Pickerington Elementary PTO

Welcome to our page where you will find an abundance of information about our PTO. Read below to see how you can become involved and make a difference in our school!

About Our PTO


Dear Parents and Families,

The Pickerington Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to welcome you to our official web page. For those of you who are unfamiliar with us or new to our school, we are a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff who are all dedicated to the successful education of our children. The Pickerington Elementary PTO works hard to help make the school year both enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers, and parents.

The PES PTO would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families to the 2017-2018 school year. Working together we can truly make a difference at Pickerington Elementary. Every positive imprint we make on our children can go a long way. If you are able to give some time to help co-chair an event or volunteer in the school, please join us! Many hands make the job easier! We will send home a PTO packet with the children at the beginning of the school year, where you will get the opportunity to join our PTO and sign up to volunteer for certain committees. In addition, the PTO will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at our school. We invite and encourage you to attend, as the school and PTO will benefit from hearing your ideas, and you will be better informed about all the past and upcoming events at the school.

Some of the past events our PTO has made possible are our Back to School Ice Cream event, STEM day, Father/Daughter fun night, Mother/Son bowling, Movie Nights, Book Fairs, field trips, and Super Games, to name a few. The PTO also provides funding to the teachers and other staff members to enhance their learning curriculum. We in the PTO believe that it is the ultimate importance that we do everything we can to enhance the learning environment of our children as they truly are our future. It will take all of us working together to ensure that this happens.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Your PTO co-presidents for the 2017/2018 school year

2017/2018 PES PTO officers

PTO Officers

Co Presidents:

Michelle Dufort

Kim Smith

AP Treasurer:

Patty Richardson

AR Treasurer

Heidi Burkey

VP of fundraising

Sara Walker


Aryn Goslee

VIPS-Volunteers In Pickerington Schools

VIPS, the volunteer program at Pickerington Elementary is looking for a FEW GOOD PEOPLE-Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles-anyone who wants to help out at Pickerington Elementary.

If you are interested in becoming a VIPS, please contact Rhonda Keels Tate at rkeels@guestforcleaning.com or 614-377-6042.

Thank you!


Support our School & PTO!

There are several ways to support our school and PTO!

PTO Newsletter - January 2018

January PTO Meeting

Our monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm in the Media Center.  Babysitting will be provided.  We hope to see you there!  Any questions, please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com or Kim Smith at ksmith10@gmail.com


Father/Daughter 2018 will be Saturday, February 24th from 5-8pm at the school.  it will be a “Carnival” theme.  the cost will be $10 per person presale or $12 per person at the door.  invitations will be sent home with your child later this month.  Anyone wanting to decorate, donate items, or help the night of the event can contact Lisa Winters(330-310-5671) at rlwinters2002@yahoo.com or Aryn Goslee (614-716-9564) at aryngoslee@hotmail.com.

Box Tops

Gather up all the Box Tops family and friends have collected over the holidays because the Box Tops second competition is coming in February!  Watch for more information coming home the last week of January.

Staff Appreciation

Thank you to Sara Walker and the staff appreciation committee who did a wonderful job with staff holiday gifts! THANK YOU!!

Rewards Programs

Kroger www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll (NPO #83502)
Giant Eagle www.gianteagle.com to enroll (#5267)


Like Pickerington Elementary PTO on Facebook for updates, information, and to see photos from our events.

PTO Newsletter - December 2017

PTO Meeting

We will not have a December PTO meeting, therefore our next meeting will be January 17th at 7 PM in the Media Center. Babysitting will be provided. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com or Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail.com

Kids Care Club

We are off to a great start with Kids Care Club! Please remember to walk your children into the cafeteria for drop off.  Our next meeting will be on February 6th at 8:30 am in the cafeteria.  If you would like to volunteer you will need a level two background check. If you have any questions please contact Samantha Babcock at sab730@yahoo.com

Movie Night

Movie nights are back! Our first movie night is December 8th at 7 pm. We will be showing Cars 3. We will open the doors at 6:30pm.   More information will be sent home with your child.   If you would like to volunteer at this event or donate items to our raffle baskets we will have there that night please follow the sign up genius links below! Thank you!

Volunteer link:


Raffle link


Chair Positions

We need to start looking ahead to committee chair positions! We will have several positions open after this year.   If you are interested in an officer position or would like to chair a committee next school year, please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com or Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail

Book Fair

Thank you for attending and supporting our Fall Book Fair! It went amazingly well! Those who volunteered their time and efforts were greatly appreciated!

Winter Break

The Pickerington Local School District will have winter break beginning on December 22nd and will resume on January 9th, 2018.

