Everyone is welcome to become a part
of this very active group in support of Elder Grove School! 
No membership dues!

September Meeting
September 5th at 6:30PM
in the Middle School Computer Lab will be our first official meeting of the yearThis is a great way to share your skills with Elder Grove.  Come join us for some fun, meet some new people, and help Elder Grove in the process!  Everyone is welcome to attend!
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August Planning Meeting
Monday, August 19th 6:30-7:30PM
We will be planning the Open House BBQ, preparing for Saturday Live, and getting ready for the school year!  Everyone is welcome!

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March Meeting
March 5th at 7PM
Middle School Computer Lab
All are welcome!
We will be discussing funds for assemblies, funds for technology items, the Spring Carnival, and Family Movie Night. 
Please come and bring a friend.

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February Meeting - Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 7PM
We discussed the upcoming Family Movie Night and the beginning preparations for the Carnival.
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MEETING
January 13th, 2013 7PM
Thursday in the Middle School Computer Lab

The next meeting will be Thursday, January 10th, 2013 in the Middle School Computer Lab.  We will be discussing a variety of items (i.e. School Mall, Carnival, etc).  We look forward to seeing you there!  We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!
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Happy Holiday's!  We hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season with your family and friends!


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Next Meeting Tuesday, Dec 4th, 2012
7PM - At the home of an EG PTO Member
Please contact us for the address and further information
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Thanks to everyone who helped set-up, clean-up and organize the Family Movie Night!  It was a lot of fun!

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Great job to all of those who helped with the Straw Hat Pizza Coupon Booklets!  The EG PTO raised $16,220 for the students of EG!  This is a huge success for a first year fundraiser!  Way to go!

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October Meeting - Lots of great stuff going on!


The October meeting had discussions about Saturday Live, the upcoming Straw Hat Pizza fundraiser, budget updates, t-shirt orders, directory, etc.  Thanks to everyone for their input!  The Straw Hat Pizza Coupon Booklet fundraiser will begin October 15th and the EG PTO will receive 90% of the proceeds!  There will be lots of great prizes, and the coupon booklet is only $20 and is filled with lots of great bargains!  More information will be coming in the near future.
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Saturday Live SUCCESS!!!
 
Thanks to all of the AMAZING volunteers that made Saturday Live a HUGE SUCCESS!  There were over 47 volunteers that worked over a two day period of time to bring it all together!  EG PTO made around $3253.50 (final number will be given to us by BEFC) during the one day event!  After all expenses have been paid we will have cleared around $2900!!!  
 
Way to go EG PTO!!!  
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Great turn-out for the First Meeting of the 2012-2013 School Year & Saturday Live

Saturday Live is September 29th, 10-4PM at Pioneer Park.  If you would like to volunteer for this event please let Carol Phillips, Saturday Live Chairperson, know at phillips@eldergrove.k12.mt.us.  We hope everyone can attend this huge carnival!

Thanks to everyone who attended our first meeting of the year.  We truly appreciate your input.  We hope to see you at the next meeting October 4th, 2012 at 7PM in the Middle School Computer Lab.

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First Meeting of the 2012-2013 School Year


The first meeting of the school year will be this Thursday, September 6th at 7PM in the Middle School Lab.  We will be reviewing a variety of information and would appreciate your input!  Everyone is welcome!  We hope to see you there!
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August Meeting
Our first meeting of the year is Tuesday, August 14th, 7-8PM in the Middle School Lab.  Everyone is welcome!  We will be discussing the upcoming Open House (August 20th) and the BBQ that the EG PTO will be hosting.  We will also review volunteer needs for Saturday Live on September 29th.  There are a variety of ways to be involved and we would love your input on how to make the school year a huge success! 
  Please join us and help us get the year off to a great start!
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May Meeting
Our final meeting of the year is Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-7:30PM in the Middle School Lab.  Everyone is welcome!  Please bring your nominations for next year's officers, which will be voted on during the meeting. Please join us and be a part of this very active group that consistently supports the students of Elder Grove.   
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Carnival SUCCESS!
Thanks to everyone who helped make the EG PTO Carnival a HUGE SUCCESS!  Final numbers are not in, yet, but the initial numbers show that the event made around $11,000 for Elder Grove!  We couldn't have done it without everyone who participated!  A big THANK YOU  goes out to Michelle Sparks, who spearheaded the entire event!  She put together an amazing evening full of fun for all ages!  Thanks to every volunteer who took time out of their day to make this event a Carnival to remember!
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CARNIVAL MEETING
Monday, April 16th 7-8PM
Middle School Computer Lab
This will be our FINAL Carnival Meeting to put the finishing touches on the event.  We would love to have you there!  The Carnival is in 5 days!!!  We hope to see you at the meeting and please plan on attending the Carnival!
It is sure to be a great time with LOTS of Raffle Prizes, LOTS of Silent Auctions, GREAT FOOD, and AMAZING GAMES!

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Mark your calendars - it is almost CARNIVAL TIME

                April 20th 4:30-8PM. 
There will be something for everyone to enjoy during this big event! 

Tickets will go on sale during the Science Fair(April 3) with a discount for purchasing early.  The Carnival Team has gathered quite a few AMAZING raffle prizes and silent auction items including (but in no way limited to): haircuts, Lowe's Gift Card, an Amazon Kindle Fire with accessories,
free ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, golf items, a family membership to the zoo, and MANY MORE! 


We hope to see you there!
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CARNIVAL TIME - Get ready for the NEW & EXCITING EVENT
We are in the planning phases for our all new Carnival.
Friday, April 20th from 4:30-8PM
If you are available to help please let us know.  We also need the following items:
  • Donations for silent auctions and raffle items - we have a sponsor wall so when you donate we will put your logo on the wall
  • Glasses and/or Dishes for the dime toss
  • Junk food (i.e. pop, chips, candy) for the Junk Food Walk

If you are seeking donations for this event please feel free to use the PTO Donation Request Letter in the Files section of our website.

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March Meeting & Files
Our next meeting is Thursday, March 1st, 6:30-7:30PM in the Middle School Lab.  Everyone is welcome!  Please review the February Meeting Minutes, March Agenda & Budget.  We will also be reviewing and potentially approving the EG PTO Bylaws.  Immediately following the meeting, for those who can stay, we will be setting up for Pastries for Parents in the small gym.  We look forward to seeing all of you there!  
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Pastries for Parents
Please join us on Friday, March 2nd 2012, 7:15AM-8:15AM for Pastries for Parents.  This is a great opportunity to have a light breakfast with your child at the school lunch room (little gym).  We want to end the I Love to Read month with a wonderful breakfast and some great stories.  We will also be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday!
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Box Tops Pizza Party Competition
The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops by February 24th 2012 wins a Pizza Party for their classroom! 

Mrs. Schumacher's class won the last competition with 494 Box Tops.  They got to use the climbing wall and have an otter pop. 

Which class is going to be the big winner this time???
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February PTO Meetings
We have a Carnival Planning Meeting Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 6:30PM in the Middle School Lab.  We also have our general PTO Meeting Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 6:30PM in the Middle School LabPlease take a minute to review the February Agenda & January Meeting Minutes.  Everyone is welcome! 
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There is a LOT going on with the EG PTO! 

Please save the upcoming dates:


Monday, February 6th, 2012 - 6:30PM
Carnival Planning Meeting
- Middle School Lab

Everyone is welcome!  We are looking for new ideas to turn this
event into a fundraiser.  We also need volunteers.


Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 - 6:30PM
EG PTO Monthly Meeting - Middle School Lab
Agenda will be posted soon.  We hope to see you there!

CARNIVAL
Friday, April 20th, 2012 4-9PM
We hope you join us for what is sure to be the highlight of the school year! 
More information coming soon.

