Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!


This Week - April 27, 2015
April 27 - May 1 - Screen Free Week - see below for all scheduled activities
April 27  - Board of Education Meeting - Carpenter School - South Gym - 7:30 pm
April 28 - Hot Lunch
April 28 - Market Day Order Pickup - 5:15 - 6:00 pm South Gym
April 29  - ELF Potbelly Fundraiser - details below
April 30 - Pizza Day
April 3  - Courier

Next Week
May 4 - May 8 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 - PTO Sponsored Faculty Luncheon
May 5  - Hot Lunch
May 7 - Pizza Day

Attention 5th Grade Families - 5th Grade Dinner and Party

By now you should have all received an online invitation to the 5th grade dinner/party.  Please be sure to respond by May 15th so that we have enough time to plan accordingly.  All checks should be made payable to "Carpenter PTO" and placed in an envelope clearly marked, "5th grade party" by the May 15th deadline.  Let us know as soon as possible if you have not yet received your invitation in your inbox!
Please let your 5th grader know that we will be out on the playground during their recess times throughout the next few weeks taking pictures for a special 5th grade project.  We would like to thank all of the 5th graders who have cooperated and taken the time out of their recess to come pose for several pictures this past week already! Should you have any questions regarding any of the above, please contact Tina Bridich at tinabridich@gmail.com or Dana Silber at anad4246@aol.com.  

Screen Free Week Activities
Monday, April 27
Scholastic Book Fair - LRC - 3:30 - 8:00 pm
Spiritwear Booth Sales - LRC - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Board of Education Meeting - South Gym - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 28
Scholastic Book Fair - LRC - 3:30 - 8:00 pm
Spiritwear Booth Sales - LRC - 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Craft Night/Nature Center - South Gym - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Stay & Play with Maine Park - North Gym - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Talent Show Rehearsal - Auditorium
Session 1 - 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Session 2 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
If your child is in the Talent Show, they MUST attend one of the rehearsal sessions

Wednesday, April 29
Science Fair - North Gym - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibitors should be there at 5:45 pm

Thursday, April 30
Stay & Play with Maine Park - North Gym - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Talent Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium
Session 1 - 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Session 2 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
ALL acts must attend one of the sessions

Friday, May 1
Talent Show - North Gym - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
All acts report to the LRC at 6:00 pm

Healthy Living Month Weekly Pledge Cards
April is Healthy Living month.  The school will be monitoring the students activity through pledge cards for the following:
April 27 - May 1 - Screen Free Week
A copy of the pledge cards form is posted on the PTO website 

ELF Potbelly's Fundraiser
Please join us this Wednesday, April 29, at Potbelly's (107 S. NW Highway) between 5:00 - 8:00 pm for food, fun, goodwill and 25% donation on all proceeds go to ELF!

The Empowerment Project
The Districts PTO's will be sponsoring The Empowerment Project - see details below:

This event will be taking place on:
Saturday, May 16th from 10 am - 12 pm
Emerson Middle School
8101 N. Cumberland Avenue, Niles
Multipurpose Room.

For additional details click on the link below or go to the Carpenter PTO website.

Got2Run For Education
ELF is sponsoring a Got2Run For Education race. The race will be conducted on Saturday, May 16th at 8:00 am. For additional details and how to register 3 documents have been posted to the PTO website - ELF, D64 & Other Events tab.


Carpenter School's PTO is organized for the purpose of supporting the education of the children at Carpenter School by fostering relationships among the school, parents and teachers.

The PTO sponsors assistance to teachers in classroom settings, holds fund-raisers for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children.


Our goal is to complement the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, socialize, communicate and grow. It is our belief that the team effort of a parent teacher organization offers the best possible learning environment for our children.