Welcome to the Samuelson Elementary School PTO Blog! We created this blog as another tool to keep the Samuelson Community up-to-date on PTO activities. Check back often to find out about upcoming activities,volunteer opportunities and to connect with other Samuelson families.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser ... Now until New Year's Eve!

Samuelson PTO has partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings on Merle Hay Road to raise funds for our Technology Fund.  Anytime you visit the Merle Hay BWW between now and December 31 the restaurant will give 10% to the PTO.  

Simply let your server know that you are supporting Samuelson and show them the printed attached flyer.  Or, you can simply show them the flyer on your phone.  If you would like an emailed copy of the flyer, please send a note to sameulsonpto@gmail.com.

Hopefully we'll be able to add a lot to the Technology Fund in the next four months!

Feel free to share the flyer with friends and family. Just remember to visit the Merle Hay Buffalo Wild Wings.   If you have any questions, please contact Trish Dohrn at trishdorn@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kid Strider Program

Samuelson parents! We're looking for help with the Kid Strider program this year. We need parents who can help kids keep track of their mileage during recess (appr 11:35a-12:35p). No special skills required. Just be willing to hang out with and cheer on the kids as they walk and run!  You don't have to be available every day of the week, just one day would be helpful.  You can contact Mr. Ho at school for more information or to volunteer to help.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Labels for Education

Samuelson PTO is looking for a school family to coordinate the our Labels for Education program. The labels are found on over 2,500 products, including Campbells, Pepperidge Farm, Prego and Bic.  By collecting these labels we earn points that are used to purchase needed items from the program catalog.  In the past, we've redeemed our points for folding tables (used at conferences and other school activities), office supplies (such as paper cutters and electronic staplers) and Fun Night prizes.

The McGuffins have coordinated this program for Samuelson for many years, but since their youngest is a 5th Grader this year they'd like to turn this project over to a new family.

Coordinating the program involves: collecting the labels from the school, following program guidelines for submissions, filling out the required paperwork, mailing submissions and keeping the PTO up-to-date on our current points balance and opportunities to earn extra points.  All of this can be done when you have the time!  More information can be found at:  http://www.labelsforeducation.com/

A big THANK-YOU to the McGuffins for helping Samuelson with this project in the past.  If you are interested in coordinating this for Samuelson PTO, please send an email to samuelsonpto@gmail.com