October Newsletter

In this Issue…

Upcoming PTA Meeting

The PTA will be holding their 2nd meeting on Tuesday, October 13th and 6:30. This will be a virtual event. We are working with the local community center (Ridgely Run Community Center) on the possibilities and logistics of holding a simultaneous in-person and virtual PTA Meeting.

We plan to discuss: our October pumpkin event; how to access and use MemberHub; and as always get a great update from the Guilford Administration.

Spirit Wear Orders Extended

The PTA executive board decided to extend the ordering period for spirit wear. We were concern that without the typical flyers sent home that parents and families were not aware of our sale of these amazing shirts with a design create by our vary own Ms. Lannon!

Check out our spirit wear page for more details on options!

A huge shout out to Ms. Lannon for her help with the design and Mrs. Becky McKirahan owner of TacoBird Inc, our Spirit Wear supplier. Both of these amazing women put in so much time into supporting the Guilford Elementary School and community.

Fall Fest Pumpkin Event

In lieu of our traditional Fall Festival, the PTA is trying to put together a pumpkin give-away event. We are working with local companies to get pumpkins donates that could be given out for students and families to decorate. More details will be provided as we continue to plan the event.

Meet your new Executive Board

A new executive board was elected at our previous PTA meeting. I am so excited about the diverse experiences the members bring. We have an individual new to Guilford as part of redistricting from Hammond. We have an individual new to Howard County. We have both new and seasoned members to leadership positions on PTAs. And we have individuals who have been part of the Guilford family more several years. This diversity will support the creative ideas we need to fulfill our mission.

Every Child. One Voice.

PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children

Our Exective Board

  • Andrew Doumaux – President
  • Jurma Goines – Treasurer 
  • Christie Speich – Recording Secretary
  • Anntoinette Haskins – Vice President
  • Jennifer Coveney – Vice President
  • Trudie Willis – Vice President


MemberHub is a service provided by Maryland PTA to help local PTAs communicate with those who support the PTA mission. Anyone is able to join MemberHub and gain access to its service. As a PTA we are still learning about MemberHub and determining how it would best serve our community. We plan to discuss how to use MemberHub in our next PTA meeting and show some of it’s features to improve our lives, especially during our virtual learning semester.

To see Guilford PTA’s member hub please go here: https://guilfordpta.memberhub.com/. Please understand it’s still a work in progress.