PTO Corner May 15, 2022

Geist Elementary School

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Field Day and Volunteer Luncheon- May 18

Last Day of School- May 20

We made it to the end of the year!

The PTO would like to invite all of the parents and caregivers (no siblings, please) who helped make this school year a success to a volunteer lunch during field day from 11:30-12:30 in the cafeteria. If you helped out in your classroom or any school event, please come have lunch on us. We will also use this time to vote our 2022-2023 PTO board in.

2022-2023 PTO Board Slate

The proposed PTO Board for the 2022-2023 school year:

Angie Commorato/Amy Klus- Presidents

Andrea Stanley/Amy Hahaj- Vice Presidents

Ashley Clarkson/Melissa Gray- Treasures

Stephanie Nader/Sarah Pilli- Secretaries

Kimberly Mark/Tamara Vove- Member at Large

The board will be voted on at the volunteer luncheon on May 18. If you would like to be considered for a board position or have any questions or concerns about the proposed slate, please reach out to

Field Day is Wednesday, May 18th!

If you haven't yet signed up to volunteer with this fun-filled day of outdoor games, relays and Kona Ice please do. As a reminder, volunteers must have a current safe visitor badge on file. Contact Kate Chillemi, Field Day Chair, at with any questions.

Please pack a water bottle to stay cool and apply sunscreen before school if needed.


8:05-9:05am 2nd Grade

9:20-10:20am 1st Grade & Kindergarten

10:35-11:35am 4th Grade

12:30-1:30pm 3rd grade

Sign up to volunteer via the Geist Elementary PTO signup page at

The GES staff had a great time serving everyone who came out to Bruster's for our Scoop to Donate!

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Thank you to all of the students and families who helped make our school beautiful during our Earth Day celebration!

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Staff Appreciation Week Was A Success!

Thanks to our generous school family we were able to show just how much we appreciate all of the teachers and staff at Geist Elementary! Thank you to everyone who was able to donate gifts to be raffled off all week long. We also supplied meals and treats all week.
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As families have moved on from GES, we have have some important committee roles to fill on the PTO. We can not do what we do without your help and these positions involve the biggest fundraising for the school.

We also have other committee positions available and a few open Board positions, you can sign up for any of our open positions by clicking here.

Gallop Event Coordinator in Training

Time Commitment: July-October; initial planning begins in July and things get busy in September. Less than 5 hours/week on average.

The Gator Gallop is our school’s biggest fundraiser. This is the last year that our Gator Gallop Chairman will be running the event and we are looking for a volunteer to learn about the event and train in the position to be able to run the Gator Gallop in future years.

The great thing about being a part of the Gator Gallop Committee is that you can give back to the school, but all during the first few months of school! Since the event takes place in the late summer/early fall all of the time commitment is at the beginning of the school year--and then you're done! It's a fun event for the kids AND the staff to be able to raise money for the school that they can use for the entire year.

The Gator Gallop co-chair will assist the main Gator Gallop chairman with the following:

  • Website development/coordination with vendor partner that manages Web site
  • Partnership with principal, PTO committee members and teachers to promote, plan and execute the event
  • Coordinate incentives for students to receive while fundraising
  • Work with PTO treasurers on donations, submitting to Web site and following up with families
  • Select spirit days for spirit week the week of Gator Gallop
  • Availability to be on-site all day the day of the event
  • HAVE FUN! The kids really love this day!

Fall Festival Coordinator and Co-Coordinator

Time Commitment: Planning for the Fall Festival begins at the beginning of school and concludes soon after the event in early November.

The Fall Festival is our largest school event of the year. This position and co-position will organize the Festival, plan organizational meetings with the Chairs of the Fall Festival committees and report back to the Board throughout the planning process. While event planning experience is not necessary, excellent communication and event management skills will be helpful. This position will have the support of the Board to answer any questions along the way.

Make sure you're using AmazonSmile when shopping!

November is here, and Amazon wants us to start thinking about holiday shopping. If you shop through AmazonSmile and have Geist Elementary School selected as your charity, then you can support us with no additional costs to you! It is even better and easier to turn on AmazonSmile in your Amazon app!

Step 1

Get the app

Step 2

Join AmazonSmile (Simply sign up and select GES as your charity.)

Step 3

Turn on AmazonSmile (Open the app and find "settings" in the main menu. Tap on "AmazonSmile" and follow the onscreen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.)

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Friends of the Library

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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 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!

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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