President: Kerri Buckley

President Elect: Candace Peteler

Recording Secretary:  Molly Kapalis

Corresponding Secretary:  Leah Humphries

Treasurer: Jason Goossen

Teacher Liaison:  Michelle Aschenbrenner

PTO News


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!

PTO Committees

2019-2020 Chairs      Description
Back-to-School Night Kerri Buckley
Coordinate volunteers & food for Back-to-
School Night
 Book Fair  Kelly Dunning  Organize the book fair (2x per year) &
coordinate volunteers.
Box Top Collection Leah Humphries
Collect & keep count of Box Tops submitted
to school; send in tops for money & submit
for deposit.
Carnival Candace Peteler
Coordinate all activities/volunteers for
carnival activities.
Directory Productions (Fall) Karen Burmood
Organize & produce the PTO school directory.
Fun & Fitness Day OPEN Help Mrs. Ripa coordinate volunteers for
Fun Day.
Fundraiser: Fun Run
Molly Kapalis, Jason Goossen,
Coordinate fundraising activities for the
Hospitality/Cookie Jar Suzanne Kleveter Coordinate meals for different teacher events; run Cookie Jar Program.
Membership Melissa Shapiro
Promote, collect, & keep current all
PTO memberships.
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 Tracy Baker
Facilitates the committee designated to
select a graduating high school senior who
is a former Columbian student to receive
a scholarship (Spring).
Spirit Sales Diedre Ochsner
Organize the selling & distribution of
Spirit Sale items.
Staff Appreciation  Leah Humphries, Melissa McKeone
Recognize support staff and teachers to show the PTO's appreciation for their time and talents.

Yearbook OPEN
Create yearbook & handle sales
and distribution.
HyVee Receipts
Sarah Hanson