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Beacon PTO

Beacon Academy PTO

The Beacon Academy Parent Teacher Organization is an active group of parents, grandparents, teachers, and administrators who plan engaging activities designed to build community, provide support, and ultimately enhance the educational experiences for the students, teachers, and families of Beacon.


Meetings are held either the 1st or 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Specific dates are posted on the school calendar and all are welcome to attend.

PTO Calendar 23-24

PTO Board of Directors

President: Trish Stromme
Vice President: Holly LaPierre
Treasurer: Becky McBreen
Secretary & Communications: Emily Daniels

[email protected]



Beacon PTO has a two-fold mission:

  • to build community within the school and our families, and
  • to raise funds for projects and activities and programs throughout the school year.

Community Building

Much of our community building happens through a series of regular family events at the school, designed to bring the community together to have fun and build relationships. Additionally, we have one parent volunteer for each elementary classroom that helps parents stay connected to school and PTO information. This parent also arranges for two or more classroom gatherings outside of school during the year to help facilitate relationships. The yearly schedule of events is announced each fall.


Beacon PTO is committed to keeping our fundraising activities manageable each year, and so we limit our active fundraising to a few select situations.

 Beacon Dash

The main fundraising campaign each year is the Beacon Dash, a direct-ask campaign involving the whole school that culminates in a day outside with activities such as dunking the principal in the dunk tank, obstacle courses and music!

Our goal is to use this campaign to raise the entire PTO budget for the next year. Students and families solicit monetary pledges/donations to contribute to this school-wide effort, and we celebrate our progress with school-wide incentives.

Donate HERE for funds to go towards the Beacon Dash.


Each fall, the Middle School students sells Butter Braids to raise money for the 8th grade graduation, school dances and end of school field trip.  Each spring, the 5th grade students sell flowers from a local greenhouse to raise money for their 5th grade spring trip to Wolf Ridge Environmental Center.

Purchase fun school spirit items HERE through our Square site.

Beacon round sticker
Round Water Bottle Sticker
Ollie sticker
Ollie Water Bottle Sticker
Window cling
Small Window Cling
Otter plushy
Ollie Plush Animal


PTO Membership Information

We encourage all families at Beacon to become members of Beacon PTO, no matter how many meetings or events you can attend. We welcome parents and grandparents of current students, along with current teachers and staff members. The more voices and perspectives, the better we can serve our school community.

Membership in the PTO is $15 per family per year. Members are given a vote in all PTO business meetings, are able to serve as a committee chair for events and fundraisers, and are also able to serve on the PTO Board of Directors.

To join, fill out a membership form and drop it off in the school office with your $15 cash or check (made out to Beacon PTO).

Beacon Parent Teacher Organization is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible and can be made any time of the year! Many Employers in the metro will provide matching funds when you donate.

If you wish to contribute financially to Beacon Academy, kindly mail your check to:

Beacon PTO, 3415 Louisiana Ave N, Crystal, MN 55427

Indirect Fundraising Opportunities

Did you know that our school generates hundreds of dollars a year through indirect fundraising opportunities? All you have to do is participate! In most cases, these are goods and services you are already using. A few extra seconds to link them to our school makes a huge difference for our students. Beacon Academy indirect fundraising opportunities include:

Download the free app Box Tops for Education (available for Android and iPhone). When you purchase products that have the pink 'Box Tops' label, we earn money for Beacon! Simply download the Box Top App, find Beacon Academy, and scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase.

Download the free app Shoparoo (available for Android and iPhone). Shoparoo turns images of your receipts into cash for Beacon Academy! It's quick and convenient; all you have to do is snap a picture of your receipts. Receipts from stores that sell grocery items are turned into cash for the school, and receipts from other types of stores are entered into a monthly sweepstakes to win $1000, and a yearly sweepstakes to win $15,000.  Download the app, select Beacon Academy, and you are ready to go. You can submit receipts anonymously or be listed on the leader board.