Partners in Education (PIE)

  •  What is PIE?

    Rogers Elementary PIE (Partners in Education) is a parent group that focuses on supporting a positive learning experience for all students at Rogers Elementary STEM Magnet School. PIE sponsors assistance to teachers, raises funds for supplemental educational materials and learning experiences, supports school and family social events and provides a forum for parents to discuss information on issues that impact our students. We believe that a team effort between parents and teachers/staff helps offer the best possible learning environment for our students.

    How does PIE raise funds for Rogers Elementary STEM Magnet School? 

    We hold two larger fundraisers each year. This fall, starting on October 5 and ending on October 13, students will once again participate in the Rogers Rocket Run (partnering with the company, Boosterthon)! Every student (regardless of pledges raised) will participate in this fun event where they will run approximately 30-35 themed laps in about 30 minutes with their entire grade! In February, we have the Read-a-Thon fundraiser which encourages all students to read at least 20 minutes a day (to earn weekly prizes) and collect pledges based upon reading minutes.

    RES also receives a percentage of sales from families purchasing keepsake items of their student’s artwork through Square 1 Art and/or purchasing Butter Braids. Submitting Box Tops (via the online app) is another easy way to generate funds for our school! We hope to be able to hold our annual spring carnival in 2022, but that will depend on what CDC recommendations are in place at that time. PIE is continually working on making every fundraising event a fun experience and is also trying to reduce the number of fundraisers RES has each year.

    What does the fundraising money support at Rogers Elementary STEM Magnet School? 

    o $10 per student for classroom teachers

    o $1 per student for Specialists (Art, Media, Music & Phy. Ed)

    o 5th Grade T-shirts & Memory Event (end of year celebration)

    o Grade Level Funds ($500/grade)

    o Health Office funding

    o High School scholarships for former Rogers Elementary students – (2 @ $500 each)

    o IXL access for every student

    o New teacher funds for classroom supplies ($100 per teacher new to RES)

    o Patrols/Student Council/News Crew appreciation

    o Special Education department funding

    How can I become involved with PIE? 

    Parents, teachers and members of our community are all invited to become involved in Partners in Education. We are a welcoming group and we are excited to hear your ideas and opinions! If you wish to receive any communication regarding this team, please email anne.anderson@isd728.org as we will not be meeting in person for at least the first few months of the 2021-22 school year (to limit the number of visitors in our building). Please consider becoming a piece of PIE and thank you for your support!