Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Help needed for donations & Bingo Night

Check it out! Bingo night is almost here! You wont believe the awesome prizes that are available to win. You can check them out in the office of the Upper Elementary. Its amazing! Per Marty Bernstein, "So far we have 131 sponsors for the Mannford Upper Elementary Bingo Night!!! We are waiting for a few more donations to come in. Bingo is April 6 at the High School Commons doors open at 4 games start at 5. Some of the prizes include dinners, trips to Vegas, Branson and Okc packages, museums such as Gilcrease, Cowboy Hall of fame, Okc National Museum, Okc Science Museum, Tulsa Zoo, 32 in tv, BBQ grill, BBQ smoker, lawn bench, ceiling fans, gift items, books, Tulsa Glass Blowing school, Garden Diva school, 4 hr boat rental at pier 51 and many many more prizes!"

Another part of Bingo night is the silent auction. Teachers are putting together "themed" baskets to auction off on Bingo night. We need your help to donate to these baskets. If you have anything you would like to donate that fits one of the themes listed, please drop it off at the Upper Elementary. The money that each basket brings goes into THAT classroom specifically for supplies or projects. Our teachers desperately need your help filling these baskets and TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! Please donate what you can! Here is the list:

Bolte - gift cards/certificates
Karn - OSU/OU "House divided"
Coonce - animals
Whalen - chocolate
Melton - cash donation for gift card
Davenport - kitchen
Veenker - car care
Hatch - family night
Wert - any donation, no theme

Bingo night is just one week away!! We still need volunteers to help work that evening. Please let us know if you can help out! There will be plenty to do!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Dont forget, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm, the PTO will be having a meeting at the Upper Elementary. The agenda has been posted, just click on the link in the right side menu bar. And also dont forget the Chuck E. Cheese School Fundraising event. This is FREE money for our school! All you have to do is say you're from Mannford!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Book Fair at the Lower Elementary

PTO Members have been helping out at the book fair at the Lower Elementary. The book fair will continue on next week until 3/14/2013. The hours are from 9 to 2, with the busiest times in the morning from approximately 10 to 12. Please let Patti know if you can volunteer your time to help with the book fair this next week. Also, Mrs. Clow will open the book fair up for sales during Parent-Teacher conferences on Monday, the 11th and Tuesday, the 12th from 4pm to 7pm. If you are going to a conference, be sure to stop by and check out the books! There are books for all ages of readers from beginner books up to young adult. There are even some books for parents!

Monday, March 4, 2013

From President, Patti Nelson

Love the new blog. Just what we need to get the word out in a faster to read format. Mrs. Clow at the Lower elementary needs help for the next two weeks with the book fair. The hours are anywhere from 9am-2pm with the 10:30 to 11:30 time being the time slot the older kids are there and have a tendency to be more rambunctious and more eyes on them. If you can help just post here and I will call you to pencil in your time or just stop by and help.

The next PTO meeting will be Thursday March 14. We moved it up a week due to spring break during the 3rd week. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the new official blog page of the Mannford PTO. As you know Mannford PTO stands for Mannford Parent-Teacher Organization. We are a group of parents and teachers in the Mannford School District coming together to help with any and all things needed in our schools! We hope to use this blog as a tool to get the word out about our organization and about the needs of our schools.

We had a great turn out for our first meeting in January and I will be sure to post the agenda and meeting minutes in our archives. February's meeting had less in attendance but we still got alot of discussion done. Right now the main activities are helping with Bingo Night at the Upper Elementary, helping with the Book Fair at the Lower Elementary, and fundraising for the PTO organization. As news comes in, we will be posting it for you. Please let our officers know if you have any questions about anything.

Mannford PTO has an email address set up and if you have any questions about the blog specifically you can email