picture day / volunteering!


Picture day is coming September 20th! You do not need to pay before picture day. You will receive photos of your child to pick from shortly after picture day and you can pay at that time.

Additionally we are looking for volunteers to help the kids get where they need to be and to help them look photo-ready.

If you are interested in volunteering at picture day between 8:15am and 2:00pm, please complete the volunteer form and email the pto at: prussingelementarypto@gmail.com

Thank you!


September PTO Meeting

Hello! The first meeting of the year is on Wednesday, September 12 at 5pm in room 104. We look forward to seeing you there!

Below is the agenda:

I. Welcome – Erin Keiper

II. President’s report – Erin Keiper
-Approval of agenda and meeting notes from June meeting
-Guest: Ken Doody Cub Scout Pack 3979
-Volunteer forms

III. Treasurer report – Gabe Popovich

IV. Teacher report – Denise Loy/Norma Garrity

V. Teacher/School requests – Erin Keiper

VI. Ongoing fundraising and outreach – Erin Keiper
– Box Tops – Zuly Kligerman

VII. Past events
– Welcome coffee – Erin Keiper

VIII. Current projects
– Bulletin board – Erin Keiper

IX. Future events
– Back to school bash – 9/15 – Gabe Popovich
– Picture day – 9/20 – Erin Keiper
– Run-a-thon- 10/12 – Laurie Lugardo/Michele Taylor
– ROCKtoberfest – 10/29 – Keith Helt/Hathaway Hester

X. Floor open to new ideas/Questions

Prussing PTO Block Party!


On Saturday, Sept. 15th, the PTO will be hosting a free back-to-school block party for Prussing students and their families and teachers. The event will take place in front of the school on Menard Ave. from 3 – 6 PM (keep your fingers crossed for good weather!).

We have a lot of fun things lined up for the students – balloon animals, face painting, a DJ, a dance contest, and a staff volleyball tournament. Dr. Chipain has even agreed to raffle off the chance to pie him in the face.

We really hope that you and your family can join us. We also hope that you can help us spread the word. We’re eager for a strong turn-out because we believe this is a great way to build school community and to get kids even more excited about their school.

We would love your help in organizing the event. Would you be willing to volunteer for an hour or two during the event? Are you involved with a business or organization that would like to have a table or presence of some sort at the bash? If your answer is “yes” to either of these questions, please get in touch!

Mark your calendars – it’s going to be a great time!

Thank You!

The PTO thanks everyone who has supported activities and events throughout the year from restaurant nights, dances, and movie nights to the Run-a-Thon, book fairs, and Spring Benefit. We look forward to next year and continuing to make Prussing Elementary an inviting and great community to be part of!

At the Spring Benefit, we raised just under $2,000 and determined a budget of $5,500 for supplies. The PTO will be able to purchase copy paper, Kleenex and Expo Dry Erase markers for the 18-19 school year. We will also purchase about 80 boxes of 144 count pencils to be distributed amongst all teachers. This will provide at least a good start to the school year with pencils. We will continue exploring options for making school supplies more accessible and affordable for all families in the coming year.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the PTO or have an interest or talent that you would like to share, please send us a message or email to prussingelementarypto@gmail.com. Have a safe and fun summer!

box tops – final call!


All year we have been asking you to hand in your box tops and the final countdown is here!! This Friday (June 1) is the deadline for getting your box tops in! Here are the standings as of today: 1st place: Room 202 (640 box tops), 2nd place: Room 208 (612 box tops), 3rd place: Room 003 (544 box tops), 4th place: Room 109 (500 box tops) and in 5th place: Room 105 (389 box tops).

The top 3 classrooms will win a prize!!