Alder Creek Middle School PTO Newsletter
April 2021
Calendar of Events
The Alder Creek Parent Teacher Organization is here to help enrich and support the parent - teacher - student community at ACMS. We welcome your ideas and input at any time via email or join us at our monthly meeting!
April 12th - April 16th: Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, April 21st, 8:30 am via Zoom: PTO Meeting
Friday, April 23rd, noon: Orders due for Mother's Day/Spring Bouquets
May 3rd - 7th: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
Upcoming Events
ACMS PTO Meeting
Wednesday, April 21st, 8:30 am
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Join us to find out more about what we’re doing and what you can do to help! Please email for the Zoom meeting information.
Here's your chance to give your input!
Spring and Mother's Day Bouquets
Orders DUE this Friday, April 23rd at NOON
ORDER NOW! These beautiful bouquets are great for Mother's Day or a spring gift. They will be available for pick up from ACMS after school on Friday, May 7th, or we will have a location for pick up that weekend. Bouquets are only $15 each! ORDER HERE. A portion of sales will benefit the Alder Creek Middle School PTO. 
Staff Appreciation Week
May 3rd - May 7th
The amazing staff at Alder Creek Middle School has done an incredible job of maneuvering through the craziness of this past year. The ACMS PTO will be recognizing them daily over the week of May 3rd - 7th. If you would like to help out with the festivities, please join us at the PTO meeting, 8:30 am on April 21st or send us an email.
Remind your student that a note, email or comment to staff members who have made a difference in their lives would be very much appreciated!
Other News
ACMS Spirit Wear For Sale Online!
Alder Creek Middle School Spirit Wear is now conveniently available for purchase online! Please visit this website to place your order. Show your support of ACMS, both online and in person during hybrid learning!
How are PTO Funds Spent?
Over the past couple of months, the PTO has supported ACMS teachers and staff as they've navigated these ever-changing times. We are also geared up to fund student activities as soon as it is safe. We're always open to new ideas for ways to enhance our school community!
Past Events
PTO Meeting Summary
All parents and staff are members of the PTO. Please join us for a meeting any time! Here's a summary of our most recent PTO meetings:
Touchdown Tamale Fundraiser
We earned over $1,000 during our Tamale Fundraiser! This money will be used to support our students and staff this year, and for future field trips. Thank you so much for supporting our school!
Ongoing Programs
Support our Local Truckee/Tahoe Merchants!
ACMS PTO encourages you to shop and dine locally! Please support our local merchants and thank them for the generous support that they give our school. For those items that you can only find online, please remember to sign up for and use Amazon Smile and Benefit.
Grocery Outlet School Rebate Program
A HUGE thank you to our local Grocery Outlet for their support of our school! Their school rebate program has been super successful, thanks to you! How to help - BEFORE PAYING at checkout, tell the cashier that you are supporting Alder Creek Middle School. The cashier will type in a code that tags that transaction total as supporting Alder Creek, and they will donate 5% of the total right back to the school!
Use Amazon Smile!
Please be sure to use the link to make your online Amazon purchases. Choose "Alder Creek Middle School PTO" as the organization your purchases will benefit. A portion of your purchases will be donated to our PTO.
Scan Your Grocery Receipts for Box Tops!
Here's the deal on Box Tops! Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You may drop these off in the front office for collection.
The Box Tops program has turned digital. If you see the new label, download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. Take a minute in the parking lot of the grocery store or when you get home to scan your receipt. OR - you may drop receipts off at school and we will scan them in.
You may also submit receipts from online shopping or grocery pickup, see instructions here.
Shop like you normally do, but when it’s time to checkout, reach for the Benefit mobile app. Purchase digital gift cards and redeem at the register or online. Up to 20% of your purchase price will go to support Alder Creek Middle School.
Feel free to contact us with any thoughts, concerns or ideas!

Co-Leaders: Susie Overall, Celli Baker
Secretary: Jenny Suh
Treasurer: Raughley Koehler
Fundraising Co-Chairs: Nate Melen & Carrie Haines

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