Tiger Tales Carmel elementary school newsletter


Awesome job, Tigers! Our 2019 Flower Sale has been a great success! Thank you for all your hard work to sell our beautiful flowers to friends and family.

Remember to Save the Date! Flower Pickup Day is Friday, May 3 8:30 am-6:30 pm in the cafeteria.

Class Winners: 1st Place, A. Adams 3rd grade ($4738); 2nd Place, Wiegand 4th grade ($4606); 3rd Place, Selm 3rd grade ($3892)

Our Top 6 Sellers (in dollar amount, overall), will enjoy a special lunch with Mrs. Klinginsmith...invites coming soon!

  • Madeline Swift ($1429), Hall
  • Alexander Davis ($1422), Fisher
  • Ike Dwyer ($1245), Wiegand
  • Teighler Adams ($1230), A. Adams
  • Grace Torvik ($965), Selm
  • Jacob Selm ($901), Hepp
Just some of our many winners from this year's Flower Sale. THANK YOU to everyone!

Biaggi's * Papa Fattoush * Kroger * Target * McAlister's * Donetello's * SunKing * Lowe's * Freddy's * Olive Mill * Arbonne (Courtney Hudson) * Burgerhaus * Silver in the City * Indie Coffee Roasters * Saks Fifth Avenue * Peasy Post (Kelly Vrtis) * Handel's * Dairy Queen * Pacers * Colts* Indians * Indiana Motor Speedway * Regal Cinema * Tina's Traditional Tea Room * Sky Zone * Conner Prairie * Officer Broadnax, CPD * Carmel Fire Department * Indy Eleven * Goldfish Swim * Indianapolis Zoo * King's Island * Holiday World * Pinheads * Laser Tag * Line + Form Atelier * Ninja Zone * Old Town Design * Meijer * Greek's Pizza * Tom Wood Volkswagon



Deadline Extended to TODAY for Yearbooks!

TODAY is the LAST DAY to order a yearbook! They are $12.00.

HotBox Pizza Madness

March 19-April 8 is HotBox Pizza Madness and our school is competing against other elementary schools in our area for the most sales. We will still get the usual 20% of our sales back....but the school that has the highest sales will get bumped up to 25%!

Everything counts - dine in, delivery, and pick up. Families just need to mention "Carmel Elementary" when ordering!

Last PTO Meeting of the Year - Proposed budget and slate for 2019-20

Join us for the last PTO meeting of the school year on Friday, April 19 at 8:15 in the cafeteria. We will be voting on the 2019-20 budget and slate of officers. Plus, we will welcome guidance counselors from Carmel Middle who will be sharing some tips for transitioning to middle school!

We will also be voting on the proposed Executive Board/Committee slate and budget for the 2019-20 school year, listed below.

Proposed PTO Slate

Executive Board

  • Past President – Amal Anthony
  • President – Chelsea Primason
  • VP – Amanda Derheimer
  • Recording Secretary – Katie Hammer
  • Treasurer/Asst. Treasurer – Nicole Harrell & Jody Kent
  • Communications – Ana Everett
  • School Board Liaison – Fred Brubaker

PTO Committees

100 Book Club: Meilin Su, Melissa Ross, Jen Defant, Jennifer Barker, Jennifer Arnold, Stephanie Bray, Karla Aberle, Angie Henk

Art Fair: Beth Banks, Christine Anderson, Elizabeth McKechnie

Book Fair: Joelle Baugher, Katie Hackney, Jennifer Barker, Sarah Grelecki, Stephanie Bray, Karla Aberle

Books & Breakfast with a Buddy: The MORE Group

Box Tops: Fred Brubaker, Stephanie Bray

Bulletin Boards: Amanda Derheimer, Chelsea Primason, Kate Fuelberth, Melissa Ross

Community Partnerships: Christine Anderson

Fall Fundraiser: Chelsea Primason, Sarah Grelecki

Family FUN Night (Game Night & Fitness Night): The MORE Group

Fifth Grade Party: Shelley Kazmierczak, Terri Yates, Judy Schwartz, Christine, Anderson, Stephanie Bray, Katie Hackney, Fred Brubaker, Angela Hunnicut, Heather Nichole Harmon

Flower Sale: Margot Dwyer/Katie Hackney/Katie Hammer/Chelsea Primason, Beth Banks, Kate Fuelberth, Jen DeFant, Jennifer Arnold, Kristen Kouka

Green Team: *teacher/staff sponsorship TBD

Helping Hands: Shelly Kazmierczak, Jennifer Arnold

Hospitality: Courtney Hudson, Elizabeth Pilling, Christine Anderson, Katie Hammer, Stephanie Wiott, April Miles

Ice Cream Social: Karla Aberle, Laine Hodson, Christine Anderson, Stephanie Bray, Angie Henk

Maker Space: Kristen Kouka

Math Pentathalon: Cary Schwartz (tournament coordinator); TBD (division 1); Meilin Su/Sarah Perkins (division 2); Geoff Palmer (division 3)

Media Center: Jody Kent, Fred Brubaker, Beth Banks, Larissa Muellner, Jennifer Barker, Jennifer Arnold, Sarah Grelecki, Denise Orendi, Elizabeth Pilling

MORE/Hotdog Roast: Geoff Palmer, Jon Dwyer, Peter Primason, Alvin Anthony, David Adams, Tyler Espey, Ben Horan, Fred Brubaker, Kevin Hetrick, Brandon Flynn, Shane Schmidt, Jeremy Harrell, Phil Williams

Newcomers: Christa Watson, Meilin Su, Elizabeth Pilling

Pioneer Day: Angie Henk, Elizabeth Pilling

Poinsettia Sale: Meilin Su

Pup Running: TBD; committee members include: Stacey and Kevin Hetrick

Room Parent: Michelle Ring, Christine Anderson, Katie Hackney, Amanda Derheimer, Tammie Vanderipe, Elizabeth McKenchnie

Science Fair: Shane Schmidt, Amber Mosley

Spirit Wear: Amal Anthony, Kaili Espey, Tina Griffith

Superhero Breakfast: Margot Dwyer, Brandy Matthews

Tiger Tales: Ana Everett

Wellness: Ana Everett, Jody Kent, Stacey Hetrick

Proposed PTO Budget

Order Spirit Wear by April 14th

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

The Book Fair is coming, and we need your help April 22-26!


March 28 - Yearbook Ordering Deadline

March 29-April 7 - Spring Break

April 19 - Final PTO Meeting

April 22-16 - Spring Book Fair

April 28 - Spin for CE

May 3 - Flower Sale PICKUP Day!

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