PTO WELCOMES PARENTS AND STAFF
Welcome! Ellsworth Elementary is an excellent school with talented, caring staff, enthusiastic students, and involved parents. The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is a volunteer group dedicated to supporting the school and enhancing Ellsworth's educational experience for all students. Key goals include:
★ Coordinating volunteer participation to support school programs
★ Hosting extra-curricular activities that encourage family involvement
★ Sponsoring activities that increase school spirit
★ Raising funds for supplemental services, equipment, and supplies.
★ Supporting the school administration in its goals
With the school year's uncertainty, we are limited in our current involvement with the school and conducting fundraisers. We are working on ways to provide events while following the current guidelines. Please be on the lookout for updates and information about upcoming PTO events.
Your involvement is important and will contribute greatly to your child’s success. We are excited that your child will be part of this school, and we look forward to getting to know your family.
We invite you to become involved and make this school an even better place for all the children. Whether you choose to lead a committee or send supplies for a class activity, your help is important and appreciated.
The PTO’s number one priority is coordinating volunteers and school events. However, fundraising is also necessary. The PTO has two large fundraisers, popcorn sales, and a holiday store. We also have small, ongoing fundraisers throughout the year. For example, we collect General Mills Box Tops and have special Restaurant Nights. Also, you can buy school t-shirts for yourself and your children at any time during the school year.
Please feel free to contact any PTO Officer with suggestions, questions, or offers of assistance. We look forward to working with you to support our school this school year.
THERE WILL BE THREE CHANCES TO EARN SMENCILS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
WEAR YOUR ELLSWORTH APPAREL OR A RED OR BLUE SHIRT EACH FRIDAY, AND WE WILL SEE WHICH CLASS HAS THE MOST SPIRIT (INCLUDES VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON STUDENTS). TEACHERS WILL COUNT AND REPORT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS EACH WEEK TO PTO
- The school is split into two groups, the K-3rd grade, and the 4th-6th grade, and are eligible to earn a Spirit Stick to have that week in each group for the week their class shows the most spirit. PTO will show the class rankings on the PTO bulletin board with megaphones. Each time a class earns the spirit stick, a megaphone will be placed on the bulletin board. At the end of the quarter periods, the class that has collected the most megaphones will receive SMENCILS for that class. We will award in each of the groups.
- TEACHERS AND STAFF, we haven't forgotten you. For every megaphone your class earns for that week's spirit contest, the teachers and staff for that classroom get an entry into a drawing for a piece of apparel. We will have three drawings this year. Staff in the office, custodial, and cafeteria are also eligible to win.
- Smencils will be distributed to in-person and virtual students through the teacher's more information to follow.
School Spirit T-shirts
ORDER YOUR ELLSWORTH EAGLES APPAREL
Orders can be placed year-round,
We offer various t-shirts, polos, dri fit performance, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, and zip up sweatshirts for youth, women, and men.
Orders have a turn around time of 2 weeks.
Apparel is available in blue, grey, and red.
We need your box tops!!!!!
Even though Box Tops has gone digital, there are still some products out there that have unexpired traditional clips. If you see a traditional clip on the box, you can even get credit for those as long as they are not expired!
Ellsworth is collecting box tops this year. Please send them to school in a baggie with the student's name. These must be in no later than October 25th for this first redemption period. If you don't get them in by then, we will continue collecting them and let everyone know when that period ends. We will be offering a prize for the students’ who turn in the most box tops each redemption period.