Enter for a chance to win Boxtops



Boxtops for Education is giving 5 participating schools a year-end bonus. Let's help Knoxville schools win!

Click the link below, sign in and enter for a chance to win 10,000 bonus box tops. 


This promotion runs from 5/14/12 to 6/17/12.

Avery is giving back


Avery is giving back -

Vote for Northstar and/or West Elementary  to win cash and prizes from Avery. 

Click the link below, sign in or register and vote for your favorite school every day!


The promotion is running from May 7 - Sept. 14, 2012

Win a Prize Pack



If you are not familiar with the Box Tops for Education program, now is a great time to learn all about it.

Box Tops have helped our schools out here locally, simply from parents collecting and turning the tops in. 

There is a giveaway to earn a prize pack from Box Tops, and to learn a little more about how you earn online here:  Box Tops Prize Pack Giveaway

Good luck and keep collecting! 

Check out Box Tops for Education at the following places:

Box Tops for Education website
Box Tops for Education Facebook Page
Box Tops for Education Twitter

The Jog-A-Thon is right around the corner!!



You voted, We listened! No selling fundraisers!!

Northstar and West Elementary will be holding their Fall Fundraiser, the first annual Jog-A-Thon, next week. West is October 11 and North is October 13. All proceeds go to the schools. We have set a goal of $20,000. West is working on a color document printer and North is working on getting an iPad in each classroom!

Every student gets a Panther wristband and snack for participating. Each student will also get a chance to win an IPod Shuffle just for jogging. Students who raise $100 or more in pledges will receive a T-Shirt.

The Knoxville PTO is looking for volunteers to help both days! They have different time slots available and could really use your help. Please send an email to rsroberts@mchsi.com if you can help and we will get you on the schedule.

You are also invited to come during your child's scheduled jog time to help cheer the kids on. A schedule is attached with each classroom's jog times.

Jog Schedule

Reminder: Pledge Envelopes are due on Oct 10!

Thank you for your continued support of our schools!

Volunteers Needed for the Jog-A-Thon!



Last week, packets were sent home with the students at Northstar and West Elementary announcing the upcoming Jog-A-Thon.

West: Oct 11, 2011
North: Oct 13, 2011

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR BOTH DAYS!!! The PTO needs volunteers throughout the day on both days for this event. If you can help, please email Sara R rsroberts@mchsi.com or Jacquii O jajaolson@iowatelecom.net. We have times available throughout the day!

More information regarding this FUN fall fundraiser can be found at this link: Jog-A-Thon

Knoxville Elementary PTO 1st Annual Jog-a-Thon



Based on the fundraising survey we conducted last spring, the Knoxville Elementary PTO fundraising committee has made a change in fundraising this year. The majority of parents who responded to the survey indicated that they would prefer non-selling fundraisers (such as the Spell-A-Thon) vs. the selling fundraisers such as the gift wrap/food fundraisers.

We are pleased to announce that the Knoxville Elementary PTO will be holding it’s first annual Knoxville Elementary Jog-A-Thon to raise funds for our elementary schools. The Jog-A-Thon will replace our usual Fall selling fundraiser. The events will be held on two separate days:

West Jog-A-Thon: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

North Jog-A-Thon: Thursday, October 13, 2011

Students will collect pledges per laps completed or flat donations, whether the lap is ran, jogged, or walked. In addition to raising money for our schools, students will earn individual and classroom prizes as well. Since this event is organized and run by volunteers, 100% of the proceeds goes to our Elementary Schools.

We need volunteers!  Volunteer information will be sent out with the packets.  The information will also be included on the KCSD blog under We Need Help!

Please contact Jacquii Olson at jajaolson@iowatelecom.net or Sara Roberts rsroberts@mchsi.com with any questions.

Watch this blog and the KCSD blog (http://www.knoxvillecommunityschools.com/)  for details regarding the event. We will post weather related announcements/delays/cancellations at these locations.

Thank you for your continued support of our Elementary Schools!

Fall Fundraising



Dear Parents:

Last year you may remember that we conducted a Fundraising survey.  This survey was to help assist the PTO in determining what kind of fundraising to pursue. 

We asked parents to choose their preferred fundraiser type:  Selling, Non-selling (the Spell-a-thon was the example) or a combination of both.

The majority of responders chose Non-Selling as their preferred type.  Based on these results, we have decided to forgo the selling fundraiser (last year we sold Joe Corbi food/products). 

This fall, we will be holding a Jog-A-Thon.  Watch this blog and the KCSD blog for details on this fundraiser. 

Thank you for your continued support of our organization!