The South Elementary School PTA

  • PTA Board Members

    Leah Swedberg – President

    Kendra Otto – Treasurer

    Lena Lutz – Secretary

    Rachel Beste – Communications

    Nichole Krabbenhoft – Communications 


    Upcoming PTA Dates:

    May 10 - PTA School Dance

    6:00pm - A meal is served before the meeting.

    There will be a survey sent out the week of the PTA meeting for you to complete if you will be joining them for the meal.  In order to prepare the appropriate amount of food, we need people to sign up in advance.  

    6:30 - PTA meeting in the library  

    Join PTA

    Check out this link to find all the great things our PTA does for the students and how you can be a part of it.

     There are many opportunities to be a part of the South Elmentary family through PTA.  



    Box top information 

    There have been some changes to the Box Top program.  Please click the link to check out how to get the app and start collecting electronically.

    Box Top App


    Welcome to the South Elementary PTA! Here you will learn about all the wonderful things parents and teachers do to enrich the educational experiences of the children at South Elementary School.

    What is the PTA?
    We are a local Parent Teacher Association of parents and teachers from South Elementary. We are guided by a five-member board. We are dedicated to enriching the education of students at South Elementary.

    Our Mission
    The South Elementary PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

    Our Values

    • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
    • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
    • Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
    • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
    • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

    What We Do
    The South PTA organizes a variety of activities each year, such as:

    • two book fairs each school year
    • meals for teachers during conferences
    • holiday craft projects for all students
    • yearly fundraiser to generate monies for programming
    • funding a variety of school activities: 
      • Runners and Readers
      • Battle of the Books
      • 5th grade ski trip
      • 4th grade trip to Bismarck
    • money for classroom teachers to use in their classrooms
    • Box Tops for Education
    • staff appreciation

    PTA members plan and orchestrate one main fundraiser each year. We also organize and run two book fairs at the school during conference time. Throughout the year, we have continual fundraising opportunities by collecting Box Tops for Education. All the money raised goes towards events throughout the year, enhancing the school resources for students, and the needs of our wonderful teachers/staff /students.

    Why Be Part of the PTA?
    Attending meetings and volunteering at events is a great way to meet other parents and form great friendships. Getting to know the teachers and staff that your child interacts with on a daily basis, is a great reason to get involved. By being a member of the PTA, you can stay informed on school issues that are important to the students, teachers, and school. PTA also helps you to make a difference in your child’s academic life. There are so many reasons to be a part of South PTA!

    Join us at our next meeting! All parents and teachers are welcome to attend the PTA meetings. Each meeting is held on the second Monday of each month at 6:15PM in the school library. We provide childcare, so bring the kiddos along! We keep meetings short and to the point because we know we’re all busy!

    If you have questions about the South PTA or want to join, feel free to contact this year’s secretary via email.