Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!


Upcoming Events - November 17, 2014

This Week

Nov. 17  - BOE Meeting - Franklin School - 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17  - Reading 101 - Franklin School - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 18  - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 18  - Market Day Pickup - 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. - South Gym
Nov. 20  - Pizza Day (pre-payment was required)
Nov. 20  - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov. 20  - Courier
Nov. 20  - Picture Day Retakes - Scheduling was Required
Nov. 21 -  Gift Card Orders Received
Nov. 21 -  2nd Trimester Pizza Orders Due

Next Week
Nov. 24 - Nov. 28  - NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 27 - Last Day to Place Order For December Hot Lunch

PTO Directory
Thank you to everyone who became a member of the PTO this year.  The PTO online and mobile directory is live and those who paid for a PTO membership should have received an email either Sunday, November 9 or Monday, November 10 with instructions and a link to access both the online and mobile copies of the directory.  The email came from MySchoolAnywhere so please check your Spam.  If you did not receive an email or have any questions about accessing the directory, please contact Kelly Plaza at kaerwin4@aol.com.

Each member will also receive a print copy of the directory (or multiple copies if additional directory copies were purchased).  Those copies are in the process of being printed and will be sent home with your oldest child before Thanksgiving break.

November PTO Meeting
Thank you to those who were able to attend the PTO meeting on November 10. The minutes from this meeting have been posted to the PTO website - Events Calendar & PTO Meetings tab. If you have any questions, contact PTO President, Angela Margaris at angela2dk@aol.com.

Pizza Day - Second Trimester Orders
Second Trimester pizza day ordering will be open beginning on Monday, November 3rd.  A flyer with the details will be distributed to your child this week and is also posted here.

Second trimester is from Dec. 4 - Feb. 26 (11 pizza days). Pizza is $1.50 per slice.  Payment is due on or before Friday, November 21.  Your child will not be able to get pizza if payment is not made by this time. You can make pre-payment in two ways:
RevTrak (online payment system) 
- If you opt not to use RevTrak - the flyer contains a form that you can submit to your child's teacher or PTO mailbox with you students name, room number and labeled Pizza Day with a Check (payable to Carpenter PTO)  or cash.

If you have any questions, contact Angie Marchuk at steve100398@sbcglobal.net

Registration In Progress - Junior Great Books 2015
Junior Great Books registration will begin the week of November 10th for grades 1 -3.  A flyer was distributed to your child this week.  The flyer is also posted on the PTO website -PTO Documents for Parents Tab.  All Junior Great Books registrations will be processed through Rev Trak and registrations will be accepted through December 1.  We are pleased to announce that we will be running two sections for every grade in order to accommodate our growing number of participants! If you have any questions contact Debbie Dabisch at dgleason21@sbcglobal.net

Hot Lunch Ordering Instructions
Ordering for December Hot Lunch orders will be opened from November 10 - November 27. Orders for December will be due by November 27. 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 on the PTO website - PTO Documents for Parents Tab. NOTE: 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 November 27 for December'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.

Community Events
District 64 will be hosting the following seminars: 
Monday, November 17 - Reading 101:  How to help your child build great reading habits at home
Monday, December 15 - Internet Safety in the 21st Century:  How to be a Good Digital Citizen!


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.