Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year and the Acres Green Elementary School Community from your Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)! We look forward to working together with you and each of your families to enrich the experiences of our children this year, especially during these unique times. With your involvement, we can continue to support our fantastic staff to create lasting and meaningful learning experiences for all of our children, whether it is in-person or virtually.

What does the PTO do? 

The primary purpose of our organization is to coordinate community building activities and fundraise for our school.  We work together to raise money for events and materials that enrich the experiences of the students and we support community events that build connections amongst our families and school staff.

Where does the money go?

Principal Gina Smith focuses her budget on the most important resource at Acres Green Elementary School--the faculty and staff who are essential to the academic success of our children. The PTO works to supplement our children’s experiences with things such as resources for the library, materials to support the Leader in Me curriculum, STEM Materials and updated technology.

Get Involved

  • Attend PTO general virtual meetings and stay informed by reading the weekly email updates. The PTO general meetings are a great way to meet people and to find out how to participate and volunteer in the PTO activities and events. 

  • Support PTO-sponsored fundraisers. Due to the COVID pandemic and families returning to a normal routine, we are postponing our larger fundraising efforts until the Spring.  We hope that we will be able to host the Run4Funds and Auction and other fun, community-related fundraising events in early months of 2021….so be on the lookout. 

    • In the meantime, we always accept ‘direct donations’ to the PTO that will be used 100% on our school.  If you are interested, please have your student bring a check (or cash) made out to “AGE PTO”.

    • Safe, social-distanced fundraising events we will be participating in this Fall are:  Take Out Restaurant Nights, King Soopers Community Rewards, and Milk Caps for Moolah.  

    • Volunteer for Monthly Teacher Appreciation Activities. Come to the next meeting to learn more.

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Paint the Rock

Have you wondered about the painted rock in front of the main entrance? Wonder no more! This rock is a fundraiser and community celebration tool at Acres Green Elementary School. For just $10, you can sign up to paint the rock however you would like to celebrate your child or other events. Many parents paint the rock for their child’s birthday. Details are included in the sign-up link here:

Milk Caps for Moola

Longmont Dairy Farms will donate 5 cents for every milk cap collected to our school.  If you or a neighbor are Longmont Dairy customers, please bring in your milk caps and drop into the designated box in the front lobby.

Digital Fundraising while you shop!

Please follow this link to connect your King Soopers Shoppers Card with our school: Our school organization number is QV153. This is one of the easiest ways for you to support our school. It is just a one-time enrollment and connection of your Soopers card to our school through the Community Rewards tab on their website or the Kings Soopers App. Each quarter you can see how much your family has contributed to our school right on the App!

Box Tops

There are 2 ways to raise money from Box Tops: 1)  clip and deliver paper Box Tops to the Box Top Mailbox in the school lobby or 2)  download the Box Top App and scan all your Box Tops instantly.  See instructions below:

​Upcoming Events

Attend a Virtual PTO Meeting

The first Virtual PTO meeting is Tuesday, October 6 from 7-8pm via Zoom Video Conference.  A link will be provided soon.  You don’t have to be a board member to attend! All families are welcome to join, learn about the PTO and connect with other parents. This upcoming meeting will be a chance to learn more about the PTO’s plans for the coming year and discuss fundraising and community building activities for the coming year!

​Meeting Notes

​Our Board


President Victoria Lathrop
Vice President Rachel Tomblin
Treasurer Julie Scott
Secretary Cindy Newton
Board Advisor Gina Smith, Principal

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