• Crooked Lake Parent Teacher Organization (CLPTO)

        To support the Crooked Lake staff, parents, and community in meeting the educational needs of its students and to support the School District’s Mission Statement. If you are a parent/guardian of a student at Crooked Lake Elem, you are in PTO! Our monthly meetings provide a way to be in the loop on what's going on at school and opportunities to get involved. PTO hosts several events throughout the year. Please consider volunteering! Attending meetings and volunteering at events are great ways to connect with other parents and be part of the Crooked Lake Community!

      Board Members

      • Chairperson:

        My name is Angie Siddons. I live in Andover with my husband Jeremy, our son Quinton, and daughter Addelynn, and lots of pets including dogs, cats, fish and a gerbil. Quinton has headed off to Anoka Middle School and Addie is soaring into 4th grade.

        I've worked for an Eye Clinic the last 8 years. My role has been the Chief People Officer for the last 6 years, and before that, I worked as an ABO Certified Optician fitting our patients for eyewear.

        My kids keep me pretty busy between playing baseball for CRALL, dance classes at Northern Force, and other various activities. In my free time, I enjoy reading or watching my favorite shows, spending time at our family cabins, shopping craft shows, and playing bar trivia with friends. In between all of that, I love to volunteer at Crooked Lake with the PTO.

        I've been with the PTO board for the last 6 years. I enjoy planning and volunteering at all of the great events we get to host for our students and families, and helping our school with fundraising. My kids really enjoy volunteering alongside of us and seeing their efforts to help their school and friends. I'm excited to share my knowledge and experience with our new, up and coming board members so they can carry on some of our great traditions as I phase out next year. I've had the opportunity to establish great relationships with staff and families, and look forward to creating more this year.


        My name is Nicole Rutt-Livgard. I live in Andover with my husband Jon and our two kids, Luke and Piper. Luke is going into third grade at Crooked Lake this Fall and Piper is going into first.
        I have worked for the Anoka-Hennepin School District for the last 11 years in the Application and Connection Services Department. Prior to that, I worked for the Roseville School District for 7 years in the Enrollment Center and the Transportation Department. I have served on the Association Board of the Office Professionals Association for 8 years, as a Representative for 5 years and the Secretary for 3 years. 
        I LOVE being a mom! I love reading, coffee, Harry Potter, going to the movies, and going to our cabin. 
        I am super excited to join the Crooked Lake PTO as the new Co-Chair after serving as the Secretary last year. I have built a great relationship with the staff at Crooked Lake through my job in the district office and my time on the board last year. I love being more involved as a member of the PTO Board and getting to put on such fun events for the whole community! I look forward to serving the students, parents, and staff at Crooked Lake by sharing my skill set and doing what I can to make this a great school year for all! 


        My name is Sandra Anderson and I live in Andover with my husband Josh, our two kids, Aubrey and Zachary, and our 2 dogs, Bella and Cashew. Aubrey is entering into 5th grade and Zachary will be entering into 2nd grade. I work for Huntington National Bank as a Business Analyst in the Asset Finance segment. I have had various roles within my 15 years at the bank. While I am not working, you can find me running kids to and from their various activities and volunteering for CLPTO. In the rare event that I have some down time, I enjoy reading, movie nights with the family, taking trips to the North Shore and listening to Podcasts. This will be my 4th year volunteering with the PTO as your Treasurer. I truly enjoy the role and find it fun using my professional skill set to help make a difference. I love the Crooked Lake community and could not ask for a better group of staff, teachers, and parents to partner with to make the school events enjoyable for all. I am looking forward to another great school year!!! 



        Board Member at Large:  

        My name is Jen Melsha and I live in Coon Rapids with my husband Jon and our 5 children; Izzy (16), Jax (15), Jamison (12), Paislee (10) and Austin (9). Paislee entered 5th grade and Austin 4th. This is my 11th year having a student at Crooked Lake and I couldn't ask for a better school! I work as the Director of Condominiums for a property management company and have been doing property management for over 8 years. While I am not working, you will typically find me rushing around to a sport of some sort for the family. We currently have fast pitch softball, slow pitch softball, football, wrestling and dance going on. Keeps me busy to say the least. When I can steal a few moments for myself, I enjoy crafting, listening to true crime podcasts and spending time with other adults. Volunteering at Crooked Lake over the years has been so rewarding. I have so many great memories of field trips, classroom parties, picture days, year-end parties, book fairs, ski trips and my personal favorite, Long Lake. I look forward to an amazing year and continuing my journey with Crooked Lake as I enter my second year of serving on the PTO board. 



