Welcome to the Crestridge PTO webpage for Crestridge Magnet
Organization (PTO) welcomes new and returning students and their families back
to school. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or
suggestions. We look forward to working with you!
Volunteer to make
Please consider volunteering this year. We need you to
make things happen!
President: Maria Michaelis
Vice Presidents: Kelly Lawler and
Treasurer: Jill Frandeen
Secretary: Dana Miller
Reasons to join
Get to know the principal and your children’s teachers.
Meet other Crestridge parents.
Help shape your child’s education through PTO programs.
Stay informed on school and district issues.
Help Crestridge continue its tradition as an outstanding school.
How does the PTO help
PTO coordinates Fall and Spring fundraisers to raise money for the
PTO organizes community activities like the International Dinner,
school activities (Fun Run, Mileage Club, etc.), and Community Night events
PTO helps pay for the field trips taken by all grade levels.
PTO sponsors school assemblies, kindergarten round-up, and field
PTO pays for open house, yearbook, room parties, refreshments and
gear for safety patrol, and the sixth grade send-off celebration.
PTO provides meals for teachers during parent-teacher conferences
and Teacher Appreciation day.
PTO coordinates the collection and redemption of BoxTops, Labels
for Education, Hyvee receipts, and so many more fundraising opportunities.
Each year the PTO funds special
School projects. PTO members decide how monies are spent. Here are some
examples of our special school projects.
Retirement gifts and acknowledgments for Teachers and/or Staff.
Provide funding to teachers and other staff members for
If you have an idea for a school
project please email us and let us know. Better yet, come to the next PTO
meeting and present your request in person. We'd love to have you!
How PTO raises money
Fall and Spring fundraisers
Scholastic book fairs
Carnival at Crestridge
Box Tops for Education, Target RedCard 1% back (through May 2016),
Labels for Education, Our Family Labels, Hyvee receipts (Sept-Dec only), Office
Depot/Office Max Ink Cartridge recycling, etc.
Membership fees: $5 individual and $8 family
PTO meetings are held the
second Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00pm in the Crestridge library. All
Crestridge families are invited to attend. FREE childcare
will be provided in the gym during the meetings.
PTO Meeting Schedule for the
2015-2016 school year: