Welcome to Geist Elementary PTO!
What does the GES PTO do for your school?
The GES PTO is a great supporter of our school, staff and students. Click the link below to read about all that they do and don't forget to click the embedded links to sign up for Room Parent and Volunteer positions.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As families have moved on from GES, we have had some important committee roles to fill on the PTO in the coming school year. We are highlighting a few positions below that involve the biggest fundraising efforts for the school.
The GES PTO welcomes everyone from staff, parents and caregivers to grandparents, aunts and uncles. Whether you can help once a week or once a month, we need you to continue to do what we do for the GES staff and students. We have lots of volunteer opportunities available in addition to the positions below so if you are interested in learning more, please reach out to Angie and Amy at GESPTOPres@gmail.com. We would love to have you join us.
Executive Board 2022-2023 School Year
Co-Presidents: Amy Klus and Angie Commorato
Co-Vice Presidents: Andrea Stanley and Amy Hahaj
Co-Treasurers: Melissa Gray and Ashley Clarkson
Co-Secretaries: Stephanie Nader and Sarah Pilli
Member at Large: Kim Mark and Tamara Bove
Teacher Liaison: Ashley White
Principal: Christi Thomas
1. Gallop Event Coordinator in Training
Open Committee Positions
Time Commitment: July-October; initial planning begins in July and things get busy in September. Less than 5 hours/week on average.
The Gator Gallop is our school’s biggest fundraiser. This is the last year that our Gator Gallop Chairman will be running the event and we are looking for a volunteer to learn about the event and train in the position to be able to run the Gator Gallop in future years.
The great thing about being a part of the Gator Gallop Committee is that you can give back to the school, but all during the first few months of school! Since the event takes place in the late summer/early fall all of the time commitment is at the beginning of the school year--and then you're done! It's a fun event for the kids AND the staff to be able to raise money for the school that they can use for the entire year.
The Gator Gallop co-chair will assist the main Gator Gallop chairman with the following:
- Website development/coordination with vendor partner that manages the website
- Partnership with principal, PTO committee members and teachers to promote, plan and execute the event
- Coordinate incentives for students to receive while fundraising
- Work with PTO treasurers on donations, submitting to Web site and following up with families
- Select spirit days for spirit week the week of Gator Gallop
- Availability to be on-site all day the day of the event (October 7, 2022)
- HAVE FUN! The kids really love this day!
2. For a listing of all current Chair positions, please click here.
If you are interested in attending a meeting, please email GESptopres@gmail.com with your request. 2022-23 meetings begin at 9:30 am.
- August 11
- September 8
- October 13
- November 10
- December 8
- January 12
- February 9
- March 9
- April 13
- May 11
Support Geist Elementary While Shopping From Home!
Do you shop at Amazon or Kroger? If so, there is an easy way to donate a portion or percentage of your purchases to Geist Elementary. Although the percentage may seem small, the total amount back to GES adds up significantly the more people that register! These rewards programs do not cost anything to sign-up and are easy to register by using the following steps:
Amazon: Anytime you make a purchase on Amazon, go to Amazon Smile to shop at www.smile.amazon.com. Choose Geist Elementary PTO, Inc as your supporting organization and GES will receive 0.5% of your total purchases.
Kroger: Register your Kroger Plus Card at www.Kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow. Then, sign into your Kroger account and link your card to GES’s organization number which is GU130. Then, shop and swipe your Kroger Plus Card at the checkout and GES will earn cash! We had about 140 registered cards last quarter and GES earned over $4400 last year!
Thank you for registering and giving back through these programs!