The new 2023/2024 Chapman’s Retreat PTO Board is so excited to be preparing for the upcoming school year.  We have some very exciting things to share with you, including the link to our online school store!! Please check it out and buy some spirit wear, but most importantly, please consider becoming an individual/family sponsor of the PTO.  You can Support our PTO from the online school store.  We look forward to seeing all of you and making this year the best ever.

We could use your help to make this the best year ever, and to make it easier on you to know how you can help, we’ve made you this handy dandy back to school checklist.  Please look it over and do as many items as you are able…many of these tasks are free and only take a few minutes but can make a big difference for our kids!

2023/24 Back to School Checklist – Together we can make a difference!

☐ Sign up for the CRES PTO Newsletter
☐ Save our CRES PTO Google Calendar so you are always up to date on events.
☐ Go to Chapman’s Retreat PTO on Facebook, choose the dropdown under the “Liked” button and choose “See First” and/or “Notifications On” so that you don’t miss anything.
☐ Sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program and instantly earn money for the school every time you use your Kroger card!  EVEN IF YOU SIGNED UP BEFORE, YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP AGAIN FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.  Ask your child’s grandparents to do the same.
☐ Download the new Box Tops for Education app and scan those grocery store receipts.  This new online method saves so much time and effort and the earnings for the school are instantly applied!  CRES will receive $0.10 per box top.  Ask your child’s grandparents to do the same.
☐ Consider asking a business person you know to become a Corporate sponsor of the PTO.

Here are a few other options that might help your family get on track for the new school year.  Be sure to share this list with any families you may know who are new to the school system:

☐ Sign up for the WCS In Focus Newsletter
☐ Download the NEW Bus app Stopfinder!
☐ Read about WCS Health Services
☐ Read about Family Access Accounts

 2023/24 PTO Board Members

President: Lauren Vastano
Vice President: Kimberly Dyer
Secretary: Martha Ford
Treasurer:  Erin Parades
Volunteer Coordinator: Melissa Meinschein
K-2 Liaison: Kim Stallings
3-5 Liaison: Liz Cowan

Where does the money go?

You may wonder what specifically happens to money that you donate to the PTO.  There are many different ways that the PTO supports the school, teachers and children that you might not realize.  Here are just a few ways that your PTO membership fee or donation is used to improve our children’s education.
  • Filling teacher and staff requests for items needed in the classroom
  • Cafeteria, office and medical supplies not covered by general education fund
  • General landscaping of the school grounds
  • Providing technology needs for children and teachers
  • Providing for family activities such as Spirit Night at Summit High school, Cheetah Chase & Cheetah Fest
  • Supporting activities such as field day and 5th grade celebration
  • Providing teacher morale through such items as teacher water cooler supplies and lunches during teacher work sessions.
  • Providing vests for Safety Patrol
  • Holiday Angel Tree for students in need at CRES
  • Special Projects