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

Carnival Games & Activities

Sign up HERE to help during a carnival game/activity for a specific shift.

We have many carnival activities open for volunteers including: 

Donating Baked Goods to the Bake Walk

Donating Small Toys/Books/Games to the Lucky Draw

Helping decorate or Set-up the school for carnival fun

Help in the Kitchen with meal serving

and many many more follow the above link to read them all or follow the links below for all the Silent Auction details and areas to assist.

Thank you in advance!  Sign-ups above/below, contact with any detailed inquiries.

Spring Silent Auction (during the Carnival)

Sign up HERE  

This is it! Our favorite Spring Community Event and Fundraiser - and it can't be done without YOUR help! Join us in the planning of the Silent Auction... There are a few ways to volunteer your time- some can even be completed from your living room!

1. Volunteer to Contact & Collect Silent Auction Donations - this is a VERY controlled task, organized by geographic locations, the donor businesses on the list are all willing contributors!

2. Volunteer to be an "Auction Closer" as each table on the night of the Auction (April 12th) closes at varying times we need volunteers to assist in the facilitation of this.

3. Volunteers to help collect the payments for the winning bids - this volunteer opportunity BEGINS at 7:00PM

4. Manage a shift at the Auction Check-In Table (Times TBD...)

It takes a community effort to pull off an event THIS large- and we appreciate any help you are willing to give! Thank you in advance!  Sign-ups below, contact with any detailed inquiries.



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

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