Thank you Parents!
PTO funded a purchase of a 3D Printer for Haft Day through Links to Learning Grants
Chicago World Fair's event for 3rd graders brings students back to 1893.
5th Graders learn math during Fraction Café.
Every year, PTO helps organize or sponsor a wide range of programs geared toward the current curriculum and enriching the students school experiences:
Spirit of the Eagle, National Geographic Giant Map (Asia), Flying Fox Conservation Fund, The Mousetrap Machine, Mad Science, Bringing Literature to Life, From Ballet to Breakdance, Spain's Dancing Rhythms, "Pioneer Living Journey Back in Time", Lewis & Clark, Anne Frank, Wheel of Wisdom, Great American Challenge.
“VOLUNTEERING IS THE ULTIMATE EXERCISE IN DEMORACY. YOU VOTE IN ELECTIONS ONCE A YEAR, BUT WHEN YOU VOLUNTEER, YOU VOTE EVERY DAY ABOUT THE KIND OF COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO LIVE IN.”
Link to Learning Grants
$10,000 was awarded to encourage and support creative and innovative learning methods to enhance District 103 curriculum. This year, the program afforded a 3D Printer for Half Day, iPads and iPad minis for DW, rekenreks and Chromebooks for SP.
From the raised funds, PTO is contributing this year $50,000 toward the new Sprague School Playground, which was completed last summer.
PTO continues to support DW Fields update, making a final payment $8,500 in September 2013.
School-wide programs and initiatives
· $900 of new books for our libraries, also over 400 books for classroom libraries
· Provided $500 for initial Sponsorship for the Girls On The Run Program at Half Day School
· Purchased and installed a Gaga Pit at DW for outdoor recess and activities
· Sponsored Speakers for our Parent Ed: Programs including Dr. Ed Dunkelblau, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, Dr. Catherine Steiner Adair and Michael Brandwein
The Hospitality group provides meals during the year to celebrate Principal Appreciation, Admin Appreciation, Custodian Appreciation and Teacher Appreciation Week (newly expanded). PTO contributed new t-shirts for Bus Drivers, Chili Lunch for teachers, Conference Snacks, and a Welcome Breakfast at School in August for the entire Staff (see Community Relations for a full list)
Lighted Schoolhouse is a great opportunity for 5th and 6th graders to socialize after classes.
Wondering how else we support our student, teachers, staff and families throughout the year? Here is a complete list of what CR undertook this year:
· Welcome Back Staff
· Back to School Bash
· Custodian Day
· Boo Bash
· Teacher Conference Snacks
· Chili Lunch for Staff
· Bingo Night
· Admin Appreciation Day
· Teacher Appreciation Day
· Breakfast 5th graders
· 6th Grade Star Student Popsicles
· NJHS Induction
· 8th Grade Graduation
· Parent Networking
“WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE”
We encourage our parents to contact us with any questions, suggestions or if you would like to join our group of volunteers. We are always open to new ideas! Please visit us on Facebook and our website at www.d103pto.org to see our current events.
“VOLUNTEERS DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE THE TIME; THEY HAVE THE HEART”