PTO Corner September 13, 2020

Geist Elementary School

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Crave Dine to Donate September 15

Welcome Back Geist Elementary Families! The PTO is excited to start a new year with everyone. We are busy planning fun activities and ways to support our students, families, and staff. Like always, if you would like to volunteer or have ideas you would like to share with the board, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our board members!

Kari Brabec/Amy Klus- Presidents

Andrea Stanley/Emily Peterson- Vice Presidents

Amy Hahaj/Angie Commorato- Secretaries

Ashley Clarkson/ Melissa Gray- Treasurers

Urooj Hassan/Danessa Von Zirkelbach- Members at Large

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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Support Geist Elementary While Shopping From Home!

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 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 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!

Be on the lookout for Spirit Wear information coming home soon! Ordering will be done completely online this year and there are lots of new designs.

Calling Room Parents!

Would you help us support our teachers when the kids go back into the school?

This year, more than ever, is THE year to consider getting involved in your child’s classroom.

The PTO is looking for 1-2 parents per classroom to be a liaison between the teachers and parents.

In addition, if the covid19 restrictions allow it, room parents will work alongside the PTO and your teacher to help organize classroom service projects. This is an amazing opportunity to work with your child’s teacher, serve our community, and support GES during these unique circumstances.

Sign up here

For further information or questions, please feel free to contact Vanessa Kiely, 317.625.1052.

Thank you for your continued support and considerations!


Crave Ice Cream is hosting a Dine to Donate to benefit the Geist PTO on September 15. Simply show the flyer on your phone when ordering.

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We would love to help you celebrate your birthday or special event. Simply fill out the attached form and return it to school with payment. Your child will then choose a brand new book for our library during their celebration month. Your child's picture and name will be placed in the front of the book and they will be the first person to check out the new book. You may donate one book for each child or one book per family. Please contact Jennifer Watkins, 816-694-8862, or Mrs. Pidcock, 317-915-4260, with questions.
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