Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!


Upcoming Events - January 19, 2015

This Week
Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
Jan. 20 - Hot Lunch - Pre-Orders were required
Jan. 22 - Pizza Day
Jan. 22 - Market Day Orders Due
Jan. 22 - 5th Grade Parent Night - Emerson
Jan. 24 - ELF Casino Night (See details below)
Jan. 24 & 25 - Tween Stars Live (See details below)

Next Week
Jan. 26 - Board Meeting - 7:30 pm - Jefferson School
Jan. 26 - D64 - Parent U - (See details below)
Jan. 27 - Hot Lunch - Pre-Orders were required
Jan. 27 - Market Day Pickup 5:15 - 6:00 pm - South Gym
Jan. 28 - Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance Forms Due
Jan. 29 - Pizza Day
Jan. 29 - Courier

Yearbook Photo Submissions
Photo Submissions for all events
If you have any high resolution photos that you would like to share for the yearbook, please send them to Karen Hein at kaschmidthein@aol.com or directly to the yearbook website. Instructions to upload to the website are located here - see the right side of the document.  Thank you!

Attention: 5th Grade Parents
Please submit your favorite baby picture (can also be a toddler or preschool picture) of your 5th grade student by January 15th. Please submit your baby picture of your 5th grader by sending it to school in an envelope marked "Yearbook" (please put the students name on the back of the picture so it can be returned promptly to you). If you have a digital copy of the picture, you can upload the picture directly to the yearbook website. Instructions to upload to the website are located here - see the right side of the document. Thank you!

2015-2016 PTO Board
The 2014-2015 PTO Board is looking for volunteers to fill the following PTO Board positions in 2015-2016:
PTO Vice President - will become President for the 2016-2017 school year
PTO Treasurer - serves a 2 year term
PTO Secretary

Descriptions for the PTO Board positions can be found hereIf you interested or have any questions contact Angela Margaris at angela2dk@aol.com or Debbie Dabisch at dgleason21@yahoo.com.

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance
The Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance is scheduled for Thursday, February 12 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the North Gym at Carpenter.  The cost is $20 for each couple (Daddy/Daughter) and an additional $10 for additional daughters.  All participants must be students at Carpenter School.  The form/fee are due on January 28. Flyers with additional details were distributed to the students this past week and is posted hereIf you have any questions contact Dorai Lennon at dorailennon@yahoo.com

PTO Fundraisers

Market Day 
The January Sales Flyer was distributed to your child this past week.  The January Sales Flyer along with a $5 off first time customer coupon is posted hereYou can order Market Day online until EOD Thursday, January 22nd and pickup will be in the South Gym on Tuesday, January 27th from 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions contact Kate Seiter at kathryn.seiter@yahoo.com

Hot Lunch - Healthy Kids Kitchen

You can now order for February Hot Lunch.  Orders for February will be due by January 27. If you would like to order Hot Lunch for all the months in 2015 (thru 6/15) you now have the ability to do so as well. Lunch orders must be placed online through Healthy Kids Kitchen. You can access the website at www.healthykidskitchen.com

Payment can be made 3 ways:
1. Pay online when ordering ($2 service fee applies)
2. By check (payable to Healthy Kids Kitchen)
3. Cash

If paying by cash or check please place your check/cash in an envelope labeled HOT LUNCH with your child's name, grade & room number. (please provide to your child's teacher or place in the PTO mailbox located in the school office). Additional documentation can be found hereNOTE: Our school code is 347ceiL

***Please note: You MUST order the lunches ON-LINE. Do not just send in a check/cash. You must order NO LATER than January 27 for February's lunches.

Should you have any questions or could volunteer for Hot Lunch please contact Stacy Nelson at eilyandnelliesmomthebomb1013@gmail.com. Please indicate which dates you would be interested in volunteering for Hot Lunch.

In order to print a report from the Healthy Kids Kitchen Website to determine what order you placed, follow the below instructions: 
Login to  www.healthykidskitchen.com
Click on Go To Lunch (located on the left hand side of screen)
Click on Print Orders By Family (located on the left side of screen)
Orders By Family will display in the center of the screen.  Go to the Drop down box labeled Form: and select the time period for the report you are requesting. Then hit View Orders
The Orders By Family report should display and is printable

ELF & Community Events
ELF Casino Night - Saturday, January 24
ELF will be hosting their Casino Night on Saturday, January 24 at Cafe La Cave from 6:30 - 11:30 pm. To purchase tickets go to www.district64elf.org - the cost per ticket is $100. A flyer with additional details is here.

Tween Stars Live! - Sat, Jan. 24 & Sun, Jan. 25
This highly interactive family variety show features 90 minutes of surprise-filled pure family fun for all ages!  Wild and wacky entertainment and a chance to interact with your favorite TV stars.  This jam-packed talent show features a fun, unpredictable, in-audience Q & A session with the stars; totally tween trivia with prizes, improvisation, comedy and tween musical acts, as well a a chance to act out scenes on stage with stars! If you are interested a flyer with additional details is here.

D64 Parent University - Monday, January 26
On Monday, January 26 at 6:00 pm D64 will be hosting a seminar on Google Apps for Education.  The location of the seminar is Jefferson School, 8200 Greendale Ave. in Niles. A flyer with additional details has been posted here.

Parent Book Club Part 1- Monday, February 2
Thanks to a grant from ELF, District 64 is pleased to offer parents and adult community members the opportunity to participate in a Book Club focused on "Emotionally Intelligent Parenting:  How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child" by Elias, Tobias and Friedlander

The book will be broken out into two sessions. Mix 'N Match or Attend One or Both sessions.  The first session will be conducted on Monday, February 2, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Washington School Learning Resource Center.  This session will cover Chapters 1 - 5. A flyer with additional details is here

Parent Book Club Part 2- Tuesday, February 24
The second session will be conducted on Tuesday, February 24, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Washington School Learning Resource Center.  This session will cover Chapters 6-9. 

Students Involved in IT Conference
On Saturday, February 21st, Aptakisic Junior High School in Buffalo Grove is hosting a Students Involved in IT Conference. If you are interested to learn more, see flyer here.

Labor of Love
Event Details
The Labor of Love Gala will be held on Saturday, February, 28 2015 at the Marriott O'Hare from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.  The event this year will feature live music, buffet dinner & desserts, premium open bar, various raffles and both live and silent auctions. Cocktail Attire is suggested.  To purchase tickets go to www.parkridgenewcomersclub.org/laboroflove
$95 per person 1/16- 2/15
$105 per person 2/16-2/27

Checks are the preferred method of payment. Please complete on-line registration and send payment along with the Advance Ticket form to:

Park Ridge, IL 60068

If you would like to make a donation or support this event in anyway, please contact Doreen Currey at dcurrey1120@gmail.com.


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.