Kruse PTO News

February 2020

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Spreading the Love - Staff appreciation

Our Spreading the Love Staff Appreciation week went so well. Here are a few facts about the week:


  • Over 50 hours were donated during the two days of service
  • All 61 Kruse staff members got $10 cards
  • And many slices of Garlic Knot Pizza were enjoyed on Friday


THANK YOU KRUSE PARENTS
It was awesome to have so many people participate in our Days of Service. Many thanks to those who volunteered their time. Also, the extremely generous contributions of gift cards will allow the PTO to do an additional gift card draw in May. Wishing everyone a great spring as we continue to support our great Kruse staff in the upcoming months.

Tiffany Burns

Kruse PTO Staff Appreciation Coordinator

Read Across Kruse Fundraiser

It's coming up, starts next week!


In Friday Folders on Feb. 28th there will be an Read Across Kruse Fundraiser Packet with all the information needed.


Some information about this years fundraiser:

  • Online platform makes requesting and collecting donations simple!
  • Collection dates are from Feb. 28th through March 11th
  • Tiered prizes help increase interest and incentivise kids to raise more funds!
  • Fun engaging experience orientated prizes!
  • School goal to raise $17,300
  • Read Across Kruse Celebration will be help March 13th, with reading related activities, community guest readers and an assembly to Slime the principal, assistant principal and school counselor if the goal is met.


To volunteer with this event click on the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48adac28aa8-read or contact megankirk82@gmail.com

Why is the fundraiser so important?

The money that the fundraiser brings in...


  • bridges the ever increasing gap between actual school funding and the actual need
  • provides updated and better technology and equipment for your child's classroom
  • relieves some the financial burden of the teachers by providing them with additional money to spend on their classrooms.
  • helps implement newer ideas sooner into schools, like flexible seating and sensory pathways.
  • helps maintain safe playground and recess equipment.
  • provides so much more.

We Love Our Volunteers

This month we're highlighting our incredibly hard working Staff Appreciation Coordinator, Tiffany Burns.


  • " I have been involved in the Kruse PTO since 2017. I love being involved because I have gotten to know people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise. The sense of community is really important given that my kids are at Kruse more than they are anywhere else. " Tiffany said when we asked her about her involvement in Kruse PTO.


  • We asked her about commonly known misconceptions people might have about Kruse and her actual experience her response was, " I think that sometimes people may think that a PTO attracts people who are hyper competitive. This couldn’t be further from the truth, we all really support each other and help out where we can."


  • Spring Break isn't too far away. Tiffany filled us in on what her family is looking forward to, "Our family loves spending time at the beach. We are headed to Mexico this spring break for some fun in the sun."



Thanks Tiffany for all the hard work and attention that you put into your role with our PTO!

Volunteer Opportunities With Kruse School Store

Mr. Anderson is still looking for some help with the school store on Monday mornings. The volunteer position would involve helping students use their cougar tickets to purchase prizes and get rewarded for positive behavior. The latest you would need to be at the school till is 10:40 am.


Contact Mr. Anderson at alexa@psdschools.org to volunteer or with questions.

Show Some School Spirit!

Check out the new options for school spirit merchandise: Women's t-shirt styles and tank tops, water bottles and thermal coffee mugs and higher quality t-shirts! As always, youth and mens sizes available and hoodies for the whole family. All great prices, time to show some school spirit! Download the order form below and fill it out. Send the form and payment with your child to school or bring it to the school and turn it into the front desk. For questions about the merchandise contact krusetshirts@gmail.com.
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Rollerland Skate Party Success!

Another one in the books! We had a great turnout for Kruse's Rollerland's skating party. According to Rollerland, Kruse has had the two largest turnouts of all the local schools. Way to show up Kruse!
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Fit Club Fun!

Just sayin'

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