A Bunch o’ Box Tops for a Bunch o’ Balloons!

August 20-31

“Box Tops are on things you use every day around your house. It’s so easy to collect them!”

Box Tops Products

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The rules of the game are simple:

  1. Collect as many Box Tops as you can.
  2. Glue 10 Box Tops at a time on to this sheet.
  3. Use more than one sheet if you have more than 10 Box Tops.
  4. Write your name and your teacher’s name on the sheet.
  5. Turn it in to your teacher or the office by August 31.

We will draw a single winner from the stack at the end of the contest and that one person will win 350 quick-fill water balloons! His or her teacher will win a $25 Target gift card!


(Kids’ Night Out)

September 7, 4:45-9:00pm

The evening’s entertainment includes:

A magician showing how to use science in fun ways

Pete Mueller demonstrating explosions – yes, really (but it’s all safe)

An astronomer to show you the mysteries of the universe

plus PIZZA!

You’ll get to do experiments of your own, too!

It’s science like you’ve never seen before at Neely!

Ready to register? The form opens at 8am on August 20. It closes at 4pm on September 4th.

Sign up on our waitlist

The form is set to take payments by cash, check, or PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or e-check through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. 

Only 275 children will be enrolled. We will use the waiting list to add children if space opens up.

What does it cost?

It’s $18 for the first child enrolled, and $12 for each additional kid.  

This price includes a pizza dinner, water, a treat, and all events for the evening.

What should my kid bring?

Not much! For the movie portion of the evening, the kids will be allowed to lay out blankets and pillows to get comfortable on the cafeteria floor. This will only be about 30 minutes at the end of the night, so they may not need anything. No toys or stuffed animals will be allowed. Please label all items with your name in case they are misplaced. These items will be stored in the music room until they are needed.

Your kid will NOT need a water bottle, a meal, or anything electronic! We have it all covered!


Who is going to be watching my kid?

Neely teachers! Aren’t they wonderful? Each grade will be with a certified teacher and several teen/parent helpers all evening. PTO board members will supervise and organize the event. Only registered volunteers will be allowed through the south cafeteria doors to ensure your child’s safety.

Give me the nitty-gritty. How does this all work?

Arrive before the doors open at 4:45 and get in line by student last name. Teachers will verify your child’s information, attach allergy wristbands, and direct your kids where to go. You may walk them into the cafeteria to help them get comfortable if needed, but only registered volunteers may enter the school campus.

Then you’re off for a kid free evening! We will contact you if your child needs you, we promise, so go with a carefree heart!

Return between 8:30 and 9:00. The east cafeteria door will be open and we will need you to be patient as we match children and parents safely. Do not leave younger siblings in the car, please. You will pick up the card you signed at check-in and proceed into the waiting area. If we don’t recognize you, we may ask for ID. We have wranglers to collect your kids for you and the kids will meet you by the double doors. If you have a photo of them on your phone, have it available to show the wrangler to make finding the kids faster. A volunteer will match your check-in card to your child’s sticker at the end of the waiting area and you will be free to go.

*If you have a 6th grader, please use the remind app at pick-up to text the 6th grade team your child’s name and that you are in line and they will send your kid to the cafeteria.

Welcome to NeelyPTO.org

We hope to be your #1 resource for all things Neely!

Our school attracts students from all over Gilbert, which can make communication hard. You can subscribe to this blog/website and never miss an important announcement again.

Don’t worry, we won’t go overboard. You can expect a couple of emails a month at most. When we publish a new post, it will be emailed to you automatically, if you’re subscribed. If you miss something, head back to the site and use the search function at the bottom of every page! No more email hunting.

Need even more reminders about what’s happening? Check out our PTO Membership!

Can’t make it to the PTO meetings but have ideas you want heard? We have live-streamed meetings through Facebook.

Curious how an event’s financials turned out? Look at the financial documents under Home on the site.

Forget to register for an event until the very last day and can’t make it to school to turn in your form? Use NeelyPTO.org to register and pay online with PayPal.

Lost the sheet that lists your teacher’s favorite treat and you know she’s had a rough week? They are all listed here.

The most important part of this site, though, is that we can make it work for you and for us. It is all able to be customized.

We hope you’ll poke around, give us a little grace as we work out the kinks, and come back often.


