PTO

We have AMAZING LIVE AUCTION ITEMS---
JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!

December 2nd Festival Info:

Bess Truman Primary Center’s annual Fall Festival/Fundraiser will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.  There will be choir performances, games, food, drawings for gift baskets, a silent auction, followed by a live auction.  All Silent auction items will be final at 8:30p.m. At 8:35p.m. we will start the drawings for the raffle baskets with the live auction to immediately follow. Your child’s performance times are listed below:

  • 5:00-7:30  Food (in cafeteria) and Games (in classrooms)

  • 8:35  Drawings for Raffle Items (in cafeteria)

  • 5:00-8:30  Silent Auction (in the library)

  • 8:35          Live auction begins

  • Your child’s performance times are listed below:

5:30 - Preschool

6:00 - Whitworth/Gastel

6:30 - Mitchell/Atnip

7:00 - Henning/Dickinson/Schultz

7:30 - Davied/Baird/Gillespie


Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be designated to pay for new technology for the building, reading materials for the classrooms, and a shade shelter for the playground. As always, we will need many volunteers to help make this event a success!


We need your help with donations to put together themed gift baskets for your child’s class.  In past, these gift baskets have been a big success in our fundraising efforts.  Here’s where you can help:

  • Raffel baskets: gift cards/ IPAD/ Mystery VISA card-- to donate send a check, any gift card, or wal mart gift card to school to be applied to these very useful raffle baskets!!!! Good luck everyone~ Each would be wonderful to win before Christmas!
  • Donate item(s) if you do crafts or have a business

  • Donate desserts (homemade or store bought) for the cakewalk and desserts in the meal.

  • Volunteer for “work night” (pizza will be provided).  We will work on final preparations on festival games and prizes on Thursday, December 1st from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Because of your help, each of our past Festivals have been a great success!  If you can help with any of the above, PLEASE take a minute to fill out the form below and return it to the school ASAP.  If you have any questions, PLEASE contact one of the festival Coordinators listed below.


We thank you in advance for your help and all of your wonderful support.  Let’s all work together to make this the best one yet!!

Emily Humphrey (785-331-6822)

Stacy Mayberry (417-438-3036)

Amber Crooker (913-424-9481)




PTO meeting November 15 @ 2 PM.  Hope to see everyone there as we finalize plans for Festival December 2!!!!

Winning TSHIRT Design:

Grandparent/ Grandperson's Day 
Thank you to all the parents and to Grizzly Golf Carts for helping to make Grandparent/ Grandperson's Day a huge success!  



The change in time helped parents make the meeting easier as we had a great turn out for our beginning of year-- information packed meeting!  Thanks for all who attended and are willing to help continue to make Bess Truman the BEST SCHOOL!!!!!

Please take a look at the meeting notes if you were not able to make the meeting.  The PTO also has a facebook page if you have any questions or want to get involve-- message them or call the school in order to be included-- we would love to have ya!

Below is also our PTO volunteer form.  This is the only way PTO knows you want to be involved, so check your child's backpack for the one sent home or copy the one below to complete and return to school!  A background check must also be on file for each volunteer.  Contact the school for one of these!
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Stacy Hollingsworth,
Oct 19, 2016, 8:31 AM
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Stacy Hollingsworth,
Aug 24, 2016, 7:58 AM
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Stacy Hollingsworth,
Nov 14, 2016, 7:29 AM
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Stacy Hollingsworth,
Aug 24, 2016, 7:35 AM