Lookout Mountain Elementary School
321 N. Bragg Avenue
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350



Our Board

President — Karen Leavengood
Vice President –
Treasurer — Melissa Youngblood
Assistant Treasurer —
Secretary —

Our Mission

The mission of our PTA is to provide support to LMS faculty and staff by raising money through student and parent driven fundraisers, such as Wrapping Paper, Carnival, Lookout Mountain Directory, and the Annual Fund. These efforts ensure the continuation of related arts programs, lower student/teacher ratios and curriculum enrichment.

A hard copy of the student handbook is available in the School Office and details expectations, policies, and procedures for the current school year.

PTA Calendar


PTA Board Positions

Descriptions of LMS PTA Board and Appointed Positions

Executive Board – Attends all Executive, Board and General Membership Meetings

Vice President – Automatically becomes President the next year. Serves as a member of the Nominating Committee and the Annual Fund Committee.  Handles general meeting publicity.   Prepares LMS Annual Report and assists President as needed.

Treasurer – Handles and oversees all financial transactions related to PTA business. Disburses all monies, keeps an accurate record of receipts and expenditures and prepares monthly budget.

Assistant Treasurer – Automatically becomes Treasurer the next year. Assists Treasurer in all financial transactions related to PTA business, responsible for documentation and deposit of all monies received.

Secretary – Records all minutes at required meetings, handles necessary correspondence, maintains a list of PTA members and handles collection of dues.

PTA Board – Attends all Board Meetings and General Membership Meetings

Fall Fundraiser/Boosterthon – Chair/Co-Chair – Organizes, publicizes and oversees Fall Fundraiser. Co-Chair automatically becomes Chair the next year.

Carnival – 2 Chairpersons – Oversees and implements planning of annual carnival. Solicits volunteers and organizes committees. Summer planning required.

White Elephant Sale – 2 Chairpersons – Oversees and implements planning of annual sale.  Historically, has been in Fall, but may be moved to Spring 2015.

Night Out for Lookout – 2 Chairpersons – Oversees and implements planning of annual auction event. Solicits volunteers, organizes committees, and procures contributions.

Annual Fund – Chair/Co-Chair – Implements ideas and plans for Annual Fund Campaign each year. Co-chair becomes Chair the next year.

Website Manager – Works with teachers and PTA to keep website updated.

Hospitality – 2 positions – Plans teacher breakfast, teacher appreciation luncheon, new parent welcome event, graduation and other special events that may arise.

Library – Oversees library volunteers and may organize LMS Book Fair.

House and Grounds – Responsible for LMS grounds such as planters on front steps, Christmas decorations and landscaping items not covered under lawn care contract.

Public Relations – Writes monthly article for Mountain Mirror sharing the “happenings” at LMS.  Collect information for, assemble and distribute weekly Lookout Ledger email to parents.

Volunteer Coordinator – Creates a list of those willing to help, recruits room mothers, volunteers for field day and various other events throughout the year needing volunteers.

Telephone Directory – Chair/Co-chair – Organizes publication of Lookout Mtn. Telephone Directory. Solicits advertisements and lays out publication for print. Coordinates the sale of the directory at school events and with local merchants. Directory published every 2 years. Co-chair automatically becomes Chair the next year.  

Yearbook – Chair/Co-chair – Oversees picture taking, layout, publication and sale of LMS yearbook. Co-chair automatically becomes Chair the next year.

Appointed Positions – Attends all General Membership Meetings and Committee Meetings

Coupon Books – Chair/Co-chair – Oversees Hamilton County Coupon Book Sale in early Fall.  Gathers prizes, holds coupon book kick-off, etc. Co-Chair automatically becomes Chair the next year.

Spiritwear – Designs/creates/produces/sells LMS clothing, water bottles, bags and other merchandise.

Mini-Fundraiser Chair – Coordinates BoxTop fundraising campaign, Chunks of Change and/or any other smaller school fundraisers.

Grandparents’ Day Chair – Coordinates Grandparents’ Day – held every other year in the Spring.  Next Grandparents’ Day – Spring 2017.

Alumni Development – Maintains alumni database. Works closely with Annual Fund and Website Manager to discuss ways to include LMS alumni in events and campaigns.