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Welcome to the American Academy Motsenbocker PTO Home Page. Here you will find all PTO information, fundraisers, volunteering opportunities and events.

We are excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year with our American Academy MB Community of Teachers, Students, Parents, and Staff! Your support and participation is what makes American Academy Motsenbocker great.

Upcoming PTO Events - April 2022

  • April 13, 2022 - PTO Board Meeting, 6:30PM-8:00PM, Zoom Call
  • April 13, 2022 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, The Walking Taco Food Truck
  • April 23, 2022 - Rocktoberfest at Discovery Parker, 3:00PM-4:30PM, FREE EVENT
  • April 23, 2022 - Kidtoberfest Parents' Night Out, 6:00PM-10:00PM, Sign Up Here
  • April 23, 2022 - Oktoberfest Spring Fundraiser, 6:30PM-9:30PM, Get Tickets Today!
Oktoberfest Spring Fundraiser
Join us on April 23, 2022 at 2 Penguins Tap House starting at 6:30PM. We worked hard to keep ticket prices low this year! Tickets are $42/person, $84/couple, and $40/teacher sponsored ticket!
We have several things going on that day for the WHOLE family, so here are the details:
  • Rocktoberfest at Discovery Park
    • That's right, the kids are taking over! Join us for this FREE event to help support music and arts for the kids of American Academy. Experience the great sounds of Mr. See's Rock Fam including Web Slingers, Kingda Ka, and Astro the People. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy an afternoon of awesome music. The is free for the whole family.
    • Coming to Rocktoberfest AND Oktoberfest? Sweet. Stay until the end of the concert and you will be given a "Backstage Pass" good for one drink and one game entry at Oktoberfest. Supply is limited!
  • Kidtoberfest Parents' Night Out
    • No need to worry about childcare; we have you covered! While you head off to Oktoberfest, send your kids to Kidtoberfest with Ms. Patti and Ms. Mercy! They'll enjoy a night of pizza, snacks, games, and a movie.
    • Spots are limited, so sign up today: Sign Up Here
  • Oktoberfest Spring Fundraiser
    • This is the STAR of the evening. The Spring Fundraiser is our top fundraising event of the year. This is the first IN-PERSON event we have had since 2019 and it's going to be great. Your ticket includes entrance to the event, food, and one free drink at the bar (bar will remain open as a cash bar during the night.)
    • Events during the night include:
      • Live Auction: Get access to EXCLUSIVE live auction items that include trips, memorabilia signed by a certain comic book genius (hint, hint), a Traeger grill package, an awesome fire pit and more. These are ONLY available for bidding at the event.
      • Online Auction: We have many more items available on the online auction. You are also able to bid on these items as well!
      • Stein Games: Start your push-ups now and get up that arm strength to participate in the Stein Holding contest generally featured at Oktoberfest events each year. It is $5 to participate and the winner splits the pot with the school. If Stein Holding isn't your jam, then test your ability to hold as many Steins as possible all at once. Again, $5 to participate and the pot is split between the school and winner.
      • Music: While mingling, enjoy music brought to you by Mile High Music Patrol!
      • Robot Demos: See, in action, the new robots that we are fundraising for at the event.
    • We have a limited amount of tickets, so get yours today: Oktoberfest Tickets
  • Oktoberfest Online Auction
    • There will be a simultaneous Online Auction. Details will come out shortly on how to register with our system, Trellis. There is no special ticket needed to participate in the online auction - it is free to all.
    • Here you will find a variety of baskets donated by our fabulous classrooms, Teacher Time, company donations, and more.
Where is the money going?
This is an excellent question! Each year, we continue to support or help the following initiatives:
  • School/STEM Technology and Software
  • Athletics
  • Leadership Program
  • Teacher Classroom Supplies
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Field Day
This year, we are also working to earn money for the following:
  • STEM Robots: LEGO Spike Essential
  • STEM Robots: LEGO Prime
  • Improvements to playground
  • Additional equipment to help keep the school safe and secure
Remember, if you go to the Live Event, you can preview these new robots coming into the classroom!