PTO Corner April 18, 2021

Geist Elementary School

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING PTO DATES

April 30- Farmraiser Plant Pickup

May 13- PTO Meeting

May 26- Last Day of School

May 3rd-7th is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week of May. It's the time of year to say thank you to all of our amazing staff at Geist Elementary. We would love to do give aways to our staff throughout the week and need your help. Please consider donating a gift card(s), gift baskets, or any other thoughtful gifts that we can give out throughout the week. Your help is very appreciated. All donations can be dropped off in the office, please label with Geist PTO STAFF APPRECATION. Gift cards can be sent in with your student in an envelope labeled PTO donation. All gift cards & gifts need to be to the school by Thursday April 29th.

Thank you in advance.

The PTO is looking for volunteers for the 2021-2022 School Year!

If you are interested in joining the PTO for next year or want to learn more about our open positions, please check out our new sign up genius! We currently have several open positions for next year, including:


Silent auction basket coordinator

Silent auction Qtego coordinator

Gator Gallop coordinator

Mum sale coordinator

Room parent coordinator

Staff appreciation chair

Dine to Donate chair

Spirit Wear chair

Earth Day chair and co-chair


Additional spots may open up before next school year so whether you have an hour a week or a month to give, we can find a spot for you!

Proposed PTO Board Slate for 2021-2022 School Year

Amy Klus- President

Angie Commorato- Co-President

Andrea Stanley- Co-Vice President

Emily Peterson- Co-Vice President

Ashley Clarkson- Co-Treasurer

Melissa Gray- Co-Treasurer

Amy Hahaj- Co-Secretary

Danessa von Zirkelbach- Co-Secretary

Kim Mark- Member at Large

Urooj Hassan- Member at Large

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!

Calling All Kindergarten Grade Families!

The PTO is asking Kindergarten families to help us support our staff this year by bringing in non perishable snacks, drinks, and coffee pods to stock the staff lounge throughout the month of April. Donations can be sent in with your student or dropped off in the vestibule at the front of the school. The staff has appreciated all the snacks they have received so far and it has been a great pick me up throughout the day! Life Skills and any families who may have missed their donation month can begin bringing in snacks in the month of May.

Farmraiser Fundraiser pick up is now scheduled for April 30th!

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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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Mrs Scott's fourth grade class has completed their embryology unit with the hatching of their eggs. Thanks to the support of the PTO and our generous school family!

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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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