• PTO News

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 2/23/2020

    Good Morning everyone,


    Thank you to everyone that came along to Basket Bingo on Friday, it was a fantastic evening, and we appreciate all the support, donations, help from many volunteers; with an extra special thanks to Melissa Stone for leading the event along with Rebecca Desmarais. Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Funk, Miss. Ollendyke and Mrs. Stultz for being the best bingo callers going and volunteering their Friday evening to help make the evening extra fun! 


    I am thrilled to announce that we raised an amazing amount $4650!! Thank you again for the wonderful support of this event and our school!


    This week we will be collecting Box Tops to send in for submission. With the change over to the Box Tops app our income from this has greatly reduced. If you have any Box Tops laying around and ready to send in, please collect them up as we would love to have them! Please send them to school by Wednesday, in order that they can be included in time.


    Following this we will be thinking about the upcoming events for the Spring. Further details will be sent nearer the time, but save the date for:


    Scholastic Book Fair - Monday, April 6th, (one day only Fair).

    SLAM Fair - Friday, April 17th, sign ups and information will be available after Spring Break.

    PFE Annual Campout - Friday, May 29th.


    Enjoy the sunshine today!

    Nicki Rusca

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  • PTO News and Basket Bingo

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 2/18/2020

    Good Evening PFE!


    This week is a full and fun week of activities! Tomorrow evening is our PTO Meeting in the Library at 7pm. We will be finalizing details for Basket Bingo and beginning to plan our SLAM Fair. We hope you are able to attend. If you would like to join remotely via Zoom please feel free to dial in. The dial in information will be posted tomorrow on our Facebook page.


    On Thursday evening at 6pm PTO volunteers will be stuffing and arranging baskets ready for Friday. If you are able to help out for an hour or so, please meet in the Teachers Lounge and join the fun! It's exciting to see the baskets come together and how great they end up looking!


    Additionally, if you would still like to donate to your classroom basket we are able to accept items up until Thursday. We are very grateful for all donations that have been sent to school! 


    The schedule for Friday evening is as follows:

    Food sales - 5pm. Pizza, hot dogs, pasta salad, chips, fruit, baked goods, juice and water

    Ticket sales - 5pm

    Bingo begins - 6pm. Books prizes for all! 

    Basket Winners drawn - 7pm.

    Cash or checks ONLY will be accepted. Tickets for bingo will also be for sale during the day on Friday during lunchtime between 12 and 1:15pm.


    Additionally, we are still in need of a few more volunteers to help sell tickets on Friday evening and donate baked goods to the food sale. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4aa9a92ea6ff2-basket1  (for helping during the evening). Or to provide a baked good visit:



    We are looking forward to a great event on Friday!


    Finally, we do have a Spirit Wear announcement. Since, the printing company did have an error on the ordering, we are wanting to double check that all orders have now been fulfilled. If you have not yet received your shirt please let us know at pfepto@gmail.com. Additionally, due to the color misprint we do now have extra tie dye shirts that were printed in green. We are able to offer these shirts at a discounted price of $10. Cash or check only and orders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Sizes available are: 

    • 9 youth small
    • 7 youth medium
    • 5 youth large
    • 3 adult small
    • 2 adult large
    • 1 adult XL

    Please reply to pfepto@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a shirt. For reference purposes the green tie dye shirt will look like this with the addition of our PFE 2019/2020 logo.


    Many thanks for your support of the PTO and our school.

    Best Wishes,

    Nicki Rusca

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  • Basket BIngo Night

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 2/10/2020


    Friday, February 21st 5pm.


    The PTO is looking forward to this event next week! 

    Thank you to those of you that have already sent in items to school to help fill our baskets, they are starting to look really great! If you would still like to donate items, please send items in all week long. The baskets are always amazing and I know this will be a popular event. If you are unable to attend on the 21st, you may buy tickets ahead of time, for a chance to still win! Please return the ticket order form that was sent home in folders, with the amount of tickets you would like and the basket(s) of your choice.


    Additionally, we are selling food at this event - starting at 5pm. If you are able to help with providing baked goods 

    to donate to our food sale please use the link below. We ask that any items containing peanuts or nut products are labeled clearly :)



    We are also still in need of volunteers during Basket Bingo to help sell tickets, food etc. Please use the link below if you are able to volunteer for an hour or so during the evening.



    Many thanks for your support and we are looking forward to a fun evening!

    Nicki Rusca

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  • Basket Bingo Night

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 1/26/2020


    Friday, February 21st 5pm.

    Thank you to everyone that came along to the Chili Cook Off on Friday. We are now looking forward to our next event Basket Bingo which is always a popular and fun event and a great fundraiser!

    Each classroom is collecting donations for themed baskets and we thank those of you that have already sent in items to school! The baskets are always amazing and if you are unable to attend you may buy tickets ahead of time, for a chance to still win! Ticket order forms will sent home at the end of this week. On the evening of Basket Bingo food will be available for purchase from 5pm, so it is great excuse to not have to cook dinner on a Friday night! Tickets may be purchased at the event and then Bingo will begin at 6pm, with book prizes for all children. Basket winners will be drawn and announced at 7pm. Of course to make this event a success we do need your help!

    To volunteer for helping during Basket Bingo - selling tickets, foods etc please use the link below


    To volunteer to bring a baked good to donate to our food sale please use the link below. We ask that any items containing peanuts or nut products are labeled clearly :)


    Many thanks,
    Nicki Rusca

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  • PTO News

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 1/13/2020

    I hope everyone is nicely settled into the New Year and enjoying this mild weather! Now that January is well underway, the PTO is looking forward to our upcoming events over the next few months.

