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Yearbook sales have been extended!
The deadline for SquareOne Art orders is April 2
All the proceeds will be going to teacher appreciation! These funds are especially crucial with other spring fundraising activities up in the air. To order, please use the access code on the personalized catalog that was sent home with your child at square1art.com/shop. You can also call 888-332-3294, ext. 1. Please email any questions to Desiree Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact her to make arrangements for any paper/cash orders.
Events: Spring 2020
Stay tuned to this space for more information in the coming weeks! We will work with PKES administration to reschedule events when possible.
Teacher luncheon signups: Spring 2020
Our teachers are amazing, and to show them our appreciation, we provide them lunch and watch the students once a month to give them a break. This school year, we've added extra dates where we will watch the students. Please come help us show our teachers some love — and maybe open a few milk cartons while you're there.
Spirit nights: Spring 2020
Please join us at Scoop n' Swirl on Wednesday, May 13 from 5-8 p.m.
Join us for our next PTO meeting
*Hopefully* May 12 @ 6:30 p.m. in the media center
The next Panther Pop Day is unknown!
Panther Pops are blue, icy treats sold as a fundraiser for the PTO. The treats are handed out to students after lunch on the second to last Thursday of the month. We are working with Bruster's to reschedule March and April pops if possible.
Where does our Boosterthon money go?
Thank you Panther families for an amazing fall fundraiser, reaching $47,000 in pledges! We'd like to share a little about where that money is going this year.
Every year, the PKES PTO gives $20,000 from our Boosterthon funds straight back to the school for educational licenses and materials. Here's a breakdown of how that $20,000 fund was spent this year:
Literacy Footprints kits for the classrooms: $10,350.00
Benchmark assessment systems: $5,948.13
Units of study for teaching reading series: $1,966.77
Units of study for teaching reading video orientations: $1,966.77
Raz-Kids.com subscriptions: $1,604.19
This October, PTO also allocated $10,000 in PTO funds to assist with software for the implementation of the house system and expenses for 7 PKES staff members to attend professional development in New York City with authentic implementations of the units of study in reading and writing across all grade levels. While there, the teachers also attended sessions at The Teachers College during their Reading and Writing Reunion hosted by Columbia University.
Other things Boosterthon money goes to — along with all other PTO fundraising — includes: the veterans breakfast, Red Ribbon week, career day, field day, extracurricular requests from teachers and administration — such as our $3,900 cafeteria mural installed over the summer — annual extra funding for related arts classrooms and special needs classrooms, monthly staff luncheons and other teacher appreciation efforts, and more.