About Us

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at Arcola Elementary School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization whose goal is to promote the welfare of our children at school and in the community. We facilitate educational and enrichment programs, coordinate and sponsor community-building events, and provide financial and organizational support to our school administration and staff. We are also an advocacy group and work together with parents, administrators, staff, and community leaders to provide the safest and healthiest educational environment on behalf of our children.


To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families, and communities to promote the welfare and education of all children.

The PTA at Arcola ES is a member in good standing with the local (Montgomery County), state (Maryland), and national PTAs. The PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation.

Your involvement is essential. Please read through this website to learn all the important, fun and educational initiatives we provide, and then join us! Become a member, support your child, volunteer your time, attend a meeting, and get involved. Not only would we love to have you, we need to have you.

President / Presidente Michelle Perez, perez111.mich64@gmail.com

Vice President for Spanish-Speaker /Vice Presidente para Communicacion en Espanol – Open /Abierto

Treasurer/Tesorero Mary Edwards, mary.edwards14@yahoo.com

Secretary/Secretaria – Sabeela Ally, Sabeela.ally@gmail.com

Membership Chair/Encargado de Membresia Carlson Stevens, carlson_stevens@mcpsmd.org

After-School Activities Chair / Encargado de Actividades Extracurriculares – Sabeela Ally, Sabeela.ally@gmail.com

Spirit Wear Chair / Encargado de Camisetas – Tracey Valle, tracey.valle7@gmail.com

Member-at-Large / Miembro en General – Emily Monahan, monahanemilym@gmail.com

Teacher Liaison / Enlace con la Maestra – Jean Carlson, jean.m.carlson@mcpsmd.net

Events Chair / Encargado de Eventos – Open /Abierto

Fundraising Chair/ Encargado de Recaudación de Fondos – Open /Abierto

County Delegate / Delegado del Condado – Open /Abierto