PTO Corner October 25, 2020

Geist Elementary School

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October 26 through November 6- School wide fundraiser and spirit days

November 3- Ohana Dine to Donate Fundraiser

November- 4th Grade Staff Donations

Our Fall Fundraiser Starts Monday!!

The school and the PTO know that our community is facing a lot as we all work to navigate a pandemic. Due to this, we are looking to minimize our fundraising this year.

This year in lieu of a traditional Gator Gallop we are planning a Climbing and Play time for our students on the new playground equipment purchased by district and PTO funds. We will have a great time playing, collaborating and problem solving on the new equipment. We have a few goals that are listed below to help raise needed funds for our teachers this year. We will have a fun two weeks planned for our students!

We will be having a school wide fundraiser from Oct. 26-Nov. 6 to help support our teacher allocations, grade level grants, student Gator shirts, GES scholarship and other fun activities planned for the year. Students are asked to bring in tax deductible donations (cash, check made out to the GES PTO or Venmo at GES-PTO-1) from family and friends for the next two weeks.

  1. We will have designated 30 minutes of playtime by class on the new equipment from Oct. 26-Nov. 6.
  2. Dress up week- October 26-30
    1. Monday-Sports or Jersey Day
    2. Wednesday- Wacky Day: Wacky socks and Hair/Hat Day.
    3. Friday- Rainbow day
      1. Kinder- Yellow
      2. First- Green
      3. Second- Orange
      4. Third- Blue
      5. Fourth- Red
  3. Dress up week- November 2-6
      1. Monday- Career Choice Day
      2. Wednesday- Show your colors day- Tie Dye, Camo or your favorite color
      3. Friday- Wear your new Gator shirt

*** (Alternative each day: Remember that any day children can wear a Green or Blue shirt to show school spirit)

  1. On November 6, 2020 the final day of our fundraising drive the students will
    1. Get a popsicle at lunch. (Goal: $10,000)
    2. An hour of voted on educational time in their classroom (Read-a-thon, STEM time, coding, etc). (Goal: $15,000)

Staff Donations start in November!

The PTO is asking our Geist Families to help us support our staff this year. We would like to stock the staff lounge with snacks and drinks as a special treat for all of the staff at school. Please send in any non perishable goods with your student or they can be dropped off in the front vestibule. We will start with fourth grade the month of November. Because December is a short month in school, we will skip that month and third grade will start up donations again in January after we return from winter break.

Visit Ohana on November 3 from 4-6pm

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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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Support Geist Elementary While Shopping From Home!

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!