PTO Corner September 11, 2022

Geist Elementary School

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING PTO DATES

September 20 - Last day to order mums

September 27 - Picture retakes & new student photos

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

September 30 - Elearning Day/Staff Development/No students at school

October 3 - October 7- Spirit Week

October 7 - Gator Gallop

October 13 - PTO Board Meeting @ GES Conference Room - 9:30am

October 17-October 21 - Fall Break

November 4 - Fall Festival

Notes from the PTO

As we are gearing up for our new and improved Gator Gallop on October 7th, we want to thank everyone who has donated so far to the school goal of $40,000. We have already surpassed 25% of our goal and the donations continue to climb. Look for a sign up to be sent out soon for volunteers for the day of the event. We are also finalizing our shirt design and as always, all students and staff will be receiving a free Gator t-shirt prior to the event.


We also want to thank the following businesses who have reached out to us to do a corporate sponsorship for this school year. We are so appreciative of your support of Geist Elementary.


Memory Ventures

Shane Archer, Allstate Insurance

DeVeau's School of Gymnastics

MAVPAK

Clint Wilson, State Farm

Dreyer & Reinbold Infiniti North

DUDCO Enterprises LLC

Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics

Mathnasium of Fishers

Mays

Roman & Leo

Smith CPA

A&G Marketing, Inc.

Bailey & Wright Dentistry

David C. Wood Family Dentistry

Hoosier Pediatric Dental Group

Rogue Images Photography

Dance Creations Academy

Dottie Couture

Master Yoo's



Geist Elementary PTO Board

GESPTOPres@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.

September Dine to Donate

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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.

Fall Mums

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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 and pickup will be September 27-October 3rd at Wasson's.

Volunteer Coordinator Needed

The Fall Festival is quickly approaching and we are still looking for someone to help organize all of our volunteers! The volunteer coordinator will work with the Fall Festival Committee Members to determine the number of volunteers needed, create an online signup form to collect volunteers, reach out to the GES staff to obtain volunteers as well as reach 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. If interested (grab a friend or neighbor to help too!) or if you have any questions, please reach out to Andrea at asmstanley22@gmail.com.

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 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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