PTO News

August News

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Welcome Back! First week of school happenings:

Monday, August 15:

  • No classes for grades 1st-5th
  • Kindergarten Activity Morning (parents will be notified of time)
  • Supply Kit Pickup: if you ordered a school supply kit in the spring, they will be ready to pick up in the Kruse gym from 3:30-4:00.
  • New Family Orientation: 3:30-4:00 Kruse Media Center
  • Meet Your Teacher Open House: 4:00-4:30 Grades 1st-5th Only
  • PTO Popsicle Party – 4:00-5:00 in the Kruse Cafeteria All Grades

Tuesday, August 16th:

  • First Day of School Grades 1st-5th 8:50-3:28
  • Kindergarten Lists are Created (parents will be notified of child’s placement)

Wednesday, August 17th:

  • Kindergarten Meet Your Teacher (parents will be notified of time)

Thursday, August 18th and Friday August 19th:

  • Kindergarten Staggered Start Days (parents will be notified which day their child will attend.

Monday, August 22nd:

  • All Kindergarten Students Attend Together 8:50-3:28
  • Early Childhood Classis Begin

Upcoming PTO Events:

  • Monday, August 15: PTO Popsicle Party! Stop by the cafeteria for a popsicle after meeting your new teachers.
  • Wednesday, August 31: Modern Market Restaurant Day 11am-9pm: Take the family for a delicious meal at Modern Market and mention Kruse Elementary and they'll give a portion of their proceeds back to our school.
  • Monday, September 12: PTO meeting Please join us in the Kruse Media Center at 6pm for our next meeting.
  • Thursday, September 22: Kruse Skating Party at Rollerland Enjoy a fun afternoon skating from 4pm-6pm.

Meet our PTO

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization, it's the group of parents and teacher representatives that meet to organize events and fundraisers with the goal to better support Kruse Elementary, it's staff members and ultimately your children.

The PTO Board:

President: Megan Kirk

Vice President: Jessica Harral

Treasurer : Jen Henrie

Secretary: Timothy Smyser

Coordinators and their events:

Anna Becerra: Fundraiser Coordinator

Bria Berger: Spirit Wear Coordinator

Jessica Harral: Directory and Battle of the Books

Jen Koerlin: Volunteer Coordinator

Charlene Olms: Book fair Coordinator

Natascha Palmer: Holiday Giving Tree Coordinator

Rochelle Reynolds: Social Media Coordinator

Mica Rogers: Staff Appreciation Co-coordinator

Jessica Neuroth: Staff Appreciation Co-coordinator

Kristen White: Yearbook Coordinator

Ali Atchison: Newsletter Coordinator

Feel free to contact the PTO with questions, suggestions and any ideas to help support our students. Email us at

Kruse Gear

Get your Kruse Cougar gear! Stay tuned for ordering information to get all of your favorite Kruse apparel and gifts.

Classroom Wish Lists

The PTO asked teachers to create Amazon Wish Lists for their classrooms, the following teachers wanted to be a part of this opportunity. If you'd like to donate to one of the following teachers classrooms, click on their name and it will take you to their Amazon Classroom Wish List. The item will be sent to the school.

Mrs. Langreck

Mrs. Summers

Mrs. Kates

Mrs. Coatman

Mrs. Katzman

Mrs. Lukkes

Mrs. Chicco

Mrs. Gallegos

Mrs. Coon

Mrs. Potter

Mrs. Talamantes

K-2 Literacy / Mrs. Bennett

Mr. Anderson / school counselor

Mrs. Dierking - Integrated Service Teacher

If your teacher isn't listed you might ask them directly if there is anything you can donate to your student's classroom. Feel free to donate even if your student isn't in a classroom.

Get Involved with the PTO

Our children are constantly getting older, and because of that the PTO is constantly changing, which is a good thing - with new PTO volunteers come new ideas and fresh perspective.Consider getting involved in the PTO, we are always looking for more help. The more people involved the more we can do. Feel free to reach out to us at to talk to us about how you can get involved.

Clubs are coming!

Keep your eyes open for information in the Kruse weekly emails about afterschool clubs coming soon. We are thrilled to offer:
  • BikePath Learning Spanish Club. Learn more about this program here: BikePath Learning
  • Lego Robotics Club with Mr. King. Stay tuned for more details.
  • Art Club with Mr. Montgomery. More information coming soon.
  • Chess Club. If your student is interested in joining Chess Club, please click here.
  • Fitness and Wellness Club - it looks like this club most likely be returning to Kruse this year, stay tuned for more information.

Amazon Smile

As we head into the holiday season and we start to purchase gifts and items off Amazon, we wanted you to know that there is a way to earn money for Kruse while shopping. Follow the link to sign up to support Kruse through Amazon Smile.

Support Kruse Amazon Smile

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Feel free to contact the PTO with questions, suggestions and any ideas to help support our school. Email us at