• Schaefer PTO

    Executive Board Officers 2019-2020 

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    Amber Geiger
    Lori Henrichs

    Vice President
    Carolyn Howk

    Melissa Clainin

    Kate Blaha

    Kristin Flor

    Angela Wolfe


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  • Upcoming Events 

    August 8: Class Lists Posted & School Supply Pick-up – 3:30 PM

    August 12: Open House – 5:30 PM

    August 14: First Day of School & Kindergarten Boohoo / Yahoo Breakfast

    August 23: Wild Cat Chat, 9:30 AM; Volunteer Training, 10 AM; Library Training, 10:30 AM; GSWA Training, 10 & 10:30 AM

    September 2: No School – Labor Day

    September 9: Granola with Grandparents – 8 AM

    September 10: PTO General Meeting – 6:30 PM, Marie Schaefer Library

    September 18: Courage & Grace Paint Party Fundraiser – 6:30 PM

    September 19: Papa John’s Carry Out / Delivery Dining Out

    September 24: Early Dismissal – 11:45 AM

  • Earn Money for Marie Schaefer 


    With FlipGive, you simply shop online with popular brands like Walmart, Apple, Under Armour or buy eGift cards to restaurants and our school will earn cash back!

    To get started all you have to do is join the school's team and shop. We even earn an extra $5 when you make your first purchase.

    Join the team now: https://www.flipgive.com/teams/107465-marie-schaefer-pto/joins/intro?fundraiser_name=Carolyn+Howk

    Or if you're not ready to join yet here's a list of the brands and restaurants you can shop: https://www.flipgive.com/teams/107465-marie-schaefer-pto


    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. 

    Simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, select Marie Schaefer Elementary School PTO as your charitable organization and begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to our school!

    eScrip Cards

    With an eScrip card, your family can earn money for our school just by shopping. Schnucks will automatically donate up to 3% of your purchases back to Marie Schaefer when you use your eScrip card, at no cost to you. All you have to do is sign up for an eScrip card and present it to the cashier prior to having your purchases scanned. 
    To sign up, send an email to escrip@marieschaeferpto.org and a card will be sent home with your student.
    3 Easy Ways to Earn for Our Group
    1. Sign Up/Add Cards
    2. eScrip Online Mall
    3. eScrip Dining by Rewards Network
  • PTO Programs

    Amazon Smile
    A Bench for Caps
    Book Swap
    Box Tops
    Bulletin Boards
    Boys Running Club
    Character Recognition Display
    Dining Out
    Fall Fundraiser/Donation Letter
    Family Movie Night
    Fun Fest
    Get Smart With Art (GSWA)
    Gift of Warth Tree
    Girls on the Run
    Grant Writer
    Ice Cream Social 
    Library Liason
    Prairie Farms
    Schnucks eScrip
    Scholastic Book Fair
    School Supplies Kits
    Science Night Chair
    Spirit Wear Sales
    Teacher/Staff Appreciation
    Teachers’ Door Decorating
    Teacher Wish Tree
    Spring Fundraiser
    Tyson Project A+
  • Volunteer Opportunities 2019-20

  • PTO General Meeting

    All PTO General Meetings take place in the Marie Schaefer Library at 6:30 PM
    September 10
    November 12
    February 11
    May 7
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    Welcome Back Schaefer Wildcats!
    First Day of School
    August 14, 2019

    We have so many exciting things planned for the 2019-20 school year. Keep reading to see what's coming up!




    Come meet your teacher, see your classroom, hear from your Principal and more! 

    Please bring your school supplies to Open House.



    Attention Kindergarten Parents!

    August 14, 2019

    8:45 a.m.

    Marie Schaefer Cafeteria

    We will be hosting our annual BooHoo / YaHoo breakfast for kindergarten parents in the school cafeteria right after drop off on the first day of school, August 14th.
    Join the PTO Board and other Kinder parents for coffee, breakfast snacks and a Kleenex if needed. Flyer with more information will be at Open House!


    Granola with Grandparents
    September 9, 2019
    8-8:30 a.m.

    In honor of Grandparents' Day, we will be hosting a Granola with Grandparents event in the school cafeteria on September 9, 2019 from 8-8:30 a.m.  Grandparents can join.


    School Supply Pickup

    August 8, 2019

    3:30–6:30 p.m.
    School Front Doors

    Class lists will be posted on the school front doors at 3:30 pm on August 8!
    NEW THIS YEAR: School supplies ordered from School Tool Box in the spring must be picked up the day of class posting between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm.  Please stop by the PTO table, tell us your child's name and grade and pick up your supplies.


    Schaefer Open House
    August 12, 2019
    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Schedule of Presentations:
    5:30-6 pm - Classroom Meet & Greet
    6:15-6:45 pm - Principal's Remarks
    7-7:30 pm - Classroom Meet & Greet their student for a small breakfast snack before school begins.  More info to come, but save the date!


    Wooden Sign Painting Event

    September 18, 2019

    6:30 p.m.

    We are kicking off the school year with an adult fundraising event where you paint your own custom wood sign at Courage & Grace on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are new to Schaefer or already a seasoned member, this is a great way to meet new parents or catch up with those you know! Click the link below to sign up. Spots are limited so don't delay! See you there!