Lower School Parent-Teacher League

lower school parent teacher league

Town and Country 

Lower School Parent Teacher League (PTL)

The PTL is a league of parents and teachers at Town and Country School. As Town and Country parents, we are here because we have children who learn differently. The PTL’s goal is to foster a nurturing and caring environment that strives for continued parent involvement in helping build a better educational setting for our kids. We also promote a community where the teachers and administration can do their best work with the resources we can help provide. Through our membership and fundraising efforts, the PTL provides educational materials and equipment for the school, as well as improvements to the facility. We sponsor field trips, outside educational programs, and other fun opportunities that come up during the year.

We encourage you to support the Lower School PTL by attending meetings and becoming involved. Parents are required to volunteer a minimum of 18 hours a year. You will be responsible for keeping track of those hours and turning them into Ms. Taylor at ctaylor@tandcschool.org. If you Chair an event or are a Homeroom Parent, your volunteer hours are fulfilled for the year!

 You are now among the best resources available in Tulsa- our very own staff and family community!

Denise Jurbala – Lower School Administrator

PTL Liason – Nina Meyer (Mountain Range Instructor)

PTL Treasurer- Dacia Guffey (Mountain Range)


Bookfair – Kandice Perry (Desert)

Holiday Wreath Sales – Jan Lamberton (Mountain Range)

Box Tops For Education – Chele Mickle (Outback)

Spaghetti/Giant Games Night – Kara Howse ( Mountain Range)

Teacher Classroom Wishes – Kyla Lussier Tandy  (Desert)

Bingo/Dessert Auction – Britni Conley and Amber Bates  (Rainforest & Tropical Island)



   Town and Country PTL Calendar


Aug. 16th                  Lower School Orientation/Open House  1:00-3:00


Aug. 18th                 First Day of School


Sept. 5th                   Labor Day


Sept. 13th                 School Pictures


Sept. 16th                 Lower School Book Fair Set up


Sept. 19th -23rd         Lower School Scholastic Book Fair


Sept. 20th                  Family Event at the book fair starts at 11:00am

                                1st PTL meeting 12:00 pm    Lunch Provided


Oct.                         Holiday Wreath Sales will begin this month


Oct. 4th                    School Picture Retakes


Oct. 6th                    Vision Screenings


Oct. 19th                  Conference Day


Oct. 28th                  Grandparent’s Day


Nov. 4th                   Spaghetti/Giant Games Night  6:00-8:00


Dec. 1st                    Lower School Teacher Wish List available


Dec. 6th                   PTL Holiday Teacher Luncheon  10:30-1:00


Dec. 16th                 Holiday Classroom Parties


Jan. 11th                   First Semester Award Assembly


March 4th                Lower School Dessert Auction & Bingo Night 6-8pm (Cafeteria)


March 7th                PTL Meeting 12:00 pm (Lunch Provided)


April 21st                         Jog-A-Thon 12:00-2:30


May 1st-4th              Teacher Appreciation Week


May 2nd                   Teacher Appreciation Luncheon


May 5th                    Conference Day


May 12th                  End of the Year Celebration


May 17th                  Graduation  7pm


May 18th                  LS Award  Assembly 9:30am-11:00am

                                                Dismissal following assembly

                                                Last Day of School


 PTL Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality: This individual partners with the Upper School to plan monthly birthday treats for the staff, helps plan the staff holiday luncheon in Dec. and the Teacher Appreciation activities and luncheon in May and organizes hospitality for Open House in Oct. and Feb.  Kristin Makhani (Rainforest Parent)

Homeroom Parents:
Each class needs to have at least one homeroom parent. Job responsibilities include organizing classroom parties with the teacher and any other events during the year, assisting Hospitality chairpersons with the Teacher Holiday Luncheon and Teacher Appreciation Week.

Box Tops 4 Education: We make money every year through this well-known program. This Chairperson collects, organizes and mails in all the box tops submitted by our staff and students- and watches everyone smile when the check arrives in the mail! Boxtops4education.com is the site for all things box top including tips for contests and fun activities. Chele Mickle is the chairperson (Outback)

Scholastic Book Fair: Fundraiser for the Lower School during the week of September 14th-18th. This is a terrific way to buy great books for your kids, gifts for others, and also help support the school. The Family Event will be Sept. 15th before our first PTL meeting of the year. Volunteer opportunities include helping set up and working different shifts during fair hours. Take down will be Friday after the fair closes. Kandice Perry is the Chairperson for this event. (Desert)    

Grandparents Day:  Oct. 28th   (early dismissal day)  Grandparents, come spend the morning  in class with your grandchild.  They would love to show-off all their hard work and introduce you to their classmates.  We will have a reception and stay for lunch. We will make this day very special for you! 

Holiday Wreath Sales:  Fall Fundraiser sponsored by the Lower School PTL.  Place orders for these beautiful fresh wreaths and trees that can be enjoyed during the holiday season or given as gifts to family and friends.  Orders will be taken during October.  Wreaths are delivered shortly after Thanksgiving.  Volunteers are needed to help unload wreaths when they are delivered, sort them, and help distribute them.  Jan Lamberton Chairperson for this fundraiser. (Mountain Range)

Spaghetti/Giant Games Night: Friday, Nov. 4th.  Fundraiser. A fun time for the whole family. Kids can enjoy many giant game centers and activities in a safe and kid-friendly environment. This event will include a spaghetti dinner!  We need individuals to help decorate the day of the event, clean-up afterwards, and supervise food, games and activities. Kara Howse will chair this event (Mountain Range) and  Melody Moore (Tropical Island)

Grandparents Day:
Oct. 28th   (early dismissal day)  Grandparents, come spend the morning  in class with your grandchild.  They would love to show-off all their hard work and introduce you to their classmates.  We will have a reception and stay for lunch. We will make this day very special for you! 

Teacher Classroom Wishes: Classroom teachers, including specials and the principle, list their wishes for the classroom. The wishes will be available starting the week of Nov. 30th . Donated Items will be given to teachers during the last week of school before winter break. Kyla Lussier Tandy (Desert) is the chairperson for this event. 

Holiday Teacher Luncheon: This is a holiday luncheon for teachers and staff which will be held this year on Dec. 8th. Homeroom parents work with the Hospitality Chair to coordinate the luncheon. Parents volunteer to bring food.

Dessert Auction & Bingo Night:  Fundraiser.  This is another super fun night for the entire family which will be held March 5th 6-8pm in the Cafeteria. If you love desserts and bingo this is for YOU! We need donations of homemade desserts from families and/or friends for a live and silent auction and of course bingo players and dessert bidders! Britni Conley and Amber Bates will chair this event. (Tropical Island)

Jog-A-Thon: This is our last fundraiser of the year. It will be held April 22nd. This is another easy event to organize! Donation forms will be sent home in advance for running laps. There are prizes for the most money raised and most laps run. All students participate, with or without donations. Come cheer on your child as they run laps for the school or jog along with them! Volunteers are needed to help set up the gym and mark laps on the day of the event. Brandon Hobbs  (Desert)