What's Happening Now

Please click here and check out this sample of the items we will have at Carnival this Saturday.  These are all RAFFLE TICKET Items.  Please be sure to write your name and phone number on your tickets. Tickets will be available to purchase by CASH or CHECK only on Saturday.



 basket raffle

$1 Raffle Items

American Girl themed basket

Disney Princess themed basket

Lego themed basket

Nerf themed baskets

Pokémon themed basket

STEM/Stop Motion themed basket

Family Fun themed basket

Outdoor Fun themed basket

Spa themed basket

Pool themed basket

Classroom Teacher Experiences 

(ice cream, pizza, game, etc with your teacher)

Beats headphones

Apple 32G Ipad mini

Fit Bit


Amazon Echo Dot with Amazon gift card

Apple Ipod Touch 6th Generation

$5 Raffle Item

 Beautiful John Hardy silver bracelet donated by Reis-Nichols Jewelers





Qtego Instructions


How to Pre Register

  1. Go to www.qtego.net/qlink/cwecarnival
  2. Register by clicking on the red “Register for Auction” button and follow the directions to enter your name, email, mobile phone number, and credit card and submit your registration.
  3. You will then receive 2 text messages.
  4. Click on the blue URL link in the second text message and enter the provided pin.

 Once you are preregistered, you can bid, see photos, read descriptions, and even set up automated bidding. A starting bid and bid increments will be noted for each item. Auction items will continue to be added until we go live. Bidding will begin on March 20th and will end on March 25th at 3pm (end of Carnival). Qtego assistance will be available in the CWE lobby. Bidding is to be done by adults only.

This tool will allow anyone to bid from anywhere, it will update you on the items you are bidding on, it will speed up the checkout process at the end, and it will allow us to better support our generous sponsors. 



DO YOU OWN A BUSINESS? Does your business want to advertise to hundreds of families? We want to partner with you! With our new online bidding tool, we are able to better highlight our Carnival sponsors. With your financial support of $300 or more, we can include your company logo and a clickable link in the Qtego system.  

 For all the details about how to become a sponsor, please click here


TICKETS ANYONE?  Do you have season tickets to one of our local college or professional teams? Are you willing to donate a pair of tickets to Carnival? Please contact Shelly Howse at shellyhowse@icloud.com if you can help us with a donation.


CARNIVAL RAFFLE BASKET DONATIONS!  Be sure to CLICK HERE and see a list of all the requested raffle basket donations.  You can find your teacher and your assigned items.  If you prefer, you can always donate gift cards or cash to the carnival to enhance the event.



THE SWEET SHOPPE!  The Sweet Shoppe is always the best place to find a sweet treat while at Carnival.  We always need help to make sure we have enough for everyone.  Please CLICK HERE to view the requested items per grade.


THE PARENT PACK!  Please check your students backpack for the 2017 Carnival Parent Pack.  Inside you will find all the detailed information listed above, as well as more info on our new online silent auction bidding site Qtego!  


The last page of the parent pack is the Pre-Sale Order Form.  Complete this form and send in your payment to pre-order all your Ultimate Tickets, Pre-School Tickets, Pizza orders and your Raffle Tickets.  





For questions, please email CWECarnival@gmail.com



2017 - 2018 School YearOwl


  • I want my child to have a great school year – to learn and to have fun!
  • I want College Wood Elementary to be one of the best schools in Indiana!
  • I want all the students at CWE to be successful.


If the above statements are true, then “help us help the school.” Parent involvement is critical for a successful school.  Dedicated teachers, staff, and PARENTS help make College Wood Elementary a great school!  


Join us – it’s rewarding, it’s important, it’s even fun!


Nominate yourself or someone else - Click HERE to complete the application. 


If you have any questions, please contact Amy Mack at 419-306-8918 or email at amack9@att.net


Executive Board Opportunities


The PTO Executive Board is comprised of elected officers.  The Executive Board meets one morning per month to conduct PTO business.  General meetings for the entire school are scheduled every other month.




