Puma Pride PTA Newsletter
August 13, 2021

A letter from Sarah Driller, Puma Pride PTA President:

As the new Puma Pride PTA President, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to the 2021-2022 school year at Firestone Charter Academy. Your PTA has been hard at work over the past several months planning activities for our students and staff. We are looking forward to a more "normal" school year and all the possibilities that come with it!

What is a PTA, you may be wondering? PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. PTA is a national organization and is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today’s PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child.

We would love for you to show your support by participating in the numerous events and programs that we have planned throughout the year. Your participation might be that of a committee member, volunteer, or merely as an attendee. Whatever level of participation you select, your time and involvement will certainly be appreciated. You also can show your support another way by providing us your comments regarding our PTA efforts or suggestions or ideas for other potential PTA initiatives. To facilitate this, please feel free to contact me directly at

Social Media has also become a huge part of our culture's form of communication. We would appreciate as many parents and teachers to come “like” the Puma Pride PTA at Firestone Charter Academy page. We will be using this forum for reminders, updates and announcements alongside the @pumapridepta Instagram page.

It would be amazing if our likes/followers equaled that of our enrolled students!

Puma Pride PTA also has this newsletter (which will be released every two weeks) in addition to social media. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything!

Puma Pride PTA believes that everyone should have pride in being a part of Firestone Charter Academy. Each member of our school community, whether student, teacher, staff, or parent, is an integral part of the FCA community. I hope you will join us in striving to make FCA the best it can be for our children. I look forward to working with you this year.

Thank you,

Sarah Driller

"Join us! Get involved!! Make a Difference!!!"

Please help us restock the break room with quick and easy snacks for our Amazing Staff! You may bring items in to the front office anytime between 8-3:30, Monday-Friday, until Friday, August 20th.
Click HERE to Sign Up to Stock the Break Room
Click HERE for the Welcome Packet for New Students & Families
Introducing the New Family Ambassador Program! We are in need of experienced FCA parents to volunteer to be a point of contact for a new-to-FCA-parent and answer questions as they arise.
To sign up to join the program as a new parent or as an experienced parent please fill out the google doc.
Click HERE for the New Family Ambassador Form
Golden Apple Awards

Has your child's teacher gone above and beyond? Nominate him/her for a Golden Apple Award! The Golden Apple Award recognizes outstanding achievements of ALL our FCA staff (not just teachers) who dedicate their valuable time to make our school wonderful! A winner and a runner up will be announced during assemblies for Grammar Academy and Logic Academy. Please write a brief and specific narrative for why you are nominating a FCA staff member.

Upcoming Assemblies when Golden Apple Awards are Presented:

Grammar Academy:
9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4

Logic Academy:
11/10, 1/12, 3/30, 5/26
Click HERE to Nominate a FCA Staff Member for a Golden Apple Award
Click HERE for Chili Cook-Off Registration Information
Are you looking to get involved at FCA? Do you want to volunteer but aren't sure where to start?
Puma Pride PTA can help!

You get to decide how much time you want to commit to PTA. There are no volunteer requirements. Joining PTA gives you a vote at PTA meetings which will include things like budget, fundraising, and leadership elections. Joining PTA is also a vote of support for all the work done by the volunteers.
Download the PTA Membership Form HERE
Help is needed with the planning of Innovation Day!
email Mrs. Evers if you are interested.

We have partnered with 1st Place Spiritwear for the
2021-2022 school year!

With hundreds of options to choose from there
is definitely something for everyone!

Select a design you like and scroll down to see more shirt options with that design. All shirts offer a size guide to make ordering as easy as possible.

**Shirts with the large logo are uniform approved and can be worn any day with uniform bottoms! These are available in green, grey, yellow, pink, and tie dye as pictured below.

**Additional 1st Place Spiritwear shirts can be worn for $1
on "$1 Jeans/Spiritwear Fridays!"
Every Friday. All year long. Any spiritwear not purchased from 1st Place Spiritwear must be approved by admin.
Order your Spiritwear today!
Remember 10% of sales goes directly back to Puma Pride PTA!
Buy Spiritwear Now!
**Uniforms are on sale now!**

20% Off Active & Layering - 10% Off Everything Else
Free Shipping on Orders $99+

Puma Pride PTA has partnered with French Toast uniforms! Every item in our school store is FCA dress code approved and can be worn any day. Additionally you can choose to have certain items embroidered with the FCA school logo for an additional fee.

Available items include short sleeve and long sleeve polos, shorts, pants, skorts, cartwheel shorts, dresses, jumpers,
cardigans, zip up jackets, sweater vests, and more.

Puma Pride PTA earns a small commission on every order.
**uniforms from French Toast are NOT required. Parents may purchase uniforms anywhere as long as they meet FCA dress code standards which can be found in the student handbook. French Toast is just one option available for FCA families**
Click HERE to shop French Toast Uniforms
You can also search our school store by using
our school code: QS5KBFS

Happy Shopping!
Thank you for everything you do for our students, our staff, and our school. Firestone Charter Academy would not be what it is without all of our amazing volunteers!

-Puma Pride PTA Leadership
"Join Us! Get Involved!! Make a Difference!!!"
Contact us
Puma Pride PTA at Firestone Charter Academy Puma Pride PTA at Firestone Charter Academy
Puma Pride Main Email - Sarah Driller & Ramona Talarico Puma Pride Main Email - Sarah Driller & Ramona Talarico
Treasurer - Kim Varnadore Treasurer - Kim Varnadore
Family & Student Events Chairman - Brittany Beasley Family & Student Events Chairman - Brittany Beasley
Fundraising Chairman - Brittany Beasley Fundraising Chairman - Brittany Beasley
Hospitality Chairman - Michelle Rossiter Hospitality Chairman - Michelle Rossiter
Volunteer Coordinator - Melissa Lase Volunteer Coordinator - Melissa Lase

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