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. 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? 

    Due to the implications of Covid 19, we are scaling back on fundraising for the 2020-21 school year. We are evaluating the possibility of having our annual Read-a-Thon event in February, which encourages all students to read at least 20 minutes a day and collect pledges based upon reading minutes.

    We do receive a percentage of sales from families purchasing a keepsake of their student’s artwork through Square 1 Art and also earn proceeds from Butter Braid sales. Box Tops are another easy way to generate funds for our school too! 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? 

    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! Currently due to Covid 19 restrictions and not being able to host fundraisers/community outreach events, PIE is not meeting.  However, if you wish to receive any communication regarding this team, please email anne.anderson@isd728.org. Please consider becoming a piece of PIE and thank you for your support!