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Parent/Teacher Organization

We are an organization where parents and teachers come together to help enrich our children’s learning environment.  We want all children to excel at South Walnut and by working together. We can make that happen. Your input is encouraged and greatly valued.

Board Members

  • Karen Shafer, President
  • Ciera Tomsic, Vice President
  • Tina Loomis,  Secretary
  • Amber Mortensen, Treasurer
Parent involvement is always needed and appreciated.  If you are interested in getting involved, please direct questions to Karen Shafer, kshafer@bangorvikings.org, at South Walnut Elementary. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Fall Fundraiser

Fall fundraiser items have arrived.  If you have not picked up your child's fundraiser, please call Karen Shafer at (269) 427-6840 or come to Apple Tree Preschool and pick up your order.

Upcoming Events

Raffle Basket Project - Our annual raffle basket collection/sale is going on now.  Notes have been sent home with your child.  Raffle tickets will be on sale for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00 at the annual Christmas Concert at the High School Gym.  Below is a list of baskets and teachers.  Thank you ahead of time for your donation to your child's class. All donations are due December 11th.

  • Office Staff - School Supplies
  • Specials Teachers/Special Ed Staff - Toy Treasures for Toddler Girls (ages 2-4)
  • Para-Pros - Birthday Theme Party Basket
  • Preschool - Miss Shafer - Toy Treasures for Girls (ages 5-12)
  • Preschool - Mrs. Shafer - Toy Treasures for Toddler Boys (ages 2-4)Kindergarten - Mrs. Artis - Man's Best Friend
  • Kindergarten - Mrs. Phillips - toy Treasures for Boys (ages 5-12)
  • Kindergarten - Mrs. Szczypka - Mr. Clean
  • 1st Grade - Mrs. Vassar - Road to Reading1st Grade - Mrs. Goodrich - Bakers Dozen
  • 1st Grade - Mrs. Cowles - Everything Chocolate
  • 2nd Grade - Mrs. Ward - Everything Bathroom
  • 2nd Grade - Mrs. Lee - Movie Night
  • 2nd Grade - Mrs. Hardester - Christmas Holiday
  • 3rd Grade - Mrs. Jamrog - All Sports
  • 3rd Grade - Mrs. Mortensen - Baby Girl
  • 3rd Grade - Ricca - Lottery Tree
  • 4th Grade - Mrs. Hoch - Art for Children
  • 4th Grade - Mrs. Kolosar - Family Game Night
  • 4th Grade - Mrs. Luter - Winter Fun Basket

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