Sponsors Needed for 2023 Learning Festival!

Learning Festival, on May 12, 2023, is University Elementary’s annual celebration of all things Learning! Classrooms showcase their best work of the year, and our PTO stages activities, games, food, and a silent auction for the school community to celebrate.

As our largest event fundraiser of the year, the money raised from the event goes directly back to the school and supports PTO programs such as literacy aids, teacher project grants, classroom supplies, teacher trainings, student needs, STEM materials, and more.
Sponsorships are incredibly important to our event as they offset event costs so all dollars raised can go back to the school. Sponsors receive:
  • Social media callouts
  • Mentions in email blasts from the school
  • Logo featured on our online event page
  • Logo on event print materials

Sponsorships start at $100 and typically range from $100-500, but we ask businesses to give whatever they are comfortable giving. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your sponsorship is tax deductible.

Fill out THIS FORM to express interest in sponsoring Learning Festival! After submitting this form, someone from the UES PTO will contact you about your interest in a sponsorship.
Feel free to pass on this form to any business or organization that may be interested.
Contact [email protected] with questions.
Thank you!

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Global Potluck – 11/4 6:00-8:00pm

Let’s come together, share a meal from our heritage, and celebrate our global UES community.

  • Bring an item to display on our “Global Museum” table.
  • Students can participate in the Show, Tell & Talent Show – share a talent, sing a song, do a dance, model traditional clothing, teach us to say a word in a different language, etc.
  • Donate to our Charity Raffle for a chance to win a book placed in the UES library in your honor and a treat from a local bakery. All funds will be donated to the Broadview Adult Learning Center to support the creation of an international library.
  • Put a pin in our “Univees across the World” map that will be displayed on a bulletin board after the event.
  • Sample the smells of spices from around the world.

Look for sign ups for food, volunteering, and the Show, Tell & Talent Show in the Monday Minute.

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Fall Campaign 2022 Is Underway!

Your student will be bringing home a yellow Fall Campaign form if they haven’t already. We have a lot of fun with this community event and stress participation over dollar amounts. Every student who returns a form (regardless of donation) will receive a small prize. If 85% of a grade level participates by returning a form, the grade will receive a popcorn party! We’ll also be holding special prize drawings at lunch this month for students who have returned a form.
The annual Fall Campaign is the University Elementary School PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. The funds are used to support our school, students, and teachers in many ways such as Kindergarten and First Grade Literacy Aides, classroom supplies, outdoor labs (for example: fitness trail, gardens, and shelter pavilion), grade-level grants, professional development funds for teacher workshops and courses, student needs, and special projects.
Please review the form, indicate whether or not you can participate this year, and return the form to your student’s teacher. All donations, regardless of amount, are important and appreciated. We look forward to your participation in this month-long event!
Click here to donate now!

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IB Trail Walk & Food Truck Night

Join us this Friday 9/30 from 5:30-8:00 for the IB Trail Walk & Food Truck Night. Walk the trail around the UES grounds and browse the latest IB displays. Learn how the International Baccalaureate (IB) program is integrated into the UES curriculum. Food will be available for purchase from Kebab on Wheels, Short Stop BBQ Train, and Chocolate Moose or bring your own dinner. Bring a picnic blanket, folding chairs, lawn games, etc. The playground will be open as well for your kids to play!


Playdate on the Playground!

Join us for a playdate on the playground on Friday 9/16 after school! Come meet other families while our kids play. PTO will provide snacks while supplies last. Parental/guardian supervision required.


Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year, Univees!

The school year is off to a great start! Stay up-to-date with all things UES PTO by joining our Facebook page:

We will be posting events and opportunities to get involved, so stay tuned!


Learning Festival – 3 days away – Thank you to our sponsors!!