      Meeting Dates and Location

      • Crooked Lake PTO meeting dates for 2023-2024:

        Tuesday October 17, 2023

        Tuesday November 14, 2023

        Tuesday January 16, 2024

        Tuesday February 27, 2024  Canceled

        Tuesday April 16, 2024

        Tuesday May 14, 2024

        PTO Meetings – 6:30pm at Crooked Lake Elementary

        Stay tuned to the CLS Parents Facebook Page, email and Seesaw for meeting links. Click to join: www.facebook.com/groups/448858061832071

        Crooked Lake PTO Board

        For the 2023-2024 school year, CLPTO Board members are:
        Chairperson: Angie Siddons
        Co-Chair: Nicole Rutt-Livgard
        Treasurer: Sandra Anderson
        Co-Treasurer: VACANT AND AVAILABLE
        Board Member at Large: Jen Melsha
        Secretary: VACANT AND AVAILABLE 
        Board Meetings are held monthly, a week prior to the general meeting, to conduct necessary business such as preparing agendas and task planning for the year. Board meetings are open to the CLSPTO membership; however, participation in the meeting is restricted to the Board.
        All board meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at Willy McCoys in Andover.
        CLPTO Board meetings are as follows for 2023-2024:
        Tuesday October 10, 2023
        Tuesday November 7, 2023
        Tuesday January 9, 2024
        Tuesday February 13, 2024 (at Urban Air Community Night)
        Tuesday April 9, 2024
        Tuesday May 7, 2024
        Tuesday June 11, 2024-Recap Meeting
        If you have questions, comments or concerns, please send an email to the board members at CrookedLakePTO@gmail.com.

        If you are a parent of a student at Crooked Lake and are interested in taking a more active role in PTO, please consider nominating yourself or another great candidate to be part of our PTO board and leadership committee in the Spring of 2024 for the next school year.

      Contact Information

      Fall Fundraiser

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        It’s time for our annual fall major fundraiser. If we meet our goal of raising $15,000, this is our ONLY fundraiser! Besides fundraising for the important “academic extras,” Crooked Lake School Spirit is a big focus! We hope the information in this packet answers all your questions, but if not, please contact a PTO Board Member at CrookedLakePTO@gmail.com.



        • Donations can be made online, a great option in our touchless/paperless times, through https://app.99pledges.com/fund/soarwiththeeagles2023, and via your child’s pledge envelope. 

        • We will accept cash/checks in the pledge envelope dropped off to your teacher at the completion of the fundraiser. Please make checks out to Crooked Lake PTO.

        • You can customize your child’s donation page and email the link to family and friends to ask for pledges.

        • Don’t forget to take advantage of your employer’s gift match programs! 


        • The fundraiser will take place starting Friday Sept. 25th.  Fundraising packets will be sent home with your students with parent info inside.

        • Students should reach out to family and friends to ask for pledges in support of their participation.

        • Students should have all final online donations entered, and envelopes turned in to their child’s teacher by Thursday September 28th, Walk-a-thon Day!

        • All students will get an Eagle Tag necklace for participating in the walk.  They will also earn foot charms to string on their necklace.

        • Community Picnic and Walk-a-thon event is Thursday September 28th from 4:30-6:00 pm. 


        • Friday September 29th, all donations from the fundraiser will be tallied and prizes will be announced on Tuesday October 3rd.  Prizes for the highest earning class per grade, and the top two earners overall for the school. 

        • Students will learn via SeeSaw and email how much we earned for our school and who won prizes!

        • Arrangements can be made to pick up your prizes from the school office.


      Meeting Agendas

      Meeting Minutes

      Upcoming Events

      • Proposed Upcoming Events & Dates  

        Sep. 22 Fundraiser kick-off

        Oct. 13 Eveland Family Farm event

        Nov. 17 Movie Night

        Jan. 25 Showcase Night

        Feb. 13 Family Night Out @ Urban Air

        Mar. 28 Spring Movie Night

        Apr. 20 School Carnival

        May TBT Track & Field/Dunk Tank

        June 1 5th Grade Farewell Party

        *All events subject to change. Stay tuned for reminders and updates.

        All the above events are sponsored by the Crooked Lake PTO.  If you would like to volunteer for any of these events or have questions, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator,Melissa Hayek at melissa.hayek@ahschool.us or by phone 763-506-2130.  All volunteers must submit a volunteer application and complete a background check. Thank you!


      Treasurer's Reports and Forms

      • PTOs, booster clubs and nonprofits

        Parent Involvement logoAnoka-Hennepin Parent Involvement can provide links to resources that may be helpful to parent-teacher organizations (PTOs), advisory councils, partnership teams, booster clubs and other nonprofit organizations that help students. 

        Topics include:
        • Leadership
        • Establishing non-profit organization (501c3) status
        • Non-profit organization and volunteer management
        • Financial and organizational management
        • Recruitment and retention of members
        • Partnership practices and networking
        Services include:
        To check out or browse book titles on all aspects of nonprofit management, visit the Anoka-Hennepin Parent Resource Center
        Use Library Name: AHPRC
        No Password is required. 


        Anoka-Hennepin Parent Involvement, 2727 N Ferry St., Anoka, MN 55303