Southside Elementary School PTO

  • SOUTHSIDE PTO:  Our mission, simply put, is to support the Southside Community. We fulfill this mission by providing social opportunities for students and families, nurturing teachers, funding academic and enrichment activities, and encouraging school spirit and pride.  

    There are many ways to participate in the Southside Elementary PTO!  We hold monthly meetings in the cafeteria or library which will be posted on ParentSquare and our social media pages.  Everyone is welcome to attend meetings, make suggestions, volunteer for events and participate in whatever way works best for you!  It is a great chance to become involved in your child’s education. 

    There are multiple ways to participate in fundraising!  Please see below on how you can contribute.

    Kroger Rewards: Help our school every time you shop with Kroger Rewards! Sign up or confirm your participation by downloading the Kroger app.  Invite grandparents or other relatives near and far to sign up to generate funds for our school.  Our school’s code is: SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY PTO UQ963.

    Box Tops for Education: Photos of your store receipts can be submitted through the BTFE app and Southside PTO earns money!  Go to and download the BTFE app for more information.

    Dine to Donate:  We select restaurants around the Columbus area to participate in giving back to our PTO.  Dine to Donate is an event where a group eats at a restaurant on a particular day and the restaurant donates back a set percentage of sales to the PTO.  This is a fun and easy way to raise money for our PTO!

    Next Event:  Fall Festival at Southside Elementary School on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 4:30 PM- 7:00 PM.  There will be games, music, food trucks, prizes, and much more!  Thank you to our sponsors below, we appreciate you!
    Fall Festival Sponsors 2022

    PTO President: Jill Mishler

    PTO Vice President:  Sandy English

    PTO Secretary:  Jennette Merwin

    PTO Treasurer:  Alie Rauchfuss

    PTO Volunteer Coordinator:  Mila Dempsey

    Teacher Representative:  Mandy Keele 

    Past President:  Emily McKeon

    Questions or ideas, please contact or Jill Mishler at 812.350.1344.
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