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 Events

Totally Teller Auction – November

Fun Run (Apex) – February

The Teller Fun run is back this year! Our fun run will be available to all students who wish to participate. The Apex program brings in coaches to teach leadership and fitness all while raising pledges to help our school. During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run. Students run for about 30 minutes and run an average 26-36 laps (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1/lap, $2/lap, $5/lap, or any other amount for students. All students will receive Apex bands, race-day lap counters (tees with each lap marked), and team awards!

Tellerpalooza – May

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 bit 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.

Other Events

School Supplies by the PTA – 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 before and during registration 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 debt/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 2018-2019 is available and you can purchase these items on your own.

School Supplies List_2018-19

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. If you haven’t had the opportunity to purchase Teller Wear, please visit the Teller Wear Page to place your orders.

Cookies for Kids Cancer – September

On Friday, September 15, 2017, all kids are invited to wear blue and yellow or their favorite piece of Teller Wear (t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat) to school and donate to a worthy cause, Cookies For Kids’ Cancer. Send donations of any amount to school with your child on that Friday morning; donation jars will be in the Main Office and every classroom. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a national 501(c)3 non-profit committed to raising funds for research that develops new, improved treatments for children battling cancer. Be a good cookie!

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!

ABC Fundraiser – September

The ABC Fundraiser is a chance for parents, relatives, neighbors and friends to get a head start on holiday shopping. Items for sale include wrapping paper, food items, plant bulbs, small gifts, gadgets, candies and more. As an added plus, the organizer of the fundraiser is a Colorado based company that stores, packs, and delivers quality products straight from its Front Range warehouse. Colorado products and companies are promoted in the sale. Teller PTA receives a percentage of the total value of the items sold and 100% of any cash donations.

Apple Sales – October

Purchase a box of delicious apples (or go in on a box with a friend) grown by a Colorado orchard that is owned by a friend of Teller. These delicious varieties of apples can go in lunchboxes, be given to teachers, and fill those holiday pies. An apple a day for Teller.

Halloween Carnival  – October

Dress up and play games together as a community.

Arts and Craft Fair – December

Purchase goods from local artists and craftsman. Stock up on your holiday gifts and give back at the same time.

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.

DYE-IT-Yourself Scarf Making – April

Your kids can make a scarf for you or another family member. Beautiful artistic. Stock up on your holiday gifts and give back at the same time.

Spring Dance – April

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

Other Student Sponsored Events

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