Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!


Upcoming Events - June 9, 2014

This Week

June 9 - PTO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - D'Agostino's
June 9 - Last day to submit Track a Thon t-shirt contest entry
June 11 - Last Labels for Education submission
June 12 - Pizza Day - $1.50 per slice
June 12 - Last Day to Order School Pak School Supplies - To be delivered to school
June 13 - Last Day of School
June 15 - Please cash all checks received from PTO

Upcoming Dates
June 23 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30 p.m. - ESC
July 14 - Board Education Meeting 7:30 p.m. - Jefferson
July 23 - Last Day to Order School Paks to be delivered to your home

Thank you!
Field Day
Thank you to Mrs. Frieze, Mrs. Grosso and Mr. Tom for coordinating the entire event.

A special thank you to Maura El Metennani for coordinating the following volunteers for this event:
Lavonne Boch, Vicky Drossos, Jen Espinosa, Mary Ellen Fasolo, Laura Groszek, Mark Iralson, Peggy Iralson, Meghan Kostyk, Dorai Lennon, Angie Marchuk, Angela Margaris,  Jen Neswold, Kay Schenfeld, Lea Smucker, Georgette Tamvakis, Amanda Valyer, Teresa Westfallen and Kristina Winkler.

Spring Family Picnic
Angie Marchuk, committee chair would like to the thank the following who assisted with setup, execution and clean up for the Spring Family Picnic:
Mr. Balduf, Carpenter Janitorial Staff, Maura El Metennani, Taylor Gatz, Ms. Graziano, Angela Margaris and Kris Mueller. Thank you also to Lisa's Italian Ice and Popcorn for coming and selling their Italian Ice, Lemonade and Popcorn at the event.

Student Council Update:
Bernie's Books total amount of books collected from grades K-5 families and Carpenter's library was 4,132. WOW!!!

100 Trees for 100 Years Program will recognize Carpenter School, The Little School With the Big Heart, with a silver leaf ($250. donation) on their donor tree.

Thank you for giving to the Maine Township Food Pantry all year on the first Friday of every month.

Want to know what a tree is worth? Check out the tags that were put on the trees on our property to show the environmental benefit. This program was brought to us by Morton Arboretum, a great place to take the kids over the summer.

Thank you for all your donations and support all year of Carpenter's Student Council. We really appreciate your generosity and kindness.

Carpenter Student Council and Facilitators, Debbie Graziano and Courtney Smee

Calling all Kindergarten - 4th Grade Artists!
Please check the PTO website for an updated form for entering the t-shirt contest!  A hard copy will go home on Monday, June 2nd.  The deadline to submit entries has been extended to Monday, June 9th.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept entries past this time.  The winner will be announced on the last day of school.  Questions? Contact Tina Bridich at tinabridich@gmail.com.

Track-a-Thon Donations Needed!
The Track-a-Thon committee is looking for prize donations for the 2014 event!  If you or a family member is able to donate sporting event tickets, gift cards, passes for movies, coupons, or any other items, please contact Jennifer Munao at munaojennifer@gmail.com.
2014-2015 School-Pak School Supplies
Buy your child's 2014-2015 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 was send home with your child this past week and is posted on the PTO Website, Form and Documents tab. You can place your orders right now until June 12 and have them shipped directly to the school.  Thereafter you have until July 24 to have the order shipped to your home, an extra shipping fee will apply.  No orders will be accepted after July 24. Visit www.schoolpak.com click on Prepackaged School Supplies>Illinois>Park Ridge>Carpenter School to place your order. If you have any questions contact Angie Marchuk at steve100398@sbcglobal.net 

 Labels for Education
 Carpenter earns double points for any Labels for Education turned in through June!  Please drop off all of your labels by Wednesday, June 11 so they can get turned in for the last submission of the year!   
Market Day
Continue to shop for Market Day items in the summer while earning profit for Carpenter School. A flyer was distributed to your child last week.  You can shop for Market Day products at GFS Marketplace.  Just mention Carpenter School at checkout and Carpenter will earn 5% profit on Market Day products and 1% profit on all other items in-store.  The closest GFS Marketplace is located at:
GFS Marketplace
50 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL  60714
Store Hours
Mon - Sat:  7 am - 8 pm
Sunday :  12 pm - 5 pm

If you have any questions you may contact 2014-2015 Market Day committee chairs Angela Margaris at angela2dk@aol.com or Angie Marchuk at steve100398@sbcglobal.net 

Thank you for your support!  


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.