Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Homecoming Carnival

Dont forget the Lower Elementary is having a carnival on Friday from 3:30 to 6:30! They are still taking donations for baskets and the cake walk! There is a list of baskets and items needed on a previous blog post. 

Tickets went on Pre-sale today!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


September 29 - October 3 is Homecoming week!! Get ready for Battle of the Ages!


Monday: Book- ‘Great Gatsby’ (1920’s) v. ‘Grapes of Wrath’ (1930’s): Dress formal or distinguished: Suit and Tie, Formal Dress, and as if you are going to a nice party; or dress like someone from the Great Depression days: Overalls, Messy hair, and lack of style.

Tuesday: Movie- ‘Pearl Harbor’ (1940’s) v. ‘Back to the Future’ (1950’s): Dress like a soldier: Camo and ‘Rosie the Riveter’ (factory clothes); or dress like someone from the 1950’s: Preppy Look (Polo, Khaki pants, and nice shoes) or Sock Hop Look (Long Skirts, Pony Tails, Polo Shirts)

Wednesday: Music- ‘Woodstock’ (1960’s) v. ‘Disco’ (1970’s): Dress with tie die t-shirts, jeans, long hair, flip flops; or bellbottom jeans, flannel shirts, fancy looking shirts, or Rock group t-shirts.

Thursday: TV- ‘Full House’ (1980’s) v. ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ (1990’s): Dress with polo shirt and jeans with big hair; or 90’s hip hop style clothing (NO HATS).

Friday: Dress like a Pirate: Dress up like a Pirate or dress in your MHS spirit shirts.


On Friday, October 3rd, at 2pm, the Homecoming Parade will start at the intersection of Hinton and Meadow View St. 

The Lower Elementary is hosting a Homecoming carnival on Friday, October 3rd, from 3:30-6:30.  There will be games all along the front hall of the lower elementary, a cake walk, and a silent auction. Donations for the Cake Walk must be store bought and unopened! Please bring your donations to the office on October 1st and 2nd. 

Tickets for games will go on presale during the week before the day of the carnival. There will also be outside games including a football toss, free throws, and softball throw. Also, there will be a PUNT-PASS-KICK contest and sign ups for this game will cost $3. 

PTO will also have a booth set up at the carnival with information, sign ups, activity calendars, and t-shirts, hoodies and more! Please join the lower elementary for food, fun, and games before you head to the Homecoming Football game!


The Silent Auction baskets are as follows:

Office: ThirtyOne

Library: Family Book Basket

1st Grade:     

Keesee: Mannford Pirate basket

Anglin/Kachelmeyer: "On the Tool bench"

Morris: Automotive Basket

Kleven/Woodson: Game Night

2nd Grade:

All classrooms: Money Tree

All classrooms: Camping basket

3rd Grade: 

Elliott/Saliba: Money Tree

Looney: Family Movie Night

Borchers: Owl basket

Cavenah/Remington: OSU/OU House Divided

Donations for these baskets will be accepted till October 1st. Please help out our teachers!!

The Coronation Ceremony is before the game at 7pm. And then the Kickoff between the Pirates and Oklahoma City Legion is at 7:30pm. Please show your school spirit and come out and support our Pirates!

Friday, September 19, 2014

PTO T-shirt Fundraiser

Mannford PTO is having another T-shirt Fundraiser. The shirts are short sleeve and heather purple with white lettering, saying "Keep Calm and Pirate On"

Children sizes from X-Small to X-Large and Adult from Small to 2XL. Cost is $15 (add $2.50 for 2xl). Order forms are going out to students now. Please make your checks payable to MANNFORD PTO. The orders need to be in by Wednesday, September 24th, and will take approximately 2 weeks to process. 

PTO will be offering these shirts, plus past shirts (short sleeve, long sleeve, and hoodies included) at football games. 

**Please NOTE: Some of the order forms came out miss printed. If you receive one that has no place to put your contact information, please be sure to put your contact information SOMEwhere on the form so that PTO can insure that your shirts make it to you!

See You At The Pole

The global week of student prayer is Sunday, September 21st through Saturday, September 27th. And on Wednesday, September 24th, Mannford High school students will be gathering around the flag pole on campus at 7 am in recognition of See You At The Pole, the global day of student prayer. There will be donuts and milk available for the students. 

