Annual Events

You are an important part of the Teller community and we wanted to make sure you were aware of all your options to participate and contribute in our Teller community this year. Below is a rough outline of fundraising programs and events for Teller parents, grandparents, and guardians to assist you in planning your school year. You always have a choice in how you want to participate including how you donate your money, time, and energy.


Featured Fundraising Events

Teller’s Annual Auction

“Totally  Teller”
Totally Teller 2019 “Heroes & Villains” was a HUGE success!  Thank you to all who attended, donated, and volunteered this year!  You showed up in a BIG way!

SAVE THE DATE for Totally Teller 2020!

“Teller’s 100th Anniversary Gala”

Saturday, November 14th 2020 — 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Soiled Dove Underground (Tavern Lowry)

Each year, Teller hosts an annual fundraising auction, and our theme this year is a surprise and will be announced in the fall!

  • Tickets available October 1st, 2020!
    • Early Bird (10/1 – 10/16)
      • $55 Individual Ticket or $100 Partner (2) Tickets
    • Regular (10/17 – 11/13)
      • $65 Individual Ticket or $120 Partner (2) Tickets
    •  Day of and at the door (11/14)
      • $75 Individual Ticket or $140 Partner (2) Tickets
    • Teacher/Staff Ticket $0
  • Online auction and pre-bidding is open from Monday 11/9 at 8am through Friday 11/13 at 8pm.
  • On site silent auction opens 11/14 at 6:30pm and closes at 8:00pm.

Check out this fun 2019 video put together by the Teller Staff:

Please also remember to support our generous local sponsors who donated their products and services.  We couldn’t do it without them!

Fun Run – March 6th

The Teller Fun Run is back this year. Our fun run will be available to all students who wish to participate. The Boosterthon program brings in coaches to teach leadership and fitness all while raising pledges to help our school. In the week leading up to the run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run. Students run for about 30 minutes and sponsors can pledge per lap. All students will receive prizes and team awards! It’s a great break from winter weather and a healthy way to build leadership skills and teamwork!

Tellerpalooza – May 2nd, 2020

Doors open at 4:00 pm.  Show starts at 4:15 pm.

Stay tuned for updated schedule and lineup!


A rock-concert fundraiser started in 2004 by music-loving Teller parents, the event has grown into the school signature FUNdraiser. The all ages, family-friendly event is held at the iconic Bluebird Theater – right in the Teller neighborhood. Tellerpalooza shows what makes our school special. The event typically features five local bands, with exclusive performances from the Tiger Voices, Teller Band and Violins. Friends and family spill onto the street to grab a bite from the food truck or to get some fresh air and color the sidewalks with chalk. In addition to enjoying the local bands, concert goers enjoy the bake sale, hair braiding/chalking, face paint and try their luck at the wall of wine.


School & Community Events


Teller Spirit Days – Every Friday!

Every Friday will be Spirit Day at Teller Elementary School. We encourage our student to show their school spirit by wearing our school colors (blue and yellow), or sport their Teller wear.


School Supplies by the PTA – May through August

School Supplies by the PTA eliminates the headache of school supply shopping by providing the items required for your student. Our amazing volunteers are able to use the large quantity purchasing power to get school supplies you need at a price that rivals even the large discount stores! No more shopping around for the best prices or standing in long lines wondering if you have everything you need plus a portion of each purchase goes to the PTA and the “Specials” teachers. Each package contains everything that is required for your classroom for a single price.  Supply packages can be purchased during May through the Friday before the first week of school, and will be delivered directly to your student’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Checks can be made out to Teller PTA and debit/credit cards and ACH withdrawals are also accepted via the Teller PTA School Supplies Link (link only available before registration through the Friday following registration). For those who don’t purchase a package the School Supply List is available and you can purchase these items on your own.

Teller Block Party – September

Enjoy outdoor games, food trucks, and a family friendly movie together as a community on the Teller lawn.

Teller Garden Farmer’s Market – September & October

Teller students are gearing up to run their own Farmer’s Market! Feed your family locally and support Teller by buying our local organic vegetables while teaching our students something about running their own business. Your purchase will go directly back to the Teller garden and also fund a cause chosen by the students. More details coming soon!

Jump Rope for the Heart – January

Support our Physical Education team in this health focused challenge. Your kids raise money based on how much they jump. Learn more at Jump Rope For Heart Event.


Spring Dance – April

Students enjoy a night out with a fun theme. Always a blast!


Other Student Sponsored Events – Students also organize events and fundraisers they care about and run the whole event throughout the year either for the whole school, by grade, or in their classrooms.


Year-Round Opportunities to Give & Get Involved




Restaurant Nights/Happy HoursThroughout the year, many local businesses and restaurants sponsor Teller as a receipted of a predetermined percentage of sales. These Shop Back/Restaurant Nights are a fun way to support Teller and the local community. Events will be posted on the community calendar and included in the Teller ROAR newsletter.


Community/Progressive Dinners/Events – Parents host the dinner/event and other parents and guests buy-a-share/seat with the $ donated back to Teller. Dates TBD.


Scholastic Book Drives/Book Fairs – Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs supports both your child and the school. Not only are you helping to create a reading habit that will benefit your child throughout life, but you’re also helping your child’s teacher earn free books and bonus points that can be redeemed for educational materials, supplies, and more!


Dad’s Club – Dads hang out with each other (and sometimes the kids) doing fun activities like poker, biking, bowling, & other events. Each Dad donates to play and gives a portion back to Teller. Teller PTA Dad’s Club Facebook Page


Amazon SmileAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Teller every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a % portion of the purchase price to Teller. You can also support Teller continually by using these browser extensions that will automatically credit our school for all your future Amazon purchases:

  • Firefox users: Simply install the Amazon Firefox Extension and configure it to use our Amazon affiliate code: telleeleme-20
  • Safari users: Install the Affiliatizer extension and configure it to use our Amazon affiliate code: telleeleme-20
  • Chrome users: Install the Philanthropist extension, then when prompted enter our affiliate code: telleeleme-20



Box Tops for Education – Collect those Box Tops! Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for Teller. Contests happen throughout the year between classrooms with great prizes, like a pajama party or a popcorn/movie party AND the winning teacher will receive a gift card. We are hoping to double our Box Tops collection this year! Our goal is to earn $2,000 for our school, which is 20,000 Box Tops! Get grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, etc. to contribute! Please send them in clipped appropriately and make sure the date is showing.