Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!

Upcoming Dates

The Carpenter PTO wishes all of our families a relaxing summer break! The Sunday blast will not be published over the summer but we will continue to send special blasts as needed to keep you informed of important PTO information.  The Sunday blast will resume in August.

This 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

Thank you from the PTO Board
Debbie Dabisch would like to thank Stacy Nelson, Patricia Hoshizaki and Amy Lamplota for serving on the 2015-2016 Executive PTO Board.  Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Carpenter PTO! 
 
Welcome to our 2016-2017 Executive PTO Board:
President - Lisa Morgan
Co-Vice Presidents - Tammy Kwiatkoski and Jennifer Adams
Treasurer - Patrica Hoshizaki
Secretary - Amy Lamplota
We are in the process of updating the board's contact information on the PTO website.

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped make our events and programs a huge success this year!  A special thanks to all of our committee chairs who have spent endless hours organizing programs and recruiting volunteers.  We are so fortunate to have so many active parents and your efforts and involvement are very much appreciated! Thank you!

Thanks to all of our parents who support the PTO through their membership.  Your dollars go directly back into our school for essential educational resources  and programs that our children otherwise would not have under a public school budget.  This year the PTO has funded field trips ($16 per child), instructional ideas from our teachers, and sponsored free fun activities such as the picnics and the skating party.  We have donated money to fund instructional technology purchases, standing desks, rocker chairs, additional Move and Learn projects, and we will soon be purchasing new risers.   Thank you for being a PTO member and supporting our school!

PTO Expense Reimbursement & Check Cashing
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. Please pick up reimbursement checks from the PTO mailbox by Thursday, June 2.  

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 on the PTO Documents for Parents tab on the PTO Website.  The link to order School Pak School Supplies is below "Carpenter School Pak" button and is also located on the Links Tab on the PTO Website. 
 
To have your order shipped directly to Carpenter for free you must place your order by Friday, June 10.  Thereafter you have until Tuesday, July 12 to have the order shipped to your home.  An extra shipping fee will apply for orders shipped to your home.  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. Carpenter School Pak 

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.

Memory Making Week 
This week, we only have school on Tuesday and Thursday (no school on Monday and Wednesday). Please be aware that Carpenter has planned many engaging and educational activities for your children, similar to what we did last year. 

Once again, some of the classes that your children will be experiencing again are supported through the financial contributions of the PTO.  This week the PTO will be funding an all-school assembly and supporting other mini-classes.  

5th Grade Party - Thank you!
Congratulations to all of our 5th Grade graduates!

We would like to thank the many volunteers that helped make the 5th grade party a success. This could not have happened without all the parent volunteers that worked so hard:
 
Sheila Stanton, Kelly Plaza, Michael Kostyk, Michael Kennedy, Moussa El Metennani, Hong Chon, Yoon Chon, Kim Miller, Angela Margaris, Doreen Currey, Dorai Lennon, Erica Duffy, Nancy Verheyen, Beth Dempsey, Diane Adams, Kristin Griffin and Joanna Lasso.
 
Big thank you to Mr. Balduf, Vince Evola, Steve Hernandez and Jacek Jaskolski for helping with set up and clean-up.  Thanks to the teachers that came to the party to wish their students good luck.  Thank you to the teachers and students for being so flexible while the gym and hall were being decorated. We also want to thank the 5th grade families that came out to celebrate their child's years at Carpenter and to wish them well as they go to middle school.
 
A huge thank you to the committee members that worked for months to help get this night together:  Maura El Metennani, Sara Trivedi, Shannon Bechtold, Kim Ellsworth, Queta Karstens, Karen Hein and Karen Boborci.  Special thanks to our chairs Chris Kennedy and Kay Schenfeld or organizing this event!

 

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.