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The Link

Mission and Vision

When schools, community and families come together, we become a great force for positive change, growth and influence in the life of a child.  The Link serves as the connection between the school, the community and your family!  We are committed to enriching the education of the students at Marie Hughes Elementary.

Link Events

Today: 5/25/18

About Us

        The Link! Marie Hughes Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization/PTO


Who we Are

Parent and Staff members working together as a Parent Teacher Organization to offer support to our school, students and staff.  (No dues are required)

Our Mission Statement

When schools, community and families come together, we become a great force for positive change, growth and influence in the life of a child.  The Link serves as the connection between the school, the community and families! 

We are committed to enriching the education of the students at Marie Hughes Elementary.

When we meet

The second Monday of each month, alternating from evening meetings to morning meetings. (Teachers’ Lounge).

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

What we do

Throughout the school year, The Link/PTO sponsors various events:

Curriculum Night, Book Fair, Cookie Dough Fundraiser, Agenda Check Rewards, Sock Hop,

Giving Snowman, Candy-grams, Family Movie Nights, Holiday Shop, Science Night, Jog-a-Thon, Student Recognition, Staff Appreciation, Social Committee, Husky Voice (School Newsletter),

Box Tops, Labels for Education, SBA Snacks, Yearbook, Husky Howl School Carnival,

Fifth Grade Party and much more!

How you can help

Volunteer to help as little or as much as you would like with any of the above-listed events.

Where does the $ Go

Money raised goes back into the school.  It helps fund the above-listed events as well as field trip buses, staff/classroom reimbursements and various school activities.  In the past, we have purchased items for the workroom, playground equipment, benches and shade structures.  During the 2013-2014 school year, teachers were given over $10,000 to use in their classrooms.

How to contact us

Please feel free to email our president, Cynthia Pettit at

or leave a message at the school.

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  If you know of any contacts that could provide donations of goods, services or other resources to be used at any of our events (raffles, fundraising, support, etc.) please forward their information to or contact any of The Link board members. 


Together, we can make this a great year for every child!!     Thank You, The Link!





Curriculum Night – Teachers provide information to families about their classroom. PTO sponsors pizzas and waters for the families in attendance.

Book Fair – Twice a year, books are sold to raise $ for library and school

Cookie Dough Fundraiser – Children sell frozen cookie dough products/pies to raise $ for school

T-shirts – PTO designs and sells school t-shirts throughout the year

Agenda Check Rewards – Monthly surprise checks to see if agendas are signed by parents – classes win popcorn from PTO for highest % of signed agendas

Sock Hop – Free school dance for children and families. 

Giving Snowman – Families and PTO donate gifts for MHES families in need for the holidays

Holiday Shop – PTO hosts an inexpensive shop where students can purchase small items for their families

Family Movie Nights – PTO sponsors movie nights to bring families together for fun evenings with popcorn and water provided. Families bring their own dinner

Science Night – Science Fair/Projects and science activities for students and families.  Projects judged and prizes given

Jog-A-thon - Children collect pledges and run laps to raise $ for the school

Student Recognition – PTO sponsors parties, prizes, awards for students throughout the year

Staff Appreciation – PTO sponsors meals/or treats on a monthly basis for the staff

Candy Grams – PTO sells flowers and candy for Valentine’s Day and delivers them to students. Students/family members can purchase them for one another

Husky Fun Days – PTO organizes 2 fun days a year where students get to let loose and have fun by wearing pajamas to school, clothes on backwards, different shoes, crazy hair/hats and bring a stuffed animal to school

Social Committee – Provides items for various family events throughout the school year

Husky Voice – PTO compiles the monthly school newsletter which is sent home each month and available on the website

Box Tops – Collection of box tops twice a year and submission for $ for school, top class wins party

Labels for Education – Collection of labels twice a year and submission for supplies

SBA Snacks – PTO provides daily snacks for 3rd-5th grades during testing. Otter pops for all

Yearbook – PTO complies photographs, designs, sells and distributes yearbooks at end of school year

5th Grade Party – PTO sponsors an end of year party for the 5th grade students

Husky Howl Carnival – Held in April.  Our school carnival offers food, games, prizes and raffles

Facebook – PTO maintains FB page and provides information to those that have signed up

School Portraits – PTO organizes fall and spring photographs of students

Smith’s Earn & Learn – Encourages families to sign up with Smith’s who will give $ to school

Spirit Days – PTO gives a small treat to students on the 1st Friday of every month if they wear a school

t-shirt or school bracelet

Webmaster – Maintains the PTO portion of the school’s website



President-Melissa Chyo

Vice President-Elizabeth Luebchow

Vice President-Rick Tuschhoff

Secretary-Caryn Welz

Treasurer--Maureen Saul

Co-Treasurer-Dee Cox




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