Parent Leaders Association


Panther Proud

Show your panther pride with a James E. Plew Elementary School yard sign!  PLA is selling yard signs for $10 each with the metal stake included.  You can pay online using the Paylink below.  Be sure to leave your address in the comments.  Signs are delivered directly to your home on Fridays.  Thanks for supporting Plew!



Our children all benefit when their parents are actively involved in the learning and fundraising opportunities at the school. The families with children at Plew are known as the Plew Parent Leader Association, Inc., or the Plew PLA.

Our organization is now recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. This enables the funds we raise to stretch even further to provide for the many needs our students have that are not covered by the school budget.

Our mission is to enhance the educational experience of our children at Plew Elementary School, assisting the administration, teachers and staff to meet the needs of the students.

There is no membership fee connected with our association. The families of Plew students are automatically members of the Plew PLA. This means you have a vote at all our General Membership meetings, an invitation to attend all monthly Plew PLA meetings, and an opportunity to volunteer for all Plew PLA activities. This is your association, and we would like to hear your ideas.

PLA Meetings -2022-2023

  1. August 16 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

  2. September 20 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

  3. October 18 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

  4. November 15 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

  5. January 17 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

  6. February 21 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

  7. April 18 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

  8. May 16 -6 p.m. in the Media Center

Executive Board Members - 2022-2023

PLA Operation Download


Fall FUNdraiser

The Plew Elementary Parent Leaders Association (PLA) is kicking off our Fall FUNdraiser! Unlike a traditional school fundraising campaign, Plew’s FUNdraiser is going to be a whole lot of fun! With the FUNdraiser, there’s no selling anything or collecting pledges or “thon” of any kind. This year you and your family can opt to make a simple, tax-deductible donation that directly benefits our school by supporting classroom technology needs and other student resources. The more money we raise to support our school, the more fun students will have through individual, teacher, class and grade-level rewards! Check out the Plew PLA Facebook page for more details on FUNdraiser rewards.

This is a voluntary FUNdraiser. You may choose to participate in lieu of, or in addition to, any of our other fundraisers we will be doing throughout the school year.

Click below to download a paper contribution form or the rewards list:

Contribution Form

You can send money in with your student to give to their teacher(s).

Please include your child's name and teacher in the comments so we know who you are donating for. 

Box Tops for Education

Plew is collecting Box Tops and we can scan grocery receipts on specially marked packaging.  The requirement is that you must scan within 14 days of purchase.  If you prefer, please send your receipts to the school, and volunteers will scan them for you.  Each item scanned is worth 10 cents which adds up quickly!

Each year, approximately $2000 is raised for the school from Box Tops.  Your help is needed to make this a success.

Learn more about the Box Tops for Education program.

Spirit Nights

It's as easy as going out to eat once a month to help out the school! Spirit Nights are scheduled for the first Thursday of the month. - 22-23 school year

Sept. 1 (Order from Brozinni's Pizzeria 4 to 8 p.m.), Oct. 6 (TBD), Nov. 3 (Order from Panera Bread 4 p.m. to close), Dec. 1 (Order from Panda Express), Feb. 2 (TBD), Mar. 2 (Order from Brozinni's Pizzeria 4 to 8 p.m.), Apr. 6 (TBD) and May 4 (TBD)

Plew PLA will receive a percentage of all orders including online orders. No need to save receipts-all sales during this time will go towards Plew!


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