PRESIDENT – Serve as leader and key contact for the PTO; preside at all PTO meetings; ex-officio member of most committees; appoint chairpersons for special committees; serve on the coordinating council, coordinate the work of the officers and committees so that the PTO’s objectives can be met. (Effort: year-round, on-going) 

VICE PRESIDENT - Act as an aide to the President; perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to serve; assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Board; serve on the coordinating council.  This is a two-year commitment as you will serve as President the following year.  (Effort: year-round, time varies depending upon roles)

RECORDING SECRETARY -  Shall be the custodian of the papers, books, and records of the Organization, except for the books of the Treasurer, keep an accurate record of all the meetings of the Executive Board, publish the minutes of the Organization and make them available for members, and perform such duties as the Executive Board or the President may specify. (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, includes attending meeting and typing up minutes)

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY -  Shall handle all correspondence deemed necessary by the Executive Board and the Organization, social media outlets, communication to CWE families, and perform such other duties as the Executive Board or the President may specify. (Effort: 3-4 hours per month)  

TREASURER - Be responsible for and have custody of all funds; make disbursements as properly authorized; be present at all PTO events where money will be collected; assure that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds; prepare financial reports for each meeting and as needed; prepare the books for an annual audit; and train the assistant treasurer. (Effort: 9-10 hours per month, average) 


ASSISTANT TREASURER – Perform such duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board or the President, in the absence or disability of the Treasurer, the Treasurer shall succeed to the office of Treasurer following their term as Assistant Treasurer. Ideally – is willing to serve as Treasurer in the future. (Effort: 4-5 hours per month, average) 



SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE – represent College Wood Elementary at all regularly scheduled meetings of the CCS School Board and report any pertinent information back to the Executive Board. Working with the Executive Board, will determine what information from School Board meetings should be shared with College Wood families and will ensure that information is publicized. (Effort: 2-4 hours per month). 





Box Tops March Contest 

 In March, turn in your collection sheets to win a Target Gift Card.  Make sure you put your teachers name on the collection sheet. The teacher with the most box tops turned in will be the winner. 

 All collection sheets must be turned into school no later than MARCH 30, 2016.

Remember, to be entered into the contest, box tops need to be taped or glued to a collection sheet.  

Get your Box Tops Collection Sheets HERE!

Make sure your student name, grade & teacher are labeled on each sheet.

Remember we will have contest all year long, so start clipping and saving today!

For questions, please email Amy Sevening.


College Wood Favorite Things


During the seasons of giving and special recognition, families often wonder what teachers and staff members want or need most.  

While no tangible gifts are ever expected, a list of classroom wishes and staff favorites are available to parents and students to make potential gift giving decisions simpler.

The "CWE Staff Favorite Things" spreadsheet can be viewed HERE.


Our 2016-2017 Donation Drive officially kicks off on August 7th.  You can always donate early and get a head start by clicking on the DONATE button above.  For questions, please contact PTO President, Sue Herrmann at collegewoodpto@gmail.com.


Volunteer Information


The PTO needs many volunteers for various committtees throughout the school year.  Any amount of time that you can spare is always appreciated. Look through the links below to see how you can help this year.

Click HERE to see a description of all the available opportunities.

Click HERE to sign up today!


Box Tops for Education


Qty 10 Collection Sheet

Qty 25 Collection Sheet

Qty 50 Collection Sheet

*Please be sure to write your student's name and teacher information on EACH Sheet.


News Submissions

If you would like to submit an announcement, flyer or form to the PTO website or newsletter, please email it to ShellyHowse. All documents should be submitted in .pdf format.

If you would like to submit an announcement, flyer or form to the PTO website or newsletter, please email it to ShellyHowse. All documents should be submitted in .pdf format.

Deadline to submit items for the newsletter is listed below for each month.

August Deadline: 8/12
September Deadline: 8/26
October Deadline: 9/30
November Deadline: 10/28
December Deadline: 11/18
January Deadline: 12/16
February Deadline: 1/27
March Deadline: 2/24
April Deadline: 3/30
May Deadline: 4/28

You can submit items for the website at anytime.