As you plan for your annual contributions, we hope you will consider becoming a PTO Community Partner with Crystal River Elementary School. The CRES PTO helps ensure a positive, healthy, enriching school environment in which our children can best thrive. 

For more information and/or to make a gift to Crystal River Elementary School PTO please contact:
Michelle Marlow (970) 948-1334 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or Cassie Cerise (970) 309‐3142 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


City Market Rewards

By linking your City Market value card to CRES, City Market will donate money to CRES each time you shop! Visit and go to Community Rewards on the Community menu to enroll. You must enroll each calendar year.  Follow this easy link to register your City Market Value Card.  Instructions are provided here.

Box Tops

Keep collecting your box tops from participating products and pay attention to expiration dates! The Box Top collection box is located near the front office. We've already raised $850 in 2016 and are looking to far exceed our goal of $1000. Thanks to Angelique Gifford for her dedication to this effort!


Schoola is an online store selling gently used clothing, with all the proceeds going to participants' school of choice. You can help CRES by shopping at or donating clothes to be sold on Order a donation bag today and select CRES as your school of choice. When you're cleaning out your closets this summer, fill the bag and send it in to Schoola!

Whole Foods Bag Credits

When you bring your own bags to shop at Whole Foods during select months, you can select CRES as the beneficiary of your bag credit.

Recycling Printer Cartridges & Cell Phones

Collect used printer cartridges and old cell phones - bring them to school for recycling.

Coming Soon!

There are many ways to get involved with CRES and the PTO - both on a regular and sporadic basis.  


We need volunteers to help with drop-off each morning before school from 7:40-8:00.  This is a great way to help out on a weekly basis before the school day starts.  

First Friday Coffee

On the 1st Friday of each month, PTO provides coffee and baked goods for teachers and parents before school.  This casual gathering gives teachers and parents a time to connect before the school day begins.  Help support this ongoing activity by providing baked goods and dropping by for a cup of coffee! 

Thursday Folders

Important communication from the school and community goes home with students every Thursday in their yellow folders.  Many teachers request help with stuffing the folders each Thursday morning.  This commitment only takes about 30 minutes each Thursday morning.  

Raising a Reader

Kindergarten teachers need help organizing Raising a Reader book bags that go home with students.  This commitment only takes about an hour a week.  

Teacher Appreciation

PTO has made a concious effort to recognize and appreciate our teachers and staff throughout the school year.  We do this through various events and activities, all which need parent support.  

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in getting involved!

During the 2018-2019 school year, PTO has provided funding for the following

  • Back to School Picnic
  • Student Water Bottles
  • Teacher Journals
  • Contributed funding towards hiring a Library Aid to assist with library management and volunteer coordination


Funds raised during the 2017-2018 school year (and before) has allowed us to contribute in many way this year, including:

  • Grants for CRES teams to support academic programming
  • Provide dinner for the 2018-19 Welcome Back Picnic
  • Financial support for teachers enrolled in Spanish class
  • Purchase of student water bottles and teacher journals for the 2018-19 school year
  • Funding for the Speech/SPED Teams to attend training
  • La Loteria - contributed to the cost of pizza and prizes for this awesome family event
  • Focused Kids - contributed funding to ensure all Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms have a 'Calm Down' basket
  • Provide staff dinner during Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Provide meals and treats during Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Donate $1000 to Lift-Up as part of our Ladles of Love fundraiser

Upcoming Events





  • 03 Jan 2019

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  • 04 Jan 2019

    Sunny 32°F 2°F

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