The Mill Road Family Teacher Alliance, or FTA, is a family and teacher organization that aims to increase the communication and participation of our families through a variety of means.  Throughout the school year the FTA sponsors several events for our students and their families.  Previous events have included Halloween Bowling, a day at a Bridgeport Bluefish baseball game, and our annual Family Fun Night.  We also participate in several fundraising events during the school year, including participating in the ACES Holiday Fair, Fun Pasta, and Mixed Bags Designs.

This year, we are continuing to participate in Stop and Shop’s A+ for Schools.  When you register your Stop and Shop card, every time you shop, you will earn money for our school.  This money is used towards events and activities for our students.  If you have not yet registered your card but would like to do so, please contact us and we will set it up for you!  We are also participating in Box Tops for Education.  Box Tops are found on many products that you use every day, and each one handed in is worth 10 cents, which add up quickly!  We have decided to set a school-wide challenge for our students this year.  Every team will be collecting their Box Tops, which will be tallied monthly. The participants on the team that has collected the most Box Tops each month will receive a prize.  There is a bulletin board in the front of the school that will track each team’s progress.  Both programs are an easy way to help our school raise funds in order to provide our students and families with even more activities!

We are always looking for families who are interested in participating in the FTA, whether it be through volunteering at one of our events, attending one of our monthly meetings, or helping with one of our fundraisers.  If you are interested in volunteering or are looking for ways to get involved, please contact Nardia Tvardzik at ntvardzik@aces.org or by calling the school at 203-234-0303.

Our current board members are:   

President: Nardia Tvardzik

Secretary: Lisa McMunn

Treasurer/Box Top Coordinator: Stephanie Murray

Publicity Coordinators: Kristen Davey and Andrea Collingwood

Fundraising Chairs: Alynda Schachter, Michelle Drury, and Cathy Mclean