Welcome to Carpenter School's PTO website!

Upcoming Dates


Welcome back Carpenter families! 

This Week:
August 17 - First Day of School (Grades 1 - 5)
 August 19 - First Day of School (Kindergarten)
August 21 - PTO Pool Party at Centennial Pool, 8-10pm, RSVP HERE

Next Week:
August 25 - Back-to-School Parent Night
                      5th Grade Camp Duncan meeting – 7:25 p.m. – South Gym (parents only)
September 1 - Picture Day/Vision & Screening
September 2 - Pizza Orders Due for First Trimester (see below)

Upcoming Dates:
September 5 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
September 9 - PTO Fall Family Picnic
September 13 - Parent University - Google Apps for Education
September 15 - ELF Fundraiser - Morretti's Paint Nite
September 17 - Mother/Son Event - Maine South Soccer Game - Sign Up
September 23 - Track-A-Thon
September 30 - Track-a-Thon Raindate


What is the Carpenter PTO?

PTO stands for "Parent-­‐Teacher Organization." At its simplest essence, it is "parents who care!" 
As a group of caring parents, who want the best for our kids, and for their education, we seek enhancement opportunities to improve learning experiences, social interactions and overall development of our young ones!  

Even in great school districts like this, there are supplemental items or unique events and experiences we would like to give our children, which go beyond the standard budgets/basic infrastructure. A great example being the classroom smart boards we funded a few years ago, which were extremely well received by our students and faculty, and remain in use today! 

So we work in close partnership with Carpenter School Principal Brett Balduf & Assistant Principal Emily Lech, plus District 64 Superintendent Dr. Laurie Heinz, to fill gaps we see, by funding activities & equipment purchases, or providing volunteers for various events. 
Sounds great, but what does it take to do all that? 

All it takes is for each Carpenter family to join via a small $20 donation, to the PTO to help support all this. 

What is the Carpenter PTO?
What is Carpenter PTO.pdf
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PTO - What We Do
PTO What We Do - Color.pdf
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PTO Pool Party Flyer
Adobe Acrobat document [74.8 KB]

Pizza Orders for September 8 – November 17 - Due September 2
Pizza ordering for the first trimester of the school year (September 8 – November 17) is now open in Rev Trak.  Pizza is available every Thursday starting on September 8 – November 17 (11 pizza days). We will be serving pizza from Spuntino’s.  Pizza is $1.75 per slice. The total cost for one slice per week is $19.25, two slices $38.50. 
You must place your pizza order on or before Friday, September 2 for the first term.  This is a firm deadline.  Your child will not be served pizza for the first term if payment is not made by this time.

Cash will not be accepted for any orders on Thursdays at school.  You are required to pre-pay using the following online payment system:  RevTrak

Please input the following information:
•    Number of slices per week (1 or 2)
•    Student Grade
•    Student Last Name, First Name 

If you have more than one child, a separate order for each child needs to be created.  Once all orders have been added to the shopping cart you can purchase with one payment. No refunds will be issued for absences from school due to illness or field trips.  
We need your help serving pizza to the students.  Four volunteers are needed every Thursday. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at Sign up Genius.

If you have any questions, contact Tammy Kwiatkoski at 312-909-7122  or tkwiatkoski@yahoo.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.