Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!


Upcoming Events - Mar. 1

This Week
March 3 - Hot Lunch - Pre-Orders were required
March 3 - Girls on the Run Program Begins
March 5 - 3rd Trimester Pizza Day Begins
March 6 - Spirit Day - Food Pantry Donations
March 6 - Mother/Daughter Dance 6:30 - 8:30 PM - North Gym

Next Week
March 10 - Hot Lunch - Pre-Orders were required
March 10 - Ability to order HKK Hot Lunch for April
March 12 - Pizza Day
March 13 - Father/Son Bowling Form Due

PTO Fundraisers
Market Day - Update to payment method

The March Sales Flyer was distributed to your child this past week.  The March Sales Flyer along with a $5 off first time customer coupon are posted hereYou can order Market Day online until EOD Thursday, March 19  and pickup will be in the South Gym on Tuesday, March 24 from 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. We encourage you to order and pay via credit card for your Market Day order online at www.marketday.comYou can also pay via check made out to Market Day when you come and pickup. If you have any questions contact Kate Seiter at kathryn.seiter@yahoo.com.

PTO Board Positions & PTO Committees
The following are topics that will be discussed in the upcoming PTO meetings....
March 16 - Announce candidates for 2015-2016 PTO Board and begin sign up for 2015-2016 PTO Committee Chairs and Volunteers
April 13 - Vote/Approval of 2015/2016 PTO Board
May 11 - Present draft of 2015/2016 PTO Budget
June 8 - Vote/Approval of 2015/2016 PTO Budget
PTO 2015-2016 Board

We currently have candidates to serve as our Vice President and Secretary.  We are still need for a candidate for Treasurer. This position is served for two years. If you have any questions contact Angela Margaris at  angela2dk@aol.com.

Photos Needed
Attention 5th Grade Families

We are currently in the process of compiling pictures for the 5th grade DVD which is shown during the 5th grade party and is also given to each 5th grade student as a keepsake.  Please send us any pictures you may have of the 5th grade students from kindergarten through the present time that were taken at Carpenter School, or during Carpenter sponsored events.  We are looking for group pictures only, not pictures of individual students or pictures with other family members. 

Please upload your pictures to the Entourage yearbook website (follow picture uploading directions) and place them in the folder labeled:  5th grade DVD.  Please tag the picture with the appropriate grade that the picture is from. There is no need to caption the photo with names of students.  Keep in mind that sending us your photo does NOT guarantee that it will be used in the DVD.   The deadline for submitting photos is Friday, April 3rd. Photos will not be accepted after this time. For questions, please contact Tina Bridich at tinabridich@gmail.com 

Yearbook Photo Submissions
If you have any photos to share for the yearbook, please do not wait to send them in!  We are looking for photos from all the Carpenter events, classroom activities and any future school events or field trips! We need timely photo submissions no later than 2 weeks following an event since the yearbook is created over the whole school year. Please submit high-resolution photos to kaschmidthein@aol.com or directly to the Entourage Yearbook website and you may find them in the pages of the yearbook next June. Uploading directions can be found on the right side of the Carpenter Blast. 

Yearbook Orders
The last day to order a yearbook will be April 15th. An order form will be sent home this week to those families who have not yet ordered a yearbook. The order form is also available hereThe cost of the yearbook is $15.  Payment can be made via check made payable to Carpenter PTO or via Rev-Trak. If paying by check, please return the order form to school in an envelope marked "Yearbook". Any questions, please contact Karen at kaschmidthein@aol.com

PTO Sponsored Events
Father/Son Bowling....

This year's Father/Son event will take place on Sunday, March 22 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.  A flyer was distributed to your sons last week as well as posted here.  The cost for this event is $14 per person. Please submit the form/payment to your teacher or PTO Mailbox in the school office in an envelope labeled Father/Son Bowling.  Please submit cash or check payable to Carpenter PTO. $14 per person includes moonlight bowling, shoes AND 2 pizza slices and a 12 oz drink. The location of the event is: Brunswick Zone, 7333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles,
847-647-9433. There are limited slots available for this event.  Forms will be taken on a first come basis.  The form is due no later than Friday, March 13th. For more information or questions, contact Brad Olson  brado@ieee.org or Rich Galazka rgalazka@harrisassoc.com

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is SO MUCH FUN!!
Girls on the Run is an after school program for girls in 3rd-5th grades. If you are still interested and did not sign up, you can still do so at  www.gotrchicago.orgLate registration will start February 22 and run through March 7.  You will be charged a $5.00  late fee.  We will meet every Tuesday and Friday starting Tuesday, March 3 for 12 weeks.  The fee is $175 and scholarships are available.  The 5K race is Sunday, May 17 at Vernon Hills Athletic Complex in Vernon Hills. We still have spots so please sign up if your daughter is interested.  If you have any questions, please contact Dana Silber, anad4246@aol.com.

D64 News  
School Board Candidate Forum

A school board candidate forum will be conducted on Monday, March 16 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the Roosevelt School auditorium, 1001 South Fairview. A document with additional details is posted on the PTO Website - ELF & Community 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.