Meet Your PTO
We are proud to introduce your 2023-2024 PTO Board! Each year the PTO works tirelessly to provide fun events for our students and support for our staff. Our school relies on volunteers and fundraising and we encourage you to get involved however you can. Please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator for the current year to find out what opportunities are available.
Co-President Tawnya Thomas
I am a mother of four, with my one boy currently at HVE. My family has lived in Happy Valley now for almost 10 years. I was always a classroom mom and never thought I would be a "PTO mom." I did not realize or know how much the PTO does for our school. I love what we have been able to build and do for our school. I have got to know so many amazing staff members in the building, parents and even community members being on the PTO.
Co-President Rachel Pierson
My name is Rachel Pierson and I have one daughter in 4th grade at HVE, and one in preschool who cannot wait to be a little Cougar. We have only lived in Happy Valley since 2019, but we love this community and feel so grateful for our schools!
I loved volunteering in the school prior to Covid, and I am so appreciative of the opportunity to volunteer with the PTO when school reopened. I work with children in foster care and have always loved doing whatever I can to help them remember to have fun. I also love being able to bring that spirit to our kids, and I am very excited to be in the role of volunteer coordinator this year so that I can work with so many wonderful parents in our community.
Secretary Shay Witten
My name is Shay Witten and I am serving as the PTO Secretary. I have two lovely and wild daughters at HVE, Chloe and Avery. After the world craziness the past few years, I am especially appreciative of our AMAZING PTO Board. In the midst of busy family schedules, work, and personal commitments, they take the time to make our school and community THRIVE. I'm inspired to be a part of this group so that I can support our school, create fun and memorable experiences for our kids, brighten our teachers' days, strengthen the connection between home and school, and make the most of these long days/short years that are elementary school. I am grateful for the opportunity to be on the HVE PTO Board.
Treasurer Liz Espeland
Info coming soon!
Volunteer Coordinator Trish Gibson
Communications Chair Laura Singleterry
Hello! My name is Laura Singleterry and I'm so excited to be part of this team for the 2023/24 school year! At home I have a blended family of five kiddos that range from age 16 to 1 year but my little HVE cougar is a 2nd grader named Hannah. We have lived in Happy Valley for 5 years and hope to stay for as long as we are able. This community means the world to us and we are so grateful to be able to do our teeny tiny part to keep it as homey as possible. Reach out anytime to say hi or give me your thoughts, I love making new friends!
Teacher Classroom Wishlist
Have you ever wondered how you could help support your student's teacher and class? You're in luck! We've developed a teacher classroom wishlist. If you would like to help, simply check out this Wishlist and select the items you would like to purchase. You will even have the option to include a personalized message to your child’s teacher during the checkout process. Your gift might just help bring a memorable and vital classroom activity to fruition!