November, 2020


Hello Clayton Families! We miss seeing you at the school, but we hope remote learning is going well and that you and your student(s) are staying healthy! PTO will continue to meet monthly and you are welcome to join us. Also, feel free to reach out to us, if you need or want some family-to-family support:


Putting Our Funds to Good Use

With your support and donations, Clayton PTO considers grant applications from our teachers throughout the year. Recently, we funded:

  • White board sets for each 2nd grader!
  • Fun Run prizes for all student participants (to be handed out when students return to the building)!
  • Customized "Clayton Staff: Masked Heroes" water bottles for every teacher and staff!
  • Golden Masks and other prizes and supplies for Clayton's Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program!
  • 200 headphones for any student in need!


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Get your delicious, frozen bread rolls and butter, just in time for the holidays! Clayton Elementary PTO is hosting our annual Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser!

Families can purchase gift cards and frozen bread dough to support our school.

50% of every bread/butter purchase and 10% of every gift card sale will go directly to Clayton Elementary!

Orders Taken: Monday November 16 - Sunday November 29

Bread Pick-Up Dates and 10% of dine-in or take-out orders donated to Clayton: Wednesday December 9 and Thursday December 17

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Enter your contact information

Step 3: Shop away

Step 4: Complete your order


King Soopers

Many thanks to the 43 families who raised $804 for Clayton kids and teachers, just by shopping at King Soopers between July and September! Please sign up, every family that links their shopper card to Clayton PTO makes a difference and it's super easy to help!

King Soopers has a Community Giving program that is linked to your King Soopers rewards account! After signing up, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Clayton Elementary PTO! It's a super easy way to help our school!

To Use the King Soopers Community Rewards Program:

  • Go here:
  • Click on "Enroll Now"
  • Sign-in to your King Soopers account (New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card)
  • Search for CLAYTON ELEMENTARY PTO and click "Enroll"
  • Then, every time you shop at King Soopers with your rewards account (using your rewards card or entering your phone number), a portion will be donated to Clayton kids and teachers!

Amazon Smiles

Clayton Elementary PTO is on AmazonSmile! We receive a donation every time you shop on AmazonSmile, when you select us as your charity! Three easy steps:

  1. Select Clayton Elementary PTO as your charity here:
  2. Shop at AmazonSmile (exactly the same as Amazon, but gives donations):
  3. Link your mobile devices though the Amazon app, too! Join AmazonSmile first, then open "Settings (3 horizontal dashes)" on the Amazon App. Tap on "AmazonSmile" and follow the instructions to turn donations on through your phone!


Parent involvement in the success of P.T.O. is vital. To be involved in your PTO is as simple as signing into our zoom meetings. Your thoughts and opinions are important to us.

Tuesday December 8, 5-6pm: Please join us for the next PTO Meeting on Zoom here:

Minutes for the November meeting are HERE for your review.

Clayton PTO Contacts

Vanessa Painter

PTO Co-Chair

Jennifer Borchardt

PTO Officer

Erica Elvove

PTO Co-Chair

Ray Chmielewski

PTO Treasurer