Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF)

PTF serves and supports the Early Education through 12th grade teachers, students, staff and parents of Des Moines Christian School. All school families are members of PTF -- we welcome you! Some of our activities include:

Parent Connect Program

Remember when your family started at DMCS? You were excited and maybe a little overwhelmed. You probably weren’t sure what all the letters meant - MPR, PTF, FAB, and ABC. Or how to order lunch, where to buy chapel wear, how the car line works, or who to contact for questions.

What’s Parent-Connect?
This year, Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is partnering with our DMCS Admissions Department to welcome incoming DMCS families. We encourage you to be a part of DMCS Parent-Connect (formerly the Buddy Program). This program provides a way for new families to have a resource available to answer questions and help them adjust to life at DMCS.  Sign up to help.

Although we will try to match as closely as possible according to the student’s grade, the main goal of the program is to provide a parent contact for new families as they prepare for the new school year.

Volunteer Expectations (It’s EASY!)
Welcome your assigned family with a phone call and/or email.
Answer questions about the school or direct them to right person or resource. Invite them to school activities. PTF will provide you with your new family’s contact information as well as upcoming school activities to share with your new family.

We look forward to working with you as we welcome new families to our DMCS family! 

Recognition and appreciation of our teachers and staff through meals, cards and gifts.

Organizing student programs and events:

Summer Reading Program
Classroom parties hosted by our awesome homeroom parents  
Teacher / Staff Meals Chapel Wear Thrift Store

Magazine Sales

This year, DMCS Parent Teacher Fellowship has made some BIG changes to our fall fundraiser! What's new?

  • NO assembly! Students will be bringing home information on Thursday. 
  • Less paperwork! Ordering is done entirely ONLINE! 
  • Mystery Prizes will be delivered to the classroom! (No prize store!)
  • Raffle Prizes the whole family will enjoy!
      Athletic Family Fun Pack - 4 tickets to any regular season DMCS Athletic Event, 2 Lions Stadium Seats, 2 Lion Cub Seat Cushions, & a $50 Spirit Wear Gift Certificate
      Fine Arts Family Fun Pack - 4 tickets to Illumination Show Choir Invitational (January 7th), 1 Event Program, & $15 in Concession Vouchers
      MB2 Raceway Friend Pack - 2 passes to MB2 Raceway
      Sky Zone Friend Pack - 2 passes to Sky Zone
      Other items available!

Simply click the link below to shop 100's of items while supporting our school.  Choose from magazines, digital magazines, Pro & NCAA Collegiate items, Hallmark Candles, Cinnabon & Auntie Anne's snacks, Virginia Diner nuts, Kitchen & Household items, 32 oz. & Insulated Tumblers, Travel items, Coupon Books, Discount Cards, Gift Wrap & Bags, Photo Books & Cards, Jewelry, Tote Bags, Cookies, Gourmet Popcorn, Funnel Cakes, Coffee, Sausage, Cheese, & much more!  All items purchased online will be shipped directly to your home. http://www.gaschoolstore.com/ Copy and Paste our school's ONLINE ID# into box:  2596567. Click "Start Here" and purchase items from our school's page (don't forget to enter the student's name who you are supporting). In addition, you can email a link to this page to all your friends and family asking them for their support!  

Participation in this program can earn your student college tuition through the Sage College Tuition Rewards Program (Grades K-11 Only).  Your student can earn $1,000 in college tuition points if at least $100 in product sales are purchased; or $2,500 in college tuition points if at least $250 in Product Sales are purchased.  Last school year through this program, $2.3 Million in college tuition rewards were awarded to Central Iowa school students!  You can find more information on this program and register your student at TuitionRewards.com/GAO.

The money raised from this year's fundraiser will be used to purchase Bibles for our 5th AND 6th graders this spring and also Devotionals for our graduating seniors! PTF also uses funds to celebrate our teachers and staff as well as fun events such as the reading party and 1st day of school parent coffee! Thank you for your continued support! Please note! If you have family/friends who would prefer to use a paper form, you can pick those up in the school offices!

As always, if you prefer to simply donate to PTF, you are welcome to do that anytime! 

Box Tops

The Box Tops for Education program makes it easy to earn money for DMCS!  Simply clip Box Tops off participating products and send them to school with your child.  Each Box Top is worth 10||special162|| for our school.  We also participate in Tyson labels (24||special162|| for every Tyson 1, 2, 3 label) and Campbell's Labels for Education. Unfortunately '16-17 is the last school year Campbell's will offer the program.  Please pray about becoming a volunteer and if interested in helping with these PTF programs, contact  Michelle Drefke