Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!

Upcoming Dates

This Week:
  May 23    Board of Education Meeting - Emerson School (Multipurpose Room):
                    Student Technology Showcase - 6:00 pm
                    Closed Session - 6:30 pm
                    Regular Meeting - 7:30 pm (moved from 7:00 pm start time)
  May 24    Hot Lunch  Pre-order Required
                    Field Day
  May 26    Pizza Day  Pre-order Required
  May 27    Spirit Day
                   Gift Card Orders Received                

Next Week:
  May 30    Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
  May 31    Hot Lunch  Pre-order Required
  June 1     Records Planning Day - NO SCHOOL
  June 2     Last Day of School - FULL DAY OF SCHOOL

News

Track A Thon T-Shirt Contest - Entries Due Tomorrow!
Calling all kindergarten- 4th graders!  Monday, May 23rd is the deadline for the t-shirt contest. Please get your entries in. If you have any questions please contact Doreen Currey at dcurrey@1120@gmail.com or Tania Forte at tmf513@yahoo.com.

Last PTO Meeting - D'Agostino's
Our last PTO meeting to "Pass the Gavel" and thank all of our volunteers is on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. at D'Agostino's in Park Ridge.  All volunteers and members are welcome!  If you plan to attend please RSVP to Debbie Dabisch at dgleason21@yahoo.com no later than Tuesday, May 24.

District 64:  2016/17 School Registration for Returning & New Students
Online registration of students for 2016-17 is underway and should be completed by June 1.
Families of returning students and new students who pre-registered should have received an email for each child directly from Infosnap on Monday, April 25. The email included a unique "snapcode" for each child, so that parents could begin the process of updating contact information and permissions as well as pay student fees.

Proof of residency within District 64 is required for returning as well as new students. Residency documents (in PDF or JPG format) can be uploaded directly while registering. To speed the process, review a list of acceptable documents.

Please complete registration on or before June 1, so that your child's principal may place them on a class list and include them in their planning for the upcoming school year. Students will not be placed in a classroom for 2016-17 until the Infosnap registration has been completed and approved by the District. More information is available on the registration page of our website.

School Pak - School Supplies for 2016/17
Buy your child's 2016-2017 school supplies with no hassles!  School-Pak pre-packages all the supplies for you so your child has all of his/her school supplies waiting for them in their class on the first day of school.  This is an easy and efficient way to order your child's school supplies!
 
A flyer and 2016-2017 school supply lists are posted here.

Link to order School Pak School Supplies
 
You can place your orders right now until Friday, June 10 and have them shipped for free directly to the school.  Thereafter you have until Tuesday, July 12 to have the order shipped to your home, an extra shipping fee will apply.  No orders will be accepted after July 12. NOTE:  Please avoid purchasing a backpack with wheels for your child.  These backpacks do not fit in lockers and cannot be left in the hallway. If you have questions about School Pak please contact Angie Marchuk at arunner67@gmail.com or 773-255-5408.

PTO Expense Reimbursement & Check Cashing
The Carpenter PTO will be closing it's accounting records at the end of June, 2016.   
If you have any outstanding expenses to submit please submit an expense report with your receipts no later than Friday, May 27.  
 
Also, if you have a check from the PTO that you have not cashed, please plan on cashing this before June 15.  We would like the accounting records as clean as possible before we prepare the tax returns.

Gift Card Program
The Gift Card Program made a profit of $706.43 for this school year.  Thanks to everyone who purchased gift cards through this program and special thanks to Kim Miller for coordinating orders and distributing the gift cards throughout the year!

Spring Family Picnic - Thank you
Rosemary Wolfe, Jenny Adams and Lisa Morgan, Committee Chairs would like to thank the following volunteers who assisted with Spring Family Picnic:
 
Carpenter's Maintenance Staff for assisting us with setup and cleanup. You guys are amazing, helpful and super quick! Thanks so much!!
 
Mr. Balduf, Angela Margaris, Kris Muellner, Jill Wille, Annette O'Donnell, Mike Adams, John Wolfe, Neal O'Donnell, Amy Hill, Deb Dabisch, Dorai Lennon, Glenna Ramsey, Tammy Kwiatkoski, Patty Olsen, Jill Polkow, and Nancy Verheyen. You guys made this night special and fun, despite of the rain!! 

 

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.