See You At The Pole began in 1990 with just 10 students, and has grown to millions in the last 20 years. 

Also, at 6 pm in the evening at Lake Church, there will be a See You At the Pole rally. There will be burgers and drinks and then a worship service with Brandon Baumgartner bringing a message. This will be a great opportunity for students from different churches to come for fellowship.  

Please pass this post on and invite everyone you know for this event and we will SEE YOU AT THE POLE!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PTO Meeting Thursday, September 18th

The next PTO Meeting is this Thursday evening at 6:30 P.M. 

Here is the Agenda. Keep in mind that if you are interested in helping out with PTO in anyway, please feel free to select an activity and sign up. If you have any ideas or suggestions to help us, please bring them to the meeting and share. Teachers, we welcome you! If you need volunteers or help for a project that you have or are planning, please bring your information to the meeting, and we will always try to help!

Mannford PTO Agenda
September 18th, 2014

  1. Call meeting to order

  1. Minutes from last meeting

  1. Treasurer’s Report

  1. Candace update on Family Portrait Fundraiser

  1. Do we want to do a float for homecoming it is on Oct. 3rd at 2:15

  1. We need a volunteer to decide on what movie to play on movie nights

  1. Halloween Committee

  1. Scholarship Run Committee for March 28th

  1. We need volunteers for vision screening on 23rd  and 24th at the lower

  1. Update on t-shirts

  1. New Business/open floor

  1. Next meeting October 23rd

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

PTO Movie Night, September 12

Mannford PTO Presents:

Movie Night is this Friday, September 12th, featuring RIO 2Doors open at 6, movie starts at 6:20, doors are locked from 6:30 to 8. Admission of $6 includes pizza, pop, and popcorn. Extra concessions will be open and available during movie time. PTO members save $1 on  your child's admission for every PTO event, including movie nights. You can sign up for PTO while you are there!! 

Parents, bring your kids and have them bring their chair, blanket, and pillow and join us for a fun night, while you go on a date or grocery shopping! Or, parents are welcome to stay and watch the movie too. We had alot of excitement from parents when we discussed movie night at Open house! Kids need to be picked up by 8:30! We cant wait to see you all!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Family Portraits by Kindred Spirit Photography

One of the exciting things that came up at our first meeting was the opportunity of a fundraiser graciously offered by Carrie Gustafson, owner of Kindred Spirit Photography. 

Kindred Spirit Photography is offering a Family Portrait Fundraiser and for a $29 Session fee, you will receive a 45 minute session and a 5x7 photo of your family. 100% of the session fee will be given to PTO, which will go towards general fund, plus special projects. 

There will be print packages available separately for purchase and even Christmas card options! You can see what Kindred Spirit Photography has to offer by checking out their website and by checking them out on their Facebook page.

Kindred Spirit Photography

Appointments will fill up fast so you can book your appointment now with Carrie using the information above, or by signing up online here:  PTO Family Portrait Online Sign up

Support your Mannford PTO and capture a beautiful family memory today!

2nd Annual 5K Lake Front Glow Run

The Second Annual Lake Front Glow Run held and sponsored by Basin Fire Department and North 48 Fire Department is scheduled for September 13th at 8pm out at Salt Creek North. You can still register for the run and even sign up the day of the run, signups start at 6pm or you can click on this link to register. 

5K Lake Front Glow Run

Basin Fire Department graciously stepped up and helped PTO out with our first Scholarship run this past spring and this mutual aid of volunteers has benefited both them and us. Mannford PTO volunteers will be at the run helping the fire departments pull off a successful event. Please come and support your local Volunteer Fire departments!!

August Meeting review

PTO's first meeting of the year went off without a hitch. We had quite a few new faces and it was awesome to see more people there! We hope to continue to grow this year and we are super excited about the plans for the upcoming school year.

Our 2014-2015 officers are:

President - Kindra Caruthers

Vice President - Patti Nelson

Secretary - Tracy McKnight

Treasurer - Lori White

You can look to the right hand menu for our 2014-2015 proposed budget and also under the August 2014 page you will find August's agenda, the meeting minutes, plus all the other documents passed out at the meeting. You can also click on the Calendar to see up coming events as they are scheduled. Remember, if you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them to our email at mannfordpto@gmail.com