Upcoming Events

* Items in red are newly added or updated.

Super Saturday is this week, December 10! We hope you and your family can attend. This year Spirit Wear will be available for purchase - a great gift idea if you're still in need. Also, you will have the opportunity to donate toward the purchase of gift cards for our Community Outreach program in support of local families in need this holiday season.

If available, please consider volunteering some of your time that morning for:

Pancake Breakfast, December 10, 8:30 to 11:30 AM Volunteers are needed to set up for this well attended event, serve breakfast, and/or clean up following the breakfast. See the order form for details.

Mrs. Mouse's House, December 10, 9:00 to 11:00 AM Mrs. Mouse's House is the "shop" that is set up for students, giving them the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends. We are in need of volunteers to set up for the event (set up happens on Friday, December 9), assist shoppers with making their purchases during the event, assist with keeping merchandise well stocked, and/or help with tear down following the event.

Bake Sale, December 10, 8:30 to 11:30 AM Volunteers are needed to donate baked items that will sold as part of the Super Saturday activities. Proceeds from the Bake Sale are used to support PTC activities for our students throughout the year.

Please contact Nikki Dawson, vicepresident@parkviewptc.org, to volunteer your time for one of these events. We appreciate any time you can give!

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, vicepresident@parkviewptc.org, with questions or to volunteer.

Graciously, your Park View PTC Board,

Yolanda Smith, President
Nikki Dawson, Vice President
Dawn Cassata, Secretary
Jamie Goldman, Treasurer


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Volunteer Spotlight

Chair Volunteers: In addition to Panther Pride Fest, a chair volunteer is need for the Talent Show held in May (date TBD). This event is best chaired by 2 volunteers who will be responsible for planning the event and ensuring that it runs smoothly.

Contact Nikki Dawson, vicepresident@parkviewptc.org , with questions or to volunteer.

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, vicepresident@parkviewptc.org to volunteer or for additional information.


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Fundraising Spotlight

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!

Glenbard South Holiday Breakfast: Calling all, large and small, to Glenbard South High School for a special holiday breakfast featuring the GBS Madrigal Singers! $5.00 per person admission from 9AM-12PM on Saturday, December 10th includes, pancakes, games, crafts, activities, and (of course) a visit with Santa himself! Proceeds benefit the GBS Choral Department. For details, please see the attached flyer.

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


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Community Spotlight

Holiday Gift Cards: Did you know that nearly one in seven CCSD 89 families are getting by on limited means? By partnering with Parent-Teacher Councils, CCSD 89 schools will once again be collecting gift cards to give to local families in need. The school's social workers coordinate the efforts to collect $10-$25 gift cards for Aldi, Jewel, and Walmart. The cards are distributed to families at holidays and during times of crisis. If you would like to donate, please drop a card at your neighborhood school before December 9.

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 (raffs125@yahoo.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.


Important Dates
Please see the Park View Calendar or the PTC Calendar for a listing of all events. Forms can be found on the Event Forms page.

SAT
DEC
10 Super Saturday Pancake Breakfast
8:30AM - 11:30AM

Mrs. Mouse's House
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Bake Sale
8:30AM - 11:30AM

FRI
DEC
16 Winter Party

MON
DEC
19 Winter Break - NO School
Until Jan 3

TUE
JAN
3 School Resumes