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Parent Teacher Association - We are a team of parents, teachers, administrators, and other community members who actively support our children at Ponderosa Elementary School. We foster community cooperation through volunteerism, and by raising and distributing funds to augment our children’s Ponderosa experience. For more information about joining the Ponderosa PTA, please contact PTA President Emilie Ayoub at (303) 501-4700  or email or Lucy Stredde at (605) 661-1423 or email. Join us on Facebook at
PTA proudly raises funds to support our school!  Examples: Health and Wellness, Global Learning, Field Trips, and Classroom Requests throughout the year. Thank you for helping us make Ponderosa a GREAT place to learn!! 
For PTA Budgets and Meeting Notes, please see left side bar.


  • We would like to invite everyone to join the newly created PTA Facebook page.  It is located at After requesting to join and being accepted you can access PTA information and post questions, comments, and pictures.
  • King Soopers / Kroger Neighborhood Program ~ We will have King Soopers Gift Cards available again this year.  Your child will be bringing home information with more details.  This is an easy way for the school to earn funds while you do the shopping you already do!  Simply have your card recharged at the cash register while you are purchasing your groceries.  You may also earn $ for Ponderosa by buying fuel at a Kroger pump with your gift card.  Every time you swipe your King Soopers Gift Card, our school gets 5% back on your purchase!  To purchase the gift card, send $5 to school in the envelope provided.  We will give you your $5 gift card in return to spend at a Kroger retailer.  Please contact PTA with any questions about the program.
  • Please see the calendar for the next PTA meeting

    Panda Prowl: Our goal is $25,000!!  If we make this goal, it will be our ONLY fund raiser this year!  That's RIGHT...our ONLY fund raiser!

  • 1st: Boy: Tie between, Jaxon Glass, Keegan Parker, Ryder Dunn (Brinkman)
           Girl: Zelda Stebbins (Saya)
    2nd: Boy: Miles Shearer (Pett)
            Girl: Makenna Bruno (Pett)
    3rd: Boy: Oliver Stredde (Bratten)
           Girl: Evelyn DeTienne (Bratten)
    4th: Boy: Coleten Pabst (Brockway)
           Girl: Amira Ayoub (Guffey)
    5th: Boy: Elias Gardea (Busch)
           Girl: Alexus Coberly (O'Brien)
    GRAND TOTAL RAISED:  $20,692

    • Spring Box Top Competition:  
                   1st Place:  942 box tops    Mrs. DeGrande's 2nd grade class will get to have a popcorn party. 
                      2nd Place:  794 box tops   Mr. O'Brien's 5th grade class will get to have an extra recess.
                      3rd Place:  758 box tops   Mrs. Gupton's 5th grade class will get to have an extra recess.
  • Spirit gear is back with exciting new options!  We have some bling and a great new screen!!  Visit and click on Pandas to view our new options and to place orders.  The store is open now for 2 weeks.

    spirit wear order form  


    If you have questions or are a business that would like to help sponsor the event with a tax deductible donation, please contact Emilie Ayoub at or Lucy Stredde at
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PTA Officers

Co-President Emilie Ayoub (303) 501-4700 or email
Co-President Lucy Stredde (605) 661-1423 or email
Vice President Nicole Jackson  email
Treasurer Stacie Davis email
Secretary Amy Gebhardt email