parent teacher fellowship (pTF)
The purpose of PTF is to serve and support the Early Education through 12th grade teachers, students, staff and parents of Des Moines Christian School. All school families are members of PTF -- we welcome you!
Some of our activities include:
1. Recognition and appreciation of our teachers and staff through meals, cards and gifts.
2. Organizing student programs and events:
Summer Reading Program
The Big Blue Bash Carnival
Classroom parties hosted by our Awesome Homeroom Parents
Teacher / Staff Meals
PTF Chapel Wear Thrift Store
Lion Cub Store
3. Our annual "Magazine Sale Fundraiser" begins each September. This fundraiser gives PTF the opportunity to purchase items such as equipment and other items above and beyond budgeted items for our school. Magazines can be ordered or renewed anytime during the school year and make Great Christmas Gifts! Go to www.GAschoolstore.com to order. Our school's ID # is 2596567. PTF thanks you!
4. The Box Tops for Education program makes it easy to earn money for DMCS just by shopping for groceries or online for merchandise through eMarketplace. There are hundreds of products with the Box Tops logo on them such as Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and Kleenex tissues. Simply clip Box Tops off participating products and send them to school with your child. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school, so just think of what 85,000 are worth! Clipping Box Tops off participating product packaging is NOT the only way to earn Box Tops. By signing up here, you can enter contests for a chance to earn additional box tops, print product coupons, and find recipes and a list of participating products. Most importantly you can track how DMCS is doing at the local, state and national level.
Signing up is EASY! From the Box Tops home page, click "Join Box Tops" in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Select Des Moines Christian PTA/PTO and complete the remaining questions. Last year we had over 200 supporters and hope to increase that in 2012-2013 to 300! PTF needs your help, either by collecting and sending in Box Tops to the school, playing the contests online, or by helping with collections and counting.
Other collection programs include the Land O'Lakes bottle cap program, Tyson labels, and Campbell's labels. DMCS receives 5¢ for every specially marked cap from Land O'Lakes milk and orange juice gallons and 24¢ for every Tyson 1, 2, 3 label. We collect Campbell's label points in order to purchase school supplies from the Campbell's catalog. To view our Campbell's page, please click here. All of these items can be placed in a Ziplock bag and sent in with Box Tops Please be sure to clean the milk caps before submitting!
The school has purchased items from these programs such as Kindles, science equipment, graphing calculators, and whiteboards along with other much needed items. PTF hopes to purchase many more items to enhance the education the students receive at DMCS. Please pray about becoming a volunteer and if interested in helping with the PTF programs, contact Deanna Skokan at 991-0231.
Your support helps PTF fully fund the school's Emergency Tuition Fund, a blessing to our families in financial need. THANK YOU for supporting DMCS and joining in the "PTF Rocks" fun!
Kristin Hepworth, President Kristi Wittrock, Vice President
(515) 371-9861 (515) 360-5636
January 10, 2011 Meeting
March 7, 2011 Meeting
April 4, 2011 Meeting
August 22, 2011 Meeting
September 12, 2011 Meeting
October 10, 2011 Meeting
November 14, 2011 Meeting
December 12, 2011 Meeting
February 13, 2012 Meeting
March 12, 2012 Meeting
April 19, 2012 Meeting
August 6, 2012 Meeting
September 20, 2012 Meeting
October 8, 2012 Meeting
November 12, 2012 Meeting