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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Samuelson PTO Activities for 2015-16 School Year

Dear Samuelson Families:

As this school year is coming to a close, the PTO Board has planned our activities for the next school year.  The activities we chose are based on the benefit to our school, teachers, and staff and parent involvement and volunteers this year.

The purpose of the PTO is to support our school staff and get the school the resources they need to teach our students.  If each family donated an hour of their time, we could accomplish these activities and so much more without the responsibility falling on just a few families.

PTO Planned Activities 2015-2016
·         Beaverdale Parade – Saturday, September 19, 2015
·         Walk-a-thon Fundraiser – Friday, October 2, 2015.  Rain date the following Friday.
·         Staff Appreciation Dinners – During Fall and Spring Conferences.  Date(s) to be set by District
·         Scholastic Book Fair – During Fall Conferences.  Date to be set by District
·         Samuelson Apparel Sales – October, 2015
·         Lifetouch School Pictures – Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  Spring date not yet determined
·         Family Fun Night – February or March 2016.  Date will be decided after the District decides Spring Conferences and if enough volunteers are secured.
·         May Day Breakfast – Friday, April 29, 2016
·         Teacher Appreciation Week – Week of May 2, 2016
·         Field Day – Friday, May 20 2016.  Rain date the following Friday.
·         5th Grade Celebration (Planned and Carried out by the 5th Grade Families) – May 31, 2016

When school starts in August we will provide more information on how Samuelson families can help with these projects.  We will continue to collect Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education and Tyson Project A+ labels as well.

We are also planning a change to our monthly meetings.  Meetings will feature various Samuelson student activities and will be a chance to learn about the activity, while getting an update on PTO activities.  We look forward to this change.

If you have any questions about the PTO or our activities, please send an email to samuelsonpto@gmail.com or contact any of the PTO Board members listed below.
Thanks for supporting Samuelson!  Have a great summer!

Samuelson PTO Board
Trish Dohrn – President
Sara Osterloh – Vice President
Heather Silberhorn – Treasurer

Cindy Roerig – Samuelson Principal

Monday, April 27, 2015

Box Tops Check

We recently received at check from Box Tops for Education for $911. Clipping those little labels really adds up. Thanks to the Langworthys for collecting, processing, and mailing in the labels this year!
The PTO needs a new family to take over this project starting in June. It can be done on your own time and is a great way to help earn funds for our building. If your interested, please leave a comment here or send a note to samulesonpto@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Upcoming School Activities

There is a lot going on at Samuelson before the year ends.  We are providing a list of the many activities.  Not all of these are sponsored by the PTO but all are great ways to get involved with our school!

Don't forget Spring Pictures are on Tuesday, April 22.  There is no need to pre-order picture packages.  You will receive a packet of pictures in a couple weeks with pricing information.  You decide how many sheets to wish to pay for and send the remaining sheets and payment back to school.

·     May Day Breakfast - Friday, May 1. Notes will come home on Monday with more information. 
·     Teacher Appreciation Week - Week of May 4. Watch for more details!
·     Go the Distance Day - May 8 Students will be demonstrating that dance is great way to exercise.  This fun activity usually takes place in the afternoon, with the time announced by school office
·     Field Day - May 15.  Students enjoy competing in fun events outside.  This is organized by our PE teacher, Mr. Ho.  Watch for a volunteer sheet to come home in those backpacks
·     5th Grade Celebration - May 29. Volunteer sign-up sheets went home to all 5th Grade families in January.

Still to be announced: Spring Orchestra and Band Concerts.