PTO Corner August 14, 2022

Geist Elementary School

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING PTO DATES

August 15 - School pictures

September 5 - Labor Day - No School

September 6-9 - NWEA Testing

September 8 - PTO meeting @ 9:30am

September 27 - Picture retakes & new student photos

September 30 - eLearning/Staff development day

October 3/October 7- Spirit week

October 7 - Gator Gallop

November 4 - Save the Date for Fall Festival

Welcome Back Geist Families!

The PTO is excited to welcome our new and returning Geist families to GES for the 2022-2023 school year! Thank you to everyone who attended our End of Summer Social. We had a great turn out and we heard that the kids had a lot of fun. We have more exciting things planned this year including a re-vamped Gator Gallop and our popular Fall Festival. We will be needing volunteers throughout the year to help with our events, so watch for sign-ups to be sent via this email several times a month, as needed.

Room Parents Needed

The PTO is looking for 3 parents per classroom to be a liaison between the teachers and parents. Room parents will work alongside the PTO and your teacher to help organize celebrations and community service projects. This is an amazing opportunity to work with your child's teacher, serve our community, and support GES. If interested, sign up here. Please note that the Room Parent Meeting will be Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm. Please plan on attending and if you can't, be sure that at least one representative from the classroom will be attending.

Gator Gallop Fundraising Begins Monday, August 16th!

We are SO EXCITED that the Gator Gallop Fun Run is BACK this year!!! The 2022 Gator Gallop is currently scheduled for Friday, October 7, 2022, with a rain date of October 6th.


Each grade level will walk, skip, gallop, dance and limbo their way through a course set-up outside during school hours. The Gator Gallop is a safe and healthy way for Geist Elementary students to raise money for the one-and-only school fundraiser instead of door-to-door selling. Our goal is to obtain or surpass $50 in pledges per student and all money received will be used in support of the school! This is such an important fundraiser for Geist Elementary, and we need your help to make it a success! Information will be going home this week that details how to set up an online donation account!


Should you have any questions, please contact Andrea Wright at agantzer@hotmail.com.

Who Do You Know....That We Need To Know?

Help us connect with local business owners or GES families who are interested in supporting GES by becoming a sponsor this year! We have several sponsorship levels to meet every budget

- ranging from Diamond Level to Game Sponsors.


Based on your level of support, your family’s name or company logo may be displayed on:


  • Gator Gallop t-shirts (that's around 800 walking billboards in our community!)
  • Signage or booth during the Fall Festival
  • Acknowledgments throughout the entire school year at special events



Contact us today for more information! GESsponsorships@gmail.com

Save 30% on Geist Spiritwear, Now Through September 7th

The Geist Elementary School back-to-school spiritwear sale is on! Choose from hundreds of designs and garments, all delivered to your home in days.

Save 30% on every single item in the store! This includes hoodies, tees, jackets and even polos! In addition, all orders over $60 will receive free shipping. Shop Now!

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Easy Ways to Support GES!

Do you shop at Amazon or Kroger? If so, there is an easy way to donate a portion or percentage of your purchases to Geist Elementary. Although the percentage may seem small, the total amount back to GES adds up significantly the more people that register! These rewards programs do not cost anything to sign-up and are easy to register by using the following steps:

Amazon: Anytime you make a purchase on Amazon, go to Amazon Smile to shop at www.smile.amazon.com. Choose Geist Elementary PTO, Inc as your supporting organization and GES will receive 0.5% of your total purchases.


Kroger: Register your Kroger Plus Card at www.Kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow. Then, sign into your Kroger account and link your card to GES’s organization number which is GU130. Then, shop and swipe your Kroger Plus Card at the checkout and GES will earn cash! We had about 140 registered cards last quarter and GES earned over $4400 last year!


Thank you for registering and giving back through these programs!

Soda Drinkers! This is for you!!

If you are a soda drinker, Coke Rewards can be used to benefit Geist PTO! When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply enter the product codes here: Coke Donations (or google Coca Cola Gives)and our school receives a donation.
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We need box tops! If you haven't already, please download the Box Top for Education app and start earning for Geist Elementary.

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