On behalf of the entire PTO board, welcome to our 2021-2022 school year! I hope that all of our new and returning Rocket families are ready for another incredible year together! For those of you who don’t know, we are a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff.  Our PTO works hard to help make each school year the best for our students and staff. 


Time, treasure or talent – we’ve all got something to give! The Rohwer PTO sponsors many activities and events throughout the school year like Turkey Bingo, holiday parties, staff luncheons, field trips, and so much more.  These experiences are only possible because of our incredible parent volunteers. We look forward to working with all parents - no matter how much time you have to spare! Many tasks can even be done from the comforts of your own home.  The easiest way to get involved is to fill out the PTO volunteer form here.  Every extra hand helps!


Our PTO meets the first Thursday evening, every other month, to discuss events, share committee updates, and ideas.  Our meetings are a wonderful way to find out what is happening at our school from the PTO’s perspective, a terrific way for parents to get involved, and an opportunity to meet other parents.  We have some exciting events planned for this school year, so be sure to check out the PTO calendar for meetings and events.
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook @  Thanks in advance for your support and help this school year!


PTO Presidents

Meet Your PTO Presidents

Welcome, Rohwer Families! My name is Courtneay Saylan. I am so excited to help lead the Rohwer PTO with Jenna. This will be our second year in this role. Our family moved to Omaha about 8 years ago and never looked back. We have three children.  Abigael will be in 3rd grade, Fletcher will be in 2nd grade, and Ian will be in kindergarten. I have truly valued my time on our PTO so far. It has helped me learn more about the school, build relationships with the staff, and form many new friendships along the way. You are going to love our Rohwer community! Feel free to email me with any comments, questions, or concerns. I hope to see you at our next Rohwer event or meeting.


Contact Us

We welcome your suggestions, ideas encouragement and comments. Please feel free to contact us anytime.

Jenna Bechtold

Hello, Rohwer families!  I’m Jenna Bechtold.   My family and I moved to Omaha 3 years ago and we are so happy we did.   I have an 12 year old daughter who will be attending Russel Middle School, and I have two boys 10 and 7 both will be at Rohwer.   Rohwer has been so welcoming and the PTO has been a great place to meet amazing friends.   My experience with all the teachers and staff has been wonderful.  I truly feel blessed to be a part of the Rohwer family.  

PTO Contact




Co-Presidents Courtneay Saylan,

Jenna Bechtold,


Co Vice Presidents 

Sarah Kirkpatrick,

Jennifer Meyer,


Becky Bunting,



Jess Petersen,


Committee Chairs

Art Program

Jane Buresh, 


Book Fair

Christine Schulte, 



Sarah Kirkpatrick,



Samantha Stava,



Fifth Grade Party Coordinators

Ann Broyhill-Schram,

Michele Bush,


Friday Folders

Ann Broyhill-Schram,


Fun Run

Courtneay Saylan,

Jenna Bechtold,

Sarah Kirkpatrick,

Heidi Kuntz,


Holiday Cookie Event for Staff

Laura Raastad,



Crystal Neun,


Jr. Achievement

Samantha Stava,

One School, One Book

Sara Hanke, 

Jennifer Meyer,


Room Parent Coordinator

Derrica Krustinger,






Spirit Wear

Mrs. Burton,


Staff Appreciation Week

Courtneay Saylan,

Jenna Bechtold,

Sarah Kirkpatrick,

Jessica Petersen,

Jane Buresh, 


Variety Show

Melissa Riemer,


Watch DOGS

Lori Gardner, 



 Rachel Bottlinger,

 Jill Carson,

Meeting Minutes

Here are the monthly meeting minutes from the PTO meetings.


May 4, 2021

September 2, 2021

November 4, 2021

Calendar of Events



8/9 Back to School Night 5:30-6:30 (5-7 pm food trucks)

8/13 Back to School Breakfast for Staff 7:45am

8/18 We Love You Wednesday!



9/2 PTO Meeting @ 6:30 (first of month)

9/15 We Love You Wednesday!

10/1 Carnival 6:00-8:00pm (Food trucks start @ 5:30)  



10/12-10/13 Marco’s Pizza Food Event 

10/12 PTO Conference Dinner (3:45-7:30pm)

10/13-10/15 Fall Break

10/20 We Love You Wednesday!

10/29 Halloween Room Parties & parade (TBD)

***Junior Achievement (make sure teachers have sign up sheets for Rohwer PTC)



11/4 PTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm

11/1-11/5 Book Fair Week

11/5             Turkey Bingo & Book Fair 

11/17 We Love You Wednesday!



12/8 PTO Drink Cart

12/15 Holiday Cookie Event @ 2:30 (combined w/We Love You Wednesday!)

12/17 Variety Show applications & details w/ OSOB (Need extra FF  helpers)



1/6             PTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm

1/19 We Love You Wednesday!

1/25-1/27 Book Fair 

1/27             One School One Book, & Book Fair Event

***Plan for upcoming Rohwer Scholarship (meet in February) & PTO insurance renewal due February

*Training for Jr. Achievement after winter break



2/8-2/9- Zios Pizza Night for Rohwer

2/12-2/13 Heart Hunt (hang hearts weekend before)

2/14-2/15 Food Event TBD

2/14 Valentine’s Day Parties (teacher-led)

2/15 Conference dinner (3:45-7:30) & Variety show auditions (5:30) 

2/16 We Love You Wednesday!

2/16-2/21 Break for students 



2/28-3/4 Staff Appreciation Week

3/3 PTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm

3/8             Rehearsal Night for Variety Show (6:00-8:30) 

3/10             Student Performance Variety Show (2:00-3:30)

3/10             Variety Show Performance (6:30-8:30)

3/16 We Love You Wednesday!

TBD Family Event TBD (Social Committee) 

TBD Art Show



4/4-4/8 Spring Break

4/20 We Love You Wednesday!

4/27 Administrative Professionals Week/Day 

4/25 Fun Run Kickoff 



5/5 Fun Run

5/5 PTO Meeting @ 6:30

5/6 Kindergarten Round-Up (need welcome sign)

5/16-5/20 National Educational Bosses’ Week 

5/18 We Love You Wednesday!




PTO Reimbursement Form

If you need reimbursement from the PTO, please fill out the form and turn into the box in the front office.

Spirit Wear
Supporting Rohwer

List of ways to help support rohwer

One School, One Book
Book Cover Frindle


Week #2 Questions

Questions for chapters 9-12