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Magellan Partners for Education – MaP

Magellan teachers, administration and parents enjoy collaborating through Magellan Partners for Education, also called MaP, to help make the Magellan experience great for everyone!

MaP was created as a partnership between parents and staff to help promote excellence in programs, facilities and an atmosphere for education. You can look over the MaP bylaws here. Whether organizing the next middle school dance, coordinating  student and family participation in community service events, or organizing luncheons to show our teachers how much we appreciate them, MaP is focusing on serving the school’s  educational, social and financial activities.

Alumni Relations – Facilitates communications with Magellan alumni, including through Magellan Alumni Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Book Fair – Organizes volunteers and vendor for annual book fair.

Box Tops – Promotes the Box Tops for Education app, compiles clipped Box Tops for submission, and tracks Box Tops totals for grade-level contest. 

Building Communities – Coordinates volunteers and activities advocating for the interests of the diverse Magellan community.

Bulletin Boards – Assists guidance department with bulletin boards promoting topics to encourage positive character traits.

Carpool Coordinator – Recruits and trains parent volunteers to help with carpool duty.

Community Service – Coordinates with community organizations like Note in the Pocket, Purple Stride and StepUp Ministry to engage Magellan students and families in activities throughout the year, including each grade’s community service project as well as holiday giving and non-profit volunteering.

Copy Room – Organizes parent volunteers to support teachers and staff by making copies during instructional time.

Cultural Arts – Schedules and promotes artistic enrichment activities throughout the year.

Dances – Coordinates dance themes, entertainment, refreshments and volunteers for three middle school dances.

Dine Out Nights – Schedules family nights at area restaurants that donate a portion of the proceeds to Magellan.

Directory – Creates and prints school directory.

Fundraising – Leads the “It’s Up to Us” annual giving campaign, which supports our exceptional learning opportunities by supplementing classroom resources, enhancing technology resources, and funding teacher continuing development. All Magellan families are asked to participate in this important school-wide fundraiser held each fall.

Grant Writing – Writes grants.

Hospitality – Provides tangible appreciation to teachers and staff throughout the year by coordinating early release lunches, Teacher Appreciation Week, weekly morning treats, staff meeting snacks, and other events.

iLab – Oversees the iLab workspace, which includes regular check-ins of the iLab workspace (i.e. vacuum and organize) and creating SignUp Genius requests for special project needs.

Landscaping/Beautification – Manages supplies needed at the beginning of the year and in the spring for activities to make the school grounds attractive.

Lunches/Chick-fil-A and Salsa Fresh – Coordinates lunch orders and recruits volunteers to distribute food each Monday (Chick-Fil-A) and Friday (Salsa Fresh).

Magellan Minute – Coordinates with MaP president, teachers and staff to create an email update each week for Magellan families.

MaP Membership/Meet the Teacher – Coordinates set up for Meet the Teacher, recruits volunteers for MaP tables at Meet the Teacher, and facilitates MaP membership at Meet the Teacher event.

Nominating – Develops a slate of officers for the MaP executive board.

Paint – Coordinates volunteers and supplies need to paint school hallways and rooms after the end of the school year.

Passive Fundraising – Coordinates reimbursements to Magellan from organizations that have school funding programs, such as  Harris Teeter, Shoparoo, and others.

Pictures – Supports staff during student picture days.

Pizza Coordinator – Recruits volunteers to coordinate each grade’s Wednesday pizza sessions and works with Papa John’s to order food.

School-Wide Picnic – Arranges the Back to School and End of Year potluck/picnic for the Magellan community.

Sportswear – Coordinates buying and selling of school apparel to promote unity and school spirit among Magellan families.

Yearbook – Designs publication as well as coordinates and manages distribution of yearbooks and collection of funds.

8th Grade Community Meal – Works with teachers and staff to plan the 8th grade community meal in January.  Includes coordination of planning committee, parent volunteers, and vendors (food, tables, etc..).

