Setting up your PTA account
Welcome, and thank you for volunteering to help the Abernethy PTA! One of the first things you'll want to do is set up your PTA email address, contacts, calendar, and Google Drive access.
The Abernethy PTA utilizes Google Workspace. If you already have a personal Gmail account, the setup will be familiar.
If at any point you need assistance, please contact Doug Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Claiming your new PTA account
Our PTA uses the following format for email addresses:
Once you've been assigned a PTA account, you will receive an email from The Google Workspace Team with the following the subject line:
You have a new Google account for Abernethy Elementary School PTA
If you don't see this message in your inbox, check your Spam folder. Please note, this setup email will expire in 48 hours, so please contact email@example.com if you need your password reset.
The email will include your PTA username; after you click the Sign In and Accept buttons, you will be prompted to create a new password for your account.
Adding your PTA account to your mobile device
After you've claimed your account, you'll want to add it to your phone or tablet.
We recommend using the Gmail app (instructions) to enable all features of your new account. One particularly helpful option is to use the Gmail app specifically for PTA emails.
If you prefer to use the Mail app on your iPhone, please follow these instructions.
Sign in to multiple Google accounts at once
If you have multiple Google accounts and want to avoid the hassle of signing in and out of them, follow these instructions so you can easily go from one account to another.
Sync Your PTA and Personal Calendars
PTA email addresses may always be found on our publicly accessible directory page.
Atop the directory are our mailing lists:
firstname.lastname@example.org reaches all current PTA volunteers
email@example.com goes only to the 13 voting members of the PTA Board, which is comprised of elected officers and committee chairs
firstname.lastname@example.org reaches the PTA Executive Committee, or its elected officers (Presidents, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary)
For intra-PTA communication, sometimes mobile numbers are preferable; they may be found here when logged into your PTA account. Phone numbers and personal email addresses are available only to PTA volunteers - they are not visible to the public.