Park School Campus/East & West 400 West Townline Road• Round Lake • Illinois • 60073 Matthew Melamed, Principal
David Dinsmore, Assistant Principal
Park School Campus Notes / Activities January 13, 2012 High School Guidance Counselor Meetings with 8th Grade Families Just a reminder that Grayslake Central High School guidance counselors will be at Park on Tuesday, January 17th to meet with students regarding incoming freshman classes. Parents are encouraged to attend. Please contact GCHS directly if you do not know the time-slot for your studentʼs counseling session (847-986-3300). Park School Calendar of Events: Jan. 17 – GCHS Guidance Counselor Meetings with 8th Grade Families (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM) Jan. 17 - Wrestling @ Big Hollow 4:15 Jan. 18 – Wrestling vs. Alden-Hebron @ Home 4:15 Jan. 21 – D46 Science Olympiad Invitational Jan. 21 – Wrestling tournament @ LV – Palombi Jan. 24 – 5th-6th Grade Winter Concert 6:30 PM Jan. 26 – Girls Basketball vs. Grass Lake @ Home 4:15 Jan. 27 - PTO Assembly –Dancing Scientist Jan. 27 – PTO Family Movie Night 6:30 Jan. 30 – Wrestling vs. Stanton 4:15
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Park Campus School 400 W. Townline Road Round Lake, IL 60073 Phone: 847-201-7010 Fax: 847-201-1971
Happy New Year from your PTO The year ahead is full of change, excitement and new beginnings. This year, some of you will be sending your 8th grade students into high school, others will be welcoming their children into Kindergarten, and the rest of us will be watching our kids move into a new hall or classroom and making new friends. We are all growing, learning, and enjoying the rest of our school year! In December, the PTO hosted the winter Snowflake Celebration. The carnival games and bounce houses were the highlight of the event. The bake sale and concessions offered many delicious goodies, as well! Our vendor section had a nice assortment of products to choose from for gift giving ideas. We hope you enjoyed this event as much as we did, and thanks to everyone who helped make it a success. Our Muffins with Moms event had a huge turnout! It was great seeing all of the kids showing off their moms/grandmas/aunts to their friends. In January, we will be welcoming the DANCING SCIENTIST to our school for an assembly. During the afternoon of January 27th, your children will be dazzled by experiments with a fun spin. Parents are welcome to attend this event! This month, we are busy planning our upcoming family event for February. You are all invited to our 2nd annual Valentineâ€™s Day Dinner Dance on February 10th. As always, the PTO is seeking volunteers to help make this happen. The Valentineâ€™s Day Dinner Dance is a PRE-SALE EVENT ONLY. This means we will NOT be selling tickets at the door. In order to guarantee your reservation, please return your RSVP and payment promptly. The invitations will be going home next week with the Inside this Issue children. We appreciate any time or donations you can give to our school events and we thank you for your continuous support of the PTO.
JANUARY 2012 Edition 5
Your Park Campus PTO, Diane, Melissa, Tiffany, Jennifer, Elena, Delia, Nicole, Jess, and Irena
January PTO Events PTO Board Contact List Past & Future PTO Events Did You Know? Fundraising Wolves Wear/Flyers/ads
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS - JANUARY PTO EVENTS Papa John’s Park Campus Discount Night JANUARY 19th Location: Grayslake Papa John’s Look for the special coupons that come home! These are only good for ONE evening, so plan pizza night for the week with Papa John’s and help our school earn money!
Market Day JANUARY 15: Orders due/JANUARY 18: Pick up 9:30-11:00am Location: Meadowview School Shop online or turn in a paper form to get your Market Day items! View more details about Market Day on page 4.
The Dancing Scientist School Assembly JANUARY 27th Location: Multi-purpose room Our 2nd PTO sponsored all-school assembly! Parents are welcome to attend. For specific timing of the event, please contact the office.
Box Tops Due Date FEBRUARY 15th Do you have any Box Tops lying around? Please turn them in PRIOR to February 15th. This is our last opportunity to turn in box tops for cash this school year! Thanks for all your help raising funds with box tops this year, it’s been a great success, once again!
COMING SOON! Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance: FEBRUARY 10th Bring the family to Park Campus to eat dinner and dance together! We are looking for volunteers to help at the event in 30 minute intervals. Please let us know if you can help! More information about this event will be sent home with your child next week.
