Southwest PTC - Parent Teacher Committee 

We are a group of parents who volunteer to support our school and teachers so that they can educate our children to the best of their ability.  We also want to foster a fun, safe and nurturing community for our kids to grow as they learn.

All parents are invited to become active in the PTC by attending our open community meeting on October 17th at 3:15 pm in the Cafeteria.  Child care will be available courtesy of AmeriCorp.  Come with questions, ideas and meet the schools new PTC.  Notices about upcoming PTC sponsored events are printed on bright orange paper and sent home in parent Tuesday folders.  Reminders and calendar information are also included in the monthly school newsletters. Information is also posted on the
SW PTC Facebook page.  Watch for postings on the bulletin board outside the Media Center.



Co-Chairs:  Abbey Pierce, Kim Carlstrom
Treasurer: Amanda Skaudis, Co-Treasurer:  Erin Aultman
Communitcation:  Katie Scharpf
Secretary:  Victoria Kragthorpe

School Representatives:
Principal: Ken DeCoster                
Teacher Rep: Krista Sjostrand



Pampered Chef - This years' fall fundraiser! Envelopes went home September 27th and are due back Oct 24th.

Fall/Spring Photos - All students are photographed fall and spring.  Fall pictures are used on the district student database for identification purposes and are included in the yearbook.  Families have the option of purchasing picture packets, which provide a major fundraising source for the school.  PTC volunteers assist with picture day and create the yearbook.

Fall/Spring Scholastic Book Fair - A major revenue source which benefits student literacy and reading opportunities.  PTC volunteers run this major fundraiser event and staff it during open hours.  All proceeds go directly back to the Southwest Library.

Vision and Hearing Screenings - Volunteers assist the school nurse with basic vision and hearing screenings and collecting height and weight information on students each fall.

Southwest Merchandise - Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, and caps are sold each fall in time for holiday gift-giving.

Holiday Wreath Sales - Ordering starts November 1st for pick up before Thanksgiving break.

Holiday Craft Sale - Families donate craft items and students have the opportunity to purchase gifts for family members.  Volunteers sort the crafts and conduct the sale in early December.

Yearbook - Volunteers work with the photography company to coordinate the gathering of school pictures and formal class pictures to include in a yearbook.  There is also a yearbook cover contest.

Art Night & School Carnival - This is the major family event of the year, held in the spring.  Many volunteers are needed to set up, run games, help with food, and clean up.  Students art work will be on display.

Staff Appreciation Day - PTC sponsors a thank you event for the teachers and support staff during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. 

Chip Shoppe - This fundraiser has been moved to the spring of 2017.  Students selling 25 items or more from the catalog earn a Limo Ride and profits help off set expenses for our Spring Fun Day.

Popcorn Friday Sales - Teams of volunteers make popcorn at school to sell during lunchtime usually twice a month on Fridays.

Fun Day - Usually held the last day of school, a day filled with fun activities for our students including Bouncy Houses, snacks and games.

Boxtops for Education - A volunteer collects and submits General Mills product coupons as a school fundraiser.  The collection bin is located outside the cafeteria.

Country Hearth Bread Products - A volunteer collects an submits coupons from bread products as a school fundraiser.  A collection bin is located outside the cafeteria.

Other Items Collected by SW School include:  aluminum pop tops for Ronald McDonald House, used printer ink cartridges, old cell phones for charities, and used or new childrens' books for the Red Bookshelf program.  These can be turned in at the office.