Greens Prairie Elementary PTO

November 2013 Newsletter

Save The Date... GPE Spring Rodeo

Save the date - Rodeo 2014 - March 29th, 2014, 10 am-3 pm.

**New for 2014 - Baking Contest (will include cakes and cookies, in addition to pies),

Kid's toy raffle and more.**

Mustang Market Is Coming Soon!


12/12- Kindergarten, 1st Grade, Headstart & PPCD

12/13-2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade


December 14, 8am-11am - FREE Pancake breakfast with Santa, Mustang Market shopping, FREE pictures with Santa, and a special visit and story-time with Mrs. Claus as well! Check out our webpage for more details!

Volunteers- Jooners request will be sent out later this month. We need cashiers, shopper helpers, baggers, set up, decorations.

Questions - Please email Lauren Bohler-

Long Sleeve T-shirts and Hoodies

Long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies, featuring the same logo as our school t-shirts, are on sale until November 15th. We will be placing one order, and will not be ordering additional shirts, so please take advantage of this opportunity! Order form may be downloaded here or you may pick one up in the office. Deadline to order is 3:00pm, November 15th.



We want to give a great big thank you to everyone who participated in Boosterthon. It would not have been the success it was without all of you! Our final total raised was $32,000!! This ALL goes back to Greens Prairie Elementary. The funds raised will be used to help continue to enhance the technology resources in our classrooms with the purchase of iPads, Smart Boards, computers and other technology resources to be used in the classrooms and labs.

Book Fair

We want to say thank you to all of our book fair volunteers. We could not do it without you! A huge thank you to Olive Garden for the delicious dinner! It was our BIGGEST book fair dinner turn out, yet! Over 350 tickets were sold. Thank you to College Station Wal-Mart for donating extra shopping bags for the book fair.

Congratulations to Yvette Reza, the winner of the volunteer drawing. She won a gift certificate to the book fair. Thank you to everyone that shopped at the book fair. Remember that your purchases help earn money for our school library!

Parent Involvement Matters!

We want to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for helping us so far this year! We truly have the best parents and guardians in the world! But, our work is not done. The year is not even half over, and we still have a lot of activities and events to come! I know how easy it is, with everyone's busy schedule, to think that someone else will volunteer if you don't. Unfortunately, that very often is not the case. So, PLEASE, take the time, find the time, to volunteer in some way. Believe it or not, even in a school with an active PTO like ours, we still struggle to get enough volunteers to fill all of the necessary spots. One (1) hour a semester makes a HUGE difference. And, unless we are able to get the volunteers necessary to put these activities and events together, we will have to stop some of the vital support and some of the fun activities that we offer each year. The same 12 people simply cannot support everything that we do for the school, and for our students. Your time is valuable to you, and it is a precious commodity to us. Your involvement means the world to us, and it means the world to your child(ren). Please watch the video below, and let us know how you would like to help out! - Lara Lewis, President
Parent Involvement Matters!

Year Book Order Deadline

The final deadline to reserve a yearbook is February 28th. You can download an order form here and send to school with a check.

Order Form

We are in need of photos for the yearbook. If you have any photos from classroom parties, events at the school, or field trips...please share them with us. Instructions on uploading them to the Balfour website are on the PTO website!!

**** Yearbook Cover Contest ****

We are having a contest to design this year’s yearbook cover. Want to enter???

All you need to do is draw a picture of what you think this year’s yearbook cover should look like! Deadline is Tuesday, November 26th.

Click here for the guidelines to enter. The winner will receive a FREE yearbook!!!


Goodies of Gratitude: This is our 3rd annual Goodies of Gratitude. On 11/26, we need volunteers to make a whole dessert to send to school before 8am (or two dozen cookies). We have a drawing throughout the day for all of our teachers and staff to win a dessert to take home for Thanksgiving! This is so much fun for the staff and the students! It is always an exciting day! If you can make a dessert - look for the Jooners request to be sent out very soon or contact Rachel Markham at

Mustang Market: We need cashiers, shoppers, baggers, help with decorations and set-up. Contact Lauren Bohler at if you are interested.

Library Helper: Our Librarian is in need of volunteers to help with book check out, return and shelving. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Catherine Anderson at

Parent Patrol: Calling parents and guardians! GPE PTO is in need of several early risers who love to start their day off by greeting a lot of smiling faces! Parent Patrol needs your help! It's just 30 minutes a day, from 7:30-8:00am. Volunteer for one day, or a week, whatever works for your schedule! The job involves directing traffic and controlling the crosswalk in the school drive-way, while our kids are being dropped off at school. Bring a cup of coffee, and make a difference! The safety of our students, and staff, is our number one priority! If you're interested, please contact Ryan Sorensen ( or leave a message here, and we'll get in touch with you!

Art Room Volunteer: Mr. Cain needs more volunteers for apple printing project which is very hands on, and a great opportunity to work with your kids in the art class. JOONERS SIGN UP SHEET. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hampton at

For more information about volunteering at GPE, please check out the volunteer page on the PTO Website or contact our VIPS Coordinator, Nicole Bellows at


  • November 12th- Spirit Night Potato Shack Plus - CANCELLED!!!
  • November 13th- Early Release Day at 12:45pm
  • November 26th- Goodies of Gratitude - Look for a Jooners request very soon
  • November 27th-29th- Thanksgiving Holiday

Greens Prairie Elementary PTO

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