Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!

News

Upcoming Dates

Now - August 18 - Ordering available for Pizza Day (August - December)
August 7 - Homeroom Letters Mailed
August 12 - New Family Orientation 1st-5th (6:00-6:45);

3rd Grade/New Family/Interested Parents Technology Presentation (6:45-7:45) (The technology presentation is a new, beginning of the year presentation to share information with 3rd grade parents/new parents/interested parents about the 1:1 Chromebook initiative. More information will be shared in the near future)
August 18 - First Day of School (1st-5th grade)
August 18 - Last day to order Pizza for first half of school (August - December)
August 19 and 20 - Kindergarten 45 minute orientations - scheduled time will be mailed with homeroom letters
August 20 - First Pizza Day (MUST HAVE PRE-ORDERED - DEADLINE AUG. 18)
August 20 - First Courier School Newsletter
August 21 - First Day of School for Kindergarten

Pizza Day
Ordering
The ability to order pizza for grades 1st thru 5th for the first half of the school year (August - December) is now open.  
 
This provides pizza every Thursday starting on August 20 through December 17 (17 pizza days). Pizza is $1.50 per slice. The total cost for one slice per week is $25.50, two slices $51. 
 
You must process your purchase on or before the first day of school Tuesday, August 18.  Your child will not be able to be served pizza if payment is not made by this time.
 
No cash will be collected for any orders on Thursdays at school.  You are required to pre-pay using the following online payment system, RevTrak.

Please input the following information:
Number of slices per week (1 or 2)
Student Grade
Student Last Name, First Name 
If you have more than one child, a separate order for each child needs to be created.  Once all orders have been added to the shopping cart you can pay all with one payment. 
 
No refunds will be issued for absences from school due to illness or field trips.
 
Volunteering
We need your help with serving pizza to the students.  4 volunteers are needed every Thursday. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here

If you have any questions, contact Tammy Kwiatkoski at 312-909-7122 or tkwiatkoski@yahoo.com

One School, One Book - Coming This Fall
Coming this fall, the PTO is pleased to introduce One School, One Book to our Carpenter students!  One School One Book is a family literacy program that enables schools to create a school-wide book club where students, families, teachers and staff all read the same book.  Our OSOB team will select one book for the Carpenter community to read and each teacher, staff member and Carpenter family will receive a copy of the selected book along with a reading schedule. Families are encouraged to read the book together although older students may choose to read it individually.  The reading is reinforced through fun school activities such as trivia questions/games, assemblies and projects.  Our hope is to start a school-wide conversation around the book while helping students develop a love of reading. To learn more about One School One Book go to http://readtothem.org/.

 

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.