PTO News

October 2019

$10,000 went where?

Right back to our classrooms! Each year the PTO gives each classroom around $350 dollars to be used for the students! That's just under $10,000 dollars! The money has allowed teachers to purchase curriculum, study aids, flexible seating and so much more! It wouldn't be possible without the parent participation in our annual big fundraiser and other smaller fundraisers like Skate Night.

This years annual fundraiser will be in March and will be a Read-A-Thon. Contact Megan Kirk at to learn more or volunteer to help.

October Volunteer Highlight

Charlene Olms is the woman behind our amazing book fairs!! She has put in countless hours and her heart and soul into these fairs and we want to recognize her effort.

  • Charlene has been involved with the PTO since 2016 when her oldest daughter, Cecilia, was in kindergarten. She said, "I wrote my name on almost every PTO sheet during the back to school night, it helps me feel connected to what is going on at the school. I enjoy receiving updates on various committees and helping where I can. It's a great group of fun people."
  • She's been involved in 6 total book fairs, the last 4 she has planned and organized herself beautifully
  • She and her family are loving this time of year, she says, "fall festivals and holiday events are the best."
  • Traveling, movies and being outside in good weather are her family's favorite activities.

When we asked her what her favorite book to read to her kids she said Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. She is also enjoying ready Harry Potter with her oldest.

Speaking of the Book Fair

Kruse PTO hosts two book fairs, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The Fall book fair brings in the most money for our school, usually 55% back on sales! The Spring book fair is always Buy One Get One. In 2018-2019:

  • Total book sales was $14,382
  • We earned $5,884 in Scholastic Dollars
  • Each classroom received $158 in Scholastic Dollars!
  • Library received $316 in Scholastic Dollars!

It's nice to know that each year Kruse classrooms and the library bring in fun new books and resources from your purchases during the book fair.

All For Books

You've probably seen the lollipop pull by the entrance to the book fair, it's also know as All For Books. It's proceeds go towards the books that are purchased using Golden Tickets. During both fairs the teachers are given 4 Golden Tickets and place them under 4 students chairs, the students who find the Golden Tickets are able to pick out a book worth up to $7.

You can put $0.25 in the collection box or you can also round up your purchase or select another amount to be given to the All For Books at the register.

Fall Book Fair is Nov. 12th - 15th

Consider volunteering for the book fair!

The book fair wouldn't work without volunteers. They set-up and tear down, run the registers, answer questions on the floor and run the lollipop pull. Each shift is only about 1 hour long and super easy. Contact Charlene Olms at to find out how you can help.

King Soopers Community Rewards

Click the following link to connect your King Soopers card to start earning money for Kruse with your groceries.

The PTO doesn't work without amazing parents

New ideas and new energy makes our PTO really soar. If you have any small inkling to helping out more please don't hesitate to contact our Volunteer coordinator Tessa at .

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