Ways to Support our School
Benignus Elementary PTO organizes TWO major fundraising events annually. Students participate in the fundraisers by selling cookie dough in the Fall and by running in the Fun Run in the Spring. Benignus PTO splits the proceeds of our fundraisers with our school in order to reduce the number of fundraisers annually. Your financial support of these fundraisers allow Benignus PTO to pay for many meaningful programs that benefit your child. Academic programs and school enhancements such as the leveled library, running track, aquarium, Science curriculum, the hands-on garden/geological study area, and outdoor picnic area have ALL been purchased as a result of these fundraisers.
How can you help raise money for our school? See below for more information!
PTO Membership
How and Why should I join PTO?

 By becoming a PTO member YOU are supporting YOUR school. Annual membership is $10. PTO membership has it's perks too! You are the first to know of volunteer oppportunities at Benignus, you receive discounts on spirit items, and you will receive a free student directory and school calendar magnet when you join. When you purchase Benignus spirit items a portion of the money goes back to PTO to help fund other exciting events throughout the year.
Kroger Card Information

This costs you nothing!!! Load money onto your Benignus PTO Kroger gift card at Customer Service or the checkout register at any Kroger store. Use your card to pay for anything at Kroger including groceries, gas, and prescriptions. Each time you load money on the card, Kroger donates 5% (yes 5%!) to our school. The more people we have actively participating, the more money we earn for our school. With your help, that 5% can really add up for our kids! Gift cards for fundraising cannot be purchased at Kroger stores. To get a free card, or for questions regarding the program, please contact Kelli Miles - cpmkrm623@yahoo.com.
Box Tops for Education
There is an easy ways to earn cash for our school: clipping Box Tops 

When clipping Box Tops, please be extra careful not to cut off the expiration date. Tape or paste the Box Tops on our Benignus Collection Sheet and turn the collection sheet in to your teacher or drop in the Box Tops For Education container located next to the front office. The Benignus Collection Sheet is available for download as a pdf file.

To sign up or learn more, please go to www.btfe.com.
For questions regarding Box Tops, please contact Tara Massey/ PTO Coordinator at flywitht@aol.com
Exxon/Mobil Volunteers
If you or someone you know works for Exxon/Mobil and volunteers at Benignus, you could help earn a $500 grant for the Benignus PTO. Exxon/Mobil will provide a $500 grant for every 20 volunteer hours served and this also applies to spouses who volunteer.
For more information please contact Michele Litteer at mdlitteer@att.net and/or Leah Shell at leahshell@comcast.net.