Turnagain PTA's Purpose

The Turnagain PTA shares common purposes with the National PTA and the Alaska PTA. Between the three organization, all purposes are addressed. However, I'd say our local school PTA makes the fourth point our top priority..

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship
  • To raise the standards of home life
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education

Turnagain PTA's Partner

Our PTA is one of two parents organization at Turnagain Elementary School. PTA supports kids and teachers in both the neighborhood and the Russian immersion sides of the school. The other parent organization is MIR which stands for Mission is Russian. MIR supports the Russian immersion program at Turnagain, Romig Middle School and West High School. Both organizations are important to the health of our school. Learn more about MIR by visiting their website at mirparents.org.

Our PTA Leaders

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Ryan Snow


I came into the PTA as Vice President for the 2018/2019 school year and am continueing on as President for the 2019/2010 school year. I have enjoyed investing time at several events, activities and fundraisers with the school. I currently have a kindergartener and a 3rd grade children enrolled in the Russian Immersion Program at Turnagain. As an avid outdoorsman I get out and play a lot especially in the snow. I'm still learning a lot about what a PTA does, it's importance and how much happens behind the scenes. It's been a privilege to work with the other PTA board members and the school.


Lauren Lessard

Vice President

Andy Kubic


Rebecca Van Wyck


Education is a value that has been passed down for generations in Rebecca’s family. She aims to help support teachers and fellow parents by improving communications and volunteering to the best of her ability. Living in Turnagain’s catchment area, Rebecca enjoys checking-in with the school when she can, even after hours. Ice skating at the school ice rink is a favorite family pastime. Rebecca currently has two children at Turnagain and can’t wait until her niece is old enough to register too!