PTO Newsletter - November 2017

PTO Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 15th at 7 pm in the media center. Everyone is welcome. Babysitting will be provided. We look forward to seeing you! Any questions, please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com OR Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail.com

Fall Stem Day

Thank you to those of you who volunteered at this years Fall STEM Day. It was a huge success! A special thank you to Sarah Burre for the hours of planning she put into this event!

Book-Fair and K.I.S.S. Luncheons

This years book fair runs from Friday, November 10th-Friday November 17th. We will also be opened during both K.I.S.S luncheons. The November K.I.S.S. luncheons are Friday, November 10 th and Friday, November 17th. We will also have cash and carry spirit wear available for purchase. Our book fair will also be opened on the evening of Thursday, November 9th during curriculum night from 6:30-8pm. If you have any questions regarding book -fair please contact Patty Richardson at fmpatty@gmail.com.

Spirit Wear

Thank you to everyone who ordered spirit wear from our online school store! Please note that we will also have cash and carry spirit wear available during both KISS luncheons. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com or Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail.com

Kids Care Club

Our first Kids Care Club’s meeting is coming up on November 14th, 2017 at 8:30 am! A reminder, please walk your child to the door. Do not ring the buzzer for the secretary, someone will let you in the outside door to the cafeteria. If you have any questions please contact Samantha Babcock at lullaroesamanthababcock@gmail.com.

We are looking for donations of Christmas stickers, and red and green construction paper. Please sign up via the sign-up genius.


Movie Night

Our first Movie Night is coming up on December 8th! This will take place in our school cafeteria. We will be showing “Cars 3” and the movie will begin at 7 pm. Admission is free and snacks, drinks, and pizza will be available for purchase. More information will be coming home soon! Please contact Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail.com with any questions.


Pre-Sale for yearbooks ends November 21st, 2017. All orders must be handed in or on by November 21st to get the $17 price. After November 21st the price increases to $19 for yearbook sales. If you have any questions, please contact Darcie Adams at dlodla33@yahoo.com

Family Fun Night

Please note that our family fun night at Canes previously scheduled for Thursday, November 9th has been canceled. Please stay turned for upcoming restaurant nights!!

PTO Newsletter - October 2017

October PTO Meeting

The second PTO meeting of the year will be held Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. In the Media Center. Everyone is welcome. Babysitting will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!! Any questions please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com or Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail.

Restaurant of the Month

Save the date! Tuesday, October 10th is our restaurant night at La Fogata. This event will take place ALL DAY, dine-in OR carry out! You must show the flyer and place your receipt in a box that is provided by the front door to receive credit for our school. La Fogata is giving back 30% to our school! More information will come home soon! If you have any questions please contact Aryn Goslee at aryngoslee@hotmail.com.

Fall STEM Day

The PTO will be sponsoring a Fall STEM Day on October 27th. All students will visit stations to conduct hands-on lessons and participate in a design challenge. Be sure to ask your child about the day and take a look at the Engineering Journal they will bring home. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com OR fill out the form that will be sent home with your child. All volunteers must turn in the PLSD volunteer forms prior to volunteering.

Box Top

Pickerington Elementary PTO’s easiest fundraiser- no selling, no delivering product! If you can check expiration dates, your child can cut and glue! It’s that simple! As we’ve prepared to send our students to school we’ve purchased many products. Many of those products have Box Tops for Education as shown below on them.   Have your child work on their fine motor skills by cutting carefully on the dotted line. Your job is only to check that the box top is not expired and that the date is visible. Then tape or glue each box top in a square on the back of the sheet that was sent home.   When the sheet is complete, send it back to school! Last day for collection is October 6.   You can send in any extra box tops that you may have in a Ziploc baggie.

There will be a winning classroom in each grade where that class will earn a special celebration!

-Please follow these simple rules:

*No expired tops

*Expiration date must be visible

*Bonus box tops are in an envelope or in a Ziploc – NOT attached to the sheet.

*Box Tops can also be placed in an envelope or Ziploc.

*No more than 50 tops per sheet – each sheet earns us $5!!!!

Ongoing (and double) earning potential!! Download the mobile app from google play on the Android or the apple store on your iPhone and follow the instructions to earn money for purchases you make. Then, you can still go home and clip the tops for the collection

Spirit Wear

Our online spirit wear store closes this Wednesday, October 4th. Order soon!! Your orders will be in approximately two weeks after our school store closes. Please visit this page to check out what we are offering!

Staff Appreciation

Our Staff Appreciation committee will be providing dinner for the Pickerington Elementary staff during parent/teacher conferences on the evening of October 19th. We will be sending out a sign-up genius soon for those who would like to volunteer to bring in something. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Walker at swalker409@yahoo.com

Rewards Programs

Kroger: www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll (NPO #83502)

Giant Eagle: www.gianteagle.com to enroll (school id #5267)


Keep up to date with what is going on at our school by liking our Pickerington Elementary PTO Facebook page!

