Get Ready for Give to the Max Day!

The Lake Elmo PTA is participating in Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 19th

Give to the Max Day is a special 24-hour period in which donations made to our PTA on enter us into random drawings that could bring in extra money for our school!  


All grades Pre-K through 5th will compete against each other for a chance to win new Scholastic books for their classrooms!

Two individual student prizes will be handed out, as well:

1.) Top-earning student (the child must set up his/her own fundraising page to qualify - see instructions below)

2.) One student earner chosen in a random drawing. 

The winning students will each receive $50 to spend on Scholastic books!


There are two ways that you and your student can participate:


#1 – On November 19th, go to your grade level team via the link below and click the Donate button to contribute to your team's goal! You can also share this link ahead of time with friends, family, and neighbors who may also want to support your student.


#2 – If you want to up the ante a bit, your student can create their own fundraising page within their team with their own story or video! This will allow them to send out a unique link to family, friends, and neighbors and track their contribution to their team goal! To do this, go to your grade level team via the link below and click Join this Team. Then, the website will guide you through the process of creating a title for your page, an individual fundraising goal and add an image or video to your page!   






First grade:

Second grade:

Third grade:

Fourth grade:

Fifth grade:


Your donation could bring in extra prizes for our school, including:

$500 Golden Tickets drawn every 15 minutes on Give to the Max Day

$1,000 Golden Tickets drawn every hour on Give to the Max Day

One Grand Prize $10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket


If our school can reach our fundraising goal of $13,000, then Mr. Gorde will celebrate by lip syncing and dancing to a song selected by the students!!! 


If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please contact us at



Our sincere thanks go out to Principal Gorde, Lisa Blake and Eric Anderson for their eye-opening presentation on the thoughtful work being done to ensure equity for our students at Lake Elmo.  We are so grateful for and proud of the tremendous effort of our staff to dismantle systemic racism in our school and make sure each of our students feels represented, supported and valued.


You may watch the presentation here:

(Note: The meeting introduction was cut off a little bit)




THANK YOU to our generous friends who donated to The Partnership Plan and Lake Elmo PTA during the Pony Up for Kids! campaign.


With your help, we raised $2,165!

Thank you!

The Lake Elmo PTA online auction was a great success! With your help, we raised more than $4,200 that will put much-needed resources in our classrooms, gym and media center!


Winning bidders may pick up their items during a drive-thru event in the front parking lot at Lake Elmo Elementary on Saturday, October 24th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you paid online with a credit card, please bring your ID when picking up your items. You may also pay in person with cash or check (payable to Lake Elmo Elementary PTA). Any items not picked up at that time may be picked up in the school’s main office starting Monday, October 26th.


THANK YOU for participating and for your continued support for our school!


Join the PTA and be entered to win!


Anyone who joins or renews their membership with the PTA through Friday, November 20th will be entered to win a prize pack, which includes two MN Twins winter hats, two Twins T-shirts, a stuffed T.C. Bear, a $20 Target gift card and a certificate for a martial arts package at The Edge Martial Arts & Fitness in Stillwater (a $175 value).  Already a member?  You're already in the drawing!


The cost to join is only $10.  There are two ways to join:




Financial aid is available for those who want to join, but are unable to pay at this time.  Contact us at for more information.






Mondays at 7 p.m. via Zoom until further notice.  


(Dates Subject to Change)

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When you shop and select Lake Elmo Elementary PTA as your charity of choice, a small percentage of your purchase price will go to Lake Elmo PTA.  It is the same as shopping on Amazon’s regular website and you may use your existing Amazon account. 

NOTE: You must be on in order for Lake Elmo PTA to receive the donation. 




Box Tops have moved to a mobile app and it’s now easier than ever to earn money for

Lake Elmo PTA just by going grocery shopping!


1) Download the free app: Box Tops for Education.
2) Create an account.
3) Search for and select "Lake Elmo Elementary".
4) Scan your receipt which includes the items with the box top logo.


You’ll earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities.  The app will automatically add Box Tops to our earnings online. 

[NOTE: We will also continue to collect physical Box Tops as that version of the program phases out.]



In order to sign up for volunteer opportunities at Lake Elmo or to participate in the online fundraiser, we ask you to register on our website and complete two required forms - Parent & Student Information and the Directory & Publish Preference forms.  Registering is free and takes just a few minutes of your time.   


 (registering is not a commitment to join the PTA)






Membership Toolkit App is now available on the App Store and Google Play!

Download the FREE app and log in using your Lake Elmo Elementary PTA user account log in information! Access all the information you see here on our website, on your mobile devise. Get important updates, place orders, sign up to volunteer and much more at the touch of a button! 


Thank you for your continued patience.  We are still hard at work updating this site to make it more informative and more user friendly.  If you have any questions or helpful suggestions, please reach out to