What is Kruse 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.
New Wellness Room at Kruse
In an effort to support the social/emotional and wellness needs of the students at Kruse our school counselor, Alex Anderson, has converted part of his room into a wellness center. Students can take short breaks to do wellness activities, have mindful time, create art, or engage in other creative activities! Students can access this room through a referral from their teacher.
If you'd like to contribute to the Wellness Center we have set up an Amazon Wishlist for items Mr. Anderson would like to have available to the students.
How can I support or be involved with the Kruse PTO?
- Volunteer for a single event. There will be times that the PTO will be looking for volunteers to help out for a short amount of time during different events like helping with the bookfair.
- Bring in donations of food or materials. We will occasionally reach out to Kruse families to bring in donations for food, gift cards, posters and other items that help us serve the school.
- Come to meetings. Help us plan our events and ways to help the school and our kids thrive.
To be notified of opportunities to volunteer or bring in donations email Jen Koerlin at email@example.com
These are just a few examples, if you have a talent, a business or anything else that you see could benefit the school reach out to use and let us know. We are always looking for fresh ideas and resources to best serve the school.
Help us Spoil the Teachers during Conferences
Classroom Wish Lists
The PTO asked teachers to create Amazon Wish Lists for their classrooms, the following teacher 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.
Mr. Anderson / school counselor
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.
Below is a picture of our old sign, which has stopped working, and a picture of what our new sign should look like.
Book Vending Machine Update
Thank you to everyone that helped last year donations for the vending machine and this year during the Chipotle Restaurant Night.
Oct. 11 - 6-7pm - PTO Meeting in the media center
Oct. 13 - Noodles and Company restaurant night. Want a break from cooking, go to Noodles and Company off of Timberline and part of your purchase goes back to the school. Money from this event will go to purchase recess equipment for the school.
Oct. 14-15 - No school
Oct. 29 - Halloween Parade
Nov. 8 - 6-7pm - PTO Meeting in the media center
Nov. 9-12 - Scholastic Book fair
Who is the Kruse PTO?
The PTO Board:
President: Megan Kirk
Vice President: Jessica Harral
Treasurer : Jennifer Booker
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: Bookfair coodinator
Natascha Palmer: Holiday Giving Tree Coordinator
Rochelle Reynolds: Social Media coordinator
Mica Rogers: Staff Appreciation Coordinator