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PTA Points of Pride

Thank you for your generosity - take a peek at what YOUR dollars supported in the most recent school years! 

School-Wide Assemblies (2018-21 schedule)

  • Is it Science or Magic? (STEM)

  • Basketball Jones (Anti Bullying/Character)

  • Brainstormers (writing and performing - student author show)

  • Krazy Keith ( STEM /performing - magic)

  • Kramer Entertainment (Planetarium)

  • Super U! (Anti-Bullying/Character Development)

  • Science Alive - yearly  (live up-close animal education)

  • Author Kelsey Fox

  • Author Maria Dismondy

  • Author Denise Nelson

Movie Night

  • PTA and sponsors hosted a family community movie night including refreshments at the school

“One School One Book”

  • PTA provided the book “Mouse and the Motorcycle” for every student in the school. COE facilitated a school-wide book study culminating with an evening celebration of reading called "The Lion and the Mouse"

  • PTA provided the book “Lemonade Wars” for every student in the school. COE facilitated a school-wide book study culminating with an evening celebration of reading called "Lion in the Sun"

Field Trip Transportation

  • PTA provides transportation to bused field trips

Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom ---> Pancakes with My Peeps

  • Community events where students have the chance to invite mom and dad to school in the morning to enjoy a breakfast treat before school. 

Hardship funds

  • Provides assistance with classroom, lunch, and 5th-grade camp needs

Sunshine Fund

  • Used to provide small gifts for COE families in their immediate time of loss

Music Enrichment

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Ann Arbor Symphony

PE Enrichment

  • Purchased two Gaga Ball Pits for the playground

  • Healthy Kids Club

  • Purchase supplies for Field Day

  • Mileage Club

    • 1st-5th graders have the opportunity to run around a “track” in the back of the school and get a punch card that earns them charms for a necklace. PTA provides all necklaces and charms

    • 5th Grade Field Trip 

      • 5th-grade students go on a field trip to Mystic Creek Golf Club where they learn the basics of golf from a pro and have a chance to play mini-golf with their classmates. Pizza party follows

Technology Enrichment

  • Purchased iPad cart complete with covers

  • Purchased a full Chromebook cart 

  • Purchased Ozzie Bot robots

  • Purchased school-wide speakers and sound system

  • Provides data projector bulbs for each classroom

  • Purchased new duplicator machine for the copy room

Art Enrichment

  • Clay for class

  • 4th Grade field trip to Detroit Institute of Arts

5th Grade Celebration

  •  An “afterglow” to this event is paid for by the PTA and executed by the 4th-grade families as a way to “pay it forward”

​JK and Kindergarten Welcome Gift

  • Whiteboard w/dry erase markers for writing practice

Welcome Back Gift for Staff

  • Provided all COE staff and bus drivers with a COE T-shirt and face mask

Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners

  • Provided dinners and "survival" goodie bags for both nights of parent/teacher conferences to staff

"Bare Books"

  • Kids create a bound book from scratch with a variety of different subject matters (ex. 5th Grade Camp, All About Me, Poetry, State Report, etc.)

Evening Traveling Folders

  • PTA provided each student in the school with a durable plastic folder that they transport homework, completed schoolwork, teacher newsletters, flyers, etc to and from home.

Science Olympiad

  • Students in grades 3-5th have the opportunity to compete against other kids in the school in a student-selected science challenge. Top solutions move on to District competition. Supplies are provided by the PTA

Welcome Back Ice Cream Social

  • PTA hosts a “welcome back to school” social ice cream party at the end of the summer where students can meet their teacher, get reacquainted with friends, and have ice cream. 

Birthday Books

  • Every student in the school receives a Birthday book on their special day signed by the Principal

Math Pentathlon

  • This motivational program strengthens basic math concepts and skills, aligns with National and State Mathematics Standards, and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills.

  • This program is held monthly in the evenings at COE. Kids work in teams playing problem-solving math-oriented games. Students have the choice to compete in the district elementary tournament in March.

​​WATCH D.O.G.S. Program 

  • This is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety

  • WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator

PTA meetings 

  • Hold meetings with the school Principal and a teacher representative where ideas are generated, channels of communication are opened and events and programs are discussed and voted on

  • "Be Internet Aware" online safety workshop 

  • "Middle School 101" informational panel to prepare upper elementary students for the next stage in their education

Student Leadership Team

  • Supports programs developed by this student-led group. Programs differ each year

Stipend for Classrooms

  • Each year the PTA provides a sum of money to each classroom to purchase supplies that are not provided by State funds. This money would otherwise come out of the teacher's pockets.

Staff Appreciation Week

  • Every spring the PTA hosts a celebration for our great staff. This week differs year to year but typically includes a luncheon, coffee, bagels, small gifts, candy, recognition letters from the students, etc.

​Holiday Shop

  • “Store” hosted at the school in December where students are assisted by volunteers in shopping for friends and family for $1 item gifts (Students pay for gifts and volunteers help kids shop and wrap).

Scholastic Book Fair (3 Annually)

  • Profits replenish library and classroom bookshelves. “Buy one get one” spring book fair provides big discounts to all shoppers.

Virtual Events

  • Guest Speakers, Pumpkin carving contest, Movie Night, Holiday Baking, Holiday Sing-Along, Outdoor Winter Fun, PTA meetings

Spring Fair

  • School family social event that is coordinated and operated by PTA volunteers


  • Shoots, designs, and creates annual COE yearbook available for purchase

Spirit Wear

  • Coordinates and organizes the ability to purchase COE wearables

Fundraisers with Local Businesses

  • Urban Gryo - Partnered with the restaurant, 10% of all sales during that evening came back to the school. Great meal while supporting local business and your school!

Fundraisers with National Businesses 

  • Kroger Community Rewards - sign up online via your Kroger card and the school receives cash rewards when you shop

  • Box Top Program - PTA coordinates school community to clip (some physical one still around or app available) “Box Tops” from participating food items and school gets a % back

  • Amazon Smile Program - PTA coordinates school community to order through Amazon Smile website/app when ordering items and school gets a % back

PTA Community during Remote/Hybrid Learning 2020/2021

  • Book Fairs (Nov/Feb/May) - Discount book sales event in partnership with Scholastic Books.

  • Box Tops/Amazon Smile/Kroger Rewards (ongoing) -Fundraising for PTA general fund based on money spent with participating partners.

  • Mileage Club (Fall) - Physical fitness running club.

  • "Pancakes with Peeps Homestyle Version" (Oct) - Enjoy pancakes for dinner with your family at home and send in pictures to celebrate.

  • Pumpkin Carving Contest (Oct) - COE PTA board will award the top 3 designs.

  • Holiday Sing-a-Long with Mr. Marquis (Dec) - The music teacher led a virtual sing-a-long with our community

  • Family Movie Night (Dec) - Grab some popcorn, put on a movie, and send in pictures to our Facebook community.

  • Holiday Baking (Dec) - Showcase your family preparing some treats for the holidays! Send in pictures or share some recipes with our Facebook community.

  • Winter Fun (Jan) - Showcase your family’s favorite winter activities. Send in pictures to our Facebook Community.

  • PTA General Meetings with Guest Speakers

  • Give a Gift (year-long) - With our traditional Color Run fundraiser canceled we are asking our generous families to still give a gift to the COE PTA to support teaching and learning.

  • Yearbook (year-long) - Volunteers needed to help take, collect, and organize pictures of the students and activities at COE during the school year. Book to be sold and published at the end of the year.

  • Staff Appreciation (May) - Help plan, coordinate, and facilitate events supporting our wonderful staff. 

  • Facebook COE PTA Community - Weekly engagement 

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