* Items in red are newly added or updated.
Book Fair and Ice Cream Social: Thanks to all who came out to make Grandparents Day Breakfast and the Book Fair and Ice Cream Social a huge success!
Spirit Wear: Look for Spirit Wear orders to come home with your student(s) this Friday, October 28!
Mrs. Mouse's House: Mrs. Mouse's House is right around the corner on December 10, and we are in desperate need of someone to Chair this event. Mrs. Mouse's House is much anticipated and runs concurrently with our famous Pancake Breakfast. It allows our students the opportunity to exercise independence and math skills while shopping for gifts for family and friends.
Merchandise to stock the store has already been ordered, so the Chair will coordinate the communication that goes out to Park View families prior to December 10, as well as coordinate volunteers to manage the store that Saturday morning. Following the event, the Chair will assess the outcome, and prepare/order items for next year's event. Please contact Nikki Dawson, email@example.com, with questions or to volunteer.
Panther Pride Fest: Panther Pride Fest is also quickly approaching with no one to lead! The Chair is responsible for planning the evening (February 3, 2017), during which the school is transformed into a "carnival" where our students play games, participate in fun activities, and earn tickets with which they can enter to win fantastic prizes! The Chair also coordinates donations for the prizes and manages volunteers to ensure the event runs successfully. Please contact Nikki Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions or to volunteer.
Please note that these events are easily Co-Chaired, so enlist a friend!
Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties: The annual Park View Halloween Parade will begin at2:15 PM on Monday, October 31, followed immediately by Classroom Parties. Please see the orange flyer that came home in student backpacks for specific information about the parade route, as well as costume guidelines.
Family Art Night: Family Art Night is planned for Friday, November 4, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Bring your family out to enjoy a fun evening of creativity!
Graciously, your Park View PTC Board,
Yolanda Smith, President
Nikki Dawson, Vice President
Dawn Cassata, Secretary
Jamie Goldman, Treasurer
Chair Volunteers: There are several initiatives for which we are still in need of Chair Volunteers:
- Girls on the Run - New for 2017!: This is a well know program that we are very excited to bring to Park View in the spring 2017! The Chair is responsible for coordinating the program and schedule, and will partner with our Staff Representative to ensure the program runs smoothly. This program runs April through May.
- Teacher & Staff Luncheon: Responsible for coordination and execution of this luncheon in honor of our wonderful Teachers and Staff! The luncheon is scheduled for April 20.
- Talent Show (best Co-Chaired, 2 volunteers): Responsible for planning and coordinating the Talent Show. Mrs. Peterson will be hand to offer input, as she has handled this event in its inaugural years. Participation has been fantastic, and Co-Chairs would be ideal to ensure it runs smoothly. This event will take place in May, date TBD.
These events help ensure a rich and well-rounded learning and social environment for our students, but we can only be successful with your help! Please consider volunteering to Chair one of the above initiatives. Any of these initiative may be Co-Chaired, so enlist a friend! Please contact Nikki Dawson, email@example.com to volunteer or for additional information.
In addition to Chair Volunteer Opportunities, we are also in need of volunteers to work these events. Please let us know of your availability by completing a PTC Volunteer Sign-Up Form, and return the form via your child's backpack to "PTC Volunteers". You may also contact Nikki Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for additional information.
Amazon Smiles: The PTC would also like to announce our school participation in AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile using the Park View PTC unique link, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Please take advantage of this charitable opportunity!
Support Music in D89! Music budgets have been shrinking and research shows how important the arts are to a well-rounded education. The MBA Membership goal this year is $3200 by October 1st and we’re only 2/3 there. Please help us meet our goal by sending in your Music Boosters membership form and check by the end of September! Thanks so much for your support!
For more information on PTC Fundraising, visit our Fundraising page
Glenbard Parent Series: Join other parents, students and administrators to learn about issues facing our youth today. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the strengthening our communities. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.glenbardgps.org.
Park View Families in Need: At Park View School and other District 89 schools, there are many families in need. The Park View PTC would like to highlight how you can assist these families:
- Community Outreach: The Park View School social worker, Erin Walsh, works closely with many families in need. Occasionally, she will identify a specific need and will send an email to a distribution list of people who might be able to donate the item in need (coats, shoes, boots, jackets, etc.). If you are interested in joining this distribution list, please email Megan Rafferty-Flatter (email@example.com).
CCSD89 Strategic Plan: The Strategic Planning Committee has developed a 3-5 year strategic plan for the District which was presented to and approved by the School Board over the summer. The presentation material is available at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=34330268.
Backpack Information: District 87 (Glenbard South High School) and other outside organizations are able to publish information in the District 89 backpack information to let parents know about programs and upcoming events. For your convenience, we have included a link to the backpack information in our Quick Links menu above.
Facebook Community Pages: If you use Facebook, there are a couple community pages that might interest you. Just search for the "Park View & Glen Crest Parents Forum" or the "SoRo - Glen Ellyn, IL" pages.