P.I.E. - Partners in Education
 
This is Pella Christian Grade School's parent-teacher organization.  Every parent whose child is enrolled at the school is automatically a member. 

P.I.E.’s purpose is three fold:
1.  to help parents meet and get to know one another
2.  to show appreciation to PCGS staff
3.  to raise funds to fill teacher requests and assist with tuition reduction 

2015-2016 Officers:


President: Shalene Zylstra - 641-780-5548

Co-President Tricia Heinen - 641-628-4079

Secretary: Jean De Vries - 641-628-1151

Treasurer: Lindsay De Vries - 641-628-0045

          
Meeting dates and times:
  • September 14 at 9:30 am 
  • November 9 at 9:30 am
  • January 11 at 9:30 am
  • April 11 at 9:30 am
Childcare is provided for these meetings, location is at Faith CRC, 215 East University, Pella, IA
 
Upcoming Events:
  • Fall Fundraiser (watch for details)  
  • Spring Fling

P.I.E. Activities (see below for detailed descriptions):
  • Open House
  • Fundraisiers
  • Staff Appreciation:  Christmas, Teacher Appreciation Week...
  • Grandparents Day
  • All School Picnic

Open House

It is held the day before the first day of school.  This is a time for students and parents to meet teachers, see their classroom and bring their school supplies for desks or lockers.

Fall Fundraiser

This fundraiser is held in September or October.  More details will be coming!
 
Spring Fling – Lindsay De Vries (641-628-0045)

Spring Fling is P.I.E.’s largest fundraising event, with the money raised is used towards teacher requests for items not allotted in the budget and other school enhancements. 

Spring Fling (formerly Bazaar & Auction) will take place at Pella Christian High school on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Mark your calendars now to be a part of this great fundraiser for our school!  Stay tuned for details!

Spring Fundraiser

This fundraiser is typically held in February. 
 
Grandparents Day

Grandparents or Special Friends are invited to participate in classroom activities with their grandchild in early April.  Typically this is held the day following the 1st-5th grade spring music program.  The students do a repeat performance of the program for this group.  Grandparents/special friends are invited to stay as much of the day as they choose.
 
School Picnic

All supporters, parents and grandparents are invited to attend this event, which takes place a few days after the last day of school.  Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, variety of salads and ice cream are served for a freewill donation.  Many parents are asked to donate salads or coordinate games for their child’s grade level.  Room moms are responsible for coordinating these calls.  At 6pm teachers hand out report cards.  The annual society meeting is held at 7pm for election of new board members, budget review and report of the previous school year by the principal.