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PTSA, SCRIP Program, and Booster Groups

Parental involvement and volunteerism in Maggie Walker are one of our longest-standing traditions. Parent volunteers are in the halls, the school offices, the classrooms, and at every major school event. This year’s PTSA President is Beth Simms.

Some of the events sponsored by our PTSA include the yearly Fall Festival, faculty and staff appreciation meals, and welcoming events for new parents. The PTSA also supports the community by maintaining the Dragon’s Lair Student Store, and by publishing the student directory and the weekly email newsletter, Smoke & Scales. Our PTSA Advocacy Committee keeps the school connected to our participating school divisions, as well as elected officials.

The PTSA SCRIP Program allows community members to purchase gift cards to stores and restaurants with a percentage of each sale going to the MLWGS PTSA. Buy cards from over 750 retailer brands you ALREADY shop and earn a rebate on every gift card you purchase at face value. The rebate goes directly to MLWGS. Let those retailers give money to our school, you’re buying the product anyway!

For a full list of retailers, to enroll, and to shop, go to Order due dates for 2020/2021 will be on the following Mondays: 9/28, 10/19, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 2/22, 3/22, 4/19 and 5/24.  Cards will be available for pick up at the end of that week. You can still use paper order forms (available below) and checks made out to MLWGS PTSA with Scrip in the memo. These must be delivered to Room 100 (Valenta William’s office) by 3:00 p.m. on the due date.  It’s easy and fast to order online. You can pay by check, credit card or Presto Pay (like Pay Pal). You can also receive digital e-cards on your computer or phone if the retailer participates in Scrip Now or Reload.  You can order these with Presto Pay or credit card and receive them instantly on your phone or computer any time convenient to you, and you do not have to wait for order dates.

Contact your PTSA Scrip Coordinator Laura Dysart for the MLWGS Enrollment Code at, or for more information.    

Go to this link for videos on how easy it is to use scrip, and how to sign up for their pay pal equivalent Presto Pay for easy on-line shopping:

Order form: (here)

Parent Booster Groups combine volunteerism with fundraising to support specific areas of interest in the school. In addition to assisting coaches, teachers, and activity sponsors with organizational and logistical tasks, the Booster Groups partner with the PTSA and the Governor’s School Foundation in the yearly Night of the Dragon fundraising auction.




2020-2021 PTSA Officers

President – Beth Simms

President-Elect – Rupa Murthy

VP Finance, Anne Ewald

VP Communications, Christie Hartwell

VP Membership, Tonya Kern

VP Events, Kimber Crumlish

Secretary, Zoe Bunnell

Treasurer, Christina Murray

2020-2021 Booster Groups   

Athletic Boosters, President John Turner        

Drama Boosters, President Peggy Finck     Website

Music Boosters, President Joyce Handy     Website

Visual Arts Boosters, President Jeff Hall     Website

MLWGS PTSA Leadership and Sub-Committee Contact Information 2020-2021

2020-2025 MLWGS PTSA Bylaws, to be adopted 9-24-2020