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, March 31, 2016

April PTO Meeting

The April PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 in the school library.  We will be talking about the results from the Scholastic Book Fair and Family Fun Night, the May Day Breakfast and will start the process to elect 3 new board members for the next school year.

5th Grade parents are invited to a planning meeting for the 5th Grade Celebration at the end of the year.  We'll be meeting in the school conference room on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30-6 pm.

We hope to see you there.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Family Fun Night Week

Its Family Fun Night Week! Fun Night is this Friday, March 4 from 6-8 pm. The cost for students is $6 and anyone wearing yellow or green gets a $1 discount.

Local businesses have donated a bunch of great Door Prizes including: Blank Park Zoo, Wasabi Chi, Chuck E Cheese, Imagine Salon, Monkey Joes and Apex Athletics.

The concession stand will have cans of pop for $1, popcorn for $1, and Hyvee pizza for $1.50.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the school library for new books. Each book costs between $10 and $20, so we are hoping to earn enough for more that 50 books.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Family Fun Night Donations

Plans for Fun Night are rapidly coming together, and we're asking Samuelson Families to donate a few items for the evening.  This way we can keep expenses lower and have more proceeds to donate to the school library.  Please check out this link for the sign-up.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment here or send a note to samuelsonpto@gmail.com

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A49A4A929A57-family

Monday, February 15, 2016

Kids of Character Baskets

Last week notes came home with students about the Kids of Character Baskets. The week of February 29 students can earn tickets from school staff for displaying the 6 Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Students will use their tickets to vote for their favorite Kids of Character Basket on March 4. One student will win each baskets

Families are askes to donate an inexpensive item toward their classroom basket. Each grade shares a theme, but each class will have their own basket. The class with the most popular basket will win a treat from the PTO.

Donated items are due by Tuesday, February 23. If you have any questions, leave a comment here or send a note to samuelsonpto@gmail.com

Grade themes
Kindergarten: Arts and Crafts
First: Game Night
Second: Sports and Outside Fun
Third: Movie Night
Fourth: Leap Year - Anything in groups of 4
Fifth: School Spirit - anything green, gold, or a husky pup