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Carnival Meeting
Please join us for the first Carnival Meeting of the year this Thursday, January 26th at 6PM in the Middle School Computer Lab.  We are looking for new ideas and any suggestions on how to turn this wonderful event into a fundraiser.  Everyone is welcome!  We look forward to your input!
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The REEF
Please join us at the REEF for a night of water fun! FRIDAY, January 20th 4-9PM.  cost is $5 per person.
Don't forget your towels!  We hope to see you there!
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January PTO Meeting
Please join us for the the first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, January 12th at 6:30PM in the Middle School Computer Lab. 
Please take a minute to review the 2012 January Agenda.  Everyone is welcome! 
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December PTO Meeting
Please visit the December 2011 Packet to find the agenda, minutes and documents for review during our meeting on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30pm in the Middle School Computer Lab.  Everyone is welcome!
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PTO Reimbursement Form
Please visit the Files link for the PTO Reimbursement Form, you can either leave your completed form in the PTO Basket in the Main Office or bring it to any business meeting.  Reimbursements will be made within 14 days.
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Christmas Basket Raffle
Don't miss out on our annual Christmas Basket Raffle which includes baskets for Snacks, Holiday Baking, Lotions & Potions, Family Night, Pets, Sports, Christmas, Chocolate & Coffee and Outdoor.  Tickets will be sold at each of the Christmas Programs, you need not be present to win!  

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Giving Tree & Necessities/Snack Drive
Don't forget to get your Giving Tree gift tags from Mrs. Studer right  away!!  You don't have to come to the school, simply call 656-2893 x102 to get your information.  The Necessities and Snack drive along with the Giving Tree items are due before December 9th in the Middle  School Office.  All you do contributes to students of Elder Grove, make this Christmas a great one for our children!

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Weathering Winter - Thank you!!
We asked and we certainly did receive, thank you so much for all the clothing donated for the Wintering Weather Clothing Drive, we were able to help MANY families this winter season!!

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Welcome New Leadership

During the Nov 10th Business Meeting, the following individuals were voted in as new leadership - WELCOME!
Vice-President, Jake Taylor
Secretary, Jessica Taylor
Assistant Treasurer, Rachel Harp

Visit the new EG-PTO Teams/Committees List at: 2011-2012 Teams/Committees

Important Upcoming Date

Tuesday, Nov 22- Elder Grove Board Meeting (PTO Presentation)

Monday, Nov 21- Giving Tree & Necessity Drive Begins

Tuesday, Dec 13- EG PTO Business Meeting (All Agenda items must be submitted by 12/5/11)
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Cookie Dough... and T-Shirts!
If your student's free t-shirt doesn't fit, please exchange it in the main office for one that will fit. If you would like additional t-shirts, they are on sale in the main office for $10 each.   There are lots of adult sizes.

Thank you all for your support of the Cookie Dough fundraiser.  We raised over $15,000 for our school!  If your student sold over 15 items, the pizza party will be at lunch time on Friday, November 11 for them.  Pizza, pop, breadsticks, cookies & fun!  (Remember not to ask for hot lunch that day.)

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Weathering Winter - Clothing Drive
Weathering Winter Clothing Drive going on NOW!  Please drop any clothing, shoes, coats that you'd like to donate to Elder Grove students off in the Middle School office by
Nov 10th.

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Ice Cream Social
Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year, we are all looking forward to the upcoming year.  Please join us for an Ice Cream Social on:
Tuesday, September 13th from
6:30-7:30pm on the
Elder Grove Playground

We will have a sign up sheets for some of our immediate needs:
Saturday Live
School Directory
Fundraisers

Following our social, we plan to have an official meeting where we will discuss goals and plans for the coming year.  We are looking for new ideas, inspiration and volunteers.  Everyone is welcome to attend any and all EGPA events and meetings!  More on that later.
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EG PTO Leadership
President
Michelle Sparks    
michelleandsam@comcast.net
656-8583
Vice President
Rachel Harp
690-9105
Rachel.Harp21@gmail.com