Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!

PTO Membership - Join Today!

Membership deadline is September 18!


Upcoming Dates

This Week
Aug. 24 - Board of Education Meeting -
7:30 pm Jefferson school
Aug. 25 - Hot Lunch Orders due Aug. 25 for Sept. 1 Hot Lunch - Rev Trak
Aug. 27 - Pizza Day - Prepayment required
Aug. 28 - Spirit Day - Wear red and white or Carpenter Spirit Day Wear!
Next Week
Sept. 1 -  Hot Lunch - Prepayment Required
Sept. 2 - Student Handbook Acknowledgement Due
Sept. 3 - Pizza Day
Sept. 3 - Parent Night - 6 pm - 8 pm (See details below)
Sept. 4 - Fall Family Festival Food Orders due - Rev Trak
Sept. 4 - Spirit Day - wear red and white or Carpenter Spirit Wear!
Food Pantry collections every first Friday of the month - canned goods and non-perishable foods.

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch service will begin on Tuesday, September 1st. We are pleased to announce we have two new hot lunch vendors for this year - Papacitos and All on the Road Catering. Each vendor will rotate Tuesdays and a total of four different meals per month will be offered.

Orders for September 1st hot lunches are being accepted through Tuesday, August 25th.  All orders must be placed through Rev Trak.

Once on the home page, please click "Hot Lunch" on the left side of your screen to begin your order.  All lunches must be pre-ordered.

Hot lunch menus for September 8th  through December 15th will be posted on Rev Trak over the next week.

For questions regarding hot lunch please contact Stacy Nelson at eilyandnelliesmomthebomb1013@gmail.com.

If you cannot use Rev Trak or need to pay with cash please contact Angela Margaris at angela2dk@aol.com for assistance.  Please do not place cash or checks for hot lunch in the PTO mailbox as your payment will not be received.

PTO Membership & Yearbooks
Plan to make a difference for your child and the children at Carpenter School by joining the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  Becoming a member is easy - just follow the instructions below for online registration.  The deadline for PTO membership registrations is Sept. 18 .   We must receive your paid membership dues of $12 and your family information in My School Anywhere no later than Sept. 18 in order for your information to be included in the printed PTO directory.  Families may register after that date but will only be listed in the My School Anywhere online directory.

To become a PTO Member:
1. Go to https://carpenterpto.revtrak.net Under the PTO Membership section, there are three items available for purchase:  membership (including yearbook purchase), teacher gifts, and voluntary PTO donations.  Select the items you wish to purchase and complete the form including payment.

2. Once your payment has been submitted online you will need to enter your family information into My School Anywhere.

a)     Returning families who were in the directory last year will receive an email asking them to confirm or update their information.  Please wait for that email and follow the instructions provided.

b)   New families and returning families who were not a part of the directory last year need to click on this link to provide their information for the  directory:

*Registrations must be completed by Sept. 18th in order to be included in the printed PTO directory.

Please note that paper registrations will not be accepted.  Should you have questions or need help with either RevTrak or My School Anywhere please contact Kelly Plaza at kaerwin4@aol.com

If you cannot use RevTrak and need to pay by cash, contact Angela Margaris at angela2dk@aol.com for assistance.

Discounted Yearbooks for PTO Members
The PTO is pleased to offer PTO members a discounted rate on 2015/16 yearbooks.  For a limited time, yearbooks will be offered at a discounted rate of $15 per book for all paid PTO memberships by September 18.  You must purchase your yearbook at the time of member registration to receive the discounted rate.  After Sept. 18, yearbooks will be available for purchase at a cost of $20 each.

Yearbook Pictures
School is in full swing and so is the planning of the 2016 Carpenter Yearbook! I saw many beautiful pictures being taken at the 1st day of school. If you have any high resolution pictures that you would like to share for this year's yearbook, please upload the pictures directly to the yearbook website using the directions on the right. If you have need any assistance, please contact Karen Hein at kaschmidthein@aol.com. Thank you for making the yearbook a memorable one!!

Fall Family Festival
Come meet Families and start off the school year....The Fall Family Festival will take place on Friday, September 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Meals from Wally's in Park Ridge will be available but must be pre-ordered.  No payments for these meals will be taken at the festival.  Ordering instructions and  Volunteer opportunities are described below.

Prepaid meal choices include Hot Dog or Chicken Strips, Chips, Sugar Cookie and choice of water or soda.  The cost of the meal is $4.00. Order online,  select the number of meals of each type and add them to your cart. No refunds will be issued for meals not picked up at the festival.  The festival will take place rain or shine. Enter your oldest child's' name in the format Last Name, First Name. The ability to order pre-paid meals for the Fall Family picnic will be open from now until end of day, Friday, September 4. In addition to prepaid meals from Wally's , there will also be Little Angelo's Pizza and Lisa's Homemade Italian Ice and popcorn for sale at the festival.

We need your help with distribution of pre-paid meals, serving pizza, selling tickets and supervising games. Volunteers are needed for a one hour shift. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up hereIf you have any questions, contact Rosemary Wolfe at rkwolfe12@yahoo.com.

Parent Night - September 3rd

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - PTO Representative, Park Ridge Library, Literacy, Art, Music, PE, Spanish, English Learning (Second Language Learners), Channels of Challenge, Special Education/Related Services
6:35 - 7:20 p.m. - PM Kindergarten, 1st, 4th Grades
7:25 - 8:10 p.m. - 2nd, 3rd, 5th Grades

Track a Thon (Rain Date Sept. 25)
Information packets and pledge forms were distributed this past week and posted to the PTO website - PTO Documents for Parents tab.  Please be sure to read the entire packet for specific event details and important due dates!  Pledge forms are due back to school no later than Wednesday, Sept. 9th.

Along with exciting prizes, we are once again awarding the top earning classroom 15% of the money raised for a class purchase!

Please come and cheer the runners on during their designated run times.  We ask that you remember that family and friends are welcome to cheer from outside the track boundaries-not participate, and that pets are not allowed. Should you have any questions, please contact Tania Forte at tm513@yahoo.com or Doreen Currey at dcurrey1120@gmail.com.

Pizza Program
The pizza day program occurs every Thursday for grades 1st thru 5th. If you missed the deadline to participate in this program but would still like to, contact Tammy Kwiatkoski at 312-909-7122 or  tkwiatkoski@yahoo.com.

Market Day
Unfortunately due to a merger with Market Day and World's Finest Chocolate, Market Day is no longer offering food services.

Food Pantry Donations
Support our local food pantry by sending your child with a food donation the first Friday of each month.  Our first donation day is Friday, September 4th.  Canned goods and non-perishable food items are welcome.


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.