Bay Lightning – Signed Team Jersey by All-Star Defenseman #77 Victor Hedman – Priceless to the fan!!

Tampa Bay Lightning – Signed Hockey Stick by team scoring leader and All-Star #86 Nikita Kucherov – Priceless to the fan!!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – NFL Football Autographed by Quarterback Jameis Winston – Priceless to the fan!!

Celebrity Seating – Set of Red and Black Theater Chairs for your Man Cave or She Shack! Wholesale $658, Retail Value $1250

Celebrity Seating – Set of Purple and Black Premiere Theater Chairs for your Man Cave or She Shack!-Wholesale $658, Retail Value $1250

VIP Parking Spot for TWO YEARS! Tired of parking all the way across campus, dragging those little feet behind you?? Why not purchase VIP Parking? You will have your own Reserved/Named Spot for TWO SCHOOL YEARS! We all know this is Priceless!!

Psssst…. This year we will have a 1/2 Carat Loose Diamond, donated by David Reynolds Jewelry & Coin, at the Diamond Champagne Table. We will have a certified Diamontologist on site to examine your diamond in your purchased glass of champagne. You keep your diamond and enjoy your champagne until the end of the event. Once all of the glasses have been purchased, the winner of the real diamond will be announced! Value $750

Get your tickets to Jazz It Up! Tickets will be sold at drop off and dismissal the 27th through Friday the 31st. You can purchase in advance by placing your cash or check into the safe with your info on an envelope. We will send them home with your child.


Jazz It Up is COMING!

Get your tickets now!

We have gathered so many fun and exciting things for the event! We still need volunteers for Ticket Sales and day of activities. Please sign up here…

Here’s just a little bit of what we have for the silent auction…

Mathnasium – Assessment + One Month Tutoring, Water Bottle, Value $430

Kumon – One Month Math & Reading Tuition, Value $300

Florida Railroad Museum – Two Adults/Two Child Tickets, Value $48

Fabiola Fotography – Certificate towards Session/Photos, Value $300

Gratzzi Italian Grille – Three Course Dinner for Two – Value Priceless!

Bayside Sports Academy – Certificate for a Birthday Party, Value $200

First Tee – A Junior Golf Credit, Value $100

Ferkile’s Tae Kwon Do – One Month Lessons & Uniform, Value $105

On Pointe Dancewear – Certificate, Value $25

Sunken Gardens – 4 Admission Passes, Value $80

Stellie Bellies – Certificate for $25 towards Merchandise

Massage Envy – One Hour Relaxation Massage, 4th St Location, Value $90

Carrie Simmons – 3 Sessions of Anxiety + Relaxation & Stress Manage Therapy, Value $245

Beach Escape Game – 60 Minutes for Two Players, Do you have what it takes? Value $60

PRP Wine International – In-Home Wine Sampling for up to 12 ppl, Value $300

Hand & Stone – One 55 Min Relaxation Massage, Value $80

Eckerd Summer Watersports Camp – Kayaking class (ages 8-15) Value $170

Aveda Rituals Salon – One Haircut with Alissa, Value $50

Betty Nolan, Tampa Bay Entertainment – Face Painting for Birthday Party, Value $150?

Hype Dance Studio – Three Dance Classes *One Hour Adult or Child Classes, Value $75

Painting with a Twist – Certificate for Two for Painting Class + Artwork, Value $70

St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club – One Year Family Membership, Value $50

The Sirata Beach Resort – Two Night Stay, some exclusions apply, Value $350

Strength Camp with Elliot Hulse – Certificate for Two Months at Camp, Value $400

Orange Theory Fitness – 3 Classes, Duffle Bag, Water Bottle & Book, Value $145

Pure Barre – Gift Basket with 5 Classes & Supplies, Value $125

Sheri Kendrick Photography – Gift Certificate, Value $100

Euphoria Salon & Day Spa – Spa Day Package, Value $197

Zoe’s Place Too & Myrtle Janes Boutique & Julie’s – Wine Gift Basket + GC, Value $125

Great Explorations – 3 Month Basic Membership, Value $50

Strands of Sunshine – Jewelry Party for 4 People, Value $200

Academy of Ballet Arts – One Month of Classes, One a Week (4 Classes,) Value $60

Ashe Courture – Capri Orange Candle and Gift Card, Value $48

St Petersburg Country Club – Golf Outing for Four with Cart, Value $240

Sorted Shelf – Get Organized! Certificate for Two Hours of Sorting! Value $150

St. Petersburg Music Factory – One Month (4×30 min) Lessons, Value $100

Clearwater Aquarium – Four General Admission Tickets, Value $87.80

Morean Arts Center – Four St Petersburg Art Experience Passes, Value $80

Tim McCahan Karate – Two Weeks After School Care, Value $99

Some of the Live Auction Items, other than the amazing classroom projects,

 are pretty Amazing too!

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