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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A New School Year is Coming!

After taking a break from school activities, the PTO Board is getting ready to start planning our new school year. We'll be meeting soon to talk about what went well last year and what we can improve upon. We'd like to hear from you on both topics - leave a comment below or send us a note at samuelsonpto@gmail.com
We are also looking for a few more parents to serve on the PTO Board this school year. The purpose of the PTO is to support our school staff and get the school the resources they need to teach our students. The Board meets in person most months of the school year and by email as needed.
We need 2-3 parents to serve on the Board this year. This is the last year our Treasurer will have a student at Samuelson, so we will need to fill that position soon. Ideally, the new Treasurer would help out this year while Heather is still here to pass along all the "how to's".
If you'd like to serve on the Board, or get more information, please leave a comment or send us an email.

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.