It’s the Final Countdown to Learning Festival!! This beloved Bloomington tradition is back and only 3 days away!! Hope to see you this Friday evening, May 13th, 5:30-8pm at University Elementary School.
We are so grateful for such a strong and supportive community. Many thanks to our event sponsors: HospitalRecruiting, KG Realty – Century 21 Scheetz, Bloomington Valley Nursery/Mother Nature Landscaping, RadPad Remodeling, Hurlow Wealth Management, BAPS Consulting LLC, and Chapman Orthodontics.
Today, we also would like to highlight and thank these generous Bloomington community silent auction donors!: Aver’s Pizza, Baked of Bloomington, BloomingTea, Bucceto’s Pizza Pasta, Barbara Clark, Bloomington Chiropractic Center, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington Jazzercise, Bloomington Valley Nursery, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream, Cardinal Spirits, Chapman Orthodontics, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cardinal Stage, The Chocolate Moose, Cindy Stone, CrewCarwash, EarthKeepers Compost, Bloomington Food Truck Friday, Girl Scouts UES Alumni Troop 03134, Happy Heart Health Coaching and Yoga, Heritage Heart Studio, Hive, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Indianapolis Colts, Hopscotch Coffee, Hoosier Heights Bloomington, Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Indy Eleven.
Whew – And that it just letters A-I, if you can believe it! Stay tuned for more sponsor appreciation tomorrow. And check out our Silent Auction before the event:
Thank you for supporting public school learning initiatives wherever you are. We are grateful here for you all here at University Elementary!!

Learning Festival Silent Auction Pre-bidding is LIVE!

Pre-bidding is open until Thursday at 10pm. All bids from the pre-bid event will carry over to the silent auction during Learning Festival at University Elementary, Friday May 13th from 6-8pm. The item will be won by the highest bidder at the end of the night!

Look for the “buy it now” option on select items!

Keep checking back as we will continue to add items as we get them.

All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to support the University Elementary PTO. Thank you for participating and thank you to our generous local businesses and UES families who donated auction items!


May PTO Meeting – May 17th 6pm

Officer Elections and Budget Review for 2022-2023 school year.

Please look for the link in your Monday Minute from Principal Hopkins!


February PTO Meeting Minutes

February PTO Meeting Minutes:


February PTO Meeting this Tuesday

Looking forward to seeing you at the PTO meeting this upcoming Tuesday, Feb 8th at 6pm on Zoom. Please look for the link in your email and on Facebook. Thank you!!


January 2022 Meeting Minutes

1.22 PTO Meeting Minutes:


December Meeting Minutes

December PTO Meeting Minutes (2)


October PTO Meeting Tomorrow at 6pm

Friendly reminder that the October PTO meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct 12th at 6pm (optional meet-and-greet at 5:30pm). Hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 835 5440 2043



2021 Fall Campaign

The annual Fall Campaign is traditionally our biggest fundraising event. Rather than having our children participate in door-to-door sales, we have found most families prefer to make a direct financial contribution to the PTO. The money raised through the Fall Campaign pays for important programs and activities that are not covered through regular school budgets but that help make University Elementary an outstanding school.

Please consider a donation of $30 per student to help us reach our school goal of $16,000 for our 2021 Fall Campaign.

Please share this information with your family and friends network to help us reach our school goal.



September 2021 Meeting Minutes

9.2021 PTO Meeting Minutes


New & By Request! The University Elementary PTO Parent Guide

Access Parent Guide Here:

Members of University Elementary School’s (UES) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)created this parent guidebook to provide families with information about UES and the community. Information about the PTO, UES, Community Resources, and The Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) are covered. The topics included in this guidebook were determined by a parent survey. More detailed  information can be found in the UES Handbook.  

We will continue to add information to the guidebook throughout the year. 

If you have a question or topic you would like included, please let us know!

[email protected]


August 2021 Meeting Minutes

8.17.21 PTO General Meeting Minutes


PTO Meeting August 17!

PTO Meeting August 17th at 6pm (most likely on Zoom). Optional Meet & Greet at 5:30pm.

Look for the link in your Monday Minute or on Facebook. Hope to see you there!


March 2021 Meeting Minutes

PTO 09 March 2021