PTO News

March 2, 2018

upcoming events
  • 3/8: Spirit Night at Panera
  • 3/14: Staff Appreciation Breakfast
  • 4/3: Spirit Night at Freddy’s
  • 4/11: Staff Appreciation Yogurt Parfait Bar
  • 4/13: PTO Spring Gala

Save the Date
2018 ACS PTO Spring Gala
Friday, April 13th at Cielo in Castle Pines
6:30pm – 10:30pm
Dinner, Entertainment, Live & Silent Auctions, and much more! More information to come.

Gala Tickets

Gala Tickets go on Pre-Sale Monday!
Pre-Sale Tickets are $40 each
March 5 – March 30
Purchase them at the ACS Front Desk

Help WantedWe are in need of help with some tasks for the Gala.

Sign up link:[]

Spring unto

Looking for Silent/Live Auction Items!
If you are a business owner, please consider donating an item and/or service(s) to the spring gala’s silent/live auction. Or if you know someone that is a business owner and you wouldn’t mind asking them for a donation, we would really appreciate it! This is a great way to promote your business among our ACS community! It is also a tax write-off for your business! Please email us at for more information.

‚ÄčSponsors wantedWe are looking for Sponsors for our upcoming Gala Fundraiser. Are you a business owner? Do you know someone who owns a business? Would your boss be interested in being a sponsor? Please email us at for more information on our sponsorship program.

Mad Science Spring Enrichment Program
Thursdays, March 15-May 10, 3:45-4:45
Grades k-5

Mad Science

Click here for Flyer

taxesHave you donated to ACS during the 2017 year? At the Spring “A Night in Monte Carlo” Gala or the “Let’s Get Silly” Fall Fundraiser?

Contact for a donation letter.

If you gave through[] sign in, go to My Account, My Donations, and hit Send Receipt.

Panera Logo Spirit Night at Panera
Join us Thursday, March 8
A portion of your purchases will be donated to ACS!

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The ACS PTO Social Committee, with help from our generous ACS Families, provides appreciation events throughout the year for all of our fantastic ACS Staff. See below for opportunities to help provide items for any upcoming event while earning volunteer time!


Social Calendar for ACS Staff 2017-2018

  • Mar. 14 – 1/2 Grades Hosted Breakfast
  • Apr. 11 – Yogurt Parfait Bar
  • May 9 – Kindergarten Hosted Breakfast
  • May 7-11 – Staff Appreciation Week (SAW)
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Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Each grade will have one opportunity to host a special breakfast for our ACS Teachers and Staff in the 2017/2018 school year. The 1st and 2nd grades’ turn is Wednesday, March 14, 2018. If you are in need of volunteer hours, this is a great way to get them in and do something nice for our amazing ACS staff! They REALLY enjoy and appreciate it. Any time spent shopping, preparing and bringing your item to ACS counts toward your volunteer hours, as well as 1 hour for every $10 spent on items for the event. For any questions, please contact the ACS Social Committee at

It is VERY important to have your donations delivered to ACS before 7:30 am to give the teachers time to eat before they start their day. We try to have enough to feed 75 teachers/staff.

**Please be sure to use disposable serving dishes. Include any recipes you can. The teachers would love to know how to make your delicious creations!

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The Social Committee has started planning Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) for our wonderful staff at ACS. SAW will be held the week of May 7th – May 11th. Our theme this year will be the “ACS Walk of Fame”…think Hollywood! Please sign up to donate items or help with this event.

We are working on gifts that will be handed out to staff during SAW. We are needing your help to accomplish this by donating items and helping us put together gifts. This is an easy and fun way to earn volunteer hours. Remember, all of your time spent shopping or putting gifts together can be counted toward volunteer hours, as well as, 1 hour for every $10 you spend.

Please email with questions or concerns. Thanks for your continued help and support!

ShoppingShopper Rewards Programs

The ACS PTO has several Shopper Rewards Programs for you to consider. Each program is designed to be of no extra cost to you, but could earn BIG MONEY for ACS. Simply use the provided shopping links, special codes, or save your receipts when doing your normal everyday shopping. See below for a listing of our current programs.

Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 7th Grade once again for winning the Shoparoo Monthly Contest! The entire 7th Grade has won a FREE Dress of Choice Day, to be used in March. Date to be selected by the 7th Grade Team. Thank you to all of the 7th Grade Shoparoo Families!

Teachers…. want your class to be the next month’s winner? Download the App today and start uploading receipts to support your grade. Anyone can participate, and it doesn’t require any extra cost on your part. Just snap pictures of the receipts from your normal daily shopping, upload to the Shoparoo App, and watch your points rise!

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Reloadable Grocery Cards
Calling all grocery shoppers! During the month of March, the family with the highest amount loaded onto their Safeway of King Soopers Reloadable Grocery Card will win a VIP up-front parking spot for the month of April! Hurry and load your card today! Contest ends March 31st at noon.

Did you know that you can purchase gas with your Reloadable Grocery Cards at the Loaf N Jug near the Outlets, the King Soopers gas stations and at Safeway? You can! You can also reload the King Soopers Cards at the Loaf N Jug and the King Soopers gas stations and use them to purchase items in their stores. For every $1 loaded on the cards, ACS earns 5% back. Don’t have a Reloadable Grocery Card? Pick one up at the ACS front office for $5. The cards come preloaded with $5, so essentially, they are free! For any questions, please contact

Jeannie Reddan at


Join Shoparoo today and enter the March Grade Contest. The Grade who earns the most points in March will earn a Free Dress of Choice Day in April. Date to be selected by the winning Teachers. That’s right! The entire winning grade will earn a FREE DRESS of CHOICE DAY! Keep uploading receipts for your chance to win!