2020-2021 MaP Committee Contact Information


Committee Chairs


  • 8th Grade Community Meal
Kellam Gaddy kellamg96@gmail.com
  Jodie Hepp jodiehepp@gmail.com
  Kate Mills kgmills@yahoo.com
  Helen Ruffing helenruffing@yahoo.com
  • Alumni Relations
Radi Bombard miyob@msn.com
  • Book Fair
Leslie Blackwood leslieblkwd@gmail.com
  Holly Calabro hpcalabro@gmail.com
  Holly Lotterhos holly.lotterhos@allentate.com
  Rebekah Williams tandrwilliams@gmail.com
  • Box Tops
Christy Kelley ncchristyt@yahoo.com
  • Building Communities
Janet Doughty janet@artfultext.com
  • Bulletin Boards
MaP President mappresident@magellancharter.org
  • Carpool /Carpool Buddies
Erin Foerster efoerster_stm@yahoo.com
  Haley Stallworth haleystallworth@yahoo.com
  • Community Service 
Radi Bombard miyob@msn.com
  • Copy Room Coordinator
Kelley Onesti ksteere@yahoo.com
  • Cultural Arts
Betsy Gershaw betsy.gershaw@gmail.com
  Rebecca Spanbauer rebecca.spanbauer.com
  • Dances
Shannon Blais shannonstephanieblais@gmail.com
  Radi Bombard miyob@msn.com
  Tina Ward tward50@hotmail.com
  • Dine Out Nights
Aleece Hiller wallstreetmediator@gmail.com
  • Directory
Debbie Dempsey magellandirectory@gmail.com
  Becky Snowden dcsnowdens@gmail.com
  • Grant Writing
Janet Doughty janet@artfultext.com
  • Hospitality
Amber Bergeron amber1015@gmail.com
  Lisa Boyette Laboyette@gmail.com
  Katie Lennon kclennon@gmail.com
  Angela Mills angmills@bellsouth.net
  Sherri Wichek swichek@gmail.com
  • iLab
Kellam Gaddy kellamg96@gmail.com
  Suzanne Lehavot slehavot@yahoo.com
  Sarah Whitenack smwhitenack@gmail.com
  • Landscaping/Beautification
Mendall Ireland mendall.ireland@gmail.com
  • Lunches/Chick-Fil-A
Holly Lotterhos holly.lotterhos@allentate.com
  Leslie Marsteiner leslie@marsteiner.com
  • Lunches/Salsa Fresh
Betty Matheson bmatheson15@yahoo.com
  Margaret Wooten margaretwooten1@gmail.com
  • Magellan Minute
Rebekah Williams tandrwilliams@gmail.com
  Kristen Witman sjwkaw@hotmail.com
  • Membership/Meet The Teacher
Allie DeMacy ademacy@yahoo.com
  Helen Ruffing helenruffing@yahoo.com
  Stephanie Spencer stephiespencer@gmail.com
  • Nominating
Mary Neel Green maryngreen@gmail.com
  • Painting
Don Cvetko dcvetko@nc.rr.com
  • Passive Fundraising
Natalie McCurdy mappresident@gmail.com
  • Pizza Coordinator
Stephanie Fife stephfife@nc.rr.com
  Mary Neel Green maryngreen@gmail.com
  • Pictures
Anna Bedford akbedford@gmail.com
  Sandy Retzlaff sbrunc@gmail.com
  • School-Wide Picnic
Wendy Davis wendy@wendyandallen.com
  Katie Johnson katiehammerjohnson@gmail.com
  • Sportswear
Lauren Margulies lcmargulies@gmail.com
  Richard Puckett richard@progressivegraphics.net
  Kelley Waldman kelley.waldman@gmail.com
  • Yearbook
Cheryl Pottschmidt cpottschmidt@gmail.com
  • Yearbook 8th Grade Coordinator
Laura Floyd laurafloydnc@gmail.com


Helpful Forms

Need to grab a check request form, or want to take a look at the MaP bylaws? Here are a few forms you might need as you work with MaP:

2020 - 2021 - MaP Executive Board Meeting Minutes.

2020 – 2021 School Year

2019 - 2020 - MaP Executive Board Meeting Minutes.

2019 – 2020 School Year

2018 - 2019 - MaP Executive Board Meeting Minutes.

2018 – 2019 School Year

2017 - 2018 - MaP Executive Board Meeting Minutes.

  • 2017 – 2018 School Year

Passive Fundraising

Passive fundraisers are another way to support Magellan Partners in Education (MaP) and the Magellan Charter School. They often ask families to register and designate what school or non-profit organization they would like to support, and do not cost any extra money on behalf of Mariner families. Below are passive fundraising opportunities for MaP and Magellan in which we currently participate.

  • Box Tops for Education
    The Box Tops program is changing to an online program where Box Tops are scanned through their mobile app. You can download the Box Tops app (listed as Box Tops for Education) from the App Store, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically calculate MaP’s Box Tops earnings online and will send the school a check twice a year! There are still Box Tops to be clipped from products! Box Tops can be turned in at the front office. Please include your student’s grade for the Box Tops grade level contest.

Click here for Box Tops information.

  • AmazonSmile
    Did you know that when you shop on AmazonSmile, you can generate money for the Magellan Charter School? Simply shop with your existing Amazon account through AmazonSmile and designate Magellan Charter School as your charitable organization. Then whenever you shop Amazon through AmazonSmile, Magellan will receive 0.5% of your eligible purchase dollars.

Click here to designate Magellan as your AmazonSmile recipient. 

  • Harris Teeter VIC Card
    Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to MaP. Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Magellan Charter School (our code is 2090). Friends and family can link to Magellan too. All VIC cards must be relinked each year (August 1).

Click here to link your Harris Teeter VIC card.

  • Lowes Foods Fresh Rewards Card
    Do you shop at Lowes Foods? Link your Fresh Rewards card to Magellan Charter School, and help earn money for MaP while you shop!

Click here to link your Lowes Food card.

  • Publix Partners
    Calling all Publix shoppers! Sign up for Publix Partners through your Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one) and select Magellan Charter School. Then, enter your phone number at checkout each time you make an eligible purchase.

Click here to sign up for Publix Partners.


All families are encouraged to join MaP, and attend meetings held each month to keep information flowing between parents and the school. MaP meetings are a great way to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities, understand how MaP finances are being used to support Magellan programs, and hear from members of the board and the administration. Please join us to see what is happening at the school!

Even if you can’t attend the monthly meetings, MaP compiles information each week to send to families. The Magellan Minute offers brief descriptions and links to more details about what is going on at school. You can find the latest Minute here.

Upcoming MaP events

Check back for upcoming events and see how you can get involved with MaP!    



Another way MaP supports the Magellan community is by paying for the OrgsOnline service used to pre-order Chick-fil-A and Salsa Fresh lunches. Served on Mondays, Chick-fil-A meals are a fundraiser for the Magellan Boosters and our sports teams. The Salsa Fresh meals on Fridays are offered at cost to our families.

Every few months, families can use OrgsOnline to order and pay for food to be delivered for their students. New families can set up an account using these instructions. Payments can be made using an electronic check (the preferred, fee-free option), a credit card or a debit card. Please be aware that the only way to pay for Chick-fil-A and Salsa Fresh meals is through OrgsOnline.