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PTO News- December 15, 2017

picture of cookies         Staff Cookie Party

Join us in blessing our ACS Staff with a Holiday Cookie Party!  Each staff member will be able to choose 2 dozen cookies to take home and enjoy.  Remember your time spent shopping and baking counts as volunteer time, as well as, 1 hour for every $10 spent towards the event.

Please bring your Holiday Cookies on a disposable platter.  Also, please identify specific nuts or nut butter, if used.  Please have your Holiday Cookies delivered to ACS by 10am on Wednesday, December 20th.  For any questions, please email the PTO Social Committee at


Coming SoonEnrichment Class

Starting the week of 1/15

Watch for more information in the next PTO email blast and next week’s Newsletter!



PTO Reserved Parking

Please kindly refrain from using the Reserved VIP and Auction Winner Parking Spots at ANY time of the day, unless you are the authorized user. This includes before, during and after school, during both carpool times, and during any after school event or activities.  Vehicles found in violation may be towed at the owner’s expense.

The Reserved Parking Spots are clearly designated and marked with each authorized family’s name. These spots were purchased by ACS families, with the right to park there at any time during the school year. To purchase your very own Reserved Parking Spot, please plan to participate in our annual School Auction in the Spring.  ACS and the PTO appreciates your cooperation and understanding!

Thank you
Thank you

To all who joined us for Spirit nights at

Popcorn Bliss and The Rink at the Rock!

Box Tops Contest Winners

The Middle school winner for the Dress Down day is Mrs. Gallagher’s class with 247 Box Tops collected!

The winner for the Elementary Dress Down day is Mrs. Kodra’s class with an impressive 497 collected!

This Thursday, December 14th is your dress down day! Congratulations!



The ACS PTO Social Committee, with help from our generous ACS Families, provides appreciation events throughout the year for all of our fantastic ACS Staff.  See below for opportunities to help provide items for any upcoming event while earning volunteer time!

Social Calendar for ACS Staff 2017-2018

  • Dec. 20 – Cookie Exchange
  • Jan. 24 – 3/4 Grades Hosted Breakfast
  • Feb. 21 – Baked Potato Bar
  • Mar. 14 – 1/2 Grades Hosted Breakfast
  • Apr. 11 – Yogurt Parfait Bar
  • May 9 – Kindergarten Hosted Breakfast
  • May 7-11 – Staff Appreciation Week (SAW)


Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

The PTO is now partnering with AmazonSmile! When you access Amazon through the special ACS PTO link and make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to ACS. This is another easy way to earn money for our school simply by making your everyday purchases. To date, we have earned over $750!  Bookmark this special ACS PTO shopping link: and don’t forget to use AmazonSmile!


King Soopers Logo
King Soopers Logo

Reloadable Grocery Cards

Calling all grocery shoppers!  Did you know that you can purchase gas with your Reloadable Grocery Cards at the Loaf N Jug near the Outlets, the King Soopers gas stations and at Safeway? You can! You can also reload the King Soopers Cards at the Loaf N Jug and the King Soopers gas stations and use them to purchase items in their stores.  Load your King Soopers and Safeway Reloadable Grocery Cards today!  For every $1 loaded on the cards, ACS earns 5% back.  Don’t have a Reloadable Grocery Card? Pick one up at the ACS front office for $5. The cards come preloaded with $5, so essentially, they are free!  For any questions, please contact

Jeannie Reddan at

Shop with ScripScrip

All hard card Scrip orders will be placed on the first Friday of every month. Our next order for physical gift cards will be placed December 1st.  Use Scrip to purchase your holiday gift cards and ACS will earn a percentage back on every card sold.  Shop with Scrip is a great program that can help ACS meet its fundraising goals without spending an extra dime. It works like this: If want to buy a new coat from LL Bean, you simply log onto, order a ScripNow card to use for your purchase and, in return, ACS receives 16% of the purchase. It really is that easy! Don’t really shop at LL Bean? Check out the 726 other retailers linked to If enough families use Scrip, we would not have to hold any “traditional” fundraisers.

Visit:    Enrollment Code: 5882A46242211 to purchase your Scrip Now Certificates at any time!  For any questions regarding the Shop with Scrip program, please contact Jeannie Reddan at



School Store: Open every Friday after school across from the office. (Closed during Book Fair ad Holiday Shop). We have a variety of fun stuff such as: Pencils, erasers, Goo, Fidget Spinners and ring pops. Prices range from $.05- $1.50. Please stop by!



Colorado Gives

Donate Now!

This is an easy way to give a Direct Donation!  Simply visit[]click on the “Donate Now” button on the upper left side.

All Donations are 100% Tax-Deductible!

Tax time will be approaching soon.  This is an easy way to help our school and get a tax write-off.  It’s a win-win!

For more information about Colorado Gives Day visit[]

Questions?  Contact the PTO Fundraising team at


Put on Calendar
Put on Calendar
  • 12/20: Cookie Exchange
  • 1/11: Spirit Night at Vitality Bowls
  • 1/12: PTO Dress of Choice
  • 1/23: Spirit Night at Kneaders
  • 1/24: ¾ Grades Hosted Breakfast
  • 1/30: General PTO Meeting 6pm in room 221
  • 4/13: PTO SPRING GALA!!


When in doubt, check the ACS PTO Website out at

 “LIKE” us on Facebook at

Ways to support ACS

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Land’s End: 900054636 – French Toast: QS46E87 – DIRECTV: B4RNS Scrip: 5882A46242211 – Office Depot:  70017186 AmazonSmile: – Dennis Uniforms: C00

2017 Gala Sponsors
2017 Gala Sponsors

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