Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

We sponsor events and programs throughout the year that help our school community grow and flourish. Join us, and help make more happen at Greenwood!

Our Mission

Greenwood PTA’s mission is to support and advocate for our children by partnering with staff and families to create a high-quality learning environment where students can excel and feel confident in themselves. We will accomplish this by:

  • Strengthening the educational and social environment of Greenwood elementary via community-building events and service opportunities.
  • Supporting staff resourcefulness and promoting best practices by funding needs and initiatives that directly impact classrooms and children, including literacy efforts.
  • Complementing the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, communicate and grow.
  • Increasing parental interest and involvement in our PTA chapter by building awareness of the critical role our organization has in supporting our school.
  • Maintaining a strategic financial plan for evaluating and prioritizing expenditures.
  • Continually evaluating the effectiveness of PTA efforts by requesting and responding to feedback from parents and staff.
  • Conducting purposeful fundraising to support Greenwood initiatives.

Who Can Join?

Any Greenwood parent/guardian or teacher is welcome to become a part of our team. We encourage all parents to attend our meetings and participate in volunteer opportunities.

There is a $14 annual membership fee for voting privileges. See the membership form for details.

PTA Event Calendar

Executive Board

Karin Helmey

Jenny Terres
Vice President

Heather Mueller
Chief Financial Officer

Pam Cwach

Andrea Andersen
Fundraising Director

Cady Mattson

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Grizzly Dash is September 27

Student running Grizzly Dash

Grizzly Dash Sign Up    Grizzly Dash Behind the Scenes Sign Up     Grizzly Gathering Sign Up

We need many volunteers before and during the Grizzly Dash and Grizzly Gathering. Click the links above to view opportunities and sign up to help make these events possible!

Grizzly Dash Information

Grizzly Dash is September 27!
What better way to kick off the year than with a schoolwide event that combines fitness and fun, while raising big funds to support our school? On Friday, September 27, our amazing students will be participating in the 2019 Grizzly Dash fun run, our largest annual PTA fundraiser!

Grizzly Dash will take place by grade during the school day. We run to build school spirit, to have fun while being physically active, and to raise money to support Greenwood! Our fundraising goal this year is $30,000 - we can meet this goal if we average $40 per student!

For the Grizzly Dash, we ask family and friends to support our efforts by pledging donations. On Friday, Sept. 13, your student will be coming home with a Pledge Packet. There will be two ways to donate: online or in the donation envelope sent home with students.

Why donate?
All money raised for Grizzly Dash stays at Greenwood, supporting PTA-sponsored initiatives and events throughout the school year that help our students grow and flourish. Your generous donations help fund a wide variety of expenses, such as books, field trips, classroom supplies, technology, software, family events, teacher appreciation, and much, much more!

So, what about slime!
It’s back this year with some added mystery!  As a reward for meeting our fundraising goals the past two years, Dr. G. and members of the Greenwood staff agreed to face the slime, bringing much joy and laughter to our hardworking students. This year, for every $5,000 raised by Greenwood students, we will reveal a mystery staff member(s) who will be slimed. As an added bonus, we will also unveil a final, mystery reward when we reach our overall goal of $30,000. It’s guaranteed to make this year’s Grizzly Dash fundraiser one the students will never forget!

How do I register online?
Again this year we're using a web-based fundraising system that makes it much easier for students to request pledges from family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. Each Greenwood family will have their own fundraising page. It's fun, it's easy, and people who use the online system typically raise twice as much as those who don't! (But don’t worry, we will still accept cash and check donations in the traditional envelope.)

Register now:

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends. You will be notified each time a pledge is made, and you can see your pledge progress online. Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help.

Send in your envelopes
We need all envelopes returned, with or without donations to meet our goal of 100% participation. Students may also bring in donations in the envelope provided. Please return envelopes between September 16-26. Donation receipts are available upon request.

Come cheer on your student!
The Grizzly Dash will take place by grade during school hours on Friday, September 27. Families are encouraged to come and cheer on their students. Adult family members can also run with their students. Don’t worry if you can’t, or don’t care to run. We will have volunteers out on the course with your students cheering them on and keeping them motivated!

Grizzly Dash Run Schedule
8:20-8:55 Grade 3
9:00- 9:25 Bright Start
9:30 - 10:05 Grade 4
10:10 - 10:45 Grade 5
10:50 - 11:25 Grade 2
11:45 - 12:10 Kindergarten group 1 (Baker, Baluch, Brandell, Eames)
12:35 - 1:00 Kindergarten group 2 (Bjelde, Jaeger, Sowada)
1:25 - 2:00 Grade 1

For the updates and reminders, please follow the Greenwood PTA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Grizzly Gathering Information

Celebrate at the Grizzly Gathering!
Following the Grizzly Dash don’t miss our PTA-sponsored Grizzly Gathering community night from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Greenwood. Join us for a family-friendly celebration featuring a DJ and dancing, inflatables, food trucks, pizza by the slice, ice cream and shaved ice.

Time and Talent Raffle
Once again this year, the Grizzly Gathering will be your chance to enter to win popular raffle prizes, such as “Principal for the Day” or “Reserved Carnival Parking,” courtesy of the time and talents of our incredible teachers and staff. Raffle tickets are just 50 cents each! Families may pre-order raffle tickets or purchase them at the Grizzly Gathering. Additional information on raffle items and an order form will be sent home with students the week of September 16.

For the latest Grizzly Gathering updates and reminders, please follow the Greenwood PTA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.