Park Campus Webpage: ww2.d46.org/school-pc.asp
CCSD 46 District Office 565 Frederick Road Grayslake, IL 60030 (P) 847-223-3650 (F) 847-223-3695
Attendance Hotline: 847-223-3540 x5107 District website: www.d46.org
Your 2011-2012 PTO Board President: Diane Gonzalez (C) 847-738-0292 firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Vice Presidents: Melissa Pletcher (C) 773-691-8870 email@example.com Tiffany Sliteris (C) 773-255-9005 firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: Irena Braun (C) 773-592-2951 email@example.com Co-Secretaries: Nicole Stanley (C) 847-201-7216 firstname.lastname@example.org Jess Guenther (C) 847-544-1084 email@example.com Co-Ways and Means: Jennifer Agostinho (C) 847-833-9848 firstname.lastname@example.org Delia Rodriguez (C) 847-845-3181 email@example.com Elena Santos (C) 224-577-9095 firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a PTO event you are interested in volunteering at? Do you have a suggestion, comment or question? Email your 2011-2012 PTO board members at:
PAST & FUTURE PTO EVENTS Go to http://ww2.d46.org/school-pc.asp and click on ‘Track the Pack’ to view the PTO events for the year
PAST PTO EVENTS MUFFINS WITH MOMS
***Our biggest turnout EVER*** Thank you to all the moms who came out to support the PTO and enjoy breakfast with your kids!
FUTURE PTO EVENTS FEBRUARY 10 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance This is not a drop off event-parents must accompany all children FEBRUARY 10-16th Scholastic Book Fair
What a fun way to spend the day! Carnival games, food, shopping and raffles! Thanks for attending! And thank you to our many volunteers and crafters/vendors for making this event a success.
FEBRUARY 16 Teacher Appreciation Dinner We are looking for donations of baked goods, desserts and beverages for this event. MARKET DAY Orders due February 15th Pick up February 18th
DID YOU KNOW...we need you! We have lots of opportunities for you to volunteer with the PTO...especially NEXT MONTH! Now that the holidays are over, do you have more time on your hands? Please help at one of our next events....we LOVE our volunteers!
The following events need Park Campus family support:
THE PTO SUPER VOLUNTEER OF JANUARY IS... Jennifer Zittler
Book Fair: February 10-16 Tasks: Taking orders, helping children pick out books, keeping shelves stocked neatly.
Jennifer, thank you for helping enrich Park Campus last month by donating your time so generously to the PTO.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance: February 10 Tasks: Bake sale, buffet lines, dance room safety patrol, front desk ticket registration and more!
Jennifer earns $10 in Wolf Bucks to spend on Wolves Wear or toward a purchase at any PTO event this year!
Please email the Park Campus PTO if you can assist!
We choose our Super Volunteers randomly each month during the Howler broadcast.
FUNDRAISING MADE EASY ALL YEAR LONG
EA$Y Don’t have time to volunteer to help the PTO? No problem! You can still help the PTO from home. It’s as easy as 1-2-3...
1. Market Day www.marketday.com Make your shopping list, and help our school earn money. The Park Campus School ID# is: 1784
Jan 15th Place your order online before 11:00pm. Turn in your paper orders to your child’s teacher on/before today
2. Box Tops
These little guys on your food containers are worth MONEY to our school. Snip, save and turn these in to your child’s teacher. Use the collection sheets at the end of the newsletter! Sign up at www.growinglocallearning.com
to earn even MORE Box Tops for Park Campus. Box Tops are worth a dime a piece.Would you throw away a dime?
Pick up your order between 9:30am and 11:00am at Meadowview School
3. Target REDcard Earn yourself 5% in savings AND get 1% of each total purchase donated to our school with your Target REDcard DEBIT...that’s right, DEBIT (not credit). When you receive your card, enroll for free in the Take Charge of Education program and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard DEBIT purchases to PARK CAMPUS. Visit: target.com/tcoe Ask your cashier for more information next time you shop Target.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR The Scholastic Book Fair in February is one of our most cherished fundraisers because it helps put books on the shelves of the Park Campus library. Please stop by and purchase a book during parent/teacher conference week. Thanks for your support.
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Look for more information in your child’s backpack soon! Volunteers needed!
PAW PRIDE Look cool while representing your school
Questions, comments and suggestions about Wolves Wear can be directed to: Jess Guenther email@example.com Amy Teather firstname.lastname@example.org
THESE ITEMS ARE SOLD AT PTO EVENTS! TEACHERS & STAFF CAN PURCHASE THESE ITEMS NEAR THE PTO CLOSET ON THE LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH DURING LUNCH HOURS.
Please take a moment to visit www.growinglocallearning.com and sign up for an account!
COLLECT YOUR BOX TOPS, PASTE THEM ON THE SHEET BELOW, AND TURN THEM INTO YOUR TEACHER! SAVING 10 BOX TOPS EARNS $1.00 FOR OUR SCHOOL!