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PTO Information

Executive Board
Contact the PTO
About the Centennial PTO
PTO Activities
Volunteer Opportunities
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PTO meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. If you cannot attend but want to contribute your ideas or feedback, please contact us.

Tuesday, September 13 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, October 11 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, November 8 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, December 13 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, January 10 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, February 14 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, March 14 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, April 11 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)
Tuesday, May 9 - 7:00 p.m. (school library)

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Executive Board:

President: Jennifer Schlinger
Vice President: Brielle Holland
Secretary: Manisha Soni
Treasurer: Genny Dienstmann
Volunteer Coordinator: Jen Baltrusch & Barb Pfeifer

Contact the PTO at

Join our Facebook Group: Centennial Elementary PTO

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About the Centennial PTO:

The goals of the Centennial PTO are to promote excellence in our students' education and foster a physical and emotional environment that will optimize each student's opportunity to learn. While Bismarck Public Schools builds our school facilities, each school's PTO organization helps fund improvements. In the last few years, Centennial's PTO has funded improvements such as ActivBoards and projectors, Chromebooks (computers), a reading room full of books, audio systems in the classrooms, art programming, playground balls and more! The school has a "wish list" of other improvements; this school year we plan to use those funds for technology and playground equipment as well as other programming needs. All Centennial parents are encouraged to get involved to help achieve our goals.

Click here to view the Centennial PTO Bylaws

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PTO Activities:

Our current list of activities for the 2016-17 year:

23 Open House

13 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)
9 - Calendar raffle ticket sales begin
23 - Grandparents Day
27 & 28 - Fall Pictures

11 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)
13 & 14 Pastries with Parents
18 - Box Top fall submission deadline
28 - Calendar raffle ticket sales end

7 - Calendar raffle drawing begins
8 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)

13 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)
22 - Calendar raffle drawing ends

10 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)

14 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)
17 - Scholarship applications due
17 - Box Top spring submission deadline

14 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)

11 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)

1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
9 - PTO Meeting (7:00 pm)
date TBD - Art Show
date TBD - Field Day

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Volunteer Opportunities:

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with Centennial Elementary PTO. To sign up to volunteer at an event that works with your schedule, contact the PTO at or fill out the Volunteer Sign Up Form and return to the school.

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May 2016
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
January 2017
February 2017

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Centennial PTO raises money in a variety of ways. The funds have allowed us to meet our goals and objectives, such as books, events, supporting staff, and other items determined by PTO, principal and teachers. While all of these fundraisers are voluntary, we invite you to participate and support them. Thank you for your continued support!

Calendar Raffle
This year the PTO has decided to do a calendar raffle in lieu of selling items through the Chip Shoppe.
o We are asking each student to sell four raffle tickets at $20 each.
o Tickets will go home with your child September 9.
o All ticket stubs and unsold tickets are due back to the school by October 28.
o Drawings for the cash prizes will begin November 7 and run through December 22.
o The PTO is awarding prizes to students for selling tickets as well.

Box Tops
Centennial collects Box Tops for Education.
o Simply clip the box top off of participating products and each coupon is worth 10 for the school.
o Clip them (trim if possible), put them in a baggie labeled with your child's teacher's name, and put in the bin which is located in the main entrance lobby of the school.
o We submit Box Tops in October and February so please drop off your Box Tops any time throughout the school year.
o The class that brings the most by February, 17th, will win a pizza party.

Calendar Raffle winners:
Nov 7 - Peggy Wanner ($40) and Trish Trapp ($40)
Nov 8 - Shirley Maier ($40) and Diane Lehman Tuick ($40)
Nov 9 - Troy Delzer ($40) and Denette Lotchspeich ($40)
Nov 10 - Sindhuga Grinolds ($40) and Don Lange ($250)
Nov 14 - Kara Steier ($40) and Chuck & Tracey Allen ($40)
Nov 15 - Rory & Ashley Anderson ($40) and John Wittenberg ($40)
Nov 16 - Rodney Kleven ($40) and Jerry Suko ($40)
Nov 17 - Mike Motschenbacher ($40) and Becky Kern ($40)
Nov 18 - Julie Kost ($40) and Audrey Olson ($125)
Nov 21 - Elizabeth Kramer ($40) and Missy Vollmers ($40)
Nov 22 - Mark Dinle ($40) and Mary Rohrich ($40)
Nov 23 - Andrew Davis ($40) and Sharon McKee ($500)
Nov 28 - Anirban Mandal ($40) and Hilda Hinderer ($40)
Nov 29 - Ryan Koch ($40) and Eric Bartsch ($40)
Nov 30 - Cheri Berger ($40) and Susan Frueh ($40)
Dec 1 - Abel Tello ($40) and Joan Coleman ($40)
Dec 2 - Scott Hopfauf ($40) and Barry Glum ($250)
Dec 5 - Ruth Knutson ($40) and Sam Roth ($40)
Dec 6 - Kathy Long ($40) and Sue Brady ($40)
Dec 7 - Paula Vetter ($40) and Chris Haseleu ($40)
Dec 8 - Jeff Jacobson ($40) and Gin Torkelson ($40)
Dec 9 - Pam Nelson ($40) and Brian Hebert ($125)
Dec 12 - Heidi Huber ($40) and Nathen Bergman ($40)
Dec 13 - Kyle Baltrusch ($40) and Lisa Lund ($40)
Dec 14 - Shirley Schafer ($40) and Francis Ziegler ($40)
Dec 15 - Shellae Backman ($40) and Tom Wald ($40)
Dec 16 - Kathy Walsh ($40) and Candice/Jesse Heck ($250)
Dec 19 - Richard Shearer ($40) and Linda Schoepp ($40)
Dec 20 - Kara Lund ($40) and Mary Spalding ($40)
Dec 21 - Shawna Capan ($40) and Roseann Lindell ($40)
Dec 22 - James/Pamela Hughes ($40) and Tarry Hendrickson ($500)
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Centennial Elementary PTO is offering a scholarship award for two graduating seniors, in the amount of $300 each. The Shelley D. Stumpf Scholarship is to be awarded to students who attended Centennial Elementary at least one year. Applications are due by February 17th. For more information or to download the application, click the link below.

Download the Scholarship Application here.

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