Dear Kolter Families,
Where in the world were YOU on Saturday Oct.18th?? HUNDREDS of us were at the Kolter iFest having a blast!!! There was a parade of nations, music, food trucks, Hula hooping, and performances by our own Kolter kids. Kolter families sponsored booths representing China, France, Greece, Netherlands, Israel, Indonesia, India, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Jocelyn Guite, Valerie Carville, and Nikki Ricardez did an amazing job helping us showcase the diversity of our Kolter community. Merci, Gracias, Xie Xie to all of our supporters! See all the iFest pictures scrolling on the monitor in the lobby.
Drumroll please….I Heart Kolter participation rate is at 49% and we have raised over $56,000!!!! Way to show your Cougar Spirit!! It is not too late to contribute. Every dollar counts. Send you contribution in a sealed envelope or visit
Here are the latest class standings: K-Cotton, 1-Gornall, 2-Reardon, 3-Grimm, 4-Carandas, 5-Silk. The competition is fierce! I’ve heard people in 2nd grade are making wagers and it involves the loser wearing gold hotpants. FYI, Ms. Pferdehirt’s class is ahead of Ms. Manfull’s class.
Parents, if you don’t already have your Fall Fiesta tickets, it is not too late. The best party in town will happen on Nov 8th at 7:00pm at the Braeburn Country Club. Tickets are $35 until 10/31. Sorry, but all reserved seating is GONE. Sponsor your teacher for only $20. Send your money to school in a sealed envelope or purchase online at
Do you have a Fiesta Golden Ticket yet? There will be a drawing on Nov 5th and the lucky Golden Ticket winner will get to choose any silent auction item or teacher treasure (excludes live auction and sports memorabilia) BEFORE the Fiesta. What a great way to support our cause if you cannot attend the event! We will be selling Golden Tickets before and after school this Thursday for $25 or get them online at
Get ready for Red Ribbon Week. It is just a week away on 10/27-10/31. Here are the themes for each day:
Monday: Wear RED.
Tuesday: Wear NEON.
Wednesday: Wear a college shirt.
Thursday: Wear your favorite team jersey.
Friday: Book Character Parade on the blacktop at 8:15am.
Don’t forget Wednesday, 10/29 is early dismissal at 12:30pm. If you must pick up your child early. Please come before noon.
Cougars Care Service Project: Time to start cleaning out your closets for a clothing drive to benefit Kolter Kids! Donations will be accepted in the cafeteria Nov. 10-14th. Bring your gently used jackets, shoes and school uniforms (jeans, uniform pants, sweaters/sweatshirts, uniform shirts) sized for Kindergarten-5th graders. Please bring everything clean, folded and ready to wear! If you would like to volunteer with distribution, or have large plastic bins we can borrow please email email@example.com
Anyone interested in making a donation to the Kyle Sanders Benefit Fund can still do so. Please bring your donation in a sealed envelope to the front office. Checks must be made payable to the Kyle Sanders Benefit Fund, not to the Kolter PTO or Kolter Elementary. If you are interested in making an online contribution directly to Frost bank, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
The Kolter Directory will go to print in the next few weeks. Don’t be left out! Enter/update your family information. Questions? Contact Drew Shefman at email@example.com
With Cougar Pride,
Kolter PTO President, 2014-2015