PTO Calendar 2020-2021

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President: Candace Peteler

President Elect: Angie Carder

Recording Secretary:  Molly Kapalis

Corresponding Secretary:  Diedre Ochsner

Treasurer: Jason Goossen

Teacher Liaison:  Gwen Wellsandt

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Help Columbian through Direct Donation! 

We have been asked by several families who do not want to participate in fundraisers about giving directly to the PTO.  We DO have a direct donation option!  Any amount you would like to give is greatly appreciated! Download a Direct Donation form from the documents on this page- please return donations by mail or to your child's classroom or the school office.  

THANK YOU for supporting the PTO!


2020-2021 Chairs      Description
Back-to-School Night Candace Peteler Coordinate volunteers & food for Back-to-
School Night
 Book Fair  Kelly Dunning  Organize the book fair (2x per year) &
coordinate volunteers.
Box Tops/TAGG Kerri Buckley Collect & keep count of Box Tops submitted
to school; send in tops for money & submit
for deposit.
TAGG: Use to be HyVee Receipts
Carnival Candace Peteler & Katheryn Morris
Coordinate all activities/volunteers for
carnival activities.
Directory Productions (Fall) Kali Landmark Organize & produce the PTO school directory.
Fun & Fitness Day Ally Morrill Help Mrs. Ripa coordinate volunteers for
Fun Day.
Fundraiser: Fun Run Molly Kapalis, Jason Goossen, Coordinate fundraising activities for the
Hospitality/Cookie Jar Candace Peteler Coordinate meals for different teacher events; run Cookie Jar Program.
Membership Melissa Shapiro Promote, collect, & keep current all
PTO memberships.
STEAM Fair Jaime & Joe Elsasser Coordinate Pancake Man, volunteers,
distribute fliers, collect orders for that event.
Room Parent Jaime Elsasser Coordinate head room parents & volunteers for Halloween and Valentine's Day parties.
Scholarship Deidre Ochsner Facilitates the committee designated to
select a graduating high school senior who
is a former Columbian student to receive
a scholarship (Spring).
 Social  Katheryn Morris  Plan and promote a social event
Spirit Sales Diedre Ochsner Organize the selling & distribution of
Spirit Sale items.
Staff Appreciation  Ashley DeVrieze Recognize support staff and teachers to show the PTO's appreciation for their time and talents.
Yearbook Curtis Grubb Create yearbook & handle sales
and distribution.