PTO Corner August 28, 2022

Geist Elementary School

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING PTO DATES

August 30 - Room Parent meeting @ 6:30pm in the GES Cafe

September 5 - Labor Day - No School

September 7 - Last day of 30% off Spiritwear Sale

September 8 - PTO meeting @ 9:30am

September 20 - Last day to order mums

September 27 - Picture retakes & new student photos

September 27 - October 3rd - Mums pickup dates at Wesson’s

October 3 - October 7- Spirit Week

October 7 - Gator Gallop

November 4 - Save the Date for Fall Festival

Notes from the PTO

Can you believe that we are close to being through our first month of school? The students have now completed their first round of NWEA testing and were rewarded with a frozen treat last Tuesday.


Thank you to all who have ordered spiritwear in the last few weeks. We have already raised over $400 for the school and are continuing to add to that each week.


Fundraising for our 2022 Gator Gallop is now underway. Our goal is to surpass $50 in pledges per student and all money received will be used in support of the school. Our school fundraising goal for this year is $40,000.


We do have some open positions for our Fall Festival, as well as our Science Fair/Science Night and Earth Day Celebrations. Please click here if you are interested in signing up to help.


Geist Elementary PTO

Room Parents

There are still some Room Parent slots open for the 2022-2023 school year! Please take a moment to see if your child’s class is in need of volunteers sign up here. Being a room parent is minimal in time commitment but vital for successful GES Winter and Earth Day celebrations.


A Room Parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm in the GES Cafe. If you have any questions, contact Kim Mark at kastegall@gmail.com.

Silent Auction Donations

We are collecting items for our Fall Festival Silent Auction. If you own a business or know someone who does, or would like to donate an item from your family, please reach out to GESSponsorships@gmail.com. We are also collecting donations for tickets for sporting events so if you have season tickets and would like to donate a pair of tickets, we would love to include them in the auction.
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Gator Gallop Fundraising is Under Way!

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! Please set-up an online donation account for your child by following the steps below!


1. Go to https://geist.myfunrun.com/

2. Click on “Register to Run”

3. Simply fill out the info for your child and a page will be created for them!

*If you have more than one child attending Geist Elementary, please create separate logins and pages for each student so that we can track their fundraising goals individually.


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

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Fall Mums

Fall is right around the corner and this year the GES PTO has partnered with Wasson’s for the annual fall mums sale! Brighten up your landscape for the fall while also donating to GES PTO. Click here to order! All orders need to be placed by Tuesday, September 20th.

Volunteers Needed for the Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is quickly approaching and we are looking for help! The festival is a great opportunity for older siblings in junior high and high school to get volunteer hours. We will be looking for help in set-up, cleanup, and running games and activities. Be on the lookout for a signup genius coming soon!


In the meantime we are also looking for a volunteer coordinator or two (grab a friend or neighbor!) to help us organize all these volunteers. This position is responsible for working with Fall Festival Committee Members to determine the number of volunteers needed, creating online signup forms to collect volunteers, reaching out to the GES staff to obtain volunteers as well as reaching out to volunteer organization contacts at the junior high and high schools in the area. A list of contacts will be provided and board members will be there to help! The volunteer coordinator will assign jobs and communicate job responsibilities to these positions and attend the Fall Festival event to oversee and coordinate the volunteer positions. If interested or if you have any questions, please reach out to Andrea at asmstanley22@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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