PTO Newsletter - September 2017

PTO Website

Welcome all old and new faces to Pickerington Elementary! Please visit the PTO website below for all PTO news and information. You can find the PTO calendar, upcoming events, forms, coupons for events, and contact information at http://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/pickerington-elementary/our-pto/

As events get closer, details will continue to be posted on our website. You can also find all of this information on The Pickerington Elementary PTO Facebook page! We look forward to working with you this year!

September ICEBREAKER PTO Meeting

Our first PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome. Free babysitting will be provided. Any questions? Contact at Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com or Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail.com.


Please fill out the membership form and return the form with your $10.00 dues (only 1 per family needed). It’s a great way to support your PTO. Also, as a member, when a decision at the PTO meetings needs to be made, your vote will count. You must be a PTO member to vote at all PTO meetings. If you have any questions or need a copy of the membership form, please contact Michelle Dufort at gdufort@insight.rr.com.

Restaurant of the Month

Pickerington Elementary hosts “Restaurant of the Month” each month. Every month we have a fundraiser evening at local restaurants to raise money for our PTO. This is a great way to support the school and for your kids to see their classmates! This month’s featured restaurant is Chipotle on Farmsbury Drive in Reynoldsburg from 5-9pm on Tuesday, September 5th. Chipotle is giving 50% back to our school! Chipotle gives back more than any restaurant participating in our restaurant nights! This is an awesome opportunity for our school!  In order to get credit for our school, please make sure you show the official flyer (hard copy or on your phone) or tell the cashier at checkout before you pay! If you don’t tell the cashier our school will not get credit. If placing an order online, you must choose the pay-in-store option and inform the cashier of the fundraiser before paying.   Look for the coupon to be sent home with your child soon OR you can find it on our Facebook page! If you have any questions please contact Aryn Goslee at aryngoslee@hotmail.com.

Kroger Plus Card

Kroger has made it easier to earn money for our kids, school, and PTO. All you have to do is go to their website and sign your “plus card” up to donate to Pickerington Elementary. A flyer was sent home in your PTO packet.

Box Tops

Box Tops located on General Mills products are a very easy way to help earn money for our school. You can clip and send in Box Tops anytime with your child, however, we do hold Box Tops contests in the Fall and the Spring. Our Fall Box Tops contest will begin on Monday, September 25th.   There is also a Box Tops app now available where you can scan certain products and receipts to get credit for our school!


Additionally, if you go to boxtops4education.com there are currently two sweepstakes you could enter.

  1. Win With Go-Gurt Sweepstakes that you could enter daily up until September 15, 2017. The prize if we win would be 10,000 Box Tops. (There will be 10 winners)
  2. Box Tops for Education Double Up that you could enter daily up until September 30, 2017. The prize if we win will be December 2017 Box Tops earnings check will be matched up to 20,000 Box Tops. (There will be 5 winners).


If you have any questions, please contact Patty Richardson at fmpatty@gmail.com


*Event Date is Thursday, September 21st from 6-8pm at the school. This is the one and only fundraiser where we ask your kids to raise money! We have a fun night planned with a DJ, vendors for mom and dad, raffle prizes and much more!   You will also have the opportunity to purchase a hot dog combo meal as well as an icee from the Kona Ice truck!


*There is still time to get pledges through the student fund-raising page! We also accept cash or check made out to Pickerington Elementary PTO.


*Please be sure to turn in the form to order an official Walk-A-Thon shirt ASAP. If you are eligible for the free shirt, the form still needs to be turned in to ensure your child gets the correct size.


*Vendors are welcome at the event for a $45 donation to the PTO. If you are interested in being a vendor at our event, please contact Kim Smith at ksmit10@gmail.com.


*If you have any questions regarding the Walk-A-Thon, please contact Samantha Babcock at lularoesamanthababcock@gmail.com

Rewards Programs

Kroger: www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll (NPO#83502)

Giant Eagle: www.gianteagle.com to enroll (School ID #5267)

Amazon Smile: Use AmazonSmile.com when shopping on Amazon and donate to our school! Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0603536. A portion of your purchase will go to Pickerington Elementary PTO.


Many of our programs and events sponsored by the PTO are not possible without the help of our volunteers. We have a wonderful volunteer group here at Pickerington Elementary, and we would love to have YOU! Please fill out the Volunteer Form located in your PTO packet and turn it in as soon as possible. It is important to have the district’s volunteer form in if you want to volunteer in any Pickerington school. Please contact Michelle Dufort or Kim Smith if you have any questions!