Welcome to Eastside High School! I hope this year is an exciting year for our community of students, staff, parents, and alumni. As our community is continuing to adjust to the changes that the last few years have made, we are excited to see that our schools are starting to open up and allow more in-person engagement with all members of our Eastside families. PTSA partners with parents and educators to enhance student learning while engaging them in new and exciting opportunities.
The old saying ‘it takes a village’, rings truer now than it did years ago. We encourage you to be part of the PTSA community and check out all the ways that you can be involved in our EHS community. Please consider joining PTSA, it is the first step to being a part. PTSA never asks our students to sell anything to family and friends. Our biggest source of revenue allowing us to fund instructional grant requests from teachers is Eagle Bites. Click on the volunteer Sign Up Genius to see where you can volunteer.
Don't forget to check out our Memberhub Store where you can Opt IN with financial support to fund teacher grants and purchase some great EHS branded gear.
If I can help you or your student, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you to support our students and staff this year!
PTSA President, 22-23
PTSA Officers for 2022-2023
President: Kelley Widdows
Vice President: Kerry Hamric
Secretary: Tara Somers
Treasurer: Joe Bonarrigo
Reflections: Nea Zambrano
Membership: Shannon Lineberger and Meredith Billig
Hospitality: Christy Mooney and Angie Mosley
Eagle Bites: Chrissy Holmes, Kimberley Bonarrigo, Shufang Zhang, Rashmi Kulkarni and Reena Shah
First Friday: Rebecca Owens and Patrice Ray
Blood Connection: Kelley Haff
Newsletter: Stephanie Hollis
Advocacy: Tieraney Rice
Student Appreciation: Sarah Dansby
Grants: Kerry Hamric
National PTA Mission Statement: PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Membership: Support EHS staff and students by joining the Eastside PTSA! Parents, teachers, and students are encouraged to join. Memberships are $5.00 per person, $5.00 for students. You may submit membership forms and payment online by clicking the “PTSA Online Membership Form and Payment” button on the right.
You may also find printed forms in the front office and forms and payment may be: 1) dropped off at the Front Office or 2) mailed to EHS PTSA Membership, 1300 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors SC 29687. Checks should be made payable to EHS PTSA.
“Opt In” Donation Drive: If you would like to “Opt IN” and donate now to help us meet our goals, click on the “PTSA Donation Drive” link in the blue Resources section above and complete the form to send in to school! You can donate online by clicking on the "PTSA Online Membership" link above or send your check into the office marked for PTSA. You can become a Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, or Eaglet level donor today!
Eagle Bites: Welcome to a new year of Eagle Bites! Eagle Bites is snack shop open during all lunch periods any day school is in session. Volunteers man the store, selling snacks and drinks. It is a great way to observe your student inside the school building!
We ask that you select a day of the week and a week of the month and sign up for all the dates that fit that category. Some selections will mean only 2/3 times per year and others will be 8/9 times during the year. With only scheduling 2 volunteers each shift, it is very important that you are present or find a replacement for your shift. Because there is money involved, if you are not there, the store can not open! It is disappointing to the students and disruptive to the continued success of the store. Eagle Bites is the only fundraising activity for PTSA at EHS and allows for teacher instructional grant requests to be funded. 100% of the proceeds stay inside the EHS building to help create a better learning environment for our students!
PTSA's Reflection Program: The national theme for 2021-2022 is “I Will Change the World By...”. Create an original piece of work in one of six categories: Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, or Literature. More information will be coming soon! Last school year, we had a winner at the National Level, and all winners at the district, state and national levels can win valuable awards from our PTSA!
EHS PTSA REFLECTIONS WEBSITE 22-23: *Coming in Fall 2022*