Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!


This Week - June 8
June 8 - PTO Meeting - 7 pm - D'Agostino's
June 9 - Hot Lunch - Papacito's - pre-orders were required
June 11 - Pizza Day
June 12 - Last Day of School

Summer Weeks
July 12 - Last Day to order School Pak - to be delivered to your home

School Pak School Supplies
Buy your child's 2015-2016 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 will be sent home this upcoming week and is posted on the PTO Documents for Parents tab. You can place your orders right now until Wednesday, June 10 and have them shipped directly to the school.  Thereafter you have until Sunday, July 12 to have the order shipped to your home, an extra shipping fee will apply.  No orders will be accepted after July 12.  Click on the below link:

Carpenter School Pak Website

If you have any questions contact Angie Marchuk at arunner67@gmail.com or 773-255-5408

Expense Reimbursements & Check Cashing
The Carpenter PTO will be closing it's accounting records at the end of June, 2015. If you have any outstanding expenses to submit please submit an expense report with your receipts no later than Friday, June 5. 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. If you have any questions contact PTO Treasurer, Kay Schenfeld at kschenfeld@yahoo.com

Thank you!

The CARPENTER 2014-2015 YEARBOOKS have arrived and were delivered to the classrooms on Friday, June 5th.  Those students who pre-ordered and paid for a yearbook will be receiving their yearbooks by Monday, June 8th. Thank you to Karen Hein for her creativeness and hours of work creating the Yearbook and many memories for the students. Thank you to all parents, faculty and photographers who took pictures at the various events and activities throughout the school year!  A yearbook would not be possible without quality pictures!  Thank you to Mrs. Pelsor for being the yearbook faculty liaison. A special thank you to Christie Belford, Tina Bridich, Maura El Metennani, Jen Fogarty, Peggy Iralson, Queta Karstens, Dorai Lennon, Angie Marchuk, Angela Margaris, Kelly Plaza, Jill Polkow and Kay Schenfeld. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Karen Hein at  kaschmidthein@aol.com 

Field Day
Thanks so much to all of our Field Day volunteers - it was a great day! Thanks to Mr. Tom and Mrs. Grosso for organizing all of the fun events! Congratulations to all of the students for showing such good sportsmanship and supporting their teammates. Thanks to the following volunteers: Mary Becker, Jamie Carrier, Maura El Metennani, Erin Grapenthien, Laura Groszek, Queta Karstens, Shelly Klever, Tammy Kwiatkoski, Angela Margaris, Jennifer Neswold, Kay Schenfeld, Jesse Sierra (AM & PM),  Dana Silber, Robert Smith and Kristina Winkler

Spring Family Picnic 
Peggy Iralson, Committee Chair would like to thank the following volunteers who assisted with Spring Family Picnic: Steve Hernandez and Jacek Jaskolski, Carpenter's Maintenance Staff for assisting us with setup and cleanup. Mr. Balduf, Jennifer Giarratana, Laura Groszek, Ellen James, John Liu, Hamish Low, Angie Marchuk, Angela Margaris, Kris Muellner, Jill Polkow, Jean Prochaska, Kristen Quitno, Lea Smucker, Rosetta Spatola, Vicky Drossos - Thompson, Grace Verheyen, Nancy Verheyen, Jill Wille and Ellen Zywiciel.

PTO Meeting - June Meeting
Our last PTO meeting will be conducted on Monday, June 8 at 7:00 pm at:
D'Agostino's Pizza
742 Higgins Road
Park Ridge
We will conduct a final vote on the PTO 2015-2016 budget.

One School, One Book - Coming This Fall - Volunteers Needed
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/.

One School One Book is a new program for Carpenter and we are seeking a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help create and run weekly student activities for to support the reading. We anticipate this program to run for 4-6 weeks starting in September.  Please contact Debbie Dabisch at dgleason21@yahoo.com if you are interested in helping with this exciting new program!


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.