As this strange school year comes to an end, the Gleason PTO would like to thank everyone for their support. Although we weren't able to host all the planned events, Breakfast Buddies and Adventure Dash were a success and we appreciate everyone who participates in our fundraisers.
The funds raised this year were used to fund after school clubs, new soccer goals, holiday class parties, new lunch carts, large group supplies, field trips, Steps to Literacy Kinder Library, visits from children's authors Ross Burach & Angela Cervantes, $100 spending allowances for each classroom, the vocabulary enhancement program Flocabulary, new Keurigs for the teachers lounge, various treats & special lunches for teachers throughout the year and so much more! There is no doubt Gleason's PTO has a positive impact on your child's school experience and your support makes a difference.
These are the parents who have volunteered their time to serve their children's school and ensure the continuation of Gleason Elementary's PTO for the 2020-2021 school year. We still have several open positions, please consider joining us! Contact Megan Culpepper at email@example.com for more details!
Year end Reminders
5th Grade Recognition- Congratulations to Gleason's 5th Graders! A drive-thru recognition will be held Wed, May 27th (A-L from 5:00-5:45pm M-Z from 6:00-6:45). The Gleason PTO has sponsored a "Congratulations 5th Graders" yard sign that will be outside the school. You are welcome to take your student's picture with the sign but please avoid getting out of your car during the drive thru recognitions. The sign will be in the school yard Tuesday, May 26th- Wednesday, May 27th to allow plenty of time for pictures outside the designated drive-thru times.
School Supplies- June 14th is the deadline to order school supplies for next year. Due to school closures, we can not collect cash or checks so orders must be placed online only! This is not a fundraiser for the Gleason PTO but a convenience we offer Gleason parents. Supplies will be delivered to homerooms unless distance learning continues in the fall then your supplies will be available to take home. Click here and enter the school code GLE000 (3 letters, 3 numbers). Currently, we do not plan to sell extra supplies at Tiger Express so please pre-order by June 14th! (Share this email with anyone entering Kinder or Pre-K at Gleason next year!)
Yearbook- Yearbooks will be ready in June! If you pre-ordered a yearbook, please be on the lookout for communication from the school regarding yearbook pick up. (You must have pre-ordered your yearbook to receive one, there are no extras available for sale. )The yearbook was submitted to the publisher prior to Spring Break so the school closures had no impact on the quality of the yearbook. We are thankful to parent volunteer, Liz Garza, for making Gleason's yearbooks for the past 5 years!
Tiger Express- Be sure and check your email and our social media pages this summer for details regarding Tiger Express!
We need board members!
The Gleason PTO is looking for new board members for the 2020-2021 school year! Don't consider yourself the "PTO type?" Neither do we! Have a career and too many other personal commitments? We do too! Looking for an opportunity that pays $0/hour! Look no further! Hesitant to take on something new alone? Share the position with a friend or neighbor!
We have the following board positions open for next school year:
VP of Volunteers- Create online sign ups and publicize the school's volunteer needs on social media.
Historian- We need several people to help put the yearbook together. Photographers, Designers, order & payment collection and Index Editor.
VP of Spring Fundraising- Organizes and plans the annual Gleason Spring Carnival.
If you are interested in joining a great group of parents that work together to enhance the students' and teachers' experience at Gleason, then this is the group for you! The commitment is not overwhelming, we only meet 4 times during the school year for 1 hour (most likely it'll be virtually). Contact Megan Culpepper at GleasonElementaryPTO@gmail.com.
Need more info?
Join our new Facebook group, Gleason Elementary PTO Volunteers, to ensure you see the latest on where the PTO could use some extra help.
You can also text @gleasonpt to 81010 to receive reminders via the Remind app.