PTO Corner October 9th, 2022

Geist Elementary School

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING PTO DATES

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

October 14 - Last day to preorder food and discounted wristbands for Fall Festival

October 17-October 21 - Fall Break

October 24 - Parent/Teacher conferences start

November 4 - Fall Festival

November 10 - Veterans Day Program Grades 3&4 - 9:30 AM

Fall Festival Food

Preorder food orders are being accepted for Chick-Fil-A and Marco’s Pizza. 8 piece nugget and chip meals as well as chicken sandwich and chip meals are available for $8 from Chick-Fil-A. Large pepperoni and cheese pizzas are available for $12 from Marco’s Pizza. No day of sales will be available from Chick-Fil-A or Marco’s Pizza. There will be drinks available to purchase in the cafeteria for $1.

We will have food trucks in the front of the school for cash or card purchases on the day of the fall festival. Jaws Food Truck, a favorite of local neighborhoods, will be one of the trucks on hand. Check out their menu below!

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Class Assigned Silent Auction Basket Themes

Be on the lookout for communication from your child’s Room Parents regarding the class assigned Silent Auction basket theme! Each class (Grades K-3) will be collecting donations for a basket that will be auctioned off at this year’s Fall Festival. Donations will be collected through Fall Break.

Save the Date

Our next dine to donate will be Wednesday, October 26th at C.R. Heroes! Be on the lookout for more details!

Staff Appreciation

September Staff Appreciation Highlights

Popcorn/Candy Bar - We provided a yummy popcorn and candy bar for our staff during an after school staff meeting!

Welcome Fall Treats - In addition to stocking the lounge we dropped off a small treat to kick off the Fall season!

Upcoming Staff Appreciation Events

Monday, October 10th and 24th - Stock the Lounge. Every other week we stock the staff lounge with drinks, coffee bar supplies, and small snacks. You can help us keep the lounge stocked by visiting our Amazon Wishlist! Everything gets shipped directly to the school.


Friday, October 14th - Carmel Apple Bar. Staff will get to enjoy a yummy treat in the staff lounge to help them push through the last day before Fall Break!


Monday, October 31st - Hallo-weenie Lunch. We have partnered with the school’s social committee to celebrate the staff Fall birthdays and will provide a tasty hot dog and nacho bar.


Here are quick links to our "Stock the Lounge" Amazon Wishlist and Staff Favorite List.


If you are interested in sponsoring a staff appreciation event please reach out to geistptotreasurer@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support!

Thank You to Our Diamond Sponsor

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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