See you July 31 at 5:30 for Back to School Night! We will be in the cafeteria, with Chromebooks set to our site!

(Oh, and if you’ve built a website before or know how to, contact me! I’m self taught and it’s really complex! -Randi)




with any purchase



“It’s a sneak peek at your child’s teacher and it benefits Neely! What a great idea!”



Teacher Reveal Night @ Peter Piper

July 27th, 4:00-8:00pm

Join us at the Peter Piper Pizza location at Baseline and Gilbert to get a sneak peek at the class lists!

While we hope you will stay and participate in the Restaurant Night Fundraiser, you DO NOT have to purchase anything to get the early look. 

First check in at the Welcome table to get your sticker for FREE TOKENS with any purchase!

Next find the PTO member wearing a Neely Shirt. He or she will have binders on the table sorted by grade. Take a look at who your child has for the year. You may even be able to meet some of his or her future classmates!

If you can’t make it to the Reveal Party, class lists will be posted on the Neely front windows, as always, on Monday.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Boo Hoo/Woo Hoo Breakfast

August 2, 2018, 8:38-9:30am

Dropping your kid off for their first day of Kindergarten can be an emotional experience! For some of us, it’s marked by tears at how quickly he or she is growing up; for others, it’s a celebration of how much he or she has grown. Either way, we want to give you a place filled with like-minded parents who have been there before!

On the first day of school, follow the signs and meet in the Teacher’s Lounge after the bell has rung and the little ones have marched off to their classrooms, dwarfed by their backpacks. We will have snacks and tissues, and answers to questions you have about Neely.

Parents of new Neely students in grades 1-6 are welcome, too!

 Ice Cream Social

It’s hot, summer is approaching, and we could all use a chance to cool off.

Join us for at our yearbook signing party and enjoy some cold treats. Each Neely kid gets one free. Additional treats can be purchased for 50c each. Teachers get a free treat, too!

Bring your yearbook, something fun to sign with, and join us in the cafeteria on May 18th from 5:30-7:00. The whole family is welcome.

Yearbooks will be handed out at the end of the school day on Friday, May 18th.

Did someone  say BEARS? Click here to see how you can win your very own NEELY  BEAR!


Neely Spring Carnival

Need more information? Scroll down to see what the Carnival is all about!


Four dinner options, all served with chips and a drink

  • Hamburger – 7 tickets
  • Cheeseburger – 8 tickets
  • Hot Dog – 6 tickets
  • Vegan Burger – 7 tickets

We are also selling a wide variety of concessions for one (1) ticket each:

Candy        Baked Goods             Popcorn (2 tickets)      

Drinks         Chips               Cotton Candy (2 tickets)



We FILL the field with inflatables and rides of all kinds. Last year, we were mistaken for a town event!

We also pack our basketball courts with all of the traditional carnival games. From football toss to face painting, we have something for everyone! Check with your room parent for details on how you can help with our booths!

A wristband is REQUIRED to participate in any of these activities. Tickets are NOT accepted at the booths. Wristbands are $15 each if they are purchased before February 26th.

Because we understand that attending the carnival can be expensive, we offer the following benefit:

  • If you purchase 3 wristbands, but you have more than 3 children attending and participating, the remainder of the wristbands you need are complimentary. This applies only to children who live in your household and who are at least 4 years old.
    • Ticket purchases are an additional cost.



Don’t miss the cafeteria! We stack it with baskets from the classrooms (thank you to everyone who donates). Each ticket is one chance to win. Raffle ends at 7:30 and we will be pulling the winning tickets soon after.

  • PLEASE CLEARLY WRITE your name and number on the back of the tickets! We are not tracking sales by ticket number.
    • You do not have to be present to win, as long as we can read your name and number. 🙂

Our silent auction is online this year! Visit 32auctions.com/neelycarnival to view the items during the week of the carnival and to bid starting at 9am on March 2nd. Bidding will close at 7:30pm. Please read the note on the site about last minute bid activity! If you want to see any items in person, they will be on display in the cafeteria.



We will accept credit cards for purchases at the door, and will sell tickets all night. Please be aware that ticket bundles are NOT available for sale on the night of the carnival and wristbands increase to $20 each (for the first 3).