Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Cherry Knoll Elementary School PTO invites all parents to get involved in school activities and events and/or considering becoming a member of the PTO board. The PTO works throughout the year to bring quality enrichment opportunities to our students as well as enhance student programming. The PTO works to accomplish this by having fundraisers, organizing family activity nights, assisting in classrooms, and supporting school events. All of the PTO fundraising efforts go directly back to the children’s classrooms, school and playgrounds. Cherry Knoll is very proud to be able to pay 100% of our student’s field trips!

Please join us and learn more at our meetings and events. We welcome new faces, fresh ideas, and as always, help from parents and family members. Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month during the school year. Free childcare is available. Hope to see you there!

Contact us to join our email group e:

PTO Board Meetings

PTO meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month during the school year and are held in the library. Free childcare is available. Meetings begin at 6:30 PM. 

You are welcome at any time to email us with topics for discussion:

Meetings this school year (unless postponed for a snow day!)

  • September 18, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
  • November 20, 2018
  • December - No PTO Meeting Held
  • January 15, 2019
  • February 19, 2019 (New Board Nominations)
  • March 19, 2019
  • April 16, 2019 (New Board Vote)
  • May 21, 2019
  • June - No PTO Meeting Held

PTO Board Members

2018-2019 Cherry Knoll Board (Elected as of May , 2018)

Becky Johansson, President

Becky Lester, Vice President & Director

Nick Trahair, Treasurer & Director

Pat Kawula, Secretary

Dr. Victoria Derks, Principal & Director


Volunteer Opportunities


Sign-up here or email us to help pop the  corn for the kiddos approximately every/other Friday.  Commit to one date or multiple!

Sign-up HERE to volunteer for Popcorn Popping

Contribute to the Teacher Dinners!

During Parent/Teacher Conference Nights the PTO always supplies a healthy dinner for the staff to keep them nourished and in good spirits for these loooonnnnnnggggggg days!  Sign up HERE for 10/16 or HERE for 10/18 or HERE for 10/24 select a dish to pass or some much needed accompanying items!

Sign-up Above (by Dates) for Dinners

NEW!  Cherry Knoll Move-a-thon

Click HERE to select an awesome way to get involved on our very first year!

Brand new fundraiser for 2018-2019 school year, to be held in October 2018

Many needs for assistance on this maiden voyage!  Contact the PTO if you are interested in joining the planning.


Go Online and Get Registered TODAY - parent login & student participant

  • Go to to create your student’s page *(Including t-shirt size) 
  • Click on the Gold Star Icon “register your child” 
  • Fill in the blanks to create a Parent profile then add your child(ren) 
  • A dashboard is created just for you, this allows you to monitor your child(ren)’s fundraising success, and goals. 
  • Review the donation activity anytime and thank online donors.

 It’s fun and easy!

 *Each online registered student can earn a t-shirt, with their 1st donation collected!

Sign-up HERE for the Move-a-thon

2018-2019 Scholastic Book Fair

The Book fair is looked forward to by students, parents and staff alike each year.  This year the PTO will once again host an amazing book fair from October 16 through October 24 (Open in the evenings during Parent Teacher Conference Nights!), Open before School and Open after School.  Come see us and get great books, or sign-up for a shift or many to sell great books.  No experience in sales? No problem.  The PTO will teach you everything you need to know.  Looking for more of a BRAWN type opportunity than a BRAIN one?  Perfect, come help set-up or clean-up your skills will be put to excellent use.

Sign up HERE for the Book Fair

Non-Volunteering Ways to Contribute!

No Time?  No Worries!

Here are a few ways you can easily contribute to Cherry Knoll without a schedule conflict.


  • Download the Box Tops for Education app to your smart phone and gain "bonus credit" for Cherry Knoll by uploading the receipt.

  • The box top website is loaded with games and contests too, where you can earn points for cherry Knoll

  • Box Tops for Education Bonus App

  • Shop at Oleson's and save your receipts - these can be dropped off in the specially marked files located at the entrance of the Cherry Knoll.

    • Each Oleson's receipt is worth Community Points which the fantastic people of Oleson's turn into money donated back into Cherry Knoll.  You Shop - We Gain!

  • Follow us on the Facebook Page!  'Like' and Comment Often to keep the Cherry Knoll conversations going!

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    • Instructions to set-up your personal account are attached with this link.  PDF DocumentSmile.Amazon.Set-up