Wednesday, April 14, 2021
160 Fairforest Way • Greenville, S.C. 29607 • 864-355-6300 • FAX 864-355-6329

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I hope this letter finds you and your students settling into the start of school smoothly.  Although we are not certain exactly what the school year will look like, I look forward to us all working together to make a difference at J.L. Mann High School.

Please click here to join the PTSA. Your $8 membership goes a long way toward:

*Sponsoring teacher mini-grants, which provide classroom equipment

*Funding additional classroom supplies

*Providing support to faculty and staff

*And much more!


Of course, it takes more than membership fees to ensure everything we want to happen, happens. Rather than doing fundraisers, traditionally we have received additional financial support through our Patriot Partner Program and purchases made at the Patriot Panty.  As of now we are unable to open the Patriot Pantry due to safety concerns, but it is my hope that this may change as the year progresses.  I ask that you continue to help make the Mann community the best it can be by donating to the Patriot Partner Program.  

Additionally, the Mann PTSA has always relied heavily on our fabulous volunteers and currently volunteers are not allowed in the building.  We hope that this too may change as the year progresses and please know that although we may not be in the building we will still be working diligently outside the walls to do all we can for the students, faculty, and staff. 

I thank you in advance for your support of and patience with PTSA this year as we adjust in these different times. If there’s anything I can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Celeste Blinston

2020-21 President

J.L. Mann Academy PTSA

Advocacy News:

Advocacy Works! Here are some helpful links so you can voice your opinion on issues that affect you and our community.


1. Find your elected officials:

2. Contact information for GCS Board members:

3. Follow legislation at the SC Statehouse:

4. Submit comments or sign up to speak at a GCS Board meeting:


Questions? Contact JL Mann Advocacy Chair, Kristin Burrell (

PTSA 2020-2021 Executive Board

Celeste Blinston                   President     

Betsy Wililams                      Vice-President

Jana Scroggins                      Treasurer    

Brianna Shaw                        Secretary     

Terri Potter                           Past President


Please do not hesitate to contact a board member if you have questions or concerns.