Welcome to the James Island Elementary PTA page!

Please check this page regularly for updates on upcoming PTA events and volunteer opportunities.


Krista Kanapaux - President
Amy Vestel - Vice President
Emily Wilhoit - Secretary
Audrey Tamikazu - Treasurer 

2018-2019 school year PTA board nomination forms will go home in folders the week before spring break. Please keep an eye out for them and consider nominating yourself or someone you know. If you need additional forms, stop by the front office or download and print here. Forms can be turned in in your child's folder or directly to the front office. All nominated parents and teachers will be notified of their nomination before the May 3rd meeting to ensure the nominations has been accepted.

Nomination Form


PTA membership forms are accepted year round. Family memberships are only $5. Click the link below to download a membership form. Completed forms and payment can be sent in to school in your child's folder.
PTA Membership Form

Our final 2017-2018 PTA Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00pm. We hope everyone will make an effort to attend this very important meeting where we will be voting on updated Bylaws and Board Members for the 2018-2019 school year. PTA meetings are always kid friendly! We provide babysitters to watch the kids so parents can focus on the meeting and have a little break!

In order to remain compliant with the SCPTA, we must update our bylaws. Please peruse the attached updated bylaws below, contact the board at with any thoughts/questions/concerns, and be prepared to vote them to pass at the May 3rd meeting.


Please join us for a Lowcountry Boil, BBQ, and Silent Auction benefiting James Island Elementary School!

When: Sunday, May 6th, 5pm - 8pm

Where: Bohemian Bull, 1531 Folly Rd.

What: Great food, Music, Silent Auction, Cash bar, Adults Only

Tickets: $25 per person and can be purchased online here:


Questions or donations for the silent auction please email the PTA at or text Amy Vestal @ 202.669.2119.


Please make sure you have completed the CCSD Volunteer Application. No one is allowed to volunteer on school property without official confirmation from the district. Click here for a link to the CCSD Application.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist with the following committees:
Front Office
Duty Free Lunch
Feed the Teachers & Staff
Teacher Appreciation Week
Social Media
Movie Nights
Talent Show
Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights
Parent Mixers
Fun Run
School Dance
Duck Race
Green Team

If you are able to help with any of these duties, please contact the PTA board by emailing, sending us a private message on facebook, or adding your name to our Sign-Up Genius by clicking here.