    Firstly, our PTO Meeting will be held this Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the Library. All are welcome to attend, especially, as we will be planning our upcoming events. Details for dialing through Zoom to the meeting will be shared on the Facebook page in due course.

    Secondly, our Annual Chili Cook Off will be held on Friday, January 24th. 6-7:30pm. If you are interested in entering the contest and possibly dethroning Mr. Weed from his reigning spot then sign up and enter the fun!! You will need to bring one crock pot of chili and name your chili. Please email Mr. Weed at tvw11@scasd.org if you are interested. For families joining us that evening for food and excellent PFE comradery please bring the following to share:

    K and 1st - Desserts

    2nd & 3rd - Side Dishes

    4th & 5th - Chips and Chili Toppings

    Next, is our always popular Basket Bingo event. This will be held on Friday, February 21st 5-8pm. A flyer will be sent home shortly in your child's folder regarding basket donations. If you are interested in helping with this event, please just let me know. Food will be available for purchase, bingo with book prizes for all and then the all exciting drawing of the baskets winners will make for a great evening and hopefully a successful PFE fundraiser!

    Finally, I have been asked by Nurse Decker whether any families have old sweatpants or leggings that they could donate to the school. Items that your own kids might have grown out of. Nurse Decker currently has a very low clothing supply in all sizes (4T upwards) and at this time of year there is a high demand for clothing changes after recess with muddy messes and slips in the snow and ice. Please send anything that you might have directly to Nurse Decker.

    Best Wishes and thank you for your support,
    Nicki Rusca

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  • Spirit Wear and Teacher Lunch

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 12/12/2019

    Just a quick note to let you all know that Spirit Wear orders have been delivered and will be sent home with students today or tomorrow. Some orders are incomplete though and will be fulfilled as soon as possible. If you ordered the Jelly Bean tie dye t-shirt, then unfortunately, that is not in this order. They were incorrectly printed in green and are currently being re-made, we hope that they will be ready before our Winter Break. 

    Also, thank you to everyone who has signed up to bring a dish to the Teacher Lunch next Tuesday! It is already sounding delicious. If you haven't signed up yet, there are some open slots, please use the sign up genius link

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  • PTO News and Updates - December 2019

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 12/8/2019

    Chili Cook-Off

    Save the date! Our Chili Cook Off is back by popular demand and will be held Friday, January 24th. 6 - 7:30pm. We are looking forward to some entries in this competition to rival Mr. Weed! I am sure he's rooting to win again this year, so lets give him some strong and tasty competition! Please email Mr. Weed at tvw11@scasd.org if you would like to enter. If you are planning on attending but not entering a chili, please bring a side dish to share. It is always an enjoyable evening with our PFE friends.

    K & 1 - Desserts

    2nd & 3rd - Side dishes

    4th & 5th  Chips and chili toppings


    Basket Bingo

    Basket Bingo will be held on Friday, February 21st. Save the date! This is always a fun and very popular event and our only other fundraiser this school year. More details to come in the New Year!


    Teacher Holiday Lunch

    Our Teacher Holiday Lunch will be held on Tuesday, December 17th. Please consider donating a dish, all donations are much appreciated! You may sign up using the Sign Up genius link.


    Spirit Wear

    Items have been received and we are collating orders. All items will be delivered to classroom by the end of this week.


    Also, just a reminder to let you know that PFE collects
    box tops and we would LOVE it if you would collect them and send them in to your child’s classroom. You can clip tops or use the new BTFE app to scan receipts. Look for it in your app store.


    PFE also participates in Amazon Smile! If you shop on Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to the PFE PTO to benefit our children. To sign up, go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your account. 

    On the bottom right there is a text box under ‘Or pick your own charitable organization:’

    Type: ‘Park Forest Elementary PTO’ and Select Search. Be sure to select the result located in ‘State College PA’ and you are ready to shop!

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  • PTO Meeting

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 11/19/2019

    Reminder! Our PTO Meeting will be held tomorrow evening. Wednesday at 7pm in the PFE Library. Please feel free to join us, or remotely using the zoom link below.

    This is our last meeting of the calendar year. There is no meeting in December due to the busy holiday season.

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  • Spirit Wear Orders

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 11/6/2019

    Spirit Wear orders are due this Friday - November 8th. Show your PFE school pride and order a PFE shirt! Samples are still on display in the atrium if you would like to check out sizings. Please order online using the following link: 


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  • Spirit Wear and Wacky Week

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 10/26/2019

    Good Morning PFE and a happy weekend to you all!

    PFE Spirit Wear is now available to order online! Show your PFE pride and purchase some 2019-2020 Spirit Wear. Samples are on display in the PFE atrium, fliers were sent home this week in folders with pricing and style information. Orders are due by Friday, November 8th and must be placed through our online store at 


    Congratulations to 5th Grader John Michael Turay for his winning design!

    Wacky Week !! 

    Next week at PFE we will be celebrating our fantastic Fun Run efforts with Wacky Week. The top class with donations in each grade will also have their ice cream party on Wednesday afternoon. Please have your child join in the Wacky Fun this week at school!

    Monday - Crazy Hair

    Tuesday - Mismatched Day

    Wednesday - PJ Day

    Thursday - Halloween costumes

    Friday - No School. But please join us at Penn Skates 5:30-7:30pm. for our school wide prize party. Admission and skate rental will be paid for by the PTO.

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