Welcome to Toll Gate Elementary!

In 2017, Toll Gate Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School!
Blue Ribbon status is one of the most prestigious awards given by the U.S. Department of Education. Our school received the status of “Exemplary High Performing School.”
“This honor is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our teachers, support staff, parents, administrators, and – of course – our students,” said Dr. Chris Briggs, Pickerington Schools superintendent.
“There’s never been a school in Pickerington that’s received this honor. It’s really caused us to answer questions about leadership, school culture and climate, about parent involvement, and about our curriculum.” said Toll Gate Elementary School Principal Kristi Motsch.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. This coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
As the PTSO at Toll Gate Elementary, our families, faculty, staff, and students work together to support the achievement and advancement of academic excellence in our community.
Please join our monthly meetings in the school library to learn how you can become involved or contact us directly at tgesptopresident@gmail.com.

2018-19 PTSO Events

PTSO Meetings and Event Calendar 2018-19 School Year


September 18th – Final day of the Fall fundraiser

September 20th – PTSO Meeting: 6:30-7:30pm @ TGE Library (childcare provided)


October 17th – Fall Fundraiser item pickup

October 18th – Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 21st – 2nd Annual “Trunk or Treat” TGE Parking Lot, 4:00-6:00 pm

October 25th – Parent-Teacher Conferences

*No PTSO Meeting in October


November 15th – PTSO Meeting: 6:30-7:30pm @ TGE Library (childcare provided)


December 4-6th – Secret Santa Shoppe, 6:00-8:00 pm, TGE Cafeteria

*No PTSO Meeting in December


January 24th – PTSO Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm TGE Library (childcare provided)

January 30th – First Annual Adult Night Out Fundraiser – Combustion Brewery &        

                            Taproom, Pickerington   6:00-9:30pm


February 8th – Father Daughter Dance – 6:30-8:30 pm

February 19th – Tentative Spring Fundraiser kickoff

February 21st – PTSO Meeting – 6:30-7:30pm @ TGE Library (childcare provided)


March 7th – Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 8th – Mother Son Event – 6:30-8:30 pm

March 14th – Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 28th – PTSO Meeting – 6:30-7:30 pm TGE Library (childcare provided)


April 18th – PTSO Meeting – 6:30-7:30 pm TGE Library (childcare provided)

April 26th – TGE School Carnival – 5:30-8:00 pm


May 21st – TGE Fun Day (during school hours)

May 24th – Last Day of School

*No PTSO Meeting in May

Questions about an event or date? Interested in becoming a PTSO volunteer?

Contact us at: tgesptopresident@gmail.com

Everyday Ways to Help the PTSO

Everyday Ways to Help Support the PTSO:

  • Box Tops– Clip out and send in Box Tops that are found on hundreds of items from cereal to office supplies.  The Box Tops program has earned over $16,000 for TGES since the school was established.
  • Kroger Rewards– You can earn money for TGES by simply swiping your Kroger card every time you go grocery shopping. Just visit Kroger’s website and designate Toll Gate Elementary PTO as your charity.
  • Giant Eagle Apples for the Students- Go to Giant Eagle’s website, create an account, and then register your Giant Eagle Rewards card. Visit the My School Programs page on the Giant Eagle website and search for Toll Gate Elementary. Then every time you shop at Giant Eagle, points will be credited to the TGES account and can help earn anything from playgroup equipment to classroom technology.
  • AmazonSmile AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school. Find out more and sign up on the AmazonSmile website.

Toll Gate Elementary PTSO 2018-2019 Parent Board


Please contact our PTSO via email at tgesptopresident@gmail.com.

President – Jon Mallory

email:  jon.mallory@yahoo.com

Vice President – Kristen Egidi

email:  jegidi@sbcglobal.net

Vice President – Mandy Brown

email: mandy.brown@ymail.com

Treasurer – Jamie Mallory

email:  jamie.mallory@yahoo.com

Social Media Communications – Ryan Holstine & Kevin McKeown

email:  (Ryan) partyofholstine@gmail.com

email:  (Kevin) kevinmcqn@yahoo.com

Yearbook Coordinator – Lindsey Morgan

email:  lindsey.morgan3@gmail.com