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Our 'Small & Mighty' PTO is comprised of both parents and teachers who collaborate to host family events, fundraisers, and support our students and teachers through field trips, experiences, and other creative ideas!
PTO's most recent projects came from the funds raised at our 3rd and 4th Annual family fun Turkey Trot fundraiser events! Because of the amazing success of this fundraiser, PTO was able to contribute $15,000 (nearly half of the total cost) towards the new playground additions installed in March 2020 and $10,000 to purchase the new rock climbing wall in the gymnasium! Over the previous recent years, PTO has contributed more than $35,000 towards new technology for CEE, with the purchase of high tech portable computer carts and laptops that can easily move from classroom to classroom to provide every single student the opportunity to use technology in the classroom! CEE PTO welcomes the involvement of parents with a collaborative environment that allows everyone to voice their ideas, creativity and expertise! CEE PTO does not require a membership fee, rather we encourage your participation any time you are able to join for meetings or volunteer opportunities!
*Special thanks to Melissa and Nate Shadle and their crew at Nasha Construction for donating the installation our new rock climbing wall!
Meet our 2021-2022 Elected Officers
Co-President: Co-President: Secretary: Treasurer: Member at Large: Teacher Liaison:
Ali Carter Cathryn Goettle open position Sarah Spicer Donna Prante Jennifer Cornejo
Interested in volunteering or joining a committee?
Click HERE to sign up and a member of the CEE PTO executive board will contact you. Thank you!
2021/2022 Important Dates
School Cents program begins! You can submit receipts dated from August 16 - September 15th for 5x or 10x points!!! Click here for the current flyer
Virtual Stuff-A-Bus, now through August 31 - Each donation earns 2,500 BONUS POINTS!
Make a donation of at least $20 to benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Valley, and earn 2,500 bonus points (limit one bonus per person). Visit ShopChandlerFashionCenter.com/Events
to get started, then upload your receipt for credit.
Log all receipts online or turn them in at the drop box at school (just put them in an envelope with your name if you need them returned). *E-mail receipts and restaurant receipts, for participating restaurants, from 3rd party delivery services like UberEats also qualify).
08/29/22 - All parents and CEE staff are welcome to join us for our general PTO meeting on Monday Jan 24th at 3:45pm (on campus). We have an open position for secretary, if you are interested in this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be nominated! Click HERE to view the proposed budget for FY 2022/2023.
09/22/22 - Dine Out to Donate at Panda Express (Tempe, McClinktock & Guadalupe location only) ALL DAY from 10AM - 9PM click HERE for more info!
10/03-10/07 - Parent/teacher conferences. If you would like to contribute towards snacks/drinks provided to teachers on behalf of PTO please email email@example.com
10/27/22 - Pumpkin shaped pizza pick up - more info coming soon!
11/19/22 - CEE's 5th annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser - more info coming soon!
12/10/22 - CEE's annual Holiday Extravaganza "Santa Breakfast" - more info coming soon!
Some easy ways to support PTO:
If you shop at Fry’s Foods Grocery store, please link up your Fry’s V.I.P. card to Center for Educational Excellence and Fry’s Community Rewards program will automatically donate on your behalf from your purchases!
Click HERE to link your Fry's VIP shopper card to Center for Educational Excellence.
If you shop and dine at Chandler Fashion Center, please save your receipts to be counted for School Cents rewards for CEE! You can visit the service desk (located on the second floor of the mall) and have your receipts recorded there or you can turn them into the CEE PTO (receipts will always be returned if needed). Click HERE to log your receipts online.
If you shop on Amazon, please link your account to Center for Educational Excellence! On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
BTFE is moving towards a completely digital based program – download the Box Tops app to start scanning your receipts and earning $$$ for our school! You may still turn in any unexpired Box Tops to school – we will still be able to mail them in and receive money for them. Over the years, CEE has earned $14,204 from Box Tops for Education! Help us continue to earn valuable funds for our school simply by clipping the Box Tops and turning them in!
Support CEE every time you shop.
Download the Staples Connect App and join the program today and you can earn 10% back in Classroom Rewards on in-store purchases to give to CEE or a CEE teacher, plus up to 5% back in Staples Rewards®.
Click HERE to learn more!
Buying some new furniture? AFW will also donate a % back to CEE… Please mention you would like your donation portion of your purchase to go to Center for Educational Excellence when you purchase furniture at AFW.