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2016-2017 Room Parent Volunteer Information

Welcome back to school!  We are excited to welcome all of the new and returning Elementary South families, and know we will have a fantastic year ahead!

We hope you will consider getting involved being a Room Parent by signing up via the Sign Up Genius link below, no later than Friday, September 9, 2016.

Every effort is made to ensure that each person that signs up is able to attend at least one party.  However, this sign up is only an offer to help with the parties and does not guarantee a party assignment.

Party assignments will be emailed at the end of September, along with detailed party procedures, a party manual, and a link to an online toolkit.

Click on this link to sign up

A Room Parent Coordinator will be assigned to each party.  The Room Parent Coordinator initiates contact with other room parents and confirms the party plan with the nurse and teacher. Additionally, up to three volunteers will be assigned to each party to assist the coordinator.  It is the responsibility of all volunteers to play an active role in planning the party in which they attend.

PARTY DATES

Halloween Party – Monday, October 31, 2016

Valentine’s Day Party – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

End of Year Celebration – To be determined in the spring

Please note that we are unable to provide babysitting during the parties.  Siblings will NOT be permitted to attend the parties.  Please consider this carefully when making your Room Parent commitment.

Please contact Stacy Streb, Elementary South School – PTO Vice President, with any questions.

sstreb@att.net; (312) 969-5839

PTO Store – How Easy is This?!

The Hawthorn PTO works very hard every day to bring our students extras that the school budgets cannot cover.  Every family is encouraged to join in and support our PTO in whatever way possible.  Here, in one website, are a number of simple ways you can help:

The Hawthorn Dist. 73 PTO Store

Shop in the PTO Store and purchase the Discount Card (save even more $ online), get your Dial (discount for PTO Store purchase), pay for your child’s room parties, support the Teacher Appreciation lunch, or just participate with one donation.

What does the Hawthorn PTO do for you?  Click on the PTO Link for a full run down of what goes on throughout the year.  Then join in and give our students those extras that mean so much.

PTO 2016 Winter Book Fair

The winter book fair is scheduled from February 19 through the 26. The book fair will be open the evening of February 19th from 6:00-8:30PM during the family event.  During the week, each classroom will be coming down to the book fair to make wish lists to bring home to their parents.  On February 26th we will have a special Grandparent’s Day from 8am-10am.
The on-line book fair runs from February 15 through March 4. Click here to access the online fair.  Delivery of these books are free and will be delivered from 1 to 10 days after school fairs close.  We also have a sign up genius website for volunteers.

Get Your Copy of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School”

The release of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School #10” is scheduled for November 3rd. Be one of the first to get your hands on this great book by downloading, completing and returning this order form to your school by October 27th. Enclose a check made payable to Hawthorn PTO in the amount of $9.62 ($8.99 plus 7% tax).  The books will be shipped November 2nd and delivered to the students when they arrive at school.

2015-2016 Room Parent Volunteer Information

Welcome back to school! We are excited to welcome all of the new and returning Elementary South families, and know we will have a fantastic year ahead! We hope you will consider getting involved being a Room Parent.

This year we are going green! All interested volunteers will need to sign up via the Sign Up Genius link , no later than Friday, September 11, 2015. Party assignments will be emailed at the end of September, along with detailed party procedures, a party manual, and a link to an online toolkit.

A Room Parent Coordinator will be assigned to each party. The Room Parent Coordinator initiates contact with other room parents and confirms the party plan with the nurse and teacher. Additionally, up to three volunteers will be assigned to each party to assist the coordinator. It is the responsibility of all volunteers to play an active role in planning the party in which they attend.

PARTY DATES

Halloween Party – Friday, October 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Party – Friday, February 12, 2016

End of Year Celebration – To be determined in the spring

Please note that we are unable to provide babysitting during the parties. Siblings will NOT be permitted to attend the parties. Please consider this carefully when making your Room Parent commitment.

Please contact Stacy Streb, Elementary South School – PTO Vice President, with any questions.

sstreb@att.net; (312) 969-5839

PTO Family Programming Upcoming Events

The Hawthorn PTO Family Programming committee would like to make you aware of some upcoming parenting programs that will take place during the month of March.  Click on the link below for more information:

PTO Family Programming Events

Family Fun Night and Book Fair

Please join us on Friday, February 20th, from 6-8:00pm for Family Fun Night and the PTO Book Fair.   The highlight of the evening will be “Bubble Man and his Bubble Wonders” show.  Download the registration form below.

Registration form for Family Night

Winter 2015 book Fair

The winter book fair is scheduled from February 20th through the 27th. The book fair will be open the evening of February 20th from 6:00-8:30PM during the family event.  During the week, each classroom will be coming down to the book fair to make wish lists to bring home to their parents.  On February 28th we will have a special Grandparent’s Day from 8am-11am.
The on-line book fair runs from February 15th through March 7th. You can access the online fair by clicking here. Delivery of these books are free and will be delivered from 1 to 10 days after school fairs close.

 

Visit the PTO Winter Boutique

Winter Boutique Flyer

Enjoy a Meal Out with the Family and Support the PTO

Take your children to dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25  at Corner Bakery, Vernon Hills, and help support the PTO with your order. The PTO raised over $1,000 from past restaurant nights. Just print out this flyer and present it when placing your order.