Pomona Elementary School



Here is what we have on the calendar this year for PTO

April 27
May 10
Family Picnic 5-7

Connie Tipton - PTO President


City Market Card Fundraiser:


If your child has previously attended Pomona you may already be familiar with the

City Market Community Rewards Program. If you shop at City Market and use your Value Card, our school’s PTO automatically gets a donation from City Market. First you must sign up to register your card and link it to Pomona. Also, you must sign up anew every calendar year. Luckily, it only takes a minute. Just visit www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com and select Pomona as your charity of choice. It's an easy way to raise money for our school!

Thank you for supporting our PTO which in turn supports the Pomona students and their needs.



February 20, 2018

In Attendance: Melinda Uselman, Mrs. Larsen, Cynthia Brekhus, Jessica Roethel, Brenda Burton, Mrs. Fischer, Amanda Stacy, Cyndi Albers

Minutes taken by Amanda Stacy.

January minutes approved.

Treasury report approved.  Received another City Market check, which was applied to the Technology Fund.  Final Muffins for Moms total was $267.

Past Events:

Fire and Ice Assembly by Math and Science Center: It was exciting but many (most) of the students could not see.  A lot of stuff took place on a table or even on the floor so kids in back could not see anything, and got antsy and distracted.  Kids were not prepared to be an audience.  Took too long to settle down.  Talked over presenters.  Can’t do 2 groups because we would be charged double.  Need a platform or stage if we do this again.

Upcoming Events:


Read-a-Thon: Stuffed envelopes as part of meeting.  Discussed making a sign-up sheet for teachers to have PTO come present Read-a-Thon to students in their classes.  Brenda volunteered to make posters to use during presentation.  Ask Mrs. McKinley about having student council make posters to put up around school and also put something on the fence (cups) about reading.

Addendum: There will be an assembly on Friday afternoon (3/2) to present to the whole school at once.  More hype and no need to visit classrooms. 

Clusters: We have enough classes.  Just need volunteers to help in classes.

Staff Appreciation: April 30-May 2.  Kara Hotard and Cynthia Brekhus will help with this.  (Kara signed up last year and we need to follow up with her to make sure she’s still on board.)  Discussed possibly having massages available to the staff, maybe through Intellitec College or a local business.  Mrs. Larsen requested we provide a meal Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 so more staff could have time to eat.  Q’doba and Costa Vida were both brought up as possibilities.  Need gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Family Picnic: Thursday, May 10.  Need someone to be in charge of this.  Amanda Stacy will make a sheet explaining responsibilities for this event, so we can get a volunteer at the next meeting (i.e. buy food, get grillers, coordinate kitchen use, assign side dishes, flyers for students’ folders, info for emails/Facebook/website, stickers for students’ shirts, coordinate with 5th grade carnival, coordinate with custodian, get volunteers for clean-up crew).  Natalie Gehl and Jessica Roethel will have input because they have headed this up several times in years past. 

Next Meeting: Monday, March 26.


Thursday, May 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Responsibilities of Coordinators:

  • Purchase hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, beans, small bags of chips, drinks, ice, condiments, and paper goods
  • Oversee volunteers to run the grill, serve food, and clean up (shifts)
  • Coordinate kitchen use with Trudy from Pomona and Kim Babbel from the District.
  • Publicity – flyers for Thursday folders, info on school web site and Facebook (Mrs. Gabelson/Mrs. Larsen), and stickers for students’ shirts (Mrs. Lewis)
  • Assign classes for side dishes (i.e. K-2 salads, 3-5 desserts), usually on flyer
  • Coordinate with custodians (trash bags & liners, brooms, mops, etc.)
  • Coordinate with 5th grade carnival


Other Volunteers Needed:

  • Run the grill
  • Serve food (shifts)
  • Clean up (Specific shift)
  • Ask for volunteers through Facebook and email.


Grilling should start at 4:00.  Families should know the food is free but the 5th grade carnival costs money.



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