In addition, the Shopper, with the most points uploaded by the end of the contest, will win a VIP Parking Spot for the month of April! Your very own up-front parking spot! Upload your receipts today! Contest ends March 31st at noon.

Shoparoo is free, easy fundraising for ACS! Have questions regarding the Shoparoo program? Visit today or contact Jeannie Reddan at

LabelLabel your Stuff
Are you tired of your kids losing their things at school? Consider purchasing name labels from Label Your Stuff. The labels come in various sizes and colors, can be personalized, and are very affordable. Label Your Stuff is on a mission to organize families and keep lost and found boxes empty! We know how busy life can be between home and work…add in a couple of children and “busy” can become downright “chaotic”. Their complete line of labels will help keep everyone organized. Personalized iron-on labels, waterproof labels, bag tags and allergy alert tags are a few examples of what they have to offer.

Their line of labels and tags makes keeping track of your “stuff” easy. Never worry about kids losing their belongings at school. Backpacks, shoes, water bottles, electronics, clothing – there is a label for everything! Our lost and found piles will definitely shrink.Check them out at: and use the Discount Code: CHARTER for 15% off orders of $20 or more. For any questions regarding this program, please contact Jeannie Reddan at

Shop with ScripScrip
All hard card Scrip orders will be placed on the first Friday of every month. Our next order for physical gift cards will be placed on February 2nd, or simply purchase your ScripNow cards online and receive them instantly. Use Scrip to purchase your gift cards and ACS will earn a percentage back on every card sold. Shop with Scrip is a great program that can help ACS meet its fundraising goals without spending an extra dime. It works like this: If want to buy a new coat from LL Bean, you simply log onto, order a ScripNow card to use for your purchase and, in return, ACS receives 16% of the purchase. It really is that easy! Don’t really shop at LL Bean? Check out the 726 other retailers linked to If enough families use Scrip, we would not have to hold any “traditional” fundraisers.

Visit: Enrollment Code: 3L77B8A242211 to purchase your Scrip Now Certificates at any time! For any questions regarding the Shop with Scrip program, please contact Jeannie Reddan at

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Amazon Smile
The PTO has partnered with AmazonSmile! When you access Amazon through the special ACS PTO link and make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to ACS. This is another easy way to earn money for our school simply by making your everyday purchases. To date, we have earned over $750! Bookmark this special ACS PTO shopping link: and don’t forget to use AmazonSmile!

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Office Depot/Office Max
Every time schools, teachers, students, parents and school supporters give a school’s Give Back to Schools Program ID number when buying school and office supplies at Office Depot or OfficeMax, that school will be credited 5% of the qualifying purchases to use for free supplies. Credits are issued in the form of a merchandise certificate. A school must have a minimum of $10 in credits for a certificate to be issued. Anytime you shop at Office Depot or Office Max, be sure to give them our Program ID number 70017186. Shop online or in stores. For even greater benefit to ACS, purchase and use your Office Depot/Office Max Scrip card prior to placing your order.

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Land’s End
With the Land’s End School Rewards Program ACS can receive up to a 3% cash-back reward from our school’s total uniform purchases. Simply shop at for all of your ACS uniform needs and select Academy Charter School as your preferred school or use our preferred school code 900054636. For even greater benefit to ACS, purchase and use your Land’s End Scrip card prior to placing your order.

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French Toast
Visit for all of your Uniform Needs and ACS can receive up to 5% cash back on all ACS purchases. Simply enter our school code QS46E87 when ordering and watch the rewards roll in!

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Dennis Uniforms
Shopping through Dennis Uniforms to help with your uniform needs also supports ACS. Simply visit, and search for Academy Charter School or enter our unique code: Dennis Uniform Code C00 (those are zeros not O’s). Every purchase made using this code earns a percentage back to ACS! For even greater benefit to ACS, purchase and use your Dennis Uniform Scrip card prior to placing your order.

Vip ParkingPTO Reserved Parking
Please kindly refrain from using the Reserved VIP and Auction Winner Parking Spots at ANY time of the day, unless you are the authorized user. This includes before, during and after school, during both carpool times, and during any after-school event or activities. Vehicles found in violation may be towed at the owner’s expense.

The Reserved Parking Spots are clearly designated and marked with each authorized family’s name. These spots were purchased by ACS families, with the rights to park there at any time during the school year. To purchase your very own Reserved Parking Spot, please plan to participate in our annual School Auction in the Spring. ACS and the PTO appreciates your cooperation and understanding!


When in doubt, check the ACS PTO Website out at

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Ways to support ACS

Boxtop LogoDirecTV LogoKing-Soopers-LogoSafeway LogoOffice Depot LogoShoparoo LogoDennis LogoShop with ScripLands End LogoFrench Toast LogoLabelAmazon Smile

Land’s End: 900054636 – French Toast: QS46E87 – DIRECTV: B4RNS – Office Depot: 70017186 Label Your Stuff: CHARTER–AmazonSmile: – Dennis Uniforms: C00

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