Welcome to the official PTO website!

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The Vermillion PTO is active at Austin Elementary, Jolley Elementary, and the Vermillion Middle School.  Vermillion PTO has many projects throughout the year to benefit our schools and the education of our children. From the book fairs and teacher appreciation meals to the school carnival, it all happens through the PTO!  Would you like to be a part of planning and share you ideas? Get involved – join our PTO today. Click the on the become a member tab above to fill out a quick membership form.  It’s easy…and FREE!

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Meetings Information:

Meetings will be held the 1st Monday of each month at 7pm, unless there is no school on a particular Monday (for example, Labor Day).   Meeting location will be the Jolley Elementary library, unless otherwise stated.

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1 day ago

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Happy summer, everyone! We just wanted to share some information about the new Box Tops program. Hopefully it’ll give you some reading material for those lazy days ahead!
TLDR version: Box Tops points are now able to be counted by scanning your receipts through an app. You do not have to clip the new Box Tops labels (but you are still welcome to do that for the former style as we can still get credited this way as well as long as they aren’t expired!)

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Choose Austin Elementary for all students not attending St. Agnes! If you’re kiddos attend St. Agnes, that’s what you’ll choose. Read below for details:

Box Tops for Education: No More Clipping
A new mobile app allows users to scan a receipt to receive credit for participating products.

by Rose Hamilton


It’s almost time to put away those scissors. Box Tops for Education released a new mobile app (aptly named Box Tops for Education) for both iPhones (iOS) and Androids on June 19, 2019, and ushered in a whole new way of collecting box tops and raising money for schools.

Don’t panic: Traditional box tops will be honored until they expire, which in some cases could be a few years from now. But the transition is under way. The future of BTFE is digital-only and is based on a free receipt-scanning app that folks use to update their box tops activity and automatically update a school’s account.

Five Quick Takeaways

You can download the (free) new Box Tops for Education app for both iPhones and Androids as of June 19, 2019.

Individuals scan receipts within 14 days of purchase and automatically update their school’s account.

Traditional box tops will be honored until they expire.

Between now and the end of 2019, people can submit traditional box tops and scan a receipt to get double points on many products.

Promotional materials and new collection sheets will be available this summer for PTOs and box top coordinators to get their school communities familiar with the new system.

How It Works

From here on out, individuals (parents, grandparents, and so on) can download the new BTFE app on their phones. Only a receipt—not the label on the product—gets scanned. The app records any products from participating brands on the receipt. Once scanned, the receipt’s Box Tops amounts will be assigned to the school account a participant has selected on the app.

Individuals can keep track of their own activity and can see the school’s total amount earned. The school view will show totals earned by store only.

It’s important to note that receipts need to be scanned within two weeks of purchase. This is a big difference from the traditional program in which consumers had months, even years, to redeem a box top. BTFE says the time frame is in line with other receipt-scanning programs.

Scanning on the New System Starts Right Away

Currently, there’s a smattering of products in stores with the new box top label. If you see a label that says “No more clipping. Scan your receipt,” you’ve found one! Expect to see more and more products with the new label over the summer. There should be nearly 200 products from a variety of brands by back-to-school time.

You Can Still Clip, for Now

You can submit traditional Box Tops until they expire. In fact, BTFE will do a transition period for the remainder of 2019 in which you can clip and submit a traditional Box Top and scan your receipt, earning double the amount for many products. Some brands will not participate in this, and the app will flag it as a scan-only item.

Online Shopping Isn't Included…Yet

BTFE is working on ways to accommodate people who buy participating products online. Planned updates to the app should support a majority of e-commerce services, including many grocery delivery services, says Moeding.

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1 month ago

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On behalf of the entire PTO board, I want to thank all the parents, staff, and volunteers who helped make this a GREAT school year! Stay tuned this summer for great opportunities for next year! Have a fantastic break and we’ll see you in August!
-Hannah Mosterd

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1 month ago

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This morning we treated our 5th grade class to breakfast as they embarked on their last week as elementary students. Donuts, grapes and oj, yes please! ...

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We have many opportunities for volunteers throughout the year!  See below for some opportunities that may be right up your alley!
*This page will be updated as the year progresses, so stay tuned!

2 Hour Power Volunteer

Want to help but only have a limited amount of time to do so?  Consider signing up to be a 2 Hour Power Volunteer.  With this kind of volunteering, your only asked to give us two hours of your time.  Once you’ve given us that time, we promise we won’t ask for more!  Sign up here.

Box Tops

Be a Box Tops for Education hero.  We are looking for someone to stop at the schools to collect box tops, sort them, and submit them to the PTO President.  Please e-mail any of our PTO board members if you are interested in helping!

Bulletin boards

Are you a DIY-er or just enjoy creating things?  We need someone to create and maintain PTO bulletin boards at Austin, Jolley and VMS.  This would involve creating and maintaining the bulletin board display to best reflect current PTO events and ways to connect with the schools.  Please e-mail any of our PTO board members if you are interested.

Teacher Grants

Each year the Vermillion PTO has limited funds to award to programs that benefit the students of the Vermillion School District.  A grant, if approved, must be completed and submitted for reimbursement by the end of the current school year.


  • The person requesting the funds must be a current member of the Vermillion PTO Chapter.
  • Preference is given to those grants that directly affect Vermillion School District students.
  • Grant limits (for each school year): $150 per classroom, $250 per grade level, and $500 per school building. These levels may be exceeded in certain instances, as decided by the PTO Board of Directors.
  • If a grant is approved, it is up to the applicant to purchase the item and submit a receipt for reimbursement unless an alternative arrangement has been discussed and agreed upon by the PTO Board of Directors.


Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education is one of our ongoing fundraisers for PTO. The PTO will use the funds & points obtained through this program to directly benefit our children & our school. The funds allow the PTO to purchase much needed supplies (for art, PE, classrooms, etc.). Thank you for your support!!

General Mills “Box Tops for Education” can be found everywhere, on a wide variety of items, including Huggies products, Cottonelle products, many Betty Crocker and Pillsbury products, numerous brands of cereal, Yoplait yogurt, Juicy Juice, and many more. (For a full list of participating products, click here.)  10 TOPS = $1.00 for our school!!  Simply clip the Box Tops cleanly along the dotted lines, being careful not to cut off the expiration date, and turn them in to your child’s teacher.

August Box Tops Newsletter: 2018_Buzz_Aug_EnSp

(You can print this newsletter if you’d like a place to organize your box tops.  You do not need to organize them this way, however. You can just send them in a baggie or envelope to school as well.)