Cultiva Coffee Holiday Fundraiser


Pyrtle PTO has partnered with Cultiva Coffee to sell their signature whole bean coffee, loose leaf tea and gift cards to their East Campus location (well known for their crepes).

For every dollar sold by Pyrtle families, Cultiva will generously give us 48 cents back.

Your support of Pyrtle Elementary allows our PTO to purchase materials and services to help enhance each student's experience at Pyrtle and support our staff. Here are some of the ways Pyrtle PTO uses the money that is raised:

  • field trip transportation so that every student can take a field trip
  • a classroom allocation that teachers use to buy things like subscriptions to popular apps, clay for the art program, student planners, etc.
  • a sketch book for each student to build a portfolio of work from 2nd-5th grade
  • weekly prizes for students who earn "Pawsitive Notes"
  • the ice cream social during Curriculum Night
  • 4 staff meals per year during conferences
  • classroom Valentine's Day parties
  • a potential indoor climbing wall

Your support is tremendously appreciated by Pyrtle students, their parents and our staff. Thank you!

Hour of Code and Fitness Tracker Design Classes


We have two new opportunities for your students to experience STEM in new ways. Hour of Code is an annual event to help expose students (and adults) across the country to the excitement of computer coding. Pyrtle will be offering 2 opportunities for students in all ages on Dec. 7: computer coding or Dash robot sequencing. Sign up online.

One week earlier, Nov. 30, Pyrtle will be hosting a 2-hour class for students to create their own fitness tracker. They will work in groups of 5 for this unique opportunity to use a kit to develop a working fitness tracker. Kids are welcome (and encouraged) to do both. The teams will have a chance to present their creation the next week following Hour of Code. Pizza provided. Cost is $7.50. Sign up & pay online.

Club Registrations Now Closed

Club registration is now closed for the Fall 2017 Semester. Clubs are offered Mondays and Thursdays. The clubs currently offered are:

Chess Club for Grade 2-5 (Monday)

PE Club for Grades 3-5 (Monday) and Grades K-2 (Thursday)

Lego/Game for Grades K-2 (Monday) and Grades 3-5 (Thursday)

Cooking Club for Grades 3-5 (Monday) and Grades K-2 (Thursday)

Art Banner Club for Grades 4 & 5 (Thursday)

Kindergarten students will be escorted to their clubs. Clubs run 3:38-4:30. All students are released from Door 1 and checked out by a supervising staff person.

We are currently looking for volunteers to teach clubs in the spring. If you, or someone you know, has a talent they would like to share with students, please contact Melissa Abele at

Welcome Back!

Thanks for stopping by the Pyrtle PTO page. We're excited for our new school year to begin!

Pyrtle is lucky to have dedicated staff and supportive families who are interested and invested in making Pyrtle a great place to be.

PTO serves as a great way for you to take an active role in your child/children's education, meet other parents and help build a positive Pyrtle community.

We invite you to attend our meetings, share your ideas and volunteer in some way. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.

Volunteer opportunities can be found on our Konstella page. Konstella is our secure, Pyrtle-only digital community. You'll also find a school calendar and a school directory.

Best wishes to your family this year!